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5 Discovery rules

Overview

The list of low-level discovery rules for a template can be accessed from Configuration → Templates and then clicking on Discovery for the respective template.

The list of low-level discovery rules for a host can be accessed from Configuration → Hosts and then clicking on Discovery for the respective host.

A list of existing low-level discovery rules is displayed.

Displayed data:

ColumnDescription
Name Name of the rule, displayed as a blue link.
Clicking on the rule name opens the low-level discovery rule configuration form.
If the discovery rule belongs to a template, the template name is displayed before the rule name, as a grey link. Clicking on the template link will open the rule list on the template level.
Items A link to the list of item prototypes is displayed.
The number of existing item prototypes is displayed in grey.
Triggers A link to the list of trigger prototypes is displayed.
The number of existing trigger prototypes is displayed in grey.
Graphs A link to the list of graph prototypes displayed.
The number of existing graph prototypes is displayed in grey.
Hosts A link to the list of host prototypes displayed.
The number of existing host prototypes is displayed in grey.
Key The item key used for discovery is displayed.
Interval The frequency of performing discovery is displayed.
Note that discovery can also be performed immediately by pushing the Check now button below the list.
Type The item type used for discovery is displayed (Zabbix agent, SNMP agent, etc).
Status Discovery rule 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).
Info If everything is fine, no icon is displayed in this column. If there are errors, a red square icon with a cross is displayed. Move the mouse over the icon and you will see a tooltip with the error description.

To configure a new low-level discovery rule, click on the Create discovery rule button in the top right-hand corner.

Mass editing options

Buttons below the list offer some mass-editing options:

  • Enable - change the low-level discovery rule status to Enabled
  • Disable - change the low-level discovery rule status to Disabled
  • Check now - perform discovery based on the discovery rules immediately. See more details. Note that when performing discovery immediately, the configuration cache is not updated, thus the result will not reflect very recent changes to discovery rule configuration
  • Delete - delete the low-level discovery rules

To use these options, mark the checkboxes before the respective discovery rules, then click on the required button.