As an alternative to setting up manually or reusing an existing server for Zabbix, users may download a Zabbix appliance or a Zabbix appliance installation CD image.
Zabbix appliance and installation CD versions are based upon the following OS:
|Zabbix appliance version||OS|
|5.0.0||CentOS 8 (x86_64)|
Zabbix appliance installation CD can be used for instant deployment of Zabbix server (MySQL).
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Zabbix appliance contains a Zabbix server (configured and running on MySQL) and a frontend.
Zabbix virtual appliance is available in the following formats:
To get started, boot the appliance and point a browser at the IP the appliance has received over DHCP.
DHCP must be enabled on the host.
To get the IP address from inside the virtual machine run:
ip addr show
To access Zabbix frontend, go to http://<host_ip> (for access from the host's browser bridged mode should be enabled in the VM network settings).
If the appliance fails to start up in Hyper-V, you may want to press
Ctrl+Alt+F2 to switch tty sessions.
The appliance is based on CentOS 8. There are some changes applied to the base CentOS configuration.
Official Zabbix repository has been added to /etc/yum.repos.d:
[zabbix] name=Zabbix Official Repository - $basearch baseurl=http://repo.zabbix.com/zabbix/5.2/rhel/8/$basearch/ enabled=1 gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-ZABBIX-A14FE591
The appliance uses iptables firewall with predefined rules:
By default the appliance uses DHCP to obtain the IP address. To specify a static IP address:
Consult the official Red Hat documentation if needed.
By default the appliance uses UTC for the system clock. To change the time zone, copy the appropriate file from /usr/share/zoneinfo to /etc/localtime, for example:
cp /usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/Riga /etc/localtime
Zabbix appliance setup has the following passwords and configuration changes:
Database passwords are randomly generated during the installation process.
Root password is stored inside the /root/.my.cnf file. It is not required to input a password under the "root" account.
To change the database user password, changes have to be made in the following locations:
zabbix_web are defined for the server and the frontend respectively.
By default, access to the frontend is allowed from anywhere.
The frontend can be accessed at http://<host>.
This can be customized in /etc/nginx/conf.d/zabbix.conf. Nginx has to be restarted after modifying this file. To do so, log in using SSH as root user and execute:
systemctl restart nginx
By default, only the ports listed in the configuration changes above are open. To open additional ports, modify "/etc/sysconfig/iptables" file and reload firewall rules:
systemctl reload iptables
The Zabbix appliance packages may be upgraded. To do so, run:
dnf update zabbix*
Systemd services are available:
systemctl list-units zabbix*
The images in vmdk format are usable directly in VMware Player, Server and Workstation products. For use in ESX, ESXi and vSphere they must be converted using VMware converter.
dd if=./zabbix_appliance_5.2.0.raw of=/dev/sdc bs=4k conv=fdatasync
Replace /dev/sdc with your Flash/HDD disk device.