ZABBIX 1.6.5

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ZABBIX SIA is proud to announce the availability of ZABBIX 1.6.5.

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 recommended to upgrade from previous releases of 1.6.x.

This document contains the release notes for ZABBIX 1.6.5.

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

Important

It is recommended to create the following indexes in order to speed up performance of ZABBIX front-end as well as server side (ignore it if the indexes already exist):

CREATE UNIQUE INDEX history_log_2 on history_log (itemid,id);
CREATE UNIQUE INDEX history_text_2 on history_text (itemid,id);
CREATE INDEX graphs_items_1 on graphs_items (itemid);
CREATE INDEX graphs_items_2 on graphs_items (graphid);
CREATE INDEX services_1 on services (triggerid);

What's New in 1.6.5

:: Japanese translation

Japanese translation was improved.

:: Other Improvements and Bug Fixes

  • [ZBX-956] fixed js error on map link edit
  • [ZBX-955] fixed bold lines in map links
  • [ZBX-954] fixed various minor typos and formatting errors
  • [ZBX-886] removed duplicate and outdated strings from locales
  • [ZBX-952] increased max length of processed text and log data to 64KB
  • [ZBX-840] added displaying of text items in the latest data screen
  • [ZBX-850] zabbix version removed from locales
  • [ZBX-947] fixed various typos and formatting errors in changelog
  • [ZBX-945] added comment about min/max values for RefreshActiveChecks param in agent config file
  • [ZBX-935] minor fixes for snmptrap.sh. Thanks to Joseph Womack.
  • [ZBX-942] fixed error message for server and proxy if cannot bind a port
  • [ZBX-940] fixed bug with not initialized array variable
  • [ZBX-939] fixed IPC semaphore related issue when starting Zabbix daemons
  • [ZBX-938] fixed usage of 'color' in en_gb locale
  • [ZBX-937] fixed possible server crash while processing IPMI remote command
  • [ZBX-936] fixed saving flexible intervals to items linked to templates
  • [ZBX-932] fixed typo in changelog
  • [ZBX-931] fixed timeout handling for agent's user parameters
  • [ZBX-889] fixed possible bug in media types form
  • [ZBX-927] removed default values for text and blob fields in the upgrade script for compatibility with MySQL 5.0
  • [ZBX-719] fixed typo in default graph title
  • [ZBX-859] fixed typo in server log message
  • [ZBX-848] fixed typos in changelog and comments
  • [ZBX-926] fixed exporting after preview
  • [ZBX-925] fixed verification of IPv6 adresses in frontend
  • [ZBX-918, ZBX-919] fixed compilation errors for 'unknown' platforms
  • [ZBX-922] fixed selection proper hosts for hosts-groups assign
  • [ZBX-559] fixed wrong format of input file in help info of zabbix_sender
  • [DEV-381] added printing of SVN revision number to all binaries
  • [ZBX-914] fixed SQL error while updating configuration tables on the proxy side
  • [ZBX-910] Queue/Details screen now has "Delayed at" column
  • [ZBX-910] Queue/Details screen now displays only 500 records
  • [ZBX-910] fixed incorrect values for proxy items in the Queue in case of time difference between server and the proxy
  • [ZBX-885] removed unused test code from Zabbix agent
  • [ZBX-887] fixed typo in "Not accessible resources"
  • [DEV-329] fixed server crash if PostgreSQL transaction fails
  • [ZBX-902] fixed wrongly updated operation in action in several circumstances
  • [ZBX-779] removed PostgreSQL warning message "nonstandard use of ..."
  • [ZBX-901] fixed possible bug on trigger creation
  • [ZBX-900] fixed adding several user to group with Oracle DB
  • [ZBX-894] fixed processing of {HOSTNAME} for trigger name if the trigger expression consists of several items
  • [ZBX-894] fixed processing of {ITEM.NAME},{HOSTNAME},{IPADDRESS} and {TRIGGER.KEY} for alerts if the trigger expression consists of several items
  • [ZBX-897] fixed user groups rights adding for host groups
  • [ZBX-896] improved performance of processing of IT services. Added database index
  • [DEV-137] fixed incorrect comment for TrapperTimeout option in zabbix_server.conf
  • [ZBX-894] fixed processing of {ITEM.LASTVALUE} for alerts if the trigger expression consists of several items
  • [ZBX-893] fixed error creating trigger when in Host dropdown selected All
  • [ZBX-888] more supported GSM modems (ignoring AT+CMEE command)
  • [ZBX-884] fixed sudden stop of Jabber notifications
  • [ZBX-884] added subject field for Jabber notifications
  • ZBX-460] fixed processing `distclean' target of `Makefile' for zabbix_proxy
  • [ZBX-882] fixed template linkage form
  • [ZBX-879] fixed maximum 30 issues shown in Dashboard system status
  • [ZBX-876] removed unused files
  • [ZBX-872] fixed group selected in another section of Hosts affects shown proxy members, and proxies shown in Items host dropdown
  • [ZBX-874] fixed evaluation of items nextcheck for flexible intervals
  • [ZBX-868] fixed incorrect processing of not supported internal checks
  • [ZBX-867] added php sockets check to installation wizard
  • [ZBX-865] fixed displaying templates without groups in template linkage page
  • [ZBX-857] changed queue details timestamp to timestamp defined in locale file
  • [ZBX-864] fixed problem when saving screen item without selected item
  • [ZBX-856] fixed email sending if tcp packets from smtp server are segmented
  • [ZBX-855] fixed processing of eventlogs timestamps on server side
  • [ZBX-851] changed sorting of users to alias in popup
  • [ZBX-849] fixed permissions problem for users in dashboard
  • [ZBX-797] fixed possible manual deletion of web items
  • [ZBX-847] fixed error in "Status of ZABBIX" when server is not running
  • [ZBX-846] fixed node names instead of group names

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. No upgrade of agents required, yet recommended.

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, 2008, 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 a full range of professional services. Please contact our sales department for pricing and more details.

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