Chapter 21. Working Closely with Data

Using a web frontend and built-in graphing is nice and easy, but sometimes, you might want to perform some nifty graphing in an external spreadsheet application or maybe feed data into another system. Sometimes, you might want to make some configuration change that is not possible or is cumbersome to perform using the web interface. While that's not the first thing most Zabbix users would need, it is handy to know when the need arises. Thus, in this chapter, we will find out how to:

  • Get raw monitored metric data from the web frontend or database
  • Perform some simple, direct database modifications
  • Use XML export and import to implement more complex configuration
  • Get started with the Zabbix API

Getting raw data

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