ZABBIX 1.8.7

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1 September 2011

Zabbix SIA is proud to announce the availability of Zabbix 1.8.7.

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

This release fixes numerous issues of Zabbix 1.8.x and introduces new interesting features. A nice overview of the new features is at http://www.zabbix.com/documentation/1.8/manual/about/what_s_new_1.8.7.

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 1.8.7

:: Improved time picker

Time picker was extended to have better user friendly interface.

:: Default action conditions

New action will contain two conditions be default: "Trigger value = Problem" and "Not in maintenance"

:: Complete List of Bug Fixes and Improvements

  • [ZBX-3968] fixed issues with filtering in monitoring->events in Internet Explorer 7
  • [ZBXNEXT-898] new trigger actions have "trigger = PROBLEM" and "not in maintenance" conditions by default
  • [ZBX-4021] fixing item visibility in event then last value is null
  • [ZBX-4052] fixed key macros resolving in item names
  • [ZBX-1357] removed outdated translation strings from all translations
  • [ZBX-3998] reload recipient list for database down messages every CacheUpdateFrequency seconds
  • [ZBX-4034] fixed macros resolving in item names
  • [ZBX-4044] removed redundant query "SET CHARACTER SET"
  • [ZBX-3997] fixed IE9 dragging
  • [ZBX-4043] fixed processing of system.cpu.util on Solaris with non-sequential cpu numbers
  • [ZBX-4036] fixed period slider position saving in Monitoring->Events
  • [ZBX-1010] fixed processing of a vfs.fs.size metric on Solaris with filesystems larger than 2TB
  • [ZBX-3874] always enable all trigger severity checkboxes after enabling GUI Messaging in user profile
  • [ZBX-3889] fixed deadlocks while processing triggers
  • [ZBX-4023] fixed excess spacing and fake plural in graph deletion message
  • [ZBX-4016] fixed web monitoring item status on insert and update
  • [ZBX-3443] fixed "not selected" working as "all" in Monitoring->Events
  • [ZBX-3979] adding searchWildcardsEnabled flag in API for searching using wildcards
  • [ZBX-4018] fixed server crash on unsupported aggregate items
  • [ZBX-3908] allow empty string for formula field if multiplier is switched off
  • [ZBX-3961] added recalculation of nextcheck time after changed flexible intervals
  • [ZBX-3978] fixed time period calculation, do not include upper bound
  • [ZBX-4000] fixed stop propagation (network map element dragging in configuration) in IE9
  • [ZBX-2467] added more command line arguments to objdump to request more debugging information about crashes
  • [ZBX-3972] added "Now" and "Done" buttons into js calendar - change action after day selection
  • [ZBX-3993] fixed transmitting of templated user macros between server and proxy
  • [ZBX-4008] updated Japanese translation; thanks to Kodai Terashima
  • [ZBX-4005] updated French translation; thanks to Joseph Bueno
  • [ZBXNEXT-869] clarify in manpages how the process for runtime signalling is found

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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