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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 monitoring) while 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 existin the host definition. ​Alsoif 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.\\  + 
-  ​- ​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 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>​ 
-</​note>​+ 
 +Multiple interfaces can be set in the host definition: Zabbix agentSNMP 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).