ZABBIX 1.6.1

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ZABBIX SIA is proud to announce the availability of ZABBIX 1.6.1.

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.

It is highly recommended to upgrade from 1.6.

This document contains the release notes for ZABBIX 1.6.1.

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

What's New in 1.6.1

:: New macros

Added support of macros {HOSTNAME},{HOST.CONN},{IPADDRESS},{HOST.DNS} for item keys.

:: Other Improvements

  • [ZBX-586] added simple check tcp_perf into help_items
  • [DEV-250] added support of vfs.dev.read/write under Linux 2.4/2.6
  • [ZBX-576] added IPMI authentication algorithms
  • [ZBX-573] made SQL optimization for PGSQL
  • [ZBX-572] fixed warning messages while updating template linkage
  • [ZBX-570] fixed possible server crash if flexible interval delay is 0 sec.
  • [ZBX-565] fixed filtering of conf->triggers
  • [ZBX-562] fixed improper host group delete action
  • [ZBX-527] fixed possible poller crash
  • [ZBX-533] fixed incorrect SNMP string to float conversion
  • [ZBX-534] fixed problem with email messages for discovery events
  • [ZBX-540] DM: fixed sql error while processing configuration data
  • [ZBX-557] fixed wrong audit action for items enable/disable
  • [ZBX-403] added support of commas in UserParameter's
  • [ZBX-541] fixed overwriting proxies on host import issue
  • [ZBX-542] added processing of nextcheck for active checks
  • [ZBX-504] fixed date selector issue for log items in latest values screen
  • [ZBX-529] removed links from dynamic screen graphs
  • [ZBX-538] fixed wrong theme pick up in login screen issue
  • [ZBX-536] fixed problem with "Unable to add performance counter"
  • [ZBX-535] added support of monitoring files larger than 2GB in windows
  • [ZBX-520] removed action condition "event ack" due to not supported
  • [ZBX-480] fixed patches for sysmaps_links table
  • [ZBX-521] fixed problem in FreeBSD with threads in proc.num and proc.mem items
  • [ZBX-519] removed proxy hosts from applications hosts list
  • [DEV-238] added support of sec|#num for function count()
  • [DEV-238] added support of text items for function count()
  • [ZBX-471] fixed problem with graphs with big values
  • [ZBX-501] fixed undefined values in server info screen
  • [ZBX-469] fixed problem with linking extra graph
  • [ZBX-495] fixed DB upgrade script when doing 1.1->1.4->1.6
  • [ZBX-488] fixed memory leak in ZABBIX server code
  • [ZBX-500] added more debug information for icmpping processing
  • [ZBX-499] fixes problem with IPMI authorization; added field "IPMI IP"
  • [ZBX-484] fixed host-group selection in templates page
  • [ZBX-464] fixed user creation under ldap
  • [ZBX-468] fixed user online status in administration panel
  • [ZBX-492] fixed wrong url "next 100" in audit actions
  • [ZBX-490] fixed undefined variable in latest data
  • [ZBX-481] fixed permission issue in slideshow
  • [ZBX-474] fixed deleting hosts with postgres-backend
  • [ZBX-475] added message on missed php-ldap module
  • [DEV-168] added support of system.cpu.util[] for OpenBSD agents

Installation and Upgrade Notes

Installation

See ZABBIX Manual for full details.

Upgrade

Recompile ZABBIX binaries and update front-end PHP files, no database patching needed. See ZABBIX Manual for a detailed upgrade procedure.

Pre-release testing

ZABBIX Server

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

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

  • AIX 5.2
  • FreeBSD 4.x, 5.x, 6.x
  • HP-UX 10.x, 11.x
  • Linux 2.4.x, 2.6.x
  • Linux CentOS
  • NetBSD 2.0
  • OS/X 10.2
  • Solaris 8, 9, 10
  • Tru64 5.1B
  • Windows XP, 2000, 2003, Vista

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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