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Zabbix Agent in Windows



Last modified: Oct. 22, 2010

Contents
1 - Summary
2 - Zabbix Agent installation
3 - Service configuration
4 - Service check


1 - Summary

This guide will show how to install the Zabbix Agent in Windows. The Zabbix
Agent is the client software that installs on the servers and sends information
to the Zabbix server. Zabbix is an open source monitoring solution. This has
been tested in Windows 2000, XP, 2003 and 2008.


2 - Zabbix Agent installation

Download the zabbix agent Windows package at http://www.zabbix.com/. I create
a new directory named C:\Program Files\zabbix. Copy the three files for the
32-bit or 64-bit architecture to the new directory.


3 - Service configuration

Create a configuration file in the zabbix directory.
  C:\Program Files\zabbix\zabbix_agentd.conf
Here is a simple example.
  Hostname=server.test.com
  ServerPort=10051
  Server=zabbix.test.com

Install the service by opening a command prompt and navigating to the zabbix
directory and typing the following.

Install service
Set it so that the zabbix agent service will start when the system starts up. Open the services management console by typing the following at the Run button on the Start Menu. services.msc Set the Zabbix Agent service to have it's startup type to be Automatic.
Service starts at boot
Before starting the service, make sure that tcp port 10050 is open in case you are running firewall software. Open a command prompt and start the zabbix agent service.
Start up service
The service has successfully started. 4 - Service check Reboot your computer. Log in like normal and check to see that the zabbix agent service is running. Open a command prompt and check to make sure that the zabbix agent service has started.
Service check
That's it, now you have the zabbix agent running in Windows.

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