ZABBIX 2.0.13rc1

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02 September 2014

Zabbix SIA is proud to announce the availability of Zabbix 2.0.13rc1 (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 2.0.13rc1. 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/whatsnew2013.

This release is not for production use. It is a Release Candidate!

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

What's New in 2.0.13

:: Updated translations

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

:: List of Improvements included into 2.0.13rc1

  • [ZBX-7098] improved handling of log file rotation/truncation for logrt[] and log[] items
  • [ZBX-1357] updated Slovak and Ukrainian translations; thanks to Zabbix translators

:: Complete List of Bug Fixes and Improvements included into 2.0.13rc1

  • [ZBX-1357] updated Slovak and Ukrainian translations; thanks to Zabbix translators
  • [ZBX-3407] fixed NVPS query to not fail on DB2
  • [ZBX-8646] added a warning on UNIX/GNU/Linux platforms if logrt[] directory has no 'execute' permission
  • [ZBX-8629] fixed crash in get_string() function when checking "Database monitor" items
  • [ZBX-4800] replaced JSON.org library with Android JSON library; thanks to Volker Fröhlich for legal research
  • [ZBX-6229] removed pretty formatting from Java gateway JSON responses
  • [ZBX-4800] fixed typo in item name in "Template JMX Generic": "mpTenured" -> "mp Tenured"
  • [ZBX-8608] added support of IP masks for action conditions
  • [ZBX-8151] fixed XXE vulnerability on XML import using obsolete libxml versions; thanks to pnig0s@Freebuf for the report
  • [ZBX-8358] fixed overview screen elements being displayed incorrectly after refreshing
  • [ZBX-8348] fixed processing of LLD triggers; functions in a trigger expression could have incorrect ordering
  • [ZBX-8343] fixed a bug in binary heap that could cause a slightly inconsistent ordering of elements in the queue
  • [ZBX-8327] fixed possible crash when processing Windows eventlog
  • [ZBX-8188] fixed IPMI items staying supported when sensor data becomes unavailable
  • [ZBX-7576] when pinging a broadcast address ignore responses from other addresses
  • [ZBX-6531] fixed memory leak in filesystem discovery on AIX systems
  • [ZBX-8241] fixed duplicate display of actions in media type list
  • [ZBX-8269] fixed processing of active checks in agent
  • [ZBX-8238] fixed updating agent 'mtime' for logrt[] items; thanks to Yoshinori Komuro for patch
  • [ZBX-7098] improved handling of log file rotation/truncation for logrt[] and log[] items
  • [ZBX-8198] decreased verbosity of Windows agent with DebugLevel=4
  • [ZBX-7875] fixed wrongly reported system version for Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2

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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