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Module for managing Zabbix Server & Client.

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released Feb 6th 2015
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This module has been deprecated by its author since Nov 6th 2019.

The reason given was: No longer maintained

The author has suggested puppet-zabbix as its replacement.

Start using this module

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kemra102/zabbix — version 0.3.4 Feb 6th 2015

zabbix

####Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Module Description - What the module does and why it is useful
  3. Setup - The basics of getting started with zabbix
  4. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  5. Reference - An under-the-hood peek at what the module is doing and how
  6. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.
  7. Development - Guide for contributing to the module

##Overview

Module for managing Zabbix Server & Client.

##Module Description

The zabbix module currently only supports installing and configuring the Zabbix client (agent), as well as creating UserParameters. Furture support is planned for the server and proxies.

##Setup

###What zabbix affects

  • Zabbix Client (Agent) Installation, Configuration & Service.
  • UserParameters.
  • Server Installation, Configuration & Service.
  • Zabbix Server WebUI.

###Beginning with Zabbix Client

include ::zabbix::client is enough to install the client with a default configuration file.

If you want to specify some parameters, for example setting the Server variable:

class { '::zabbix::client':
  server => '192.168.32.100',
}

Or if you use Hiera:

---
zabbix::client::server: '192.168.32.100'

###Beginning with Zabbix Server

include ::zabbix::server is enough to install the server and WebUI with a default configuration file.

If you want to specify some parameters, for example setting some custom database details:

class { '::zabbix::server':
  dbhost => '192.168.32.100',
  dbname => 'zabbixserver',
  dbuser => 'zabbixserver',
}

Or if you use Hiera:

---
zabbix::server::dbhost: '192.168.32.100'
zabbix::server::dbname: 'zabbixserver'
zabbix::server::dbuser: 'zabbixserver'

##Usage

Managing the zabbix client is done through the ::zabbix::client class including interacting with it's variables.

Managing the zabbix server is done through the ::zabbix::server class including interacting with it's variables.

###Zabbix Client

####I just want Zabbix Client, what's the minimum I need?

include ::zabbix::client

####I just want to tweak the Server, nothing else.

class { '::zabbix::client':
  server => '192.168.32.100',
}

####We have a custom set-up and use Hiera to set our config.

---
zabbix::client::server: '192.168.32.100'
zabbix::client::listenport: '10051'
zabbix::client::listenip: %{::ipaddress_em2}

###UserParameters

To create a user parameter include the following in your config:

zabbix::client::userparameter { 'mysql':
  key     => 'mysql.ping',
  command => 'mysqladmin -uroot ping|grep -c alive',
}

You can also include an optional comment option:

zabbix::client::userparameter { 'mysql':
  comment => 'Check if MySQL is alive.',
  key     => 'mysql.ping',
  command => 'mysqladmin -uroot ping|grep -c alive',
}

###Zabbix Server

####I just want Zabbix Server, what's the minimum I need?

include ::zabbix::server

####I want to use PostgreSQL instead of MySQL, what do I need as a minimum?

class { '::zabbix::server':
  database => 'pgsql',
}

####We have a custom set-up and use Hiera to set our config.

---
zabbix::server::database: 'pgsql'

##Reference

###Classes

####Public Classes

  • zabbix::client: Main class for the client (agent), installs, configures & manages the service.
  • zabbix::client::userparameter: Main class for declaring Zabbix Userparameter's.
  • zabbix::server: Main class for the server & WebUI, installs, configures & manages the service.

####Private Classes

  • zabbix::repo: Sets up the Zabbix repo.
  • zabbix::client::install: Sets up the Zabbix repo, installs the zabbix-agent package and manages the zabbix client configuration file.
  • zabbix::client::service: Manages the zabbix-agent service.
  • zabbix::server::install: Sets up the Zabbix repo, installs the packages required for the Server, Database conenctivity & WebUI, & manages the zabbix server configuration file.
  • zabbix::server::service: Manages the zabbix-server service.

###Global Parameters

####version

Sets the version of Zabbix to be used.

Defaults:

  • EL 6, Ubuntu 14.04 & Debian 7: 2.4
  • EL 5, Ubuntu 12.04 & Debian 6: 2.2
  • Ubuntu 10.04: 2.0

This can be changed in one of three ways:

class { '::zabbix::client':
  server  => '192.168.0.100',
  version => '2.2',
}
class { '::zabbix::server':
  server  => '192.168.0.100',
  version => '2.2',
}

Both will set the repo version on any node they are applied to with a precendence of:

  • server
  • client
  • default

You can also set the versions via Hiera (where we actually get 3 way's of setting it instead of 2):

zabbix::client::version: '2.2'
zabbix::server::version: '2.2'
zabbix::version: '2.2'

###Client Parameters

####service_manage

Boolean whether or not to manage the zabbix-agent service.

Default: true

####service_ensure

Whether or not the service should be one of 2 values; running or stopped.

Default: running

####service_enable

Boolean whether or not the service should be started on system boot.

Default: true

####pidfile

Sets the location for the pid file.

Default: /var/run/zabbix/zabbix_agentd.pid

####logfile

Sets the location for the log file.

Default: /var/log/zabbix/zabbix_agentd.log

####logfilesize

Sets the maximum log file size in MB.

Default: 1

####debuglevel

Sets the debug log level:

  • 0 - No debug.
  • 1 - Critical info.
  • 2 - Error info.
  • 3 - Warnings.
  • 4 - For debugging (produces LOTS of info).

Default: 3

####sourceip

Source IP address for outgoing connections.

####enableremotecommands

Whether remote commands from Zabbix server are allowed:

  • 0 - Not allowed.
  • 1 - Allowed.

Default: 0

####logremotecommands

Enable logging of executed shell commands as warnings:

  • 0 - Disabled.
  • 1 - Enabled.

Default: 0

####server

List of comma delimited IP addresses (or hostnames) of Zabbix servers. Incoming connections will be accepted only from the hosts listed here. No spaces allowed. If IPv6 support is enabled then 127.0.0.1, ::127.0.0.1, ::ffff:127.0.0.1 are treated equally.

####listenport

Client (agent) will listen on this port for connections from the server.

Default: 10050

####listenip

List of comma delimited IP addresses that the client (agent) should listen on. First IP address is sent to Zabbix server if connecting to it to retrieve list of active checks.

####startagents

Number of pre-forked instances of zabbix_agentd that process passive checks. If set to 0, disables passive checks and the agent will not listen on any TCP port.

Default: 3

####serveractive

List of comma delimited IP:port (or hostname:port) pairs of Zabbix servers for active checks. If port is not specified, default port is used. IPv6 addresses must be enclosed in square brackets if port for that host is specified. If port is not specified, square brackets for IPv6 addresses are optional. If this parameter is not specified, active checks are disabled.

####hostname

Unique, case sensitive hostname. Required for active checks and must match hostname as configured on the server. Value is acquired from HostnameItem if undefined.

####hostnameitem

Item used for generating Hostname if it is undefined. Ignored if Hostname is defined.

Default: HostnameItem=system.hostname

####refreshactivechecks

How often list of active checks is refreshed, in seconds.

Default: 120

####buffersend See 'zabbix_agentd' directory for examples. Do not keep data longer than N seconds in buffer.

Default: 5

####buffersize

Maximum number of values in a memory buffer. The agent will send all collected data to Zabbix Server or Proxy if the buffer is full.

Default=100

####maxlinespersecond

Maximum number of new lines the client (agent) will send per second to Zabbix Server or Proxy processing 'log' and 'logrt' active checks. The provided value will be overridden by the parameter 'maxlines', provided in 'log' or 'logrt' item keys.

Default: 100

####allowroot

Allow the agent to run as 'root'. If disabled and the agent is started by 'root', the agent will try to switch to user 'zabbix' instead. Has no effect if started under a regular user:

  • 0 - N:ot allowed.
  • 1 - Allowed.

Default 0

####parameteralias

Sets an alias for parameter. It can be useful to substitute long and complex parameter name with a smaller and simpler one.

####timeout

Spend no more than Timeout seconds on processing.

Default: 3

####include

Directory that service looks in for additonal configuration files during start-up.

Default: /etc/zabbix/zabbix_agentd.d/

####unsafeuserparameters

Allow all characters to be passed in arguments to user-defined parameters:

  • 0 - Not allowed.
  • 1 - Allowed.

Default: 0

####userparameters

User-defined parameter to monitor. There can be several user-defined parameters. Format: UserParameter=,.

###Server Parameters

####database

Sets the Database to be used for Zabbix server. Can be one of:

  • mysql - MySQL
  • pgsql - PostgreSQL
  • sqlite3 - SQLite

Default: mysql

####web

Boolean whether or not the WebUI should be installed.

Default: true

####web_packagename

Defines the package name for the WebUI.

####web_japanese

Boolean whether or not the WebUI Japanese language support should be installed.

Default: false

####service_manage

Boolean whether or not to manage the zabbix-server service.

Default: true

####service_ensure

Whether or not the service should be one of 2 values; running or stopped.

Default: running

####service_enable

Boolean whether or not the service should be started on system boot.

Default: true

####listenport

Listen port for trapper.

Default: 10051

####sourceip

Source IP address for outgoing connections.

####logfile

Name of log file. If not set, syslog is used.

Default: /var/log/zabbix/zabbix_server.log

####logfilesize

Maximum size of log file in MB. 0 - disable automatic log rotation.

Default: 0

####debuglevel

  • 0 - No debug.
  • 1 - Critical info.
  • 2 - Error info.
  • 3 - Warnings.
  • 4 - For debugging (produces LOTS of info).

Default: 3

####pidfile

Name of PID file.

Default: /var/run/zabbix/zabbix_server.pid

####dbhost

Database host name. If set to localhost, socket is used for MySQL. If set to empty string, socket is used for PostgreSQL.

Default: localhost

####dbname

Database name. For SQLite3 path to database file must be provided. DBUser and DBPassword are ignored.

Default: zabbix

####dbschema

Schema name. Used for IBM DB2 and PostgreSQL.

####dbuser

Database user. Ignored for SQLite.

Default: zabbix

####dbpassword

Database password. Ignored for SQLite.

####dbsocket

Path to MySQL socket.

Default: /var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock

####dbport

Database port when not using local socket. Ignored for SQLite.

Defaults:

  • MySQL: 3306
  • PostgreSQL: 5432

####startpollers

Number of pre-forked instances of pollers.

Default: 5

####startipmipollers

Number of pre-forked instances of IPMI pollers.

Default: 0

####startpollersunreachable

Number of pre-forked instances of pollers for unreachable hosts (including IPMI and Java). At least one poller for unreachable hosts must be running if regular, IPMI or Java pollers are started.

Default: 1

####starttrappers

Number of pre-forked instances of trappers. Trappers accept incoming connections from Zabbix sender, active agents and active proxies. At least one trapper process must be running to display server availability and view queue in the frontend.

Default: 5

####startpingers

Number of pre-forked instances of ICMP pingers.

Default: 1

####stratdiscoverers

Number of pre-forked instances of discoverers.

Default: 1

####starthttppollers

Number of pre-forked instances of HTTP pollers.

Default: 1

####starttimers

Number of pre-forked instances of timers. Timers process time-based trigger functions and maintenance periods. Only the first timer process handles the maintenance periods.

Default: 1

####javagateway

IP address (or hostname) of Zabbix Java gateway. Only required if Java pollers are started.

####javagatewayport

Port that Zabbix Java gateway listens on.

Default: 10052

####startjavapollers

Number of pre-forked instances of Java pollers.

Default: 0

####startvmwarecollectors

Number of pre-forked vmware collector instances.

Default: 0

####vmwarefrequency

How often Zabbix will connect to VMware service to obtain a new data.

Default: 60

####vmwarecachesize

Size of VMware cache, in bytes. Shared memory size for storing VMware data. Only used if VMware collectors are started.

Default: 8M

####snmptrapperfile

Temporary file used for passing data from SNMP trap daemon to the server. Must be the same as in zabbix_trap_receiver.pl or SNMPTT configuration file.

Default: /var/log/snmptt/snmptt.log

####startsnmptrapper

If 1, SNMP trapper process is started.

Default: 0

####listenip

List of comma delimited IP addresses that the trapper should listen on. Trapper will listen on all network interfaces if this parameter is missing.

Default: 0.0.0.0

####housekeepingfrequency

How often Zabbix will perform housekeeping procedure (in hours). Housekeeping is removing unnecessary information from history, alert, alarm, and other tables. To prevent housekeeper from being overloaded (for example, when history and trend periods are greatly reduced), no more than 4xHousekeepingFrequency hours of outdated history are deleted in one housekeeping cycle, for each item. To lower load on server startup housekeeping is postponed for 30 minutes after server start.

Default: 1

####maxhousekeeperdelete

The table "housekeeper" contains "tasks" for housekeeping procedure in the format:

[housekeeperid], [tablename], [field], [value].

No more than 'MaxHousekeeperDelete' rows (corresponding to [tablename], [field], [value]) will be deleted per one task in one housekeeping cycle. SQLite3 does not use this parameter, deletes all corresponding rows without a limit. If set to 0 then no limit is used at all. In this case you must know what you are doing!

Default: 500

####senderfrequency

How often Zabbix will try to send unsent alerts (in seconds).

Default: 30

####cachesize

Size of configuration cache, in bytes. Shared memory size for storing host, item and trigger data.

Default: 8M

####cacheupdatefrequency

How often Zabbix will perform update of configuration cache, in seconds.

Default: 60

####startdbsyncers

Number of pre-forked instances of DB Syncers.

Default: 4

####historycachesize

Size of history cache, in bytes. Shared memory size for storing history data.

Default: 8M

####trendcachesize

Size of trend cache, in bytes. Shared memory size for storing trends data.

Default: 4M

####historytextcachesize

Size of text history cache, in bytes. Shared memory size for storing character, text or log history data.

Default: 16M

####valuecachesize

Size of history value cache, in bytes. Shared memory size for caching item history data requests. Setting to 0 disables value cache.

Default: 8M

####timeout

Specifies how long we wait for agent, SNMP device or external check (in seconds).

Default: 3

####trappertimeout

Specifies how many seconds trapper may spend processing new data.

Default: 300

####unreachableperiod

After how many seconds of unreachability treat a host as unavailable.

Default: 45

####unavailabledelay

How often host is checked for availability during the unavailability period, in seconds.

Default: 60

####unreachabledelay

How often host is checked for availability during the unreachability period, in seconds.

Default: 15

####alertscriptspath

Full path to location of custom alert scripts.

Default: /usr/lib/zabbix/alertscripts

####externalscriptspath

Full path to location of external scripts.

Default: /usr/lib/zabbix/externalscripts

####fpinglocation

Location of fping. Make sure that fping binary has root ownership and SUID flag set.

Default: /usr/sbin/fping

####fping6location

Location of fping6. Make sure that fping6 binary has root ownership and SUID flag set. Make empty if your fping utility is capable to process IPv6 addresses.

Default: /usr/sbin/fping6

####sshkeylocation

Location of public and private keys for SSH checks and actions.

####logslowqueries

How long a database query may take before being logged (in milliseconds). Only works if DebugLevel set to 3 or 4.

0 - don't log slow queries.

Default: 0

####tmpdir

Temporary directory.

Default: /tmp

####startproxypollers

Number of pre-forked instances of pollers for passive proxies.

Default: 1

####proxyconfigfrequency

How often Zabbix Server sends configuration data to a Zabbix Proxy in seconds. This parameter is used only for proxies in the passive mode.

Default: 3600

####proxydatafrequency

How often Zabbix Server requests history data from a Zabbix Proxy in seconds. This parameter is used only for proxies in the passive mode.

Default: 1

####allowroot

Allow the server to run as 'root'. If disabled and the server is started by 'root', the server will try to switch to the user specified by the User configuration option instead. Has no effect if started under a regular user.

  • 0 - do not allow
  • 1 - allow

Default: 0

####user

Drop privileges to a specific, existing user on the system. Only has effect if run as 'root' and AllowRoot is disabled.

Default: zabbix

####include

You may include individual files or all files in a directory in the configuration file.

####sslcertlocation

Location of SSL client certificates. This parameter is used only in web monitoring.

Default: ${datadir}/zabbix/ssl/certs

####sslkeylocation

Location of private keys for SSL client certificates. This parameter is used only in web monitoring.

Default: ${datadir}/zabbix/ssl/keys

####sslcalocation

Override the location of certificate authority (CA) files for SSL server certificate verification. If not set, system-wide directory will be used. This parameter is used only in web monitoring.

####loadmodulepath

Full path to location of server modules.

Default: ${libdir}/modules

####loadmodule

Module to load at server startup. Modules are used to extend functionality of the server.

Format: LoadModule=<module.so>

The modules must be located in directory specified by LoadModulePath. It is allowed to include multiple LoadModule parameters.

##Limitations

This module has been tested against the latest version of Puppet from the Puppetlabs repo for platforms it is tested on.

The module has been tested on:

  • CentOS 5.11/6.6
  • Scientific Linux 5.10/6.5
  • Oracle Linux 5.11/6.5
  • Ubuntu 10.04/12.04/14.04
  • Debian 6/7

This module should also work fine on:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5/6

##Development

This module is open source under the BSD 2-Clause license and contributions to this module are welcome. Merge requests should be filed via GitHub.

Areas of particular interest that help would be appreciated in:

  • Testing (Particularly on RHEL systems)
  • Adding missing functionality
  • Filing bugfixes
  • Documentation improvements

###Contributors

The list of contributors can be found at: https://github.com/kemra102/puppet-zabbix/graphs/contributors