Newsletter, March 27, 2013

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The upcoming Zabbix European business trip; updated information on Zabbix Conference 2013 location and an announcement on the started “Call for Papers”; ongoing registration for tomorrow’s webinar; new training sessions in Argentina, Belgium and Sweden; and, of course, loved by everyone, the “IT Sneak-Peek” – all these fresh news items are available for you to read in today’s newsletter issue!


Meet Zabbix CEO in the UK & Belgium

In only two weeks Zabbix SIA representatives, including the company founder & CEO Alexei Vladishev, are leaving for London (UK) and Brussels (Belgium) for their scheduled Zabbix Meetings with existing and potential customers & partners in the respective markets. Both meetings will consist of two parts: presentations by the Zabbix team and company partners and individual meetings between the attendees and representatives of Zabbix Company.

So if you find it useful for your company to get valuable first-hand information about the Zabbix Monitoring Solution from its creator as well as to discuss possible future cooperation, then this is the right place for you to be!

If you have no doubt left on the importance of participating in the upcoming events, then make sure to register. If you have any questions, then feel free to contact us.

Note! The number of seats for both business meetings is very much limited due to space limitations at the conference halls of the Embassy of Latvia in London and Brussels.


Join Zabbix Webinar in English or Russian

Tomorrow, on March 28th at 17:00 GMT+2 (3:00 PM UTC) Zabbix is organizing its regular Webinar session called "Zabbix Monitoring Solution – Overview of the System" that will be presented in English by Alexei Vladishev, Zabbix founder & CEO. To join the tomorrow’s event, please make sure to register!

For those who prefer to attend a Zabbix Webinar in Russian, we welcome you to join us on April 11th at 11:00 Moscow time (7:00 AM UTC).

Taking into consideration the high volume of applicants to Zabbix Webinars, we have decided to upgrade our Webinar audience capability per one session to a greater number, which allows us to ensure an easy access to the Zabbix Webinar meeting center for all our registrants.

Join with your Android, Apple or Blackberry phone!

You can easily join a Zabbix Webinar session from your mobile phone. Simply download the WebEx application on your mobile (free of charge), add the Meeting Number (when joining by Meeting Number) and provide your Display Name – as easy as that!


Zabbix Conference 2013 - Location & Call for Papers

The location is set!Yes, the Zabbix team has picked the most suitable, comfortable and beautiful place for the upcoming Zabbix Conference. The big event will take place at the conference hall of Radisson Blu Daugava Hotel, which is renowned not only for its incredibly beautiful and picturesque view of the Daugava river and the Old Town, but also for its superb service and enjoyable atmosphere. More information on the hotel facilities, its location and travel destinations from/to RIX airport and Riga center can be found here.

Speak out loud! As the location and dates for Zabbix Conference 2013 are already known, the next important thing is a rich and interesting agenda. While the Zabbix team will definitely present a few interesting topics, our customers and community members are very welcome to speak out on any topic valuable and fresh to the conference guests. Get a chance to speak loud about your achievements, findings, or ideas. As a bonus, speakers get a special conference price.

Paper abstracts can be submitted online. Please note that May 15, 2013 is the deadline to apply. We encourage you to send us your abstracts early to ensure sufficient time to work with our team on shaping your topics and making sure they are included in the official conference program.

More information on the upcoming event is available on the Zabbix Conference 2013 official page, which is updated frequently.


Secure IT Chooses Zabbix!

Until recently a Zabbix Reseller, Secure IT (Belgium) has upgraded its partnership status with Zabbix SIA to a higher level by becoming a Certified Zabbix Partner! Gaining the new status, Secure IT immediately engaged in active and decisive actions, related to Zabbix Monitoring Solution.

On April 26th, 2013 Secure IT is organizing a seminar called "Start to Monitor", which will take place in Oostkamp, Belgium. The seminar is intended for IT technicians, administrators, and IT managers. During the seminar specialists from Secure IT will present to the audience the new monitoring system of their choice – Zabbix.

Attendance to this event is free of charge! But if you would like to join, please make sure to register!

IT sneak-peak

New notification macros [ZBXNEXT-1643]

Starting from Zabbix 2.0.6 version Zabbix notifications will support two additional macros: {TRIGGER.TEMPLATE.NAME} and {TRIGGER.HOSTGROUP.NAME}. The macros will be expanded into a comma-separated list of templates and host groups that the trigger belongs to. This additional information in the notifications will help to resolve arising problems even faster.

Getting rid of lock wait timeouts when using LLD [ZBXNEXT-5225]

If you actively use LLD to manage your Zabbix configuration you might have encountered problems with frequent database lock wait timeouts. That happened because of a large amount of SQL queries performed by LLD rules. After Zabbix engineers tweaked and optimized the algorithm, the load on the database was considerably reduced and the problem has been resolved. Starting from Zabbix 2.0.6 you can use LLD rules on large installations without fearing that the database might fail.


New Application in 3rd Party Tools Section

One of Zabbix Certified Partners, Systematica s.r.l., and University of Bologna have designed an Android OpenSource application, called Zabapp. The Zabapp project was born to include all the features required by Zabbix users in a single application.

More information on the Zabapp project can be found on its official website. To download the application, please press here. If you are interested to explore some other applications on Zabbix, designed by third parties, then simply visit the Zabbix 3rd Party Tools section.


New Horizons for Zabbix Professional Training!

Zabbix always strives to conquer new horizons, while the number of Zabbix Certified Trainers is easily on the rise – such a combination of strong will and large-scale possibilities have led Zabbix Professional Training to the new frontiers – Argentina, Belgium and Sweden.

Additionally, because of the high volume of interest in Zabbix professional training in Paris, France, the training session by Zabbix Reseller Core IT Project was extended by adding the Zabbix for Large Environments course.

To register for upcoming training sessions in Argentina, Belgium, France or Sweden, please use the links provided below. To get full information on all scheduled training sessions, please go to the official Zabbix Professional Training Program page.

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Organized by: Zabbix SIA
Language: Spanish
Luciano Alves
Certified Specialist 22 - 24 April 2013 Apply
Zabbix For Large Environments 25 - 26 April 2013 Apply
Kortenberg, Belgium
Organized by: Open Future bvba
Language: English
Tom Van Humbeeck
Certified Specialist 22 - 24 April 2013 Details
Paris, France
Organized by: Core IT Project Language: French Trainer:
Alain Ganuchaud
Certified Specialist 13 - 15 May 2013 Details
Zabbix For Large Environments 16 - 17 May 2013 Details
Stockholm, Sweden
Organized by: Zabbix SIA Language: English Trainer:
Rihards Olups
Certified Specialist 14 - 16 October 2013 Apply
Zabbix For Large Environments 17 - 18 October 2013 Apply

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