ZABBIX 1.3 (beta)


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ZABBIX SIA is proud to announce the availability of ZABBIX 1.3.

ZABBIX is an all-in-one 24x7 monitoring solution without high cost. ZABBIX is released under the GPL, thus it is free of charge for both commercial and non-commercial use. The full license is available at

This document contains the release notes for ZABBIX 1.3. This is the first release in a series of pre-1.4 releases. The release supports MySQL only.

Do not use this release in production! It is for early beta testing only.

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

What's New in 1.3

:: Distributed Monitoring

This release introduces functionality for distributed monitoring. ZABBIX distributed setup supports up-to 1000 nodes which all can be configured either locally or from a central location.

:: ZABBIX front-end Installation Wizard

The Installation Wizard provides a convinient way of installing and configuring ZABBIX frontend.

:: Many templates per host

A host may have unlimited number of linked templates. This simplifies configuration and maintenance of ZABBIX setup very much.

:: New group permission schema

Permissions are defined for user group on per host group level only.

:: SLA downtimes

SLA downtimes are supported for better calculation of service availability.

:: Stacked graphs

Yes, stacked graphs!

:: Flexible item refresh interval

Items may have different refresh intervals for different period of time.

:: Fixes

  • numerous fixes and improvements

Installation and Upgrade Notes


See the Installation Guide for full details. See for information about Installation Wizard.


No upgrade script are provided for migration from 1.1.x. Please do not upgrade! The release may or may not work on your system. It has been tested on a very limited number of systems.

Pre-release testing


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

  • Ubuntu Linux, AMD64, kernel 2.6.11, MySQL 4.x
  • Ubuntu Linux, Intel, kernel 2.6.15, MySQL 5.0.22


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

  • Linux 2.6.11 (Ubuntu)
  • Windows XP
  • Windows XP 64bit

Note that agents are available pre-compiled from for a limited number of versions and platforms.

Commercial support

ZABBIX Company provides full range of professional services. Please contact our sales department for pricing and more details.


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