zabbix_agentd - Man Page

Zabbix agent daemon


zabbix_agentd [-c config-file]
zabbix_agentd [-c config-file] -p
zabbix_agentd [-c config-file] -t item-key
zabbix_agentd [-c config-file] -R runtime-option
zabbix_agentd -h
zabbix_agentd -V


zabbix_agentd is a daemon for monitoring various server parameters.


-c,  --config config-file

Use the alternate config-file instead of the default one.

-f,  --foreground

Run Zabbix agent in foreground.

-R,  --runtime-control runtime-option

Perform administrative functions according to runtime-option.

Runtime control options


Increase log level, affects all processes if target is not specified


Decrease log level, affects all processes if target is not specified

Log level control targets


All processes of specified type (active checks, collector, listener)


Process type and number (e.g., listener,3)


Process identifier, up to 65535. For larger values specify target as "process-type,N"

-p,  --print

Print known items and exit. For each item either generic defaults are used, or specific defaults for testing are supplied. These defaults are listed in square brackets as item key parameters. Returned values are enclosed in square brackets and prefixed with the type of the returned value, separated by a pipe character. For user parameters type is always t, as the agent can not determine all possible return values. Items, displayed as working, are not guaranteed to work from the Zabbix server or zabbix_get when querying a running agent daemon as permissions or environment may be different. Returned value types are:


Number with a decimal part.


Not supported. This could be caused by querying an item that only works in the active mode like a log monitoring item or an item that requires multiple collected values. Permission issues or incorrect user parameters could also result in the not supported state.


Text. Maximum length not limited.


Text. Same as s.


Unsigned integer.

-t,  --test item-key

Test single item and exit. See --print for output description.

-h,  --help

Display this help and exit.

-V,  --version

Output version information and exit.



Default location of Zabbix agent configuration file (if not modified during compile time).

See Also


zabbix_get(1), zabbix_proxy(8), zabbix_sender(1), zabbix_server(8), zabbix_js(1), zabbix_agent2(8)


Alexei Vladishev <>

Referenced By

zabbix_get(1), zabbix_proxy(8), zabbix_sender(1), zabbix_server(8), zbxpcp(3).

2019-01-29 Zabbix