Install Zabbix Agent on CentOS/RHEL

by | 15 Aug 2015 | CentOS, Database, Linux, Monitoring, MySQL, OS, PHP, Programming, RHEL, Server, Technology, Zabbix, Zabbix Agent, Zabbix Server | 0 comments

Zabbix is an open source software for application and network monitoring. There are two types of Zabbix installation, namely Zabbix server and Zabbix agent. Zabbix server is installed on the server where you will oversee and monitor all the networks or devices. Zabbix agent is installed on all networks or devices so that the Zabbix server is able to communicate with it.

This tutorial guides you step by step on how to install and configure a Zabbix agent on CentOS/RHEL server.

Installing Zabbix Agent

1. Configure Yum Repository

Run the following commands accordingly to the version of CentOS/RHEL you are using.

CentOS/RHEL 7

rpm -Uvh http://repo.zabbix.com/zabbix/2.2/rhel/7/x86_64/zabbix-release-2.2-1.el7.noarch.rpm

CentOS/RHEL 6

rpm -Uvh http://repo.zabbix.com/zabbix/2.2/rhel/6/x86_64/zabbix-release-2.2-1.el6.noarch.rpm

CentOS/RHEL 5

rpm -Uvh http://repo.zabbix.com/zabbix/2.2/rhel/5/x86_64/zabbix-release-2.2-1.el5.noarch.rpm

2. Install Zabbix Agent

Command to install Zabbix agent

yum install zabbix zabbix-agent

3. Update Zabbix Agent Configuration File

Your Zabbix agent configuration file should be located at /etc/zabbix/zabbix_agentd.conf.

Edit configuration file

sudo nano /etc/zabbix/zabbix_agentd.conf

Modify the following lines

Server=[zabbix server ip]
Hostname=[ Hostname of client system ]

Save and exit nano editor

4. Restart Zabbix Agent

Command to restart Zabbix agent

service restart zabbix-agent

(Additional Information) Alternately, you can start/stop your Zabbix agent via the following commands.

service zabbix-agent start
service zabbix-agent stop

 

That’s it! You are done installing Zabbix agent on your server.

In case you have missed out on how to install Zabbix server on your server, you can refer to the guide on how to install Zabbix server on CentOS/RHEL.

Feel free to email me at [email protected] if you have any questions.

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