Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Zabbix Template for Buffalo Tera Station

We've been moving away from daily backups to tape and going to disk based backups. Cheap NAS units like Buffalo's TeraStation make for a cheap storage for backup images.

Completed a zabbix template to monitor our TeraStation. Will need to enable SNMP on the TeraStation for this to work.

Zabbix Buffalo TeraStation Template

Template monitors network speed and drive space with trigger alarm if the disk fills to 95% capacity.

You will need to make some adjustments to the template. I have our NAS using both its network interfaces for NIC teaming to increase performance.

Change the snmp_oid number to reflect the interface you need to monitor.

                    <name>NIC Team In (2Gbps)</name>
                    <type>4</type>
                    <snmp_community>public</snmp_community>
                    <multiplier>0</multiplier>
                    <snmp_oid>1.3.6.1.2.1.2.2.1.10.4</snmp_oid>
This template is setup with monitoring the first array partition on the TeraStation. If you create more you will need to add to the template to monitor the extra arrays.