Chapter 14. Monitoring Windows

Up to now, we have explored the monitoring of various services and Linux systems. While monitoring Microsoft Windows is very similar in many aspects, some Windows-specific support is available in Zabbix. Most of the things we learned about the Zabbix agent, using items and even user parameters, are still relevant on Windows. In this chapter we will explore installing the Zabbix agent on Windows, monitoring Windows performance counters, and using the built-in Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) support. We will also try out Windows service monitoring, including the ability to discover them automatically, and the event log system support in the Zabbix agent. For this section you will need a Windows machine that ...

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