Zabbix Documentation 1.8

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2 Proxy v.s. Node

When making a choice between use of a Proxy or a Node, several considerations must be taken into account.

< Lightweight GUI Works independently Easy maintenance Automatic DB creation1 Local administration Ready for embedded hardware One way TCP connections Centralised configuration Generates notifications
Node No Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes No Yes
Proxy Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No

[1] Automatic DB creation feature only works with SQLite. Other databases require manual setup.