Release Notes for Zabbix 1.8.7rc1

Zabbix Team is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 1.8.7rc1.

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 1.8.7rc1. Download it from here.

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

Fixes and minor improvements

ZBXNEXT-898 new trigger actions have "trigger = PROBLEM" and "not in maintenance" conditions by default
ZBX-4021 fixed item visibility in case when last value is null
ZBX-4052 fixed key macros resolving in item names
ZBX-1357 removed outdated translation strings from all translations
ZBX-3998 reload recipient list for database down messages every CacheUpdateFrequency seconds
ZBX-4034 fixed macros resolving in item names
ZBX-4044 removed redundant query "SET CHARACTER SET"
ZBX-3997 fixed IE9 dragging
ZBX-4043 fixed processing of system.cpu.util on Solaris with non-sequential cpu numbers
ZBX-4036 fixed period slider position saving in Monitoring->Events
ZBX-1010 fixed processing of a vfs.fs.size metric on Solaris with filesystems larger than 2TB
ZBX-3874 always enable all trigger severity checkboxes after enabling GUI Messaging in user profile
ZBX-3889 fixed deadlocks while processing triggers
ZBX-4023 fixed excess spacing and fake plural in graph deletion message
ZBX-4016 fixed web monitoring item status on insert and update
ZBX-3443 fixed "not selected" working as "all" in Monitoring->Events
ZBX-3979 added searchWildcardsEnabled flag in API for searching using wildcards
ZBX-4018 fixed server crash on unsupported aggregate items
ZBX-3908 allow empty string for formula field if multiplier is switched off
ZBX-3961 added recalculation of nextcheck time after changed flexible intervals
ZBX-3978 fixed time period calculation, do not include upper bound
ZBX-4000 fixed stop propagation (network map element dragging in configuration) in IE9
ZBX-2467 added more command line arguments to objdump to request more debugging information about crashes
ZBX-3972 added "Now" and "Done" buttons into js calendar - change action after day selection
ZBX-3993 fixed transmitting of templated user macros between server and proxy
ZBX-4008 updated Japanese translation; thanks to Kodai Terashima
ZBX-4005 updated French translation; thanks to Joseph Bueno
ZBXNEXT-869 clarify in manpages how the process for runtime signalling is found

Installation and Upgrade Notes


See Zabbix指导手册。 for full details.


See 升级指南 for upgrade options and instructions. For version specific upgrade notes, see Upgrade notes for 1.8.7.

Commercial support

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