Partner News

How to automate your Bacula environment

How to #automate your #bacula environment using #ansible and have time for a #coffee?

Find out here.

Company News

Getting the most out of Zabbix tags

Getting the most out of Zabbix tags is explained by Patrik Uytterhoeven from @OpenFuture_be. So join us for another #Zabbix Spotlight discussion where he presents an argument and a use case for implementing a proper tag structure to improve your Zabbix alerting workflows.

In the need of training? Have a look here.

Partner News

Zabbix new releases

Zabbix, and 5.0.27 have been released. Zabbix 6.2.2 adds a brand new set of cloud monitoring templates:

  • AWS cloud RDS and S3 bucket templates
  • Azure instance state and virtual machine templates

Need training? See our official trainings offerings here.

Technical Blog

Receiving SNMP v3 traps with Zabbix

The Zabbix documentation so far has been lacking real information about how to receive SNMP traps other then v1 or v2.

Everyone with hardware that is a bit up to date and want to keep things save by using not plain text will use SNMP v3 today.

So how can we do this with Zabbix ?

First of all if you are still on an older OS like CentOS or RedHat 7 you will encounter the problem that AES256Bit encryption is not supported by the OS only 128Bit so make sure when you setup SNMPv3 on your devices that you use the correct encryption. Zabbix will not give you any warnings that the encryption is not supported.

If you make use of the snmptrapd daemon with the Zabbix perl script to parse the traps then you will have to do things a bit different its all very straightforward but as with everything you just need to know.

The next url will show you how to setup up traps for Zabbix.

Now the only thing that we need to do is change our snmptrad.conf file to accept incoming traps from our snmpv3 devices. Add following info into the file

createUser -e <engineid> <user> SHA <key> AES <key>

authUser log,execute <user>

perl do “/usr/bin/”;

authUser needs to have the execute option else the perl script will not be executed.

Important to know is that engineid is the engineid for the trap not the engineid configured on the device.

There is also the option to send traps or a confirmation with informs. This will send an ack back to the switch.

More information can be found here:

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Partner News

Bacula Community 13.0 released!

Bacula Enterprise is not the only Bacula product that is enjoying healthy and regular development! We are proud to announce that Bacula Community 13.0 released! It is available right now.

Here are some of the interesting new tweaks and features of version 13.0:

  • Kubernetes Plugin
  • Storage Group
  • New Accurate Option to Save Only File’s Metadata
  • External LDAP Console Authentication
  • Tag Support
  • Support for SHA256 and SHA512 in FileSet

It’s worth noting that the Kubernetes plugin is especially powerful in terms of functionality and represents fairly advanced technology in the IT industry. This advanced plugin backs up and recovers Kubernetes cluster resources, Persistent Volumes, uses new Kubernetes CSI driver snapshot features to perform Persistent Volume data backup, and much more.

If you have any interesting use examples for this plugin, please feel free to share with Bacula so we can then share it with our readers! We hope you like it, and look forwards to your feedback.

Read the article here.

Partner News

Bacula Enterprise 14.0.3 is released!

Bacula Enterprise 14.0.3 is released! Microsoft 365 Teams support, QEMU/Proxmox with incremental backup support and Nutanix filer High File Count (HFC).

Learn more in the release notes.