Imagine you're celebrating the start of the weekend with Friday-night drinks
with a few friends. And then suddenly, your phone rings—one of the servers you
administer has gone down, and it needs to be
back up before tomorrow morning. So
you drag yourself back to the office, only to discover that some logfiles have been
growing more than usual over the past few weeks and have filled up the hard drive.
While this scenario is very simplistic, something similar has happened to most IT
workers at one or another point in their careers. To avoid such situations, this book
will teach you to monitor your network's hardware, servers, and web performance
using Zabbix, an open source system monitoring and reporting solution.