Configure event collection from Zabbix

The Zabbix connector instance requires configuration prior to receiving alerts from the Zabbix server.

Before you begin

Role required: evt_mgmt_admin

Connector validation performed on version zabbix_server 3.0.3

Procedure

  1. Navigate to Event Management > Event Connectors (Pull) > Connector Instances.
  2. Click New and create a connector instance with the following details:
    Field Value
    Name Type a descriptive name for the connector.
    Host IP Specify the Zabbix IP address.
    Credential Select a credential that uses Basic Auth. The format for the User name is domain/username. Read-only permission is sufficient.
    Schedule (seconds) The frequency in seconds that the system checks for new events from the Zabbix server.
    Description Type a description for the use of the Zabbix event collection instance.
    Connector Definition Select Zabbix.
    Last error message The last error message is automatically updated.
    Last run time The last run time value is automatically updated.
    Last run status The last run time status is automatically updated.
    MID Servers (MID Server for Connectors section) Specify the MID Server to run the Zabbix connector instance. You can configure a number of MID Servers. If the first is down, the next MID Server is used. If that MID Server is not available, the next is selected, and so on. MID Servers are sorted according to the order that their details were entered into the MID Server for Connectors section. If no MID Server is specified, an available MID Server that has a matching IP range is used.
  3. Right-click the form header and select Save.
    The parameters that are relevant to the Zabbix connector appear.
  4. In the Connector Instance Values section, specify the Zabbix values.
    1. days from Specify the number of days that have passed for which events must be collected. Default value 2 days. Note: The maximum number of past events that can be collected is 3,000. The first time that this connector runs, the number of past events is counted in the past from the current date. In subsequent runs, the 3,000 maximum number of past events collected is counted from the last event that was collected.
    2. port Default value 80.
  5. Right-click the form header and select Save.
  6. Click Test Connector to verify the connection between the MID Server and the connector.
  7. If the test fails, follow the instructions that are issued by the error to correct the problem and then run another test.
    Tip: Use a network tool, such as ping, to verify that the Zabbix server is running and the IP address matches the value in the Host IP field.
  8. After a successful test, select the Active check box and then click Update.