It is possible to enhance Zabbix frontend functionality by adding third-party modules or by developing your own modules without the need to change the source code of Zabbix.
Note that the module code will run with the same privileges as Zabbix source code. This means:
Please always read the installation manual for a particular module. It is recommended to install new modules one by one to catch failures easily.
Just before you install a module:
Steps to install a module:
modulesfolder of the Zabbix frontend
|Module did not appear in the list||Make sure that the manifest.json file exists in
|Frontend crashed||The module code is not compatible with the current Zabbix version or server configuration. Please delete module files and reload the frontend. You'll see a notice that some modules are absent. Go to Module administration and click Scan directory again to remove non-existent modules from the database.|
|Error message about identical namespace, ID or actions appears||New module tried to register a namespace, ID or actions which are already registered by other enabled modules. Disable the conflicting module (mentioned in error message) prior to enabling the new one.|
|Technical error messages appear||Report errors to the developer of the module.|
Modules are written in PHP language. Model-view-controller (MVC) software pattern design is preferred, as it is also used in Zabbix frontend and will ease the development. PHP strict typing is also welcome but not mandatory.
Please note that with modules you can easily add new menu items and respective views and actions to Zabbix frontend. Currently it is not possible to register new API or create new database tables through modules.