ZBXNEXT-98 introduced into Zabbix 2.2.3 a way to query multiple SNMP variables at once. After that, it was discovered that not all devices are capable of dealing properly with requests with multiple variable bindings, so ZBXNEXT-2301 was implemented for Zabbix 2.4.0, which allows to switch SNMP bulk off for a particular interface.
However, Zabbix 2.2 is an LTS release, so there should be a convenient way to switch SNMP bulk off, without applying the patch from
ZBXNEXT-2301. It was suggested by Stefan in ZBXNEXT-2301 to have an option --without-snmp-bulk for ./configure, which we think is actually a good idea.