Feb 04

Ubuntu SNMP config for Zabbix and Checkpoint

I’m setting up SNMP monitoring for our Checkpoint devices in AWS and Zabbix needs the SNMP client configured.  A good tutorial is located here:

But adding the templates for checkpoint was more involved than I thought.  I grabbed the templates here: https://share.zabbix.com/network-appliances/checkpoint-fw-1-hardware. Then created the mapping by going to Administrator –> General –> On the far right pull down to Value Mappings, and create new.

Then added the discovery scripts with: sudo cp advsnmp.discovery /usr/lib/zabbix/externalscripts/.

Then got the checkpoint mib file and added it to /usr/share/snmp/mibs/.  As long as you commented out the mib line in /etc/snmp/snmp.conf then you should be able to run snmptranslate -m +CHECKPOINT-MIB -IR -On memFreeReal64.0 and get an accurate translation.

The real test is to snmpwalk from the Zabbix server, for SNMPv3 use the following: snmpwalk -v3 -u UserName -l authPriv -a MD5 -A UserPassword -x DES -X EncryptionPassword memActiveReal64.0

Finally, and I’m not sure if this helped but I exported the MIb via: export MIB=+CHECKPOINT-MIB

Some useful web links: http://www.net-snmp.org/wiki/index.php/TUT:Using_and_loading_MIBS

And the net-snmp FAQ is really good: http://net-snmp.sourceforge.net/docs/FAQ.html#How_do_I_add_a_MIB_to_the_tools_

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