In this tutorial we will show you how to install Zabbix on your CentOS 8. 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 on a CentOS 8 server.
Install Zabbix on CentOS 8
Step 1. First let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.
Step 2. Install LAMP server.
A CentOS 8 LAMP server is required. If you do not have LAMP installed, you can follow our guide here.
Step 3. Installing Zabbix on CentOS 8.
Zabbix packages are not available in the base CentOS repository. So, to get Zabbix packages, we need to install the Zabbix repository configuration package:
After adding zabbix dnf repository in your system, Now update package lists and install Zabbix using commands:
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Next we will need to log in to the MariaDB console and create a database for Zabbix. Run the following command:
This will prompt you for a password, so enter your MariaDB root password and hit Enter. Once you are logged in to your database server you need to create a database for the Zabbix software:
Now that the database and user are ready, initial import schema and data into it.
Next, edit zabbix server configuration file:
Save and close the file. Start/Restart zabbix and httpd services and make them to start automatically on every reboot:
Configure the firewall to allow the Zabbix agent to reach the Zabbix server:
Zabbix will be available on HTTP port 80 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to http://your-domain.com/zabbix or http://server-ip/zabbix and complete the required the steps to finish the installation.
Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Zabbix. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Zabbix Monitoring Tool on your CentOS 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Zabbix website.