Maps — one of many visualization options inside the Zabbix, a way to display your collected data, show the problems and create your topology. A map is more than a simple picture. It includes many small but very useful key features.
Zabbix 4.2 comes with the long awaited support of multiple macros for map element labels and URLs. In this blog post we will discuss what new features Zabbix provides and how to use them to make Zabbix network maps more awesome. For starters though, let me remind you what is a macro in Zabbix and how it’s typically used.
Creating complex maps is a time-consuming job. Actually, even designing a rather small map of 25 elements can take you an hour. That’s time you rather want to spend on something useful or fun, unless you’ve got a fetish for repetitive work. All we need to automate this task, is a network/graph library like Networkx and the Zabbix API.