ZABBIX 2.0.2

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31 July 2012

Zabbix SIA is proud to announce the availability of Zabbix 2.0.2.

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 2.0.2. 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/whatsnew202.

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

What's New in 2.0.2

:: Updated translations

Updated French, German, Japanese and Russian translations.

:: Complete List of Bug Fixes and Improvements included into 2.0.2

  • [ZBX-5031] fixed possible history syncer crash while processing JMX items
  • [ZBX-4976] fixed {HOST.CONN}, {HOST.IP) and {HOST.DNS} macros substitution for global scripts
  • [ZBX-5349] fixed graph prototypes being created with an incorrect flag
  • [ZBXNEXT-1268] add resource information (version, description etc.) to Windows binaries
  • [ZBX-1357] updated French, German, Japanese and Russian translations; thanks to Zabbix translators
  • [ZBX-4281] separated links to hosts and templates for host groups on search page
  • [ZBX-3003] added support for suffixes in map label trigger expression macro function parameter
  • [ZBX-5348] fixed validation of itemid parameter for popup_bitem.php
  • [ZBX-5311] fixed error when delete proxy that is used by discovery rule
  • [ZBX-5125] allow unique index in hosts_groups in database upgrade scripts (1.8 -> 2.0)
  • [ZBX-5125] default discovery groupid in database upgrades scripts (1.8 -> 2.0)
  • [ZBX-5267] fixed error when delete single host group
  • [ZBX-5319] fixed incorrect calculation of action escalation steps delay
  • [ZBX-5320] fixed the default path to an agent configuration file in the default data
  • [ZBX-4963] fixed inherited trigger prototypes lacking certain data
  • [ZBX-5273] fixed the host configuration form when using SQLite
  • [ZBX-5290] fixed slow query in "Host status" dashboard widget for large setups
  • [ZBX-5086] fixed templated triggers losing those dependencies which were added additionally to host trigger when saving a host without making any changes
  • [ZBX-5086] fixed just one dependency added to host trigger when linking template with a trigger which has several dependencies
  • [ZBX-5086] improved template linkage circularity check; added more precise exception messages
  • [ZBX-4317] fixed inability to link templates with trigger dependency using mass update
  • [ZBX-3053] fixed trigger expression testing when an item key contains the "+" character
  • [ZBX-2876] fixed GUI messaging working in popups i.e. pages without menus
  • [ZBX-4930] improved translations for import error messages
  • [ZBX-5253] fixed color of disabled host link on search page
  • [ZBX-5281] fixed error when creating an item without delay_flex field specified
  • [ZBX-3284] fixed messages for discovery rule manipulations
  • [ZBX-2586] fixed localization of the date in the header on the trigger status page
  • [ZBX-5070] fixed SQL error on logout with HTTP authentication
  • [ZBX-4741] fixed authentication configuration page still using "profiles" table
  • [ZBX-3637] fixed "IT Services availability report" generating wrong weekly timing
  • [ZBX-3637] fixed notification report ignoring daylight saving time
  • [ZBX-3782] fixed {HOSTNAME} macro not working in map labels trigger expression macro
  • [ZBXNEXT-1256] changed partition discovery keys for Solaris and Linux example userparams, so that example file may be directly included
  • [ZBX-5236] fixed some map element rendering ignoring the "Problem display" map option
  • [ZBX-5252] fixed multiple level templated application inheritance
  • [ZBX-2183] fixed change column in latest data for items with 'unixtime' units
  • [ZBX-2055] added flexible intervals and time periods validation
  • [ZBX-5045] fixed audit error message when deleting global macros
  • [ZBX-3387] fixed incorrect frontend language shown as active in the user profile
  • [ZBX-2046] fixed paging when element count changes
  • [ZBX-5060] fixed inability to mass update host inventory mode
  • [ZBX-4929] optimized host group SQL queries
  • [ZBX-5168] added missing and fixed existing help_items as per documentation
  • [ZBX-5218] fixed generating of triggers without functions when editing a trigger prototype expression
  • [ZBX-3001] fixed media sorting in user profile
  • [ZBX-5159] fixed macro resolving in trigger description
  • [ZBX-5144] fixed PostgreSQL injection in the database configuration setup form
  • [ZBX-5232] fixed import of templated low level discoveries
  • [ZBX-5232] fixed errors when importing empty low level discoveries and items without applications
  • [ZBX-2510] clarified in the Zabbix sender manpage which parameters from the agent config file sender supports
  • [ZBX-4007] fixed using screen elements with resources from child nodes
  • [ZBX-4007] fixed not being able to add screens from a child node to a slideshow
  • [ZBX-4007] fixed undefined index when switching nodes in the screen selection pop up
  • [ZBX-4007] fixed node criteria being applied when passing the "screenitemids" parameter to screen.get
  • [ZBX-4007] fixed hostgroup.get returning the "graphid" property
  • [ZBX-5108] fixed permission check errors caused by empty user groups
  • [ZBX-5208] fixed updating interfaces via host.massupdate
  • [ZBX-5208] fixed main interface validation in hostinterface.massremove
  • [ZBX-5208] fixed host.update only accepting arrays of interfaces and not working with a single interface
  • [ZBX-5237] fixed event CSV export
  • [ZBX-5179] fixed filter layout on low resolution screens
  • [ZBX-3853] changed several message strings
  • [ZBX-5213] fixed usergroup.massupdate failing when updating only permissions or users
  • [ZBX-5145] fixed PosgreSQL error when inserting an audit record if the X_FORWARDED_FOR header value is too long
  • [ZBX-5065] fixed inability to delete a service with soft linked dependencies
  • [ZBX-5065] added circularity check for IT services
  • [ZBX-2501] fixed subnodes not opening when parent node is opened in IT services
  • [ZBX-2506] fixed ordering for dashboard filter; fixed multisort function
  • [ZBX-5079] fixed returning triggers and graphs with no permissions and incorrect counts for templates
  • [ZBX-2854] fixed table sorting icon positioning
  • [ZBX-5107] fixed ability to select entities more than once in popups

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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