Introducing Zabbix 7.0 LTS: Enhanced Performance and Scalability for Enterprise Monitoring

by | Jun 4, 2024

Zabbix LLC is launching its latest major LTS release, Zabbix 7.0, which is designed to improve performance and scalability for enterprise-level companies. This version delivers a wide range of new features and improvements, including synthetic end-user web monitoring, Zabbix proxy high availability and load balancing, major performance and scalability improvements, native multi-factor authentication (MFA) support, new ways to visualize data, and much more. Continue reading for more details. 

Zabbix LLC is launching its latest major LTS release, Zabbix 7.0, which is designed to improve performance and scalability for enterprise-level companies. This version delivers a wide range of new features and improvements, including synthetic end-user web monitoring, Zabbix proxy high availability and load balancing, major performance and scalability improvements, native multi-factor authentication (MFA) support, new ways to visualize data, and much more.

As North America’s largest Zabbix partner, we are excited to help you leverage the full potential of Zabbix 7.0 LTS for your enterprise needs. Read on for more detailed information about the new features and enhancements in Zabbix 7.0 LTS.

New Features & Enhancements

Synthetic end-user web monitoring

Users can now monitor websites and applications by defining flexible multi-step browser-based scenarios. 7.0 LTS also makes it easy to capture screenshots of the current website state, collect and visualize website performance and availability metrics, extract, monitor, and analyze web application data, and receive alerts related to any discovered issues.

Zabbix proxy high availability and load balancing

Zabbix 7.0 LTS makes it easy to scale a Zabbix environment and ensures 100% availability with automatic proxy load balancing and high availability features. These features include the ability to assign hosts to load-balanced proxy groups and seamlessly scale a Zabbix environment by deploying additional proxies.

Faster and more efficient Zabbix proxies

Zabbix proxy now fully supports in-memory data storage for collected metrics. Users can choose from Disk, Memory, and Hybrid proxy buffer modes, all of which are ideal for embedded hardware. In addition, memory mode enables the support of edge computing use cases. Users can expect 10-100x better proxy performance by switching to memory or hybrid modes, depending on allocated hardware.

Better data collection speed and scalability

Synchronous poller processes have been replaced with asynchronous pollers, which greatly improves the speed and scalability of metric polling, particularly for agent, SNMP, and HTTP checks. The next metric can now be polled before waiting for a response from a previously requested metric, and up to 1,000 concurrent checks can now be supported per poller process.

Centralized control of data collection timeouts

Centralized control of data collection timeouts enables better support for metrics and custom checks, taking longer data collection time intervals. Data collection timeouts can be defined per item-type and overridden per proxy or on an individual item level. Additionally, timeouts are now fully configurable in the Zabbix GUI or via Zabbix API.

New ways to visualize data

A variety of new dashboard widgets have been introduced, designed to give a more comprehensive overview of monitored metrics and infrastructure.  Some of the widgets introduced include:

  • Honeycomb
  • Gauge
  • Pie chart
  • Top triggers
  • Item and Host navigators

Dynamic dashboard widget navigation

A new communication framework has also been introduced for dashboard widgets, enabling communication between widgets, allowing a widget to serve as a data source for other widgets, and dynamically updating information displayed in a dashboard widget based on the data source.

Support for enterprise-grade multi-factor authentication

Out-of-the box support of multi-factor authentication enables enterprise-grade security and added flexibility for configuring user authentication methods. Support MFA providers include time-based one-time Password (TOTP) and Duo Universal Prompt authentication.

New templates and integrations

In response to user demand, Zabbix 7.0 LTS comes pre-packaged with a range of new templates for the most popular vendors and cloud providers.

Availability

Zabbix 7.0 LTS is now available for download.

Discover what’s new in Zabbix 7.0 LTS.

Explore the Zabbix 7.0 LTS documentation section.

See the full list in the release notes.

ATS Group: Zabbix Premium Partner

As North America’s leading Zabbix partner, we offer unparalleled expertise in Zabbix training, professional services, and fully managed Zabbix hosting.

Our certified trainers provide comprehensive training programs designed to equip your team with the skills needed to master Zabbix 7.0 LTS, ensuring you can fully utilize its powerful new features. Whether you are upgrading from a previous version or deploying Zabbix for the first time, our experienced professionals will guide you through a seamless transition, minimizing downtime and maximizing efficiency.

Our professional services include custom integration, implementation, and ongoing support tailored to meet the unique needs of your organization. We specialize in optimizing Zabbix environments for enhanced performance and scalability, ensuring you get the most out of your monitoring solutions. With our help, you can achieve 100% availability with Zabbix proxy high availability and load balancing and benefit from the latest advancements in data collection and visualization.

Partner with us to unlock the full potential of Zabbix 7.0 LTS and take your enterprise monitoring to the next level.

Contact ATS today to learn more about our services and how we can support your Zabbix journey.

About Zabbix

Established in 2005, Zabbix LLC is a global software development company. The company’s flagship product is Zabbix, an enterprise-class, open-source distributed monitoring solution designed to monitor and track the performance and availability of network servers, devices, services, and other IT resources. 

Zabbix LLC also provides a wide range of commercial services such as technical support, Zabbix integration, implementation, and customized development services as well as Zabbix professional training.  

The company’s main focus is on a flexible approach to customer needs and the ability to deliver world-class services at affordable prices. Zabbix has over 250 partners around the world, as well as a large portfolio of customers in multiple industries, including several Fortune 500 companies.  

Website: www.zabbix.com

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