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    Zabbix 1.8.3rc1 released

    Zabbix SIA is proud to announce the availability of Zabbix 1.8.3rc1 (Release Candidate).

    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 1.8.3rc1.

    This release fixes numerous issues of Zabbix 1.8.x and introduces new interesting features. A nice overview of the new features is at

    This release is not for production use. It is a Release Candidate!

    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_cksum_1 ON node_cksum;
    CREATE INDEX node_cksum_1 on node_cksum (nodeid,cksumtype,tablename,recordid);

    DROP INDEX node_cksum_cksum_1;
    CREATE INDEX node_cksum_1 on node_cksum (nodeid,cksumtype,tablename,recordid);

    DROP INDEX node_cksum_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 1.8.3

    :: Passive mode for Proxies

    Zabbix Proxy can be configured, so that it will initiate all connections to the Server. See details.

    :: Improved Server and Proxy performance

    Zabbix performance was significantly improved by better memory caching as well as decreased load to the database server. Zabbix server processes requires much less memory. See details.

    :: More options for the Dashboard

    Number of unacknowledged triggers can be optionally displayed in the Dashboard. See details.

    :: Better search

    Global provide suggestions, based on the entered string. Search results became more readable and easy to use. See details.

    :: Front-end improvements

    Maps support ability to mark map elements that have their state changed recently. Now it is also possible to use auto-aligning for icon placement. See details for a preview of other important changes.

    :: Reworked configuration section

    Access to template is much easier now, it is a separate menu item. See details.

    :: Support of sound and visual messages

    Zabbix front-end supports sound and visual messages in all screens. You won't miss any serious issue anymore! It is configurable on per-user level in user profile.

    :: Complete List of Improvements and Bug Fixes

    • [ZBX-2731] fixed permissions problem with hostgroup names containing '[]'
    • [ZBX-2733] fixed the timer process so that it does not recalculate extraneous triggers for an item
    • [ZBX-2729] improved host-group and host filter selection
    • [DEV-465] added messaging system
    • [ZBX-2697] forbid creation of maintenance without hosts\groups
    • [ZBX-2711] added links to host profile in dashboard "last 20 issues" host menu
    • [ZBX-2719] fixed events delay for one minute in frontend
    • [ZBX-2720] in actions conditions trigger host is now displayed
    • [ZBX-2685] fixed map elements not always change position when coords are manually set
    • [ZBX-2664] fixed viewed period and filter status reset in web monitoring
    • [ZBX-2683] removed dead entries and added some translated strings for the Latvian translation
    • [ZBX-2682] added Czech translation; thanks to Jakub Kalas
    • [ZBX-2669] fixed not showing map label when background image is used
    • [ZBXNEXT-436] added unacknwledged problem display for maps
    • [ZBX-2561] refactored usergroups api, improved items deletion
    • [ZBX-2634] fixed instability of Zabbix processes on Solaris due to them crashing in signal handlers
    • [ZBX-2670] make it clear in the 'configure' help output that full path to odbc_config should be specified
    • [ZBX-2666] fixed detection of resolv.h and net/if.h
    • [ZBX-2657] fixed bugs with non closing item select popups in bar reports
    • [ZBXNEXT-425] added new macros for acknowledged events count
    • [ZBX-2642] fixed items multiplier field
    • [ZBX-2639] now when do full clone template, linkage list is cleared
    • [ZBX-2598] fixed labels with linebreak in maps
    • [ZBXNEXT-426] added dashboard option to show unack problems
    • [ZBX-2555] fixed simple checks for FTP, POP, and NNTP protocols so that they close sessions properly
    • [ZBX-2553] fixed simple checks ignoring server replies
    • [ZBX-2612] fixed system.stat showing cpu idle and I/O wait time over 100% on AIX
    • [ZBX-1324] replaced more user visible strings ZABBIX with Zabbix
    • [ZBX-2616] bundled DejaVu font upgraded from 2.30 to 2.31
    • [ZBX-2562] improved sessions store
    • [ZBXNEXT-424] enhanced status of trigger filter
    • [ZBX-2599] fixed processing of hexadecimal or octal data by proxy
    • [ZBX-2597] fixed processing of telnet results with long prompts
    • [ZBX-2595] fixed logformat field showing
    • [ZBX-2593] fixed possibility to copy item between templates that are linked to same host
    • [ZBX-2585] removed spaces from charts title & fixed date format for chart4.php
    • [ZBX-2592] added support of comma character (,) for scripts in action remote commands
    • [ZBX-2575] removed outdated and undocumented environment variables from alert scripts
    • [ZBX-2574] improved fixed graph Y axis measurement
    • [ZBX-2576] small text changes in administration/audit
    • [ZBX-1857] fixed item form correct processing, removed refreshing when item type is changed
    • [ZBX-2528] fixed default language loading before using phrases, warning messages removed which were displayed after login
    • [ZBXNEXT-343] added possibility to unlink and clear templates when mass update hosts templates
    • [ZBX-1930] all top indents of icon labels now is equal
    • [ZBX-2152] fixed names of SNMPv3 security levels
    • [ZBX-2563] fixed warnings in m4/libunixodbc.m4 with newer autotools
    • [ZBX-2543] fixed password reset when edit user profile and auth type is not internal
    • [ZBX-2524] fixed deleting media types
    • [ZBX-2557] fixed incorrect message when add proxy with name that already exist
    • [ZBX-2492] fixed japanese translation, all sprintf and their placeholders have been removed from phrases from all languages
    • [ZBX-2551] fixed not shown errors in configuration/triggers
    • [ZBX-2552] fixed multiple events for triggers with complicated expressions
    • [ZBX-2532] fixed outdated information in "server info" screen element
    • [ZBXNEXT-377] added support of passive mode for proxies
    • [ZBX-2556] added dropdown length limit in frontend
    • [ZBX-2548] fixed sorting in items popup when adding items to simple graph, disabled dropdown with tooltip showing filtration added as well
    • [ZBX-2547] fixed errors in installation
    • [ZBX-2277] fixed menu position on screen
    • [ZBX-2339] fixed height of row in resource "Plain text" in screens
    • [ZBX-2459] fixed setting trigger value to unknown on disabling
    • [ZBX-2414] added PHP session module check as requirement in dashboard and installation
    • [ZBX-2526] fixed graph refresh problem when referred from screens page
    • [ZBX-2525] improved actions API code
    • [ZBX-2324] fixed guest user settings not being stored
    • [DEV-461] improved map creation/editing by adding align option
    • [ZBX-2518] fixed new map saving
    • [ZBX-2469] fixed screen API
    • [ZBXNEXT-396] added optional parameters 'from' and 'to' to zabbix[queue]
    • [ZBX-2511] fixed compilation on FreeBSD with IPv6 due to FD_SETSIZE being undefined
    • [ZBX-2503] fixed server and proxy crash with Oracle in cases DBUser and DBPassword parameters were not specified
    • [ZBX-2074] fixed wed scenarios showing incorrect speed
    • [ZBX-2486] fixed syntax error in 1.6 PostgreSQL upgrade script
    • [ZBX-2336] fixed 'system.hostname' being empty on Windows hosts with names longer than 15 characters
    • [ZBX-2251] removed error displaying in area of graphics
    • [ZBX-1327] page is now remembered correctly after performing actions
    • [ZBX-1211] fixed cell spacing in empty cells
    • [ZBX-2372] fixed bug with date in local language, now short and long month names shown correctly
    • [ZBX-2040] annoying "double check" popups removed from copy to & mass update actions of items and triggers
    • [ZBX-2482] fixes in chart graphs avg calc
    • [ZBX-1477] fixed moving screen elements with spans
    • [ZBXNEXT-279] added links to parent elements for item and trigger form
    • [ZBX-2376] port parameter to tcp and tcp_perf is now mandatory
    • [ZBX-2376] added ldap, ldap_perf, ntp, and ntp_perf simple checks
    • [ZBX-808] renamed service.ntp parameter of net.tcp.service{.perf} to ntp
    • [ZBX-2011] plain ASCII subjects are no longer base64-encoded, fixes issues with email to SMS gateways
    • [ZBXNEXT-319] multirow inserts are now used for PostgreSQL 8.2 and higher
    • [ZBXNEXT-392] our daemons no longer crash after "strace -p"
    • [ZBXNEXT-138] our daemons can now listen on multiple IPs, see ListenIP configuration parameter
    • [ZBX-2031] fixed comparison of empty strings with Oracle that led to duplicate rows in dservices
    • [ZBX-2409] fixed server crash when deleting unreachable hosts in discovery
    • [DEV-461] changes in GUI configuration menu
    • [ZBX-2473] fixed timescroll most right position when "now"
    • [ZBX-1193] improved macros form
    • [ZBX-2035] fixed host full cloning
    • [ZBX-1986] fixed empty Y axis if item values are zeros
    • [ZBX-2492] updated Japanese translation; thanks to Kodai Terashima
    • [ZBX-1357] update Hungarian translation; thanks to Laszlo Szabo
    • [ZBX-2489] fixed server crash when receiving data using the old protocol
    • [ZBX-2474,ZBXNEXT-378] fixed page refresh on filter change, now all filters hiding and showing works without refresh
    • [ZBX-2488] changed filter from Web Monitoring to External Check
    • [ZBX-2483] fixed showing latest data by filter when clicking from dashboard with GUI option 'Dropdown first entry' -> None
    • [ZBX-1529] fixed macros expand to nothing in templates
    • [ZBX-2461] fixed complex bugs with trigger expressions
    • [ZBX-1357] updated German translation; thanks to Peter Schultz
    • [ZBX-2319] fixed escaping locales on download
    • [ZBX-2460] fixed auto adding host group to updated host
    • [ZBX-2367] improved using DISTINCT rule in queries in API
    • [ZBX-2408] fixed mute button in status of triggers page
    • [ZBX-2477] fixed dynamic graphs disappear from screens
    • [ZBX-1346] clarify some parameter values in the example configuration files
    • [ZBX-2471] fix location of the space in a translatable string
    • [ZBX-954] fix Hungarian language name
    • [ZBX-2457] change 'type' keyword to 'ENGINE' for table creation in MySQL schema
    • [ZBX-2466] fixed item filter form
    • [ZBX-1607] now trigger line is visible in all Zabbix themes in all states and severity in corresponding severity colour mixed with opposite color which stored in defines in hex
    • [ZBX-2105] fixed acknowledging events from dashboard for different nodes
    • [ZBX-2441] fixed handling of begin/commit/rollback statements with temporarily unavailable SQL server
    • [ZBX-2432] fixed warning message in templates when template has linked templates
    • [ZBX-2325] improved groups/hosts selecting for filter dropdowns
    • [ZBX-2433] fixed time not updated on slides when now is selected
    • [ZBX-2452] fixed parsing of integer values from SNMP's Hex-STRING
    • [ZBX-2313] forbid to add graph from templates to screen
    • [ZBX-1503] added information message after host delete action, about host being deleted
    • [ZBX-2418] fixed bug with JavaScript URL parser, anchor was recognized as part of file
    • [ZBXNEXT-323] improved bad performance of the trends for large number of items
    • [ZBXNEXT-327] more intuitive load balancing of pollers with a single item queue
    • [ZBXNEXT-326] more efficient synchronization of configuration data
    • [ZBX-2153] fixed server crash due to unaligned memory access
    • [ZBX-2092] fixed label line height in maps, now all lines have the same line height
    • [DEV-377] improved global search
    • [ZBX-1510] fixed history view bound by minute issue
    • [ZBX-2339] fixed row height for type of information "text"
    • [ZBX-2201] improved history page
    • [ZBX-2359] fixed graph lines for fixed Y axis with items draw functions "All"
    • [ZBXNEXT-335] links starting with http(s) are now clickable in hosts inventory
    • [ZBX-1537] fixed multiple displaying of same host, from which were deleted graph, when deleting mass graphs
    • [ZBX-1263] fixed misleading log messages that referenced agent for any kind of unsupported item
    • [ZBXNEXT-58] added zabbix[{history_log,history_text,history_uint,trends_uint }] internal checks
    • [ZBX-2446] fixed compilation on AIX 5.3 with OS level 5300-05 or earlier
    • [ZBX-2027] fixed selecting wrong host after cancelling trigger comment
    • [ZBX-2253] fixed delete confirmation dialogue referring to empty element
    • [ZBX-2370] fixed duration value in monitoring events for multiple problem triggers
    • [ZBX-507] made UserParameters work with zabbix_agent(d) -p and -t
    • [ZBX-2326] fixed XSS vulnerability in triggers page; later independently discovered by VUPEN Security
    • [ZBX-2326] fixed dynamic chart titles, now all symbols are rendered correctly
    • [ZBX-2250] value mapping is now applied for {ITEM.LASTVALUE} macro inside triggers description
    • [ZBX-1436] fixed trigger events display after next steps monitoring -> triggers -> click on any event time
    • [ZBX-1532] added screen name to visual screen editing form (when adding screen rows and cols)
    • [ZBX-2438] fixed configuration of ssh2 on FreeBSD. Thanks to Alex Deiter
    • [ZBX-2423] added custom colour input for link elements
    • [ZBX-2100] fixed group with templates but without hosts breaks map editing issue
    • [ZBX-1591] fixed "advanced icons" for image type map elements
    • [ZBX-2379] fixed trigger expression editing with trigger builder
    • [ZBX-1882] fixed selecting items from disabled hosts for graphs
    • [ZBX-1126] fixed large numbers processing for values stored as 'Delta'
    • [ZBXNEXT-241] extended proxy screen to show proxy vps and item count
    • [DEV-460] improved host-group and maps icons info in Zabbix maps
    • [ZBXNEXT-338] added caching of eventids
    • [ZBX-1438] fixed not deleting data from trends_uint table when deleting an item
    • [ZBX-2276] fixed dashboard discovery status header
    • [ZBX-2377] fixed converting html special chars in graphs' legend
    • [ZBX-2311] fixed Host group empty value selection for items filtering
    • [ZBXNEXT-313] implemented string pool for configuration cache
    • [ZBX-2417] fixed timeout handling for passive checks on agent side
    • [ZBX-1873] added slideshow delay multiplier and fixed slides not showing graphs
    • [ZBX-2282] fixed availability updating of IPMI hosts, monitored by proxy
    • [ZBX-2412] fixed deleting maps with API
    • [ZBX-2341] fixed cutting 20 bytes instead of 20 symbols in char/log/text item values
    • [ZBX-2407] fixed repeated message on cookie size limit
    • [ZBX-2406] removed filter from plaintext history
    • [ZBX-2263] fixed permission checks in bar reports
    • [ZBX-2270] fixed item filtering
    • [ZBX-2401] fixed host name in dynamic graphs in screens
    • [ZBXNEXT-325] added StartDBSyncers parameter for parallel writing to DB
    • [ZBX-1906] fixed possibility to add identical checks for discovery
    • [ZBX-2384] fixed status of triggers elements in screens
    • [ZBX-1824] fixed parsing map labels containing item references with user macros
    • [ZBXNEXT-321] decreased number of selects from DB while processing trends data
    • [ZBX-1505] fixed user macros not resolved in frontend
    • [ZBX-1902] fixed some possibilities to create incorrect linkage
    • [ZBX-2386] rows per page limit increased
    • [ZBX-2306] fixed zoom position
    • [ZBX-2306] improved starting zoom on edges
    • [ZBX-2132] added date format constants to locales, changed zbx_date2str function to meet regional formats and date translation
    • [ZBXNEXT-311] improved speedup dbconfig synchronization
    • [ZBX-2360] added multiple acknowledging for OK>UNKNOWN>OK and PROBLEM>UNKNOWN>PROBLEM events
    • [ZBX-2374,ZBX-2633] updated Ukrainian translation; thanks to zalex_ua
    • [ZBX-2347] fixed last 20 issues in event details showing less than 20 issues
    • [DEV-459] made improvements in discovery page generation
    • [ZBX-2148] added preview button in graphs form
    • [ZBX-2337] fixed error when selecting a web item in trigger configuration
    • [ZBX-2306] fixed links for graphs in screens
    • [ZBX-633] removed linkage of OpenIPMI library to Agents in "configure" script
    • [ZBX-633] more debug information in checks_ipmi.c module
    • [ZBX-2362] fixed processing of logrt[] checks under Windows
    • [ZBX-2356] fixed error while performing group actions when creating an item
    • [ZBX-2355] fixed error when trying to massupdate trigger severity
    • [ZBX-2354,ZBX-2635,ZBX-2648] updated Russian translation; thanks to dotneft and zalex_ua
    • [ZBX-2352] fixed typo in the default locale
    • [ZBX-2312] fixed event order in "monitoring triggers" and "last 20 events"
    • [ZBX-2264] added opportunity to translate class.cuser.php and
    • [ZBXNEXT-311] improved the speed of dbconfig synchronization
    • [ZBX-2378] renamed calculated item field 'Expression' to 'Formula', changed trigger option 'Multiple TRUE events' to use 'PROBLEM' instead
    • [ZBX-2329] fixed screen renaming
    • [ZBX-2315] fixed multiple issues with JS scrollbar
    • [ZBX-2321] fixed log items appearing in the wrong order
    • [DEV-458] added marks on maps if elements trigger changed status recently
    • [ZBX-2290] added export/import of map images
    • [ZBX-2290] fixed image update with oracle db
    • [ZBX-2317] updated French translation; thanks to alixen
    • [ZBX-2283] fixed incorrect time calculating in slidebar
    • [ZBX-2261] fixed username hiding in acknowledge comments
    • [ZBX-2305] fixed actions getting lost in an event-busy environment
    • [ZBX-2303] fixed GET/POST methods in processing web scenario steps. Thanks to Hannu Ylitalo
    • [ZBXNEXT-293] processes now provide more information on why they terminate
    • [ZBX-2304] fixed "no permission" error when screen contains simple graphs with web item
    • [ZBX-2268] denied creation of pie/exploded graphs with more than one sum item
    • [ZBX-2298] added constant to defines to be able configure default Y axis position: left or right
    • [ZBX-2174] fixed a small memory leak in SNMP checks
    • [ZBX-1648,ZBX-2300] fixed caching of "Database monitor" items. Thanks to Kirill Fateev
    • [ZBX-2290] fixed screen cells moving
    • [ZBX-2301] fixed "configure" script with libssh2-1.0.0 library
    • [ZBX-2296] fixed possible heavy loaded server crash when using internal checks
    • [ZBX-2295] added additional units to graphs Y axis
    • [ZBX-2285] fixed sending of active items multiple times
    • [ZBX-2266] fixed server crash when processing malformed calculated items
    • [ZBX-1346] use single quotes in example frontend configuration file
    • [ZBX-2274] fixed trigger expression corruption with trigger wizard
    • [ZBX-2273] add support of macro {TRIGGER.EVENTS.UNACK} for map labels
    • [ZBX-2279] fixed error when changing graph name case
    • [ZBX-2252] fixed server crash and infinite looping in telnet checks
    • [ZBX-2275] fixed loss of the log-data if Zabbix server is unavailable
    • [DEV-457] improved dashboard favourite selection
    • [DEV-457] improvements in dynamic map link indicators form
    • [ZBX-2258] fixed applications import
    • [ZBX-1357,ZBXNEXT-376,ZBXNEXT-412] update Brazilian Portuguese translation; thanks to edson
    • [ZBX-2254] added update time for monitoring triggers screen
    • [ZBX-1886] added js translations
    • [ZBX-2245] added missing functions in trigger expression builder
    • [ZBX-2190] fixed trigger expression check for syntax
    • [ZBX-2242] fixed agent crash on HP-UX when processing logrt[] items
    • [ZBXNEXT-288] improved server performance by not storing function lastvalue in database
    • [ZBX-1753] added permission check for trigger sound notifications
    • [ZBX-2246] added trigger wizard for logrt item
    • [ZBX-2241] fixed graph X axis for big periods
    • [ZBX-2241] fixed text collide in graphs
    • [ZBX-2232] fixed bug with last event duration time in event details
    • [ZBX-2243] fixed bug when cannot select template for item filter by host
    • [ZBX-2240] fixed "undefined index" in monitoring latest data
    • [ZBX-954] fix minor typos

    Installation and Upgrade Notes


    See Zabbix Manual for full details.


    Recompile Zabbix binaries and update front-end PHP files. Execute a database patch if migating 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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