How To Install and Configure Zabbix Agent on Linux

How To Install and Configure Zabbix Agent on Linux  – Red Hat Enterprise Linux / CentOS and Debian / Ubuntu

Zabbix server requires to install Zabbix Agent on remote Windows and Linux systems. For collecting information and and provide to Zabbix. Install and Configure Zabbix Agent on Linux very easy and takes about 5 min.

Before install Zabbix agent on Linux we need install correct repository.

In case if you have  RHEL 5 and RHEL 6 agent are available for download from http://repo.zabbix.com/zabbix/

Zabbix agent

Install Zabbix Agent on Red Hat Enterprise Linux CentOS

To install Zabbix agent on RHEL 7 first install repository configuration package, then install install and start Zabbix agent:

# rpm -ivh http://repo.zabbix.com/zabbix/3.2/rhel/7/x86_64/zabbix-release-3.2-1.el7.noarch.rpm
# yum install zabbix-agent # systemctl start zabbix-agent

For RHEL5, RHEL6:

# rpm -Uvh http://repo.zabbix.com/zabbix/3.4/rhel/6/i386/zabbix-agent-3.4.0-1.el6.i686.rpm
# chkconfig zabbix-agent on

 

Open Firewall Port

For functioning Zabbix agent uses Port TCP 10050. If your system is behind a firewall you need to open 10050/tcp.
Next command will open port TCP/10050 for server 10.110.5.100

# iptables -A INPUT -p tcp -s 10.250.0.80 --dport 10050 -m state --state NEW,ESTABLISHED -m comment --comment "Zabbiz Agent" -j ACCEPT
# iptables-save > /etc/sysconfig/iptables

 

Configure Zabbix Agent

After Zabbix agent installation in remote system we need add Zabbix server IP in configuration file. Edit file: zabbix_agentd.conf.

# vi /etc/zabbix/zabbix_agentd.conf

Then add Zabbix server/proxy IP address:

Server=10.110.5.100
Hostname=Server1

And restart Zabbix agent:

service zabbix-agent restart


Install Zabbix Agent on Debian / Ubuntu

To install Zabbix agent on Debian 7,8,9 install the repository configuration package and apt:

# wget http://repo.zabbix.com/zabbix/3.2/debian/pool/main/z/zabbix-release/zabbix-release_3.2-1+stretch_all.deb
# dpkg -i zabbix-release_3.2-1+stretch_all.deb
# apt-get update

For Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, 14.04 LTS:

# wget http://repo.zabbix.com/zabbix/3.2/ubuntu/pool/main/z/zabbix-release/zabbix-release_3.2-1+xenial_all.deb

# dpkg -i zabbix-release_3.2-1+xenial_all.deb

# apt-get update

For Ubuntu 14.04 LTS change ‘xenial’ to ‘trusty’.

 

 

Open Firewall Port

For functioning Zabbix agent uses Port TCP 10050. If your system is behind a firewall you need to open 10050/tcp.
Next command will open port TCP/10050 for server 10.110.5.100

# iptables -A INPUT -p tcp -s 10.250.0.80 --dport 10050 -m state --state NEW,ESTABLISHED -m comment --comment "Zabbiz Agent" -j ACCEPT
# iptables-save > /etc/sysconfig/iptables

 

Configure Zabbix Agent

After Zabbix agent installation in remote system we need add Zabbix server IP in configuration file. Edit file: zabbix_agentd.conf.

# vi /etc/zabbix/zabbix_agentd.conf

Then add Zabbix server/proxy IP address:

Server=10.110.5.100
Hostname=Server1

And restart Zabbix agent:

service zabbix-agent restart

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