Zabbix: icmpping “Ping item must have target or host interface specified”

Once I upgraded Zabbix to version 6.4 and noticed that the “Template ICMP Ping” template stopped working on new devices, it continued to work on old ones, but if you add a new device, a warning was displayed:

Ping item must have target or host interface specified

To solve this problem, I opened the “Template ICMP Ping” template and changed the keys in three items, namely in the old version of Zabbix they were called:

icmppingloss
icmpping
icmppingsec

And I changed to:

icmppingloss[{HOST.IP}]
icmpping[{HOST.IP}]
icmppingsec[{HOST.IP}]

After these changes, everything was ok.
By the way, with a large number of nodes, it is desirable to reduce the history storage time, for example, by 1d, in order to less clog the database.

See also my article:
How to update Zabbix templates

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