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Mastering Zabbix

Learn how to monitor your large IT environments using Zabbix with this one-stop, comprehensive guide to the Zabbix world About This Book * Create a tailor-made monitoring solution based on your specific needs * Learn advanced techniques of Zabbix to monitor networks, performances, and other critical features in large environments * Integrate, customize, and extend your monitoring solutions with external components and software Who This Book Is For This book is intended for system administrators and IT architects who need to better integrate their Zabbix installation with their surrounding environment. A basic, working knowledge of Zabbix and Linux is assumed so that the book can focus on how to use every component to its full advantage. It will also be helpful to be familiar with programming concepts and languages but if not, all the content in the book is thorough and well documented. What You Will Learn * Efficiently collect data from a large variety of monitoring objects * Organize your data in graphs, charts, maps, and slide shows * Build intelligent triggers and alarms to monitor your network proactively * Write your own custom probes and monitoring scripts to extend Zabbix * Configure Zabbix and its database to be high available and fault-tolerant * Automate repetitive procedures using Zabbix's API * Integrate Zabbix with external systems * Understand the protocol and how to interact with it by writing your own custom agent In Detail Nowadays monitoring systems play a crucial role in any IT environment. They are extensively used to not only measure your system's performance, but also to forecast capacity issues. This is where Zabbix, one of the most popular monitoring solutions for networks and applications, comes into the picture. With an efficient monitoring system in place you'll be able to foresee when your infrastructure runs under capacity and react accordingly. Due to the critical role a monitoring system plays, it is fundamental to implement it in the best way from its initial setup. This avoids misleading, confusing, or, even worse, false alarms which can disrupt an efficient and healthy IT department. This new edition will provide you with all the knowledge you need to make strategic and practical decisions about the Zabbix monitoring system. The setup you'll do with this book will fit your environment and monitoring needs like a glove. You will be guided through the initial steps of choosing the correct size and configuration for your system, to what to monitor and how to implement your own custom monitoring component. Exporting and integrating your data with other systems is also covered. By the end of this book, you will have a tailor-made and well configured monitoring system and will understand with absolute clarity how crucial it is to your IT environment. Style and approach This book is an easy to follow, step-by-step guide to monitoring network and performance in large environments with Zabbix. It is designed for real-world Zabbix administrators, and is comprised of a perfect mix of theoretical explanations and practical applications, making it your perfect companion.

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Learn Windows PowerShell 3 in a Month of Lunches

PowerShell provides a single, unified administrative command linefrom which to control and automate virtually every aspect of aWindows system. It accepts and executes commands immediately, andscripts can be written to manage most Windows servers like Exchange,IIS, and SharePoint. PowerShell 3 adds features designed specificallyfor Windows Server 2012 and even third-party platforms fromcompanies like Citrix and VMware.Learn Windows PowerShell 3 in a Month of Lunches, Second Edition isan innovative tutorial designed for administrators. With just one hour aday, readers will be automating Windows tasks faster than ever thoughtpossible. The book starts with the basics-what is PowerShell andwhat can be done with it. Then, it moves systematically through thetechniques and features that facilitate efficient and effective results. AUDIENCEThe book is written for administrators, not developers. No priorPowerShell experience or any scripting or programming experience isnecessary. Experience with Windows administration will be helpful. ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGYPowerShell functions primarily by accepting typed commands from anadministrator and immediately executing those commands to achieveadministrative results. It is not a programming or scripting language.

Fighting Staff

In the latest addition to his Fighting Weapons series, Dwight McLemore does for the staff what he did earlier for the Bowie, tomahawk, and sword. The Fighting Staff is a modern illustrated guide to using one of man's oldest weapons. In keeping with his philosophy on fighting weapons, in this workbook McLemore does not attempt to duplicate methods from a specific period in the past. Rather, he offers an eclectic approach that borrows the most effective techniques from Asian and European martial arts throughout history. The Fighting Staff covers such essentials as footwork, grip, strikes, thrusts, blocks, and targeting. But its real value lies in the fighting concepts imparted, which serve as a language for advanced training. As always, your martial arts training is greatly enhanced by McLemore's beautifully executed drawings that take you step-by-step through 25 fighting drills for the martial arts staff. His use of frontal, side and overhead views, as well as his unique"floating staff" perspective, allows you to truly see how your actions correlate with those of your training partner (or opponent), as well as how and where your weapon moves. The training techniques taught in this book are not limited to the staff. They can also be used effectively with other weapons. About the Author Dwight C. McLemore is a retired combat arms officer with the U.S. Army and is an accomplished bladesman and instructor. He is renowned for his vast knowledge of Bowie and big-knife fighting and has more than 18 years of experience in self-defense and martial arts. The founder of the School of Two Swords, McLemore is rated expert level with the American Knife Congress, is certified in kung fu, and holds 1st dan in kendo.

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Fight Like a Physicist

WINNER SPORTS USA Best Books Award 2015 Fight Like a Physicist provides an in-depth, sometimes whimsical look into the physics behind martial arts for sport and self-defense. Whether you are an experienced martial artist or a curious enthusiast, this book can give you an "unfair advantage" by unraveling the complex science of effective fighting techniques and examining the core principles that make them work. In addition to breaking down the principles behind the punches, Dr. Thalken, a computational physicist with a long history of martial arts across various styles, applies the mind-set of a physicist to a number of controversial topics in the martial arts: *Making physics your "unfair advantage," in the ring and on the street*Examining center of mass, pi, levers, wedges, angular momentum, and linear momentum for martial artists*Protecting the brains of fighters and football players from concussions*Reducing traumatic brain injury in contact sports*Exposing the illusion of safety provided by gloves and helmets*Overturning conventional wisdom on compliance during an assault*Busting Hollywood action myths*Giving the mystical side of martial arts a much-needed reality check Dr. Thalken invites readers to take a scientific approach to training and fighting, and provides all the tools necessary to get the most out of their experiences and make their training count.

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The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories

Part of the Penguin Orange Collection, a limited-run series of twelve influential and beloved American classics in a bold series design offering a modern take on the iconic Penguin paperback For the seventieth anniversary of Penguin Classics, the Penguin Orange Collection celebrates the heritage of Penguin's iconic book design with twelve influential American literary classics representing the breadth and diversity of the Penguin Classics library. These collectible editions are dressed in the iconic orange and white tri-band cover design, first created in 1935, while french flaps, high-quality paper, and striking cover illustrations provide the cutting-edge design treatment that is the signature of Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions today. The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories Frequently imitated and widely influential, Howard Phillips Lovecraft reinvented the horror genre in the twentieth century, discarding ghosts and witches and instead envisioning mankind as a tiny outpost of dwindling sanity in a chaotic and malevolent universe. This definitive collection reveals the development of Lovecraft's mesmerizing narrative style and establishes him as a canonical--and visionary--American writer.

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Learning Japanese Kanji

This book enables you to easily recognize the 500 most essential Japanese Kanji--and to memorize their readings and meanings quickly and easily! This book teaches an innovative new method to learn the basic 500 Japanese characters--teaching you how to easily recognize the Kanji and to remember their readings and meanings. Learning to read Japanese and write Japanese requires knowing hundreds of Kanji. Traditionally, the ability to learn Kanji characters was accomplished purely by rote memorization. This method is extremely slow, tedious and time-consuming. The new science of mnemonics has changed all that. By associating an easily-remembered visual image and story with each Kanji, the learner is able to commit the characters to long-term memory far more easily and quickly than ever before. mnemonics also dramatically helps students to write kanji as well. This revolutionary new method has been tried by many thousands of students and it really works! Using a systematic building-block approach to written Japanese, this beginner kanji book also shows you how more complicated characters are constructed from simpler elements. And similar mnemonic strategies are provided for learning the different pronunciations or "readings" of the characters. The CD-ROM that is included provides audio recordings by Japanese native speakers to perfect your pronunciation. It also provides a unique interactive software program showing you how to write each character and allowing you to write it yourself on screen! This book can be used by anyone, and requires no prior knowledge of the Japanese language. It can be used in conjunction with any Japanese textbook to learn the important Kanji characters upon which the language is based. Key features of this book include: Drawings and stories to create mental associations for the characters that stick in the brain and allow you to recall their meanings and readings. A CD-ROM software program showing you how to write each kanji character Native speaker audio recordings for all the Kanji characters, vocabulary and sample sentences. Sample sentences to expand your vocabulary by showing you how the Kanji are actually used. Extensive review exercises to reinforce what you've learned. User-friendly indexes allowing you to look-up the Kanji and use the book like a Kanji dictionary.The 500 Kanji characters provided in this book include all the characters needed for the AP and JLPT Level 4 and 5 exams-giving you access to approximately 80 percent of all the Kanji characters you encounter in Japan!

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Assimil German

Au-delà de l'Allemagne, l'allemand est langue officielle dans six autres pays européens à commencer par l'Autriche, mais aussi la Belgique, l'Italie, le Liechtenstein, le Luxembourg et la Suisse. Proche du néerlandais, l'allemand se distingue grammaticalement par son système de déclinaisons. A l'usage des anglophones, cette méthode permet aux débutants, en six à huit mois, de converser dans la langue de Goethe tout en découvrant les us et coutumes d'un pays dont l'économie est primordiale au sein de la communauté européenne : de la phase « passive » à la phase « active », en 20 à 30 minutes d'étude quotidienne, vous acquerrez le vocabulaire, la grammaire, la syntaxe, c'est-à-dire l'essentiel des connaissances à maîtriser pour communiquer !

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: The Illustrated Edition (Harry Potter, Book 1)

For the first time, J.K. Rowling's beloved Harry Potter books will be presented in lavishly illustrated full-color editions. Kate Greenaway-award-winning artist Jim Kay has created over 100 stunning illustrations, making this deluxe format a perfect gift as much for a child being introduced to the series, as for the dedicated fan. Harry Potter has never been the star of a Quidditch team, scoring points while riding a broom far above the ground. He knows no spells, has never helped to hatch a dragon, and has never worn a cloak of invisibility. All he knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley -- a great big swollen spoiled bully. Harry's room is a tiny closet at the foot of the stairs, and he hasn't had a birthday party in eleven years. But all that is about to change when a mysterious letter arrives by owl messenger: a letter with an invitation to an incredible place that Harry -- and anyone who reads about him -- will find unforgettable.

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Seul sur mars

Mark Watney est l'un des premiers humains à poser le pied sur Mars. Il pourrait bien être le premier à y mourir. Lorsqu'une tempête de sable mortelle force ses coéquipiers à évacuer la planète, Mark se retrouve seul et sans ressources, irrémédiablement coupé de toute communication avec la Terre. Pourtant Mark n'est pas prêt à baisser les bras. Ingénieux, habile de ses mains et terriblement têtu, il affronte un par un des problèmes en apparence insurmontables. Isolé et aux abois, parviendra-t-il à défier le sort ? Le compte à rebours a déjà commencé...

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