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04 August 2015

Zabbix Team is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 2.0.15rc1 (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 2.0.15rc1. 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/whatsnew2015.

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 2.0.15rc1

:: Support of NTP check over UDP

Added support of UDP for NTP related checks.

:: Updated translations

Updated Czech and Polish translations.

:: List of Improvements included into 2.0.15rc1

  • [ZBXNEXT-786] made net.tcp.service[ntp] item work over UDP
  • [ZBX-8839] added timeout configuration option to Java gateway
  • [ZBX-1357] updated Czech and Polish translations; thanks to Zabbix translators

:: Complete List of Bug Fixes and Improvements included into 2.0.15rc1

  • [ZBXNEXT-786] made net.tcp.service[ntp] item work over UDP
  • [ZBX-8839] added timeout configuration option to Java gateway
  • [ZBX-1357] updated Czech and Polish translations; thanks to Zabbix translators
  • [ZBX-9703] fixed a memory leak in SSH checks when configured public and/or private key is not a regular file
  • [ZBX-9657] fixed timeout error being recognized as success when executing scripts on nodes
  • [ZBX-9623] fixed possible SQL error when network discovery rule and LLD rule are processed at the same time
  • [ZBX-9592] fixed possible crash due to uninitialized counterpath variable
  • [ZBX-9290] fixed log file reloading if its size is updated later than modification time
  • [ZBX-9456] fixed sustem.cpu.util item to work correctly on OpenBSD 5.7
  • [ZBX-4529] fixed security vulnerability in alerter script execution by using strong quoting for script arguments; thanks to Pavel for the report
  • [ZBX-8299] fixed SQL errors in case a network discovery rule or check is deleted during processing
  • [ZBX-9467] fixed agent compilation error related to "ifnet" and "ifnet_head" structs on OpenBSD 5.5 and above
  • [ZBX-5717] fixed incorrect calculation of icmppingloss[] due to floating-point errors
  • [ZBX-9436] fixed zabbix_server to not exit in case of database connection loss in the middle of transaction
  • [ZBX-9352] fixed execution of remote commands on the server in case trigger expression contains multiple hosts
  • [ZBX-3507] fixed SMS sending with Huawei GSM modems
  • [ZBX-9251] added missing socket closing to avoid large number of opened sockets
  • [ZBX-9410] fixed agent logging to eventlog (syslog option) on Windows
  • [ZBX-9367] fixed "Status of Zabbix" and "System status" widget default refresh intervals
  • [ZBX-5656] fixed maintenance.create and maintenance.update methods "timeperiods" parameter to be an array of arrays
  • [ZBX-9331] changed value type of system.stat[kthr,*] items in "Template OS AIX" to float and added them to "Performance" application
  • [ZBX-9368] fixed possible SQL errors when linking of several templates
  • [ZBX-9344] fixed infinite looping in telnet.run[] in case there is no password prompt
  • [ZBX-9281] fixed undefined offset in template screens when resource is URL
  • [ZBX-4633] fixed host inventories not displaying all filtered results when record count exceeds global limit
  • [ZBX-9284] added Zabbix log file locking to avoid incomplete logging on log file rotation
  • [ZBX-9087] fixed DB_ID validation expression to properly validate upper bound of received value and fixed various front-end forms not properly validating IDs
  • [ZBX-9241] fixed possible vfs.fs.discovery item crash on AIX systems
  • [ZBX-9104] fixed repeated error messaging if SSH channel failed to close
  • [ZBX-8993] added check for a valid reference of a global regular expression in LLD rules
  • [ZBX-9088] fixed parsing of SNMP traps for correct processing of delayed traps
  • [ZBX-9093] fixed API host.create method for MySQL strict mode when given partial data in "inventory" property
  • [ZBX-9168] fixed incorrect keys and added missing keys in the item key helper
  • [ZBX-9197] fixed PHP fatal error "Call to undefined function array_fill_keys()" in trigger.get method with PHP<5.2.0
  • [ZBX-9195] fixed lastlogsize and mtime being updated on proxy for unsupported items; thanks to Yoshinori Komuro for patch
  • [ZBX-8828] made ICMP items go unsupported if ICMP packets cannot be sent to their host
  • [ZBX-9176] fixed {DISCOVERY.SERVICE.NAME} macro to expand properly for HTTPS and Telnet services
  • [ZBX-9126] fixed processing of trigger/graph prototypes in case when all item prototypes in trigger/graph prototypes were changed

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.

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 2.2 LTS or Zabbix 2.4. Please contact Sales for pricing and more details.

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