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Zabbix is an open-source tool offering enterprise-class server monitoring solutions for a variety of infrastructure needs.
How to add a Zabbix data source
To add a data source click on the + next to Data Sources on the left-hand menu in SquaredUp. Search for the data source and click on it to open the Configure data source page.
Enter a name for your data source. This helps you to identify this data source in the list of your data sources.
Enter the Base URL of your Zabbix endpoint, for example
Go to your Zabbix account, create an API token, and paste it in here. If you need help creating an API token, please refer to the Zabbix documentation: Zabbix: API tokens
Ignore Certificate errors:
If you activate this checkbox the data source will ignore certificate errors when accessing the server. This is useful if you have self-signed certificates.
Optionally, select whether you would like to restrict access to this data source instance. By default, restricted access is set to off.Restrict access to this data source
The term data source here really means data source instance. For example, a user may configure two instances of the AWS data source, one for their development environment and one for production. In that case, each data source instance has its own access control settings.
By default, Restrict access to this data source is set to off. The data source can be viewed, edited and administered by anyone. If you would like to control who has access to this data source, switch Restrict access to this data source to on.
Use the Restrict access to this data source dropdown to control who has access to the workspace:
Data source access levels
By default, the user setting the permissions for the data source will be given Full Control and the Everyone group will be given Link to workspace permissions.
Tailor access to the data source, as required, by selecting individual users or user groups from the dropdown and giving them Link to workspace or Full Control permissions.
If the user is not available from the dropdown, you are able to invite them to the data source by typing in their email address and then clicking Add. The new user will then receive an email inviting them to create an account on SquaredUp. Once the account has been created, they will gain access to the organization.
At least one user or group must be given Full Control.
Admin users can edit the configuration, modify the Access Control List (ACL) and delete the data source, regardless of the ACL chosen.
Link to workspace
- User can link the data source to any workspace they have at least Editor permissions for.
- Data from the data source can then be viewed by anyone with any access to the workspace.
User can share the data source data with anyone they want.
User cannot configure the data source in any way, or delete it.
- User can change the data source configuration, ACL, and delete the data source.
See Access control for more information.
You can also add a data source from Settings > Data Sources > Add data source, but sample dashboards are not added when using this method.
Using the Zabbix data streams
Data streams standardize data from all the different shapes and formats your tools use into a straightforward tabular format. While creating a tile you can tweak data streams by grouping or aggregating specific columns. Depending on the kind of data, SquaredUp will automatically suggest how to visualize the result, for example as a table or line graph.
Data streams can be either global or scoped:
Global data streams are unscoped and return information of a general nature (e.g. "Get the current number of unused hosts").
A scoped data stream gets information relevant to the specific set objects supplied in the tile scope (e.g. "Get the current session count for these hosts").
See Data Streams for more information.
Data streams installed with the Zabbix data source are:
CPU DPC time
Returns the time that the processor spends receiving and servicing deferred procedure calls (DPCs) for a host reporting to Zabbix.
Context switches per second
The combined rate at which all processors on the computer are switched from one thread to another.
Context switches occur when a running thread voluntarily relinquishes the processor, is preempted by a higher priority ready thread, or switches between user-mode and privileged (kernel) mode to use an Executive or subsystem service.
It is the sum of Thread\Context Switches/sec for all threads running on all processors in the computer and is measured in numbers of switches.
There are context switch counters on the System and Thread objects. This counter displays the difference between the values observed in the last two samples, divided by the duration of the sample interval.
CPU privileged time
The Processor Information % Privileged Time counter shows the percent of time that the processor is spent executing in Kernel (or Privileged) mode. Privileged mode includes services interrupts inside Interrupt Service Routines (ISRs), executing Deferred Procedure Calls (DPCs), Device Driver calls and other kernel-mode functions of the Windows Operating System.
CPU utilization in percentage format.
CPU user time
The Processor Information % User Time counter shows the percent of time that the processor(s) is spent executing in User mode.
CPU interrupt time
The Processor Information % Interrupt Time is the time the processor spends receiving and servicing hardware interrupts during sample intervals.
This value is an indirect indicator of the activity of devices that generate interrupts, such as the system clock, the mouse, disk drivers, data communication lines, network interface cards and other peripheral devices. This is an easy way to identify a potential hardware failure.
This should never be higher than 20%.