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5 Proxy installation

For this procedure Zabbix repository provides choice of 3 packages named as follows:

  • zabbix-proxy-mysql
  • zabbix-proxy-pgsql
  • zabbix-proxy-sqlite3

where the last value of the name (after zabbix-proxy-) represents database type of the package — MySQL, PostgreSQL and SQLite respectively.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux / CentOS

Installing packages

Install proxy and make sure to insert correct database type value for <database_type>:

# yum install zabbix-proxy-<database_type>

Creating proxy database

Create Zabbix proxy database and its user.
For instructions on doing that, see examples from server installation with MySQL or PostgreSQL and mind peculiarity of the SQLite creation.

Then import initial schema. Make sure to insert correct version for 3.2.X.

MySQL command:

# zcat /usr/share/doc/zabbix-proxy-mysql-3.2.X/schema.sql.gz | mysql -u<username> zabbix

PostgreSQL command:

# zcat /usr/share/doc/zabbix-proxy-pgsql-3.2.X/schema.sql.gz | psql -U <username> zabbix

SQLite command:

# zcat /usr/share/doc/zabbix-proxy-sqlite3-3.2.X/schema.sql.gz | sqlite3 zabbix.db

In order to check the version you have in your package, use the following command:

# rpm -q zabbix-proxy-<database_type>

Starting Zabbix proxy process

After database is installed and zabbix_proxy.conf file is configured, you may start Zabbix proxy process.

# systemctl start zabbix-proxy

Debian / Ubuntu

Installing packages

Install proxy and make sure to insert correct database type value for <database_type>:

# apt-get install zabbix-proxy-<database_type>

Creating proxy database

Create Zabbix proxy database and its user.
For instructions on doing that, see examples from server installation with MySQL or PostgreSQL and mind peculiarity of the SQLite creation.

Then import initial schema.

MySQL command:

# zcat /usr/share/doc/zabbix-proxy-mysql/schema.sql.gz | mysql -u<username> zabbix

PostgreSQL command:

# zcat /usr/share/doc/zabbix-proxy-pgsql/schema.sql.gz | psql -U <username> zabbix

SQLite command:

# zcat /usr/share/doc/zabbix-proxy-sqlite3/schema.sql.gz | sqlite3 zabbix.db

Starting Zabbix proxy process

After database is installed and zabbix_proxy.conf file is configured, you may start Zabbix proxy process.

# service zabbix-proxy start

Common configuration

Database configuration for Zabbix proxy

Edit proxy host, name, user and password in zabbix_proxy.conf

If Zabbix proxy and Zabbix server are installed on the same host, their databases must have unique names! Defaults for both are zabbix.

# vi /etc/zabbix/zabbix_proxy.conf
       DBHost=localhost
       DBName=zabbix
       DBUser=zabbix
       DBPassword=zabbix