ZABBIX 2.0.1

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27 June 2012

Zabbix SIA is proud to announce the availability of Zabbix 2.0.1.

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

This release fixes known issues of Zabbix 2.0.x and introduces new minor features. A nice overview of the new functionality is at http://www.zabbix.com/documentation/2.0/manual/introduction/whatsnew201.

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

What's New in 2.0.1

:: Added server availability check

All front-end pages will report if Zabbix server is not available.

:: Increased max number of monitored volumes

Maximum number of volumes monitored by Zabbix agents increased to 1024 with much more efficient usage of physical memory.

:: Updated translations

Updated Brazilian Portuguese, French, Greek, Japanese, Ukrainian and Russian translations.

:: Complete List of Bug Fixes and Improvements included into 2.0.1

  • [ZBX-5094] removed trailing backslashes from {#FSNAME} returned by Windows agent
  • [ZBX-5150] restored support of Numeric(unsigned) type for aggregated items
  • [ZBXNEXT-1259] added a script file existence and permissions check for a "Script" media type
  • [ZBXNEXT-801] maximum number of monitored disks increased to 1024, with dynamic increasing of shared memory size
  • [ZBXNEXT-1256] added example Solaris partition LLD user parameter
  • [ZBX-5074] redesign configuration of action
  • [ZBX-1357] updated Brazilian Portuguese, French, Greek, Japanese, Ukrainian and Russian translations; thanks to Zabbix translators
  • [ZBXNEXT-1019] updated jQuery to 1.7.2 and jQuery UI to 1.8.20
  • [ZBXNEXT-829] Zabbix server availability check
  • [ZBX-5188] fixed incorrect graph themes being used for graphs from child nodes
  • [ZBX-5155] fixed importing of triggers with dependencies from 1.8 to 2.0
  • [ZBX-5184] fixed Zabbix doesn't show availability for all type except agent items in object views of host
  • [ZBX-5136] fixed xml import can broke on short empty tag syntax
  • [ZBX-5154] fixed host group tab doesn't add selected hosts to host group
  • [ZBX-5176] fixed trigger events not being deleted when changing it to a templated trigger
  • [ZBX-5042] fixed server crash while synchronization host_inventory table
  • [ZBX-5042] fixed possible sql errors while node synchronization
  • [ZBX-5133] fixed error when adding the first map element
  • [ZBX-5115] fixed API object names being case sensitive
  • [ZBX-5058] init.d scripts updated for Zabbix 2.0
  • [ZBX-5143] fixed regular expression delete action ignores cancelation in confirmation dialog
  • [ZBX-5148] fixed linking of item prototypes by a discovery rule
  • [ZBX-5061] fixed Oracle SQL errors when executing data.sql
  • [ZBX-5123] fixed Oracle SQL error while linking a template by server
  • [ZBX-5156] fixed incorrect values in node edit form
  • [ZBX-5140] fixed usermacro.get return macros from all nodes by default
  • [ZBX-5106] fixed trigger dependencies not being mapped to new triggers when cloning a host
  • [ZBX-5106] fixed trigger dependencies on web triggers not being removed when cloning a host
  • [ZBX-5128] fixed pagefilter->groupid
  • [ZBX-5073] fixed parent template links in items, triggers, graphs and discovery rules
  • [ZBX-5104] fixed severity colors in trigger forms
  • [ZBX-5104] fixed trigger severity control works incorrectly on fast clicks
  • [ZBX-5119] fixed maintenance till day
  • [ZBX-5105] fixed server name not shown in page title
  • [ZBX-4863] fixed graph Y marker positions and values when setting a minimum value for the Y scale
  • [ZBX-4861] fixed excess queries upon no-change graph saving
  • [ZBX-5090] fixed errors when fully cloning a host that contains trigger prototypes with web items in the expression
  • [ZBXNEXT-1256] fixed example Linux partition LLD item
  • [ZBX-4980] fixed error in decoding of big base64 encoded values
  • [ZBX-5081] fixed simple slide show update changes slideids in a database
  • [ZBX-5092] fixed the get method "nodeids" parameter not working in some APIs
  • [ZBX-5000] fixed "all" shown instead of "not selected" in Monitoring -> Discovery
  • [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-5080] fixed incorrect JavaScript parameter encoding in the map editor
  • [ZBX-4974] fixed don't show groups w/o templates when linking a template
  • [ZBX-5096] fixed error when create hostgroup with too long name
  • [ZBX-4985] improved hostgroup area icons layout
  • [ZBX-5078] fixed item prototype application linking when fully cloning a host
  • [ZBX-5053] fixed Y max/min value validation for calculated graph scales
  • [ZBX-5029] fixed inherited item interface being updated incorrectly when changing it's type
  • [ZBX-4958] fixed undefined indexes when switching auth method
  • [ZBX-5071] fixed macros being deleted when leaving the "macro" and "value" fields empty
  • [ZBX-5076] fixed possible server or proxy crash when using Calculated, DB Monitor, SSH or Telnet items
  • [ZBX-5032] fixed select mediatypes in User
  • [ZBX-4864] fixed graph Y axis label alignment
  • [ZBXNEXT-1225] fixed multiple design issues
  • [ZBX-4932] fixed weekly top 100 trigger report using incorrect time period
  • [ZBX-3106] fixed supported types for calculated items
  • [ZBX-5030] fixed IT services query in Oracle
  • [ZBX-5041] changed {HOSTNAME} macro to {HOST.NAME} in the default templates
  • [ZBX-4974] fixed and improved several popups
  • [ZBX-5020] fixed undefined functions prior requirement check in setup.php
  • [ZBX-5016] fixed graphs borders
  • [ZBX-4962] fixed varchar default saving in MySQL
  • [ZBX-4977] fixed GUI messaging
  • [ZBX-4994] fixed SQL error when trying to remove host interface used in items
  • [ZBX-4918] fixed value mapping when resolve {ITEM.LASTVALUE} and {ITEM.VALUE} macros
  • [ZBX-5013] fixed requirements check in frontend setup
  • [ZBX-4923] fixed ids sorting before update and delete
  • [ZBX-5026] fixed error messages when creating IT Service
  • [ZBX-3897] fixed processing of proc.num[] item under FreeBSD; thanks to Jim Riggs

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 2.0.x. Please contact Sales for pricing and more details.

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