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Zabbix 1.8 Network Monitoring by Rihards Olups

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Chapter 5. Managing Hosts, Users, and Permissions

We created some hosts and host groups before, thus exploring the way items can be grouped and attached to hosts. Now is the time to take a closer look at these concepts and see what benefits they provide.

Additionally, we will find out about the permission system in Zabbix, so you will be able to allow partial access to other users as desired.

Host and host groups

A host can be considered as a basic grouping unit in Zabbix's configuration. As you might remember, hosts are used to group items, which in turn are basic data acquiring structures. Each host can have any number of items assigned spanning all item types—Zabbix agents, simple checks, SNMP, IPMI, and so on. An item can't exist on its own, ...

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