In my current environment (not for this blog lol) I leverage multiple ELBs to provide multi availability zone HA. We also use Zabbix to monitor our EC2 environment (in a previous post I extended the Mikoomi EC2 Zabbix plugin) so I figured I would create a way to have Zabbix alert on outages with backend
In my current environment we use HipChat extensively for communication, and our CI server sends a lot of events to HipChat so I figured I would send Zabbix alerts there as well. This is a pretty simple how-to and should only take you about 10 minutes to implement.
First I want to give credit and “props” to to the original author, Jayesh Thakrar, of the Zabbix Mikoomi plugins not just the EC2 plugin but also the mongodb plugin as well. The origional EC2 plugin for Zabbix offers many great features I simply needed to extend it to add support for VPN, VPCs and