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Visiting the Open Source Monitoring Conference 2016, Part 4

Returning to the events of the Open Source Monitoring Conference 2016, Avishai Ish-Shalom discussed an engineer’s approach to monitoring. David Hustace from OpenNMS told positive stories about this true-opensource monitoring tool.

OpenNMS mascot with a t-shirt saying "The kiwi bird is a direct descendant of the tyrannosaurus rex. rawr."

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Visiting the Open Source Monitoring Conference 2016, Part 3

Monitoring most often deals with IT infrastructure. Sometimes it diverges a bit and starts caring about temperature and humidity, but in most cases that’s still limited to datacentre monitoring. In a talk at the Open Source Monitoring Conference 2016, Antony Stone covered some real world monitoring that goes a bit further than temperature monitoring. On a more classic-IT note, Shlomi Zadok covered system management with Foreman and security/compliance reporting by integrating with OpenSCAP. Let’s see what these fine gentlemen talked about.

Two cows

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The social part of the Zabbix Conference 2016

or Why should conferences have long breaks

A wizard kneeling to a wounded knight
Picture (c) Zabbix

In the post about the first day of the conference I explicitly mentioned that the coffee/tea breaks were fairly long. And that was not a complaint – it was a positive observation and “thank you” to the organisers. Why should conferences have long breaks then?

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Lightning talks and Q&A at the Zabbix Conference 2016

We covered the main talks during day one and day two of the Zabbix Conference 2016, but there were a few more things that happened in the conference hall at the end of the second day. After the main talks were over, in 5-minute long lightning talks various topics were introduced and briefly covered.

Burning duck / Ahiruyaki

Afterwards, the participants had a chance to ask questions to the Zabbix team. While there is a lot of talking going on off-the-record (conference participants catching a developer, separate sessions for Zabbix partners etc), this was a chance both to raise a topic to be heard by a bigger audience, and find out something if you had not managed to grab a Zabbix team member before.

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Looking back at the Zabbix Conference 2016, day 2

The second day of the Zabbix conference started with workshops. This was a completely new thing, thus there was limited experience with organising these. There were four workshops in two tracks:

  • Scale with Zabbix Partitioning
  • Master Low Level Discovery
  • Hands On Trend Prediction
  • Guide to Extending Zabbix + Scripts and API

Zabbix workshop information on the agenda

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Looking back at the Zabbix Conference 2016, day 1

It’s been a few weeks since the Zabbix Conference 2016. If you are considering attending next year, you might want to know – how was it? In one word, great. But that doesn’t tell much, so let’s briefly explore how it went.

The conference started with a talk by Alexei Vladishev, the original author of Zabbix. He shared the improvements in the soon-to-be-released Zabbix 3.2 and the usually-interesting statistics on the conference itself. This year the 3rd biggest number of participants was from the Netherlands, second from France and Russia had the first place. Importantly, he assured all the participants that Zabbix will always be true open source software – also commonly known as Free software.

Zabbix is a True Open Source software and will always be

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