ZABBIX 1.1beta12


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This document contains the release notes for ZABBIX version 1.1beta12. The following sections describe the release in detail and provide late-breaking or other information that supplements the main documentation.

The release fixes several critical and many other issues.

What's New

:: Added support of GSM modems.

Added support of direct SMS sending using serial GSM modems connected directly to ZABBIX server.

:: Added support of value type Text.

The type will accept text of any length. It can be used for getting complete output of shell commands like top, df, etc.

:: New checks.

New checks[],[] and[] have been introduced.

:: Flexible remote check.

New check[<command>,wait|nowait] allows execution of user defined commands configured on ZABBIX server side.

:: Fixes

  • fixed "Server info" screen item
  • fixed "Host info" screen item
  • fixed "Trigger info" screen item
  • dropped suport of delays between actions due to bad design
  • fixed incorrect handling of actions
  • fixed bad performance of previous beta because of wrong DBselectN()
  • fixed syncing of graphs with templates
  • fixed typo in MySQL's schema.sql
  • fixed applying of actions having Trigger Value in condition
  • fixed evaluation of aggregate functions
  • Other fixes.

What's next

We are looking forward to release ZABBIX 1.1 by 2nd of June, 2006. Stay tuned!

Please use ZABBIX Forums to inform ZABBIX Development Team about any issues found in the beta.

Installation and Upgrade Notes


See the Installation Guide for full details.


In order to upgrade from previous release, no execution of database patches required. See Upgrade Guide for full details on upgrade procedure.

Pre-release testing


ZABBIX Server has been compiled and tested on the following platforms:

  • Ubuntu Linux, AMD64, kernel 2.6.11, MySQL 4.x
  • RedHat AS2 Linux, Intel, kernel 2.4.x, Oracle


ZABBIX Agents have been compiled and tested on the following platforms:

  • AIX 5.2
  • FreeBSD 4.11, 5.4
  • HP-UX 11.00
  • Linux 2.6.11 (Ubuntu)
  • NetBSD 2.0
  • OS/X 10.2
  • Solaris 5.9
  • Tru64 5.1B

Note that agents are available pre-compiled from The agents are compatible with ZABBIX v1.0 and all releases in 1.1 series.

Use in production environments

ZABBIX 1.1beta12 is BETA software, therefore we cannot recommend it for immediate use in production. Although tested throughout our release cycle, this release introduces many changes and does not have the benefit of use in production environments that ZABBIX v1.0 has and therefore should be treated with the same level of caution as a new product.


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