Configuring monitoring

Linux systems

The following document will guide you through the steps needed to correctly setup the monitoring client for

  1. Download the monitoring conf file from your dashboard:

    and place it in the following directory:

  2. Download and update package lists from the repositories:

    • Ubuntu/Debian sudo apt-get update
    • FreeBSD 10/9/8 portsnap fetch && portsnap extract && portsnap fetch update
    • CentOS/RHEL 7: rpm -Uvh
    • CentOS/RHEL 6: rpm -Uvh
    • CentOS/RHEL 5: rpm -Uvh
  3. Install the Zabbix agent:

    • Ubuntu/Debian sudo apt-get install zabbix-agent
    • FreeBSD 10/9/8 cd /usr/ports/net-mgmt/zabbix3-agent/
      make install clean; rehash
      echo "zabbix_agentd_enable=\"YES\"" >> /etc/rc.conf
    • CentOS/RHEL 7/6/5 yum install zabbix zabbix-agent
  4. Rename the original conf file:

    • Ubuntu/Debian mv /etc/zabbix/zabbix_agentd.conf zabbix_agentd.conf_orig
    • FreeBSD 10/9/8 mv /usr/local/etc/zabbix3/zabbix-agent.conf /usr/local/etc/zabbix3/zabbix-agent/zabbix-agent.conf_orig
    • CentOS/RHEL 7/6/5 mv /etc/zabbix/zabbix_agentd.conf /etc/zabbix/zabbix_agentd.conf_orig
  5. Copy the downloaded conf file from into the Zabbix's directory:

    • Ubuntu/Debian cp /zabbix_agentd.conf /etc/zabbix/zabbix_agentd.conf
    • FreeBSD 10/9/8 cp /zabbix_agentd.conf /usr/local/zabbix3/zabbix_agentd.conf
    • CentOS/RHEL 7/6/5 cp /zabbix_agentd.conf /etc/zabbix/zabbix_agentd.conf
  6. Restart the agent:

    • Ubuntu/Debian Service zabbix-agent restart
    • FreeBSD 10/9/8 /usr/local/etc/rc.d/zabbix_agentd restart
    • CentOS/RHEL 7/6/5 /etc/init.d/zabbix-agent restart
  7. Enjoy!

If you use a Public IP without NAT, please only allow the following ports on your firewall:
9201 for
10051 for
10050 for

Please keep in mind that if your server is behind a NAT or there is a firewall behind it, you will have to enable port forwarding for 10050 and 10051. Such port forwarding is a common requirement for service providers such as: Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure and Google cloud platform.