Zabbix icmp pinger processes more than 75% busy

In zabbix the icmp pinger is a process that pings your hosts or devices that you have added to the system. What I have found is that it will fall behind when you add more hosts for it to ping such as printers, servers, computers, network devices.

I have found that increasing the value of the StartPingers in the zabbix configuration file will solve this issue.

  1. SSH into your zabbix server and enter your login credentials.
  2. Edit the “zabbix_server.conf” file (vi /etc/zabbix/zabbix_server.conf)
  3. Find the section “Option: StartPingers”
  4. Edit or add a line of “StartPingers=(value)”
  5. Save the file “:qw”
  6. Restart the zabbix server (service zabbix_server restart)


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