ZABBIX 2.2.7rc2





20 October 2014

Zabbix SIA is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 2.2.7rc2 (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 2.2.7rc2. 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

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

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

What's New in 2.2.7

:: Optional SNMP bulk requests

Added configuration file option EnableSNMPBulkRequests to disable SNMP bulk requests.

:: Increased command length of remote commands

Increased limitation of command length for remote commands with agent.

:: Updated translations

Updated Chinese (Taiwan), Italian and Polish translations.

:: List of Improvements included into 2.2.7rc2

  • [ZBXNEXT-2478] added configuration file option to disable SNMP bulk requests
  • [ZBX-8503] increased limitation of command length for remote commands with agent
  • [ZBX-1357] updated Chinese (Taiwan), Italian and Polish translations; thanks to Zabbix translators

:: Complete List of Bug Fixes and Improvements included into 2.2.7rc2

  • [ZBX-8916] fixed "lastlogsize" not being updated in the configuration cache when values are received from the agent
  • [ZBXNEXT-2478] added configuration file option to disable SNMP bulk requests
  • [ZBX-8503] increased limitation of command length for remote commands with agent
  • [ZBX-1357] updated Chinese (Taiwan), Italian and Polish translations; thanks to Zabbix translators
  • [ZBX-8877] fixed filters not hiding/showing for IE11
  • [ZBX-8885] fixed building of Zabbix daemons with IBM DB2 support on systems with newer gcc compilers
  • [ZBX-8072] fixed bug when long messages were not truncated to 2KB when inserting into alerts table on DB2 databases
  • [ZBX-6174] fixed "skipDependent" option in trigger.get API call to correctly handle cases when triggers on which they depend are disabled
  • [ZBX-8887] fixed error messages when saving graph with invalid width and height
  • [ZBX-5561] fixed configuration failure during cross compilation; thanks to Christof Lauber for the patch
  • [ZBX-8860] fixed flexible interval updating with mass update
  • [ZBX-8621] added validation of received SNMP responses and warnings in case SNMP responses are bad
  • [ZBX-8754] fixed crash in escalator when processing an alert without an user, but with a media type set
  • [ZBX-8797] fixed erroneous phantom node ID detection from request parameter when using node-based system converted to nodeless
  • [ZBX-8822] fixed error message being set for vm.memory.size[] items on FreeBSD
  • [ZBX-8693] fixed "Add" button in Configuration->Triggers->Create Trigger->Add for IE11
  • [ZBX-8815] fixed adding of host groups to the host by discovery action
  • [ZBX-8727] fixed item multiplier value validation to support scientific notation correctly
  • [ZBX-8514] fixed bug where server would turn a passive proxy into a host if the proxy machine is running an agent that is discovered via network discovery
  • [ZBX-8773] fixed inventory mode resetting when adding template to a host
  • [ZBX-8798] fixed evaluation of trigger expressions where a suffixed number is followed by a subtraction
  • [ZBX-8719] optimized value cache database requests
  • [ZBX-8659] fixed graphs in screens not respecting "Show legend" setting when in dynamic mode
  • [ZBX-8679] removed outdated and unused images
  • [ZBX-8700] fixed possible SQL error in details of web scenario
  • [ZBX-8650] fixed undefined index in user.get method when using 'search' option, removed redundant code in CUserMedia class and corrected user link in user groups page
  • [ZBX-8701] fixed disabled web scenarios being displayed in the web monitoring widget
  • [ZBX-3407] fixed NVPS query to not fail on DB2
  • [ZBX-8646] added a warning on UNIX/GNU/Linux platforms if logrt[] directory has no 'execute' permission
  • [ZBX-8541] fixed queue calculation when hosts with active items return from no data maintenance
  • [ZBX-8414] fixed value cache statistics update when database contains only part of requested data
  • [ZBX-8414] fixed value cache single value request returning FAIL for not found items in low memory mode
  • [ZBX-8616] fixed link to host items in Inventory->Hosts host view
  • [ZBX-8595] fixed incorrect event message when handling eventlog

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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