How to install the Zabbix agent version 3.0 on Debian 9 (strech)?

Zabbix is an Open-source monitoring tool use to monitor the health of servers, networks and other IT units. Zabbix provides a web-based GUI to monitor your device Reports. Users can also set a mailing system to receive Reports as well.

If your Internal Zabbix Monitoring System is on Version 3.0, in this case, you will need to install Zabbix repo with version 3 or Zabbix agent will not connect with Zabbix Server.

Following are the steps to install Zabbix Agent 3 on Debian 9 (stretch).

  1. Download the Zabbix Repository using wget command from Zabbix Website. We will install Zabbix agent version 3 for Debian 9 (stretch) using below Commands.

    # wget https://repo.zabbix.com/zabbix/3.0/debian/pool/main/z/zabbix-release/zabbix-release_3.0-2+stretch_all.deb 
    dpkg -i zabbix-release_3.0-2+stretch_all.deb
    
  2. Create a File named preference at location /etc/apt/ and add the below lines. It will prevent the Zabbix repo to be upgraded from 3.0 to 4.0 while running apt-get update. If you don't do this, Zabbix repo will be upgraded automatically to 4.0 and you will face issues in the connectivity of your Zabbix server.

    Package: zabbix-*
    Pin: origin repo.zabbix.com						
    Pin-Priority: 900
    
  3. Run the update command.

    # apt-get update
    
  4. Install Zabbix Agent.

    # apt-get install zabbix-agent - Y
    
  5. Once the Zabbix agent is installed. We will need to proceed to configure Zabbix.

  6. To configure Zabbix agent, please go to file /etc/zabbix/zabbix_agentd.conf and update your Zabbix sever ip Address, server Active IP Address and server hostname.

    # sudo nano /etc/zabbix/zabbix_agentd.conf







  7. Let us restart the Zabbix Agent Service.

    # sudo systemctl enable zabbix-agent 
    # sudo systemctl start zabbix-agent 
    

          You have successfully installed Zabbix Agent version 3.0 on Debian 9 (Stretch).

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