ZABBIX 2.4.1rc2


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06 October 2014

Zabbix SIA is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 2.4.1rc2 (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 2.4.1rc2. Download it from

This release fixes known issues of Zabbix 2.4.x and introduces new minor features. A nice overview of the new functionality is at

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

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

What's New in 2.4.1rc2

:: Performance improvements

Optimised value cache requests to better utilise database indexes.

:: Updated translations

Updated Brazilian Portuguese, German and Slovak translations.

:: List of Improvements included into 2.4.1rc2

  • [ZBX-8719] optimised value cache requests to better utilise database indexes
  • [ZBX-1357] updated Brazilian Portuguese, German and Slovak translations; thanks to Zabbix translators

:: Complete List of Bug Fixes and Improvements included into 2.4.1rc2

  • [ZBX-1357] updated Brazilian Portuguese, German and Slovak translations; thanks to Zabbix translators
  • [ZBX-8847] fixed mass actions in lists only affecting the selected elements on the current page
  • [ZBX-8784] fixed link to the latest data page from the map pop up menu
  • [ZBX-8665] fixed incorrect display of period in graph filter time bar, dragging the scrollbar beyond year 1970 and calendar months to run in loop for years 1970 and 2038
  • [ZBX-8802] fixed missing sub-menu icon in global script menu
  • [ZBX-8825] fixed character "#" being replaced with "<>" in low-level discovery macros during database upgrade
  • [ZBX-8822] fixed vm.memory.size[] items being unsupported on FreeBSD
  • [ZBX-8693] fixed "Add" button in Configuration->Triggers->Create Trigger->Add for IE11
  • [ZBX-8815] fixed adding of host groups to the host by discovery action
  • [ZBX-8816] removed "clear history & trends" button from template web scenarios
  • [ZBX-8727] fixed item multiplier value validation to support scientific notation correctly
  • [ZBX-8514] fixed bug where server would turn a passive proxy into a host if the proxy machine is running an agent that is discovered via network discovery
  • [ZBX-8753] fixed mass update to change host inventory
  • [ZBX-8744] fixed database upgrade procedure stopping when upgrade step was failed
  • [ZBX-8719] optimised value cache requests to better utilise database indexes
  • [ZBX-8659] fixed graphs in screens not respecting "Show legend" setting when in dynamic mode
  • [ZBX-8679] removed outdated and unused images
  • [ZBX-8700] fixed possible SQL error in details of web scenario
  • [ZBX-8595] fixed incorrect event message when handling eventlog

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 2000, Server 2003, XP, Vista, Server 2008, 7, 8, Server 2012

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 2.4.x. Please contact Sales for pricing and more details.


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