Category Archives: Zabbix

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)


Zabbix: Too Many Process on Zabbix Server

I have ran into this a couple times of when adding many checks and services to the Zabbix server.

Trigger: Too many processes on Zabbix server Trigger status: PROBLEM Trigger severity: Warning Trigger
Item values:
1. Number of processes (Zabbix server:proc.num[]): 354

What I have found to remedy this issue is change the trigger for the Processes Monitor.

  1. Click on Configuration
  2. Click on Hosts
  3. Find the Zabbix Host
  4. Under triggers column click “Triggers”
  5. Locate the “Too many processes on {HOST.NAME}” and click on that link
  6. Since the trigger is connected to a template you will need to click on the Parent Triggers template link.
  7. In the expression field change the value above of what the it is triggering at.
  8. Save the Trigger and that should resolve your issue.

Hope this helps in curing the alert. In my instance I have added more Pollers, Pingers and Discovers to many config which raised my amount of processes on the server. If you didn’t any of such make sure you check to why there is more processes on the server.