Make sure to read general information about upgrading first.
Stop Zabbix server to make sure that no new data is inserted into database.
# systemctl stop zabbix-server
If upgrading the proxy, stop proxy too.
# systemctl stop zabbix-proxy
This is a very important step. Make sure that you have a backup of your database. It will help if the upgrade procedure fails (lack of disk space, power off, any unexpected problem).
Make a backup copy of Zabbix binaries, configuration files and the PHP file directory.
# mkdir /opt/zabbix-backup/ # cp /etc/zabbix/zabbix_server.conf /opt/zabbix-backup/ # cp /etc/httpd/conf.d/zabbix.conf /opt/zabbix-backup/
PHP files and Zabbix binaries:
# cp -R /usr/share/zabbix/ /opt/zabbix-backup/ # cp -R /usr/share/doc/zabbix-* /opt/zabbix-backup/
To proceed with the upgrade your current repository package has to be updated.
# rpm -Uvh https://repo.zabbix.com/zabbix/3.0/rhel/7/x86_64/zabbix-release-3.0-1.el7.noarch.rpm
To upgrade Zabbix components you may run something like:
# yum upgrade zabbix-server-mysql zabbix-web-mysql zabbix-agent
If using PostgreSQL, substitute
pgsql in the command. If upgrading the proxy, substitute
proxy in the command.
The HistoryTextCacheSize parameter has been replaced by a new HistoryIndexCacheSize server/proxy parameter, which must be present for the server/proxy to start.
For other recommended changes and new parameters, see the What's new section.
Start the updated Zabbix components.
# systemctl start zabbix-server # systemctl start zabbix-proxy # systemctl start zabbix-agent
After the upgrade you may need to clear web browser cookies and web browser cache for the Zabbix web interface to work properly.
It is possible to upgrade between minor versions of 3.0.x (for example, from 3.0.1 to 3.0.3). Upgrading between minor versions is easy.
To execute Zabbix minor version upgrade it is required to run:
$ sudo yum upgrade 'zabbix-*'
To execute Zabbix server minor version upgrade run:
$ sudo yum upgrade 'zabbix-server-*'
To execute Zabbix agent minor version upgrade run:
$ sudo yum upgrade 'zabbix-agent-*'
Note that you may also use 'update' instead of 'upgrade' in these commands. While 'upgrade' will delete obsolete packages, 'update' will preserve them.