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Convert Zabbix templates to older versions.

Project description

This Python script aims to resolve compatability issues when migrating Zabbix template XML files between versions of Zabbix. For example, you may wish to import a Zabbix v3.2 template into Zabbix v2.0.

The script works by applying conversion rules to a template, which manipulate the template XML to match the desired Zabbix version template format.

Installation

Install the Python script to /usr/local/bin with pip:

$ pip install zabbix-template-converter

Usage

$ zabbix-template-convertor -h
usage: zabbix-template-convertor [-h] [-v] -o X.Y.Z [-s] file

Migrate Zabbix templates between versions

positional arguments:
file                  Zabbix template XML file

optional arguments:
-h, --help            show this help message and exit
-v, --version         show program's version number and exit
-o X.Y.Z, --output-version X.Y.Z
                        target Zabbix version
-s, --squash-value-maps
                        remove references to value maps for versions older
                        than 3.0.0

Examples

To convert a Zabbix 3.2 template for import into v2.0:

$ zabbix-template-convertor -o 2.0 my_template.xml > my_template-2.0.xml

A number of transformations will take place. For example, Discovery Rule filters will be downgraded from the multiple-filter format introduced in Zabbix 2.4, to a single filter expression as follows:

<filter>
    <evaltype>0</evaltype>
    <formula/>
    <conditions>
        <condition>
            <macro>{#IFNAME}</macro>
            <value>@Network interfaces for discovery</value>
            <operator>8</operator>
            <formulaid>A</formulaid>
        </condition>
    </conditions>
</filter>

Becomes:

<filter>{#IFNAME}:@Network interfaces for discovery</filter>

Coverage

This project relies heavily on the community to report incompatibility problems when importing templates.

Please raise an issue if you find a template that won’t import after being converted. Be sure to include the error messages and template file.

Over time, as conversion rules are added, the script should become more comprehensive, and more reliable.

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