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 Data collection → Hosts and Monitoring → 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:
All access permissions are assigned to host groups, not individual hosts. That is why a host must belong to at least one group.
Interfaces: IP address
Other options will suit us with their defaults for now.
When done, click Add. Your new host should be visible in the host list.
The Availability column contains indicators of host availability per each interface. We have defined a Zabbix agent interface, so we can use the agent availability icon (with 'ZBX' on it) to understand host availability: