Release Notes for Zabbix 2.1.6

Zabbix Team is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 2.1.6.

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 2.1.6. Download it from downloads.

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

New Features and Improvements

upgraded the bundled DejaVu font from 2.33 to 2.34
added link to inventory in Monitoring -> Maps and displayed link to inventory page for hosts without inventory data in Monitoring -> Latest Data
added host related information under Monitoring
changed the "Status of host group triggers" and "Status of host triggers" screen elements and the "Latest 20 issues" to display triggers without events
renamed the "Status of host group triggers" screen element to "Latest host group issues" and "Status of host triggers" to "Latest host issues"

Bug Fixes

fixed errors in Monitoring > Screens page when screen item has group and host dropdowns
fixed leading and trailing spaces for translatable strings
replaced HTML special characters with corresponding entity names and unicode characters
strndup function was replaced to avoid compilation error when non-gnu compilers are used
now ESC.HISTORY macro creates the same message content whithin the same escalation step when notification is sent to multiple recipients
fixed possible crash in value cache when freeing items with out of order values
fixed filtering by application name "0" in Monitoring > Overview dropdown
removed automatic changing of "error" field when trigger and trigger prototype expression is changed
improved request of proxies in Configuration > Hosts list and request of hosts in Administration > DM > Proxies
fixed memory leaks in slide shows
fixed problem with unwanted lists of services in IT services popup window
changed background color in user and user group edit form for select tags
fixed sql error in PostgreSQL database on saving host

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 of Zabbix. Please contact Sales for pricing and more details.


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