Saturday, January 25, 2014

Zabbix Server 2.2 with Percona 5.6 Auto Install on Ubuntu

Here's an easy-install for Zabbix server 2.2 running on Percona 5.6.

Zabbix is an enterprise monitoring tool. I've been using it for about two years and find it decent, though it does have shortfalls (especially when dealing with aggregate metrics). If you're dealing with less than two or three hundred hosts, then I think Zabbix is a great tool.

Percona is a high performance mysql fork. This auto-install will download the Zabbix source code and compile it. This is the easiest way I can find to installing Zabbix server without using legacy mysql software.

If you're looking for high-performance metric aggregation, then may I suggest the venerable OpenTSDB or the tried-and-true graphite? These tools can be easily integrated with Zabbix via their respective APIs.

How to install

Simply clone the repo and run:



There are a few things that are assumed. The first is that you don't have apache running or installed. If you do then beware this will nuke your default site vhost and overwrite it with a Zabbix specific one. It also assumes you don't have mysql installed.

As always you should inspect the code before running it on your system. Enjoy and let me know if you have any issues.

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