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2 DM


In the Administration → DM section distributed monitoring options (proxies or nodes) can be configured in the Zabbix front-end.

The dropdown in the top right-hand corner allows to switch between proxy or node screens.


A listing of existing proxies with their details is displayed.

Displayed data:

Column Description
Name Name of the proxy. Clicking on the proxy name opens the proxy configuration form.
Mode Proxy mode is displayed - Active or Passive.
Last seen (age) The time when the proxy was last seen by the server is displayed.
Host count The number of hosts monitored by the proxy is displayed.
Item count The number of items monitored by the proxy is displayed.
Required performance (vps) Required proxy performance is displayed (the number of values that need to be collected per second).
Hosts All hosts monitored by the proxy are listed. Clicking on the host name opens the host configuration form.

To configure a new proxy, click on the Create proxy button in the top right-hand corner.

Mass editing options

A dropdown below the list offers some mass-editing options:

  • Enable selected - change the status of hosts monitored by the proxy to Monitored
  • Disable selected - change the status of hosts monitored by the proxy to Not monitored
  • Delete selected - delete the proxies

To use these options, mark the check-boxes before the respective proxies, then select the required option and click on "Go".


If node setup is not configured, this screen is empty and displays a "Your setup is not configured for distributed monitoring" message.

See how to configure a node setup.