This Guide will explain how to use Zabbix Server for Monitoring SatSites.
It will provide PSU and Chrony readings during normal operation and show triggers when there is a problem.
Minimum Software Requirements
The following rpms or newer must be installed:
Please note that yate-bts-satsite and satsite_utilities won’t be part of any public releases as they are hardware specific.
Zabbix Server configurations:
If you don’t have Zabbix server installed, please refer to:
1.Import yate-satsite template:
- Open this link: Zabbix YateRAN Templates
- Save the template .xml
- Open Zabbix frontend http:///zabbix and login with (Admin / zabbix )
- Navigate to Configurations -> Template -> Import -> select the file .xml and keep the rules to the default -> Import
- You will have a message that it was imported successfully.
2. Add the satsite(s) as host:
- From Zabbix frontend, navigate to Configuration -> Hosts -> Create host
- In the Create host page:
- From Host tab
- set Hostname to yate-sdr-ybts-
- Optionally set visible name for how you will see the host
- Create new group for Satistes or use any predefined group
- Set the Satsite IP address
- Make sure the host is enable
3. Apply yate-satsite template:
You can apply the template for each host or you can apply it to the host group.
- To apply the template to each host: Configurations -> hosts -> select the host -> Templates tab -> Link new templates -> select yate-satsite -> add -> add
- To apply the template to the host group: Configurations -> host groups -> templates -> select the template yate-sdr -> apply
Monitoring Normal operations
During the normal operations, you can find PSU and Chrony related items.
From Monitoring -> latest data -> filter with the application satsite.
Chrony is the service used in satsite for NTP.
Satsite got multiple Power supplies:
- VA: Power supply output for the LNA (long noise amplifier) and the preamplifier
- VB: Power supply output for the BladeRF (if VA is zero, VB must be zero and vise versa)
- 12 MB: Power supply for the motherboard of the computer inside the SatSite
- 28 RFPA power supply for the Radio Frequency Power Amplifier (amplifier is turned off, there must still be a voltage between 10V and 12V)
|Satsite PSU Error|
|Satsite PSU Output5V A / Current||LNA current|
|Satsite PSU Output5V A / LimitCurrentSet||LNA limit of current|
|Satsite PSU Output5V A / Voltage||LNA Voltage|
|Satsite PSU Output5V B / Current||Bladerf PSU current|
|Satsite PSU Output5V B / LimitCurrentSet||Bladerf PSU limit of current|
|Satsite PSU Output5V B / Voltage||Bladerf PSU Voltage|
|Satsite PSU Output12V / Current||Motherboard PSU current|
|Satsite PSU Output12V / LimitCurrentSet||Motherboard PSU limit of current|
|Satsite PSU Output12V / Voltage||Motherboard PSU voltage|
|Satsite PSU Output28V / Current||RFPA power supply current|
|Satsite PSU Output28V / LimitCurrentSet||RFPA power supply limit of current|
|Satsite PSU Output 28V / Voltage||RFPA power supply volatge|
|Satsite PowerCycles||how many times the PSU has been turned on|
|Satsite PSU Temp||PSU temperature expressed in Celsius degrees. Must not exceed 85 degrees.|
|Satsite Forward Power||Forward power|
|Satsite Reverse Power||Reverse power|
|Satsite Power Amplifier temperature||Power Amplifier temperature|
|Satsite PSU Version||Some details about the PSU|
RF Indicator is a graph that gives an idea of the RF situation by showing 4 items:
- UL FER
The better these values are, the line in the graph goes up (maximum is 15) and the worse they are, the lines reach zero (The minimum).
Nevertheless, the real values can be read using ENB application items.
To view the graph: Monitor -> graph -> Yate ENB RF Indicator.
|Voltage stopped automatically because I28V is too high|
|Intensity of the current in the 12V power supply exceeded the limit [Main board problem]|
|Intensity of the current from Vb is too high, preamplifier and the LNA stop working [20 Preamp or LNA damaged]|
|Intensity of the current supplying the BladeRF is too high, BladeRF had to be shut down [BladeRF damaged]|
|Power supply unit temperature out of range|
|Power amplifier temperature out of range|
|Power amplifier RF fault, usually a problem with RF connectors, cables, or antennas [Antena or cable damaged]|
|The power supply unit has shut down everything but the main board to prevent damage to itself [I2C device damaged]|
|Antenna or cable damaged|
|Satsite Chrony got high Skew value|
|Satsite has switched to the backup core|
Please note that all these triggers clears the alarm when if the error was resolved.