Network Monitoring and Management

Network Monitoring and Management


Zabbix is an open-source monitoring software tool for diverse IT components, including networks, servers, virtual machines (VMs) and cloud services. Zabbix provides monitoring metrics, among others network utilization, CPU load and disk space consumption. Zabbix monitoring configuration can be done using XML based templates which contain elements to monitor.The software monitors operations on Linux, Hewlett Packard Unix (HP-UX), Mac OS X, Solaris and other operating systems (OSes); however, Windows monitoring is only possible through agents. Zabbix can use MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, SQLite, Oracle or IBM DB2 to store data.


Network performance

Network bandwidth usage
Packet loss rate
Interface errorrate
High CPU or memory utilization
Number of tcp connections is anomaly high for this day of the week
Aggregate throughput of core routers is low

Network health

Link is down
System status is in warning/critical state
Device temperature is too high / too low
Power supply is in critical state
Free disk space is low
Fan is in critical state
No SNMP data collection

Configuration changes

New device added or removed
Network module is added, removed or replaced
Firmware has been upgraded
Device serial number has changed
Interface has changed to lower speed or half-duplex mode

This is a sample list of network-related metrics and incidents, monitored by Zabbix out of the box. See the full list in template descriptions. You can extend/customize the scope of monitored objects by adding new items, writing custom data collection scripts, building custom templates, etc.