Release Notes for Zabbix 1.7.3

Zabbix Team is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 1.7.3.

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 1.7.3. 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-369 added item check "log.regexp" with file log rotation, the parameter "fileformat" has a format [path][regexp]
DEV-242 add dynamic map creation
DEV-435 Improvements in monitoring triggers screen
ZBX-1340 fixed cancel button in forms
ZBX-1366 fixed dashboard last 20 issues showing events from different triggers
ZBX-1382 improved performance in dashboard latest 20 issues
ZBX-1392 fixed representing of Uptime/Downtime times and slavery discovered devices in STATUS OF DISCOVERY screen
ZBX-1363 fixed user deletion with PostgreSQL
ZBX-1155 fixed host profiles groups selecting if previously selected group was deleted
DEV-386 get functions now always return array of objects
ZBX-1303 fixed usergroup linkage to users
ZBX-1287 fixed operations with user medias
ZBX-1328 better naming for mass operations in the list of host groups
DEV-137 help link redirected to on-line documentation at
ZBX-1329 fixed activating/deactivating host groups
ZBX-1383 fixed selection after mass operations, performance imrovements and links to host configuration in proxies screen
ZBX-1377 fixed adding template with linked template
ZBX-1369 make more strings translatable
ZBX-974 recompressed png images with pngcrush. max size reduction 28%, average reduction 10%
ZBX-1373 fixed auto discovery by proxy module
ZBX-1368 fixed evaluating of "<=" operator in Uptime/Downtime Action condition
ZBX-1369 make time units translatable in graphs; patch by alixen
ZBXNEXT-146 added support of numeric values with plus sign
ZBX-1358 make more graph strings translatable; patch by alixen
ZBX-1346 fix Timeout directive description in server and proxy configuration files
DEV-436 improved display of ZABBIX/SNMP/IPMI agents availability information in hosts configuration screen
ZBX-1337 rename maintenance types for clarity
DEV-333 fixed processing of not supported active and trapper items
DEV-333,ZBX-1254 fixed queue screen with separated availability of SNMP,IPMI and others items
ZBX-1324 replaced user visible string ZABBIX with Zabbix
DEV-137 added file CREDITS
DEV-333 fixed possible server crash while processing remote commands
ZBX-998 modified PostgreSQL schema for support of uint64 history values
ZBX-1317 fixed resource type for maintenance in audit
DEV-369 added support of file log rotation
ZBX-1310 fixed template creating form
ZBX-1312 removed huge, unused Japanese fonts
ZBX-1272 server name is now shown in page title too
DEV-137 PDF manual replaced by a README file with a link to on-line documentation
ZBX-1302 fixed references to missing items.nextcheck in the GUI
ZBX-1230 IP address is made a default selection in host details form
ZBX-1222 fixed default Debug Log level for agents
DEV-434 added support of host availability for proxy hosts
ZBX-1289 fixed memory leak in server pollers
DEV-433 added generation events after maintenance period if trigger status changed during this period
DEV-137 updated French translation. Thanks to alixen

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.

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