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1 Configuring a host
To configure a host in Zabbix frontend, do the following:
Go to: Configuration → Hosts
Click on Create host to the right (or on the host name to edit an existing host)
Enter parameters of the host in the form
You can also use the Clone and Full clone buttons in the form of an existing host to create a new host.
Clicking on Clone will retain all host parameters and template linkage (keeping all entities from those
templates). Full clone will additionally retain directly attached entities (applications, items, triggers,
graphs, low-level discovery rules and web scenarios).
Note: When a host is cloned, it will retain all template entities as they are originally on the template.
Any changes to those entities made on the existing host level (such as changed item interval,
modified regular expression or added prototypes to the low-level discovery rule) will not be cloned to
the new host; instead they will be as on the template.
The Host tab contains general host attributes:
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Host name
Visible name
New host group
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Enter a unique host name. Alphanumerics, spaces, dots, dashes and underscores
are allowed.
Note: With Zabbix agent running on the host you are configuring, the agent
configuration file parameter Hostname must have the same value as the host
name entered here. The name in the parameter is needed in the processing of
active checks.
If you set this name, it will be the one visible in lists, maps, etc. This attribute has
UTF-8 support.
Select host groups the host belongs to. A host must belong to at least one host
A new group can be created and linked to the host. Ignored, if empty.
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Several host interface types are supported for a host: Agent, SNMP, JMX and IPMI.
To add a new interface, click on Add in the Interfaces block and enter IP/DNS,
Connect to and Port info.
Note: Interfaces that are used in any items cannot be removed and link Remove
is greyed out for them.
Use bulk requests option for SNMP interfaces allows to enable/disable bulk
processing of SNMP requests per interface.
IP address
Host IP address (optional).
DNS name
Host DNS name (optional).
Clicking the respective button will tell Zabbix server what to use to retrieve data
from agents:
Connect to
IP - Connect to the host IP address (recommended)
DNS - Connect to the host DNS name
TCP/UDP port number. Default values are: 10050 for Zabbix agent, 161 for SNMP
agent, 12345 for JMX and 623 for IPMI.
Check the radio button to set the default interface.
Enter the host description.
The host can be monitored either by Zabbix server or one of Zabbix proxies:
Monitored by proxy (no proxy) - host is monitored by Zabbix server
Proxy name - host is monitored by Zabbix proxy “Proxy name”
Mark the checkbox to make the host active, ready to be monitored. If unchecked,
the host is not active, thus not monitored.
The Templates tab allows you to link templates to the host. All entities (items, triggers, graphs and
applications) will be inherited from the template.
To link a new template, start typing in the Link new templates field until a list of matching templates
appear. Scroll down to select. When all templates to be linked are selected, click on Add.
To unlink a template, use one of the two options in the Linked templates block:
Unlink - unlink the template, but preserve its items, triggers and graphs
Unlink and clear - unlink the template and remove all its items, triggers and graphs
Listed template names are clickable links leading to the template configuration form.
See also known issues about template linkage.
The IPMI tab contains IPMI management attributes.
Authentication algorithm Select the authentication algorithm.
Privilege level
Select the privilege level.
User name for authentication.
Password for authentication.
The Macros tab allows you to define host-level user macros. You may also view here template-level
and global macros if you select the Inherited and host macros option. That is where all defined user
macros for the host are displayed with the value they resolve to as well as their origin.
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For convenience, links to respective templates and global macro configuration are provided. It is also
possible to edit a template/global macro on the host level, effectively creating a copy of the macro on
the host.
The Host inventory tab allows you to manually enter inventory information for the host. You can
also select to enable Automatic inventory population, or disable inventory population for this host.
The Encryption tab allows you to require encrypted connections with the host.
Connections How Zabbix server or proxy connects to Zabbix agent on a host: no encryption
to host
(default), using PSK (pre-shared key) or certificate.
Select what type of connections are allowed from the host (i.e. from Zabbix agent and
Zabbix sender). Several connection types can be selected at the same time (useful for
from host
testing and switching to other connection type). Default is “No encryption”.
Allowed issuer of certificate. Certificate is first validated with CA (certificate authority).
If it is valid, signed by the CA, then the Issuer field can be used to further restrict
allowed CA. This field is intended to be used if your Zabbix installation uses certificates
from multiple CAs. If this field is empty then any CA is accepted.
Allowed subject of certificate. Certificate is first validated with CA. If it is valid, signed
by the CA, then the Subject field can be used to allow only one value of Subject string.
If this field is empty then any valid certificate signed by the configured CA is accepted.
PSK identity Pre-shared key identity string.
Pre-shared key (hex-string). Maximum length: 512 hex-digits (256-byte PSK) if Zabbix
uses GnuTLS or OpenSSL library, 64 hex-digits (32-byte PSK) if Zabbix uses mbed TLS
(PolarSSL) library. Example:
Configuring a host group
To configure a host group in Zabbix frontend, do the following:
Go to: Configuration → Host groups
Click on Create Group in the upper right corner of the screen
Enter parameters of the group in the form
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Enter a unique host group name.
To create a nested host group, use the '/' forward slash separator, for example
Europe/Latvia/Riga/Zabbix servers. You can create this group even if none of
the three parent host groups (Europe/Latvia/Riga) exist. In this case creating these
Group name
parent host groups is up to the user; they will not be created automatically.
Leading and trailing slashes, several slashes in a row are not allowed. Asterisks are not
allowed in Zabbix 3.2.0, 3.2.1. Escaping of '/' is not supported.
Nested representation of host groups is supported since Zabbix 3.2.0.
Select hosts, members of the group. A host group may have zero, one or more hosts.
Permissions to nested host groups
When creating a child host group to an existing parent host group, user group permissions to the
child are inherited from the parent (for example, when creating Riga/Zabbix servers if Riga
already exists)
When creating a parent host group to an existing child host group, no permissions to the parent are
set (for example, when creating Riga if Riga/Zabbix servers already exists)
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