zabbix_agentd cannot run as root

I recently came across an issue where I re-installed zabbix agent on a Linux machine and tried to start it up but got the following error messages: [code lang=”js”] Starting Zabbix agent: zabbix_agentd [10808]: user zabbix does not exist zabbix_agentd [10808]: cannot run as root![/code] It appears during the re-installation of the zabbix agent, the zabbix user account needed by the agent was not created. To workaround this, run the following commands: [code lang=”js”]groupadd zabbix[/code]