ZABBIX 1.4.2


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ZABBIX SIA is proud to announce the availability of ZABBIX 1.4.2.

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 1.4.2.

It is strongly recommended to upgrade from ZABIX 1.4 and 1.4.1.

Support of Oracle restored, however it is not well-tested. No Oracle patches for migration from 1.4 exist yet.

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

What's New in 1.4.2

:: New templates

New user contributed templates: Cisco PIX, Cisco PIX 525, APC Battery, Dell PowerConnect, Dell OpenManage, Dell PowerEdge, HP InsightManager.

:: Pre-CPU statistics

Support of per-CPU system.cpu.util and support of system.cpu.num under Linux and Solaris.

:: More flexible node configuration

New parameters, NodeNoEvents and NodeNoHistory, controls if a node should send events and historical data to a master node.

:: Improved front-end to show data from multiple nodes

ZABBIX GUI can optionally display information of a single node or the node and its all child nodes.

:: Support of new parameter for count(period,value,operator)

New parameter, 'count', can be used to filter data processed by this function.

:: Non-case sensitive function iregexp()

It is a non-case sensitive alternative to already existing regexp().

:: Fixes and minor improvements

  • fixed '{HOSTNAME}' macros in actions
  • fixed e-mail sending to the pedantic qmail
  • fixed communication between systems with different byte orders
  • fixed frontend to accept trigger function time()
  • ignore trigger FALSE state if it depends on another trigger
  • added automatic resolution of DNS names for auto-discovery
  • fixed processing of triggers on delta items
  • updated German translation
  • changed help string for parameter '-s' of zabbix_sender
  • fixed displaying of text data (EOL) in screens
  • added missing { and } when displaying trigger expressions
  • fixed processing of negative SNMP integers
  • fixed processing of MM in format of log timestamps
  • added missing index on items_applications.itemid
  • fixed processing of SNMP octet strings
  • fixed division by zero in ZABBIX server
  • fixed upgrade script to correctly process host-template linkage
  • fixed synchronisation of delete operation between nodes
  • fixed problem with libresolv under Solaris 8
  • improved item and trigger filtering
  • added dotted drawing type for links of map
  • fixed links drawing type of map
  • fixed items,graphs,hostgroups deletion
  • fixed permisions for maps
  • fixed filtering of items by status
  • fixed collector for WinXX
  • fixed definition of serial columns to allow use of older MySQL
  • decreased required version of libcurl
  • added timeout handler for http monitoring
  • more informative report for confiuration script
  • changed installation directory to '$sbin'
  • fixed "Reset" button for Web screens
  • fixed graph items limitation for IE6
  • added availability of using spaces for trigger expressions
  • improved inheritance of template graphs
  • fixed permissions for logfile
  • changed syntax of keys for external checks
  • changed syntax of keys for aggregate items
  • fixed DM configuration exchange in 32-bit environments
  • fixed agent library dependencies
  • fixed reset button for graph
  • fixed item multiple cleaning on mass update
  • fixed error 'undefined function delete_service'
  • fixed internal loging system
  • added non-persistent connection for PostgreSQL to avoid problems with unfinished transactions
  • fixed housekeeper to process history_text
  • added support of character ':' for item keys
  • fixed processing of long data by zabbix_get
  • fixed shared memory allocation
  • added server-side transactions for PostgreSQL
  • fixed housekeeper to run as multiple transations
  • added support of NOT IN operator for time periods
  • fixed processing of macro {TRIGGER.VALUE} on 32 bit systems
  • changed priorities of '|' and '&' in trigger expressions
  • fixed no graphs for PostgreSQL
  • fixed and improved eventlog monitoring
  • improved not supported values processing
  • fixed processing of user parameters and remote commands having character '%'

Installation and Upgrade Notes


See ZABBIX Manual for full details.


See ZABBIX Manual for a detailed upgrade procedure. No upgrade of database schema required for upgrade from 1.4 or 1.4.1.

Pre-release testing


ZABBIX Server has been tested on the following platforms:

  • CentOS Linux 4.4, Intel
  • CentOS Linux 5.0, Intel
  • FreeBSD 6.2, Intel
  • Solaris 10, Intel
  • 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:

  • AIX 5.2
  • FreeBSD 4.11, 5.4
  • HP-UX 11.00
  • Linux 2.6.11 (Ubuntu)
  • Linux 2.6.15 (Ubuntu)
  • Linux CentOS
  • NetBSD 2.0
  • OS/X 10.2
  • Solaris 10
  • Tru64 5.1B
  • Windows XP

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

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