Tag Guidelines in Zabbix

This is a tag-specific summary from the official Zabbix guidelines documentation, based on the situation as of Zabbix 6.0 LTS. Note: “Please note that this model might become enforced in the future Zabbix releases. Templates that do not follow specified rules will need to be updated.“ Tag name and value format lowercase only allowed characters: […]

Saving Gzip Files in Python

I have various Python applications that run periodically and deal with data in lists and dictionaries, and they save the processed and/or discovered data as JSON in text files for logging purposes or other later use. Typically the files are quite large and take up substantial amount of disk space. Since the applications run on […]

Selecting Pynetbox Version

If you have: And you need: Then you need to use: Because: NetBox 3.2.0 or newer /api/ipam/vlan-groups/<id>/available_vlans pynetbox 6.5.0 or newer Feature was added in NetBox 3.2 (not yet released) NetBox 3.1.1 or newer /api/ipam/prefixes/<id>/available_ips (or _prefixes) pynetbox 6.4.1 or newer NetBox behaviour was changed, pynetbox was updated to support that NetBox 3.1.0 or newer […]

Moving Zabbix Database

In the series “why wouldn’t I put this out public instead of just saving it to my own notes”: Moving the Zabbix database to a new database server. Old server: Debian Linux 9, running MariaDB 10.1.48 New server: Debian Linux 11, running MariaDB 10.5.12 (from Debian packaging) Zabbix (5.0.19 LTS) frontend is running on Apache […]