Introducing zoop

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Introducing… zoooooooop!

I got sick of hard-coding calls to the python Zabbix API module (, so I wrote zoop: Zabbix Object-Oriented Python.

With zoop, I have made (and will continue to add) classes, or objects if you will, of Zabbix API calls. Need to create a new item?

from zoop import *

api = zoop(url='', username='zabbixusername', password='zabbixpassword')
host =

The .get() method will fill the object with the API information, if the host exists (will search by either host, name or hostid)
Once filled, the host object behaves like a python dict type, so you can call the values or set them like this: host[“hostid”]

item = api.item()
item["hostid"] = host["hostid"]
item["key_"] = 'myitemkey'
item["other item values"] = etc.

There is a .get() method for items as well, e.g. item.get(key_=’my_item_key’, hostid=host[“hostid”]), which will fill the item object with values from the API.

Please feel free to browse the source. There is a LOT that could be done here to extend this and make it better, and encompass more API calls. This is just for starters!

zoop is available at

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