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FreeBSD Zabbix Server

This small project is used for install zabbix6_agent, zabbix6_frontend and zabbix6_server with mysql82-server or postgresql15-server with timescaledb-2.11.1 on OS FreeBSD 13.2-RELEASE.


  • Package zabbix - zabbix6-server
  • Packahe apache - apache24-2.4.57_1 - Version 2.4.x of Apache web server
  • Package php - mod_php82-8.2.8 - PHP Scripting Language
  • Package mysql - mysql80-server-8.0.33 - Multithreaded SQL database (server)
  • Package postgresql - postgresql15-server-15.3 - PostgreSQL is the most advanced open-source database available anywhere
  • Package timescaledb - timescaledb-2.11.1 - Time-series database built on PostgreSQL

How it works

On Linux desktop run vagrant with vagrant-libvirt and vagrant-disksize. For test install and configure zabbix_server and other component by ansible on FreeBSD 13.2 Or use GCP or BHyVe.

Installation Vagrant test evnviroment FreeBSD

For ready function Vagrantfile is need use plugin vagrant-disksize

vagrant plugin install virtualbox
vagrant plugin install vagrant-disksize

Vagrant use Vagrantfile

vagrant up
vagrant ssh
sudo su -
portsnap fetch && portsnap extract
  • Vagrant also configure network public_network, sshd - PermitRootLogin yes, set up root password and install ansible package

The Vagrantfile was initialized as follows.

vagrant init freebsd/FreeBSD-13.2-RELEASE

Installation GCP test evnviroment FreeBSD

gcloud config set project zabbix-test
gcloud compute instances create zabbix-server --image freebsd-13-2-release-amd64 --image-project=freebsd-org-cloud-dev --zone=europe-central2-a --metadata-from-file startup-script=./scripts/
gcloud compute instances add-tags zabbix-server --tags=http-server --zone=europe-central2-a
gcloud compute ssh zabbix-server --zone=europe-central2-a

Installation BHyVe test evnviroment FreeBSD

vm image list -l | grep fbsd13
78d9a3e4-2c58-11ee-9c8a-a08cfdf259ea  fbsd13      Thu Jul 27 10:34:59 CEST 2023  FreeBSD13-base-install

vm image provision 78d9a3e4-2c58-11ee-9c8a-a08cfdf259ea freebsd
Unpacking guest image, this may take some time...

vm snapshot freebsd@2023072801

vm start freebsd
Starting freebsd
  * found guest in /vms/freebsd
  * booting...

vm list | grep freebsd
freebsd      default    bhyveload  2    2048M   -    No    Running (91460)

vm console freebsd

vm snapshot freebsd@2023072802

zfs list -t snapshot
NAME                                 USED  AVAIL     REFER  MOUNTPOINT
zroot/vms/freebsd@2023072801          76K      -      124K  -
zroot/vms/freebsd@2023072802          76K      -      124K  -
zroot/vms/freebsd/disk0@2023072801  4.26M      -     6.54G  -
zroot/vms/freebsd/disk0@2023072802  2.75M      -     6.54G  -

Installation Desktop evnviroment

  • install ssh public key to FreeBSD for Vagrant
ssh-keygen -f "${HOME}/.ssh/known_hosts" -R "${VAGRANT_IP}"
cd ~/.ssh && ssh-copy-id -i root@${VAGRANT_IP}
cd ${HOME}/work/freebsd-zabbix-server
  • test Ansible communication for Vagrant
ansible "*" -i "${VAGRANT_IP}," -u root -m ping | SUCCESS => {
    "ansible_facts": {
        "discovered_interpreter_python": "/usr/bin/python"
    "changed": false,
    "ping": "pong"

Configure ansible on Desktop

  • test Ansible communication
sudo vim /etc/ansible/hosts

freebsd ansible_ssh_host= ansible_ssh_user=root ansible_python_interpreter=/usr/local/bin/python3.9

ansible fbsd-zabbix-server -m ping

Use Ansible community collection zabbix, general, mysql and postgresql. And pkgng, portinstall module, etc.

Install Ansible module

ansible-galaxy collection install community.zabbix

Run Ansible playbook

  • choise version of zabbix
  • ansible use module community.general.portinstall
ansible-playbook playbooks/zabbix5-server-mysql.yml
ansible-playbook playbooks/zabbix6-server-mysql.yml

ansible-playbook playbooks/zabbix6-server-postgresql.yml
  • configure zabbix server by API

ansible-playbook playbooks/configure-zabbix.yml

Postinstall upgrade package

  • Upgrade package from ports
  • curl - curl-7.82.0
  • apache24 - apache24-2.4.55
  • php - php81-8.1.13
  • postgresql - postgresql14-server-15.1
  • ansible - py39-ansible-5.5.0
  • ansible-core - py39-ansible-core-2.12.4
portsnap fetch && portsnap update && pkg version -v | grep upd
portupgrade -a


  • Fix problem with import data.sql and timescaledb.sql (py39-psycopg2) largre SQL