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4 Platform independence

A node may use its own platform (OS, hardware) and database engine independently of other nodes. Also child nodes can be installed without Zabbix frontend.

It may be practical to use less powerful hardware with Zabbix server running SQLite or MySQL MyISAM while nodes of higher levels may use combination of a better hardware with MySQL InnoDB, Oracle or PostgreSQL backend.