Official Zabbix packages are available for:
Zabbix 6.0 is not released yet. The download links lead to pre-6.0 packages.
Verify CA encryption mode doesn't work on SLES 12 (all minor OS versions) with MySQL due to older MySQL libraries.
Install the repository configuration package. This package contains yum (software package manager) configuration files.
# rpm -Uvh --nosignature https://repo.zabbix.com/zabbix/6.0/sles/15/x86_64/zabbix-release-6.0-1.sles15.noarch.rpm # zypper --gpg-auto-import-keys refresh 'Zabbix Official Repository'
# rpm -Uvh --nosignature https://repo.zabbix.com/zabbix/6.0/sles/12/x86_64/zabbix-release-6.0-1.sles12.noarch.rpm # zypper --gpg-auto-import-keys refresh 'Zabbix Official Repository'
Please note, that Zabbix web service process, which is used for scheduled report generation, requires Google Chrome browser. The browser is not included into packages and has to be installed manually.
To install Zabbix server/frontend/agent with MySQL support:
Substitute 'apache' in the command with 'nginx' if using the package for Nginx web server. See also: Nginx setup for Zabbix on SLES 12/15.
Substitute 'zabbix-agent' with 'zabbix-agent2' in these commands if using Zabbix agent 2 (only SLES 15 SP1+).
To install Zabbix proxy with MySQL support:
Substitute 'mysql' in the commands with 'pgsql' to use PostgreSQL.
For Zabbix server and proxy daemons a database is required. It is not needed to run Zabbix agent.
Separate databases are needed for Zabbix server and Zabbix proxy; they cannot use the same database. Therefore, if they are installed on the same host, their databases must be created with different names!
Create the database using the provided instructions for MySQL or PostgreSQL.
Now import initial schema and data for the server with MySQL:
You will be prompted to enter your newly created database password.
# zcat /usr/share/doc/packages/zabbix-sql-scripts/postgresql/create.sql.gz | sudo -u zabbix psql zabbix
With TimescaleDB, in addition to the previous command, also run:
# zcat /usr/share/doc/packages/zabbix-sql-scripts/postgresql/timescaledb.sql.gz | sudo -u <username> psql zabbix
TimescaleDB is supported with Zabbix server only.
For proxy, import initial schema:
For proxy with PostgreSQL:
# zcat /usr/share/doc/packages/zabbix-sql-scripts/postgresql/schema.sql.gz | sudo -u zabbix psql zabbix
Edit /etc/zabbix/zabbix_server.conf (and zabbix_proxy.conf) to use their respective databases. For example:
# vi /etc/zabbix/zabbix_server.conf DBHost=localhost DBName=zabbix DBUser=zabbix DBPassword=<password>
In DBPassword use Zabbix database password for MySQL; PosgreSQL user password for PosgreSQL.
DBHost= with PostgreSQL. You might want to keep the default setting
DBHost=localhost (or an IP address), but this would make PostgreSQL use a network socket for connecting to Zabbix.
Depending on the web server used (Apache/Nginx) edit the corresponding configuration file for Zabbix frontend:
/etc/apache2/conf.d/zabbix.conf. Some PHP settings are already configured. But it's necessary to uncomment the "date.timezone" setting and set the right timezone for you.
php_value max_execution_time 300 php_value memory_limit 128M php_value post_max_size 16M php_value upload_max_filesize 2M php_value max_input_time 300 php_value max_input_vars 10000 php_value always_populate_raw_post_data -1 # php_value date.timezone Europe/Riga
/etc/nginx/conf.d/zabbix.conf. For Zabbix frontend to work, it's necessary to uncomment and set
Its configuration file is located in
/etc/php7/fpm/php-fpm.d/zabbix.conf. Some PHP settings are already configured. But it's necessary to set the right date.timezone setting for you.
php_value[max_execution_time] = 300 php_value[memory_limit] = 128M php_value[post_max_size] = 16M php_value[upload_max_filesize] = 2M php_value[max_input_time] = 300 php_value[max_input_vars] = 10000 ; php_value[date.timezone] = Europe/Riga
Now you are ready to proceed with frontend installation steps which will allow you to access your newly installed Zabbix.
Note that a Zabbix proxy does not have a frontend; it communicates with Zabbix server only.
Start Zabbix server and agent processes and make it start at system boot.
With Apache web server:
# systemctl restart zabbix-server zabbix-agent apache2 php-fpm # systemctl enable zabbix-server zabbix-agent apache2 php-fpm
Substitute 'apache2' with 'nginx' for Nginx web server.
To enable debuginfo repository edit /etc/zypp/repos.d/zabbix.repo file. Change
enabled=1 for zabbix-debuginfo repository.
[zabbix-debuginfo] name=Zabbix Official Repository debuginfo type=rpm-md baseurl=http://repo.zabbix.com/zabbix/4.5/sles/15/x86_64/debuginfo/ gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=http://repo.zabbix.com/zabbix/4.5/sles/15/x86_64/debuginfo/repodata/repomd.xml.key enabled=0 update=1
This will allow you to install zabbix-<component>-debuginfo packages.