Monitoring the cluster with Zabbix


To configure cluster monitoring in Zabbix

  1. In the admin panel, go to Settings > System settings > SNMP, and then click the provided link to download a template for Zabbix 6.4.

    You can also download a template that is compatible with Zabbix 3.x.

  2. In the Zabbix web interface, go to Data collection > Templates, and then click Import in the top right corner of the screen.
  3. In the Import window, do the following:

    1. In Import file, click Choose file and select the downloaded template.
    2. In Rules, keep only Create new checked.
    3. Click Import.

  4. The details of the new template will be displayed in the Templates window. Click Import.

  5. Once the template is imported, go to Data collection > Hosts, and then click Create host in the top right corner of the screen.
  6. In the New host window, do the following:

    1. In Host name, specify the hostname of the management node.
    2. In Visible name, specify the name that will be shown in Zabbix.
    3. In Host groups, specify vstorage, and then select vstorage (new), to create a new host group.
    4. In Interfaces, click Add, and then select SNMP as the interface type.
    5. In IP address, specify the management node IP address.
    6. Click Add.

  7. To link the template to the newly added host, click this host on the Data collection > Hosts screen. In Templates, start typing the name of the template Template VStorageSNMP, and then select it from the drop-down list. Click Update.

    The host now will have all the entities of the template, which includes items, triggers, graphs, low-level discovery rules, web scenarios, as well as dashboards.

On the Data collection > Hosts screen, the cluster’s SNMP label in the Availability column will turn green in a few minutes.

To monitor the cluster parameters in Zabbix

Go to Monitoring > Hosts, and then click Latest data, Problems, or Graphs next to your host.