ZABBIX 1.8.13rc1

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3 May 2012

Zabbix SIA is proud to announce the availability of Zabbix 1.8.13rc1 (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 1.8.13rc1. 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_1.8.13.

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.

What's New in 1.8.13

:: New agent check

New check agent.hostname is introduced to return agent's hostname. It might be handy for troubleshooting configuration related issues.

:: Complete List of Bug Fixes and Improvements included into 1.8.13rc1

  • [ZBX-4685] fixed hangup when users login at the same timed
  • [ZBX-4810] fixed the ifInOctets and ifOutOctets items in the Dell_PowerConnect_5224, Template_Dell_PowerConnect_5324, Template_C3750-48TS and Template_Cisco_PIX515E templates
  • [ZBXNEXT-1188] added support of "agent.hostname" check
  • [ZBX-4857] fixed poller hanging on ssh check when using public key authentication
  • [ZBX-4881] fixed slow select queries from partitioned history tables
  • [ZBX-4877] updated French translation; thanks to Joseph Bueno
  • [ZBX-4900] improved performance of the 'Status of Zabbix' dashboard widget
  • [ZBX-4905] fixed processing of system.swap.in/out[,pages] under Linux 2.6
  • [ZBX-4907] fixed processing of system.swap.in/out[,sectors/count] under Linux
  • [ZBX-4884] fixed incorrect calculation of items using option "Delta (speed per second)" after recovery from unsupported state
  • [ZBX-4849] implemented a check that a trigger expression doesn't use items from both hosts and templates at the same time
  • [ZBX-3929] removed deprecated Switch module from the gen.pl script

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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