Release Notes for Zabbix 1.8.4rc3

Zabbix Team is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 1.8.4rc3.

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 1.8.4rc3. Download it from download.

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

Fixes and minor improvements

ZBX-3256 added automatic detection of fping command line option to use for specifying source IP address
ZBX-3333 fixed icmppingloss[] returning bad values when NIC bonding is used
ZBX-1985, ZBX-2394 fixed icmppingloss[] returning bad values when fping is capable of pinging both address families
ZBX-2825 fix after saving the profile it stays in the profile page
ZBX-1294 disabled GUI interface action elements for editing a templated trigger
ZBX-3306 fixed minimal value limit for action escalation period
ZBX-3320 fixed host.create, template.create permission error for admin users
ZBX-266 made debugging output for Web scenarios more useful
ZBX-1181 fixed infinite looping when failing cURL initialization and showing of such errors in the GUI
ZBX-1181 fixed download speed, response time, and response code not being saved for failed Web scenario steps
ZBX-2851 fixed Apache hanging when frontend connects to empty database
ZBX-2647 made some of hard coded strings translatable
ZBX-3294 fixed host status change confirmation dialog
ZBX-3301 fixed server crash after libssh2_userauth_list() when processing SSH checks
ZBX-2395 fixed sending of the same message to the same user using different media types
ZBXNEXT-586 added sensor[device,sensor,<mode>] check for Linux 2.4
ZBXNEXT-586 added sensor[device,sensor,<mode>] check for OpenBSD; thanks to Robert Nagy
ZBX-3252 fixed graph height calculations when graph height was less then 120px
ZBX-3261 fixed second level template deletion
ZBX-3295 fixed compilation warnings in eztexting module if code configured without cURL library
ZBX-2862 it is now not possible to delete host group or user group used in scripts
ZBX-3281 fixed system.cpu.util[] for all processors combined on NetBSD
ZBX-3006 fixed some forms <input> elements are put inside <table> tag
ZBXNEXT-176 added Zabbix server name input during setup
ZBX-3253 added schema selection for db2 setup and a configuration file parameter on the server
ZBX-3239 fixed error in Proxies screen on Oracle, when no proxy defined
ZBX-3273 removed renewed auto registration notifications for already created hosts
ZBX-1294 disabled "Add" and "Toggle input method" for templated trigger expressions
ZBX-3223 it is now possible to gather network interface statistics under a normal user on OpenBSD; thanks to Robert Nagy
ZBX-3270 fixed server crash when processing calculated items with non-numeric user macros
ZBXNEXT-564 added new {PROXY.NAME} and {HOSTNAME} macros for auto registration notifications
ZBXNEXT-564 added support of {PROXY.NAME} macro for discovery and trigger notifications
ZBX-3269 fixed processing of metrics for devices with trailing digits
ZBX-3115 fixed returned data type for net.tcp.listen under Solaris and FreeBSD
ZBX-3115 fixed returned data type for system.users.num metric
ZBX-3267 fixed trigger updating through API
ZBX-3259 fixed log trigger wizard functionality: now it can be used for any item with value type = log, text or char
ZBX-2672 added internal checks zabbix[*] to help items in data.sql
ZBX-3255 fixed string escaping under IBM DB2
ZBX-3201 fixed evaluation of calculated items with multiline expressions
ZBX-3210 fixed incorrect height scaling in graphs
ZBX-3231 improved item key validation in the GUI and notification macro parser on the server
ZBX-3061 fixed screen import problem with "Status of triggers" screen type
ZBX-3249 added define for frontend graphing on partitioned DB data store
ZBX-3216 fixed setup not catching existing configuration file on step 6
ZBX-3240 updated Russian translation; thanks to dotneft and zalex_ua
ZBX-3229 improved output of configure script
ZBX-3222 fixed Zabbix returns to incorrect page from acknowledge form
ZBX-2577 fixed template trigger update affects downstream triggers
ZBX-3221 fixed host deletion through API
ZBX-3220 fixed error when delete host on postgresql db
ZBX-2293 fixed server terminating when sending "database down" alerts using scripts
ZBX-3184 fixed 1000 vs. 1024 multipliers for bits, bytes, and other units in notification macros
ZBX-3184 fixed negative values with unit suffixes in notification macros
ZBX-3211 updated Ukrainian translation; renamed locale to uk_ua; thanks to zalex_ua
ZBX-3085 fixed possible stop to send data from proxy after shutdown of MySQL server; thanks to Takanori Suzuki
ZBX-3169 updated French translation; thanks to Alixen
ZBX-3218 server and proxy are no longer built with libcurl by default
ZBX-3145 fixed user macros resolving
ZBX-3215 fixed filtering by group in trigger selection popup
ZBX-3144 removed parsing of existing expression in trigger expression popup
ZBX-3207 fixed possibility to click on web items in trigger expressions
ZBX-3021 fixed possibility to create dependency between host and template triggers
ZBX-3205 fixed incorrect event duration count
ZBX-3183 fixed maintenance permission issue
ZBX-3183 added screenname GET parameter support to screens.php
ZBX-2639 added and net.if.list items in the help_items table
ZBX-1600 added support of value mapping for {ITEM.VALUE} macro in notifications
ZBX-3065 fixed undefined variables in maps.php when logged as guest and no maps defined
ZBX-3206 fixed timeout for simple checks (removed hardcoded timeout 3 sec)
ZBX-2787 it is no longer possible add invalid time for IT services, like 1:111 or 23:67 or 4:66 and so on
ZBXNEXT-557 added TL compatibility information when executed AIX agent with --version flag
ZBX-3195 fixed slow sync of trends data while server shutdown
ZBXNEXT-549 added trigger function strlen()
ZBX-3156 fixed integer trends for child node on master; thanks to Łukasz Reszka
ZBX-3040 guest users now can't edit trigger comments
ZBX-3123 fixed Oracle SQL errors in processing of IT services
ZBXNEXT-205, ZBXNEXT-355 added support of user macros in community, OID, security name and passphrases fields of SNMP items
ZBXNEXT-357 added support of user macros in parameters field of database item; thanks to Kirill Fateev
ZBX-3179 fixed memory leaks and 100% CPU usage for proxy with SQLite3
ZBXNEXT-538 include ibm_db2.sql and images_ibm_db2.sql files in distribution package
ZBX-3107 fixed graph bugs: problem with large values, problem with uptime format
ZBX-2349 unicode support for macros and web scenario steps
ZBX-3137 fixed errors related to deleting an application that is used in a web scenario
ZBXNEXT-538 added support for IBM DB2
ZBX-1362 optimized alert performance
ZBX-2852 fixed map not updating in slideshow
ZBX-1346 update example agent daemon configuration file for Windows with parameters from Zabbix manual
ZBX-2984 fixed incorrect trigger line in graphs. For line drawing was used axis from first item not trigger item
ZBX-3059 different titles for popup menu depending on data type
ZBX-2861 fixed error when adding users to usergroups
ZBX-1492 added confirmation dialog when deleting macros
ZBX-3135 add an example for using standard input in zabbix_sender manpage
ZBX-2616 bundled DejaVu font upgraded from 2.31 to 2.32
ZBX-2630 fixed ability to translate various strings in the frontend depending on their context
ZBX-3091 fixed error when updating proxy
ZBX-3120 fixed error when creating a new map
ZBX-3042 fixed submitParent field error
ZBX-1038 fixed last(), prev(), diff(), change(), and abschange() not working properly with long textual values
ZBXNEXT-532 specify timestamp format in zabbix_sender manpage and help output; hint at required item configuration in zabbix_sender manpage
ZBX-3103 updated French translation; thanks to Alixen
ZBX-3095 fixed processing of 'Host template' condition in actions
ZBX-2981 removed unnecessary queries in map permission checks
ZBX-3080 fixed javascript not cached by browsers
ZBX-2661 improved displaying discovery checks in configuration
ZBX-3086 fixed errors when edit hostgroup linkage for hosts and templates
ZBX-3025 resurrected unreachable pollers and StartPollersUnreachable configuration parameter
ZBX-2351 fixed server trying to insert duplicate eventids into the database
ZBX-3069 renamed monitoring graphs combobox "All" entry to "not selected"
ZBX-2872 greatly improved API methods consistency
ZBX-3070 fixed event date format inconsistency
ZBX-3068 fixed possible crash of server while processing passive proxies
ZBX-3068 fixed server memory leak while processing passive proxies
ZBX-2749 fixed length parameter being ignored for[]
ZBX-2749 fixed agent crash in[] on very long matched fragments
ZBX-2913 fixed agent becoming unresponsive due to* checks
ZBXNEXT-430 added support of net.tcp.listen and net.udp.listen under Linux
ZBX-453 fixed --disable-static enabling static compilation
ZBX-2992 acknowledges are now hidden in event details when turned off
ZBX-3050 fixed that host can be named like an existing template and otherwise
ZBX-3019 fixed templated graphs not being copied to discovered hosts in DM setup; thanks to Alexander Ignatyev
ZBX-2860 fixed usergroup renaming
ZBX-3027 avg, delta, max, min, sum functions in popup_trexpr.php have a time shift input, so that this parameter now can be specified through GUI
ZBX-2827 added checks when adding or updating maintenances, so that duplicate names could not be added
ZBX-2978 fixed graphs import with Y axis set to an item
ZBX-2507 minimal graph dimension size is set to 20 pixels
ZBX-2665 web scenario steps on graphs now are in correct order
ZBX-2995 fixed crash in zbx_mem_realloc(), reduced memory usage and memory fragmentation in configuration cache
ZBX-3024 in trigger expression selection popup, expressions are now filtered, depending on item type
ZBX-3023 fixed repeated notifications after maintenance period
ZBX-3017 fixed error when try to add dependency to template trigger that is linked to a host
ZBX-3008 fixed server generating multiple unknown events for triggers with multiple items
ZBX-3011 passwords are no longer shown in HTML when editing media types
ZBXNEXT-510 sending of SMS messages through Ez Texting is now integrated into Zabbix
ZBX-1425 option ALL is added to host group dropdown when adding or editing host group
ZBX-1675 fixed map element coordinates do not update after the element has been dragged
ZBX-1292 item names are now prefixed with host names, if they are from different hosts in trigger description popup
ZBX-2844 added HTML escaping of screen names in combox box output in monitoring
ZBXNEXT-373 added support for NTLM authentication to Web monitoring
ZBX-1486 when multiple map elements are selected, pressing "Remove" in editing form removes all selected elements
ZBX-1442 when linking objects during map editing, link "apply" does not close the form any more
ZBX-2986 acknowledges now are hidden in last 20 issue popup when turned off
ZBX-2988 fixed {ITEM.VALUE} macro in Monitoring/Events screen
ZBX-2974 fixed possibility to delete templated applications
ZBX-1172 added sorting for audit resource dropdown
ZBX-2982 added IP and port of Zabbix server in dashboard widget "Status of Zabbix"
ZBX-2964 fixed processes failing to start when no IPv6 is available on the system
ZBX-2977 fixed removing unused records in node_cksum table; thanks to Łukasz Reszka
ZBX-2946 fixed building from FreeBSD ports with libexecinfo installed; thanks to Dmitry Yakovlev
ZBX-2957 changed mime type for downloadable locale file
ZBX-2493 fixed obsolete macro used by default; start using different subject and message for default action messages
ZBX-2976 fixed server crash when processing zabbix[items_unsupported] under DebugLevel=4
ZBX-2950 added popup menus for map elements
ZBX-2967 added filter for hosts configuration screen
ZBX-2962 fixed template macro update
ZBX-2572 added configuration define for zapcat compatibility mode
ZBX-2690 added validation for screens XML
ZBX-2942 increased minimum interval for ICMP pings to 20 ms; thanks to nelsonab
ZBX-2945 email sender now knows how to handle multiline responses from SMTP servers
ZBXNEXT-360 zabbix_sender now allows "-" for default hostname in input files; thanks to Dennis Jacobfeuerborn
ZBX-1908 fixed file and socket descriptors leaking to child processes; thanks to Dan Horak
ZBX-2960 split agentd userparameters out using includable files, add more MySQL examples
ZBXNEXT-458 user macros (e.g., {$MACRO}) can now be used in item and trigger descriptions
ZBX-2959 fixed trailing whitespace & missing trailing newline in downloaded translations
ZBX-2910 fixed 'strerror_from_system undefined' compilation warning on Windows; thanks to Takanori Suzuki
ZBX-2902 fixed system.cpu.load[] and system.cpu.util[] being slightly exaggerated on Windows; thanks to Kodai Terashima
ZBX-2954 fixed translations in template delete popups
ZBX-2938 fixed not showing problems on map for hosts in maintenance
ZBXNEXT-238 made zabbix_sender gather as much data as possible before sending
ZBX-2948 fixed export of trigger dependencies
ZBX-2949 fixed Templates screen Go action 'Delete'
ZBX-2934 added new conf. constants for roundoff configuration
ZBX-2907 fixed errors when action condition has trigger from another node
ZBX-2928 fixed "triggers info" unknown counter, added not classified triggers count
ZBX-2914 Gentoo initscript cleanup
ZBX-2914 fixed incorrect references in Fedora initscripts
ZBX-2925 empty values for translations won't be written to resulting file
ZBX-2933 fixed js error in IE when Print button pressed
ZBX-2937 fixed missing style files for IE
ZBX-2864 fixed print button creating multiple sid url parameters
ZBX-2899 fixed slideshow delays broken after upgrade from 1.8.2
ZBX-2923 fixed triggers that depend on problem trigger are shown as problem on map
ZBX-2683 minor updates for the Latvian translation
ZBX-2916 fixed duplicate parent map links in monitoring maps
ZBX-2905 fixed single trigger name expanding, unknown problem count and duplicate elements count in network maps
ZBX-2914 unified pidfile path in example Debian initscripts with example config files
ZBX-886 removed duplicate locale string S_ACTIONS_BIG
ZBX-633 fixed server crash on disconnected IPMI devices
ZBX-2904 fixed some unknown triggers not shown in status of triggers screen
ZBX-2900 added spaces to "From:" and "To:" email headers
ZBX-2894 fixed multiple references on same line in map labels
ZBX-2888 fixed host profiles export
ZBX-2890 fixed parsing of negative values in trigger expressions
ZBX-2798 added more checks for unknown nodes to communication between nodes
ZBX-2716 make all example initscripts point to sbin for daemon path

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