ZABBIX 1.8.15


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20 August 2012

Zabbix SIA is proud to announce the availability of Zabbix 1.8.15.

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 1.8.15. Download it from

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

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 1.8.15

:: Complete List of Bug Fixes and Improvements included into 1.8.15

  • [ZBX-4527] removed limitation of alerter script command line
  • [ZBX-5367] fixed assignment of elements to a maintenance mode by a timer process
  • [ZBX-5348] fixed validation of itemid parameter for popup_bitem.php
  • [ZBX-5357] fixed typos in help_items item key descriptions
  • [ZBX-5319] fixed incorrect calculation of action escalation steps delay
  • [ZBX-5264] fixed 'undefined variable: nodeids [api/classes/class.cscreen.php:286]'
  • [ZBX-5316] fixed incorrect screen items can be deleted when deleting hosts
  • [ZBX-3782] fixed {HOSTNAME} macro not working in map labels trigger expression macro
  • [ZBX-5236] fixed some map element rendering ignoring the "Problem display" map option
  • [ZBX-3245] fixed trigger item selection pop up not working with items from child nodes
  • [ZBX-4929] optimized host group SQL queries

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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