ZABBIX 2.0.2


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31 July 2012

Zabbix SIA is proud to announce the availability of Zabbix 2.0.2.

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 2.0.2. 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 2.0.2

:: Updated translations

Updated French, German, Japanese and Russian translations.

:: Complete List of Bug Fixes and Improvements included into 2.0.2

  • [ZBX-5031] fixed possible history syncer crash while processing JMX items
  • [ZBX-4976] fixed {HOST.CONN}, {HOST.IP) and {HOST.DNS} macros substitution for global scripts
  • [ZBX-5349] fixed graph prototypes being created with an incorrect flag
  • [ZBXNEXT-1268] add resource information (version, description etc.) to Windows binaries
  • [ZBX-1357] updated French, German, Japanese and Russian translations; thanks to Zabbix translators
  • [ZBX-4281] separated links to hosts and templates for host groups on search page
  • [ZBX-3003] added support for suffixes in map label trigger expression macro function parameter
  • [ZBX-5348] fixed validation of itemid parameter for popup_bitem.php
  • [ZBX-5311] fixed error when delete proxy that is used by discovery rule
  • [ZBX-5125] allow unique index in hosts_groups in database upgrade scripts (1.8 -> 2.0)
  • [ZBX-5125] default discovery groupid in database upgrades scripts (1.8 -> 2.0)
  • [ZBX-5267] fixed error when delete single host group
  • [ZBX-5319] fixed incorrect calculation of action escalation steps delay
  • [ZBX-5320] fixed the default path to an agent configuration file in the default data
  • [ZBX-4963] fixed inherited trigger prototypes lacking certain data
  • [ZBX-5273] fixed the host configuration form when using SQLite
  • [ZBX-5290] fixed slow query in "Host status" dashboard widget for large setups
  • [ZBX-5086] fixed templated triggers losing those dependencies which were added additionally to host trigger when saving a host without making any changes
  • [ZBX-5086] fixed just one dependency added to host trigger when linking template with a trigger which has several dependencies
  • [ZBX-5086] improved template linkage circularity check; added more precise exception messages
  • [ZBX-4317] fixed inability to link templates with trigger dependency using mass update
  • [ZBX-3053] fixed trigger expression testing when an item key contains the "+" character
  • [ZBX-2876] fixed GUI messaging working in popups i.e. pages without menus
  • [ZBX-4930] improved translations for import error messages
  • [ZBX-5253] fixed color of disabled host link on search page
  • [ZBX-5281] fixed error when creating an item without delay_flex field specified
  • [ZBX-3284] fixed messages for discovery rule manipulations
  • [ZBX-2586] fixed localization of the date in the header on the trigger status page
  • [ZBX-5070] fixed SQL error on logout with HTTP authentication
  • [ZBX-4741] fixed authentication configuration page still using "profiles" table
  • [ZBX-3637] fixed "IT Services availability report" generating wrong weekly timing
  • [ZBX-3637] fixed notification report ignoring daylight saving time
  • [ZBX-3782] fixed {HOSTNAME} macro not working in map labels trigger expression macro
  • [ZBXNEXT-1256] changed partition discovery keys for Solaris and Linux example userparams, so that example file may be directly included
  • [ZBX-5236] fixed some map element rendering ignoring the "Problem display" map option
  • [ZBX-5252] fixed multiple level templated application inheritance
  • [ZBX-2183] fixed change column in latest data for items with 'unixtime' units
  • [ZBX-2055] added flexible intervals and time periods validation
  • [ZBX-5045] fixed audit error message when deleting global macros
  • [ZBX-3387] fixed incorrect frontend language shown as active in the user profile
  • [ZBX-2046] fixed paging when element count changes
  • [ZBX-5060] fixed inability to mass update host inventory mode
  • [ZBX-4929] optimized host group SQL queries
  • [ZBX-5168] added missing and fixed existing help_items as per documentation
  • [ZBX-5218] fixed generating of triggers without functions when editing a trigger prototype expression
  • [ZBX-3001] fixed media sorting in user profile
  • [ZBX-5159] fixed macro resolving in trigger description
  • [ZBX-5144] fixed PostgreSQL injection in the database configuration setup form
  • [ZBX-5232] fixed import of templated low level discoveries
  • [ZBX-5232] fixed errors when importing empty low level discoveries and items without applications
  • [ZBX-2510] clarified in the Zabbix sender manpage which parameters from the agent config file sender supports
  • [ZBX-4007] fixed using screen elements with resources from child nodes
  • [ZBX-4007] fixed not being able to add screens from a child node to a slideshow
  • [ZBX-4007] fixed undefined index when switching nodes in the screen selection pop up
  • [ZBX-4007] fixed node criteria being applied when passing the "screenitemids" parameter to screen.get
  • [ZBX-4007] fixed hostgroup.get returning the "graphid" property
  • [ZBX-5108] fixed permission check errors caused by empty user groups
  • [ZBX-5208] fixed updating interfaces via host.massupdate
  • [ZBX-5208] fixed main interface validation in hostinterface.massremove
  • [ZBX-5208] fixed host.update only accepting arrays of interfaces and not working with a single interface
  • [ZBX-5237] fixed event CSV export
  • [ZBX-5179] fixed filter layout on low resolution screens
  • [ZBX-3853] changed several message strings
  • [ZBX-5213] fixed usergroup.massupdate failing when updating only permissions or users
  • [ZBX-5145] fixed PosgreSQL error when inserting an audit record if the X_FORWARDED_FOR header value is too long
  • [ZBX-5065] fixed inability to delete a service with soft linked dependencies
  • [ZBX-5065] added circularity check for IT services
  • [ZBX-2501] fixed subnodes not opening when parent node is opened in IT services
  • [ZBX-2506] fixed ordering for dashboard filter; fixed multisort function
  • [ZBX-5079] fixed returning triggers and graphs with no permissions and incorrect counts for templates
  • [ZBX-2854] fixed table sorting icon positioning
  • [ZBX-5107] fixed ability to select entities more than once in popups

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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