I’ve recently turned my attention to improving my monitoring solution: Zabbix. Zabbix has the ability to probe much more than just network information through the use of scripts and templates. I’ve recently installed three such templates:
- Zabbix-Apt: https://github.com/theranger/zabbix-apt Zabbix Apt will alert me when packages on my servers are in need of updating.
- Zabbix-SpeedTest: https://github.com/pschmitt/zabbix-speedtest. The speedtest addon will periodically check the speed of my internet connection. Something that has become something of a hot-button topic recently as advertised speeds of NBN plans do not seem to meet expectations.
- Zabbix-Mdadm: https://github.com/krom/zabbix_template_md. This template will monitor my raid arrays on my hypervisors.
The installation instructions for each were straightforward. Only Speedtest needed additional tweaking to work, specifically, speedtest-cli needed to be installed.