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Send events to Squadcast from Zabbix 5
Zabbix 5.0 is a mature, enterprise-level platform that allows you to monitor large-scale IT environments comprising servers, networks, applications, services and cloud.
Route detailed monitoring alerts from Zabbix 5.0 to the right users in Squadcast.

How to integrate Zabbix 5.0 with Squadcast

In Squadcast: Using Zabbix 5.0 as an Alert Source

  1. 1.
    Navigate to Services -> Service Overview -> select or search for your Service. Expand the accordion -> In the Alert Sources section, click Add.
2. Select Zabbix 5.0. Copy the displayed Webhook URL to configure it within Zabbix 5.0. Finish by clicking Add Alert Source -> Done.
Important:
When an alert source turns Active, it’ll show up under Configured Alert Sources, you can either generate a test alert from the integration or wait for a real-time alert to be generated by the Alert Source. An Alert Source is active if there is a recorded incident via that Alert Source for the Service.

In Zabbix 5.0: Create a Squadcast Webhook

(1) From the sidebar in the dashboard, click on Media types present under the Administration section
(2) Copy the contents of the below XML snippet and save it in a file with .xml extension
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<zabbix_export>
<version>5.0</version>
<media_types>
<media_type>
<name>Squadcast</name>
<type>WEBHOOK</type>
<parameters>
<parameter>
<name>eventid</name>
<value>{EVENT.ID}</value>
</parameter>
<parameter>
<name>eventname</name>
<value>{EVENT.NAME}</value>
</parameter>
<parameter>
<name>hostname</name>
<value>{HOST.NAME}</value>
</parameter>
<parameter>
<name>severity</name>
<value>{EVENT.NSEVERITY}</value>
</parameter>
<parameter>
<name>triggerid</name>
<value>{TRIGGER.ID}</value>
</parameter>
<parameter>
<name>eventack</name>
<value>{EVENT.ACK.STATUS}</value>
</parameter>
<parameter>
<name>eventupdate</name>
<value>{EVENT.UPDATE.STATUS}</value>
</parameter>
<parameter>
<name>eventvalue</name>
<value>{EVENT.VALUE}</value>
</parameter>
<parameter>
<name>eventdate</name>
<value>{EVENT.DATE}</value>
</parameter>
<parameter>
<name>event_tags</name>
<value>{EVENT.TAGS}</value>
</parameter>
<parameter>
<name>hostip</name>
<value>{HOST.IP}</value>
</parameter>
<parameter>
<name>eventtime</name>
<value>{EVENT.TIME}</value>
</parameter>
<parameter>
<name>triggerdesc</name>
<value>{TRIGGER.DESCRIPTION}</value>
</parameter>
<parameter>
<name>eventopdata</name>
<value>{EVENT.OPDATA}</value>
</parameter>
<parameter>
<name>zabbixurl</name>
<value>{$ZABBIX.URL}</value>
</parameter>
<parameter>
<name>squadcastwebhook</name>
<value>{ALERT.SENDTO}</value>
</parameter>
<!-- <parameter>
<name>HTTPProxy</name>
<value></value>
</parameter> -->
</parameters>
<script>
try {
var params = JSON.parse(value),
req = new CurlHttpRequest(),
fields = {},
resp = '';
//this is for when you have a proxy at your end
if (params.HTTPProxy) {
req.SetProxy(params.HTTPProxy)
}
// Validating params
if (isNaN(parseInt(params.eventid)) || params.eventid &lt; 1) {
throw 'incorrect value for variable &quot;eventid&quot;. The value must be a positive number.';
}
if (params.eventname.length &lt; 1) {
throw 'incorrect value for variable &quot;eventname&quot;. The value must be a non-empty string.';
}
if (params.hostname.length &lt; 1) {
throw 'incorrect value for variable &quot;hostname&quot;. The value must be a non-empty string.';
}
if (isNaN(parseInt(params.severity)) || (params.severity &lt; 0 &amp;&amp; params.severity &gt; 5)) {
throw 'incorrect value for variable &quot;severity&quot;. The value must be a number 0..5.';
}
if (isNaN(parseInt(params.triggerid)) || params.triggerid &lt; 1) {
throw 'incorrect value for variable &quot;triggerid&quot;. The value must be a positive number.';
}
if (params.eventack != 'Yes' &amp;&amp; params.eventack != 'No') {
throw 'incorrect value for variable &quot;eventack&quot;. The value must be Yes or No.';
}
if (isNaN(parseInt(params.eventupdate)) || (params.eventupdate &lt; 0 || params.eventupdate &gt; 1)) {
throw 'incorrect value for variable &quot;eventupdate&quot;. The value must be 0 or 1.';
}
if (isNaN(parseInt(params.eventvalue)) || (params.eventvalue &lt; 0 || params.eventvalue &gt; 1)) {
throw 'incorrect value for variable &quot;eventvalue&quot;. The value must be 0 or 1.';
}
if (params.squadcastwebhook.length &lt; 1) {
throw 'incorrent value for variable &quot;squadcastwebhook&quot;. The value must be a non-empty string.';
}
var severityMapping = [
'Not classified',
'Information',
'Warning',
'Average',
'High',
'Disaster'
];
req.AddHeader('Content-Type: application/json');
fields.event_id = params.eventid;
fields.event_nseverity = severityMapping[params.severity];
fields.event_name = params.eventname;
fields.trigger_description = params.triggerdesc;
fields.event_opdata = params.eventopdata;
fields.event_date = params.eventdate;
fields.event_time = params.eventtime;
fields.event_tags = params.eventtags;
fields.host_ip = params.hostip;
fields.host_name = params.hostname;
fields.event_url = params.zabbixurl + '/tr_events.php?triggerid=' + params.triggerid + ' &amp;eventid=' + params.eventid;
// if event is a "trigger" event
if ((params.eventvalue == 1) &amp;&amp; (params.eventupdate == 0))
fields.event_action = 'trigger';
// if event is "acknowledge" event
else if ((params.eventvalue == 1) &amp;&amp; (params.eventupdate == 1) &amp;&amp; (params.eventack == 'Yes'))
return 'OK';
// if event is "resolve" event
else if (params.eventvalue == 0)
fields.event_action = 'resolve';
else
throw 'incorrect values. Update message without ack will not be sent.';
Zabbix.Log(4, '[Squadcast Webhook] Sending request:' + JSON.stringify(fields));
Zabbix.Log(4, '[Squadcast Webhook] Webhook URL:' + params.squadcastwebhook);
resp = req.Post(params.squadcastwebhook, JSON.stringify(fields));
Zabbix.Log(4, '[Squadcast Webhook] Receiving response:' + resp);
try {
resp = JSON.parse(resp);
} catch (error) {
throw 'incorrect response. Squadcast returned a non-JSON object.';
}
if (req.Status() > 299) {
throw resp;
}
return 'OK';
} catch (error) {
Zabbix.Log(3, '[Squadcast Webhook] Notification failed : ' + error);
throw 'Squadcast notification failed : ' + error;
}
</script>
</media_type>
</media_types>
</zabbix_export>
Note
If you use a proxy at your end:
  • Uncomment lines 74 through 77 and add your proxy URL inside the value tag and you are good to go.
(3) Click on Import button in the top right corner
(4) Choose the saved .xml file from your device and click on Import
(5) Verify if Squadcast Media Type was added successfully. Click on Media Types > Search for Squadcast > click on the result
You should be able to view the Parameters and Script, similar to the screenshot below
Note
HTTPProxy parameter and value will be listed here if you uncommented the same in the script previously.
(6) Click on Script to verify that the Script has been added
(7) Now, you can add this Media Type to any User/s you want. Click on the Users tab under the Administration section from the sidebar
(8) Select User/s you want to add Squadcast Media Type to
(9) Navigate to Media tab, click on Add to enter the following details:
  • Type: Either pick Squadcast or add a name, such as Squadcast
  • Send to: Paste the copied Zabbix 5.0 Webhook URL from Squadcast
  • When active: Specify suitable values
  • Use if severity: Select appropriate checkboxes
  • Click on Add to save the Media for the User
(10) Make sure you click on Update button in the Media page to save these details
(11) Now navigate to Actions tab under Configurations section from the sidebar
(12) Click on Create Action at the top right corner. In the Action tab, give the action a meaningful name, such as Squadcast Notifications
(13) In the same page, switch to Operations tab and configure available options as per your requirements. Finally, click on Add to save it
That's it, Your Zabbix 5.0 integration is now good to go! Whenever an alert is fired from Zabbix 5.0, an incident for the same will be created in Squadcast.
FAQ:
Q: If an alert gets resolved in Zabbix 5.0, does Zabbix 5.0 send auto-resolve signals to Squadcast?
A: Yes, Zabbix 5.0 sends alert auto-resolve signals to Squadcast, thus supporting auto-resolution of incidents in Squadcast.
Last modified 27d ago