Zabbix Documentation 2.2

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2 Items

Overview

The item list for a template can be accessed from Configuration → Templates and then clicking on Items for the respective template.

The item list for a host can be accessed from Configuration → Hosts and then clicking on Items for the respective host.

A list of existing items is displayed.

Displayed data:

ColumnDescription
Wizard The wizard icon is a link to a wizard for creating a trigger based on the item.
Name Name of the item, mostly displayed as a blue link except for items created from item prototypes.
Clicking on the item name link opens the item configuration form.
If the host item belongs to a template, the template name is displayed before the item name, as a grey link. Clicking on the template link will open the item list on the template level.
If the item has been created from an item prototype, its name is preceded by the low level discovery rule name, in khaki. Clicking on the discovery rule name will open the item prototype list.
Triggers Moving the mouse over Triggers will display an info box displaying the triggers associated with the item.
The number of the triggers is displayed in parentheses.
Key Item key is displayed.
Interval Frequency of the check is displayed.
History How many days item data history will be kept is displayed.
Trends How many days item trends history will be kept is displayed.
Type Item type is displayed (Zabbix agent, SNMP agent, simple check, etc).
Applications Item applications are displayed.
Status Item status is displayed - Enabled, Disabled or Not supported. By clicking on the status you can change it - from Enabled to Disabled (and back); from Not supported to Disabled (and back).
Error A green checkbox icon is displayed if there are no errors. A red square icon with a cross is displayed if there are errors. Move the mouse over the icon and you will see a tooltip with the error description.
No icon is displayed if the item is disabled.

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

Mass editing options

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

  • Enable selected - change item status to Enabled
  • Disable selected - change item status to Disabled
  • Mass update - update several properties for a number of items at once
  • Copy selected to… - copy the items to other hosts or templates
  • Clear history for selected - delete history and trend data for items
  • Delete selected - delete the items

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

Filter

As the list may contain very many items, it may be needed to filter out the ones you really need.

The narrow blue bar just below the Items bar is actually a link to the filter. If you click on it, a filter becomes available where you can filter items by several properties.

The Subfilter below the filter offers further filtering options (for the data already filtered). The links in red are groups of items with a common parameter value. If you click on the link it turns green and only the items with this parameter value remain in the list.