Zabbix Sophos

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Zabbix is probably the best classical monitoring software out there that is also FOSS. It is superior to Nagios and other similar software from implementation to utilization, and equal in capabilities. This video shows a setup procedure to enable your zabbix server to monitor SNMP devices in a Linux server running Ubuntu.This video also shows an example of.

Zabbix version (it should work on 2.2. as well, but not tested). Check on Sophos KB how to enable it on SG or XG appliances. Zabbix Template The current version of the Sophos UTM template is quite straight forward and is based on the knowledgebase article 119371 in which usefull SNMP OID’s can be found. Currently the template consists of: 2 Applications (Network, 37 items & System 13 items). SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) allows you to configure Sophos XG Firewall as an SNMP agent. The device responds to multiple SNMP managers within the predefined communities. You can monitor multiple firewall devices on IP networks for device availability, CPU, memory and disk utilization, availability of critical services, and more.


The article is tutorial that configures DELL server parameters monitoring tools via iDRAC using SNMP protocol on Zabbix


The article is configured according to the following diagram:

How to configure

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Configure on DELL Server

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  • Login to DELL Server iDRAC
  • On iDRAC Settings -> Choose Network -> Choose Services -> On SNMP Community Name: Enter key connection between Zabbix server and DELL server

Configure on Zabbix Server

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  • Install tool on Zabbix Server and check Zabbix Server is retrieving the server data

yum install net-snmp net-snmp-utils -y
snmpwalk -v2c -c public

  • Access web interface of Zabbix Server
  • On Configuration -> Click Hosts -> Click Create host

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  • In Host name: Enter hostname
  • In Groups: Choose Linux servers
  • In SNMP Interfaces: Enter IP of DELL Server

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  • In Templates -> Choose Template OS Linux SNMPv2 -> Click Add
  • On Macros -> Enter {$SNMP_COMMUNITY} => public (public is key on iDRAC)
  • Add host successfully and check the result