ZABBIX 2.0.3


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3 October 2012

Zabbix SIA is proud to announce the availability of Zabbix 2.0.3.

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 2.0.3. 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 2.0.3

:: Flicker free screens

Screens in monitoring do not refresh the whole page, but all the individual elements are reloaded in the background and replaced.

:: Updated translations

Updated Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (China), French, German, Japanese, Latvian, Spanish, Russian and Ukrainian translations. Also added American English and Chinese (Taiwan) translations.

:: Complete List of Bug Fixes and Improvements included into 2.0.3

  • [ZBX-5625] fixed resolving of host and template-level macros in SNMP OID field
  • [ZBX-5627] fixed missed placeholder brackets in multiple pages
  • [ZBX-5578] fixed multiple IE issues in screens
  • [ZBX-5612] fixed inability to view item data overview when host group doesn't have any triggers
  • [ZBX-5171] got rid of agent ipv6 library dependency on older HP-UX machines
  • [ZBX-5450] added support of "KMGTsmhdw" suffixes in the second parameter of count() function
  • [ZBX-1357] added American English translation; thanks to Zabbix translators
  • [ZBX-2060] implemented the "expandExpression" parameter for the trigger.get and triggerprototype.get methods
  • [ZBXNEXT-1253] implemented flicker-free screens
  • [ZBX-5318] added remote commands in expanded {ESC.HISTORY} macro
  • [ZBX-1357] added Chinese (Taiwan) translation; thanks to Zabbix translators
  • [ZBX-1357] updated Chinese (China), Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, Japanese, Latvian, Polish, Spanish, Russian and Ukrainian translations; thanks to Zabbix translators
  • [ZBXNEXT-583] added the maintenance filter to the trigger status page
  • [ZBX-5351] implemented the "selectTimeperiods" parameter for the maintenance.get method
  • [ZBX-4972] added the ability to edit map links in the element mass update form
  • [ZBX-954] fixed missing doublequote in import error message when a network map references non-existent trigger
  • [ZBX-5473] fixed agent crash under FreeBSD and Linux when started with -p or -t
  • [ZBX-5513] fixed HTTP authentication without directly passing password
  • [ZBX-4852] fixed calculation of update interval if flexible intervals are used
  • [ZBX-5434] fixed validation of linking template items to host
  • [ZBX-5514] fixed SQL query in get_min_itemclock_by_itemid function
  • [ZBX-5510] fixed item name selecting using group filter
  • [ZBX-2939] fixed login button link in HTTP auth mode
  • [ZBX-5406] fixed error when exporting template with another template with screens linked to it
  • [ZBX-5509] fixed upgrade patch to execute it on MySQL 5.0.28 or earlier
  • [ZBX-5383] limited maximum data size accepted via Zabbix communication protocol to 128 MB
  • [ZBX-5198] fixed usage of 'memory_get_peak_usage' function that appeared in PHP 5.2
  • [ZBX-5466] fixed dependency adding when copying triggers to host and when full cloning host
  • [ZBX-5466] added copying of triggers that reference web monitoring items
  • [ZBX-5466] improved warning message for trigger circular dependencies
  • [ZBX-5466] added template name in the warning message when linking template to a host and there were dependencies from that template to another template that was not linked to that host
  • [ZBX-4316] improved message for web step status code validation error, added validation in the API
  • [ZBX-5445] fixed hint not removed in dashboard when widget content is refreshed
  • [ZBX-5490] fixed textarea maxlength validation
  • [ZBX-5461] fixed error when createing trigger prototype with PHP 5.1
  • [ZBX-5487] fixed sorting in dashboard system status and host status widget popups
  • [ZBX-5480] fixed icon default state for host elements in map
  • [ZBX-5479] removed inode item prototype from OS Windows template
  • [ZBX-5235] fixed update of the "lifetime" field when linking a template to a host
  • [ZBX-4025] fixed duplicate HTTP step name checking
  • [ZBX-5240] fixed unwanted server shutdown if housekeeper cannot access MySQL database
  • [ZBX-4482] fixed guest user theme not applied
  • [ZBX-5441] fixed audit logging when adding IT service causing notice message and wrong audit log
  • [ZBX-5204] changed the color of inactive tabs to blue in the classic theme
  • [ZBX-5393] fixed translation escaping in HTML areas causing some languages to display incorrect text
  • [ZBX-5393] fixed broken target selection in action form
  • [ZBX-5489] removed API methods CAlert->create(), CAlert->delete(), CEvent->create(), CEvent->delete(), CEvent->deleteByTriggerIDs()
  • [ZBX-5483] fixed response to sender requests with missing fields
  • [ZBX-5429] fixed hintbox displaying when menu is shown
  • [ZBX-5444] fixed maintenance hint not accessible if user has no permissions
  • [ZBX-5444] added functionality to hints, and now all newlines are converted to
  • [ZBX-5444] fixed host in maintenance not highlighted by adding icon to hosts in maintenance
  • [ZBX-5444] fixed "last 20 issue" widget lines being 2px higher than other table lines in dashboard
  • [ZBX-5444] made host names with maintenance description correctly aligning in new lines in Monitoring -> Triggers when browser window width is changed
  • [ZBX-5488] fixed web item macros in map labels
  • [ZBX-5437] fixed error when templated trigger description contains interface macro
  • [ZBX-5411] fixed map element link sorting in element configuration form
  • [ZBX-5465] fixed the "Filter by host group" select not being populated in the availability report page filter
  • [ZBX-5465] corrected the labels for the host group and host filter on the "by host" availability report page
  • [ZBX-5465] fixed wrong template being selected when returning to the "by template" availability report from a graph
  • [ZBX-5485] fixed resolving of {HOST.NAME} macro on proxy in item keys
  • [ZBX-5386] fixed ODBC items to become unsupported when NULL value returned
  • [ZBX-5469] enabled possibility to use more than one application in proxy web monitoring for single host
  • [ZBX-5292] allowed empty user macro values
  • [ZBX-5471] fixed error when copying trigger from a host template that's linked to that host
  • [ZBX-5460] fixed link color in Dark Orange Theme bar text in Configuration -> Hosts -> Host
  • [ZBX-5317] fixed adding links for map elements
  • [ZBX-5440] added check for user group mass update function if no user group IDs are provided
  • [ZBX-5440] fixed inability to remove last user and last permission from user group
  • [ZBX-5353] improved login form layout when increasing text size in Firefox; thanks to Andrey Bondarenko
  • [ZBX-5409] changed item value macros for items without data to be resolved into "UNKNOWN"
  • [ZBX-5409] fixed value mappings in the Latest data, item history pages and in plain text screen items and trigger names
  • [ZBX-5419] added session termination upon logout
  • [ZBX-5419] added guest session termination after login
  • [ZBX-4168] fixed the "problem display" dashboard filter not being applied to the "Latest 20 issues" block
  • [ZBX-5435] fixed memory leak in a history syncer process
  • [ZBX-5393] improved language encoding lookup for Windows
  • [ZBX-5393] secured javascript files, when translation contains apostrophes
  • [ZBX-5393] fixed undefined LC_MESSAGES on Windows
  • [ZBX-5393] fixed language support for 64bit Windows
  • [ZBX-5393] fixed undefined index for Greek language on Windows
  • [ZBX-5399] fixed group list selection for super admin users
  • [ZBX-5417] fixed macros being expanded in trigger overview trigger names
  • [ZBX-5417] removed the select item key button from the LLD form
  • [ZBX-5389] fixed broken Monitoring->Graph when used with Oracle
  • [ZBX-5422] fixed the outdated browser warning page not being displayed when magic quotes are enabled
  • [ZBX-5422] disabled switching to compatibility mode for IE
  • [ZBX-5392] fixed the "no permission" error when repeatingly deleting items from the item list
  • [ZBX-5358] fixed converting to UTF8 of interface name in net.if.discovery check
  • [ZBX-5359] improved performance of MySQL patches for migrating to the 2.0 schema
  • [ZBX-5397] fixed resolving of {HOST.IP}, {HOST.DNS} and {HOST.CONN} macros in item key parameters
  • [ZBX-5410] fixed displaying of a visible host name in the dynamic graphs
  • [ZBX-5347] fixed creating of multiple entries in graphs based on LLD prototypes
  • [ZBX-5257] fixed trigger prototype form not being populated with data when editing a trigger prototype
  • [ZBX-5307] added a validation rule to prevent dependencies from a trigger to a trigger inherited from it
  • [ZBX-5307] fixed inherited trigger dependencies not being validated on hosts
  • [ZBX-5307] fixed an undefined index error when importing a trigger, that depends on an unexisting trigger
  • [ZBX-5307] fixed errors when importing item prototypes without applications
  • [ZBX-5396] fixed entries sorting by host groups in dashboard "system status", "host status" and "web monitoring"
  • [ZBX-5108] fixed undefined index errors when deleting a templated item from the list
  • [ZBX-5125] added more validation of duplicates in upgrade patches (1.8 -> 2.0)
  • [ZBX-4527] removed length limitation of the alerter script command line
  • [ZBX-5385] fixed "service down" cells not filled in Monitoring -> Discovery with the classic theme
  • [ZBX-5308] fixed trigger dependencies not being overridden by new triggers in parent templates
  • [ZBX-5367] fixed assignment of elements to a maintenance mode by the timer process
  • [ZBX-5364] added showing application and templated screen subentities when full cloning host or template
  • [ZBX-5370] fixed errors on importing of maps
  • [ZBX-2771] fixed localization of popups in Monitoring->Events
  • [ZBX-5360] fixed editing large inventory fields in the host mass update form
  • [ZBX-5352] fixed displaying the "Change" column when the change for the value is non-significant
  • [ZBX-5363] fixed importing templates which use item as min/max value in graph
  • [ZBX-5345] fixed "group" option in the "configuration.export" method
  • [ZBX-5371] unified multiple import-related error messages
  • [ZBX-5250] fixed the "macros" parameter in the host.massremove and template.massremove methods
  • [ZBX-5351] fixed an undefined index error when deleting maintenance time intervals
  • [ZBX-5351] fixed time intervals being recreated when updating maintenances
  • [ZBX-5355] fixed translated string escaping in the map pop up menu script
  • [ZBX-5257] changed technical host names to visible host names in several places
  • [ZBX-5257] fixed incorrect links to parent trigger and graph prototypes in the configuration forms
  • [ZBX-5257] fixed multiple navigation panel issues
  • [ZBX-4430] fixed -t and -p options for Windows 2000/XP agent
  • [ZBX-1829] improved system.uname check to support latest Windows versions
  • [ZBX-5103] fixed compatibility of the agent with Windows 2000
  • [ZBX-5357] fixed typos in help_items item key descriptions

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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