CoreStack supports the following use cases for Zabbix when integrated.
Versions Supported: 4.0
Pre-Requisites before On-boarding:
Login to CoreStack portal > Settings > Integrated Tools > Zabbix > Add Account The onboarding has 3 steps involved – Authentication, Configuring Triggers & Actions, Authorisation
Provide Zabbix Username, Password and API auth URL
This page will have two sections
Zabbix Host Config
This configuration is used to select the metrics (Zabbix Items) that needs to be managed by CoreStack in order to get the utilization data. Select the Cloud, Cloud account, Host Group, Template and then items under the template to collect data.
Note: The configuration is specific to Host Group/Template. To select items for other host groups/template, repeat the above steps.
Zabbix Trigger Config
This configure is used to set metric alerts and remediation actions. For eg, If CPU utilization threshold reached 70%, restart VM.
Select the CoreStack roles to provide access to this Zabbix account and click finish.
The metric items selected under “Host config” can be viewed under
You can see the configured metric’s data
All the other configured metrics will be available below the graph, select the item to see the corresponding data. You can also select another item in “Compare with” to compare the graph.
Click view forecast to see the forecast data
Map Existing Host Names with Cloud Resource Names
CoreStack will automatically fetch the utilization data based on the condition that the “resource name” (from cloud provider) matches with the “host name” configured in Zabbix. If this doesn't match, CoreStack will not collect data.
If there are hosts configured in Zabbix, which have different names in the cloud, you can follow the below instructions to map them manually.
Go to Inventory ->Enable Services -> Monitoring
Unconfigured -> This will list down all resources that are not configured for utilization data Click edit icon on the left side of the corresponding resource and provide the host name configured in Zabbix. The provided name will be validated against the corresponding Zabbix account configured. If host is valid and available, CoreStack will start collecting utilization data.
Add New Hosts to Zabbix
CoreStack provides you out of the box (Marketplace) Templates to add a new hosts to Zabbix. There are templates for adding with/without agent.
Users can execute those templates against the Zabbix account onboarded with the required inputs. This is particularly useful to include them as a standard task while provisioning new resources in the cloud.
If the configured trigger (threshold alert) under “trigger config” is reached, CoreStack will receive a metric alert. User can see the alert in Cloud ops > Threshold Alerts.
Based on the configured remediation action, CoreStack will execute the remediation if it is not manual (immediate/delayed). In case of manual, user has to manually resolve using the “Resolve” button.