Configuring low-level discovery in Zabbix

Low-level discovery allows you to automatically create data items, triggers, graphics.
Massively it is better not to use it, since in practice it noticed that it gives a significant load on the system.

Here is an example of the discovery configuration for viewing the port load of the managed switch.
To start, open the “Settings” – “Templates“, create a new template, or click “Discovery“.
Click “Create rule” and fill out the main parameters:

Name: Interaces
Type: SNMPv2 agent
Key: snmp.discovery
SNMP OID: ifDescr
SNMP community: public
Port: 161

The second step is to create a prototype data element:

Name: ifInOctets.$1
Type: SNMPv2 agent
Key: ifInOctets.["{#SNMPINDEX}"]
SNMP community: public
Port: 161
Type of information: Numeric (float)
Units: B
Use custom multiplier: 8
Store value: Delta (speed per second)
New aplication: ifInOctets

Example of creating a prototype of a trigger:

Name: ifOperStatus.{#SNMPINDEX} on {HOST.HOST} was changed
Expression: {template name:ifOperStatus.["{#SNMPINDEX}"].diff()}=1

Instead “ifInOctets” similarly you can use for example: ifOutOctets, ifInErrors, ifOutErrors, ifInDiscards, ifOutDiscards, ifOperStatus etc.

When creating a graph in the name, we write for example “Traffic Port {#SNMPINDEX}” and add to the Item, for example, two data elements responsible for the incoming (ifInOctets) and outgoing traffic (ifOutOctets).

See also:
SNMP OID and MIB for interfaces

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