ZABBIX 2.2.8rc1





05 December 2014

Zabbix SIA is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 2.2.8rc1 (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 2.2.8rc1. 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 2.2.8rc1

:: Enhanced SNMP monitoring

Added support for SNMP values of type OID.

:: Updated translations

Updated Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Polish and Russian translations.

:: List of Improvements included into 2.2.8rc1

  • [ZBX-4054] added support for SNMP values of type OID
  • [ZBX-1357] updated Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Polish and Russian translations; thanks to Zabbix translators

:: Complete List of Bug Fixes and Improvements included into 2.2.8rc1

  • [ZBX-4054] added support for SNMP values of type OID
  • [ZBX-1357] updated Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Polish and Russian translations; thanks to Zabbix translators
  • [ZBX-8873] fixed incorrect event being generated after maintenance in case there are out of order events due to proxy
  • [ZBX-8882] fixed message logging on DB2 errors
  • [ZBX-8992] made Zabbix prefer the threshold sensor over a discrete sensor, in case both are available under the same name
  • [ZBX-8506] fixed memory leak in wmi.get[]; thanks to Pedro Nunes for patch
  • [ZBX-9016] fixed items not being processed again in case these items or their hosts are disabled and then reenabled
  • [ZBX-5077] fixed percentile calculation formula and corrected accessed index, by which value is selected
  • [ZBX-8486] fixed re-linking templates with web scenarios
  • [ZBX-8919] fixed range selection in graphs in IE10 and IE11
  • [ZBX-9017] fixed hostgroup.create and hostgroup.update API calls allowing setting readonly "internal" param
  • [ZBX-9004] fixed visible corners in table cells in eventlog history
  • [ZBX-8928] fixed history-related macros to obey the ZBX_HISTORY_PERIOD
  • [ZBX-8952] fixed bug where an action condition of matching parent templates of a trigger worked with only the first template
  • [ZBX-8982] turned strict OID validation off for single-variable SNMP requests
  • [ZBX-8328] fixed UTF-8 string truncation for IBM DB2 databases to fit the column width
  • [ZBX-8850] fixed fatal error in graph generation when there is no data and ZBX_UNITS_ROUNDOFF_LOWER_LIMIT is set to "2"
  • [ZBX-8476] fixed queue being calculated incorrectly when there is even a slight time difference between server and proxy
  • [ZBX-8832] fixed template application inheritance when linking template other templates
  • [ZBX-8978] fixed propagation of the interfaces into discovered hosts in same order as in the parent host
  • [ZBX-8849] fixed redundant linking with -lcrypto when linking with Net-SNMP
  • [ZBX-8913] fixed JSON validation sometimes failing to process utf-8 sequences
  • [ZBX-6542] updated description of HousekeepingFrequency parameter in the default server and proxy configuration files
  • [ZBX-8833] fixed dynamic SNMP item cache working incorrectly for hosts with multiple SNMP interfaces, optimized cache performance
  • [ZBX-8904] fixed item.get API to not read all host interfaces when option "selectInterfaces" is used
  • [ZBX-8538] added Net-SNMP retry of 1 for cases where Zabbix will not be retrying itself
  • [ZBX-8538] changed the strategy to decrease the optimal number of variables two times only
  • [ZBX-8232] fixed performance issues in maps
  • [ZBX-8948] fixed memory leak when checking Template condition during action processing
  • [ZBX-6353] improved history cache performance when it's flooded with data from less than 1000 items

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 to Zabbix 2.2 LTS or Zabbix 2.4. Please contact Sales for pricing and more details.


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