September 21, 2012

09:00 - 10:00 Registration for Conference Delegates
10:00 - 10:40 Opening Speech
Zabbix: Life after 2.0
PDFYouTube Alexei Vladishev The talk will be about current state of Zabbix, progress we made and future plans. I will also give an overview of future Zabbix timeline and provide as much details as possible about Zabbix 2.2 roadmap.
Alexei Vladishev
Founder and CEO, Zabbix SIA

Alexei is the author of Zabbix, an enterprise class open source monitoring solution, and also the founder of Zabbix SIA (Ltd), the company developing Zabbix.

10:40 - 11:20 Performance Tuning with Zabbix
PDFYouTube Andrew Nelson We all know that Zabbix is great for monitoring systems and environments, but how can you apply that data to squeeze out more performance? This talk will cover the methodologies behind performance tuning including queuing theory, and some best practices. This talk is intended for intermediate level systems administrators.
Andrew Nelson
Consultant, Red Hat, Inc.

Senior Linux systems administrator with a passion for systems monitoring using Zabbix. Have worked in mission critical data center environments utilizing a SAAS (Software As A Service) model with millions of users and 24x7 availability.

11:20 – 11:40 TIS, Inc.: Using Zabbix for Cloud Management
PDFYouTube Daisuke Ikeda Recently the opportunities of using cloud services (AWS, Rackspace,...) have grown. I think that the environments which are managed both by cloud services and on-premises should be integrated. So, I focused on the flexibility of Zabbix, I developed an integrated management system using Zabbix. This system achieved multi environment management and monitoring by cooperation of Zabbix and cloud abstraction API (DeltaCloud[Redhat OSS],libcloud[Apache PJ]). At this presentation, I will talk about a part of this activity.
Daisuke Ikeda
Developer, TIS, Inc

I am a member of ZABBIX-JP community. I work as a developer for TIS Inc. that is a system integrator in Japan since 2008. I tried using Zabbix in internal systems about 2 years ago. And now I'm working on the theme of "Cloud Management and Monitoring". In addition, I write a new technical report (about Zabbix etc) at my company's technological blog ("Tech-Sketch":

11:40 – 12:00 Coffee Break
12:00 – 12:40 Zabbix: Quality, Humans and Fun
PDFYouTube Rihards Olups You might have wondered "how did they not notice this", or "why don't they fix this". Or maybe "who thought _that_ is intuitive?!!!".
Or maybe you have wondered how would it be to join the Zabbix team in Riga.
In this talk we'll mix technical procedures, specifications, personalities, office culture (or lack of it) to produce the sauce that makes those bits stand in straight (or sometimes jagged) lines and result in The Z.
Rihards Olups
Senior Consultant, Zabbix SIA

Using Zabbix for more than 10 years, he has followed closely the development and improvements in all versions. Known as Richlv in some circles.

12:40 – 13:20 Zabbix in Campus Networks
PDFYouTube Lukas Macura Zabbix is very good to monitor almost any network. We started to use Zabbix a long time ago and we found that it has big advantages. We started with a small server and tiny setup and now we have a huge monitoring scenario. There are many maps and screens, where we monitor almost every network device. In addition to this, we use the ObnovaNG system connected to Zabbix where we can control lab PCs. In my presentation I will tell about experiences using Zabbix in university campus that could be interesting for other campus network admins. I will also try to explain some other projects we are working on, which use Zabbix.
Lukas Macura
VoIP and network specialist, CESNET, z.s.p.o.

Network administrator and lecturer at Silesian University in Opava, administrator of CESNET POP at Karvina and VoIP specialist in CESNET multimedia team. Lucas is using Zabbix from its alpha versions for network monitoring. He aims to be "open-source extremist". Best motto which could be used for him is "Nothing is impossible".

13:20 – 14:20 Lunch
14:20 – 15:00 Zabbix Trading - Attack Productions Problems
PDFYouTube Erik Skytthe How DBC discovered and solved 5 main production problems with help of Zabbix - based on trending and analysis - finding root causes and how DBC arranged pooling of real production and transactions data from applications to support analysis (not only limited to normal OS and infrastructure data). Real life histories, examples and experiences of DBC.
Erik Skytthe
System Specialist, DBC A/S

Has worked with Linux, Unix, Network and Security for more than two decades. Has walked the dark path of the main commercial monitoring systems, for more than 15 years. Was suddenly enlightened by Zabbix during an evaluation of open source monitoring systems. Like to analyze hardcore problems, systems and humans. Working today for DBC– which provides systems and services to the Danish libraries, based on open source.

15:00 – 15:30 Adform Case - From 0 to Business Metrics
PDFYouTube Mantas Klasavicius A stories that tell:
Why Zabbix won the battle? Choosing between Zabbix, Nagios+Cacti, Zenoss, Splunk, SCOM and other monitoring solutions.
How we won a support of development and business people with a help of Zabbix and why Zabbix is beloved across all company units - moving beyond monitoring of IT infrastructure and applications to measuring and monitoring business metrics.
Some cool stuff made with Zabbix - Google charts on top of Zabbix collected data, SQL and WMI queries within Zabbix agent etc.
Mantas Klasavicius
IT Architect, Adform

Infrastructure architect at Adform company. Has over 9 years of experience with background in Windows, Linux and networks administration. Currently he is specializing in high-performance computing, continuous deployment and Cloud services. His new passion is helping developers to reveal the beauty of monitoring. Mantas is certified Cisco (CCNA) and Microsoft (MCSA, MCSE) specialist.

15:30 – 16:00 Zabbix and High Availability
PDFYouTube Günther Sommer We use Zabbix for our customers in safety critical environments. This requires an HA (high availability) setup. There are different ways of ensuring that a single fault doesn’t make your monitoring system “blind”. This talk will present both the usual way of using clustering and also the “Zabbix” way of using distributed monitoring. The presentation will give you a short insight into possible solutions of ensuring an “always-on” Zabbix.
Günther Sommer
IT Architect, Frequentis AG

Günther is an IT Architect for complex air traffic control and public safety projects, with background in Windows (including AD), Linux, Networks (Cisco), IP, Telco (like PDH, G.72X). Interested in almost everything that can exactly decide between 1 and 0.

16:00 – 16:10 Miracle Linux Corporation: Company overview and Business update
PDFYouTube Shinji Takazawa MIRACLE LINUX is carrying out business for Zabbix and have experience in using various OSS(s) and providing reliable solutions. It is introduced in the presentation in what kind of environments the products of MIRACLE LINUX and services are used.
Shinji Takazawa
Vice President, Business Promotion Division, Miracle Linux Corp.

Shinji Takazawa is a Managing Director of Business Promotion and Marketing at Miracle Linux. Previously he was the evangelist and opinion leader of Linux industry in Japan in SGI. And before that, he was the first Lab Director of Japan, OSDL (Currently The Linux Foundation). Also he has worked in numerous open source software communities such as Government project, Embedded and Enterprise Linux.

Mr. Takazawa has B.Sc. degree in Electrical Electronics & Computer Engineering from Waseda University, Tokyo.

16:10 – 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 – 17:00 Generating Maps and Hosts from Topological Data
PDFYouTube Volker Fröhlich Topological information is invaluable, when it comes to locating the root of a network problem. The talk will explain how to create layouted Zabbix maps and hosts, using a script and data from Cisco Works. It also discusses the challenges that follow.
Volker Fröhlich
GNU/Linux engineer, Medical University of Vienna

After a late start into GNU/Linux, Volker Fröhlich quickly became a packager with Fedora. He recently became involved with the Zabbix packages for Fedora/EPEL as well. Volker started working in monitoring in 2011, picking Zabbix to replace the former tool. He's also involved in the German translation of Zabbix and is a permanent resident of the Zabbix IRC channel.

17:00 – 17:10 SRA OSS, Inc. Japan: Company and Business Overview
PDFYouTube Kaori Inaba SRA OSS provides a complete set of services for OSS (open-source software). SRA OSS has over 10 years experience, about PostgreSQL (open source database) especially, and has over 1,000 support contracts. Moreover, SRA OSS provides some original open source solutions.
In this presentation, we will introduce you to our business overview and business strategy.
Kaori Inaba
Manager, Marketing Division, SRA OSS, Inc. Japan

Kaori Inaba is responsible for the overall operations of SRA OSS, Inc. Japan. She is a member of the open source database community in Japan, and a member of human resources in the field of open source software in Japan.

17:10 – 17:50 Monitoring of multiple customers using a single Zabbix server and 1 Zabbix proxy for each customer
PDFYouTube Morten Bech Christensen The topics for this presentation will cover: details on how to use the Zabbix Proxy Appliance - an invitation to use and further co-develop a very small and specialized OS for distributed monitoring; naming conventions used to monitor multiple different customers on a single instance Zabbix server; customized status reports for each customer send out each day; experience with Zabbix Proxy.
Morten Bech Christensen
Consultant, C-TEAM

Morten Bech Christensen, has worked with infrastructure solutions since 1995. Zabbix has been the choice for monitoring services and applications for the last 3 years, previously with experience in Microsoft SCOM and Nagios since version 1.


September 22, 2012

09:00 - 10:00 Registration for conference delegates
10:00 - 10:50 Zabbix + JavaEE Platform Monitoring
PDFYouTube Marek Neumann This talk will describe a large customer Zabbix installation used to monitor an Enterprise Java platform. It will also cover operational aspects from a performance and configuration management point of view as well as integration scenarios with other products.
Marek Neumann
System Architect, Jesta Digital GmbH

System architect at Jesta Digital GmbH. In my department "Strategy & Architecture" we are supporting 6 development teams by providing the build infrastructure and continuous integration. We are also dealing with the central Java application server infrastructure and the application monitoring system Zabbix.

10:50 – 11:40 Zabcon, One Year Later
PDFYouTube Andrew Nelson Last year the world was formally introduced to Zabcon, the Zabbix console. Now one year later it's time to get caught up on what has been happening and where things may go. If you've never used the Zabbix API, don't worry there will be an introduction to that as well.
Andrew Nelson
Consultant, Red Hat, Inc.

Senior Linux systems administrator with a passion for systems monitoring using Zabbix. Have worked in mission critical data center environments utilizing a SAAS (Software As A Service) model with millions of users and 24x7 availability.

11:40 – 12:00 Coffee Break
12:00 – 12:30 The next generation API
PDFYouTube Pavels Jelisejevs The Zabbix API is a great tool to extend Zabbix and integrate it with other software and services, but there’s still room for improvements. This talk will cover the upcoming changes to the API that will make it even more powerful and easy to use.
Pavels Jelisejevs
Web Developer, Zabbix SIA

Web developer with experience in creating both simple websites and advanced complex web services. Recently employed by Zabbix and currently working on the Zabbix frontend and API.

12:30 – 13:00 How to extend Zabbix?
PDFYouTube Takanori Suzuki This presentation will cover an introduction on how to extend Zabbix, with an example. Zabbix server consists of some processes, each of which has different tasks. I'll explain the rough image of Zabbix architecture and the point of how to extend Zabbix.
Takanori Suzuki
Community member, ZABBIX-JP
Principal Engineer, Miracle Linux Corp.

Takanori Suzuki is a member of Zabbix-JP community. He is working for Miracle Linux, which is a Linux distributor since 2007. He has been an active member of Zabbix community, and has been working to provide Zabbix services.

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 14:50 The State of Mobile
PDFYouTube Mattias Geniar Presentation on the use-cases, the advantages and current state of mobile interfaces based on the Zabbix API that may assist in your everyday work while you monitor the world. How bright is the future of such mobile applications.
Mattias Geniar
System Engineer, Nucleus bvba

Mattias is a senior system engineer at a Belgian hosting provider, Nucleus. While working in a hosted environment, great focus is given to high availability, scalability and performance, as well as security, monitoring and reporting. The day-to-day activities include automating management of all servers and offering client support for our managed cluster setups.

14:50 – 15:20 PhpZabbixApi - A Powerful Library for the Zabbix JSON-RPC API.
PDFYouTube Dominique Barton An introduction into the PhpZabbixApi builder - an automated API library generator for nearly every programming language, as well as the generated PHP library. Live demonstration on how to build & use the PHP library to communicate with the Zabbix 2.0 JSON-RPC API.
Dominique Barton
UNIX/Linux engineer, confirm IT solutions GmbH

UNIX/Linux engineer, developer and entrepreneur based in Switzerland. Has a marked preference for simplicity and automation. Working with Zabbix having previously been affected by crappy commercial monitoring tools.

15:20 – 15:40 Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Top Reasons to Choose Red Hat Enterprise Linux
PDFYouTube Thor Österman Red Hat Enterprise Linux is a stable and full-functioned operating system with a diverse and complete complement of applications. Scalable to hardware from laptops to the largest clusters. Backed by deep relationships with hardware and software vendors. Supported by the best training and support available.
Thor Österman
Sales Manager, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Thor Österman is responsible for Red Hat Channel Sales in Finland and Baltic countries. Thor has over 11 years of experience in the Finnish IT market in various sales positions, both in hardware and software. Good experience of solution selling. Wide knowledge of IT infrastructure, middleware and the combination of business and IT.

15:40 - 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 - 16:50 Service Health Monitoring with Zabbix
PDFYouTube Maxim Tyukov How to arrange service-level monitoring with Zabbix, using a three-level monitoring concept and the magic and power of Zabbix maps. How Zabbix maps may be used to provide a pretty good visualization of the system infrastructure based on a real example of the system we use in RingCentral, a leading provider of cloud business phone systems.
Maxim Tyukov
Service oriented dashboard, RingCentral, Inc.

Monitoring tools engineer at RingCentral, currently busy with building an intelligent service-oriented monitoring solution for the named company.

16:50 - 17:00 Closing Speech
YouTube Alexei Vladishev
Alexei Vladishev
Founder and CEO, Zabbix SIA

Alexei is the author of Zabbix, an enterprise class open source monitoring solution, and also the founder of Zabbix SIA (Ltd), the company developing Zabbix.

Please note that this is a provisional agenda. Order of presentations and topics may be adjusted.

September 20 & 24, 2012

Meet us at Zabbix Head Office

On Thursday, September 20st, and Monday, September 24th all delegates of Zabbix Conference 2012 are welcome to visit Zabbix head office to meet with our team members or simply see where Zabbix is born.

If you plan to schedule a business meeting with one or more Zabbix representatives, please complete this short form to let us know the person you would like to have a meeting with and the topic for your discussion. Please note that the meeting dates and time are based upon availability.

Zabbix office doors will be open for you on Thursday and Monday from 10:00 until 16:00. We will be very happy to see you and to treat all of our honored guests to a delicious hot coffee/tea, candies and cookies.

Zabbix SIA Representatives:

Alexei Vladishev
Alexei Vladishev
Founder and CEO
Rihards Olups

Rihards Olups
Senior Consultant
Alexander Vladishev

Alexander Vladishev
Head of Development
Kodai Terashima

Kodai Terashima
Support Engineer
Sergey Sorokin

Sergey Sorokin
Director of Business Development
Jelena Turulina

Jelena Turulina
Sales Manager
Yumi Terashima

Yumi Terashima
Sales and Marketing Specialist
Alexander Sergunin

Alexander Sergunin
Sales Manager

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