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Zabbix 1.8 Network Monitoring by Rihards Olups

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Intelligent Platform Management Interface

While SNMP is very popular and available on the majority of network-attached devices, there's a relatively new protocol that also provides monitoring data— Intelligent Platform Management Interface or IPMI. IPMI is usually implemented as a separate host operating system independent management and monitoring module that can also provide information when the machine is powered down. Recently IPMI is becoming more and more popular, and Zabbix has direct IPMI support.

IPMI is especially popular on so-called "lights out" or "out-of-band" management cards, available for most server offers today. As such, it might be desirable to monitor hardware status directly from these cards, as that does not depend on operating ...

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