How To Install Zabbix Agent on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install Zabbix Agent on Ubuntu 20.04

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 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.

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 these following apt commands in the terminal.

Step 2. Installing Zabbix Agent on Ubuntu 20.04.

Run below commands to add Zabbix Repository on Ubuntu system:

After that, run the following command to install Zabbix:

Step 3. Configure Zabbix Agent.

You need to configure Zabbix agent to allow connection from your Zabbix server:

Add below settings into it:

Restart Zabbix service to apply changes. Also, enable service to auto-start on system boot:

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 to check the official Zabbix website.

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