I am having the following error. Would highly appreciate if anyone helps me out.

February 8, 2018 1.1k views
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[root@ZBXNWKMNTR ~]# service zabbix-server status
Redirecting to /bin/systemctl status zabbix-server.service
● zabbix-server.service - Zabbix Server
Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/zabbix-server.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
Active: activating (auto-restart) (Result: resources) since Thu 2018-02-08 12:20:29 EST; 7s ago
Process: 28885 ExecStop=/bin/kill -SIGTERM $MAINPID (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)
Process: 28938 ExecStart=/usr/sbin/zabbix_server -c $CONFFILE (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
Main PID: 28883 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)
CGroup: /system.slice/zabbix-server.service

Feb 08 12:20:29 systemd[1]: PID file /run/zabbix/zabbix_s....
Feb 08 12:20:29 systemd[1]: Failed to start Zabbix Server.
Feb 08 12:20:29 systemd[1]: Unit zabbix-server.service en....
Feb 08 12:20:29 systemd[1]: zabbix-server.service failed.
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1 Answer

Unfortunately there isn't a ton of information to work from here. Zabbix server by default logs to a file called zabbix_server.log. This file is likely in either /var/log or /tmp and should record some additional details of the failure that can be used to track down the source of this issue.

  • Thanks.

    Well the log also says "zabbix-server.service never wrote its PID file. Failing"

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