Zabbix is an monitoring solutions for your IT infrastructure. You can monitor most of the devices in your network and most of the services on your servers. To monitor applications, You must have a Zabbix server installed in your network.
Zabbix Agent is required on the systems, you need to monitor through the Zabbix server. This tutorial will help you to install Zabbix Agent on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Linux system.
You must have shell access with sudo privileged account access to your Ubuntu 20.04 LTS system.
Step 1 – Configure Zabbix Repository
The Zabbix team provides apt repositories for the installation of Zabbix packages. Then add the repository to your system, which is required packages for Zabbix agent. Run the following commands to enable Zabbix repositories.
wget https://repo.zabbix.com/zabbix/5.0/ubuntu/pool/main/z/zabbix-release/zabbix-release_5.0-1+focal_all.deb sudo dpkg -i zabbix-release_5.0-1+focal_all.deb
Step 2 – Install Zabbix Agent on Ubuntu
As you have successfully added Zabbix apt repositories in your system let’s use the following command to install Zabbix agent using the following command.
sudo apt update sudo apt install zabbix-agent
The Zabbix Agent is installed on your system.
Next, you need to configure Zabbix agent to allow connection from your Zabbix server. For example, your Zabbix server is running with 192.168.10.254 IP address. To update this, edit Zabbix agent configuration file /etc/zabbix/zabbix_agentd.conf:
sudo nano /etc/zabbix/zabbix_agentd.conf
And update below settings:
#Server=[zabbix server ip] #Hostname=[Hostname of client system ] Server=192.168.10.254 Hostname=Server2
Save your file and close it.
Step 3 – Manage Zabbix Service
Now, restart Zabbix service to apply changes. Also enable service to auto start on system boot. Run the following commands to restart and enable Zabbix agent service.
sudo systemctl restart zabbix-agent sudo systemctl enable zabbix-agent
The following commands are used to stop and status of Zabbix-agent service:
sudo systemctl stop zabbix-agent sudo systemctl status zabbix-agent
In this tutorial, you have learned to install Zabbix Agent service on Ubuntu 20.04 system.