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Under Debian Wheezy the steps are:

# add zabbix repo to apt sources
dpkg -i zabbix-release_2.2-1+wheezy_all.deb
apt-get update
# install MySQL server
apt-get install mysql-server
# edit /etc/mysql/my.cnf
# restart MySQL server
service mysql start
# install zabbix server and GUI
apt-get install zabbix-server-mysql zabbix-frontend-php
# edit /etc/apache2/conf.d/zabbix and restart Apache
php_value date.timezone Europe/Bern
service apache2 restart
#For using SNMP with Zabbix the following steps have to be done:
apt-get install snmp
apt-get install snmp-mibs-downloader 

GUI: Enter the user name Admin with password zabbix to log in as a Zabbix superuser.



  1. Add Host (Define host to be supervised)
  2. Add Item (Ping check: Simple check → icmpping)
  3. Define macro {$SNMP_COMMUNITY} value private
  4. Create Item e.g.
    • Name: Serial Number
    • Type: SNMP v2 agent
    • Key: serialNumber → (see private MIB Router)
    • SNMP OID: SNMPv2-SMI::enterprises.31496.
      • See private MIB: enterprises.31496, 10 = products, 40 = admin, 3 = serialNumber, 0 (???- index)

Administration→Scripts “Name” is a path describing the menu structure To execute a script left-click on the host GPS Positions via SNMP Triggers

NetModule Router

  • Administartive status: enabled
  • Operation mode: v1|v2c|v3
  • Contact/Location: <optional>
  • Listening port: 161
  • Read community: public
  • Admin access: enabled
    • Admin community: private
    • Allowed host: (= all) or <IP of Zabbix Server>

NetModule Router Template

SNMP Builder is an add-in for Zabbix. It provides new web interface components to browse MIB trees and values. SNMP OIDs can then be automatically converted into Zabbix items and inserted into a template. The underlying snmpbuilder script uses calls to NetSNMP in order to communicate with devices on the network. External Link