Creating a web-monitoring scenario

Web monitoring in Zabbix happens through scenarios that, in turn, consist of steps. Each step consists of a URL and things to check on it. This allows both the checking of a single page and verifying that several pages work properly in succession. The web-monitoring scenarios in Zabbix are assigned to hosts, and they can also be templated.

To see how this works, we could monitor a couple of pages from the open mapping project, OpenStreetMap.

While we could attach a web-monitoring scenario to any of the existing hosts, that wouldn't correctly depict what the scenario is monitoring, so we will create a dedicated host. As there's only one OpenStreetMap website, we won't use templates for this:

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