ZABBIX 1.3.3 (beta)

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ZABBIX SIA is proud to announce the availability of ZABBIX 1.3.3.

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. The full license is available at http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.txt.

This document contains the release notes for ZABBIX 1.3.3. The release supports MySQL, PostgreSQL and SQLite only. Support of Oracle will be restored in later releases.

Do not use this release in production! It is for beta testing only.

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

What's New in 1.3.3

:: Upgrade patches for easy migration from 1.1.x to 1.4

These patches are under upgrades/dbpatches/1.3/, for MySQL and PostgreSQL only.

:: Scenarios based WEB monitoring

Performance, availability and integrity of WEB applications can be monitored by ZABBIX.

:: Added "Clone" functionality in ZABBIX WEB GUI

Items, triggers and other elements can be easily duplicated!

:: Support of hysteresis

Different trigger conditions can be defined depending on trigger value.

:: Native support of Jabber notifications

New media type, Jabber, can be used to send messages to Jabber network (Google Talk, other).

:: Hostname split into host name and DNS name

Host name will be used for informational purposes only.

:: Better default templates

Please let us know how we can improve the templates further.

:: New command line parameters for zabbix_sender

See ZABBIX Manual (PDF) for details.

:: Database watchdog

ZABBIX server will not shutdown but notify users and recover nicely if database is not available. MySQL only. Other databases will be supported as well.

:: Mass update for items

Mass updates of items made easy!

:: Misc functionality and fixes

  • ZABBIX Manual 1.4 release 4
  • new macro {TRIGGER.VALUE}
  • highlighting for second level menu
  • new parameter system.boottime
  • data precision is preserved for integer data types
  • item key lenght increased to 255 characters
  • new server parameter 'StartHTTPPollers'
  • fixed compilation issues under FreeBSD and HP-UX
  • other improvements and bug fixes

Installation and Upgrade Notes

Installation

See the Installation Guide http://www.zabbix.com/manual/v1.4/install.php for full details. See http://www.zabbix.com/manual/v1.4/install_source_web.php for information about Installation Wizard.

Upgrade

Upgrade script for MySQL and PostgreSQL are provided. Please do not upgrade production systems! The release may or may not work on your system. It has been tested on a very limited number of systems.

Pre-release testing

ZABBIX Server

ZABBIX Server has been compiled and tested on the following platforms:

  • Ubuntu Linux, AMD64, kernel 2.6.11, MySQL 4.x
  • Ubuntu Linux, Intel, kernel 2.6.15, MySQL 5.0.22

ZABBIX Agents

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

  • Linux 2.6.11 (Ubuntu)
  • Windows XP
  • Windows XP 64bit

Note that agents are available pre-compiled from http://www.zabbix.com/download.php for a limited number of versions and platforms.

Commercial support

ZABBIX Company provides full range of professional services. Please contact our sales department for pricing and more details.

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