24.10.2012

Zabbix Conference in Riga 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — nax @ 17:08

This year I visited Zabbix conference in Riga. It was great event in nice city. You can find all the presentations (including videos) on zabbix website.

Here are my notes:


All +
All –

  • +
    Welcome

    • attendees from 27 country
    • zabbix doing well in Japan (all silver partners from there)
    • +
      how zabbix make living?

      • 50% income from profesional services
      • 10% trainings
      • 15% commercial implementation
    • +
      this year

      • +
        2.0 released

        • JMX monitoring
        • polished fron-end
        • q: upgrade?
        • no new features
      • +
        development desk

        • specifications link
    • +
      roadmap 2.2

      • fixed 12 months release cycle
      • trunk stable
      • beta 2.2 March 1st, 2013
      • 2.2 release May 1st, 2013
      • +
        new features

        • remote command execution
        • +
          databse monitoring

          • experimental now
        • alerts on unknown states
        • rework of API
        • +
          reporting

          • top N used
        • vmware virtualization
        • +
          drop current note based distributed monitoring

          • new generation of distributed monitoring
      • +
        zabbix next

        • vote for features
        • how is enterprise prioritiezed?
    • +
      questions

      • +
        upgrade to 2.0

        • load history after server is running
  • +
    performing RHEL

    • +
      little’s law

      • lengh of queue = wait time + number of custommers walking in
    • +
      tuning info comming from:

      • /proc
      • /sys
      • +
        system tap (RH Dtrace)

        • compile module on one machine and load it on other machine (only same kernel version)
    • +
      use case

      • tcp restransmissions (NFS restransmissions)
      • read/write
      • can we use zabbix template for debuging performance?
      • noah scheduler for virtuals/ssd/raid
  • +
    Hybrid Cloud Monitoring

    • +
      presentor

      • developed Chrome Extension for checking Zabbix Triger (Chromix)
      • android app for zabbix
    • +
      zabbix extension

      • host registration done by Zabbix
      • Machine Setup Details kept trackable
      • Operate from zabbix dashboard
    • +
      libcloud.apache.org

      • meta cloud api
    • billing data graph
    • connect to ssh console directly from dashboard
  • +
    Zabbix development process

    • to improve commits – hammer method – pre-commit hook
    • weekly digest to rate comments in git – enzyme
    • +
      quality of main dev branch

      • separate dev branches – only merge when it is done
      • before merge – code review
      • automated tests
    • +
      should developer write docs?

      • yes, initial documentation
  • +
    CESNET -Macura

    • +
      monioring

      • either we don’t have users
      • or we can predict crashes
    • +
      nav visualizer for l2 networks

      • based on mac (using SNMP)
  • +
    Investigating Production Problems

    • syslog view
    • zapcat java proxy
    • +
      usual intestigation

      • feed with lot of data
      • play with graphs and correlate graphs
  • +
    from 0 to bussines metrics

    • developers tend to monitor everything and frequently
    • pick just key metrics
    • what is eact mechanism you collect data?
    • online graph of $
    • google graphs on top of zabbix – more capacity reporting
  • +
    HA Zabbix

    • +
      problem

      • if monitoring doesnt work, like flighing blind
    • +
      why not cluster

      • split brain
      • no passive checks
    • distributed
  • +
    Miracle Linux

    • selling zabbix appliances
  • +
    building maps

    • topology helps zabbix to prevent false positives
    • +
      python script puts together topology using SNMP

      • non cisco added manualy
    • graphviz to visualize data (alternative netviz)
  • +
    single zabbix server for more custommers

    • +
      zpa.cloudz.pro

      • create iso
    • +
      raspberry pi appliance for 50EUR

      • sanding data from trucks
  • +
    Java EEE

    • +
      performance of mysql

      • mysql log size
      • partitioning
    • doing same thing as we do – modify configuration using API
    • +
      autoregistration

      • java start request and automaticaly register in proxy
      • +
        deregister

        • cron job to query unregistred instances and remove them
  • +
    zabcon

    • +
      ruby zabbix api

      • use active record
    • command line interface based on ruby api
    • +
      lua script

      • way to extend functionality
      • predictive threashold
      • separate thread for each script
  • +
    Zabbix API

    • improve documentation
    • improved interface
    • +
      strict validation

      • no incoplete parameters
      • error reporting
    • +
      scale

      • up to 1milion items
    • +
      new api

      • +
        maps/graphs

        • generate image
    • future concepts
  • +
    mobile

    • moZBX
    • based on twitter UI
    • +
      challanges

      • too many devices
      • limited resources
    • +
      frameworks

      • +
        jqTouch

        • ajax – cool unless you have to debug it
        • +
          twitter bootstrap

          • simple html and they make it pretty
          • just mobile site
  • +
    php api

    • generate api from frontend (using builder)
    • then php interface
  • +
    redhat

    • +
      products

      • jboss
      • rhel
      • cloud products
      • nas storage
  • +
    Service Health Monitoring

    • RingCentral – cloud based PBX
    • +
      hight level monitoring

      • matrix of heath
    • +
      analyze each service – on what does it depends on?

      • then triggers for each functionality
      • +
        functional checks

        • host leve
        • +
          pool level

          • agregated on the nasis of pool data
    • +
      dashboard

      • map with background image
      • 3 level deep structure

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