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 http://repo.zabbix.com/zabbix/3.4/ubuntu/pool/main/z/zabbix-release/zabbix-release_3.4-1%2Bbionic_all.deb dpkg -i zabbix-release_3.4-1+trusty_all.deb
For Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial):
wget http://repo.zabbix.com/zabbix/3.4/ubuntu/pool/main/z/zabbix-release/zabbix-release_3.4-1+xenial_all.deb dpkg -i zabbix-release_3.4-1+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 start zabbix-agent
To start and stop zabbix-agent service anytime use following commands.
sudo systemctl stop zabbix-agent sudo systemctl status zabbix-agent