Zabbix Documentation 1.8

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5 Configuration of a single Node

Every Node in distributed environment must be properly configured to have a unique Node ID. Additional steps

Step 1

Follow standard installation procedure.

Follow standard installation procedure but do not start Zabbix Server. Zabbix front end must be installed and configured. Zabbix database must be created and populated with data from data.sql.

Step 2

Configure zabbix_server.conf.

Add NodeID to Zabbix Server configuration file. NodeID must be a unique Node ID.

Step 3

Configure Master and Child Nodes.

Use Zabbix Frontend to configure details of Nodes having direct communication with the Node. Make sure that all IP addresses and port numbers are correct.

Step 4

Start Zabbix Node.

Start Zabbix Server:

shell> ./zabbix_server

If everything was configured properly, Zabbix node will automatically start configuration and data exchange with all nodes in distributed setup. You may see the following messages in server log file:

...
       11656:20061129:171614 NODE 2: Sending data of node 2 to node 1 datalen 3522738
       11656:20061129:171614 NODE 2: Sending data of node 2 to node 1 datalen 20624
       ...