Newsletter, April 24, 2013

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Power of Direct Interaction

In today’s newsletter we are talking about Zabbix upcoming and past social events, which are all based on the priceless direct interaction between the Zabbix team and Zabbix users, the community and followers. We truly value the possibility to meet all these people in person and believe that such experience of face-to-face meetings is a strong force for further development.


Zabbix European Tour Has Begun

Last week Zabbix management team opened its European tour of Business Meetings 2013 starting with the UK, London and Belgium, Brussels. The two events brought a very positive experience not only to the Zabbix team, but also to attending representatives of local companies from a wide range of industries, such as IT, education, telecommunications, electronics, retail, consulting and governmental.

Both Zabbix business meetings were kindly opened with an introductory speech by Latvian ambassadors, H.E. Mr Eduards Stiprais, Ambassador of the Republic of Latvia to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and H.E. Ms Lelde Līce – Līcīte, Ambassador of the Republic of Latvia to Belgium.

More information and pictures from the events can be found at the Zabbix Press Release section or on the official web page of the Embassy of Latvia.


Learn About Zabbix at Linuxwochen Wien 2013

Next week, on May 2nd, Day 1 of Linuxwochen Wien 2013, Volker Fröhlich from the Medical University of Vienna, will be giving a speech about Zabbix called “Monitoring Your IT Infrastructure with Zabbix”. His talk will explain basic Zabbix architecture and concepts, introduce terminology, give an overview of Zabbix capabilities and show the ways of how Zabbix can be adapted and extended to suit customer needs. Volker Fröhlich will also share some of the lessons learned from using Zabbix for two years now.

The Linuxwochen Wien is an event that features talks, presentations, workshops and a trade show for a broad scope of audience, including IT users, developers, administrators, companies and government agencies. Linuxwochen Wien 2013 will run for three days from May 2nd to May 4th and will take place at FH Technikum Wien.

For everyone planning to attend this event, we hope that you will have the chance to join the upcoming talk on Zabbix!


Meet Zabbix Japan Team at INTEROP Tokyo 2013

On June 12th-14th, 2013 Zabbix Japan team will be taking part in the Interop Tokyo 2013 exhibition that will take place at Makuhari Messe (Chiba, Japan). INTEROP is a leading global business technology event, with the most comprehensive IT conference and expo available. Business and IT leaders attend INTEROP to get the most up-to-date information about key technologies, to find out about the latest trends and to meet the leading vendors.

If you are planning to attend this event, make sure to visit our Booth No. 6J05 and get priceless, professional and face-to-face information about Zabbix from Kodai Terashima and Yumi Terashima, Zabbix Japan office representatives.


Release of Zabbix 2.0.6

Zabbix 2.0.6 was released with several new features and improvements. We've completely changed how low-level discovery items are processed to reduce the load on the database and minimize the risk of deadlocks. To improve the user experience on large installations we've optimized the dashboard widgets in the frontend. Multiple new notification macros like {TRIGGER.TEMPLATE.NAME}, {TRIGGER.HOSTGROUP.NAME}, {TRIGGER.NAME.ORIG}, {ITEM.NAME.ORIG} and {ITEM.KEY.ORIG} have been implemented to make notifications more flexible.

For more information, please read the Release Notes. To download Zabbix 2.0.6, proceed to download page.


Zabbix - Product of the Month by SourceForge

Yesterday, on April 22nd, published the projects it supports this month.  And guess what? Zabbix software is one of those, giving our product the great honour to be announced as Project of the Month among other thousands of software available on the market!

IT sneak-peak

Support for IPMI discrete sensors [ZBXNEXT-300]

Zabbix 2.0 supported only analog IPMI sensors which limited Zabbix IPMI monitoring capabilities. In 2.2 we will implement the ability to read the states of discrete IPMI sensors. You can now use the new band() (bitwise AND) and the improved count()  functions to configure triggers with discrete IPMI sensor items.


Take Your Knowledge to the Next Level!

One, two, three, four... the quantity of upcoming Zabbix professional training sessions around the world is not easily countable anymore.The list of scheduled Zabbix training sessions is growing constantly and unstoppably, which is certainly good news for all Zabbix followers and users.

If you haven't yet decided on your professional plans for the coming months, however, increasing your expertise in Zabbix is definitely on the list of priorities, then we encourage you to apply for our professional training courses taking place in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (USA) or in Riga (Latvia).

For other destinations, such as Belgium, France, Japan, Italy and Sweden, please see the complete table of Zabbix Training Schedule.

Be Proud of Being Certified Zabbix Specialist

all Zabbix trainees who have ever successfully completed Zabbix Professional Training course “Zabbix Certified Specialist”! If you are certified and you feel proud of your knowledge and achievements in Zabbix, then you can now share your pride with people around you and let them know about your accomplished qualification. We have designed a special “Zabbix Certified Specialist” logo, which you can now request by sending us a message, stating:

  • your name, surname
  • no. of certificate
  • date and city of course completion

Feel free to use the Zabbix Certified Specialist logo for your own reference and business needs, for example in your electronic signature, profile, business card, etc. Let your special and certified knowledge serve in your favor!


Join Zabbix Webinar in Japanese

Starting from May 14th, Zabbix is launching its Webinar sessions in Japanese! So, if you are either a total “newbie” to Zabbix software or a Zabbix user already working with Zabbix, feeling that you need to update your knowledge or move to a newer software version, then an online  Zabbix Webinar can be the place to meet your needs and fill information gaps.

Upcoming Zabbix Webinars in Japanese:

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 17:00 UTC/GMT +9
Zabbix Monitoring Solution - オープンソース統合監視ソフトウェアZabbixのご紹介
Duration: 60 min Speaker: Kodai Terashima, CEO of Zabbix Japan LLC Register
Language: Japanese Organized by: Zabbix Japan LLC
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 17:00 UTC/GMT +9
Zabbix Monitoring Solution - オープンソース統合監視ソフトウェアZabbixのご紹介
Duration: 60 min Speaker: Kodai Terashima, CEO of Zabbix Japan LLC Register
Language: Japanese Organized by: Zabbix Japan LLC

Upcoming Zabbix Webinars in other languages:

Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 17:00 GMT+3
Zabbix Monitoring Solution – an overview of the system
Duration: 60 min Speaker: Alexei Vladishev, CEO and founder of Zabbix SIA Register
Language: English Organized by: Zabbix SIA
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 10:00 GMT+3
Zabbix Monitoring Solution – Обзор системы
Duration: 60 min Speaker: Alexei Vladishev, CEO and founder of Zabbix SIA Register
Language: Russian Organized by: Zabbix SIA
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 16:00 CEST UTC+2
Zabbix Monitoring Solution – panoramica di sistema
Duration: 60 min Speaker: Gabriele Armao, Systematica s.r.l., Italy, Zabbix Certified Partner Register
Language: Italian Organized by: Zabbix Japan LLC
Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 16:00 GMT+2
Zabbix Monitoring Solution – Vue d'ensemble
Duration: 60 min Speaker: Alain Ganuchaud, Core IT, France, Reseller Register
Language: French Organized by: Zabbix Japan LLC

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