Zabbix install


I had the need to check on the health of some PCs over time so I turned to my old faithful Zabbix to do some stats, put them into a MySQL database for recall at a later date.

The Machines that I wanted to monitor are Windows XP and 2000 boxes, and perhaps the linux box that I am going to install this on, all of which zabbix supports by SNMP and running a small client daemon which reports to the Zabbix Daemon.

Luckily I already had a debian box to install on, I quickly installed MySQL 5.0.19, setup apache2 with php4 and GD. There are many tutorials around the web for this so excuse me not detailing this.

Following the zabbix instructions got me to the point of startup on the server but unfortunetly I was greated by a missing library error.

error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

As there are no pointers on the zabbix site I had a look on the box, and sure enough it had the correct file just couldn’t see it on the path. This was quickly sorted by copying the shared files into /usr/local/lib and running “ldconfig -v”

If you are getting errors with missing libraries this can be used to sort it out.

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