Sending in the data

In some cases, there might be custom data sources where none of the previously discussed methods would work sufficiently well. A script could run for a very long time, or we could have a system without the Zabbix agent but with a capability to push data. Zabbix offers a way to send data to a special item type, Zabbix trapper, using a command line utility, Zabbix sender. The easiest way to explain how it works might be to set up a working item like that—let's navigate to Configuration | Hosts, click on Items next to A test host, and click on Create item, then fill in the following:

  • Name: Amount of persons in the room
  • Type: Zabbix trapper
  • Key: room.persons

When you are done, click on the Add button at the bottom. We now have to determine ...

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