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pottmi
2019-04-24T19:42:40Z
We have a Zabbix server monitoring our servers.

I would also like to monitor the jobs running on VisualCron.

Specifically, if a job fails I would like Zabbix to alert.

What are some ways people are doing this?
Support
2019-04-25T09:37:03Z
We never heard of Zabbix before but I guess if you have a Zabbix server you can communicate with it multiple ways. Like HTTP, Web service - but I am not sure what kind of interfaces they have - maybe you can ask their support?
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pottmi
2019-04-25T16:48:23Z
Do you have any other interfaces to other server monitoring systems such as Nagios?

We would look at that and implement something similar for Zabbix.

bweston
2019-05-08T14:40:06Z
Originally Posted by: pottmi 

Do you have any other interfaces to other server monitoring systems such as Nagios?

We would look at that and implement something similar for Zabbix.



The API is fairly straightforward to query from Powershell, especially for ad hoc state information. Deep inspection (details of pieces of the configuration of complex tasks, or trying to access information Visualcron stores encrypted) is less straightforward, but the way Powershell interacts with Visualcron makes most things that are available fairly discoverable if one keeps wondering "what's under this next property?"

The service also records some things to the Windows Event Log or to log files.

There are also several kinds of tasks and notifications that can provide information worth monitoring, but especially when working with a central monitoring solution, it may not be desirable to rely on the service functioning as expected to inform you whether or not the service is functioning as expected (this is something I'm trying to find time to address more thoroughly, myself).

I am much less familiar with the capabilities of VCCommand (which I think of as a slightly less intimidating wrapper around a miniscule subset of what I can do with Powershell), accessing the .Net API through means other than powershell (mainly because of the conclusions in this  post), or the web API (for a few reasons - the most prominent being that I learned to use powershell first, but I also suspect it's less powerful, and for my purposes it's only a serious alternative if I can use a Visualcron credential with it (which I'm not sure I can't do, but I haven't figured out how I can).
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2019-05-08T14:53:43Z
Originally Posted by: pottmi 

Do you have any other interfaces to other server monitoring systems such as Nagios?

We would look at that and implement something similar for Zabbix.



Yes, you can use the SysLog Task.
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safadig
2020-02-07T22:15:58Z
Having Zabbix Integration would be amazing...what it is is really getting something like snmp output from visualcron for various job status etc.. Zabbix reads snmp very well
Support
2020-02-10T09:34:37Z
Originally Posted by: safadig 

Having Zabbix Integration would be amazing...what it is is really getting something like snmp output from visualcron for various job status etc.. Zabbix reads snmp very well



Hi safadig,

I suggest you make a feature request on that in our feature request section on the forums, here: https://www.visualcron.c...;name=Feature%20requests 
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