Installing Zabbix Agent

Follow these instructions to install Zabbix Agent on CentOS, RHEL 7/6/5 systems.

Step 1 – Add Required Repository

Configure the Zabbix yum repository using the following commands depending on your required version and operating system.
Centos 7
rpm -ivh
Ubuntu 18.04
dpkg -i zabbix-release_3.2-1+xenial_all.deb

Step 2 – Install Zabbix Agent

yum install -y zabbix-agent
apt-get install zabbix-agent -y

Step 3 – Edit Zabbix Agent Configuration

Configure zabbix agent by adding zabbix server IP in its configuration file/etc/zabbix/zabbix_agentd.conf
vi /etc/zabbix/zabbix_agentd.conf

#Server=[zabbix server ip]
#Hostname=[ Hostname of client system ]
Hostname=Zabbix Server

Step 4 – Restarting Zabbix Agent

Restart agent service using the following commands.
systemctl enable zabbix-agent
systemctl start Zabbix-agent

To start and stop zabbix-agent service anytime, use the following commands.
systemctl start zabbix-agent
systemctl stop zabbix-agent


Port#10050 should be allowed in your Firewall (iptables, firewalld)

Adding JMX Monitoring to Zabbix

Step 1 – Enable jmx in jetty configuration

Open start.ini in searchblox directory (Eg: /opt/searchblox )
In line 48

Then restart the SearchBlox service: # service searchblox restart

Confirm that it is listening using netstat –nutlp

netstat -nutpl | grep 1099
tcp6       0      0 :::1099                 :::*                    LISTEN      10419/java

Step 2 – Adding JMX monitoring in Zabbix

In Zabbix, go to Configuration -> Hosts

Adding the host into zabbix server

  1. Hostname:
  2. Visible Name: <give some name(optional) >
  3. Groups : <Template/Application>
  4. Agent Interface : and Port no is 10050
  5. JMX insterface : and port no 1099
  6. And click add to complete the host creation

Step 3 - Select the custom Template

  1. click Template
  2. click Link new template
  3. select the Template for SearchBlox
  4. click Select

Step 4 - Creating the Application:

  1. Click Configuration
  2. Click Hosts
  3. Select Application Group :<application Template>
  4. Select Host: <select created host>
  5. Click Create Application
  1. Name: <Searchblox>
  2. Click Add option.

Step 5 – Creating Web Scenario

  1. Click Configuration
  2. Click Hosts
  3. Click Web scenarios
  4. Click Scenarios
  5. Name: <give some meaning full name>
  6. Application: <select the application Name>
  7. Click Update
  1. Click Steps
  2. Name : <application name>
  3. URL: <application url>
  4. Click Follow Redirection
    Note: status code should be 200
  5. Click Add button

Step 6 – Monitoring

  1. Click Monitoring
  2. Click Web
  3. Select the server

Go to Monitoring -> Latest data

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