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Standardized templates for network devices


In order to provide monitoring for network devices such as switches and routers, we have created two so-called models: for the network device itself (its chassis basically) and for network interface.

Since Zabbix 3.4 templates for many families of network devices are provided. All templates cover (where possible to get these items from the device):

  • Chassis fault monitoring (power supplies, fans and temperature, overall status)
  • Chassis performance monitoring (CPU and memory items)
  • Chassis inventory collection (serial numbers, model name, firmware version)
  • Network interface monitoring with IF-MIB and EtherLike-MIB (interface status, interface traffic load, duplex status for Ethernet)

These templates are available:

  • In new installations - in ConfigurationTemplates;
  • If you are upgrading from previous versions, you can find these templates in the zabbix/templates directory of the downloaded latest Zabbix version. While in ConfigurationTemplates you can import them manually from this directory.

If you are importing the new out-of-the-box templates, you may want to also update the @Network interfaces for discovery global regular expression to:

Result is FALSE: ^Software Loopback Interface
       Result is FALSE: ^(In)?[lL]oop[bB]ack[0-9._]*$
       Result is FALSE: ^NULL[0-9.]*$
       Result is FALSE: ^[lL]o[0-9.]*$
       Result is FALSE: ^[sS]ystem$
       Result is FALSE: ^Nu[0-9.]*$

to filter out loopbacks and null interfaces on most systems.


List of device families for which templates are available:

Template name Vendor Device family Known models OS MIBs used Tags
Alcatel Timetra TiMOS SNMP Alcatel Alcatel Timetra ALCATEL SR 7750 TiMOS TIMETRA-SYSTEM-MIB,TIMETRA-CHASSIS-MIB Certified
Brocade FC SNMP Brocade Brocade FC switches Brocade 300 SAN Switch- - SW-MIB,ENTITY-MIB Performance, Fault
Brocade_Foundry Stackable SNMP Brocade Brocade ICX Brocade ICX6610, Brocade ICX7250-48, Brocade ICX7450-48F FOUNDRY-SN-AGENT-MIB, FOUNDRY-SN-STACKING-MIB Certified
Brocade_Foundry Nonstackable SNMP Brocade, Foundry Brocade MLX, Foundry Brocade MLXe, Foundry FLS648, Foundry FWSX424 FOUNDRY-SN-AGENT-MIB Performance, Fault
Cisco Catalyst 3750<device model> SNMP Cisco Cisco Catalyst 3750 Cisco Catalyst 3750V2-24FS, Cisco Catalyst 3750V2-24PS, Cisco Catalyst 3750V2-24TS, Cisco Catalyst SNMP, Cisco Catalyst SNMP CISCO-MEMORY-POOL-MIB, IF-MIB, EtherLike-MIB, SNMPv2-MIB, CISCO-PROCESS-MIB, CISCO-ENVMON-MIB, ENTITY-MIB Certified
Cisco IOS versions 12.0_3_T-12.2_3.5 SNMP Cisco Cisco IOS > 12.0 3 T and < 12.2 3.5 - IOS CISCO-PROCESS-MIB,CISCO-MEMORY-POOL-MIB,CISCO-ENVMON-MIB Certified
Cisco IOS prior to 12.0_3_T SNMP Cisco Cisco IOS < 12.0 3 T - IOS OLD-CISCO-CPU-MIB,CISCO-MEMORY-POOL-MIB Certified
D-Link DES_DGS Switch SNMP D-Link DES/DGX switches D-Link DES-xxxx/DGS-xxxx,DLINK DGS-3420-26SC - DLINK-AGENT-MIB,EQUIPMENT-MIB,ENTITY-MIB Certified
D-Link DES 7200 SNMP D-Link DES-7xxx D-Link DES 7206 - ENTITY-MIB,MY-SYSTEM-MIB,MY-PROCESS-MIB,MY-MEMORY-MIB Performance Fault Interfaces
Dell Force S-Series SNMP Dell Dell Force S-Series S4810 F10-S-SERIES-CHASSIS-MIB Certified
Intel_Qlogic Infiniband SNMP Intel/QLogic Intel/QLogic Infiniband devices Infiniband 12300 ICS-CHASSIS-MIB Fault Inventory
Juniper SNMP Juniper MX,SRX,EX models Juniper MX240, Juniper EX4200-24F JunOS JUNIPER-MIB Certified
Mellanox SNMP Mellanox Mellanox Infiniband devices SX1036 MLNX-OS HOST-RESOURCES-MIB,ENTITY-MIB,ENTITY-SENSOR-MIB,MELLANOX-MIB Certified
MikroTik CCR<device model> SNMP MikroTik MikroTik Cloud Core Routers (CCR series) Separate dedicated templates are available for MikroTik CCR1009-7G-1C-1S+, MikroTik CCR1009-7G-1C-1S+PC, MikroTik CCR1009-7G-1C-PC, MikroTik CCR1016-12G, MikroTik CCR1016-12S-1S+, MikroTik CCR1036-12G-4S-EM, MikroTik CCR1036-12G-4S, MikroTik CCR1036-8G-2S+, MikroTik CCR1036-8G-2S+EM, MikroTik CCR1072-1G-8S+, MikroTik CCR2004-16G-2S+, MikroTik CCR2004-1G-12S+2XS RouterOS MIKROTIK-MIB,HOST-RESOURCES-MIB Certified
MikroTik CRS<device model> SNMP MikroTik MikroTik Cloud Router Switches (CRS series) Separate dedicated templates are available for MikroTik CRS106-1C-5S, MikroTik CRS109-8G-1S-2HnD-IN, MikroTik CRS112-8G-4S-IN, MikroTik CRS112-8P-4S-IN, MikroTik CRS125-24G-1S-2HnD-IN, MikroTik CRS212-1G-10S-1S+IN, MikroTik CRS305-1G-4S+IN, MikroTik CRS309-1G-8S+IN, MikroTik CRS312-4C+8XG-RM, MikroTik CRS317-1G-16S+RM, MikroTik CRS326-24G-2S+IN, MikroTik CRS326-24G-2S+RM, MikroTik CRS326-24S+2Q+RM, MikroTik CRS328-24P-4S+RM, MikroTik CRS328-4C-20S-4S+RM, MikroTik CRS354-48G-4S+2Q+RM, MikroTik CRS354-48P-4S+2Q+RM RouterOS/SwitchOS MIKROTIK-MIB,HOST-RESOURCES-MIB Certified
MikroTik CSS<device model> SNMP MikroTik MikroTik Cloud Smart Switches (CSS series) Separate dedicated templates are available for MikroTik CSS326-24G-2S+RM, MikroTik CSS610-8G-2S+IN RouterOS MIKROTIK-MIB,HOST-RESOURCES-MIB Certified
MikroTik FiberBox SNMP MikroTik MikroTik FiberBox MikroTik FiberBox RouterOS MIKROTIK-MIB,HOST-RESOURCES-MIB Certified
MikroTik hEX <device model> SNMP MikroTik MikroTik hEX Separate dedicated templates are available for MikroTik hEX, MikroTik hEX lite, MikroTik hEX PoE, MikroTik hEX PoE lite, MikroTik hEX S RouterOS MIKROTIK-MIB,HOST-RESOURCES-MIB Certified
MikroTik netPower <device model> SNMP MikroTik MikroTik netPower Separate dedicated templates are available for MikroTik netPower 15FR, MikroTik netPower 16P SNMP, MikroTik netPower Lite 7R RouterOS/SwitchOS, SwitchOS Lite MIKROTIK-MIB,HOST-RESOURCES-MIB Certified
MikroTik PowerBox <device model> SNMP MikroTik MikroTik PowerBox Separate dedicated templates are available for MikroTik PowerBox, MikroTik PowerBox Pro RouterOS MIKROTIK-MIB,HOST-RESOURCES-MIB Certified
MikroTik RB<device model> SNMP MikroTik MikroTik RB series routers Separate dedicated templates are available for MikroTik RB1100AHx4, MikroTik RB1100AHx4 Dude Edition, MikroTik RB2011iL-IN, MikroTik RB2011iL-RM, MikroTik RB2011iLS-IN, MikroTik RB2011UiAS-IN, MikroTik RB2011UiAS-RM, MikroTik RB260GS, MikroTik RB3011UiAS-RM, MikroTik RB4011iGS+RM, MikroTik RB5009UG+S+IN RouterOS MIKROTIK-MIB,HOST-RESOURCES-MIB Certified
MikroTik SNMP MikroTik MikroTik RouterOS devices MikroTik CCR1016-12G, MikroTik RB2011UAS-2HnD, MikroTik 912UAG-5HPnD, MikroTik 941-2nD, MikroTik 951G-2HnD, MikroTik 1100AHx2 RouterOS MIKROTIK-MIB,HOST-RESOURCES-MIB Certified
QTech QSW SNMP QTech Qtech devices Qtech QSW-2800-28T - QTECH-MIB,ENTITY-MIB Performance Inventory
Ubiquiti AirOS SNMP Ubiquiti Ubiquiti AirOS wireless devices NanoBridge,NanoStation,Unifi AirOS FROGFOOT-RESOURCES-MIB,IEEE802dot11-MIB Performance
HP Comware HH3C SNMP HP HP (H3C) Comware HP A5500-24G-4SFP HI Switch HH3C-ENTITY-EXT-MIB,ENTITY-MIB Certified
HP Enterprise Switch SNMP HP HP Enterprise Switch HP ProCurve J4900B Switch 2626, HP J9728A 2920-48G Switch STATISTICS-MIB,NETSWITCH-MIB,HP-ICF-CHASSIS,ENTITY-MIB,SEMI-MIB Certified
Netgear Fastpath SNMP Netgear Netgear Fastpath M5300-28G FASTPATH-SWITCHING-MIB,FASTPATH-BOXSERVICES-PRIVATE-MIB Fault Inventory

Template design

Templates were designed with the following in mind:

  • User macros are used as much as possible so triggers can be tuned by the user;
  • Low-level discovery is used as much as possible to minimize the number of unsupported items;
  • All templates depend on Template ICMP Ping so all devices are also checked by ICMP;
  • Items don't use any MIBs - SNMP OIDs are used in items and low-level discoveries. So it's not necessary to load any MIBs into Zabbix for templates to work;
  • Loopback network interfaces are filtered when discovering as well as interfaces with ifAdminStatus = down(2);
  • 64bit counters are used from IF-MIB::ifXTable where possible. If it is not supported, default 32bit counters are used instead.

All discovered network interfaces have a trigger that monitors its operational status (link), for example:

 {$IFCONTROL:"{#IFNAME}"}=1 and last(/Alcatel Timetra TiMOS SNMP/net.if.status[ifOperStatus.{#SNMPINDEX}])=2 and (last(/Alcatel Timetra TiMOS SNMP/net.if.status[ifOperStatus.{#SNMPINDEX}],#1)<>last(/Alcatel Timetra TiMOS SNMP/net.if.status[ifOperStatus.{#SNMPINDEX}],#2))
  • If you do no want to monitor this condition for a specific interface create a user macro with context with the value 0. For example:

where Gi0/0 is {#IFNAME}. That way the trigger is not used any more for this specific interface.

  • You can also change the default behavior for all triggers not to fire and activate this trigger only to limited number of interfaces like uplinks:


  • Performance – device family MIBs provide a way to monitor CPU and memory items;
  • Fault - device family MIBs provide a way to monitor at least one temperature sensor;
  • Inventory – device family MIBs provide a way to collect at least the device serial number and model name;
  • Certified – all three main categories above are covered.