Zabbix Mac OS agent can be installed from PKG installer packages available for download. Versions with or without encryption are available.
The agent can be installed using the graphical user interface or from the command line, for example:
sudo installer -pkg zabbix_agent-5.4.0-macos-amd64-openssl.pkg -target /
Make sure to use the correct Zabbix package version in the command. It must match the name of the downloaded package.
The agent will start automatically after installation or restart.
You may edit the configuration file at
/usr/local/etc/zabbix/zabbix_agentd.conf if necessary.
To start the agent manually, you may run:
sudo launchctl start com.zabbix.zabbix_agentd
To stop the agent manually:
sudo launchctl stop com.zabbix.zabbix_agentd
During upgrade, the existing configuration file is not overwritten. Instead a new
zabbix_agentd.conf.NEW file is created to be used for reviewing and updating the existing configuration file, if necessary. Remember to restart the agent after manual changes to the configuration file.
This section lists some useful commands that can be used for troubleshooting and removing Zabbix agent installation.
See if Zabbix agent is running:
ps aux | grep zabbix_agentd
See if Zabbix agent has been installed from packages:
$ pkgutil --pkgs | grep zabbix com.zabbix.pkg.ZabbixAgent
See the files that were installed from the installer package (note that the initial
/ is not displayed in this view):
$ pkgutil --only-files --files com.zabbix.pkg.ZabbixAgent Library/LaunchDaemons/com.zabbix.zabbix_agentd.plist usr/local/bin/zabbix_get usr/local/bin/zabbix_sender usr/local/etc/zabbix/zabbix_agentd/userparameter_examples.conf.NEW usr/local/etc/zabbix/zabbix_agentd/userparameter_mysql.conf.NEW usr/local/etc/zabbix/zabbix_agentd.conf.NEW usr/local/sbin/zabbix_agentd
Stop Zabbix agent if it was launched with
sudo launchctl unload /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.zabbix.zabbix_agentd.plist
Remove files (including configuration and logs) that were installed with installer package:
sudo rm -f /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.zabbix.zabbix_agentd.plist sudo rm -f /usr/local/sbin/zabbix_agentd sudo rm -f /usr/local/bin/zabbix_get sudo rm -f /usr/local/bin/zabbix_sender sudo rm -rf /usr/local/etc/zabbix sudo rm -rf /var/log/zabbix
Forget that Zabbix agent has been installed:
sudo pkgutil --forget com.zabbix.pkg.ZabbixAgent