IBM AIX

AIX (Advanced Interactive eXecutive) is a series of proprietary Unix operating systems developed and sold by IBM for several of its computer platforms.

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This template is for Zabbix version: 6.4
Also available for: 6.2 6.0

Source: https://git.zabbix.com/projects/ZBX/repos/zabbix/browse/templates/os/aix?at=release/6.4

AIX by Zabbix agent

Overview

It is an official AIX template. It requires Zabbix agent 6.4 or newer.

Requirements

Zabbix version: 6.4 and higher.

Tested versions

This template has been tested on:

  • AIX 6.1

Configuration

Zabbix should be configured according to the instructions in the Templates out of the box section.

Setup

Install Zabbix agent on the AIX OS according to Zabbix documentation.

Macros used

Name Description Default
{$AGENT.TIMEOUT}

The timeout after which agent is considered unavailable. It works only for the agents reachable from Zabbix server/proxy (in passive mode).

3m

Items

Name Description Type Key and additional info
AIX: Number of running processes

The number of processes in a running state.

Zabbix agent proc.num[,,run]
AIX: Number of processes

The total number of processes in any state.

Zabbix agent proc.num[]
AIX: Interrupts per second Zabbix agent system.cpu.intr

Preprocessing

  • Change per second:
AIX: Processor load (1 min average per core)

The processor load is calculated as the system CPU load divided by the number of CPU cores.

Zabbix agent system.cpu.load[percpu,avg1]
AIX: Processor load (5 min average per core)

The processor load is calculated as the system CPU load divided by the number of CPU cores.

Zabbix agent system.cpu.load[percpu,avg5]
AIX: Processor load (15 min average per core)

The processor load is calculated as the system CPU load divided by the number of CPU cores.

Zabbix agent system.cpu.load[percpu,avg15]
AIX: Context switches per second Zabbix agent system.cpu.switches

Preprocessing

  • Change per second:
AIX: Host name

A host name of the system.

Zabbix agent system.hostname

Preprocessing

  • Discard unchanged with heartbeat: 1d

AIX: Host local time Zabbix agent system.localtime
AIX: CPU available physical processors in the shared pool Zabbix agent system.stat[cpu,app]
AIX: CPU entitled capacity consumed Zabbix agent system.stat[cpu,ec]
AIX: CPU idle time Zabbix agent system.stat[cpu,id]
AIX: CPU logical processor utilization Zabbix agent system.stat[cpu,lbusy]
AIX: CPU number of physical processors consumed Zabbix agent system.stat[cpu,pc]
AIX: CPU system time Zabbix agent system.stat[cpu,sy]
AIX: CPU user time Zabbix agent system.stat[cpu,us]
AIX: CPU iowait time Zabbix agent system.stat[cpu,wa]
AIX: Amount of data transferred Zabbix agent system.stat[disk,bps]
AIX: Number of transfers Zabbix agent system.stat[disk,tps]
AIX: Processor units is entitled to receive Zabbix agent system.stat[ent]
AIX: Kernel thread context switches Zabbix agent system.stat[faults,cs]
AIX: Device interrupts Zabbix agent system.stat[faults,in]
AIX: System calls Zabbix agent system.stat[faults,sy]
AIX: Length of the swap queue Zabbix agent system.stat[kthr,b]
AIX: Length of the run queue Zabbix agent system.stat[kthr,r]
AIX: Active virtual pages Zabbix agent system.stat[memory,avm]
AIX: Free real memory Zabbix agent system.stat[memory,fre]
AIX: File page-ins per second Zabbix agent system.stat[page,fi]
AIX: File page-outs per second Zabbix agent system.stat[page,fo]
AIX: Pages freed (page replacement) Zabbix agent system.stat[page,fr]
AIX: Pages paged in from paging space Zabbix agent system.stat[page,pi]
AIX: Pages paged out to paging space Zabbix agent system.stat[page,po]
AIX: Pages scanned by page-replacement algorithm Zabbix agent system.stat[page,sr]
AIX: System information

The information as normally returned by the 'uname -a'.

Zabbix agent system.uname

Preprocessing

  • Discard unchanged with heartbeat: 1d

AIX: System uptime Zabbix agent system.uptime
AIX: Number of logged in users

The number of users who are currently logged in.

Zabbix agent system.users.num
AIX: Checksum of /etc/passwd Zabbix agent vfs.file.cksum[/etc/passwd,sha256]

Preprocessing

  • Discard unchanged with heartbeat: 1h

AIX: Available memory

The available memory is defined as free+cached+buffers memory.

Zabbix agent vm.memory.size[available]
AIX: Total memory Zabbix agent vm.memory.size[total]
AIX: Version of Zabbix agent running Zabbix agent agent.version

Preprocessing

  • Discard unchanged with heartbeat: 1d

AIX: Host name of Zabbix agent running Zabbix agent agent.hostname

Preprocessing

  • Discard unchanged with heartbeat: 1d

AIX: Zabbix agent ping

The agent always returns 1 for this item. It could be used in combination with nodata() for the availability check.

Zabbix agent agent.ping
AIX: Zabbix agent availability

Monitoring the availability status of the agent.

Zabbix internal zabbix[host,agent,available]
AIX: Get filesystems

The vfs.fs.get key acquires raw information set about the file systems. Later to be extracted by preprocessing in dependent items.

Zabbix agent vfs.fs.get

Triggers

Name Description Expression Severity Dependencies and additional info
AIX: Too many processes running avg(/AIX by Zabbix agent/proc.num[,,run],5m)>30 Warning
AIX: Too many processes avg(/AIX by Zabbix agent/proc.num[],5m)>300 Warning
AIX: Processor load is too high avg(/AIX by Zabbix agent/system.cpu.load[percpu,avg1],5m)>5 Warning
AIX: Hostname was changed last(/AIX by Zabbix agent/system.hostname,#1)<>last(/AIX by Zabbix agent/system.hostname,#2) Info
AIX: Disk I/O is overloaded

The OS spends significant time waiting for the I/O (input/output) operations. It could be an indicator of performance issues with the storage system.

avg(/AIX by Zabbix agent/system.stat[cpu,wa],5m)>20 Warning
AIX: Host information was changed last(/AIX by Zabbix agent/system.uname,#1)<>last(/AIX by Zabbix agent/system.uname,#2) Info
AIX: Server has just been restarted change(/AIX by Zabbix agent/system.uptime)<0 Info
AIX: /etc/passwd has been changed last(/AIX by Zabbix agent/vfs.file.cksum[/etc/passwd,sha256],#1)<>last(/AIX by Zabbix agent/vfs.file.cksum[/etc/passwd,sha256],#2) Warning
AIX: Lack of available memory on server last(/AIX by Zabbix agent/vm.memory.size[available])<20M Average
AIX: Zabbix agent is not available

For passive checks only the availability of the agent(s) and a host is used with {$AGENT.TIMEOUT} as the time threshold.

max(/AIX by Zabbix agent/zabbix[host,agent,available],{$AGENT.TIMEOUT})=0 Average Manual close: Yes

LLD rule Network interface discovery

Name Description Type Key and additional info
Network interface discovery

The discovery of network interfaces as defined in the global regular expression "Network interfaces for discovery".

Zabbix agent net.if.discovery

Item prototypes for Network interface discovery

Name Description Type Key and additional info
Interface {#IFNAME}: Incoming network traffic Zabbix agent net.if.in[{#IFNAME}]

Preprocessing

  • Change per second:
  • Custom multiplier: 8

Interface {#IFNAME}: Outgoing network traffic Zabbix agent net.if.out[{#IFNAME}]

Preprocessing

  • Change per second:
  • Custom multiplier: 8

LLD rule Mounted filesystem discovery

Name Description Type Key and additional info
Mounted filesystem discovery

The discovery of different types of file systems as defined in the global regular expression "File systems for discovery".

Dependent item vfs.fs.dependent.discovery

Item prototypes for Mounted filesystem discovery

Name Description Type Key and additional info
{#FSNAME}: Get filesystem data Dependent item vfs.fs.dependent[{#FSNAME},data]

Preprocessing

  • JSON Path: $.[?(@.fsname=='{#FSNAME}')].first()

{#FSNAME}: Filesystem is read-only

The filesystem is mounted as read-only. It is available only for Zabbix agents 6.4 and higher.

Dependent item vfs.fs.dependent[{#FSNAME},readonly]

Preprocessing

  • JSON Path: $.options

    ⛔️Custom on fail: Discard value

  • Regular expression: `(?:^

{#FSNAME}: Free inodes, % Dependent item vfs.fs.dependent.inode[{#FSNAME},pfree]

Preprocessing

  • JSON Path: $.inodes.pfree

{#FSNAME}: Free disk space Dependent item vfs.fs.dependent.size[{#FSNAME},free]

Preprocessing

  • JSON Path: $.bytes.free

{#FSNAME}: Free disk space, % Dependent item vfs.fs.dependent.size[{#FSNAME},pfree]

Preprocessing

  • JSON Path: $.bytes.pfree

{#FSNAME}: Total disk space Dependent item vfs.fs.dependent.size[{#FSNAME},total]

Preprocessing

  • JSON Path: $.bytes.total

{#FSNAME}: Used disk space Dependent item vfs.fs.dependent.size[{#FSNAME},used]

Preprocessing

  • JSON Path: $.bytes.used

Trigger prototypes for Mounted filesystem discovery

Name Description Expression Severity Dependencies and additional info
{#FSNAME}: Filesystem has become read-only

The filesystem has become read-only. A possible reason is an I/O error. It is available only for Zabbix agents 6.4 and higher.

last(/AIX by Zabbix agent/vfs.fs.dependent[{#FSNAME},readonly],#2)=0 and last(/AIX by Zabbix agent/vfs.fs.dependent[{#FSNAME},readonly])=1 Average Manual close: Yes
{#FSNAME}: Free inodes is less than 20% last(/AIX by Zabbix agent/vfs.fs.dependent.inode[{#FSNAME},pfree])<20 Warning
{#FSNAME}: Free disk space is less than 20% last(/AIX by Zabbix agent/vfs.fs.dependent.size[{#FSNAME},pfree])<20 Warning

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