Conference Agenda
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September 15, 2017

Please note that the order and content of the agenda is not final and subject to change.

08:50 - 10:00 Registration for Conference Delegates
10:00 - 10:40 Opening Speech
Alexei Vladishev
Alexei Vladishev
Founder and CEO, Zabbix

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

10:40 - 11:20 CASE STUDY: How Zabbix is used at SAS
Steven Bush Steven will talk about adaptations and techniques used to manage a Zabbix deployment in a highly customizable software as a service environment, and sharing tips on PostgreSQL to Oracle DB conversion.

SAS Zabbix deployment has 4200 active servers across 24 data centers, 1112 users, custom data extraction tools for external reporting, 480000 items, failover system with 2 servers, 2 primary proxies, and 2 databases all in separate data centers.
Steven Bush
SAS Solutions OnDemand

11:20 - 11:40 CASE STUDY: Using Zabbix in a Devops environment
Rafael Martinez Guerrero A case study showing how Zabbix can deliver monitoring of 60+ web applications across 50+ servers running in a devops environment, where changes happen fast and no one can have control of everything. When developers don't want to spend time configurating a monitoring system, and operations don't have time to learn all the details around systems using the IT infrastructure, they have to talk to each other to find out how to get a system that does the dirty work for them. Devops environments can deliver results in an efficient way, but they depend on a high level of automation to reach the goals. Monitoring is only one of the aspects they have to work with and Zabbix can help to achieve the expected result.
Rafael Martinez Guerrero
Chief Engineer at University of Oslo

Rafael specializes in database and performance tuning, database security, system integration, automation, Linux server administration and monitoring with Zabbix. Rafael is currently working as a Chief Engineer for the Center for Information Technology at The University of Oslo and is the author of PgBackMan, a PostgreSQL backup manager, and Zabbix-CLI, both released as open source projects.

11:40 - 12:10 COFFEE BREAK
12:10 - 12:50 What's New in Zabbix 3.4
Zabbix Team Zabbix will talk about new exciting features of Zabbix 3.4.
ZABBIX Team Member

12:50 - 13:20 Ansible, the missing piece
Andrew Nelson Agent configuration is a common problem faced by most organizations needing finer grained monitoring. In this talk, Andrew will discuss how Ansible and Ansible Tower can be leveraged to seamlessly maintain agent configurations and be leveraged for trigger related automated orchestration.
Key points:
- Using Zabbix for Ansible Inventory
- Quick overview of Ansible configuration management
- Example of leveraging Zabbix inventory and template associations
- Associating Ansible playbooks with Zabbix triggers
Andrew Nelson
Senior Consultant at Red Hat

Senior Linux systems administrator with a passion for systems monitoring using Zabbix. He has worked in mission critical data center environments, utilizing a SAAS (Software As A Service) model with millions of users and 24x7 availability. Specialties: Zabbix Certified Professional with 10 years experience in building and tuning Zabbix monitoring environments; the top non-employee contributor to the Zabbix forums; Senior level systems Linux systems administrator; in Ruby and Bash.

13:20 - 13:40 Zabbix on the large cluster
Vladimir Ulogov Vladimir will present his journey towards implementing Zabbix on a large-scale cross-datacenter cluster. The presentation will cover splitting Zabbix components into docker containers as well as preparing and launching them on MESOS cluster, using Mesosphere. The talk will include details on how to cover "last mile" redundant connection using Octopus Load Ballancer and how to create a pool of self-ballanced Proxies accommodated to handle spikes of the load.
Vladimir Ulogov
Senior SRE at FuboTV

Unix System Administrator and Software Developer with working knowledge of Networking, Security and Monitoring. Experienced in installing and configuring network routers, switches and firewalls. Performed various system administration tasks on production servers. Working knowledge of how to enforce Systems security policies, harden the network, hosts and software resources. Designing and developing the monitoring architectures and other software components.

13:40 - 14:50 LUNCH
14:50 - 15:10 Reserved Slot for S&T Slovakia and Orange
S&T Slovakia
How cooperation with Zabbix turns into a new functionality.
Gabriel Farkas
– OSS and BI manager, Orange Slovakia and S&T Slovakia

S&T Slovakia focuses primarily on the areas of IT and business consulting, implementation and support of SAP solutions and deployment tools for Business Intelligence.
Orange Polska is one of the largest, dynamically developing Polish companies. It is the only telecom company in Poland that provides telephone services to all the regions in the country. It offers fixed and mobile telephony, internet and data transmission services to millions of its customers across the country.

15:10 - 15:30 Zabbix for the Enterprise: Gardner Denver Case Study
IT Managed Solutions Dive into how IT Managed Solutions has implemented Zabbix for Gardner Denver, a leading global provider of flow control technology, application expertise and support services. This discussion will explore the deployment, integration, templating, ad-ons and ideas for future expansion and additional features.
Chris McKenna
IT Managed Solutions

ITMS’ growing managed services portfolio includes globally standardized managed services products for automation, network and server build and monitoring, backup and recovery, disaster recovery, data centers and security.

15:30 - 16:00 Zabbix Agent emulator for AS/400
Constantin Oshmyan Key points of the presentation:
- Prerequisites (absence of native Zabbix agent for AS/400, necessity to monitor this platform)
- Seeking for ready solutions (SNMP, Zabbix trapper, possible alternatives, their lacks)
- Idea for the solution collected from different parts (Java application, IBM Toolbox for Java, IBM As/400 API, using protocol for Zabbix agent <-> server communication, learning Zabbix agent sources as an example)
- Proof of concept
Constantin Oshmyan
Systems Analyst at AS "Rietumu Banka"

Constantin Oshmyan began his IT career in 1988. He is a System Monitoring and Network Specialist, Analyst and Linux Admin. Since 2003 he has been working at AS "Rietumu Banka". He was involved in a previous monitoring system deployment and support, and afterwards took the responsibility for migration to Zabbix.

16:00 - 16:30 COFFEE BREAK
16:30 - 16:50 CASE STUDY: Intesa Sanpaolo Bank monitors 7k servers with Zabbix
Pietro Antonacci Intesa Sanpaolo Bank is now using Zabbix to monitoring Virtual and physical Operating Systems. The current environment is based on HP-UX and Linux (RedHat Enterprise) hosts. In this presentation, Quadrata will talk about Zabbix implementation at Intesa Sanpaolo Bank and new special Auto-registration model to automate the templating of the hosts.
Francesco Giordano | Pietro Antonacci
System Administrator at Intesa Sanpaolo | Zabbix Certified Trainer at Quadrata

Francesco is a Systems Administrator at Intesa Sanpaolo. Previously worked as a Software Developer, now focuses in ISP are UNIX systems, virtualized environments (VMware, XEN and KVM), hyperconverged and HA products. His team uses Zabbix to anticipate, investigate and study certain situations to pro-actively prevent possible issues in the future.

Pietro started working for Quadrata in 2012, helping customers with Unix systems administration. He soon started learning Zabbix as a core platform for infrastructure monitoring, becoming a Zabbix Trainer in 2015. Pietro is also interested in operations automation, scripting, front-end development.

16:50 - 17:10 CASE STUDY: Road to a fully automated Zabbix deployment at LNE
Patrik Uytterhoeven Patrik will talk about how Open-Future migrated from one Zabbix server to another achieving an automated monitoring solution with 850 hosts, 67000 items and 26000 triggers, for now. The migration is still in process as they are also migrating from a vlanned network to a flat structure and from VMware to OpenNebula.

Patrik will also discussed how they solved the problem of web monitoring and application status monitoring by creating endpoints monitored by their LLD script.
Patrik Uytterhoeven
Open Source Consultant and Zabbix Certified Trainer at Open-Future

Since Patrik has started to work for the Zabbix partner in Belgium, Open-Future, he got certified as a Zabbix Trainer. Since then Patrik got hooked to Zabbix and started to provide Zabbix Training and consultancy all over the world. A few years ago Patrik wrote his first book, the Zabbix cookbook, published by PackPub. Patrik is also interested in other technologies like Ansible and PostgreSQL.

17:10 - 17:30 The importance of being ...RED
Andrea Fancellu Andrea Fancellu As Oscar Wilde once said, if you want to monitor your AWS cloud, you must have the power of the red Z by your side.

With their speech, Andrea and Enrico will show you a real life case scenario on how they implemented their resilient, fully automated, fully integrated with Zabbix, AWS monitoring plugin, using a key AWS scalable component.
Andrea Fancellu and Enrico Barbera
Monitoring Administrators at Yoox Net-A-Porter Group

Andrea dreams to provide a self-service monitoring framework that can be REALLY defined as “Active” so that he can continue to sleep and play LeagueOfLegends.

Enrico is a system administrator focused on monitoring. He started his Zabbix adventures 4 years ago developing a monitoring infrastructure for a luxury item e-commerce platform, designing it like a LEGO set where every brick must find its place.

Their team work actively every day to support the biggest Italian e-commerce platform of luxury items.


September 16, 2017

08:30 - 10:00
Zabbix Workshops / Zabbix Exam
During the conference top Zabbix experts will be running Workshops focusing on Zabbix features.
You will have an opportunity to watch live demos and participate in hands-on Zabbix usage examples.

TRACK 1 8:15-9:10 - Building an HA cluster for Zabbix server by Oleg Ivanivskyi 9:15-9:55 - Securing the data flow with encryption by Oleg Vasiljev TRACK 2 8:15-9:10 - Pro-actively resolve the problems with remote commands (Zabbix 3.4) by Ingus Vilnis 9:15-9:55 - New ways to pre-process Zabbix items (Zabbix 3.4) by Dmitry Borisenko
(*IMPORTANT! All participants must bring their own laptops with Zabbix pre-installed.) _____________________________________

Zabbix Conference will also offer a fantastic opportunity to become Zabbix 3.0 Certified, as we will provide you with a chance to pass Zabbix 3.0 exam right at the venue!

If you currently hold any of the following certificates, you are welcome to apply for the exam:

Zabbix 3.0 Attendance certificate
Zabbix 2.2 Certified Specialist and/or Professional certificate

10:40 - 11:10 From LLD to SuperDiscovery
Ilya Ableev Ilya is going to tell about Badoo solution that they created in the project based on Zabbix and LLD. Badoo has a small group of monitoring specialists and a lot of developers (PHP mostly), huge production environment with big amount of application and business metrics. In order to create fast and flexible monitoring for critical components, they came up to the idea of involving developers into that process.
1. How it all began: simple metrics, queries, http urls
2. Turing into a routine: a lot of tasks for the same purpose, slowing down of regular process
3. SuperDiscovery: Low Level Discovery as a silver bullet for monitoring and as API for developers
4. Profits: flexible adding/changing metrics, responsibles and notifications
Ilya Ableev
Head of Monitoring Department at Badoo
Russian Federation

Working with Zabbix since 2011. Experienced a lot of interesting cases with Zabbix, highload included. Initiator of Zabbix Moscow Meetup (3 years in a row), published few approaches that they use on these meetups and/or on GitHub.

11:10 - 11:40 COFFEE BREAK
11:40 - 12:00 Reserved slot for Zabbix Team
Zabbix Team
ZABBIX Team Member

12:00 - 12:20 Zabbix monitoring Jabber Bot
Miroslav Bagljaš ChatOps has been picking up the pace in the last few years and some of you might be already using it in your organization. At Danube Cloud, they have built a bot that connects to the Zabbix API; this allows you to perform Zabbix operations via a chat window. Ludolph is an open source project, which can be effortlessly integrated with your Zabbix server.

The bot is easily extendable, so you can write plugins if you need additional functionality. This talk aims to show you how Ludolph ChatOps can be leveraged by your operations team to work and cooperate more efficiently.
Miroslav Bagljaš
Software Engineer at Danube Cloud

12:20 - 12:40 Upgrading Zabbix for a better sleep
Rihards Olups Zabbix is a great helper at this division of Nokia, and this talk will go through the process of upgrading a quite complicated Zabbix environment, as well as various approaches to monitoring that have been found especially useful.

We will look at processes that ensure monitoring developed alongside the product development, team engagement workflows, monitoring for a more robust monitoring system, approaches to mobile notifications including Prowl and Pushover (and why not Pagerduty) and discover how exactly did Zabbix 1.8 die.
Rihards Olups
Senior Application Administrator at Nokia

Rihards has worked in the IT sector for more than 15 years. He has had a chance to work with various systems, and most of that time has been spent with open source solutions. "richlv" is a permanent resident of the Zabbix IRC channel and an active Zabbix community member.

12:40 - 13:00 User Experience: migration from 2.4 to 3.2 in big environment
Xavier Schneider Xavier will give you feedback about zabbix 3.2 migration on Galera database in large banking environment. Preparation work was important to only have 5 minutes of unavailability during the migration.

Furthermore, it was necessary to know the limits of the new architecture by having test loads and be sure that the new architecture will absorb load peaks
Xavier Schneider
Accountable Manager at NATIXIS

Xavier is working in Natixis IT since 2000. His first experience was with application servers with IBM Websphere working on projects like Supervision. He became responsible for Instrumentation team in 2013 at the time when Natixis was implementing Zabbix 2.0 in all Natixis IT. His team has built Zabbix infrastructure (7500 nvps, +20000 hosts and 1200 users) and is working on many projects about Instrumentation infrastructure (Hypervisor, End user monitoring).

13:00 - 14:10 LUNCH
14:10 - 14:50 The Concierge Paradigm
Gareth Brown The Concierge Paradigm idea was born over time but initially came from challenges we had by working out how to operate scalable and enterprise-grade application containers. This meant monitoring, logging, deploying, scaling, load-balancing and service discovery. We needed to do this both on-premise and in AWS. We were running some docker tasks in ECS and a Kubernetes and CoreOS cluster on-premise but we hadn't chosen these by researching different options, they were pretty much the first options we came across. We'd felt the difficulties of our decision, so started to look out to the wider community at other options.

This is the story of what we discovered. How we made our application monitoring more efficient and accurate; how we radically simplified the infrastructure needed for running containers and how we utilised Zabbix as an container scheduler.
Gareth Brown
Founder of Mesoform

Gareth has been working with DevOps organisations and DevOps tools like monitoring systems for over 13 years. Gareth would like to share his experience of running containers in production from the early days to scaling and operating in cloud environments. The pains and strains of previous decisions and our successes with The Autopilot Pattern and ultimately developing the Concierge Paradigm to drastically simplify containers at scale.

14:50 - 15:10 Monitoring and incident management using Zabbix and ServiceNow
Morten Bech Christensen By combining Zabbix and ServiceNow, TV 2 has created an integration that leverages the strength of both systems. Morten and Michael will take you through the what, why and how of combining Zabbix monitoring and alerting with IT Service Management using ServiceNow. Finally they will give you a sneak peek of new features they have planned for the integration.
Morten Moesgaard and Michael Toft Andersen
TV2 Danmark

15:10 - 15:40 CASE STUDY: Using Zabbix in an IoT architecture
Fabrizio Fantoni and Lorenzo Panichi The act of monitoring is a systematic data collection about events, measures and timing aimed to control systems status. We will show that, with the right gateways, Zabbix can have a central role in an IoT architecture.

The presentation will show an implementation of a simple IoT architecture where Zabbix is at the hearth of a scenario of data collections coming from several sensors, gathered by a gateway capable of connecting with wireless and wired device using open communications protocols.
Fabrizio Fantoni and Lorenzo Panichi

15:40 - 16:10 COFFEE BREAK
16:10 - 16:30 Zabbix: Research to Function
James Green James will discuss and explain the process of implementing Zabbix within a global IT infrastructure. Looking at the reasoning behind Zabbix, how it was implemented, what it is being used for, and how it is benefiting a large global IT system.

NHK International is a global company with locations around the world. For the start of the Zabbix project we are monitoring devices in 4 states within the USA, 1 location in Mexico, 1 location in Germany, and 1 location in Japan. This is the trial/demo to show the other locations around the world the advantage of using Zabbix for IT monitoring. On the current monitoring environment it is about 200 servers and about 75 network devices.
James Green
Senior Manager, IT at NHK International

James has over 20 years experience in the IT field and holds an MBA and a BS in IT. Currently working as the Senior Manager for NHK International overseeing the IT operations of the North America and Europe locations. James is also a large supporter of open source technologies and tries to find open source projects to solve the needs of both large and small companies.

16:30 - 16:50 Prediction Experience and New Model
Serg Mescheryakov Zabbix has implemented the prediction functionality in version 3.0 and became one of the top 5 world leaders in monitoring solutions. This short talk is about experience in using Zabbix prediction metrics at various IT companies – Genesys (USA), RingCentral (USA), ComePay (Russia), Distillery (USA), Syncplicity (USA). The challenges and examples of the forecasting precision are provided for two particular metrics – free disk space and available memory. New forecasting model for cyclic and periodical workload metrics is presented as well.
Co-authors of the presentation: Dmitry Shchemelinin, Ph.D., Sr. Director of Operations, RingCentral (USA). Kristina Kucherova, Database Administrator, Distillery (Russia).
Serg Mescheryakov
Professor of the University at Genesys
Russian Federation

Serg Mescheryakov is a Doctor of Science, Professor of St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia, specializing in Computer Science and Engineering. He has published more than 120 scientific papers and books and implemented a series of enterprise-scale database systems. Serg has 37 years of experience in IT as a developer, database architect, analyst and teacher, including 12 years in leading IT companies in Silicon Valley, USA. He is currently working for Genesys Telecommunications Company, USA, monitoring and analyzing Zabbix big data on multiple remote hosts in a globally distributed cloud infrastructure.

16:50 - 17:10 Lightning Talks
Zabbix logo 5-minute inspiration!

Share one great idea, tell a story, be creative and inspire - through a short 5-minute presentation.

Lightning Talk Speakers:

Vladimir Ulogov - "QL: Zabbix Query Language"
Zabbix Team - "Zabbix Meetups All Over The World - It's Easy!"
Reserved slot
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17:10 - 17:20 Closing Speech
Alexei Vladishev Alexei Vladishev
Founder and CEO, Zabbix

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

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