Release Notes for Zabbix 1.8

Zabbix Team is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 1.8.

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 1.8. 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

DEV-316 added logging of executed commands on agent side. Parameter LogRemoteCommands
DEV-316 implemented displaying of history of remote commands
ZBX-1444 added map link macro {host:key.func(param)}
ZBX-1299 fixed "configure" script key "--with-ssh2[=ARG]", custom library path can be provided
ZBX-1409 fixed administrators cannot edit hosts
ZBX-1450 add disabling IPMI items if support of IPMI parameters was not compiled in
DEV-357 added UTF8 support
ZBX-1449 fixed possibility of editing templated graphs
ZBX-1174 fixed "Add host" operation in "Discovery" module, ports are now never updated when the host already exists
ZBX-1357 updated French translation. Thanks to alixen
ZBX-1306 fixed showing triggers that recently changed state as errors in dashboard
ZBX-1030 fixed security vulnerability in server allowing remote unauthenticated users to execute scripts. Thanks to Nicob
ZBX-1437 fixed errors in events screen
ZBX-1433 fixed error viewing event
ZBX-954 improve wording on frontend buttons and elsewhere
ZBX-1369 make more strings translatable
ZBX-1407 fixed misc issues with popup
ZBX-1265 fixed undefined variable on user delete through API
ZBX-1419 fix MySQL upgrade patch
ZBX-1350 drop and recreate help_items table upon upgrade
ZBX-1418 fixed errors in frontend install wizard
ZBX-1316 changed to standard trigger edit form
ZBX-1417 fixed permission check in configuration of actions
ZBX-1290 fixed maintenance permission check

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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