Updated Zabbix install script 1.8 (for Zabbix 2.0.1)

By jbayer - Last updated: Thursday, July 12, 2012 - Save & Share - 2 Comments

Here is the latest update to my zabbix installation script.  It now installs Zabbix 2.0.1, along with everything else necessary.

I noticed that when doing an upgrade, that the config files aren’t always updated properly.  In some cases, old files get deleted.  This usually happens when upgrading from an older set of RPMs where the config files are in different RPMs than the current.

To protect against this, the script will back up the zabbix directories before perform the upgrade.

This bug has been fixed in the current script, however, if you are upgrading from previous versions, it may happen since the config files were in the wrong RPMs.

Please note that if you downloaded this on 7/12, it had a bug.  The current version has been fixed.

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2 Responses to “Updated Zabbix install script 1.8 (for Zabbix 2.0.1)”

Comment from DEMIR
Time August 24, 2012 at 9:21 am


the script doesn’t work for ubuntu (Xubuntu), can I modify esasily it or is it too complicated ?

Comment from jbayer
Time August 24, 2012 at 10:01 am

Well, the script has been written for RHEL based distributions. It is designed to start with a minimal install and end up with a complete working system.

I suppose you could modify it, but Ubuntu uses packages instead of RPMs, the names will be different, the package install is different, etc. It might be easier to simply use it as a guide and do it by hand, if you are set upon using Ubuntu for this.

Not to get into a “my distribution is better than your distribution” war, but I use the RHEL systems for their long-term stability. Specifically (and I just checked the site), ubuntu offers 5 years support for the LTS version, while RedHat goes from a minimum of about 5 1/2 years to up to 10 years, depending on the level of support. CentOS is a little different, but follows Redhat; Centos 5 will get updates to 3/31/2017, and Centos 6 until 11/30/2020. Centos only supports the latest dot release. Scientific Linux has the same dates, although SL supports each dot release.

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