ZABBIX SIA is proud to announce the availability of ZABBIX 1.4.
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. A complete text of the license is available at http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.txt.
This document contains the release notes for ZABBIX 1.4.
The following sections describe the release in detail and provide late-breaking or other information that supplements its main documentation.
Installation Wizard automatically checks pre-requisites, database connectivity and generates a configuration file for WEB front end.
ZABBIX distributed monitoring is made for complex environments consisting of different locations. ZABBIX supports monitoring of an unlimited number of nodes. Centralized configuration allows all the nodes to be configured from a single location easily.
ZABBIX distributed monitoring module allows to deploy ZABBIX systems easily. The discovery supports IP ranges, service checks, agent and SNMP checks for efficient auto-discovery.
WEB monitoring module enables flexible and easy monitoring of availability and performanceof WEB sites and WEB-based applications. It supports passing of GET and POST variables.
SQLite support has been implemented. It allows to use ZABBIX in embedded environments.
WEB interface speed and usability have been improved greatly.
Native support of Jabber messaging has been introduced.
More flexible host-template linkage saves time and make the configuration of hosts more flexible and straight forward.
ZABBIX server automatically warns the group of users if the database is down and continues normal operations when the database is back.
New XML data import and export functionality is an excellent way of sharing templates, hosts configuration and items/triggers related information.
ZABBIX Windows agent supports Windows Vista, both 32 and 64 bit versions.
Multiple operations (notifications, script execution) per action are supported. The choice of action calculation algorithm was introduced.
The server-side external checks can be used to introduce custom checks executed on ZABBIX server side.
The old user permission schema is no longer supported. It was replaced by a new more efficient, yet simple, schema working on the level of user groups and host groups.
ZABBIX supports the use of different trigger expressions to go into ON and OFF states.
Several screens can be grouped into a slide show for better presentation.
Groups of server side processes (discoverer, poller, HTTP poller, trapper, etc) can be located on different physical servers for better performance and availability.
- The same code for UNIX and Windows agents
- New communication protocol
- Increased maximum size of background images
- New default templates
- Flexible refresh intervals
- Stacked graphs
- More flexible log rotation
- Support of static linkage
- Colour selection for graphs
- Log filtering on agent side
- Improved configuration script
- ZABBIX sender to read configuration parameter from agent's configuration file
- Support of macros in remote commands
- New configuration parameters
- avg() will support integer type
- An icon can be assigned to hosts having 'unknown' status
- other improvements and bug fixes
- Repeated actions and notifications
- Bulk loader was replaced by XML Data Import/Export
- User permissions on per-element level
See ZABBIX Manual for full details.
See ZABBIX Manual for a detailed upgrade procedure.
ZABBIX Server has been 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 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)
- Linux 2.6.15 (Ubuntu)
- Linux CentOS
- NetBSD 2.0
- OS/X 10.2
- Solaris 10
- Tru64 5.1B
- Windows XP
Note that agents are available pre-compiled from http://www.zabbix.com/download.php for a limited number of versions and platforms.
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