I've been through the forums, the wiki, the documentation and the book "Zabbix 1.8 Network Monitoring" and havent found anything definitive as to whether what I want to do is possible, or how to go about it.
Essentially; I am receiving data from some environmental monitoring devices (temperature probes and whatnot) and zabbix (v1.8.5) is recording and graphing this information just fine.
I want to build a graphical view of my comms room and display the current values for each of the temperature probes on a Map.
I presumed that the way to go about this would be to build a User Macro that referenced the current value of the SNMP item which was associated with each probe. Theoretically this macro would then be used in the label on an icon on my Map to display the current temperature.
I haven't been able to make this work, and I cant work out if I am going about it the wrong way or if it just wont work with this version of Zabbix (1.8.5)
- According to the bug tracker, it should now work (was a bug fixed in 1.8.5) https://support.zabbix.com/browse/ZBX-3562
- According to the 1.8 documentation (http://www.zabbix.com/documentation/...os#user_macros ) it /might/ work (Says that user macros are supported in item descriptions, but the matrix does not show a cross in works for Map labels)
- and According to Rihards book in the section on p245 for Macros in labels on Maps he says "another use could be the display of live data. For example, showing the number of currently connected users for each wireless hotspot"
- he doesn't go into any detail on the specifics of how however...
Can someone confirm if this is indeed possible, and if so could you help walk me through setting up the User Macro correctly to retrieve the right value, and then how to get the User Macro to display on the Map icon label.
Thanks for any help.