ZABBIX 1.1beta9

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This document contains the release notes for ZABBIX version 1.1beta9. The following sections describe the release in detail and provide late-breaking or other information that supplements the main documentation.

The release fixes different issues and introduces some additional functionality.

What's New

:: A separater poller process will be used for unreachable hosts.

This will unload standard pollers improving overall ZABBIX performance in timeout situations.

:: New screen for analysing multiple log files.

Search, highlighting, analysing and merging of multiple log files, and more in one WEB screen.

:: More command line parameters for ZABBIX binaries

Parameters -t, -h and -v have been introduced. See output of -h for more details.

:: Added support of aggregate items

It makes possible keeping track of statistical data of per host group level. For example, ZABBIX is able to monitor average CPU load for a group of servers. Or overall amount of free memory (or disk space) for a group of servers.

:: Vertical hostnames in overview screen

Overview screen will use vertical hostnames to improve general layout.

:: Disabling/enabling of template items.

Change of template item status will be propagated to related items.

:: ZABBIX server parameter StartSuckers renamed to StartPollers.

Don't forget to adjust zabbix_server.conf before upgrade.

:: Experimental parameter NoTimeWait is no longer supported.

Don't forget to adjust configuration files if you use this parameter.

:: Fixes

  • fixed agregate functions to work with uint data type
  • fix compilation if no function atoll()
  • fixed compilation issue in run_command()
  • better function is_double()
  • fixed host conditions in actions
  • fixed processing of trapped items when a key contains '\'
  • Other fixes.

What's next

Release of ZABBIX 1.1 is really close.

Please use ZABBIX Forums to inform ZABBIX Development Team about any issues found in the beta.

Installation and Upgrade Notes

Installation

See the Installation Guide http://www.zabbix.com/manual/v1.1/install.php for full details.

Upgrade

In order to upgrade from previous release, execution of database patches required. See Upgrade Guide http://www.zabbix.com/manual/v1.1/config_upgrading.php for full details on upgrade procedure.

Pre-release testing

ZABBIX Server

ZABBIX Server has been compiled and tested on the following platforms: Ubuntu Linux, AMD64, kernel 2.6.11

ZABBIX Agents

ZABBIX Agents have been compiled and tested on the following platforms:

  • AIX 5.2
  • FreeBSD 4.11, 5.4
  • HP-UX 11.00
  • Linux 2.6.11 (Ubuntu)
  • NetBSD 2.0
  • OS/X 10.2
  • Solaris 5.9
  • Tru64 5.1B

Note that agents are available pre-compiled from www.zabbix.com/download.php. The agents are compatible with ZABBIX v1.0 and all releases in 1.1 series.

Use in production environments

ZABBIX 1.1beta9 is BETA software, therefore we cannot recommend it for immediate use in production. Although tested throughout our release cycle, this release introduces many changes and does not have the benefit of use in production environments that ZABBIX v1.0 has and therefore should be treated with the same level of caution as a new product.

References

  • ZABBIX v1.1 Manual http://www.zabbix.com/manual/v1.1/index.php
  • ZABBIX Forums (http://www.zabbix.com/forum)
  • ZABBIX Support (http://www.zabbix.com/support.php)

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