1 Standardized templates for network devices


In order to provide monitoring for network devices such as switches and routers, we have created two so-called models: for the network device itself (its chassis basically) and for network interface.

Since Zabbix 3.4 templates for many families of network devices are provided. All templates cover (where possible to get these items from the device):

  • Chassis fault monitoring (power supplies, fans and temperature, overall status)
  • Chassis performance monitoring (CPU and memory items)
  • Chassis inventory collection (serial numbers, model name, firmware version)
  • Network interface monitoring with IF-MIB and EtherLike-MIB (interface status, interface traffic load, duplex status for Ethernet)

These templates are available:

  • In new installations - in ConfigurationTemplates;
  • If you are upgrading from previous versions, you can find these templates on share.zabbix.com and import them manually from XMLs.

If you are importing the new out-of-the-box templates, you may want to also update the @Network interfaces for discovery global regular expression to:

Result is FALSE: ^Software Loopback Interface
       Result is FALSE: ^(In)?[lL]oop[bB]ack[0-9._]*$
       Result is FALSE: ^NULL[0-9.]*$
       Result is FALSE: ^[lL]o[0-9.]*$
       Result is FALSE: ^[sS]ystem$
       Result is FALSE: ^Nu[0-9.]*$

to filter out loopbacks and null interfaces on most systems.


List of device families for which templates are available:

Template name Vendor Device family Known models OS MIBs used Tags
Template Net Alcatel Timetra TiMOS SNMPv2 Alcatel Alcatel Timetra ALCATEL SR 7750 TiMOS TIMETRA-SYSTEM-MIB,TIMETRA-CHASSIS-MIB Certified
Template Net Brocade FC SNMPv2 Brocade Brocade FC switches Brocade 300 SAN Switch- - SW-MIB,ENTITY-MIB Performance, Fault
Template Net Brocade_Foundry Stackable SNMPv2 Brocade Brocade ICX Brocade ICX6610, Brocade ICX7250-48, Brocade ICX7450-48F FOUNDRY-SN-AGENT-MIB, FOUNDRY-SN-STACKING-MIB Certified
Template Net Brocade_Foundry Nonstackable SNMPv2 Brocade, Foundry Brocade MLX, Foundry Brocade MLXe, Foundry FLS648, Foundry FWSX424 FOUNDRY-SN-AGENT-MIB Performance, Fault
Template Net Cisco IOS SNMPv2 Cisco Cisco IOS ver > 12.2 3.5 Cisco C2950 IOS CISCO-PROCESS-MIB,CISCO-MEMORY-POOL-MIB,CISCO-ENVMON-MIB Certified
Template Net Cisco releases later than 12.0_3_T and prior to 12.2_3.5_ SNMPv2 Cisco Cisco IOS > 12.0 3 T and < 12.2 3.5 - IOS CISCO-PROCESS-MIB,CISCO-MEMORY-POOL-MIB,CISCO-ENVMON-MIB Certified
Template Net Cisco releases prior to 12.0_3_T SNMPv2 Cisco Cisco IOS < 12.0 3 T - IOS OLD-CISCO-CPU-MIB,CISCO-MEMORY-POOL-MIB Certified
Template Net D-Link DES_DGS Switch SNMPv2 D-Link DES/DGX switches D-Link DES-xxxx/DGS-xxxx,DLINK DGS-3420-26SC - DLINK-AGENT-MIB,EQUIPMENT-MIB,ENTITY-MIB Certified
Template Net D-Link DES 7200 SNMPv2 D-Link DES-7xxx D-Link DES 7206 - ENTITY-MIB,MY-SYSTEM-MIB,MY-PROCESS-MIB,MY-MEMORY-MIB Performance Fault Interfaces
Template Net Dell Force S-Series SNMPv2 Dell Dell Force S-Series S4810 F10-S-SERIES-CHASSIS-MIB Certified
Template Net Extreme Exos SNMPv2 Extreme Extreme EXOS X670V-48x EXOS EXTREME-SYSTEM-MIB,EXTREME-SOFTWARE-MONITOR-MIB Certified
Template Net Huawei VRP SNMPv2 Huawei Huawei VRP S2352P-EI - ENTITY-MIB,HUAWEI-ENTITY-EXTENT-MIB Certified
Template Net Intel_Qlogic Infiniband SNMPv2 Intel/QLogic Intel/QLogic Infiniband devices Infiniband 12300 ICS-CHASSIS-MIB Fault Inventory
Template Net Juniper SNMPv2 Juniper MX,SRX,EX models Juniper MX240, Juniper EX4200-24F JunOS JUNIPER-MIB Certified
Template Net Mellanox SNMPv2 Mellanox Mellanox Infiniband devices SX1036 MLNX-OS HOST-RESOURCES-MIB,ENTITY-MIB,ENTITY-SENSOR-MIB,MELLANOX-MIB Certified
Template Net Mikrotik SNMPv2 Mikrotik Mikrotik RouterOS devices Mikrotik CCR1016-12G, Mikrotik RB2011UAS-2HnD, Mikrotik 912UAG-5HPnD, Mikrotik 941-2nD, Mikrotik 951G-2HnD, Mikrotik 1100AHx2 RouterOS MIKROTIK-MIB,HOST-RESOURCES-MIB Certified
Template Net QTech QSW SNMPv2 QTech Qtech devices Qtech QSW-2800-28T - QTECH-MIB,ENTITY-MIB Performance Inventory
Template Net Ubiquiti AirOS SNMPv1 Ubiquiti Ubiquiti AirOS wireless devices NanoBridge,NanoStation,Unifi AirOS FROGFOOT-RESOURCES-MIB,IEEE802dot11-MIB Performance
Template Net HP Comware HH3C SNMPv2 HP HP (H3C) Comware HP A5500-24G-4SFP HI Switch HH3C-ENTITY-EXT-MIB,ENTITY-MIB Certified
Template Net HP Enterprise Switch SNMPv2 HP HP Enterprise Switch HP ProCurve J4900B Switch 2626, HP J9728A 2920-48G Switch STATISTICS-MIB,NETSWITCH-MIB,HP-ICF-CHASSIS,ENTITY-MIB,SEMI-MIB Certified
Template Net Netgear Fastpath SNMPv2 Netgear Netgear Fastpath M5300-28G FASTPATH-SWITCHING-MIB,FASTPATH-BOXSERVICES-PRIVATE-MIB Fault Inventory

Template design

Templates were designed with the following in mind:

  • User macros are used as much as possible so triggers can be tuned by the user
  • Low-level discovery is used as much as possible to minimize the number of unsuppported items
  • Templates are provided for SNMPv2. SNMPv1 is used if it is known that the majority of devices don't support SNMPv2.
  • All templates depend on Template ICMP Ping so all devices are also checked by ICMP
  • Items don't use any MIBs - SNMP OIDs are used in items and low-level discoveries. So it's not necessary to load any MIBs into Zabbix for templates to work.
  • Loopback network interfaces are filtered when discovering as well as interfaces with ifAdminStatus = down(2)
  • 64bit counters are used from IF-MIB::ifXTable where possible. If it is not supported, default 32bit counters are used instead.
  • All discovered network interfaces have a trigger that controls its operational status(link).
    • If you do no want to monitor this condition for a specific interface create a user macro with context with the value 0. For example:

where Gi0/0 is {#IFNAME}. That way the trigger is not used any more for this specific interface.

  * You can also change the default behaviour for all triggers not to fire and activate this trigger only to limited number of interfaces like uplinks


  • Performance – device family MIBs provide a way to monitor CPU and memory items;
  • Fault - device family MIBs provide a way to monitor at least one temperature sensor;
  • Inventory – device family MIBs provide a way to collect at least the device serial number and model name;
  • Certified – all three main categories above are covered.