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19 June 2012

Zabbix SIA is proud to announce the availability of Zabbix 1.8.14rc1 (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 1.8.14rc1. Download it from http://www.zabbix.com/download.php.

This release fixes known issues of Zabbix 1.8.x. A nice overview of the new functionality is at http://www.zabbix.com/documentation/1.8/manual/about/what_s_new_1.8.14.

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 1.8.14

:: Complete List of Bug Fixes and Improvements included into 1.8.14rc1

  • [ZBX-4007] fixed not being able to add screens from a child node to a slideshow
  • [ZBX-5147] fixed profiler lib doesn't work with G suffix for memory_limit option
  • [ZBX-5027] added file size check to log monitoring to report error if it's over 2 GB
  • [ZBX-4980] fixed error in decoding of big base64 encoded values
  • [ZBX-4793] fixed processing of SNMP strings terminated with a NUL character
  • [ZBX-4793] added support for display-hint when getting SNMP octet string values
  • [ZBX-5091] fixed usermacro.get templateids filter
  • [ZBX-4031] fixed error message when deleting a link in a map
  • [ZBX-5006] fixed allowed memory size exceeded; thanks to Mike Brady
  • [ZBX-5032] fixed select mediatypes in User
  • [ZBX-5014] fixed error in dm setup for guest user
  • [ZBX-4984] fixed export include graphs and triggers with web items
  • [ZBX-4980] fixed trapper process crash/hang on decoding big base64 encoded values
  • [ZBX-3897] fixed processing of proc.num[] item under FreeBSD; thanks to Jim Riggs
  • [ZBX-4918] fixed value mapping when resolve {ITEM.LASTVALUE} and {ITEM.VALUE} macros
  • [ZBX-4917] fixed slow screens for non-Super-Admins

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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