ZABBIX 4.0.0alpha1


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21 December 2017

Zabbix Team is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 4.0.0alpha1, first alpha release of Zabbix 4.0.

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

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This release is absolutely not for production. It is a very early Alpha Release!

It is not yet feature complete and does not fully represent expected 4.0 version.

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

What's New

:: New Features and Improvements

  • [ZBXNEXT-4002] implemented support for elasticsearch as history storage
  • [ZBXNEXT-3480] added support of inventory macros in event tags
  • [ZBXNEXT-4175] implemented ability to send email to several email addresses specified as user media
  • [ZBXNEXT-4139] added high contrast light and high contrast dark themes
  • [ZBXNEXT-4247] removed deprecated API methods: user.updateProfile, user.addMedia, user.updateMedia, user.deleteMedia, usergroup.massAdd, usergroup.massUpdate and usermedia.get
  • [ZBXNEXT-970] added more detailed error information to notification message when DB is unavailable
  • [ZBXNEXT-4137] removed green background from cells
  • [ZBXNEXT-4157] added map status summary to be readable by screen reader software
  • [ZBXNEXT-4127] implemented popup displaying in overlay dialogues
  • [ZBXNEXT-1520] increased the maximum Hosts/DNS name character length from 63 to 255
  • [ZBXNEXT-4108] implemented search of problems by trigger name
  • [ZBXNEXT-4143] implemented keybord interaction in top navigation
  • [ZBXNEXT-1567] added item "vfs.dir.count" for counting directory entries
  • [ZBXNEXT-4135] added tooltips for vertical labels
  • [ZBXNEXT-4146] added icons for error and success messages
  • [ZBXNEXT-4156] added option to view graphs items data and multiple items graph data as table
  • [ZBXNEXT-4160] reworked monitoring Discovery screen to show hint info right in the table cell
  • [ZBXNEXT-4186] added ability to adjust colors for new graph items in graph creation form according selected theme
  • [ZBXNEXT-4145] fixed appearance of host column based on number of hosts specified in filter
  • [ZBXNEXT-4118] implemented advanced options for tag-based search of problems
  • [ZBXNEXT-4134] added 'lang' attribute to page body
  • [ZBXNEXT-4181] fixed Zabbix server to accept active Zabbix proxy requests only from allowed address if specified
  • [ZBXNEXT-4181] fixed passive Zabbix proxy to accept Zabbix server requests only from allowed address
  • [ZBX-10576] restructured unixODBC related code, moved it to a dedicated directory
  • [ZBX-3783] added strict validation for proxy.delete() method; proxy cannot be deleted when used in actions
  • [ZBX-11909] replaced with in data.sql

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.

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