Zabbix Summit 2021 Agenda

Zabbix Summit is a 1-day event full of exciting talks, tricky topics, community solutions, use cases from a wide range of companies and workshops run by the Zabbix Team.

November 25

Zabbix 6.0 LTS - The next great leap in monitoring

Join The Zabbix founder and CEO - Alexey Vladishev in the opening Zabbix Summit 2021 keynote speech for an exclusive chance to take the first look at the next great leap in monitoring.

Alexei Vladishev
Alexei Vladishev

Founder and CEO, Zabbix, Latvia

Alexei is the author of Zabbix, an enterprise-class open source monitoring solution, and also the founder of Zabbix LLC, the company developing Zabbix.
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What's new in Zabbix 6.0 LTS

Take a look at the list of major improvements and new features available in Zabbix 6.0 LTS

Artūrs Lontons
Artūrs Lontons

Technical Support Engineer, Zabbix, Latvia

Arturs is an IT engineer by education and trade. As a certified IT project manager, over the years he has obtained vast experience in both IT support, design of business processes and as a part of multiple IT support teams in many different fields, from retail to aviation. Arturs started working in Zabbix as a support engineer and quickly found his passion for teaching the Zabbix community about different monitoring approaches, best troubleshooting methods and providing other insights into the internal mechanisms of the product. As a Zabbix Certified Trainer, Arturs now has the opportunity to share his knowledge with the community and Zabbix customers all over the globe.
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Gaining new insights with Business service monitoring

Zabbix 6.0 LTS Business service monitoring – BSM, contains the perfect set of features to monitor complex business services. Do you wish to monitor a server cluster and instantly see what parts of your business are affected even by a small outage? Learn how you can implement BSM for your infrastructure with Zabbix 6.0 LTS.

Aleksandrs  Petrovs-Gavrilovs
Aleksandrs Petrovs-Gavrilovs

Technical Support Engineer, Zabbix, Latvia

Aleksandrs has more than 10 years experience in IT, providing support on a vast list of services, starting from basic technical support while deploying and administering web hosting services and moving to support of streaming technology equipment, data, optical systems and network communication systems. All while using Zabbix! Eventually, the wish of providing high-quality support in a constantly evolving environment of Zabbix led Aleksandrs on the path of becoming a Technical Support Engineer for Zabbix customers, which was followed by Zabbix Expert and Trainer certifications, allowing to share experience and knowledge of Zabbix all around the globe.
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Build Zabbix Server HA Cluster in 10 minutes

With Zabbix 6.0 LTS deploying the Zabbix server HA cluster is now simpler than it ever was. Join us and take a look at how you can achieve additional redundancy for your Zabbix server and prevent downtimes during hardware failures or planned maintenance.

Kaspars  Mednis
Kaspars Mednis

Senior Trainer, Zabbix, Latvia

Kaspars has more than 15 years of experience as a Network Administrator and more than 10 years of experience in Zabbix. He is highly knowledgeable about networking, SQL based databases (MySQL, MSSQL, Oracle), Windows and Linux server administration. Previously worked in the banking sector, administering and monitoring bank network infrastructure. Kaspars is a Zabbix Support Engineer and Certified Trainer.
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Top 10 reasons to migrate to Zabbix 6.0 LTS

Learn the main benefits of why you should migrate to Zabbix 6.0. From brand new features, to improved security and performance. The top 10 reasons to migrate will be covered in this presentation.

Dmitry Krupornitsky
Dmitry Krupornitsky

Technical Support Engineer, Zabbix, Russia

Dmitry's field of expertise includes Linux, remote systems support and networking. He has been working in a marine geophysical company and gained experience from field engineer to head of marine IT dept. In his spare time, he is a teacher at the University. Dmitry is a Zabbix Support Engineer and a Zabbix Certified trainer.
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Coffee Break 10 min

Zabbix in China

China has become one of the largest user areas of Zabbix and one of the biggest long-term opportunities for Zabbix, Cindy will share with us the development of Zabbix in China. During the cooperation between Zabbix and Grandage, we constantly explore the needs of domestic users and the market, then share the typical use cases to show how Zabbix supports the top companies, etc,.

Cindy Lu
Cindy Lu

CSO, Grandage, China

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A guide to migrating to Zabbix 6.0 LTS

Let us guide you through the migration process from your current instance to Zabbix 6.0 LTS. The presentation will cover all of the important upgrade steps and things that you should consider before performing the upgrade.

Edgars Melveris
Edgars Melveris

Technical Support Engineer, Zabbix, Latvia

Edgars has more than 10 years of experience as a System Administrator and 7 years of experience working with Zabbix monitoring solution. He is knowledgeable in administering Linux and networking. Edgars is Zabbix Technical Support Engineer and Certified Trainer.
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Zabbix meets television - Clever use of Zabbix features

Even though there are various streaming services nowadays, television and especially public television still plays an important role in our lives. This presentation shows how one of the two public TV broadcasters in Germany, the "ZDF - Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen", uses Zabbix to monitor its IT infrastructure and integrates other infrastructure services.

Wolfgang Alper
Wolfgang Alper

CEO, Intellitrend GmbH, Germany

Wolfgang Alper is the CEO of IntelliTrend GmbH, a german IT-Service company specialized in network infrastructure, virtualization and network monitoring. With IntelliTrend GmbH, he had the idea that not only big companies like carriers would need monitoring of their IT-Infrastructure, but also the smaller ones. So in 2004, he started implementing Zabbix in enterprise environments and has not regretted this decision once. As a Zabbix certified trainer, Wolfgang is specialised in large scale deployments of Zabbix.
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Integrating Zabbix with your existing IT solutions

With many out of the box integrations available and many more coming in the nearby future, let’s take a closer look at the integrated design process and talk about how we can integrate Zabbix with your existing IT solutions.

Aleksandrs Larionovs
Aleksandrs Larionovs

Head of Integration team, Zabbix, Latvia

Integration Team manager in Zabbix; Love for opensource is what first got me into Zabbix, but it’s the people and culture which have kept me hooked ever since. As an Integration team manager for Zabbix, I love collaborating with the community and ensure that the development processes are running. I am really passionate about working out how best to help my team to find new and valuable ways to create integrations and combine Zabbix and community together. While working in Zabbix I find it incredibly rewarding to work with the wider industry to ensure monitoring to work its magic and help change lives for the better.
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Take Advantage of Zabbix Services Online

Sergejs Sorokins
Sergejs Sorokins

Business Development Director, Zabbix, Latvia

With a background in business administration and extensive experience in the financial sector, Sergey works for Zabbix for over 8 years now. Sergey is responsible for global partner network development, for cooperation and joint projects with software and hardware vendors, and some key customer projects.
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Zabbix, MySQL, Oracle Cloud: how infrastructure becomes code

Infrastructure as code approach allows you to make your deployments easy and reusable, coding once, and deploying as much as you need! Oracle Cloud offers native Terraform support, which allows you to code your infrastructure with a simple declarative language. Let's discover together how to build a Zabbix installation with MySQL Database Service in Oracle Cloud creating our deployment as reusable and simple Terraform code.

Vittorio Cioe
Vittorio Cioe

Sr.Presales Consultant, Oracle MySQL, Poland

Databases and Open Source technology enthusiast. Spent almost ten years working for world-leading technology companies, focusing on many aspects of a technology business, like infrastructure and security aspects of the application layer, but also middleware and web performance. Lastly, his long-standing passion for open-source technology and databases led him to Oracle, working with MySQL, the leading open-source database on the market, helping leading customers across Eastern Europe to successfully shape their projects. During his time at MySQL, he has also been presenting at many events around Europe, like OpenSource Day Warsaw, OpenSource Day Lisbon, DevTalks Bucharest, Highload++ Moscow, DevOps Days Kazan, and others.
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Machine learning in Zabbix 6.0 LTS: anomaly detection and baselines

Join us and take an in-depth look at the inner workings of the new anomaly detection and baseline monitoring functionality

Aleksandrs  Kalimulins
Aleksandrs Kalimulins

System Architect, Zabbix, Latvia

Alex is a developer at Zabbix with more than 20 years of software engineering experience. Before joining Zabbix in 2018, he worked in the financial sector with a focus on real-time processing systems.
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Coffee Break 10 min

New Agent 2 features in Zabbix 6.0 LTS

Learn what new metrics and other features are in store for Zabbix Agent2 in Zabbix 6.0 LTS

Aigars Kadiķis
Aigars Kadiķis

Technical Support Engineer, Zabbix, Latvia

"Over 10 years of experience with Windows computers, but deep down in heart, there is always a black console window. Aigars attention has been driven by single board computers, low power devices, docker containers, one-liners, web scrapping and monitoring in general.
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Securing Zabbix 6.0 LTS

Many new security improvements have been added between the release of Zabbix 5.0 LTS and Zabbix 6.0 LTS. Learn about what security improvements await you in Zabbix 6.0 LTS and take a look a how you can implement them.

Kārlis Saliņš
Kārlis Saliņš

Technical Support Engineer, Zabbix, Latvia

Kārlis is a Technical Support Engineer at Zabbix. Before joining Zabbix, worked as a DBA and System Administrator in financial sector. Has 3+ years of experience working with with Zabbix monitoring software.
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Defining flexible problem thresholds with the new trigger syntax

The new trigger syntax enables many new problem detection scenarios. The syntax analysis and examples given in this presentation will enable you to unleash the full potential of the new Zabbix trigger syntax.

Sergey Simonenko
Sergey Simonenko

Technical Support Engineer, Zabbix, Latvia

Sergey is a Network and UNIX/Linux System Engineer with more than ten years of expertise in Telecom, Hosting and Integration. He is a Zabbix user, Zabbix Administrator since 2013, and Zabbix certified trainer. Sergey is UNIX and Open Source Software enthusiast with a passion for BSD systems.
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Omnissiah - Automatic detection and identification of hosts to be monitored in Zabbix

This talk will cover daily automatic detection and identification of hosts on an internal network to be monitored in Zabbix. This is done using free tools with Python and MySQL and it is scalable to hundreds of thousands of hosts. The result is that users do not have to add or remove hosts in Zabbix and all hosts have standardized names, templates, groups, and tags in Zabbix.

Jacob Robinson
Jacob Robinson

Systems Engineer, WeWork, United States

Jacob Robinson is a Systems Engineering Manager at WeWork where he handles global building infrastructure. He was previously an AV Engineer and an Automotive Design Engineer before that. He has a small blog monitoreverything.net where he writes about monitoring with Zabbix.
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Zabbix and the art of SNMP traps

As we know, Zabbix can handle SNMP polling as well as receiving SNMP Traps upon events. But that SNMP traps are only providing info about the current event and not the rest of the metrics. This might be problematic. In this talk, we will show a way to let Zabbix act on received SNMP traps in order to get an accurate full picture of the status of the device. This way we can keep the polling interval low, which is good for both the device and Zabbix but make sure we always get the up to date status whenever we need it

Brian van Baekel
Brian van Baekel

Consultant / Zabbix Trainer, Opensource ICT Solutions B.V., The Netherlands

After working with Zabbix for several years (started with Zabbix 1.8), Brian started his own company Opensource ICT Solutions in the Netherlands and United States. From that moment the main focus is a consultancy, support and training on the product Zabbix. In this role, he is seeing, building and maintaining Zabbix environments all over the world for various customers. This means the level of experience is getting higher and higher by the day, and finding custom solutions for issues that others can’t solve!
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Two factor authentication for Zabbix (the power of Open Source)

This short presentation demonstrates how the OpenSource nature of Zabbix lets people implement features that are not available "out-of-the-box" showing the "Two-factor authentication" feature as an example. A set of slides shows how the user login process drastically changes with 2FA addition bringing more security to Zabbix UI.

Evgeny Yurchenko
Evgeny Yurchenko

Co-Founder, BGmot Inc., Canada

Evgeny Yurchenko. 20+ years of experience in IT. Almost the whole career worked in Operations that's why obsessed with monitoring. Fond of OpenSource approach, participated in number of projects with Zabbix being favorite one at the moment. My motto is "If you do something do it properly or don't do it at all. Co-founder of a company named BGmot.
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Coffee Break 10 min

Overview of Zabbix community tools

Over time, the Zabbix community has played a vital role in helping us getting to where we are right now. Learn how you can share your Zabbix stories, voice your opinions and make the tool better for your fellow Zabbix users.

Dmitrijs Lamberts
Dmitrijs Lamberts

Head of Technical Support, Zabbix, Latvia

Dmitry has a solid experience in UNIX/Linux system engineering, network administration and security. Having delivered multiple projects and Zabbix training worldwide Dmitry has a hands-on experience and in-depth knowledge of advanced configurations, such as high availability, clusters, virtualization, and performance tuning. Proven track record of solving complicated customer support tasks, passion for emerging technologies and out-of-the-box thinking guarantees thorough, high-quality services for Zabbix enterprise-level customers.
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Monitoring Market Data Systems

The Financial Services vertical is a very sensitive, niche market that for years had little to no monitoring. Zabbix has helped to unlock the true value of monitoring in Market Data. Zabbix is doing everything from monitoring Refinitiv market data platform, Bloomberg, Activ Financial, ICE data systems, and now Solace. West Highland has leveraged the features of Zabbix resulting in a more powerful, flexible deployment that easily outshines many commercially available tools.

Robert Hau
Robert Hau

Chief Technology Officer / CISO, West Highland Support Services, United States

Robert Hau is the Chief Technology Officer and CISO at West Highland and has been at West Highland for 17 years with primary focus on Market Data and Innovation in the firm. Robert has lead the initiative of deploying Zabbix and adapting it to the Financial Services vertical monitoring Market Data. Zabbix opened up a world of information in the 100ms range that was previously unseen by the industry. Robert initially started using Zabbix with version 1.8 and has increased the Zabbix footprint throughout West Highlands client base leveraging all of the enhancements that continue to be added to the product.
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Implementing Dynamic data collection

Sometimes in ISP providers, we have no control of the state of clients endpoint, sometimes they turn off at night or on weekends or several weeks. We will share how we combine Zabbix features in order to have a smarter polling frequency reducing the pressure on data-gathering processes in scenarios where hosts are not always reachable.

Carlos Ortega
Carlos Ortega

Engineering Director, Imagunet, Colombia

Carlos Ortega has more than 8 years of experience in carrying out Zabbix implementations and configurations for the telecommunications, banking, IOT and cloud sectors. He has also been working in the IT and Telco sector for more than 20 years in areas such as Monitoring, Technical Support, Planning and Engineering. Additionally, Carlos got Certified as a Specialist and Professional in Zabbix in 2018 and became Certified Trainer in 2021.
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Zabbix meet Postgres Cluster

How we implement Zabbix DB backend for our customer and how we plan to move to Kubernetes deployment of Zabbix and Postgres.

Dimitri Bellini
Dimitri Bellini

Q.S.G. System Integrator Zabbix Trainer, Zabbix Certified Professional, Quadrata, Italy

Quadrata provides a wide range of IT-related services to small and medium-size businesses in Italy. From very simple to very complex problems, Quadrata delivers reliable and cost-effective solutions to satisfy every customer need. With over 15 years of experience in IT sector, Quadrata offers a vast range.
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Zabbix meets research institute - Mastering the migration

Research institutes are crucial for the development of key technologies and innovations in various fields. Although the results obtained are not always publicly known, they have a strong impact on our daily business. This talk will focus on how the "Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft", one of the world's leading applied research organizations, switched from a previous network monitoring system to Zabbix and will describe some challenges that had to be overcome.

Wolfgang Alper
Wolfgang Alper

CEO, Intellitrend GmbH, Germany

Wolfgang Alper is the CEO of IntelliTrend GmbH, a german IT-Service company specialized in network infrastructure, virtualization and network monitoring. With IntelliTrend GmbH, he had the idea that not only big companies like carriers would need monitoring of their IT-Infrastructure, but also the smaller ones. So in 2004, he started implementing Zabbix in enterprise environments and has not regretted this decision once. As a Zabbix certified trainer, Wolfgang is specialised in large scale deployments of Zabbix.
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Closing speech

Alexei Vladishev
Alexei Vladishev

Founder and CEO, Zabbix, Latvia

Alexei is the author of Zabbix, an enterprise-class open source monitoring solution, and also the founder of Zabbix LLC, the company developing Zabbix.
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