Zabbix can be installed on different Linux distributions but in this guide, we will learn the method to install and enable Zabbix on the Raspberry Pi operating system.
How to install Zabbix on Raspberry Pi
We will install Zabbix on the Raspberry Pi operating system by downloading its Debian package from its official website, so first update the repository:
Upgrade the packages whose new updates are available:
We need a webserver so either we can install an apache web server or NGINX web server, so in this guide, we will install NGINX web server using the command:
Then we will download the Debian package of Zabbix using the wget command from its official website:
To confirm the download, we will list down the contents:
Install the Debian package of Zabbix using the dpkg package manager:
Then we will install some other packages which are required with the Zabbix:
Open the mysql database using the command:
Now create a database with the name of “zabbix” using the command:
Next step is to create a user with the name of “zabbix_user” so it can access the database “zabbix”:
In the above command, you can replace the “PASSWORD”, with your own uniques password and now we have to grant the privileges to the new user of zabbix database:
Now quit the SQL environment using the command:
How to configure Zabbix on Raspberry Pi
We will make some changes in the configuration file of Zabbix, for this we will open the zabbix configuration file using the nano text editor:
Now we will add the password here for the database, for this, we will find “dbPASSWORD” using the shortcut key of CTRL+W:
Save the settings and exit the text editor.
How to configure the NGINX for Zabbix on Raspberry Pi
We will open the configuration settings of NGINX using the command:
Now search for the line “include /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/*” and add this line next to this:
Also uncomment the port:
Now restart the service of zabbix-server using the systemctl command:
Zabbix is a monitoring tool that can be installed to monitor the networks, performance of the system, and different applications. In this guide, we installed Zabbix on Raspberry Pi by downloading its Debian package from its official website.