How To Install Zabbix 3.2 Monitoring Server On Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

How To Install Zabbix 3.2 Monitoring Server On Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Zabbix is a free and open source network monitoring Software tool which is used to monitor and track the availability and performance of your IT infrastracture: servers, network devices and other IT assets.

In this article we will install Zabbix 3.2 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, in order to use Zabbix we required a Web Server (Apache), database server(Mysql, Mariadb, Postgresql …) and PHP to work.

Environment:

  • Hostname = zabbix.linuxmasterswiki.com
  • IP Address = 192.168.1.201
  • OS = Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Before we begin, note that I have installed lamp stack, if you didn’t install it take a look at this tuttorial : How To Install LAMP Stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP 7) On Ubuntu 16.04

Step 1 – Install Zabbix Server with MySQL

Before starting the installation we need to download the zabbix repository using this commands:

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

Now use the below command to install Zabbix and necessary packages

root@zabbix:~# apt-get update
root@zabbix:~# apt-get install zabbix-server-mysql zabbix-frontend-php zabbix-agent zabbix-get zabbix-sender snmp snmpd snmp-mibs-downloader php7.0-bcmath php7.0-xml php7.0-mbstring

 

Step 2 – Edit PHP timezone

Open the file /etc/zabbix/apache.conf created by Zabbix with your favourite editer

root@zabbix:~# cd /etc/zabbix/
root@web01:/etc/zabbix# vi apache.conf

It’s necessary to uncomment the “date.timezone” setting and set the right timezone for you.

php_value date.timezone Europe/Rome

Save the file and don’t forget to reload the apache2 service using the below command

root@web01:/etc/zabbix# systemctl reload apache2

 

Step 3 – Edit create and import initial zabbix database and user

First we need to create zabbix database (zabbixdb) and create a zabbix user (zabbixuser).

root@zabbix:~# mysql -u root -p
Enter password: 
Welcome to the MySQL monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MySQL connection id is 5
Server version: 5.7.17-0ubuntu0.16.04.1 (Ubuntu)

Copyright (c) 2000, 2016, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.

Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its
affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective
owners.

Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input statement.

mysql> create database zabbixdb character set utf8 collate utf8_bin;
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.08 sec)

mysql> grant all privileges on zabbixdb.* to zabbixuser@localhost identified by 'Password';
Query OK, 0 rows affected, 1 warning (0.06 sec)

mysql> flush privileges;
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)

mysql> quit
Bye

root@zabbix:~# 

After creating the zabbix database and user we need to import the zabbix initial database using the below commands

root@zabbix:~# cd /usr/share/doc/zabbix-server-mysql/
root@zabbix:/usr/share/doc/zabbix-server-mysql# zcat create.sql.gz | mysql -u root -p zabbixdb

Now we need to edit database configuration in in zabbix_server.conf file

[root@zabbix ~]# vi /etc/zabbix/zabbix_server.conf

Specify the zabbix database name, zabbix user name and the password

DBHost=localhost
DBName=zabbixdb
DBUser=zabbixuser
DBPassword=Password

 

After importing the zabbix database we need to enable and start zabbix service on boot using the bellow commands

[root@zabbix ~]# systemctl enable zabbix-server && systemctl start zabbix-server
[root@zabbix ~]# systemctl enable zabbix-agent && systemctl start zabbix-agent

 

Step 4 – Configure Zabbix via Web console

Navigate to http://ip_address/zabbix or http://host_name/zabbix

Last thing to do is to enable your server zabbix to be monitored: go to Configuration -> Hosts. Select the host (zabbix server) and click “Disabled”

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