ZABBIX 1.4.2

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ZABBIX SIA is proud to announce the availability of ZABBIX 1.4.2.

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 1.4.2.

It is strongly recommended to upgrade from ZABIX 1.4 and 1.4.1.

Support of Oracle restored, however it is not well-tested. No Oracle patches for migration from 1.4 exist yet.

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

What's New in 1.4.2

:: New templates

New user contributed templates: Cisco PIX, Cisco PIX 525, APC Battery, Dell PowerConnect, Dell OpenManage, Dell PowerEdge, HP InsightManager.

:: Pre-CPU statistics

Support of per-CPU system.cpu.util and support of system.cpu.num under Linux and Solaris.

:: More flexible node configuration

New parameters, NodeNoEvents and NodeNoHistory, controls if a node should send events and historical data to a master node.

:: Improved front-end to show data from multiple nodes

ZABBIX GUI can optionally display information of a single node or the node and its all child nodes.

:: Support of new parameter for count(period,value,operator)

New parameter, 'count', can be used to filter data processed by this function.

:: Non-case sensitive function iregexp()

It is a non-case sensitive alternative to already existing regexp().

:: Fixes and minor improvements

  • fixed '{HOSTNAME}' macros in actions
  • fixed e-mail sending to the pedantic qmail
  • fixed communication between systems with different byte orders
  • fixed frontend to accept trigger function time()
  • ignore trigger FALSE state if it depends on another trigger
  • added automatic resolution of DNS names for auto-discovery
  • fixed processing of triggers on delta items
  • updated German translation
  • changed help string for parameter '-s' of zabbix_sender
  • fixed displaying of text data (EOL) in screens
  • added missing { and } when displaying trigger expressions
  • fixed processing of negative SNMP integers
  • fixed processing of MM in format of log timestamps
  • added missing index on items_applications.itemid
  • fixed processing of SNMP octet strings
  • fixed division by zero in ZABBIX server
  • fixed upgrade script to correctly process host-template linkage
  • fixed synchronisation of delete operation between nodes
  • fixed problem with libresolv under Solaris 8
  • improved item and trigger filtering
  • added dotted drawing type for links of map
  • fixed links drawing type of map
  • fixed items,graphs,hostgroups deletion
  • fixed permisions for maps
  • fixed filtering of items by status
  • fixed collector for WinXX
  • fixed definition of serial columns to allow use of older MySQL
  • decreased required version of libcurl
  • added timeout handler for http monitoring
  • more informative report for confiuration script
  • changed installation directory to '$sbin'
  • fixed "Reset" button for Web screens
  • fixed graph items limitation for IE6
  • added availability of using spaces for trigger expressions
  • improved inheritance of template graphs
  • fixed permissions for logfile
  • changed syntax of keys for external checks
  • changed syntax of keys for aggregate items
  • fixed DM configuration exchange in 32-bit environments
  • fixed agent library dependencies
  • fixed reset button for graph
  • fixed item multiple cleaning on mass update
  • fixed error 'undefined function delete_service'
  • fixed internal loging system
  • added non-persistent connection for PostgreSQL to avoid problems with unfinished transactions
  • fixed housekeeper to process history_text
  • added support of character ':' for item keys
  • fixed processing of long data by zabbix_get
  • fixed shared memory allocation
  • added server-side transactions for PostgreSQL
  • fixed housekeeper to run as multiple transations
  • added support of NOT IN operator for time periods
  • fixed processing of macro {TRIGGER.VALUE} on 32 bit systems
  • changed priorities of '|' and '&' in trigger expressions
  • fixed no graphs for PostgreSQL
  • fixed and improved eventlog monitoring
  • improved not supported values processing
  • fixed processing of user parameters and remote commands having character '%'

Installation and Upgrade Notes

Installation

See ZABBIX Manual for full details.

Upgrade

See ZABBIX Manual for a detailed upgrade procedure. No upgrade of database schema required for upgrade from 1.4 or 1.4.1.

Pre-release testing

ZABBIX Server

ZABBIX Server has been tested on the following platforms:

  • CentOS Linux 4.4, Intel
  • CentOS Linux 5.0, Intel
  • FreeBSD 6.2, Intel
  • Solaris 10, Intel
  • 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:

  • 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.

Commercial support

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

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