Zabbix – Another monitoring tool for Linux

Zabbix is a network management system application created by Alexei Vladishev. It is designed to monitor and track the status of various network services, servers, and other network hardware.

It uses MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite or Oracle to store data. Its backend is written in C and the web frontend is written in PHP. Zabbix offers several monitoring options. Simple checks can verify the availability and responsiveness of standard services such as SMTP or HTTP without installing any software on the monitored host. A Zabbix agent can also be installed on UNIX



and Windows hosts to monitor statistics such as CPU load, network utilization, disk space, etc. As an alternative to installing an agent on hosts, Zabbix includes support for monitoring via SNMP, TCP and ICMP checks, IPMI and custom parameters. Zabbix supports a variety of real-time notification mechanisms, including XMPP.

Zabbix is included into several popular OS distributions. But Zabbix latest releases may not be available. So if you want to install the latest version of Zabbix you have to download it from zabbix download page.


In Ubuntu you can install zabbix from ubuntu Software Center of via the command line bellow :

sudo apt-get install zabbix-server-mysql zabbix-frontend-php zabbix-agent

Now choose which database you want to use : Mysql or Pgsql

Choose the password and confirm

– Confirm

Now to use zabbix, open your favorite browser and type

http://ip/zabbix   or   http://localhost/zabbix

When you got the login screen use the following :

username : admin

password : zabbix

If you have problems with login the first time to zabbix please refer to this post in zabbix forum

To Set date.timezone option in php.ini please see this post.

  • Now lets   give  you  same  screenhots  from  the  monitoring  Zabbix  server.

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  • dhani

    Very informative tutorial, thanks unixmen

  • Andrea

    I currently use zabbix to monitor a really large environment (more than 320 servers)

    I’ve founded a wonderful plugin that is more than a plugin and the others monitoring systems don’t have nothing of similar, and nothing that go inside oracle so deeply.

    In the hope that someone found useful my comment

    here you are going to find Orabbix opensource and released under GPL3

  • destiny

    Interesante post, hay un artículo bastante completo sobre el proceso de instalación de zabbix con oracle, creo que puede resultar de utilidad, el artículo se llama:
    Instalación y Configuración de Zabbix 1.8.x – Oracle 10gR2 – OEL 5.x (CentOS 5.x – Red Hat 5.x)
    y está en la url: