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    How to Install Zabbix 4.4 on Ubuntu 18.04 / 16.04 and Debian 9/8

    How to Install Zabbix 4.4 on Ubuntu 18.04 / 16.04  and Debian 9/8


    Install Apache, MySQL and PHP

    You must have a LAMP environment on your server to use Zabbix. Please run these commands as root.

     apt-get update

     apt-get install apache2 libapache2-mod-php

     apt-get install mysql-server

     apt-get install php php-mbstring php-gd php-xml php-bcmath php-ldap php-mysql

    Update timezone in php configuration file /etc/php/PHP_VERSION/apache2/php.ini. Like below:


    ; http://php.net/date.timezone

    date.timezone = 'Asia/Kolkata'

     Enable zabbix  Repository

    On Debian 9 run:
    # wget https://repo.zabbix.com/zabbix/4.4/debian/pool/main/z/zabbix-release/zabbix-release_4.4-1+stretch_all.deb
    # dpkg -i zabbix-release_4.4-1+stretch_all.deb
    On Debian 8 run:
    # wget https://repo.zabbix.com/zabbix/4.4/debian/pool/main/z/zabbix-release/zabbix-release_4.4-1+jessie_all.deb
    # dpkg -i zabbix-release_4.4-1+jessie_all.deb
    On Ubuntu 18.04 run:
    # wget https://repo.zabbix.com/zabbix/4.4/ubuntu/pool/main/z/zabbix-release/zabbix-release_4.4-1+bionic_all.deb
    # dpkg -i zabbix-release_4.4-1+bionic_all.deb
    On Ubuntu 16.04 run:
    # wget https://repo.zabbix.com/zabbix/4.4/ubuntu/pool/main/z/zabbix-release/zabbix-release_4.4-1+xenial_all.deb
    # dpkg -i zabbix-release_4.4-1+xenial_all.deb
    On Ubuntu 14.04 run:
    # wget https://repo.zabbix.com/zabbix/4.4/ubuntu/pool/main/z/zabbix-release/zabbix-release_4.4-1+trusty_all.deb
    # dpkg -i zabbix-release_4.4-1+trusty_all.deb
    Update the repository information.
    # apt-get update

     Install Zabbix Server

    After adding Zabbix apt repository in your system use following command to install Zabbix server. Here zabbix-server-mysql package includes Zabbix server with MySQL support. 

     apt-get update

     apt-get install zabbix-server-mysql zabbix-frontend-php zabbix-agent

    Set Mariadb root Password:

    Please refer mysql_secure_installation.

    Edit create and import initial zabbix database and user

    First we need to create zabbix database (zabbixdb) and create a zabbix user (zabbixuser).

    [root@zabbixserver ~]# mysql -u root -p
    Enter password:Welcome to the MariaDB monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.Your MariaDB connection id is 10Server version: 5.5.60-MariaDB MariaDB ServerCopyright (c) 2000, 2018, Oracle, MariaDB Corporation Ab and others.
    Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input statement.
    MariaDB [(none)]> CREATE DATABASE zabbixdb CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_bin;
    Query OK, 1 row affected (0.00 sec)
    MariaDB [(none)]> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON zabbixdb.* TO zabbixuser@localhost IDENTIFIED BY "Your Password";
    Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)
    MariaDB [(none)]> FLUSH PRIVILEGES;
    Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)
    MariaDB [(none)]> exit
    [root@zabbixserver ~]#

    After creating the Zabbix database and user we need to import the zabbix initial database using the below commands:
    [root@zabbixserver ~]# zcat /usr/share/doc/zabbix-server-mysql*/create.sql.gz | mysql -u zabbixuser -p zabbixdb
    Enter password:

    Now we need to edit database configuration in the Zabbix server configuration file zabbix_server.conf

    [root@zabbix ~]# vi /etc/zabbix/zabbix_server.conf
    Specify the database name for zabbix , database user name and the password

    Restart Apache and Zabbix

    Zabbix creates its own apache configuration file /etc/zabbix/apache.conf and make a link to Apache configuration directory. Let’s use the following command to restart Apache service.

     service apache2 restart

    Zabbix server configuration file are located at /etc/zabbix/zabbix_server.conf. Restart Zabbix server.

     service zabbix-server restart

    After starting the Zabbix service, let’s go to Zabbix web installer and finish the installation.

    Setup Zabbix Web Frontend

    Navigate to http://ip_address/zabbix or http://host_name/zabbix

    zabbix 4 ubuntu

    Make sure all configurations are ok.

    Please enter DB details:

    zabbix 4.4

    Please enter Zabbix Server details:



    Finish the installation:


    Login Prompt:
    Default username and password is "Admin" & "Zabbix"


    Zabbix dashboard: 


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