Postfix Deliverability Monitoring with Zabbix

Administrators operating a ``postfix`` mail server expect from a monitorng system not only an alert if the server is down. The monitoring system also should collect some important data to get an impression of the performance of the mail server. As a very simple approach I want to present a solution for the Zabbix system. It gathers the information about active and deferred mails from the postqueue command and the numbers of sent and bounced mails from the mai log file.

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Monitoring Ironport Mailgateway with Zabbix

Monitoring a mail gateway is a good idea. You want to know what it is working all the day and you want to be the first one to know if it is not working any more. Mail is still one of the most sensitive applations in an enterprise.

In this blog entry I want to describe how I monitor my Ironport Mailgateway appliances with Zabbix.

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Monitoring F5 BigIP with Zabbix

One of the coolest features of Zabbix version 2 ist the low level discovery that works with the Zabbix agent and SNMP tables. But when I discovered that this feature not only works with INTEGER as indices in SNMP tables but also with DisplayString it was one of the WOW moments.

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