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Monitoring Your FileMaker Server with Zabbix

By August 6, 2019 August 8th, 2019 No Comments

FileMaker Server is the cornerstone of a stable, secure, and performant deployment of your FileMaker apps. Knowing how to deploy well and particularly how to monitor how your solution is doing on FileMaker Server is a crucial skill. We have been talking about this for a long time (see this 2013 blog post that is still valid).

Here at Soliant, we have chosen Zabbix as one of the tools to help us monitor our own FileMaker Servers and help our customers do the same. On this page, you will find all the resources that we have discussed and demonstrated in our FileMaker DevCon 2019 presentation.

As with any tool, there is a certain learning curve to becoming proficient at it. The resources on this page are meant to help you through that learning curve quickly, with us sharing with you the lessons we have learned along the way.

These guides will help you decide what option to choose for a Zabbix server and how to install the Zabbix agents. More importantly, we have included the full Zabbix template that we use for monitoring FileMaker Server on Windows, macOS, and FileMaker Cloud.

The Guides:

Our Zabbix template and accompanying files are hosted on GitHub:

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Wim Decorte

Wim Decorte

Wim is a Senior Technical Solution Architect at Soliant. He is a FileMaker 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 Certified FileMaker Developer and the author of numerous Tech Briefs and articles on FileMaker Server. Wim is one of the very few multiple FileMaker Excellence Award winners and was most recently awarded the FileMaker Community Leader of the Year award at the 2015 FileMaker Developer Conference. He is also a frequent speaker at the FileMaker Developer Conference and at FileMaker Developer groups throughout the world. In addition to being a renowned expert on FileMaker Server, Wim also specializes in integrating FileMaker with other applications and systems. His pet project is the open source fmDotNet connector class that he created.