Zabbix is a highly scalable, open-source monitoring software tool designed to track the status of various network services, servers, and other network hardware. It provides a comprehensive monitoring solution that includes features such as real-time monitoring, visualization, and alerting for both performance and availability metrics across IT infrastructure components. Zabbix supports a wide range of monitoring options, including agent-based and agentless monitoring, making it versatile for tracking virtually any type of system component, from servers and network devices to applications and services.

One of Zabbix's key strengths is its ability to perform complex monitoring tasks, such as automatic discovery of servers and network devices, distributed monitoring with centralized web administration, and advanced problem detection using threshold-based alerts and trend prediction. This enables IT administrators to proactively identify and resolve issues before they impact users or services.

Zabbix's flexible notification mechanism allows for customizable alerts to be sent through various channels, including email, SMS, or custom scripts, ensuring that the right people are notified at the right time. With its strong community support, extensive plugin ecosystem, and ability to scale from small environments to large enterprises, Zabbix stands out as a comprehensive, cost-effective solution for end-to-end IT infrastructure monitoring.

Integrating Zabbix with groundcover

To start accessing granular insights, just follow these 2 super easy steps:

Step 1: Enable Custom Metrics

Follow our quick guide on how to enable scraping custom metrics on groundcover.

Step 2: Import dashboard using Grafana ID

In the groundcover platform, go to Dashboards -> New -> Import.

In the box titled "Import via", enter one of the following dashboard IDs, then click "Load".

IDNameDescriptionMore Info


Zabbix - Full Server Status

Updated to Zabbix 6


Zabbix Server Dashboard

Linux - Zabbix Server - Zabbix MySQL


Dashboard Linux Server

Dashboard based on information collected from Zabbix Server for Linux environment. In this panel you can select a group and then the specific host from which we want to view the collected data.


Dashboard Mysql Zabbix



Zabbix - Servers Status Table

An easy way to view the performance of your servers

Note: The dashboards above are the 5 most downloaded Zabbix dashboards on Grafana's website, and are listed by number of downloads. More dashboards are available on their website and the steps to add them is the same. Visit this page for the full list of Zabbix dashboards.

That's it!

You can now see the imported dashboard in your list of Dashboards and start using it immediately.

You can repeat this action to load as many of these dashboards as you like.

If you import more than one of these dashboards, you may find it useful to create a Zabbix Dashboards Folder in groundcover.

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