Zabbix provides effective and reliable ways of monitoring distributed IT infrastructure. The two main solutions for large environments provided by Zabbix are:
Proxies can be used to collect data locally on behalf of a centralized Zabbix server and then report the data to the server. Nodes are full Zabbix servers that can be set up in a hierarchy of distributed monitoring.
When making a choice between using a proxy or a node, several considerations must be taken into account.
|Automatic DB creation1||Yes||No|
|Ready for embedded hardware||Yes||No|
|One way TCP connections||Yes||Yes|
 Automatic DB creation feature only works with SQLite. Other databases require a manual setup.