UserParameters

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Description

User Parameters in Zabbix.

I create several examples of UserParameters in this video.

Example 1

Starting as simple as possible.

I create an item to check isalive

Inside the zabbix agent configuration file, on the host that will run the UserParameter, I add UserParameter=isalive,echo 1

I save it, then I test it using,

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zabbix_agentd -t isalive

I then restart the zabbix agent process,

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sudo service zabbix-agent restart

I then add a new item to my host with

name = is alive

key = isalive

type of information = numeric

I go to Monitoring-->Latest Data and wait for it to appear.

Example 2

And now for something a bit more complicated, and that is Flexible User Parameters

Inside the conf file I add,

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UserParameter=isalive[*],echo $1

I can test it using

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zabbix_agentd -t isalive[123]

Restart the zabbix agent process,

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sudo service zabbix-agent restart

The item inside Zabbix Server has, name = is alive key = isalive[123456] type of information = text

Example 3

And now, I convert an existing system.run command to a UserParameter.

The script called in this system.run command is outlined in my previous lecture Check SSL Certificate Expiry on Websites using Custom Script and system.run

Inside the conf file I add,

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UserParameter=ssl.check[*],/home/zabbix/checkssl.sh $1 $2

I can test it using

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zabbix_agentd -t ssl.check[example.com,443]

Restart the zabbix agent process,

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sudo service zabbix-agent restart

The item inside Zabbix Server has,

name = Check SSL example.com

key = ssl.check[example.com,443]

type of information = numeric

User Parameters