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14 December 2011

Zabbix SIA is proud to announce the availability of Zabbix 1.8.10rc1 (First Release Candidate).

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 1.8.10rc1. Download it from http://www.zabbix.com/download.php.

This release fixes known issues of Zabbix 1.8.x and introduces new minor features. A nice overview of the new functionality is at http://www.zabbix.com/documentation/1.8/manual/about/what_s_new_1.8.10.

This release is not for production use. It is a Release Candidate!

If you are using Zabbix 1.8 with node-based distributed setup, please run the following SQL patch. It should improve performance of configuration syncing a lot.

MySQL:
DROP INDEX node_cksum_1 ON node_cksum;
CREATE INDEX node_cksum_1 on node_cksum (nodeid,cksumtype,tablename,recordid);

ORACLE:
DROP INDEX node_cksum_1;
CREATE INDEX node_cksum_1 on node_cksum (nodeid,cksumtype,tablename,recordid);

PostgreSQL:
DROP INDEX node_cksum_1;
CREATE INDEX node_cksum_1 on node_cksum (nodeid,cksumtype,tablename,recordid);

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

:: Complete List of Bug Fixes and Improvements included into 1.8.10rc1

  • [ZBX-4424] fixed handling of a long localized content by history syncer
  • [ZBX-4424] fixed handling of a localized content with incorrect utf8 characters
  • [ZBX-2737] fixed various messages at linking templates
  • [ZBX-4273] fixed getting permission error while creating an action
  • [ZBX-4377] fixed error message when checking if libcurl can be linked statically
  • [ZBX-4391] fixed suffix support in trigger testing interface
  • [ZBX-4376] fixed escaping of strings with PostgreSQL 9.1 or later
  • [ZBX-2419] fixed calculation of SLA if uptime/downtime is specified
  • [ZBX-3074] moved the 'Status' column in the item list to the right
  • [ZBX-3104] implemented the screen item API
  • [ZBX-3104] fixed screen item "Parameter" field validation and some minor screen item bugs
  • [ZBX-4298] added deleted data report to a housekeeper on every step
  • [ZBX-3649] fixed "frontends/php/styles/ie_default.css" doesn't exist (for IE6)
  • [ZBX-4235] fixed operations with decimal numbers for certain locales
  • [ZBX-3244] fixed dropdown changing its style when navigating menu
  • [ZBX-4015] fixed multiple XSS issues
  • [ZBX-4288] fixed user macros not being deleted when deleting a host
  • [ZBX-2859] fixed possibility to successfully delete zero regular expressions
  • [ZBX-2843] made dashboard and slideshow popup menus have dynamic width
  • [ZBX-4279] added an error message when trying to delete an item, that's being used as a min/max Y axis value for graphs
  • [ZBX-4375] updated Russian translation; thanks to Alexey Pustovalov
  • [ZBX-4360] fixed trapper compilation error on FreeBSD 7.3
  • [ZBX-4249] fixed trigger wizard when inserting macro multiple times
  • [ZBX-4351] updated French translation; thanks to Joseph Bueno
  • [ZBX-4353] updated Japanese translation; thanks to Kodai Terashima

Installation and Upgrade Notes

Installation

See Zabbix Manual for full details.

Upgrade

Recompile Zabbix binaries and update front-end PHP files. Execute a database patch if migrating from Zabbix 1.6.x. 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 5.x
  • Ubuntu Linux, Intel, kernel 2.6.15, MySQL 5.0.22, PostgreSQL 8.3
  • RedHat EL 5.3, Intel, kernel 2.6.18, Oracle 11gR2
  • Slackware Linux, x86, kernel 2.6.29.6, MySQL 5.1.x

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. We also provide trouble-free upgrade service for easy migration from earlier versions to Zabbix 1.8.x. Please contact Sales for pricing and more details.

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