Would you like to learn how to monitor the LDAP service using Zabbix? In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to use Zabbix to monitor an LDAP server.

• Ubuntu 18.04
• Ubuntu 19.04
• Ubuntu 20.04
• Zabbix 5.0.0

In our example, the Zabbix server IP address is

In our example, the LDAP server IP address is

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Zabbix - Monitor an LDAP server

Access the Zabbix server dashboard and add the LDAP server as a Host.

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:


On the login screen, use the default username and default password.

• Default Username: Admin
• Default Password: zabbix

zabbix login

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

Zabbix 5 Dashboard

On the dashboard screen, access the Configuration menu and select the Host option.

Zabbix 5 hosts menu

On the top right of the screen, click on the Create host button.

Zabbix Create Host

Enter the following information:

• Host Name - Enter a Hostname to identify the LDAP server.
• Visible Hostname - Repeat the hostname.
• Group - Select the name of a group to identify similar devices.
• Interfaces - Enter the IP address of the LDAP server.

Here is the new image with our configuration.

Zabbix monitor LDAP

Next, we need to associate the host to a monitoring template.

Access the Templates tab on the top of the screen.

Click on the Select button and locate the template named: TEMPLATE APP LDAP SERVICE

Zabbix monitoring LDAP

Click on the Add button.

After a few minutes, you will be able to see the initial result on the Zabbix Dashboard.

In order to test your configuration, access the Monitoring menu, and click on the option named: Latest data.

Zabbix 5 Latest data

Find your server and click on the Apply button.

You should be able to see if the LDAP service is Up or Down.

Monitor LDAP

Congratulations! You have configured the Zabbix server to monitor an LDAP server.