Official Zabbix 6.4 packages for Debian, Ubuntu, and Raspberry Pi OS (Raspbian) are available on Zabbix website.
Packages are available with either MySQL/PostgreSQL database and Apache/Nginx web server support.
See the installation instructions per platform in the download page for:
If you want to run Zabbix agent as root, see running agent as root.
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.
With TimescaleDB, in addition to the import command for PostgreSQL, also run:
TimescaleDB is supported with Zabbix server only.
See SELinux configuration for RHEL.
After the frontend and SELinux configuration is done, restart the Apache web server:
Once the required repository is added, you can install Zabbix proxy by running:
Substitute 'mysql' in the command with 'pgsql' to use PostgreSQL, or with 'sqlite3' to use SQLite3.
The package 'zabbix-sql-scripts' contains database schemas for all supported database management systems for both Zabbix server and Zabbix proxy and will be used for data import.
Create a separate database for Zabbix proxy.
Zabbix server and Zabbix proxy cannot use the same database. If they are installed on the same host, the proxy database must have a different name.
Import initial schema:
For proxy with PostgreSQL (or SQLite):
# cat /usr/share/zabbix-sql-scripts/postgresql/proxy.sql | sudo -u zabbix psql zabbix # cat /usr/share/zabbix-sql-scripts/sqlite3/proxy.sql | sqlite3 zabbix.db
# vi /etc/zabbix/zabbix_proxy.conf DBHost=localhost DBName=zabbix DBUser=zabbix DBPassword=<password>
In DBName for Zabbix proxy use a separate database from Zabbix server.
In DBPassword use Zabbix database password for MySQL; PostgreSQL user password for PostgreSQL.
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. Refer to the respective section for RHEL for instructions.
To start a Zabbix proxy process and make it start at system boot:
A Zabbix proxy does not have a frontend; it communicates with Zabbix server only.
It is required to install Java gateway only if you want to monitor JMX applications. Java gateway is lightweight and does not require a database.
Once the required repository is added, you can install Zabbix Java gateway by running:
Proceed to setup for more details on configuring and running Java gateway.