Zabbix Agent is required to install on all remote systems needs to monitor through Zabbix server. The Zabbix Agent collects resource utilization and applications data on the client system and provides such information to the Zabbix server on their requests.
There are two types of checks can be configured between Zabbix Server and Client.
- Passive check – Zabbix Agent only sent data to server on their request.
- Active check – Zabbix Agent sends data periodically to Server.
After installing zabbix server on your server, this article will help you to install zabbix agent on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, 16.04 LTS systems. After completing this below steps go to next article add host in zabbix server.
Step 1 – Enable Apt Repository
Zabbix apt repositories are available on Zabbix official website. Add the repository to install required packages for Zabbix agent using the following command. For the older version of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS can download and install Zabbix agent version 2.2.
For Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic):
wget https://repo.zabbix.com/zabbix/4.0/ubuntu/pool/main/z/zabbix-release/zabbix-release_4.0-3+bionic_all.deb sudo dpkg -i zabbix-release_4.0-3+bionic_all.deb
For Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial):
wget https://repo.zabbix.com/zabbix/4.0/ubuntu/pool/main/z/zabbix-release/zabbix-release_4.0-3+xenial_all.deb sudo dpkg -i zabbix-release_4.0-3+xenial_all.deb
Step 2 – Install Zabbix Agent
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-get update sudo apt-get install zabbix-agent
Step 3 – Configure Zabbix Agent
After installation of Zabbix agent. Edit Zabbix agent configuration file /etc/zabbix/zabbix_agentd.conf and update Zabbix server IP.
sudo vi /etc/zabbix/zabbix_agentd.conf
#Server=[zabbix server ip] #Hostname=[Hostname of client system ] Server=192.168.1.10 Hostname=Server2
Here 192.168.1.10 is the IP of Zabbix server to allow for connection with this Zabbix client.
Step 4 – Restart Zabbix Agent
After adding Zabbix server IP in the configuration file, now restart agent service using below command.
sudo systemctl enable zabbix-agent sudo systemctl start zabbix-agent
To start and stop zabbix-agent service anytime use following commands.
sudo systemctl stop zabbix-agent sudo systemctl status zabbix-agent
You really should work on making your english a lot more clear. I had a hard time understanding the guide(Had to go back and read threw to understand the steps properly)
Other then that this is a great tutorial for noobs 🙂
you are noob 🙂
To change zabbix version, choose it here: http://repo.zabbix.com/zabbix/
Then, follow the path: … #distro-name/pool/main/z/zabbix-release/
Thank you for this post. What would be the repo to use to install Zabbix Agent v4 on Debian 9 and Ubuntu?
I got a problems zabbix agent unreachable 5 minutes,disabled firewall,ping ok, try increase timeout in server conf,not work.
Check log zabbix server: first error network,wait for 15 seconds.
Plz help me.
Good article, i have followed these steps on ubuntu 14.04 but for some reason apt still wants to install version 1.3
Great and useful article. Thankyou
Don’t forget to use following commands for Ubuntu 16.04
$ sudo systemctl enable zabbix-agent #for automatically start after reboot
$sudo systemctl start zabbix-agent
my task was to install zabbix in amazon EC2 machine and test some server is up or down or some basic testing for that do i need an zabbix agent?
In case on configuration page you are getting an error of ” The frontend does not match Zabbix database.” and you are using Ubuntu 14.04 and trying to do a new install of Zabbix 3.0 then you should first populate the database with the sql file provided in /usr/share/doc/zabbix-server-mysql/create.sql. After that it should work. I wasted full 60min figuring this out. Hopefully someone else will save time. http://www.KnowBand.com
It did not work. I tried adding a rule to the iptables with the port 10050 still cannot get communication with the zabbix server. idk what else to do.
disable the firewall
How to configure active or passive check?
Thanks a lot, great guide!