In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Zabbix Agent on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Zabbix is an open-source monitoring tool that is ideal for monitoring your cloud servers. Zabbix is very flexible, information can be retrieved using HTTP/SNMP or by installing a Zabbix agent on the machines to monitor, and allows a lot of customization.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of Zabbix in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install Zabbix Agent on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal.
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
Step 2. Installing Zabbix Agent on Ubuntu 20.04.
Run below commands to add Zabbix Repository on Ubuntu system:
sudo https://repo.zabbix.com/zabbix/5.0/ubuntu/pool/main/z/zabbix-release/zabbix-release_5.0-1%2Bfocal_all.deb sudo dpkg -i zabbix-release_5.0-1+focal_all.deb
After that, run the following command to install Zabbix:
sudo apt update sudo apt install zabbix-agent
Step 3. Configure Zabbix Agent.
You need to configure Zabbix agent to allow connection from your Zabbix server:
sudo nano /etc/zabbix/zabbix_agentd.conf
Add below settings into it:
Server=192.168.77.20 #Server=[zabbix server ip] Hostname=zabbix.idroot.us #Hostname=[Hostname of client system ]
Restart the Zabbix service to apply changes. Also, enable service to auto-start on system boot:
sudo systemctl restart zabbix-agent sudo systemctl enable zabbix-agent
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Zabbix. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Zabbix Monitoring Tool on your Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Zabbix website.