How to Install and Configure Zabbix Agent on Ubuntu

A native Zabbix agent, developed in C language, may run on various supported platforms, including Linux, UNIX and Windows, and collect data such as CPU, memory, disk and network interface usage from a device and ships it to the Zabbix server for visualization.

In the previous tutorial, We installed success Zabbix Server on another server.

In this tutorial, We will learn How to Install Zabbix Agent on Ubuntu Client.

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Applies to:

  • Ubuntu 22.04 LTS or Ubuntu 22.10
  • Ubuntu 20.04 LTS or Ubuntu 20.10
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS


  • Zabbix Server installed on another server
  • User privileges: root or non-root user with root privileges
  • VIM editor installed on your system

For example, We will define as below:

  • My Zabbix server installed
    • Zabbix version: 6.0 LTS
    • IP address:
  • My client:
    • OS: Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
    • Hostname: server-1
    • IP Address: (recommend static IP address)
    • User privileges: root or non-root user with root privileges

Step 1 – Update system

To update your base system with the latest available packages execute the command below:

sudo apt update

Step 2 – Add Zabbix APT Repositories

Access Zabbix Official Repository choose the Zabbix version want to install and copy the linked repo correctly with your OS version.

In this example, I choose Zabbix 6.0 LTS on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS


After get link, run the command below to download zabbix-release file

wget Link_in_step_above

### Example with Zabbix 6.0 and Ubuntu 22.04


Make sure it’s downloaded:



Now, install Zabbix APT repositories

sudo dpkg -i Name_Of_Zabbix_Release_File

### For example with Zabbix 6.0 and Ubuntu 22.04

sudo dpkg -i zabbix-release_6.0-4+ubuntu22.04_all.deb

Next, re-update system repositories

sudo apt update


Step 3 – Install Zabbix Agent

With the Zabbix release installed, run the command below to install Zabbix Agent:

sudo apt install zabbix-agent -y

After installation success, We need to start and enable Zabbix Agent service to auto-start on system restart or boot

sudo systemctl start zabbix-agent

sudo systemctl enable zabbix-agent

Check status of Zabbix Agent, Ensure it’s running:

sudo systemctl status zabbix-agent


Zabbix-agent listens to port 10050, we need to allow port 10050 through the firewall

### Skip this step if you don’t want UFW firewall run on your system

sudo ufw enable ### Enable the firewall if it not yet running.

sudo ufw allow 10050 ### Allow port 10050

sudo ufw reload ### Reload Firewall

sudo ufw status ### Verify


Step 4 – Configure Zabbix Agent

To configure the Zabbix agent open /etc/zabbix/zabbix_agentd.conf file

sudo vim /etc/zabbix/zabbix_agentd.conf

Find and update the below lines:

Server= ### IP-of-Zabbix-Server
Hostname=server-1  ### Host-of-Client

Don’t forget save and exit file by press Esc :x Enter

Save and Exit file

Then restart Zabbix Agent service for change to take effect

sudo systemctl restart zabbix-agent

That’s it. You have learned to Install and Configure Zabbix Agent service on Ubuntu system

Step 5 – Add Ubuntu Host on Zabbix Server

In the last step, You need to add an Ubuntu host on Zabbix Server to monitor the client.

Thank you for reading !!!


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