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Zabbix Cookbook by Patrik Uytterhoeven

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IPMI checks

We have already seen a few ways to monitor our infrastructure with Zabbix. One of the other supported methods of Zabbix is IPMI monitoring. If you still have no clue what we are talking about then maybe ILO or DRAC will tell you more. DRAC is from Dell and stands for Dell Remote Access Controller and ILO is from HP and stands for Integrated Lights-out. Most of these interfaces come in servers as extra cards, and make it possible for us to monitor our hardware directly without the need of an operating system. The server doesn't even need to be turned on to monitor the hardware.

Getting ready

For this topic, you need as usual a properly configured Zabbix server. Make sure you have compiled the server with support included for OpenIPMI. ...

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