Would you like to learn how to configure Zabbix sound alert feature? In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to configure sound alerts to help you easily identify incident or changes in your network environment.

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Tutorial - Zabbix Sound Alert Configuration

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 dashboard

On the top right part of the screen, access the user profile settings.

Zabbix Profile Settings

On the user profile screen, access the Messaging tab and configure the following options:

• Front End messaging: Yes
• Message Timeout: 60
• Play sound: Once

Select the desired sound effect to each trigger severity and click on the Update Button.

To use custom sounds, you need to generate 8 BIT MONO WAV files.

Save the 8 BIT MONO WAV files inside the following folder:

• /var/www/html/zabbix/audio/

The audio folder is available on the Zabbix server.

Keep in mind that a sound alert configuration is specific to each user.

Congratulations! You have configured the Zabbix Sound Alert feature.