How to Install Zabbix Agent in AIX

Zabbix is an open-source monitoring software tool which are includes networks, servers, virtual machines, and cloud services monitoring. Zabbix provides monitoring metrics, among others network utilization, CPU load and disk space consumption.

How to monitor AIX in Zabbix MonitoringTool?

We can use to monitor via SNMP interface or Zabbix agent, other supported interfaces in the Zabbix server. In this article, we are using the Zabbix agent to install the AIX server and monitoring all the metrics.

Install Zabbix agent in AIX

How to Install Zabbix agent in AIX server? 

Download Zabbix agent for AIX version

All the supported versions are available in the Zabbix download portal.

Download the zip file to your AIX server and extract it.


There will be directories like bin, conf, sbin

Install Zabbix agent in your AIX server

create zabbix group

mkgroup zabbix

create zabbix user and at it to zabbix group

mkuser pgrp='zabbix' groups='zabbix' zabbix

make configuration directory

mkdir /etc/zabbix

make log directory

mkdir /var/log/zabbix/

log directory belongs to user zabbix and group zabbix

chown -R zabbix:zabbix /var/log/zabbix/

make configuration directory

mkdir -p /usr/local/etc/

create direoctory for zabbix process file

mkdir -p /var/run/zabbix/

process files directory belong to zabbix

chown -R zabbix:zabbix /var/run/zabbix/

install zabbix_get and zabbix_sender binary

cp bin/zabbix_* /bin/

install zabbix_agent and zabbix_agentd binary

cp sbin/zabbix_agent* /sbin/

copy configuration files

cp -r conf/zabbix_agent* /etc/zabbix/

link configiguration file

ln -s /etc/zabbix/zabbix_agentd.conf /usr/local/etc/zabbix_agentd.conf

backup original configuration file

mv /etc/zabbix/zabbix_agentd.conf /etc/zabbix/zabbix_agentd.conf_org

create your own configuration file or you can modify the settings in your existing original configuration file.

cat > /etc/zabbix/zabbix_agentd.conf << EOF

start zabbix agent


Configure Zabbix Agent to boot at startup

mkitab "zabbix:2:once:/sbin/zabbix_agentd >/dev/null 2>&1"

Basic Troubleshooting.

check processes

ps aux | grep zabbix

Restart Zabbix Agent 

Kill the existing zabbix agent by process and start it.

clear zabbix agent log

echo > /var/log/zabbix/zabbix_agentd.log

start zabbix agent