In the Configuration → Hosts section users can configure and maintain hosts.
A listing of existing hosts with their details is displayed.
From the dropdown to the right in the Hosts bar you can choose whether to display all hosts or only those belonging to one particular group.
|Name||Name of the host. Clicking on the host name opens the host configuration form.|
|Elements (Applications, Items, Triggers, Graphs, Discovery, Web)||Clicking on the element name will display items, triggers etc. of the host. The number of the respective elements is displayed in gray.|
|Interface||The main interface of the host is displayed.|
|Templates||The templates linked to the host are displayed. If other templates are contained in the linked template, those are displayed in parentheses, separated by a comma. Clicking on a template name will open its configuration form.|
|Status||Host status is displayed - Enabled or Disabled. By clicking on the status you can change it.|
|Availability||Availability of the host is displayed. Four icons each represent a supported interface (Zabbix agent, SNMP, IPMI, JMX).
The current status of the interface is displayed by the respective colour:
Green - available
Red - not available (upon mouseover, details of why the interface cannot be reached are displayed)
Gray - unknown or not configured
|Agent encryption||Encryption status for connections to the host is displayed:
None - no encryption
PSK - using pre-shared key
Cert - using certificate
|Info||Error information (if any) regarding the host is displayed.|
To configure a new host, click on the Create host button in the top right-hand corner. To import a host from an XML file, click on the Import button in the top right-hand corner.
Buttons below the list offer some mass-editing options:
To use these options, mark the checkboxes before the respective hosts, then click on the required button.
As the list may contain very many hosts, it may be needed to filter out the ones you really need.
The Filter link is available above the list of hosts. If you click on it, a filter becomes available where you can filter hosts by name, source to be monitored by (any/server/proxy), DNS, IP or port number.
Host availability icons reflect the current host interface status on Zabbix server. Therefore, in the frontend:
Zabbix server sets the host availability icon to gray (unknown status) for the corresponding agent interface (Zabbix, SNMP, IMP, JMX) if:
Setting host availability to unknown is done after server configuration cache synchronization. Restoring host availability (available/unavailable) on hosts monitored by proxies is done after proxy configuration cache synchronization.
See also more details about host unreachability.