Zabbix Frontend Modules

Leveraging the new feature of Zabbix 5.0 LTS, these Frontend Modules can extend the Zabbix Sidebar menu.

Introduction

You can read more about this new feature in the official Zabbix documentation:
https://www.zabbix.com/documentation/current/manual/modules

The modules in this repository were tested on Zabbix 5.0.2+ on Debian 10 Buster.

Frontend modules
Frontend modules

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Zabbix Template Net MTR (My traceroute)

A Zabbix template for mtr (My traceroute). It uses all the new features from Zabbix 4.4 and 5.0 with Master Items, JSONpath processing and Dependent items.
This template was built on Zabbix 5.0.x and Debian 9 & 10 amd64 with mtr-tiny.

Installation

  1. Copy the script file mtr.sh to the ExternalScripts folder on your Zabbix Server or Proxy.
  2. Make the script executable: chmod +x mtr.sh
  3. Import the Template to your Zabbix Server.
  4. Link the template to the target host. From there on Zabbix Server or Proxy will discover and monitor the hops between itself and the target’s HOST IP using the {HOST.IP} macro.

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Installing the Microsoft ODBC Driver for SQL Server on Debian Linux with Saltstack

Installing the Microsoft ODBC Driver for SQL Server on Debian Linux (msodbcsql17) with Saltstack requires to pass ACCEPT_EULA=Y to the package manager. This blog post shows a possible solution.

Introduction

Microsoft offers several open source utilities for quite some time now. One is the Microsoft ODBC Driver for SQL Server on Linux which can be leveraged with unixodbc. In my case, I need this driver to query Microsoft SQL Server for my Zabbix ODBC monitoring, to execute native SQL queries for monitoring purposes. As I have to take control over 30+ Zabbix Proxies, I’m currently transforming all of them into Salt minions. My goal here is to achieve 100% automation, as soon as I install the Salt minion on a fresh Debian Linux. Continue reading “Installing the Microsoft ODBC Driver for SQL Server on Debian Linux with Saltstack”

Zabbix: Simple file count for Linux

Watch the files count of a dir on Linux with Zabbix.

In EDI based communications you often have a dir where EDI files get saved and wait for processing. Every now and then these processes don’t work and the file count grows. Of course this is only one example, but it’s often handy to have a trigger fire, when a certain folder has more than X files in it.

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I created a GitHub repository for Zabbix Templates

Two months ago I started a repository to upload and share some of my Zabbix templates. Of course they’re also listed on: 

Somehow I forgot to post about it on Twitter and my blog. But it’s never too late:

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