ZABBIX FEATURE REQUESTS
  1. ZABBIX FEATURE REQUESTS
  2. ZBXNEXT-792

Create a Windows item for Host Name (not NetBIOS Name)

    Details

    • Type: New Feature New Feature
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: 1.8.6, 1.9.5 (alpha)
    • Component/s: Agent (G)
    • Labels:
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      Description

      Currently system.hostname shows NetBIOS name for Windows

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        Rudolfs Kreicbergs added a comment -

        Fixed in dev branch: svn://svn.zabbix.com/branches/dev/ZBXNEXT-792

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        Rudolfs Kreicbergs added a comment - Fixed in dev branch: svn://svn.zabbix.com/branches/dev/ZBXNEXT-792
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        Rudolfs Kreicbergs added a comment -

        Available in pre-1.8.6 r19987 and pre-1.9.5 r19990.

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        Rudolfs Kreicbergs added a comment - Available in pre-1.8.6 r19987 and pre-1.9.5 r19990.
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        Oleksiy Zagorskyi added a comment -

        Short description: added support of parameters for the "system.hostname" key.
        Parameters: netbios (default) or host

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        Oleksiy Zagorskyi added a comment - Short description: added support of parameters for the "system.hostname" key. Parameters: netbios (default) or host
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        Oleksiy Zagorskyi added a comment -

        Tested two Windows hosts. In bot cases used mixed letters (lowercase and uppercase) with long host name.
        Note: NetBIOS host name is trimmed to 15 symbols on hostname saving.
        In both cases, a cmd command "hostname" returns real (case sensitive), full host name.

        Results:

        Windows XP SP3 32bit:

        > hostname
        WinXP-234TesTnamELonG

        > zabbix_get -s localhost -k system.hostname[host]
        WinXP-234TesTnamELonG

        > zabbix_get -s localhost -k system.hostname
        WINXP-234TESTNA

        > zabbix_get -s localhost -k system.uname
        Windows WINXP-234TESTNA 5.1.2600 Windows XP Service Pack 3 Intel IA-32

        > zabbix_get -s localhost -k agent.version
        1.8.12rc1

        Server 2008 R2 Standard 64bit:

        > hostname
        Win-Serv2008-I65A4BignamE

        >zabbix_get -s localhost -k system.hostname[host]
        Win-Serv2008-I65A4BignamE

        > zabbix_get -s localhost -k system.hostname
        WIN-SERV2008-I6

        > zabbix_get -s localhost -k system.uname
        Windows WIN-SERV2008-I6 6.1.7600 Windows Server 2008 Intel IA-32

        > zabbix_get -s localhost -k agent.version
        1.8.12rc1

        Conclusions:
        the key "system.hostname[host]" always returns full, real (case sensitive), full host name.
        the key "system.hostname" always returns trimmed to 15 symbols and always in UPPERCASE host name (NetBIOS name).

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        Oleksiy Zagorskyi added a comment - Tested two Windows hosts. In bot cases used mixed letters (lowercase and uppercase) with long host name. Note: NetBIOS host name is trimmed to 15 symbols on hostname saving. In both cases, a cmd command "hostname" returns real (case sensitive), full host name. Results: Windows XP SP3 32bit: > hostname WinXP-234TesTnamELonG > zabbix_get -s localhost -k system.hostname [host] WinXP-234TesTnamELonG > zabbix_get -s localhost -k system.hostname WINXP-234TESTNA > zabbix_get -s localhost -k system.uname Windows WINXP-234TESTNA 5.1.2600 Windows XP Service Pack 3 Intel IA-32 > zabbix_get -s localhost -k agent.version 1.8.12rc1 Server 2008 R2 Standard 64bit: > hostname Win-Serv2008-I65A4BignamE >zabbix_get -s localhost -k system.hostname [host] Win-Serv2008-I65A4BignamE > zabbix_get -s localhost -k system.hostname WIN-SERV2008-I6 > zabbix_get -s localhost -k system.uname Windows WIN-SERV2008-I6 6.1.7600 Windows Server 2008 Intel IA-32 > zabbix_get -s localhost -k agent.version 1.8.12rc1 Conclusions: the key "system.hostname [host] " always returns full, real (case sensitive), full host name. the key "system.hostname" always returns trimmed to 15 symbols and always in UPPERCASE host name (NetBIOS name).
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        Oleksiy Zagorskyi added a comment -
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        Oleksiy Zagorskyi added a comment - To finalize this development nicely, two documentation pages were improved (only for 2.0 doc): http://www.zabbix.com/documentation/2.0/manual/config/items/itemtypes/zabbix_agent http://www.zabbix.com/documentation/2.0/manual/appendix/install/windows_agent#configuration

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          • Assignee:
            Rudolfs Kreicbergs
            Reporter:
            Rudolfs Kreicbergs
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