In this section you will learn how to set up a new host.
A host in Zabbix is a networked entity (physical, virtual) that you wish to monitor. The definition of what can be a “host” in Zabbix is quite flexible. It can be a physical server, a network switch, a virtual machine or some application.
Information about configured hosts in Zabbix is available in Configuration → Hosts. There is already one pre-defined host, called 'Zabbix server', but we want to learn adding another.
To add a new host, click on Create host. This will present us with a host configuration form.
All mandatory input fields are marked with a red asterisk.
The bare minimum to enter here is:
Other options will suit us with their defaults for now.
When done, click Add. Your new host should be visible in the hostlist.