ZABBIX 2.0.1


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27 June 2012

Zabbix SIA is proud to announce the availability of Zabbix 2.0.1.

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 2.0.1. Download it from

This release fixes known issues of Zabbix 2.0.x and introduces new minor features. A nice overview of the new functionality is at

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

What's New in 2.0.1

:: Added server availability check

All front-end pages will report if Zabbix server is not available.

:: Increased max number of monitored volumes

Maximum number of volumes monitored by Zabbix agents increased to 1024 with much more efficient usage of physical memory.

:: Updated translations

Updated Brazilian Portuguese, French, Greek, Japanese, Ukrainian and Russian translations.

:: Complete List of Bug Fixes and Improvements included into 2.0.1

  • [ZBX-5094] removed trailing backslashes from {#FSNAME} returned by Windows agent
  • [ZBX-5150] restored support of Numeric(unsigned) type for aggregated items
  • [ZBXNEXT-1259] added a script file existence and permissions check for a "Script" media type
  • [ZBXNEXT-801] maximum number of monitored disks increased to 1024, with dynamic increasing of shared memory size
  • [ZBXNEXT-1256] added example Solaris partition LLD user parameter
  • [ZBX-5074] redesign configuration of action
  • [ZBX-1357] updated Brazilian Portuguese, French, Greek, Japanese, Ukrainian and Russian translations; thanks to Zabbix translators
  • [ZBXNEXT-1019] updated jQuery to 1.7.2 and jQuery UI to 1.8.20
  • [ZBXNEXT-829] Zabbix server availability check
  • [ZBX-5188] fixed incorrect graph themes being used for graphs from child nodes
  • [ZBX-5155] fixed importing of triggers with dependencies from 1.8 to 2.0
  • [ZBX-5184] fixed Zabbix doesn't show availability for all type except agent items in object views of host
  • [ZBX-5136] fixed xml import can broke on short empty tag syntax
  • [ZBX-5154] fixed host group tab doesn't add selected hosts to host group
  • [ZBX-5176] fixed trigger events not being deleted when changing it to a templated trigger
  • [ZBX-5042] fixed server crash while synchronization host_inventory table
  • [ZBX-5042] fixed possible sql errors while node synchronization
  • [ZBX-5133] fixed error when adding the first map element
  • [ZBX-5115] fixed API object names being case sensitive
  • [ZBX-5058] init.d scripts updated for Zabbix 2.0
  • [ZBX-5143] fixed regular expression delete action ignores cancelation in confirmation dialog
  • [ZBX-5148] fixed linking of item prototypes by a discovery rule
  • [ZBX-5061] fixed Oracle SQL errors when executing data.sql
  • [ZBX-5123] fixed Oracle SQL error while linking a template by server
  • [ZBX-5156] fixed incorrect values in node edit form
  • [ZBX-5140] fixed usermacro.get return macros from all nodes by default
  • [ZBX-5106] fixed trigger dependencies not being mapped to new triggers when cloning a host
  • [ZBX-5106] fixed trigger dependencies on web triggers not being removed when cloning a host
  • [ZBX-5128] fixed pagefilter->groupid
  • [ZBX-5073] fixed parent template links in items, triggers, graphs and discovery rules
  • [ZBX-5104] fixed severity colors in trigger forms
  • [ZBX-5104] fixed trigger severity control works incorrectly on fast clicks
  • [ZBX-5119] fixed maintenance till day
  • [ZBX-5105] fixed server name not shown in page title
  • [ZBX-4863] fixed graph Y marker positions and values when setting a minimum value for the Y scale
  • [ZBX-4861] fixed excess queries upon no-change graph saving
  • [ZBX-5090] fixed errors when fully cloning a host that contains trigger prototypes with web items in the expression
  • [ZBXNEXT-1256] fixed example Linux partition LLD item
  • [ZBX-4980] fixed error in decoding of big base64 encoded values
  • [ZBX-5081] fixed simple slide show update changes slideids in a database
  • [ZBX-5092] fixed the get method "nodeids" parameter not working in some APIs
  • [ZBX-5000] fixed "all" shown instead of "not selected" in Monitoring -> Discovery
  • [ZBX-4793] fixed processing of SNMP strings terminated with a NUL character
  • [ZBX-4793] added support for display-hint when getting SNMP octet string values
  • [ZBX-5080] fixed incorrect JavaScript parameter encoding in the map editor
  • [ZBX-4974] fixed don't show groups w/o templates when linking a template
  • [ZBX-5096] fixed error when create hostgroup with too long name
  • [ZBX-4985] improved hostgroup area icons layout
  • [ZBX-5078] fixed item prototype application linking when fully cloning a host
  • [ZBX-5053] fixed Y max/min value validation for calculated graph scales
  • [ZBX-5029] fixed inherited item interface being updated incorrectly when changing it's type
  • [ZBX-4958] fixed undefined indexes when switching auth method
  • [ZBX-5071] fixed macros being deleted when leaving the "macro" and "value" fields empty
  • [ZBX-5076] fixed possible server or proxy crash when using Calculated, DB Monitor, SSH or Telnet items
  • [ZBX-5032] fixed select mediatypes in User
  • [ZBX-4864] fixed graph Y axis label alignment
  • [ZBXNEXT-1225] fixed multiple design issues
  • [ZBX-4932] fixed weekly top 100 trigger report using incorrect time period
  • [ZBX-3106] fixed supported types for calculated items
  • [ZBX-5030] fixed IT services query in Oracle
  • [ZBX-5041] changed {HOSTNAME} macro to {HOST.NAME} in the default templates
  • [ZBX-4974] fixed and improved several popups
  • [ZBX-5020] fixed undefined functions prior requirement check in setup.php
  • [ZBX-5016] fixed graphs borders
  • [ZBX-4962] fixed varchar default saving in MySQL
  • [ZBX-4977] fixed GUI messaging
  • [ZBX-4994] fixed SQL error when trying to remove host interface used in items
  • [ZBX-4918] fixed value mapping when resolve {ITEM.LASTVALUE} and {ITEM.VALUE} macros
  • [ZBX-5013] fixed requirements check in frontend setup
  • [ZBX-4923] fixed ids sorting before update and delete
  • [ZBX-5026] fixed error messages when creating IT Service
  • [ZBX-3897] fixed processing of proc.num[] item under FreeBSD; thanks to Jim Riggs

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 1.8.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 2.0.x. Please contact Sales for pricing and more details.


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