Release Notes for Zabbix 1.3.8

Zabbix Team is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 1.3.8.

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 1.3.8. Download it from downloads.

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

Fixes and minor improvements

increased server side key length up to 256
fixed active check communication
fixed eventlog
same step colour for both graphs in Monitoring->WEB
support of more flexible trigger function count(period,value)
finished WEB monitoring
changed type of httptest.lastfailedstep to integer
added check for a list of status codes for WEB monitoring
added acknowledge management for overview screen
added default groups for users 'guest' and 'Admin'
added http status code configuration for web monitoring
new column httpstep.status_codes
set DENY permission as default for ZABBIX users
fixed Error in "Cancel" after ack of a trigger
fixed index.php looping on db connection failing
button "Update" renamed to "Refresh" in data export
fixed translation behaviour for housekeeper configurations
fixed time movement for history
added availability to use ')(!' characters in item keys
improved management of trigger

Installation and Upgrade Notes


See Zabbix Manual for full details.


Recompile Zabbix binaries and update front-end PHP files. Execute a database patch if migrating from Zabbix 1.8.x. See Zabbix Manual for a detailed upgrade procedure.

Commercial support

Zabbix Company provides a full range of Professional Services. We also provide trouble-free Upgrade Service for easy migration from earlier versions of Zabbix. Please contact Sales for pricing and more details.


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