Chapter 5. Managing Hosts, Users, and Permissions

We created some hosts and host groups earlier, 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. We will:

  • Explore host inventory and ways to automatically populate it
  • Take a look at host and host group maintenance, which enables us to stop collecting data or suppress alerts
  • Find out about the permission system in Zabbix so that you are able to allow partial access to other users as necessary

Hosts and host groups

A host can be considered as a basic grouping unit in Zabbix configuration. As you might remember, hosts are used to group items, which in turn are basic data-acquiring structures. Each ...

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