Zabbix Documentation 3.4

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 === Overview === === Overview ===
  
-You can monitor the health and availability of Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) devices in Zabbix.\\ +You can monitor the health and availability of Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) devices in Zabbix. To perform IPMI checks Zabbix server must be initially [[manual:​installation:​install#​from_the_sources|configured]] with IPMI support.
-To perform IPMI checks Zabbix server must be initially [[manual:​installation:​install#​from_the_sources|configured]] with IPMI support.+
  
 IPMI is a standardized interface for remote "​lights-out"​ or "​out-of-band"​ management of computer systems. It allows to monitor hardware status directly from the so-called "​out-of-band"​ management cards, independently from the operating system or whether the machine is powered on at all. IPMI is a standardized interface for remote "​lights-out"​ or "​out-of-band"​ management of computer systems. It allows to monitor hardware status directly from the so-called "​out-of-band"​ management cards, independently from the operating system or whether the machine is powered on at all.
  
 Zabbix IPMI monitoring works only for devices having IPMI support (HP iLO, DELL DRAC, IBM RSA, Sun SSP, etc). Zabbix IPMI monitoring works only for devices having IPMI support (HP iLO, DELL DRAC, IBM RSA, Sun SSP, etc).
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 +Since Zabbix 3.4, a new IPMI manager process has been added to schedule IPMI checks by IPMI pollers. Now a host is always polled by only one IPMI poller at a time, reducing the number of open connections to BMC controllers. With those changes it's safe to increase the number of IPMI pollers without worrying about BMC controller overloading. The IPMI manager process is automatically started when at least one IPMI poller is started. ​
  
 See also [[manual/​installation/​known_issues#​ipmi_checks|known issues]] for IPMI checks. See also [[manual/​installation/​known_issues#​ipmi_checks|known issues]] for IPMI checks.