Opensource ICT Solutions designed a Python and Bash script for Zabbix that makes it possible parse SNMP traps to Zabbix without the use of net-snmp-perl. Read more and learn how to set up the scripts in this post.
SNMP is one of the most used monitoring types inside Zabbix. But it is also one of the most frustrating tools to configure for newcomers. Even experienced guys tend to make simple mistakes during configuration, which later lead to a lot of issues with flapping items, interfaces, false-positive notifications, or even worse.
Network discovery is a good feature to simplify your daily routine on maintaining rapidly changing environment. Active registration is good, but it is limited only to hosts with Zabbix agent, while network discovery does not have any limitations.
SNMP traps report device failure very quickly, what increases server, services, and application availability. Receiving SNMP Traps in Zabbix is easy. In just a couple of minutes, your instance will be ready to receive, process and react any incoming trap.
Zabbix offers a lot of methods for data gathering, including SNMP. SNMP has been a popular protocol for many years and probably will stay that way – it’s used on routers, switches, UPS devices, storage arrays and lots of other devices. Zabbix 2.2 will improve the existing SNMP support in several ways.