Release Notes for Zabbix 2.1.8

Zabbix Team is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 2.1.8.

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This document contains the release notes for Zabbix 2.1.8. Download it from download.

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

New Features and Improvements

ZBX-6404 Added support for values of type java.lang.Double when toString() returns them in scientific format
ZBXNEXT-78 Added support for scientific notation for received values and item multipliers for items of type "Numeric (float)"
ZBXNEXT-1855 Dynamic display of process current activity and statistics in "ps" and "top"
ZBXNEXT-1806 Changed the way nth day and nth week are calculated in maintenances
ZBX-7097 Changed dashboard drag'n'drop widget placeholder color in the dark orange and dark blue themes
ZBX-1357 Updated Dutch, Finnish, Indonesian, Italian, Lithuanian, Persian, Portuguese (Portugal), Russian and Slovak translations; thanks to Zabbix translators

Bug Fixes

ZBX-7105 Fixed performance of housekeeper; improved indexes for table "events"; fixed SQL statements to use the new indexes
ZBX-7163 Fixed default values for sysmaps.label_location and sysmaps_elements.label_location fields; added NOT NULL constraint to sysmaps_elements.label_location field
ZBXNEXT-1179 Fixed inconsistency in process activity time logging
ZBX-6362 Fixed proxy select interfaces
ZBX-7115 Improved data filtering in latest data page
ZBX-6835 Fixed bug when agent/proxy connection error could have resulted in a wrong warning about message size
ZBX-7164 Fixed trigger and trigger prototype read only fields to no longer change when linking template to host
ZBX-6760 Improved performance of getting global scripts
ZBX-6995 Improved the performance of graph and graph prototype permission checks
ZBX-6591 Fixed resolution of IPv4 and IPv6 addresses if DNS hostname is specified as server parameter in configuration file; thanks to Trever L. Adams for patch
ZBX-5374 Removed ONLY directive from PostgreSQL upgrade statements
ZBX-7097 Fixed dashboard drag'n'drop widget placeholder not being displayed in the classic theme
ZBX-7130 Fixed makefiles to build zabbix_proxy only
ZBX-7055 Fixed displaying OK trigger status in maps
ZBX-7081 Fixed node drop down being displayed incorrectly in several pop ups
ZBX-7086 Fixed application mass add from different hosts or templates validation
ZBX-7133 Fixed processing of zabbix[host,*,available] item; fixed proxy's hosts availability data on server
ZBX-7099 Fixed IT services tree icons alignment
ZBX-7121 Increased size of interface.ip field
ZBX-6975 Fixed default values for graphs.yaxismax and graphs_items.yaxisside fields
ZBX-7131 Fixed host interface IP validation
ZBX-7112 Improved file import validation for graph items
ZBX-6294 Fixed nodata() trigger firing immediately after no data maintenance
ZBX-7134 Fixed host inventory interface table when no agent interfaces are set
ZBX-7126 Fixed host inventories details tab displaying
ZBX-7066 Corrected downloadable configuration file name in setup step 6
ZBX-7101 Fixed generated SQL queries in action.get method when simultaneously selecting more than one condition and operation

Installation and Upgrade Notes


See Zabbix documentation for full details.


See Upgrade procedure for upgrade options and instructions. For version specific upgrade notes, see Upgrade notes for 2.1.8.

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