ZABBIX 1.8.8 RC2 Released

September 15, 2011 by admin · Leave a Comment 

ZABBIX 1.8.8 RC2 has been released.

Zabbix SIA is proud to announce the availability of Zabbix 1.8.8rc2 (Second 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 1.8.8rc2. Download it from

This release fixes known issues of Zabbix 1.8.x including one nasty server-side crash of Zabbix 1.8.7 and introduces new interesting features. A nice overview of the new functionality is at

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

If you are using Zabbix 1.8 with node-based distributed setup, please run the following SQL patch. It should improve performance of configuration syncing a lot.

DROP INDEX node_cksum_1 ON node_cksum;
CREATE INDEX node_cksum_1 on node_cksum (nodeid,cksumtype,tablename,recordid);

DROP INDEX node_cksum_1;
CREATE INDEX node_cksum_1 on node_cksum (nodeid,cksumtype,tablename,recordid);

DROP INDEX node_cksum_1;
CREATE INDEX node_cksum_1 on node_cksum (nodeid,cksumtype,tablename,recordid);

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

What’s New in 1.8.8
:: Improved performance of trigger evaluation


Zabbix Server was improved to calculate certain text and log related trigger expressions much faster without use of database queries.

:: New option to show items without data


Latest data view was enhanced to have an option of viewing those items having to historical data.

:: Changed API search wildcard


API search wildcard was changed from “%” to more traditional “*”.

:: New macro for trigger URL


Support of {TRIGGER.ID} macro was added for a trigger URL parameter.

ZABBIX 1.8.7 RC1 Released

August 24, 2011 by admin · Leave a Comment 

ZABBIX 1.8.7 RC1 has been released.

Zabbix 1.8.7rc1 (First Release Candidate of 1.8.7)


Package Release Date Release Notes Zabbix Manual Download
Zabbix Sources 1.8.7rc1 24 August, 2011 Download