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Configure event collection from Zabbix server

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Configure event collection from Zabbix server

Configure the Zabbix server connector instance to receiving alerts from the Zabbix server.

Before you begin

Supported versions: 3.0 and 3.2

The Zabbix server connector instance requires a credential that lets the instance access Zabbix server accounts. You can use an existing credential or create a new one.

Role required: evt_mgmt_admin


  1. Navigate to Event Management > Event Connectors (Pull) > Connector Instances.
  2. Click New.
  3. On the form, fill in the fields.
    Field Description
    Name Descriptive name for the connector.
    Host IP IP address for the Zabbix server.
    Credential Select the credential with basic authentication that you created for this connector. For more information, see Create Zabbix server credentials.
    Schedule (seconds) Frequency, in seconds, that the system checks for new events from the Zabbix server.
    Description Description for the use of the Zabbix server event collection instance.
    Connector Definition Name of the connector definition. Select Zabbix.
    Last error message Last error message. Automatically updated.
    Last run time Last run time value. Automatically updated.
    Last run status Last run time status. Automatically updated.
    MID Servers (MID Server for Connectors section) Optional. Name of a MID Server. If no MID Server is specified, an available MID Server that has a matching IP range is used. In the MID Servers for Connectors section, specify a MID Server that is up and valid. You can configure several 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.
  4. Right-click the form header and select Save.
    The connector instance values are added to the form and the parameters that are relevant to the connector appear.Zabbix connector values
  5. In the Connector Instance Values section, the default connector instance values appear. Verify and modify the values, as needed.
    Table 1. Fields in the Connector Instance Values section
    Field Description
    days_from Number of days for which events must be collected at the first collection cycle. Default value: 2
    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.
    port Port number. Default: 80
    protocol Protocol type. Default: https
  6. Right-click the form header and select Save.
  7. Click Test Connector to verify the connection between the MID Server and the connector.
  8. If the test fails, follow the instructions that are issued by the error to correct the problem and then run another test.
    Note: Use a network tool, such as ping, to verify credential correctness and network connectivity from the MID Server to the Zabbix server.
  9. After a successful test, select Active and then click Update.