ZABBIX 1.8.13rc1


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3 May 2012

Zabbix SIA is proud to announce the availability of Zabbix 1.8.13rc1 (First Release Candidate).

Zabbix is an enterprise-class open source distributed monitoring solution. Zabbix is released under the GPL, thus it is free of charge for both commercial and non-commercial use. A complete text of the license is available at

This document contains the release notes for Zabbix 1.8.13rc1. Download it from

This release fixes known issues of Zabbix 1.8.x and introduces new minor features. A nice overview of the new functionality is at

This release is not for production use. It is a Release Candidate!

If you are using Zabbix 1.8 with node-based distributed setup, please run the following SQL patch. It should improve performance of configuration syncing a lot.

DROP INDEX node_cksum_1 ON node_cksum;
CREATE INDEX node_cksum_1 on node_cksum (nodeid,cksumtype,tablename,recordid);

DROP INDEX node_cksum_1;
CREATE INDEX node_cksum_1 on node_cksum (nodeid,cksumtype,tablename,recordid);

DROP INDEX node_cksum_1;
CREATE INDEX node_cksum_1 on node_cksum (nodeid,cksumtype,tablename,recordid);

The following sections describe the release in details and provide late-breaking or other information that supplements its main documentation.

What's New in 1.8.13

:: New agent check

New check agent.hostname is introduced to return agent's hostname. It might be handy for troubleshooting configuration related issues.

:: Complete List of Bug Fixes and Improvements included into 1.8.13rc1

  • [ZBX-4685] fixed hangup when users login at the same timed
  • [ZBX-4810] fixed the ifInOctets and ifOutOctets items in the Dell_PowerConnect_5224, Template_Dell_PowerConnect_5324, Template_C3750-48TS and Template_Cisco_PIX515E templates
  • [ZBXNEXT-1188] added support of "agent.hostname" check
  • [ZBX-4857] fixed poller hanging on ssh check when using public key authentication
  • [ZBX-4881] fixed slow select queries from partitioned history tables
  • [ZBX-4877] updated French translation; thanks to Joseph Bueno
  • [ZBX-4900] improved performance of the 'Status of Zabbix' dashboard widget
  • [ZBX-4905] fixed processing of[,pages] under Linux 2.6
  • [ZBX-4907] fixed processing of[,sectors/count] under Linux
  • [ZBX-4884] fixed incorrect calculation of items using option "Delta (speed per second)" after recovery from unsupported state
  • [ZBX-4849] implemented a check that a trigger expression doesn't use items from both hosts and templates at the same time
  • [ZBX-3929] removed deprecated Switch module from the script

Installation and Upgrade Notes


See Zabbix Manual for full details.


Recompile Zabbix binaries and update front-end PHP files. Execute a database patch if migrating from Zabbix 1.6.x. See Zabbix Manual for a detailed upgrade procedure.

Pre-release testing

Zabbix Server

Zabbix Server has been tested on the following platforms:

  • Ubuntu Linux, AMD64, kernel 2.6.11, MySQL 5.x
  • Ubuntu Linux, Intel, kernel 2.6.15, MySQL 5.0.22, PostgreSQL 8.3
  • RedHat EL 5.3, Intel, kernel 2.6.18, Oracle 11gR2
  • Slackware Linux, x86, kernel, MySQL 5.1.x

Zabbix Agents

Zabbix Agents have been compiled and tested on the following platforms:

  • AIX 5.2
  • FreeBSD 4.x, 5.x, 6.x
  • HP-UX 10.x, 11.x
  • Linux 2.4.x, 2.6.x
  • Linux CentOS
  • NetBSD 2.0
  • OS/X 10.2
  • Solaris 8, 9, 10
  • Tru64 5.1B
  • Windows XP, 2000, 2003, 2008, Vista

Note that agents are available pre-compiled from for a limited number of versions and platforms.

Commercial support

Zabbix Company provides a full range of professional services. We also provide trouble-free upgrade service for easy migration from earlier versions to Zabbix 1.8.x. Please contact Sales for pricing and more details.


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