Zabbix is an enterprise-class open-source distributed monitoring tool.
It helps in network monitoring, server monitoring, Cloud monitoring, and many more.
Around 200+ integration supported. It can collect metrics from multiple sources, detect problems instantly, get alerts, and help in data visualization.
More information can be checked on the introduction blog
Install Zabbix server, Frontend, and Database
Steps for installing the Zabbix server, Frontend, and Database on the AWS EC2
Zabbix requires both physical and disk memory. The disk memory needed depends on the number of hosts (monitoring targets) and parameters.
The more physical memory you have, the faster the database (and therefore Zabbix) works.
The database may require CPU depending on the parameters and database engine.
Unix is the only OS that can deliver the maximum performance but it also runs on different OS for different components
Zabbix Server – Linux, IBM AIX, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, HP-UX, Mac OS X, Solaris
Agent – Linux, IBM AIX, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, HP-UX, Mac OS X, Solaris, Windows
Agent 2 – Linux, Windows
Note: Zabbix server/agent may work on other Unix-like operating systems as well. Zabbix agent is supported on all Windows desktop and server versions since XP.
There are other requirements, you can find them here
For this example, we have an Amazon EC2
– Instance type t2.large
– Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy)
– MySQL server and apache web server installed
– Zabbix 6.4 server is installed on the above EC2 using the packages there are other ways to install it can be checked here
Download the Zabbix from here
Step 1: Open the Zabbix Download page
Step 2: Choose your platform and select the necessary details
Step 3: Install and configure Zabbix
dpkg -i zabbix-release_6.2-4+ubuntu22.04_all.deb
Installing Zabbix server, frontend, and agent also the SQL scripts for initial database setup
apt install zabbix-server-mysql zabbix-frontend-php zabbix-apache-conf zabbix-sql-scripts zabbix-agent
mysql -uroot -p password to be entered when promoted: password
Run the following commands on the MySQL prompt
mysql> create database zabbix character set utf8mb4 collate utf8mb4_bin;
mysql> create user zabbix@localhost identified by 'password';
mysql> grant all privileges on zabbix.* to zabbix@localhost;
mysql> set global log_bin_trust_function_creators = 1;
Import the initial schemas and data in the database using the script
zcat /usr/share/zabbix-sql-scripts/mysql/server.sql.gz | mysql --default-character-set=utf8mb4 -uzabbix -p zabbix
This will also ask for the password. The password in this case is
password as given in the create user command of MySQL
create user zabbix@localhost identified by 'password'
now, disable the log_bin_trust-function_creators option in MySQL
Open MySQL prompt
mysql> set global log_bin_trust_function_creators = 0;
To Configure the database for Zabbix Server. edit the
passwordis used in create user command before
Start Zabbix server and agent processes
systemctl restart zabbix-server zabbix-agent apache2 systemctl enable zabbix-server zabbix-agent apache2
Configure the Zabbix Server
Open the web browser and enter the public IP address of the ec2 in which the Zabbix server is installed with
/zabbix after the IP address
Check for pre-requisites
Configure DB Connection
Successfully configured Zabbix
Note: The default username and password for zabbix are admin/Zabiix