Following the official announcement, we are happy to congratulate Zabbix Team on the release of Zabbix 5.0 LTS.

For Debian users, Zabbix 5.0 is already available from "testing", "unstable" and "buster-backports" suites.

Zabbix 5.0 comes with significant improvements to usability and security. Read about changes in the What's New in Zabbix 5.0 LTS page or glance through a short summary below.

About new Zabbix 5.0 LTS release

Secure and reliable monitoring

Zabbix 5.0 introduces significant improvements for much more secure monitoring:

  • Support of HTTP Proxy for webhooks that allows making connections from Zabbix Server to external alerting and ITSM systems more secure and controlled
  • Support of blacklists and whitelists for metrics on agent-side
  • Configurable ciphers for all Zabbix components to avoid using of non-secure ciphers for TLS connections
  • Support of encrypted connections to MySQL and PostgreSQL backends
  • Strong SHA256 for keeping hashes of user passwords

Keep your secrets secure

Zabbix 5.0 supports secret user macros for keeping any sensitive information like passwords and API tokens that you do not want to be exposed to end-users.

Scalability and performance

Zabbix UI is also improved to support monitoring and management of millions of monitored devices.

Monitoring that is easy to use and manage

Zabbix 5.0 got tons of usability and automation improvements that help:

  • The new layout of Zabbix UI optimized for wide screens
  • Threading for email notifications generated by the same event
  • New preprocessing operation Replace, a new operator for JSONPath
  • Ability to unacknowledge event
  • Support of message templates for media types for straight forward configuration of notifications
  • CLI tool to test JavaScript-based preprocessing and webhooks
  • Ability to test new and existing metrics from UI
  • Support of mass update of user macros
  • SNMP settings moved to the host interface level for more simple templates and easier management
  • Host and metric availability monitoring using function nodata() respects availability of proxies

Flexibility to monitor anything you want

Zabbix 5.0 extended functionality to make it more flexible:

  • Triggers support operations with text data
  • Support of host macros for host prototypes
  • Support of Float64 datatype
  • Support of override for low-level discovery (LLD) helps to create much smarter templates