ZABBIX 1.8.10


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28 December 2011

Zabbix Team is proud to announce the availability of Zabbix 1.8.10.

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 1.8.10. Download it from

This release fixes known issues of Zabbix 1.8.x and introduces new minor features. A nice overview of the new functionality is at

If you are using Zabbix 1.8 with node-based distributed setup, please run the following SQL patch. It should improve performance of configuration syncing a lot.

DROP INDEX node_cksum_1 ON node_cksum;
CREATE INDEX node_cksum_1 on node_cksum (nodeid,cksumtype,tablename,recordid);

DROP INDEX node_cksum_1;
CREATE INDEX node_cksum_1 on node_cksum (nodeid,cksumtype,tablename,recordid);

DROP INDEX node_cksum_1;
CREATE INDEX node_cksum_1 on node_cksum (nodeid,cksumtype,tablename,recordid);

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

:: Complete List of Bug Fixes and Improvements included into 1.8.10

  • [ZBX-2843] fixed log trigger creation menu in items list
  • [ZBX-4424] fixed handling of a long localized content by history syncer
  • [ZBX-4424] fixed handling of a localized content with incorrect utf8 characters
  • [ZBX-2737] fixed various messages at linking templates
  • [ZBX-4273] fixed getting permission error while creating an action
  • [ZBX-4377] fixed error message when checking if libcurl can be linked statically
  • [ZBX-4391] fixed suffix support in trigger testing interface
  • [ZBX-4376] fixed escaping of strings with PostgreSQL 9.1 or later
  • [ZBX-2419] fixed calculation of SLA if uptime/downtime is specified
  • [ZBX-3074] moved the 'Status' column in the item list to the right
  • [ZBX-3104] implemented the screen item API
  • [ZBX-3104] fixed screen item "Parameter" field validation and some minor screen item bugs
  • [ZBX-4298] added deleted data report to a housekeeper on every step
  • [ZBX-3649] fixed "frontends/php/styles/ie_default.css" doesn't exist (for IE6)
  • [ZBX-4235] fixed operations with decimal numbers for certain locales
  • [ZBX-3244] fixed dropdown changing its style when navigating menu
  • [ZBX-4015] fixed multiple XSS issues
  • [ZBX-4288] fixed user macros not being deleted when deleting a host
  • [ZBX-2859] fixed possibility to successfully delete zero regular expressions
  • [ZBX-2843] made dashboard and slideshow popup menus have dynamic width
  • [ZBX-4279] added an error message when trying to delete an item, that's being used as a min/max Y axis value for graphs
  • [ZBX-4375] updated Russian translation; thanks to Alexey Pustovalov
  • [ZBX-4360] fixed trapper compilation error on FreeBSD 7.3
  • [ZBX-4249] fixed trigger wizard when inserting macro multiple times
  • [ZBX-4351] updated French translation; thanks to Joseph Bueno
  • [ZBX-4353] updated Japanese translation; thanks to Kodai Terashima

Installation and Upgrade Notes


See Zabbix Manual for full details.


Recompile Zabbix binaries and update front-end PHP files. Execute a database patch if migrating from Zabbix 1.6.x. See Zabbix Manual for a detailed upgrade procedure.

Pre-release testing

Zabbix Server

Zabbix Server has been tested on the following platforms:

  • Ubuntu Linux, AMD64, kernel 2.6.11, MySQL 5.x
  • Ubuntu Linux, Intel, kernel 2.6.15, MySQL 5.0.22, PostgreSQL 8.3
  • RedHat EL 5.3, Intel, kernel 2.6.18, Oracle 11gR2
  • Slackware Linux, x86, kernel, MySQL 5.1.x

Zabbix Agents

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. We also provide trouble-free upgrade service for easy migration from earlier versions to Zabbix 1.8.x. Please contact Sales for pricing and more details.


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