ZABBIX 2.0.12

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13 May 2014

Zabbix SIA is proud to announce the availability of Zabbix 2.0.12.

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 2.0.12. 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 https://www.zabbix.com/documentation/2.0/manual/introduction/whatsnew2012.

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

What's New in 2.0.12

:: Updated translations

Updated Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, Persian, Slovak and Ukrainian translations.

:: List of Improvements included into 2.0.12

  • [ZBX-7811] added robots.txt file
  • [ZBXNEXT-1889] made startup.sh and shutdown.sh scripts for Java gateway work with /bin/sh
  • [ZBX-7597] added description of the returned value types to the agentd manpage
  • [ZBX-1357] updated Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, Persian, Slovak and Ukrainian translations; thanks to Zabbix translators

:: Complete List of Bug Fixes and Improvements included into 2.0.12

  • [ZBX-7856] fixed zbx_stat() not working with directories in Windows
  • [ZBX-7811] added robots.txt file
  • [ZBXNEXT-1889] made startup.sh and shutdown.sh scripts for Java gateway work with /bin/sh
  • [ZBX-7597] added description of the returned value types to the agentd manpage
  • [ZBX-1357] updated Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, Persian, Slovak and Ukrainian translations; thanks to Zabbix translators
  • [ZBX-8111] fixed possible XSS in tables with vertical header row cells
  • [ZBX-8108] fixed reading /proc virtual files without rewinding the file position
  • [ZBX-7825] fixed saving of the history data in sequential time order on proxy side
  • [ZBX-4675] added error checks to avoid partial configuration loading
  • [ZBX-6542] added additional information in the default server configuration file about HousekeepingFrequency parameter
  • [ZBX-7856] added workaround for Windows _wstat64() not working with symlinks
  • [ZBX-8030] fixed {HOSTNAME} macro resolving
  • [ZBX-7046] fixed get_ip_by_socket returning an empty string for IPv4 addresses when Zabbix is compiled with IPv6 support
  • [ZBX-7966] fixed possibility to copy a templated graph
  • [ZBX-7930] improved execution time in Maintenance page
  • [ZBX-7872] removed discovery item prototype from calculation of required performace (NVPS)
  • [ZBX-5778] removed counting items in queue if host is in maintenance with no data collection
  • [ZBX-6151] fixed graph prototype and trigger prototype validation so item prototypes are no longer allowed from multiple discovery rules and fixed filter by flags not overriding in item.get method
  • [ZBX-5804] added overflow/wrapping detection to calculated items
  • [ZBX-7659] fixed handling of hosts without any interfaces
  • [ZBX-5379] added stale PID file detection for Java gateway
  • [ZBX-5558] fixed Java gateway error messages not being shown in the console on startup
  • [ZBX-6731] faster processing of log files by agent on Unix
  • [ZBX-6729] faster processing of log files by agent on Microsoft Windows
  • [ZBX-6933] added substitution of eventlog parameter insertion strings
  • [ZBX-7853] changed log level from warning to information when listener, active checks and collector processes start
  • [ZBX-7674] implemented batch processing of IT services to resolve deadlocks and improve performance
  • [ZBX-5789] improved performance of processing discovered graphs by the low-level discovery rule
  • [ZBX-5789] fixed updating of low-level discovered graphs: the graph identifier never will change
  • [ZBX-7708] fixed trigger prototype error message and trigger form default description value
  • [ZBX-7739] removed unused label in screen configuration page when no elements exist

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 2000, Server 2003, XP, Vista, Server 2008, 7, 8, Server 2012

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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