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Zabbix Monitoring Linux using PSK Encryption
Would you like to learn how to securely monitor Linux using Zabbix agent and PSK encryption? In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to install and configure the Zabbix agent software on a computer running Linux and how to use the PSK encryption feature to secure the communication between the Zabbix server and the Zabbix agent.
• Zabbix 4.2.6
The following section presents the list of equipment used to create this Zabbix tutorial.
After a successful login, you will be sent to the Zabbix Dashboard.
On the dashboard screen, access the Configuration menu and select the Host option.
On the top right of the screen, click on the Create host button.
On the Host configuration screen, you will have to enter the following information:
• Host Name - Enter a Hostname to identify the Linux server.
• Visible Hostname - Repeat the hostname.
• New group - Enter a name to identify a group of similar devices.
• Agent Interface - Enter the IP address of the Linux server.
Here is the original image, before our configuration.
Here is the new image with our configuration.
Next, we need to associate the host with a specific network monitor template.
By default, Zabbix comes with a large variety of monitoring templates.
Access the Templates tab on the top of the screen.
Click on the Select button and locate the template named: TEMPLATE OS Linux
Click on the Add option (1).
Next, we need to encrypt the communication between the Zabbix server and the Linux computer.
Access the Encryption tab on the top of the screen and perform the following configuration: