Configuring Zabbix Observer jobs

Using the Zabbix Observer functionality, you can load monitored servers and their associated network resources, and then visualize this data as a topology view.

Before you begin

The Zabbix Observer supports Zabbix 4.0.3 and 6.0.3.

Ensure you have the Zabbix server details to hand, such as the username, password and SSL truststore.

Enabling access to the URL routes

To access the URL routes for the topology Swagger documentation, see the Enabling access to URL routes topic.

About this task

A Zabbix Observer job extracts server information and its associated network resources from Zabbix through REST RPC, and the observer loads and updates the resources and their relationships within the topology service.

You define and start the following job.

Full Topology Upload job By default, Load jobs are one-off, transient jobs that do a full upload of all requested topology data as soon as they are triggered.

You can also run these jobs (again) from the Observer UI, or schedule them to run at set times when configuring them.


Define or edit the following parameters, then click Run job to save and run the job.

Encryption requirement: See the Configuring observer jobs security topic for more information.

Parameter Action Details
Unique ID Enter a unique name for the job Required
The datacenter of zabbix server Specify the data center in which the Zabbix instance runs Required. If more than one, list them (comma-separated).
The hostname of zabbix server Enter the Zabbix virtual hostname Required
The username of zabbix server Specify the Zabbix username Required
The password of zabbix server Specify the Zabbix user password Required
Zabbix SSL certificate Specify a certificate file name Required
SSL Validation Choose whether to use SSL validation ('true' or 'false'). If false, HTTPS is used, but without hostname validation. Optional
HTTPS truststore file name Specify the truststore file name. Required
truststore file password Specify the truststore password to decrypt the HTTPS truststore file Required
Zabbix connection timeout (milliseconds) (optional) Timeout, in ms, when querying the Zabbix REST API Optional. Default is 5000 (5s).
Generate debug support file Set this parameter to 'True' in order to capture the output of the next scheduled job run as a file. This file will be stored with an observer's log files and can be used to debug observer issues, for example at the request of your designated Support team, or while using a test environment. For one-off jobs (that is, Load jobs), this parameter reverts to 'False' after the next completed run. To examine the output produced, you can load the generated debug file using the File Observer. Optional
Job schedule Specify when the job runs Optional. Load jobs only.
Observer job description Enter additional information to describe the job Optional