Release Notes for Zabbix 1.9.6

Zabbix Team is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 1.9.6.

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 1.9.6. Download it from download.

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

New Features and Improvements

ZBXNEXT-747 Added direct SNMP trap monitoring for snmptrapd and embed perl or SNMPTT
ZBX-4116 Fixed ibm_db2 update patch for help_items table
ZBXNEXT-895 Redesign general->Macros
ZBXNEXT-899 Redesign general->Images
ZBXNEXT-785 Support of automatic selection of map icon element depending on element type
ZBX-3683 Removed the obsolete item zabbix[log]
ZBXNEXT-891 Redesign general->Value mapping
ZBXNEXT-889 Redesign general->Regular expressions
ZBXNEXT-885 Redesign general->Housekeeper, Working time and Other
ZBXNEXT-871 Redesign general->gui
ZBX-1357 Updated German, Japanese, Latvian, Polish, Russian, Turkish and Ukrainian translations; thanks to Zabbix translators
ZBXNEXT-863 Renamed "host profile" to "host inventory"

Bug Fixes

ZBX-3647 Fixed parsing of parameter in external scripts to work like in normal keys and added support for multiline output
ZBX-2530 Renamed "system.cpu.util" item parameters for solaris from "wait" to "iowait", from "kernel" to "system"
ZBX-4049 Fixed memory leak in configuration syncer
ZBX-4017 Fixed host deletion using api
ZBX-4029, ZBX-4037 Fixed inconsistent and untranslatable strings in frontend and clarified frontend messages
ZBX-4010 Fixed undefined constant SVC_SNMPv2 in discovery action conditions
ZBX-3775 Fixed html formatting in Overview
ZBX-4001 Fixed nearly duplicate strings, clarified error messages and removed obsolete translation strings
ZBX-4004 Fixed typos in function names
ZBX-4002 Fixed template name being reported as host name when incorrect characters were used

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 1.9.6.

Commercial support

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