6 Media types


Media types are exported with all related objects and object relations.


To export media types, do the following:

  • Go to: AdministrationMedia types
  • Mark the checkboxes of the media types to export
  • Click on Export below the list

Selected media types are exported to a local XML file with default name zbx_export_mediatypes.xml.


To import media types, do the following:

  • Go to: AdministrationMedia types
  • Click on Import to the right
  • Select the import file
  • Mark the required options in import rules
  • Click on Import

A success or failure message of the import will be displayed in the frontend.

Import rules:

Rule Description
Update existing Existing elements will be updated with data taken from the import file. Otherwise they will not be updated.
Create new The import will add new elements using data from the import file. Otherwise it will not add them.
Delete missing The import will remove existing elements not present in the import file. Otherwise it will not remove them.

Export format

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
                   <name>Slack chat</name>
                   <script>var req = new CurlHttpRequest();
       req.AddHeader('Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded');
       Zabbix.Log(127, 'webhook requqest value='+value);
       Zabbix.Log(127, 'response code: '+req.Status());
       return JSON.stringify({
         'tags': {
           'delivered': 'slack'
                   <event_menu_name>Slack message</event_menu_name>
                   <description>Slack chat messages.</description>

Element tags

Element tag values are explained in the table below.

Element Element property Required Type Range1 Description
media_types - Root element for media_types.
media_type - Individual media_type.
name x string Media type name.
type x string 0 - EMAIL
1 - SMS
Transport used by the media type.
status - string 0 - ENABLED (default)
Whether the media type is enabled.
max_sessions - integer Possible values for SMS: 1 - (default)

Possible values for other media types: 0-100, 0 - unlimited
The maximum number of alerts that can be processed in parallel.
attempts - integer 1-10 (default: 3) The maximum number of attempts to send an alert.
attempt_interval - string 0-60s (default: 10s) The interval between retry attempts.

Accepts seconds and time unit with suffix.
description - string Media type description.
message_templates - Root element for media type message templates.
message_template - Individual message template.
event_source x string 0 - TRIGGERS
Event source.
operation_mode x string 0 - PROBLEM
Operation mode.
subject - string Message subject.
message - string Message body.
Used only by e-mail media type
smtp_server x string SMTP server.
smtp_port - integer Default: 25 SMTP server port to connect to.
smtp_helo x string SMTP helo.
smtp_email x string Email address from which notifications will be sent.
smtp_security - string 0 - NONE (default)
SMTP connection security level to use.
smtp_verify_host - string 0 - NO (default)
1 - YES
SSL verify host for SMTP. Optional if smtp_security is STARTTLS or SSL_OR_TLS.
smtp_verify_peer - string 0 - NO (default)
1 - YES
SSL verify peer for SMTP. Optional if smtp_security is STARTTLS or SSL_OR_TLS.
smtp_authentication - string 0 - NONE (default)
SMTP authentication method to use.
username - string Username.
password - string Authentication password.
content_type - string 0 - TEXT
1 - HTML (default)
Message format.
Used only by SMS media type
gsm_modem x string Serial device name of the GSM modem.
Used only by script media type
script name x string Script name.
parameters - Root element for script parameters.
parameter - Individual script parameter.
Used only by webhook media type
script x string Script.
timeout - string 1-60s (default: 30s) Javascript script HTTP request timeout interval.
process_tags - string 0 - NO (default)
1 - YES
Whether to process returned tags.
show_event_menu - string 0 - NO (default)
1 - YES
If {EVENT.TAGS.*} were successfully resolved in event_menu_url and event_menu_name fields, this field indicates presence of entry in the event menu.
event_menu_url - string URL of the event menu entry. Supports {EVENT.TAGS.*} macro.
event_menu_name - string Name of the event menu entry. Supports {EVENT.TAGS.*} macro.
parameters - Root element for webhook media type parameters.
parameter - Individual webhook media type parameter.
name x string Webhook parameter name.
value - string Webhook parameter value.

1 For string values, only the string will be exported (e.g. "EMAIL") without the numbering used in this table. The numbers for range values (corresponding to the API values) in this table is used for ordering only.