ZABBIX 1.8.17rc1


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19 July 2013

Zabbix SIA is proud to announce the availability of Zabbix 1.8.17rc1 (Release Candidate).

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 1.8.17rc1. Download it from

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

This release is not for production use. It is a Release Candidate!

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.

What's New in 1.8.17

:: Complete List of Bug Fixes and Improvements included into 1.8.17rc1

  • [ZBX-6582] fixed that {ITEM.VALUE} and {ITEM.LASTVALUE} macro was not truncated in Monitoring > Triggers
  • [ZBX-6584] fixed possible logrt crash on windows platform when logfile was moved during processing
  • [ZBX-1129] fixed graph time period in bar reports
  • [ZBX-6484] fixed bar report calculation
  • [ZBX-1236] added right side y axis support in bar reports
  • [ZBX-6474] fixed {ITEM.VALUE} macro expanding in trigger names
  • [ZBX-6342] fixed LDAP check that caused server crash when LDAP is running but no DIT has been defined
  • [ZBX-6329] fixed form with "0" in trigger expression parser
  • [ZBX-6306] fixed frontend layout for latest Google Chrome 25
  • [ZBX-6258] updated Japanese translation; thanks to Kodai Terashima
  • [ZBX-6217] fixed inability to use HTML special characters in web scenario password
  • [ZBX-6057] fixed using of ServerActive option by zabbix_sender
  • [ZBX-5973] faster build up of SNMP dynamic index items cache in poller processes

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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