Zabbix Documentation 1.8

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manual:processes:zabbix_agent

4 Zabbix Agent (UNIX, Inetd version)

The file contains configuration parameters for zabbix_agent. The file must exist and it should have read permissions for user 'zabbix'. Supported parameters:

ParameterMandatoryDefault valueDescription
Alias no Sets an alias for parameter. It can be useful to substitute long and complex parameter name with a smaller and simpler one.

Starting from version 1.8.6 Zabbix Agent will terminate in case incorrectly formatted Alias entry or duplicate Alias key is present in configuration file.
Include no You may include individual files or all files in a directory in the configuration file. See special notes about limitations.
Server yes -Comma-delimited list of IP addresses of ZABBIX Servers or Proxies. Connections from other IP addresses will be rejected.
Timeout no 3Do not spend more than Timeout seconds on getting requested value (1-255). The agent does not kill timeouted User Parameters processes!
UnsafeUserParameters no 0 Allow all characters to be passed in arguments to user-defined parameters
UserParameter no User-defined parameter to monitor. There can be several user-defined parameters.
Format: UserParameter=<key>,<shell command>
Note that shell command must not return empty string or EOL only.
Example: UserParameter=system.test,who|wc -l

Starting from version 1.8.6 Zabbix Agent will terminate in case incorrectly formatted UserParameter entry or duplicate UserParameter key is present in configuration file.
Starting from version 1.8.6 Zabbix Agent will terminate if invalid (not following parameter=value notation) or unknown parameter entry is present in configuration file.
Zabbix supports configuration files only in UTF-8 encoding without BOM.