ZABBIX 1.9.1 (alpha)

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28 December 2010

Zabbix SIA is proud to announce the availability of Zabbix 1.9.1 (Second Alpha Release of Zabbix 2.0).

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

This release introduces major features along with numerous improvements.

This release is absolutely not for production. It is a very early Alpha Release!

It is not yet feature complete and does not fully represent expected 2.0 version.

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

What's New in 1.9.1

:: Multiple network interfaces

Multiple network interfaces can be assigned to a single host, therefore one host may have several IP addresses with different checks for each IP.

:: Better translation framework for WEB interface

Zabbix interface translations are handled by GNU gettext module.

:: Auto-registration with passive checks

Added support of monitoring auto-registered hosts with passive checks. It is very handy for monitoring of Cloud-like environments.

:: Re-design of unknown events and triggers

Unknown triggers and events will no longer be displayed in Zabbix WEB interface, a special flag will be shown if Zabbix is not confident about status of triggers or events.

:: Low level discovery

Zabbix is able to discover your file systems, network interfaces and SNMP interfaces automatically with no manual work. One template can be used for hosts having different devices.

:: Optional graph legends

Graph legend can be optionally disabled.

:: Templated host-level screens

Templates may contain screens for easy maintenance. The screens are available via Monitoring->Hosts, yet the form is not finished yet.

:: Database integrity

There are significant improvements in the database schema for better consistency and security of configuration and historical data.

:: Nanosecond resolution for historical data

Zabbix supports nanosecond resolution for historical data. If you are migrating from 1.8.x the option will be off by default. It is on for fresh setups.

:: Multiple URLs for map elements

A map element may have multiple links (URLs) to external resources.

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 1.8.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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