Installation and Documentation

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1. Installation and Documentation

Due to security requirements and the mission-critical nature of the monitoring server, we believe UNIX is the only operating system that can consistently deliver the necessary performance, fault tolerance and resilience.

Zabbix has been tested on the following platforms:

  • AIX

  • FreeBSD

  • HP-UX

  • Linux

  • Mac OS X

  • Open BSD

  • SCO Open Server

  • Solaris

  • Tru64/OSF

  • Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8 (Zabbix Agent only)

For further details, visit Zabbix Documentation at http://www.zabbix.com/documentation.php. It contains a large body of information about installation steps, configuration, performance etc. If you are unsure how to proceed with any task, refer to the Zabbix documentation first. You can find an installation guide there, too.

This Guide does not present all Zabbix settings, but should help you incorporate the RAy2 SNMP functionality into the Zabbix software.

[Note]Note

The following guide requires the use of MySQL database in Zabbix. If you choose other software, you will need to alter at least the trap handling bash script provided. This guide was tested in the CentOS 7 Operating System; some tasks may require a different approach in other systems.

1.1. Windows Installation

If you choose to use the Windows platform as the host operating system for Zabbix, VMware/VirtualBox software and then the Zabbix Appliance. The Zabbix Appliance can be downloaded from
http://www.zabbix.com/download.php
. Please remember that Zabbix Appliance is not intended for serious production use at this time.

VMware download: https://www.vmware.com/support/
VirtualBox download: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads
See the respective documentation to install and use virtualisation software.