Zabbix Documentation 2.2

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 === Overview === === Overview ===
  
-Item types are the variety ​of checks offered by Zabbix - //Zabbix agent, Simple checks, SNMP, Zabbix internal, IPMI, JMX monitoring//​ etc+Item types cover various methods ​of acquiring data from your system. Each item type comes with its own set of supported item keys and required parameters.
  
-Some checks ​are performed ​by the Zabbix ​server alone (as agent-less monitoring) while others require the Zabbix agent or even Zabbix Java gateway (with JMX monitoring).+The following items types are currently offered ​by Zabbix:
  
-With each item type you must specify the required parameters and use the supported set of item keys.+  * [[:​manual/​config/​items/​itemtypes/​zabbix_agent|Zabbix agent checks]] 
 +  * [[:​manual/​config/​items/​itemtypes/​snmp|SNMP agent checks]] 
 +  * [[:​manual/​config/​items/​itemtypes/​snmptrap|SNMP traps]] 
 +  * [[:​manual/​config/​items/​itemtypes/​ipmi|IPMI checks]] 
 +  * [[:​manual/​config/​items/​itemtypes/​simple_checks|Simple checks]] 
 +    * [[:​manual/​config/​items/​itemtypes/​simple_checks/​vmware_keys|VMware monitoring]] 
 +  * [[:​manual/​config/​items/​itemtypes/​log_items|Log file monitoring]] 
 +  * [[:​manual/​config/​items/​itemtypes/​calculated|Calculated items]] 
 +  * [[:​manual/​config/​items/​itemtypes/​internal|Zabbix internal checks]] 
 +  * [[:​manual/​config/​items/​itemtypes/​ssh_checks|SSH checks]] 
 +  * [[:​manual/​config/​items/​itemtypes/​telnet_checks|Telnet checks]] 
 +  * [[:​manual/​config/​items/​itemtypes/​external|External checks]] 
 +  * [[:​manual/​config/​items/​itemtypes/​aggregate|Aggregate checks]] 
 +  * [[:​manual/​config/​items/​itemtypes/​trapper|Trapper items]] 
 +  * [[:​manual/​config/​items/​itemtypes/​jmx_monitoring|JMX monitoring]] 
 +  * [[:​manual/​config/​items/​itemtypes/​odbc_checks|ODBC checks]]
  
-The details of all item types are included in the subpages of this section.+Details for all item types are included in the subpages of this section. Even though item types offer a lot of options for data gathering, there are further options through [[:​manual/​config/​items/​userparameters|user parameters]] or [[:​manual/​config/​items/​loadablemodules|loadable modules]].
  
-<note important>​ +Some checks are performed by Zabbix ​server alone (as agent-less monitoringwhile others require Zabbix agent or even Zabbix Java gateway ​(with JMX monitoring).
-  - Starting with Zabbix ​2.0, multiple interfaces can be set in the host definition ​Agent, SNMP, JMX, and IPMI. If a particular item type requires a particular interface (like an IPMI item needs an IPMI interface on the host), that interface must exist, in the host definition. Also, if an item can use more than one interface, it will search the available host interfaces ​(in the order: Agent->​SNMP->​JMX->IPMIfor the first appropriate one to be linked with.\\  +
-  - All items that return text (character, log, text types of information) now can return whitespace only as well (where applicable),​ setting the return value to an empty string. (supported since 2.0)\\  +
-</​note>​+
  
 +<note important>​If a particular item type requires a particular interface (like an IPMI check needs an IPMI interface on the host) that interface must exist in the host definition.</​note>​
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 +Multiple interfaces can be set in the host definition: Zabbix agent, SNMP agent, JMX and IPMI. If an item can use more than one interface, it will search the available host interfaces (in the order: Agent->​SNMP->​JMX->​IPMI) for the first appropriate one to be linked with. 
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 +All items that return text (character, log, text types of information) can return whitespace only as well (where applicable) setting the return value to an empty string (supported since 2.0).