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Zabbix Windows Security event id 5156

By Antti Hurme 31/10/2016 No Comments 0 Min Read

Noticed in one case the Zabbix agent was spamming the Windows Security eventlog with events “filtering platform connection” of status success and event id 5156. This was especially true when disk space was low and the agent seemed to query the disk space a lot more frequently. This caused the log file to fill up even faster which helped the disk space to fill up. To get around this, I…

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Simple monitoring of Linux services with zabbix

By Antti Hurme 19/10/2016 No Comments 1 Min Read

This little snippet and template allows you to monitor services on Linux. It’s really simple and might not work on all distributions. So far I’ve mainly used it on CentOS6. The required files can be downloaded from github here. To get things working, copy the files from github to /etc/zabbix. You need to change the owner of userscripts to zabbix and add the execute privileges to the .sh file. chmod…

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Zabbix: Monitoring Windows Services

By Antti Hurme 09/03/2015 2 Comments 4 Min Read

This time we’re going to look at how to monitor any Windows Service with the Zabbix agent. Zabbix website guide is quite clear, but none the less here’s a short step-by-step guide on how to do it. 1. The Template When you work with Zabbix, it’s always a good idea to start with a fresh new template, unless the changes you are making will effect ALL the hosts which the…

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Monitoring SSL Certificates with Zabbix

By Antti Hurme 01/03/2015 2 Comments 5 Min Read

To monitor SSL certificates expiry dates with Zabbix, there’s quite a few things you need to do. I’ve tried to make a comprehensive guide about it so you can make the thing yourself and learn how external scripts work. In the end, I’ve attached a Zabbix template for you that can easily be imported into Zabbix. This guide is for Zabbix 2.4, and the template will not work as is…

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