Zabbix MySQL (MariaDB) Monitoring

This is another one of those things that is pretty straightforward, but requires culminating information from a different sources in order to get things up and running.  The goal here is to get Zabbix to monitor our MariaDB (MariaDB is a drop in replacement for MySQL, I’ll refer to either as MariaDB here) server’s status.  There’s a built in template, but a few other files and settings need setup before you can get the juicy data flowing.