How to Install Zabbix Ubuntu 16.04 Easy Guide

June 22, 2017 | By thelinuxevangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Zabix Getting-Started for Ubuntu 16.04

Hello Ubuntu User! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step Install Zabbix Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus LTS 32/64-bit GNU/Linux with MySQL Database.

First of all the Zabbix Installation on Ubuntu is Easy it’s enough to Download & Install the Zabbix Packages.

Furthermore Zabbix is the ultimate enterprise-level software designed for real-time monitoring of millions of metrics collected from tens of thousands of servers, virtual machines and network devices.

Mostly relevant: Zabbix is Open Source and comes at No Cost.

How-to Install Zabbix Ubuntu 16.04 - Featured

Finally the Zabixx main Features are:

  • Performance monitoring
  • Agents for all platforms
  • Agent-less monitoring
  • Availability and SLA reporting
  • Collection of any data
  • Great graphs and network maps
  • Up-to 100,000 monitored devices
  • Up-to 1,000,000 of metrics
  • Thousands of checks per second
  • Small to large distributed setups
  • Easy maintenance
  1. First Open a Terminal Shell emulator window
    Ctr+Alt+t on Desktop
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    How-to Install Zabbix Ubuntu 16.04 - Open Terminal Shell Emulator
  2. Then Login as SuperUser
    Just to make easier the comands series:

    sudo su
  3. Add Zabbix Repo for Ubuntu 16.04 32/64-bit

    Zabbix Apt Repo
  4. So to Install Zabbix for Ubuntu
    Server with MySQL DB:

    apt install zabbix-web-mysql zabbix-server-mysql

    Then Agent:

    apt install zabbix-agent

    And the Frontend PHP:

    apt install zabbix-frontend-php

    Finally you need to Install the Web Frontend like here Below…

  5. Again Creating Zabbix MySQL Database

    mysql -uroot -p[root_password]

    Login with your [root_password].
    Then Make the Database:

    create database zabbix character set utf8 collate utf8_bin;

    And Grant the Privileges to the ‘zabbix’ User:

    grant all privileges on zabbix.* to zabbix@localhost identified by '[zabix_password]';

    Set a Custom [password] for the zabbix User.
    Finally to Quit:

  6. And also Edit Zabbix Server Configuration File

    nano /etc/zabbix/zabbix_server.conf

    Set the password the same one you choose before:


    Ctrl+x to Save & Exit from nano ;)

  7. To Start the Zabbix Server

    service zabbix-server start

    To make it Started at boot:

    update-rc.d zabbix-server enable
  8. And so for Starting the Zappix Agent

    service zabbix-agent start
  9. Follow Editing Zabbix PHP Frontend Config File
    Need to Uncomment the “date.timezone” setting:

    nano /etc/zabbix/apache.conf

    Uncomment this line like:

    php_value date.timezone Europe/Paris

    Set the Right time zone for you…

  10. How-to Install Zabbix PHP Web Frontend

    Zabbix PHP Web Frontend Installation
  11. Finally to Achieve the SuperUser Session

  12. Furthermore see the Zabbix Quick-Start Guides

    Zabbix Getting-Started Docs

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