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 off i ce, only to discover that some logf i les have been growing more than usual over the past few weeks and have fi lled up the hard drive.
While the scenario above 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.