Trapper items accept incoming data instead of querying for it.
It is useful for any data you might want to “push” into Zabbix.
To use a trapper item you must:
To configure a trapper item:
The fields that require specific information for trapper items are:
|Type||Select Zabbix trapper here.|
|Key||Enter a key that will be used to recognize the item when sending in data.|
|Type of information||Select the type of information that will correspond the format of data that will be sent in.|
|Allowed hosts||If specified, the trapper will accept incoming data only from this comma-delimited list of hosts.
Hosts are identified by IP address/DNS name. For example:
Single IP: 192.168.1.33
List of IP addresses: 192.168.56.5, 192.168.56.6, 192.168.56.7
Single DNS name: testzabbix.zabbix.com
List of DNS names: testzabbix, testzabbix.zabbix.com, testzabbix1.zabbix.com
Spaces and user macros are allowed in this field since Zabbix 2.2.0.
In the simplest of cases, we may use zabbix_sender utility to send the monitoring data for trapper item. If we have sent the value “test value” for our trapper item, here is how it will appear in Monitoring → Latest data: