ZABBIX 2.2.3





07 April 2014

Zabbix SIA is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 2.2.3.

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 2.2.3. Download it from

This release fixes known issues of Zabbix 2.2.x and introduces new minor features. A nice overview of the new functionality is at

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

What's New in 2.2.3

:: Much more efficient SNMP monitoring

SNMP monitoring performance is significantly improved by introducing bulk requests with at most 128 items.

:: Much better performance with Oracle backend

You may expect more than 5x faster processing of historical data and much less resources usage by Oracle database.

:: Increased maximum cache size limit to 8GB

The increased memory limit allows to take advantage of physical memory with large Zabbix setups having millions of items and triggers.

:: Updated translations

Updated Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, Slovak and Turkish translations.

:: List of Improvements included into 2.2.3

  • [ZBXNEXT-2137] increased maximum cache size limit to 8gb
  • [ZBXNEXT-166] implemented variable binding for bulk inserts with Oracle database
  • [ZBXNEXT-98] implemented bulk requests for SNMP monitoring
  • [ZBXNEXT-1889] made and scripts for Java gateway work in /bin/sh
  • [ZBX-7597] added description of the returned value types to the agentd manpage
  • [ZBX-1357] updated Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, Slovak and Turkish translations; thanks to Zabbix translators

:: Complete List of Bug Fixes and Improvements included into 2.2.3

  • [ZBX-8006] fixed memory leak in proxy when handling ssh, telnet and database monitor items
  • [ZBXNEXT-166] fixed proxy not storing items with text value type
  • [ZBXNEXT-2137] increased maximum cache size limit to 8gb from 2gb
  • [ZBXNEXT-166] implemented variable binding for bulk inserts with Oracle database
  • [ZBXNEXT-98] implemented bulk requests for SNMP monitoring
  • [ZBXNEXT-1889] made and scripts for Java gateway work in /bin/sh
  • [ZBX-7597] added description of the returned value types to the agentd manpage
  • [ZBX-1357] updated Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, Slovak and Turkish translations; thanks to Zabbix translators
  • [ZBX-7896] fixed translated error messages not being rendered correctly in images
  • [ZBX-7777] increased maximum data transfer limit per connection to remain consistent with 2.0
  • [ZBX-7972] fixed not being able to full clone a template with an application if a destination host is specified
  • [ZBX-7409] fixed inherited web items being added to incorrect applications when updating a template web scenario
  • [ZBX-7966] fixed possibility to copy a templated graph
  • [ZBX-7930] improved execution time in Maintenance page
  • [ZBX-7831] fixed regexp compilation errors for installations that use PHP with PCRE older than 7.0
  • [ZBX-7884] fixed incorrect layering of modal window and made modal windows draggable and opaque
  • [ZBX-7879] fixed creating and updating applications with multibyte characters in template which is linked to host while mbstring.func_overload set greater than 1
  • [ZBX-7919] fixed hashset entry allocation overhead
  • [ZBX-7918] fixed value cache reporting more free space than actually available
  • [ZBX-7832] fixed screen item row- and colspans not being adjusted when reducing the size of a screen
  • [ZBX-7620] improved error messaging and debug logging for VMware items
  • [ZBX-7897] fixed memory leak in trapper for log file items
  • [ZBX-7872] removed discovery item prototype from calculation of required performace (NVPS)
  • [ZBX-5778] removed counting items in queue if host is in maintenance with no data collection
  • [ZBX-7849] fixed not being able to save actions with a "Maintenance status" condition after upgrading from 2.0
  • [ZBX-6151] fixed graph prototype and trigger prototype validation so item prototypes are no longer allowed from multiple discovery rules and fixed graph and graph prototype update validation allowing to pass only 'gitemid' parameter without 'itemid'
  • [ZBX-7737] fixed host inventory item update order to prevent database deadlocks
  • [ZBX-5804] added overflow/wrapping detection to calculated items
  • [ZBX-7659] fixed handling of hosts without any interfaces
  • [ZBX-7740] fixed agent crash if logrt and log items are not supported
  • [ZBX-6731] faster processing of log files by agent on Unix
  • [ZBX-6729] faster processing of log files by agent on Microsoft Windows
  • [ZBX-5379] added stale PID file detection for Java gateway
  • [ZBX-5558] fixed Java gateway error messages not being shown in the console on startup
  • [ZBX-7840] fixed icmppingloss[] calculation when a DNS name is pingable by both IPv4 and IPv6
  • [ZBX-7883] fixed JS error when adding slides in configuration page
  • [ZBX-7836] fixed possible crash when a value older than the last item value was added to the value cache
  • [ZBX-7851] fixed item, trigger and discovery rule sorting by "Status" field
  • [ZBX-7858] fixed some triggers not being displayed in Monitoring -> Triggers
  • [ZBX-6933] added substitution of eventlog parameter insertion strings
  • [ZBX-7853] changed log level from warning to information when listener, active checks and collector processes start
  • [ZBX-7614] fixed incorrect activation of inactive host if its item has bad syntax
  • [ZBX-7829] fixed reserving of new ids for standalone installations
  • [ZBX-6742] fixed templated graph item validation when items seem to belong to multiple hosts
  • [ZBX-7674] implemented batch processing of IT services to resolve deadlocks and improve performance
  • [ZBX-7808] fixed latest data columns width proportions
  • [ZBX-7817] fixed SQL errors while linking applications to a host
  • [ZBX-7754] fixed possibility to add a trigger expression with log function selected and improved error messaging in trigger expression pop-up
  • [ZBX-7768] fixed item valuemap import
  • [ZBX-7727] added SQL connection errors displaying for Oracle and DB2
  • [ZBX-5789] improved performance of processing discovered graphs by the low-level discovery rule
  • [ZBX-5789] fixed updating of low-level discovered graphs: the graph identifier never will change
  • [ZBX-7772] fixed HTTP authentication error
  • [ZBX-7670] added typecasts to void pointers when used in arithmetic to avoid compile warnings/errors
  • [ZBX-7572] fixed processing of JSON object by trapper
  • [ZBX-7763] fixed checking the wrong exit code of php_get_sem()
  • [ZBX-7770] removed item key from simple check item type
  • [ZBX-7242] fixed jQuery sortable objects not to change with when dragging them
  • [ZBX-7736] fixed incorrectly working global regular expression type "Any character string included"
  • [ZBX-7756] fixed SQL error in Monitoring > Maps page
  • [ZBX-7708] fixed trigger prototype error message and trigger form default description value
  • [ZBX-7739] removed unused label in screen configuration page when no elements exist
  • [ZBX-7651] fixed item configuration flexible interval adding
  • [ZBX-7630] fixed latest issues link on monitoring events

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.

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 2000, Server 2003, XP, Vista, Server 2008, 7, 8, Server 2012

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 2.2.x. Please contact Sales for pricing and more details.


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