ZABBIX 1.6.8

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Riga, 7 December 2009

ZABBIX SIA is proud to announce the availability of ZABBIX 1.6.8.

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 1.6.8.

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

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 1.6.8

No new major features were introduced in this release.

:: Other Improvements and Bug Fixes

  • [ZBX-1408] fixed adding images for postgresql
  • [ZBX-3] remove a comment saying syslog is used until it works
  • [ZBX-1184] fixed support of more than 10 CPU's for system.cpu.util under Linux
  • [ZBX-1365] fixed housekeeper to process trends_uint table
  • [ZBX-1384] fixed memory leak in processing ldap checks
  • [ZBX-1355] fixed possible server crash when receiving invalid data. Thanks to Nicob
  • [ZBX-1031] added more security checks for communication between nodes. Thanks to Nicob
  • [ZBX-1309] fixed input file processing by zabbix_sender (-i option)
  • [ZBX-1284] fixed server crash if using zabbix[queue] check without dbcache
  • [ZBX-1276] fixed import template as template if status tag is after groups tag in xml
  • [ZBX-1150] added refreshing of not supported performance counters

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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