ZABBIX 1.6.7


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Riga, 12 November 2009

ZABBIX SIA is proud to announce the availability of ZABBIX 1.6.7.

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

It is recommended to upgrade from previous releases of 1.6.x.

This document contains the release notes for ZABBIX 1.6.7.

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


It is strongly recommended to upgrade 1.6.6 agents to 1.6.7 if you use active checks. An important problem related to incorrect processing of active checks has been fixed in 1.6.7.

It is recommended to create the following indexes in order to speed up performance of ZABBIX front-end as well as server side (ignore it if the indexes already exist):

CREATE UNIQUE INDEX history_log_2 on history_log (itemid,id);
CREATE UNIQUE INDEX history_text_2 on history_text (itemid,id);
CREATE INDEX graphs_items_1 on graphs_items (itemid);
CREATE INDEX graphs_items_2 on graphs_items (graphid);
CREATE INDEX services_1 on services (triggerid);

What's New in 1.6.7

No new major features were introduced in this release.

:: Other Improvements and Bug Fixes

  • [ZBX-1022] fixed syntax in parameter 'continue_pending' in services[] key
  • [ZBX-1202] fixed processing of proc_info[] check with 'sum' parameter. Thanks to Kazuo Ito
  • [ZBX-1148] fixed flap between available and unavailable for hosts with mixed agent and simple checks
  • [ZBX-1051] fixed processing of active checks list on the agent side. Symptom: 'Can't open JSON object' message
  • [ZBX-641] fixed oracle OCI-Lob parse
  • [ZBX-1078] changed link in server info screen element
  • [ZBX-1076] fixed IT services periods
  • [ZBX-1019] fixed stacked graph displays 0 value
  • [ZBX-1040] fixed error when massupdate triggers with empty dependency
  • [ZBX-820] fixed updating downstream item applications when upstream item is updated without changing applications
  • [DEV-426] added new command line parameter '-T' for zabbix_sender
  • [ZBX-1068] fix typos related to height/high
  • [ZBX-948] fixed not working keyboard keys in numericboxes for Opera
  • [ZBX-915] fixed pgsql cycling on transaction failure
  • [ZBX-985] fixed pgsql return value
  • [ZBX-1035] fixed possibility to import graphs to host we don't have permissions
  • [ZBX-1062] deny creation of log and eventlog items with non log type of information
  • [DEV-137] fix incorrect key syntax error message
  • [ZBX-1054] fixed processing of logs and eventlogs which become empty only on the agent side
  • [ZBX-1055] fixed DBexecute function result with PostreSQL
  • [ZBX-778] added support of $1..$9 macros in the {ITEM.NAME} macro in notifications
  • [ZBX-1031] fixed security vulnerability in server, allowing remote unauthenticated users to execute arbitrary SQL queries. Thanks to Nicob
  • [ZBX-1032] fixed security vulnerability in processing of net.tcp.listen under FreeBSD and Solaris agents. Thanks to Nicob
  • [ZBX-1050] fixed possible windows agent crash while processing big eventlog records
  • [ZBX-991] fixed processing of zabbix[queue] internal check
  • [ZBX-596] fixed support of IPV6 under Windows 2000
  • [ZBX-1027] fixed that item key must be used in each subexpression of trigger expression
  • [ZBX-982] fixed message when can't delete application with web items
  • [ZBX-861] fixed problem with disappearing nodes in frontend

Installation and Upgrade Notes


See ZABBIX Manual for full details.


Recompile ZABBIX binaries and update front-end PHP files, no database patching needed. See ZABBIX Manual for a detailed upgrade procedure. No upgrade of agents required, yet recommended.

Pre-release testing


ZABBIX Server has been 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:

  • AIX 5.2
  • FreeBSD 4.x, 5.x, 6.x
  • HP-UX 10.x, 11.x
  • Linux 2.4.x, 2.6.x
  • Linux CentOS
  • NetBSD 2.0
  • OS/X 10.2
  • Solaris 8, 9, 10
  • Tru64 5.1B
  • Windows XP, 2000, 2003, 2008, Vista

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

Commercial support

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


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