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Zabbix Cookbook by Patrik Uytterhoeven

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Creating hosts

The first thing that we will do is create some new hosts in Zabbix. To brush up your memory, hosts are devices that are connected to our network which need regular monitoring.

Getting ready...

To get started and add some hosts to our system, we need our Zabbix server up and running with a standard admin account; we will login with this admin account in order to create hosts. It's also useful if you understand the definitions in Zabbix, if you need to go over them again, return to the Zabbix definitions section of Chapter 2, for a quick revision of the same.

How to do it...

  1. Let's start by logging into our frontend with the admin, super administrator or a different admin account in Zabbix.
  2. In the menu, go to Configuration | Hosts and click ...

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