Zabbix virtual appliance moving to 64bit

Zabbix virtual appliance has been available for quite a long time now. It includes Zabbix server, agent and frontend, and everything is working out of the box. So far it has always been available in 32bit mode, to make it run on as wide range of platforms as possible.

With the new Zabbix 2.0.8 release, we are moving to 64bit platform. We hope that this won’t make it not working for anybody.

Additionally, this release of the appliance includes an example web monitoring scenario, along with some other minor changes to the default Zabbix configuration. That should make it a bit easier to explore those features – why not take a look at a working example and learn from it?

The appliance is available in 9 different formats, which should be enough for everybody. Head on to the download section and try it out.

Connecting to the Zabbix appliance in VirtualBox

For quite some time now Zabbix has been offering a virtual appliance for those who would like to try it out or have a simple deployment for a small environment. Among other virtualisation solutions, users also run it on VirtualBox. But, when using NAT in VirtualBox, the host of the virtual machine cannot connect to the appliance directly. Let’s explore how this can be solved.

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