We require a Zabbix system installed from scratch; it will run in a VM on our VMWARE server.
We will require training on how to use the system as well as how to setup the remote clients to use and send data to the Zabbix system.
We will also need to be shown how to install and implement a remote Proxy Zabbix system for clients that have large networks where the client computers can’t communicate directly with our main Zabbix server.
We will then have a dedicated monitoring PC setup that have multiple displays on which we will like to have Graphical layouts showing remote site’s routers in relation to our site, so we can quickly see when a client ADSL line is down.
We currently use What’s Up Gold which pings client’s sites to test that they are connected, we then use PRTG to monitor Bandwidth running through various switches and firewalls, I believe Zabbix can do all of this.
We looking for a system that is easy to use, Zabbix looks like a nightmare to administer so we need this setup in a way that makes adding devices and monitoring, getting reports etc easy.
My feeling on this is that if we have pre-defined templates created for the various devices so we can just select one and apply it to a client’s system, we’ll be able to use this system well.
I’d like to have this system easy to add a new host system to monitor by making it simple to just select a template of for example a “Linux system”, “MAC system” or a “Windows system” from a selection of templates and click on which services and resources need monitoring.
All the triggers should also be predefined so the template uses the correct triggers if criteria is met or an event takes place, like drive space running out etc.
We want to be able to see that client systems are running smoothly, if anything changes that the system alerts us immediately.
If possible it would be nice to get an alert if the user installs an application without our knowledge, or if key system files are changed (Virus activity). (This might be out of the scope of Zabbix though) but if it can be achieved then great.
If I have left out any features or nice to use options please let me know and I’m always open to suggestion to alternatives to the methodology specified in this document.
What we need the system to do?
1. Ping a client’s router or server (notify us if it can’t)
2. Monitoring: (with notifications on failure or trigger)
a. Disk Space
b. CPU utilisation
c. RAM utilisation
d. Application changes (if possible)
e. File system changes (if possible)
f. Service monitoring (exchange, smtp, pop3, http etc.) with alerts should any be down
3. Planned Maintenance (scheduled scripting)
a. Defragmentation of disks
b. Windows updates
c. Anti-virus updates
4. Display monitors on the monitoring PC must show:
a. Graphical layout of clients routers
b. Are they up of down (status)
a. Send us notifications when certain thresholds are met, like if a drive is 80% full, or a CPU have run for more than 10 minutes at 80%
b. Send us reports on the status of all client’s systems.
c. Some additional advice will be required at to what other reporting the Zabbix system can do.
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Hello I installed zabbix to monitor more then hundred cisco routers. Let me have detailed information about your network topology and I can be more precise. Regards MAx