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manual:appendix:config:zabbix_proxy

2 Zabbix proxy

The parameters supported in a Zabbix proxy configuration file:

ParameterMandatoryRangeDefaultDescription
AllowRoot no 0 Allow the proxy to run as 'root'. If disabled and the proxy is started by 'root', the proxy will try to switch to the 'zabbix' user instead. Has no effect if started under a regular user.
0 - do not allow
1 - allow
This parameter is supported since Zabbix 2.2.0.
CacheSize no 128K-8G 8M Size of configuration cache, in bytes.
Shared memory size, for storing hosts and items data.
Upper limit used to be 2GB before Zabbix 2.2.3.
ConfigFrequency no 1-604800 3600 How often proxy retrieves configuration data from Zabbix server in seconds.
Active proxy parameter. Ignored for passive proxies (see ProxyMode parameter).
DBHost no localhost Database host name.
In case of MySQL localhost or empty string results in using a socket. In case of PostgreSQL
only empty string results in attempt to use socket.
DBName yes Database name.
For SQLite3 path to database file must be provided. DBUser and DBPassword are ignored.
Warning: Do not attempt to use the same database Zabbix server is using.
DBPassword no Database password. Ignored for SQLite.
Comment this line if no password is used.
DBSchema no Schema name. Used for IBM DB2 and PostgreSQL.
DBSocket no 3306 Path to MySQL socket.
Database port when not using local socket. Ignored for SQLite.
DBUser Database user. Ignored for SQLite.
DataSenderFrequency no 1-3600 1 Proxy will send collected data to the server every N seconds.
Active proxy parameter. Ignored for passive proxies (see ProxyMode parameter).
DebugLevel no 0-5 3 Specifies debug level:
0 - basic information about starting and stopping of Zabbix processes
1 - critical information
2 - error information
3 - warnings
4 - for debugging (produces lots of information)
5 - extended debuging for web and VMware monitoring (can be set only using runtime control options)
ExternalScripts no /usr/local/share/zabbix/externalscripts Location of external scripts (depends on compile-time installation variable datadir).
Fping6Location no /usr/sbin/fping6 Location of fping6.
Make sure that fping6 binary has root ownership and SUID flag set.
Make empty (“Fping6Location=”) if your fping utility is capable to process IPv6 addresses.
FpingLocation no /usr/sbin/fping Location of fping.
Make sure that fping binary has root ownership and SUID flag set!
HeartbeatFrequency no 0-3600 60 Frequency of heartbeat messages in seconds.
Used for monitoring availability of proxy on server side.
0 - heartbeat messages disabled.
Active proxy parameter. Ignored for passive proxies (see ProxyMode parameter).
HistoryCacheSize no 128K-2G 8M Size of history cache, in bytes.
Shared memory size for storing history data.
HistoryTextCacheSize no 128K-2G 16M Size of text history cache, in bytes.
Shared memory size for storing character, text or log history data.
Hostname no Set by HostnameItem Unique, case sensitive Proxy name. Make sure the proxy name is known to the server!
Allowed characters: alphanumeric, '.', ' ', '_' and '-'.
Maximum length: 64
HostnameItem no system.hostname Item used for setting Hostname if it is undefined (this will be run on the proxy similarly as on an agent).
Does not support UserParameters, performance counters or aliases, but does support system.run[].

Ignored if Hostname is set.

This parameter is supported since Zabbix 1.8.6.
HousekeepingFrequency no 1-24 1 How often Zabbix will perform housekeeping procedure (in hours).
Housekeeping is removing outdated information from the database.
Note: To prevent housekeeper from being overloaded (for example, when configuration parameters ProxyLocalBuffer or ProxyOfflineBuffer are greatly reduced), no more than 4 times HousekeepingFrequency hours of outdated information are deleted in one housekeeping cycle. Thus, if HousekeepingFrequency is 1, no more than 4 hours of outdated information (starting from the oldest entry) will be deleted per cycle.
Note: To lower load on proxy startup housekeeping is postponed for 30 minutes after proxy start. Thus, if HousekeepingFrequency is 1, the very first housekeeping procedure after proxy start will run after 30 minutes, and will repeat every hour thereafter. This postponing behavior is in place since Zabbix 2.4.0.
Include no You may include individual files or all files in a directory in the configuration file.
To only include relevant files in the specified directory, the asterisk wildcard character is supported for pattern matching. For example: /absolute/path/to/config/files/*.conf. Pattern matching is supported since Zabbix 2.4.0.
See special notes about limitations.
JavaGateway no IP address (or hostname) of Zabbix Java gateway.
Only required if Java pollers are started.
This parameter is supported since Zabbix 2.0.0.
JavaGatewayPort no 1024-32767 10052 Port that Zabbix Java gateway listens on.
This parameter is supported since Zabbix 2.0.0.
ListenIP no 0.0.0.0 List of comma delimited IP addresses that the trapper should listen on.
Trapper will listen on all network interfaces if this parameter is missing.
Multiple IP addresses are supported since Zabbix 1.8.3.
ListenPort no 1024-32767 10051 Listen port for trapper.
LoadModule no Module to load at proxy startup. Modules are used to extend functionality of the proxy.
Format: LoadModule=<module.so>
The modules must be located in directory specified by LoadModulePath.
It is allowed to include multiple LoadModule parameters.
LoadModulePath no Full path to location of proxy modules.
Default depends on compilation options.
LogFile no Name of log file.
If not set, syslog is used.
LogFileSize no 0-1024 1 Maximum size of log file in MB.
0 - disable automatic log rotation.
Note: If the log file size limit is reached and file rotation fails, for whatever reason, the existing log file is truncated and started anew.
LogSlowQueries no 0-3600000 0 How long a database query may take before being logged (in milliseconds).
0 - don't log slow queries.
This option becomes enabled starting with DebugLevel=3.
This parameter is supported since Zabbix 1.8.2.
PidFile no /tmp/zabbix_proxy.pid Name of PID file.
ProxyLocalBuffer no 0-720 0 Proxy will keep data locally for N hours, even if the data have already been synced with the server.
This parameter may be used if local data will be used by third party applications.
ProxyMode no 0-1 0 Proxy operating mode.
0 - proxy in the active mode
1 - proxy in the passive mode
This parameter is supported since Zabbix 1.8.3.
Note that (sensitive) proxy configuration data may become available to parties having access to the Zabbix server trapper port when using an active proxy. This is possible because anyone may pretend to be an active proxy and request configuration data; authentication does not take place.
ProxyOfflineBuffer no 1-720 1 Proxy will keep data for N hours in case of no connectivity with Zabbix server.
Older data will be lost.
ServerPort no 1024-32767 10051 Port of Zabbix trapper on Zabbix server.
Active proxy parameter. Ignored for passive proxies (see ProxyMode parameter).
Server yes IP address (or hostname) of Zabbix server.
Active proxy will get configuration data from the server.
Active proxy parameter. Ignored for passive proxies (see ProxyMode parameter).
SNMPTrapperFile no /tmp/zabbix_traps.tmp Temporary file used for passing data from SNMP trap daemon to the proxy.
Must be the same as in zabbix_trap_receiver.pl or SNMPTT configuration file.
This parameter is supported since Zabbix 2.0.0.
SourceIP no Source IP address for outgoing connections.
SSHKeyLocation no Location of public and private keys for SSH checks and actions
SSLCertLocation no Location of SSL client certificate files for client authentication.
This parameter is used in web monitoring only and is supported since Zabbix 2.4.0.
SSLKeyLocation no Location of SSL private key files for client authentication.
This parameter is used in web monitoring only and is supported since Zabbix 2.4.0.
SSLCALocation no Location of certificate authority (CA) files for SSL server certificate verification.
Note that the value of this parameter will be set as libcurl option CURLOPT_CAPATH. For libcurl versions before 7.42.0, this only has effect if libcurl was compiled to use OpenSSL. For more information see cURL web page.
This parameter is used in web monitoring only and is supported since Zabbix 2.4.0.
StartDBSyncers no 1-100 4 Number of pre-forked instances of DB Syncers.
The upper limit used to be 64 before version 1.8.5.
This parameter is supported since Zabbix 1.8.3.
StartDiscoverers no 0-250 1 Number of pre-forked instances of discoverers.
The upper limit used to be 255 before version 1.8.5.
StartHTTPPollers no 0-1000 1 Number of pre-forked instances of HTTP pollers.
StartIPMIPollers no 0-1000 0 Number of pre-forked instances of IPMI pollers.
The upper limit used to be 255 before version 1.8.5.
StartJavaPollers no 0-1000 0 Number of pre-forked instances of Java pollers.
This parameter is supported since Zabbix 2.0.0.
StartPingers no 0-1000 1 Number of pre-forked instances of ICMP pingers.
The upper limit used to be 255 before version 1.8.5.
StartPollersUnreachable no 0-1000 1 Number of pre-forked instances of pollers for unreachable hosts (including IPMI and Java).
Since Zabbix 2.4.0, at least one poller for unreachable hosts must be running if regular, IPMI or Java pollers are started.
The upper limit used to be 255 before version 1.8.5.
This option is missing in version 1.8.3.
StartPollers no 0-1000 5 Number of pre-forked instances of pollers.
The upper limit used to be 255 before version 1.8.5.
StartSNMPTrapper no 0-1 0 If set to 1, SNMP trapper process will be started.
This parameter is supported since Zabbix 2.0.0.
StartTrappers no 0-1000 5 Number of pre-forked instances of trappers.
Trappers accept incoming connections from Zabbix sender and active agents.
The upper limit used to be 255 before version 1.8.5.
StartVMwareCollectors no 0-250 0 Number of pre-forked vmware collector instances.
This parameter is supported since Zabbix 2.2.0.
Timeout no 1-30 3 Specifies how long we wait for agent, SNMP device or external check (in seconds).
TmpDir no /tmp Temporary directory.
TrapperTimeout no 1-300 300 Specifies how many seconds trapper may spend processing new data.
User no zabbix Drop privileges to a specific, existing user on the system.
Only has effect if run as 'root' and AllowRoot is disabled.
This parameter is supported since Zabbix 2.4.0.
UnavailableDelay no 1-3600 60 How often host is checked for availability during the unavailability period, in seconds.
UnreachableDelay no 1-3600 15 How often host is checked for availability during the unreachability period, in seconds.
UnreachablePeriod no 1-3600 45 After how many seconds of unreachability treat a host as unavailable.
VMwareCacheSize no 256K-2G 8M Shared memory size for storing VMware data.
A VMware internal check zabbix[vmware,buffer,…] can be used to monitor the VMware cache usage (see Internal checks).
Note that shared memory is not allocated if there are no vmware collector instances configured to start.
This parameter is supported since Zabbix 2.2.0.
VMwareFrequency no 10-86400 60 Delay in seconds between data gathering from a single VMware service.
This delay should be set to the least update interval of any VMware monitoring item.
This parameter is supported since Zabbix 2.2.0.
VMwarePerfFrequency no 10-86400 60 Delay in seconds between performance counter statistics retrieval from a single VMware service.
This delay should be set to the least update interval of any VMware monitoring item that uses VMware performance counters.
This parameter is supported since Zabbix 2.2.9, 2.4.4
VMwareTimeout no 1-300 10 The maximum number of seconds vmware collector will wait for a response from VMware service (vCenter or ESX hypervisor).
This parameter is supported since Zabbix 2.2.9, 2.4.4
Zabbix supports configuration files only in UTF-8 encoding without BOM.

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