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8 Template changes

This page lists all changes to the stock templates that are shipped with Zabbix. It is suggested to modify these templates in existing installations - depending on the changes, it can be done either by importing the latest official version or by performing the change manually.

New templates

New templates are available for monitoring some IBM, Dell, HP, Cisco UCS and Supermicro Aten hardware:

  • Template Server IBM IMM SNMPv1/2
  • Template Server Dell iDRAC SNMPv2
  • Template Server HP iLO SNMPv2
  • Template Server Supermicro Aten SNMPv2
  • Template Server Cisco UCS SNMPv2

These templates are part of the default Zabbix dataset for new installations. If you are upgrading from previous versions, you can find these templates on share.zabbix.com and import them manually.

Starting with Zabbix 4.0.5, new templates are available for remote monitoring of Zabbix server or proxy internal metrics from an external instance:

  • Template App Remote Zabbix server
  • Template App Remote Zabbix proxy

Note that in order to use a template for remote monitoring of multiple external instances, a separate host is required for each external instance monitoring.

Improved naming style

Naming style of groups and applications has been improved for some out-of-the-box templates.

Positional macros removed

Deprecated positional macros have been removed from item names in standard templates.

Server/proxy template

The default Zabbix server/proxy templates (Template App Zabbix Server, Template App Zabbix Proxy) have been changed.

While some items have been renamed, there are also some completely new items:

  • Number of processed character values per second
  • Number of processed log values per second
  • Number of processed not supported values per second
  • Number of processed numeric (float) values per second
  • Number of processed numeric (unsigned) values per second
  • Number of processed text values per second

The following items are new and replace some old ones:

  • Zabbix configuration cache, % used - replaces Zabbix configuration cache, % free
  • Zabbix history index cache, % used - replaces Zabbix history index cache, % free
  • Zabbix history write cache, % used - replaces Zabbix history write cache, % free
  • (in server template only) Zabbix trend write cache, % used - replaces Zabbix trend write cache, % free
  • (in server template only) Zabbix value cache, % used - replaces Zabbix value cache, % free

The trigger expressions using the replaced items have been updated accordingly.

OS Linux template

Starting with Zabbix 4.0.2, two new items have been added to Template_OS_Linux:

  • CPU guest time - the time spent running a virtual CPU for guest operating systems
  • CPU guest nice time - the time spent running a niced guest (virtual CPU for guest operating systems)

The CPU utilization graph has been updated to include these two items.

Tomcat template

Starting with Zabbix 4.0.3, Template App Apache Tomcat JMX has been updated:

  • support for recent Tomcat versions has been added
  • the following macros have been defined: {$PROTOCOL_HANDLER_HTTP}, {$PROTOCOL_HANDLER_HTTPS}, {$PROTOCOL_HANDLER_AJP}

VMware template

Starting with Zabbix 4.0.6, Template VM VMware has been updated:

  • the key of the “Event log” item has been changed to vmware.eventlog[{$URL},skip] - now skipping old data

SNMP interface templates

Starting with Zabbix 4.0.7, these templates:

  • Template Module Interfaces Simple SNMPv1
  • Template Module Interfaces Simple SNMPv2
  • Template Module Interfaces SNMPv1
  • Template Module Interfaces SNMPv2
  • Template Module Interfaces Windows SNMPv2

have been updated:

  • update intervals of LLD item prototypes Interface {#IFNAME}({#IFALIAS}): Inbound packets with errors have been changed from 5m to 3m
  • update intervals of LLD item prototypes Interface {#IFNAME}({#IFALIAS}): Outbound packets with errors have been changed from 5m to 3m

These update intervals have been changed to avoid creation of excess internal events caused by trigger state flapping.