Zabbix web frontend can be temporarily disabled in order to prohibit access to it. This can be useful for protecting the Zabbix database from any changes initiated by users, thus protecting the integrity of database.
Zabbix database can be stopped and maintenance tasks can be performed while Zabbix frontend is in maintenance mode.
Users from a defined range of IP addresses will be able to work with the frontend normally during maintenance mode.
In order to enable maintenance mode, the
maintenance.inc.php file (located in /conf of the Zabbix HTML document directory on the webserver) must be modified to uncomment the following lines:
|ZBX_DENY_GUI_ACCESS||Enable maintenance mode:
1 – maintenance mode is enabled, disabled otherwise
|ZBX_GUI_ACCESS_IP_RANGE||Connections from these IP addresses will be allowed during the maintenance mode.
|warning_msg||A message you can enter to inform users about the maintenance.|
The following screen will be displayed when trying to access the Zabbix frontend while in maintenance mode. The screen is refreshed every 30 seconds in order to return to a normal state without user intervention when the maintenance is over.
IP addresses defined in ZBX_GUI_ACCESS_IP_RANGE will be able to access the frontend as always.