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Zabbix Agent

This addon provides the agent for monitoring a host by Zabbix Montitoring.


You need a running Zabbix Server and you should be aware of how to integrate hosts monitored by agents into your environment.


  • Install the addon via Pakfire
  • Modify the configuration files to fit your needs as described under the next heading
  • Restart the agent to apply your changed config
  • Create firewall rule(s) to allow the communication between the agent and your server/proxy


The addon is shipped with a default configuration file and some additional directories and files:

  • /etc/zabbix_agentd All configuration files should be put below this directory. The entire directory will be included in a backup of this addon.
  • /etc/zabbix_agentd/zabbix_agentd.conf The configuration file. See the original documentation for help. Please note: The parameters Server and ServerActive have to be set to your Zabbix Server's (or Proxy's) IP/DNS in order to allow access to the agent. They are both set to by default for security reasons.

  • /etc/zabbix_agentd/zabbix_agentd.d Files containing UserParameters should go here. They need to have the extension *.conf.

  • /etc/zabbix_agentd/scripts Additional scripts e.g. for UserParameters should go here
  • /etc/sudoers.d/zabbix.user This file can be modified to allow certain commands to be executed with sudo if needed by a UserParameter. This file will be included in a backup of this addon. Do not change the filename!
  • /usr/lib/modules LoadModulePath
  • /var/log/zabbix/zabbix_agentd.log Current LogFile
  • /etc/logrotate.d/zabbix_agentd Includefile for logrotate. The logs are rotated monthly and kept for 12 month by default.
  • Please note: The logs are NOT included in a backup of this addon.
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Older Revisions • November 6 at 7:16 pm • Alexander Koch