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Syllabus

Focus: Zabbix Administration

Duration: 4-Hours

  • Intro to Zabbix Monitoring Environment

    • Introduction - Zabbix - Features
      • Discuss features and benefits
      • Explain supported protocols
      • Discuss polling mechanism
      • Explore Zabbix process architecture
      • Examine simplicity of deployment
      • Identify target Zabbix HOST
      • Explore classroom environment
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    • Zabbix Installation
      • Identify and obtain packages
      • Install Zabbix server for MySQL
      • Install Web Front-End
      • Explore package footprint
      • Identify key configuration files
      • Install Zabbix Agent where applicable
      • Explore Agent configuration directives
      • Setup Agent environment
      • Evaluate configuration
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    • Web Front-End
      • Ensure dependencies are met
      • Install and configure Web Front-End
      • Correct problems during installation
      • Access web interface
      • Update default credentials
      • Briefly peruse web front-end environment
      • Prepare for general usage
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    • Monitor HOSTs
      • Identify targets for monitoring
      • Obtain and deploy appropriate agents
      • Debug configuration as needed
      • Add new HOSTs to Zabbix monitoring environment
      • Identify broken dependencies
      • Rectify problems as they arise
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    • SELinux Integration
      • Debuge CentOS SELinux problems
      • Identify AVC errors related to Zabbix
      • Propose workarounds
      • Implement workaround on SELinux-enabled HOSTs
      • Confirm changes have positively impacted the configuration
      • Evaluate and discuss findings
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    • Notifications Logic
      • Explore defaults
      • Invoke service failures
      • Debug missing messages | notifications
      • Enable message deliveryI
      • Discuss applicable message notification components
      • Unfail services and debug messages
      • Fail services and identify messages
      • Contrast scenarios and discuss applicability
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    • Maintenance Window
      • Discuss benefits
      • Identify configuration interface components
      • Define maintenance window with recurring schedule
      • Examine notifications delivery response as a result
      • Contract maintenance window to impact notifications delivery
      • Evaluate system response
      • Discuss and explain behavior
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    • DevOps | Operations User Definition
      • Discuss benefits of offloading responsibilities
      • Define DevOps user with appropriate privileges
      • Assign requisite permissions as needed
      • Confirm DevOps access to Zabbix
      • Alter Super Admin's notification schedule accordingly
      • Test message | notification delivery to DevOps
      • Evaluate setup
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    • Zabbix Reports Overview
      • Discuss available reports
      • Identify available reports
      • Peruse SLA reports
      • Discuss possibilities for bar reports
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