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7 Get


Zabbix get is a command line utility which can be used to communicate with Zabbix agent and retrieve required information from the agent.

The utility is usually used for the troubleshooting of Zabbix agents.

Running Zabbix get

An example of running Zabbix get under UNIX to get the processor load value from the agent:

shell> cd bin
       shell> ./zabbix_get -s -p 10050 -k system.cpu.load[all,avg1]

Another example of running Zabbix get for capturing a string from a website:

shell> cd bin
       shell> ./zabbix_get -s -p 10050 -k "[,,,\"USA: ([a-zA-Z0-9.-]+)\",,\1]"

Note that the item key here contains a space so quotes are used to mark the item key to the shell. The quotes are not part of the item key; they will be trimmed by the shell and will not be passed to Zabbix agent.

Zabbix get accepts the following command line parameters:

  -s --host <host name or IP>      Specify host name or IP address of a host.
         -p --port <port number>          Specify port number of agent running on the host. Default is 10050.
         -I --source-address <IP address> Specify source IP address.
         -t --timeout <seconds>           Specify timeout. Valid range: 1-30 seconds (default: 30 seconds).
         -k --key <item key>              Specify key of item to retrieve value of.
         -h --help                        Give this help.
         -V --version                     Display version number.

See also Zabbix get manpage for more information.

Zabbix get on Windows can be run similarly:

zabbix_get.exe [options]