Tutorial Zabbix - Monitoring PFSense
Now, we need to access the Zabbix server dashboard and add the Pfsense server as a Host.
Open your browser and enter the IP address of your web server plus /zabbix.
In our example, the following URL was entered in the Browser:
On the login screen, use the default username and default password.
• Default Username: Admin
• Default Password: zabbix
After a successful login, you will be sent to the Zabbix Dashboard.
On the dashboard screen, access the Configuration menu and select the Host option.
On the top right of the screen, click on the Create host button.
On the Host configuration screen, you will have to enter the following information:
• Host Name - Enter a Hostname to identify the PFSense server.
• Visible Hostname - Repeat the hostname.
• New group - Enter a name to identify a group of similar devices.
• Agent Interface - Enter the IP address of the PFsesne server.
Here is the original image, before our configuration.
Here is the new image with our configuration.
Next, we need to associate the host with a specific network monitor template.
By default, Zabbix comes with a large variety of monitoring templates.
Access the Templates tab on the top of the screen.
Click on the Select button and locate the template named: Template OS FreeBSD
Click on the Add option (1).
Next, we need to encrypt the communication between the Zabbix server and the PFsense firewall.
Access the Encryption tab on the top of the screen and perform the following configuration:
• Connectios to host - PSK
• Connections from host - PSK
• PSK identity - key-pfsense-01
• PSK - fb6616cd582a2fa0aa161cab3423a9ca640c931b21c8c2e3b7132d6db75aadff
Click on the Add button to finish the configuration.
After a few minutes, you will be able to see the initial result on the Zabbix Dashboard.
The final result will take at least one hour.
By default, Zabbix will wait 1 hour to discover the number of interfaces available on the Pfsense server.
By default, Zabbix will wait 1 hour before collect information from the network interfaces.
In order to test your configuration, access the Monitoring menu and click on the Graphs option.
On the top right of the screen, select the group named ALL.
Select your PFSense computer host name.
Select the graph named: CPU UTILIZATION
You should be able to see the graphic of CPU utilization.
Congratulations! You have configured the Zabbix server to monitor a Pfsense computer.