Would you like to learn how to install Zabbix on Ubuntu Linux? In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to install, configure, and access a Zabbix on a computer running Ubuntu Linux.

• Ubuntu 18.04
• Ubuntu 19.04
• Ubuntu 20.04
• Zabbix 5.4.0
• MySQL 8.0

Equipment list

The following section presents the list of equipment used to create this tutorial.

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Tutorial Zabbix 5.4 - Installation on Ubuntu Linux

Install the MySQl database service.

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Access the MySQL service command-line.

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Create a database named zabbix.

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Create a database user named zabbix.

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In our example, the password kamisma123 was set to the user named zabbix.

Give the MySQL user named zabbix permission over the database named zabbix.

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Download the Zabbix installation package.

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Import Zabbix database template inside MySQL.

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You have finished the Zabbix database installation.

Tutorial Zabbix 5.4  - Installing the Web server

Install the Apache web server and all the required packages.

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Find the location of the php.ini file on your system.

Edit the php.ini file.

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Keep in mind that your PHP version and the location of the file may not be the same of mine.

Set the following items on the php.ini file:

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Set the correct timezone to your location.

Restart the apache service.

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You have finished the Apache web server installation with PHP support.

Tutorial Zabbix Server - Installation on Ubuntu

Download and install the GOLANG package.

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The GOLANG software was installed under the /usr/local folder.

In order to work properly, the GO software expect the system to have a set of environment variables.

Let's create a file to automate the required environment variables configuration.

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Here is the file content.

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Reboot your computer.

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Verify if the required environment variables were created automatically.

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Here is the correct output:

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Create a Linux account to the Zabbix user and install the required packages.

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Compile and install the Zabbix server.

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Find the location of the zabbix_server.conf file.

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Here is the original file, before our configuration.

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Here is the new file with our configuration.

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Start the Zabbix server.

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Now, you need to choose which version of Zabbix agent you want to use.

Use the following command to start the default Zabbix Agent.

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Or use the following command to start the new Zabbix Agent2.

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Zabbix agent 2 appears to run in the foreground.

Move all the Zabbix frontend files to the root directory of your Apache installation.

Set the correct file permission.

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Restart the Apache service.

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Tutorial Zabbix 5.4 - Web interface installation

Open your browser and enter the IP address of your web server plus /zabbix.

In our example, the following URL was entered in the Browser:

• http://192.168.100.10/zabbix

The Zabbix web installation interface should be presented.

Click on the Next button.

Zabbix 5.4 Installation

On the next screen, you will have to check if all the requirements were achieved.

Click on the Next button.

Zabbix 5 requirements

Enter the Database information required to connect to the Zabbix database.

• Host: localhost
• Database Username: zabbix
• Database Password: kamisama123

Zabbix 5-2 database installation

On the next screen, you just have to click on the Next button.

zabbix agent

On the next screen, select the Timezone and desired Theme.

Zabbix 5-2 GUI settings

Now, take a look on the configuration summary.

Click on the Next button.

Zabbix 5 installation summary

On the next screen, you will have to click on the Finish button.

zabbix installation

Finally, you will be presented with the Zabbix login screen.

• Zabbix default username:  Admin
• Zabbix default Password: zabbix

zabbix login

After a successful login, you will be sent to the new Zabbix Dashboard.

Zabbix 5 Dashboard

Congratulations! The Zabbix 5.4 installation was finished successfully.