Release Notes for Zabbix 1.5

Zabbix Team is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 1.5.

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 1.5. 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

DEV-127 improved system status widget in dashboard screen
DEV-125 added "Discovery status" widget
DEV-123 screen "queue" moved to administration section
DEV-126 moved graphs,maps,screens to dashboard, implemented quick add to favourites
DEV-116 added option to remember user login
DEV-117 added support of BufferSize and BufferSend parameters
DEV-118 added dashboard screen to monitoring
DEV-117 support of data buffering on agent side
DEV-115 enhanced sender to use only one TCP connection
DEV-112 added themes option in frontend
DEV-114 special processing of simple SNMP OIDs like ifDescr, ifInOctets, etc
DEV-114 monitoring of SNMP objects having flexible Index
DEV-104 added maintenance mode
DEV-103 added support of disabling login rights for a users group
DEV-102 added support of UTF8 for GUI
DEV-97 added screen for easier creation of locales
DEV-96 added availability to disable default user "guest"
DEV-95 added group status enabled/disabled
DEV-94 added processing of the "database down" event
DEV-93 added availability to select all hosts in specified group in "Monitoring" section
DEV-91 added printable view for pages
DEV-89 improved trigger tables view
DEV-88 removed duplicated entry "Login"
DEV-87 fixed problem with unlinking templates
DEV-52 added "Unlimited number of link styles for maps"
DEV-86 DM: Synchronizing all history data with master node
bulk acknowledge with empty comment
performance improvement of processing events in frontend
DEV-66 added sorting to screens
The last character for last value is unreadable
DEV-60 added availability of setting hosts view style in overview
DEV-53 added different style for dependent triggers in "Status of triggers"
DEV-62 added availability to select all hosts in "Availability report"
DEV-54 added zoom for graphs
DEV-48 Support of Ping and Traceroute in Status of Triggers screen
DEV-57 added better "hosts info" selection in screens
DEV-56 added better item selection in screens
DEV-48 added scripts form,scripts list, script call menu
DEV-44 more flexible generation of trigger events
DEV-45 added new design of Status of Triggers
DEV-47 added support of selection of events and bulk acknowledge of events
DEV-1 added new graph bar
support of database cache for history and trends
basic support of database caching
added pie graphs
added new columns graphs.show_legend, graphs.show_3d
added frontend-side support of quotes and trigger expression validation
added availability to show negative values in graphs
developed database monitoring via ODBC
added availability to export/import templates for hosts
changed how is showed messages
added login/logout

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

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