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Tech Tips: Automated High Availability in the Cloud with Zabbix + KVM

December 3, 2013   

zabbix

At Spotflux we use Zabbix for not just monitoring our entire infrastructure but for automating recovery from failures and managing high availability.  As with most implementations of Zabbix there are some significant performance  and management considerations in placing Zabbix reporting agents on a large amount of virtualized instances across a large amount of physical servers. While leveraging Zabbix Proxy is a good path for addressing some of the performance challenges, the current state of Zabbix did not allow for us to easily control the state of virtualized instances from the hypervisor, meaning they would have to be controlled through a complicated set of customized scripts. read more …