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4 Proxies


In the Administration → Proxies section proxies for distributed monitoring can be configured in the Zabbix frontend.


A listing of existing proxies with their details is displayed.

Displayed data:

Column Description
Name Name of the proxy.
Clicking on the proxy name opens the proxy configuration form.
If the proxy belongs to a proxy group, the group name is displayed before the proxy name, as a gray link. Clicking on the group name opens the proxy group configuration form.
Mode Proxy mode is displayed - Active or Passive.
Encryption Encryption status for connections from the proxy is displayed:
None - no encryption;
PSK - using pre-shared key;
Cert - using certificate.
State Proxy state is displayed - Online, Offline, or Unknown.
Version Proxy version (three digit version number). If proxy is outdated or unsupported, version number is highlighted (red) and info status icon (yellow or red) is displayed. Hover over the icon for details.
Last seen (age) The time when the proxy was last seen by the server is displayed.
Item count The number of enabled items on enabled hosts assigned to the proxy is displayed.
Required vps Required proxy performance is displayed (the number of values that need to be collected per second).
Hosts Count of enabled hosts assigned to the proxy is displayed and hosts monitored by the proxy are listed.
Clicking on the host name opens the host configuration form.

To configure a new proxy, click on the Create proxy button in the top right-hand corner.

Mass editing options

Buttons below the list offer some mass-editing options:

  • Refresh configuration - refresh configuration of the proxies;
  • Enable hosts - change the status of hosts monitored by the proxy to Monitored;
  • Disable hosts - change the status of hosts monitored by the proxy to Not monitored;
  • Delete - delete the proxies.

To use these options, mark the checkboxes before the respective proxies, then click on the required button.

Using filter

You can use the filter to display only the proxies you are interested in. For better search performance, data is searched with macros unresolved.

The Filter link is available above the list of proxies. If you click on it, a filter becomes available where you can filter proxies by name, mode and version. Note that the filter option Outdated displays both outdated (partially supported) and unsupported proxies.