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Zabbix 1.8 Network Monitoring by Rihards Olups

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Performance considerations

It is good to monitor Zabbix's well-being and what amount of data it is pulling in or receiving, but what do you do when performance requirements increase and the existing backend does not fully satisfy those anymore? The first thing should always be reviewing actual Zabbix configuration.

  • Amount of items monitored. Is everything that has an item created really useful? Is it ever used in graphs, triggers, or maybe manually reviewed? If not, consider disabling unneeded items. Network devices tend to be over-monitored at first by many users—there's rarely a need to monitor all 50 ports on all your switches with four or six items per port, updated every 10 seconds. Also review items that duplicate relevant information, like ...

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