Network discovery basically consists of two phases: Discovery and Actions.
First, we discover a host or a service, and generate discovery event or several events.
Then we process the events and apply certain actions depending of type of discovered device, IP, its status, up/down time, etc.
Zabbix periodically scans IP ranges defined in network discovery rules. Frequency of the check is configurable for each rule individually.
Note that one discovery rule will always be processed by a single discoverer process. The IP range will not be split between multiple discoverer processes.
Each rule defines set of service checks to be performed for IP range.
Events generated by network discovery module have Event Source “Discovery”.
Zabbix generates the following events:
|Service Up||Every time Zabbix detects active service.|
|Service Down||Every time Zabbix cannot detect service.|
|Host Up||If at least one of the services is UP for the IP.|
|Host Down||If all services are not responding.|
|Service Discovered||If the service is back after downtime or discovered for the first time.|
|Service Lost||If the service is lost after being up.|
|Host Discovered||If host is back after downtime or discovered for the first time.|
|Host Lost||If host is lost after being up.|