How to Add Host in Zabbix Server to Monitor

Zabbix is an open-source monitoring software tool for diverse IT components, including networks, servers, virtual machines and cloud services. Zabbix server is rich in template tools which contain lots of predefined templates which we can easily be used with your hosts.

Ensure that you have configured Zabbix server on your server and Zabbix client on remote systems to be the monitor. Check these guides:

There are two ways to add remote hosts to Zabbix server for monitoring. First, Zabbix has the capability to scan your network and automatically add all the hosts to the Zabbix server. The second method is used for adding hosts one by one manually.

In this tutorial, we will learn how to add the host manually. We will be adding a linux host.

# Adding a New Linux Host in Zabbix

Login to your Zabbix web admin interface using the admin account. Then follow the steps given below, You may also refer screenshot showing just after these steps.

  1. Click on Configuration Menu
  2. Click on Hosts submenu
  3. Click on Create Host button at right side

Citizix - Zabbix Add host

Citizix – Zabbix Add host

Now fill the following details of the remote host and then go to Templates tab.

  • Hostname: Enter hostname of Remote system
  • Visible name: Name to be display in zabbix
  • Group: Select the desired group for you host
  • Agent interface: Fill the info of Zabbix agent running on host
  • Enabled: Check for active

Citizix - Zabbix add host info

Citizix – Zabbix add host info

  • Select desired Template : Please select carefully, Because it will enabled all checks for the host
  • Click on add link
  • Click on save button

Citizix - Zabbix add host template

Citizix – Zabbix add host template

You should see the new host added to the list of hosts. Give it a few mins before checking for the data.

Citizix - Zabbix new host added

Citizix – Zabbix new host added

# View Graph in Zabbix

Once the new host data has been collected, you can check graph data for that host. Click on the host then click graphs. There you will see the host data graphs.

Last updated on Mar 20, 2024 17:19 +0300
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