9 Template changes

This page lists all changes to the stock templates that are shipped with Zabbix.

Note that upgrading to the latest Zabbix version will not automatically upgrade the templates used. It is suggested to modify the templates in existing installations by:

  • Downloading the latest templates from the Zabbix Git repository;
  • Then, while in Data collectionTemplates you can import them manually into Zabbix. If templates with the same names already exist, the Delete missing option should be checked when importing to achieve a clean import. This way the old items that are no longer in the updated template will be removed (note that it will mean losing history of these old items).


Updated templates

Templates that discover filesystems

Zabbix templates that discover filesystems now make use of the vfs.fs.get item instead of vfs.fs.discovery item, and:

  • The update interval for the discovery has been reduced to one minute.
  • Item prototypes are now dependent on the vfs.fs.get master item.
  • A trigger to detect volumes that remounted in read-only mode has been added to UNIX templates.
  • Filters have been added to filter bind mounts on Linux and .dmg volumes on macOS in the respective templates.

Linux by Zabbix agent

The system.sw.packages item has been replaced by system.sw.packages.get in the generic Linux by Zabbix agent template. A new trigger has been added to fire when the number of packages changes.

Windows by Zabbix agent/Zabbix agent active

The templates Windows by Zabbix agent and Windows by Zabbix agent active have been updated and now include the system.sw.os item and a new trigger for monitoring system version changes.


A new template has been added: Google Cloud Platform (GCP) by HTTP.

The template Azure by HTTP now also works with Azure Cosmos DB for MongoDB.