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2 Overview

Zabbix provides effective and very flexible network discovery functionality. Zabbix network discovery is based on the following information:

  • IP ranges
  • Availability of external services (FTP, SSH, WEB, POP3, IMAP, TCP, etc)
  • Information received from Zabbix agent
  • Information received from SNMP agent

It does NOT provide:

  • Discovery of network topology

Every service and host (IP) checked by Zabbix network discovery module generates events which may be used to create rules for the following actions:

  • Generating user notifications
  • Adding and removing hosts
  • Enabling and disabling hosts
  • Adding hosts to a group
  • Removing hosts from a group
  • Linking hosts to a template
  • Unlinking hosts from a template
  • Executing remote scripts

The actions can be configured to respect host or service uptime and downtime.

If Zabbix server is compiled with IPv6 support and fping6 utility is missing, ICMP checks will fail for IPv4 devices as well. Only since Zabbix 1.8.2 IPv4 addresses are still processed by located fping.