ZABBIX 2.0.3

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3 October 2012

Zabbix SIA is proud to announce the availability of Zabbix 2.0.3.

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 2.0.3. 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/whatsnew203.

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

What's New in 2.0.3

:: Flicker free screens

Screens in monitoring do not refresh the whole page, but all the individual elements are reloaded in the background and replaced.

:: Updated translations

Updated Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (China), French, German, Japanese, Latvian, Spanish, Russian and Ukrainian translations. Also added American English and Chinese (Taiwan) translations.

:: Complete List of Bug Fixes and Improvements included into 2.0.3

  • [ZBX-5625] fixed resolving of host and template-level macros in SNMP OID field
  • [ZBX-5627] fixed missed placeholder brackets in multiple pages
  • [ZBX-5578] fixed multiple IE issues in screens
  • [ZBX-5612] fixed inability to view item data overview when host group doesn't have any triggers
  • [ZBX-5171] got rid of agent ipv6 library dependency on older HP-UX machines
  • [ZBX-5450] added support of "KMGTsmhdw" suffixes in the second parameter of count() function
  • [ZBX-1357] added American English translation; thanks to Zabbix translators
  • [ZBX-2060] implemented the "expandExpression" parameter for the trigger.get and triggerprototype.get methods
  • [ZBXNEXT-1253] implemented flicker-free screens
  • [ZBX-5318] added remote commands in expanded {ESC.HISTORY} macro
  • [ZBX-1357] added Chinese (Taiwan) translation; thanks to Zabbix translators
  • [ZBX-1357] updated Chinese (China), Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, Japanese, Latvian, Polish, Spanish, Russian and Ukrainian translations; thanks to Zabbix translators
  • [ZBXNEXT-583] added the maintenance filter to the trigger status page
  • [ZBX-5351] implemented the "selectTimeperiods" parameter for the maintenance.get method
  • [ZBX-4972] added the ability to edit map links in the element mass update form
  • [ZBX-954] fixed missing doublequote in import error message when a network map references non-existent trigger
  • [ZBX-5473] fixed agent crash under FreeBSD and Linux when started with -p or -t vfs.dev.read/write
  • [ZBX-5513] fixed HTTP authentication without directly passing password
  • [ZBX-4852] fixed calculation of update interval if flexible intervals are used
  • [ZBX-5434] fixed validation of linking template items to host
  • [ZBX-5514] fixed SQL query in get_min_itemclock_by_itemid function
  • [ZBX-5510] fixed item name selecting using group filter
  • [ZBX-2939] fixed login button link in HTTP auth mode
  • [ZBX-5406] fixed error when exporting template with another template with screens linked to it
  • [ZBX-5509] fixed upgrade patch to execute it on MySQL 5.0.28 or earlier
  • [ZBX-5383] limited maximum data size accepted via Zabbix communication protocol to 128 MB
  • [ZBX-5198] fixed usage of 'memory_get_peak_usage' function that appeared in PHP 5.2
  • [ZBX-5466] fixed dependency adding when copying triggers to host and when full cloning host
  • [ZBX-5466] added copying of triggers that reference web monitoring items
  • [ZBX-5466] improved warning message for trigger circular dependencies
  • [ZBX-5466] added template name in the warning message when linking template to a host and there were dependencies from that template to another template that was not linked to that host
  • [ZBX-4316] improved message for web step status code validation error, added validation in the API
  • [ZBX-5445] fixed hint not removed in dashboard when widget content is refreshed
  • [ZBX-5490] fixed textarea maxlength validation
  • [ZBX-5461] fixed error when createing trigger prototype with PHP 5.1
  • [ZBX-5487] fixed sorting in dashboard system status and host status widget popups
  • [ZBX-5480] fixed icon default state for host elements in map
  • [ZBX-5479] removed inode item prototype from OS Windows template
  • [ZBX-5235] fixed update of the "lifetime" field when linking a template to a host
  • [ZBX-4025] fixed duplicate HTTP step name checking
  • [ZBX-5240] fixed unwanted server shutdown if housekeeper cannot access MySQL database
  • [ZBX-4482] fixed guest user theme not applied
  • [ZBX-5441] fixed audit logging when adding IT service causing notice message and wrong audit log
  • [ZBX-5204] changed the color of inactive tabs to blue in the classic theme
  • [ZBX-5393] fixed translation escaping in HTML areas causing some languages to display incorrect text
  • [ZBX-5393] fixed broken target selection in action form
  • [ZBX-5489] removed API methods CAlert->create(), CAlert->delete(), CEvent->create(), CEvent->delete(), CEvent->deleteByTriggerIDs()
  • [ZBX-5483] fixed response to sender requests with missing fields
  • [ZBX-5429] fixed hintbox displaying when menu is shown
  • [ZBX-5444] fixed maintenance hint not accessible if user has no permissions
  • [ZBX-5444] added functionality to hints, and now all newlines are converted to
    tag
  • [ZBX-5444] fixed host in maintenance not highlighted by adding icon to hosts in maintenance
  • [ZBX-5444] fixed "last 20 issue" widget lines being 2px higher than other table lines in dashboard
  • [ZBX-5444] made host names with maintenance description correctly aligning in new lines in Monitoring -> Triggers when browser window width is changed
  • [ZBX-5488] fixed web item macros in map labels
  • [ZBX-5437] fixed error when templated trigger description contains interface macro
  • [ZBX-5411] fixed map element link sorting in element configuration form
  • [ZBX-5465] fixed the "Filter by host group" select not being populated in the availability report page filter
  • [ZBX-5465] corrected the labels for the host group and host filter on the "by host" availability report page
  • [ZBX-5465] fixed wrong template being selected when returning to the "by template" availability report from a graph
  • [ZBX-5485] fixed resolving of {HOST.NAME} macro on proxy in item keys
  • [ZBX-5386] fixed ODBC items to become unsupported when NULL value returned
  • [ZBX-5469] enabled possibility to use more than one application in proxy web monitoring for single host
  • [ZBX-5292] allowed empty user macro values
  • [ZBX-5471] fixed error when copying trigger from a host template that's linked to that host
  • [ZBX-5460] fixed link color in Dark Orange Theme bar text in Configuration -> Hosts -> Host
  • [ZBX-5317] fixed adding links for map elements
  • [ZBX-5440] added check for user group mass update function if no user group IDs are provided
  • [ZBX-5440] fixed inability to remove last user and last permission from user group
  • [ZBX-5353] improved login form layout when increasing text size in Firefox; thanks to Andrey Bondarenko
  • [ZBX-5409] changed item value macros for items without data to be resolved into "UNKNOWN"
  • [ZBX-5409] fixed value mappings in the Latest data, item history pages and in plain text screen items and trigger names
  • [ZBX-5419] added session termination upon logout
  • [ZBX-5419] added guest session termination after login
  • [ZBX-4168] fixed the "problem display" dashboard filter not being applied to the "Latest 20 issues" block
  • [ZBX-5435] fixed memory leak in a history syncer process
  • [ZBX-5393] improved language encoding lookup for Windows
  • [ZBX-5393] secured javascript files, when translation contains apostrophes
  • [ZBX-5393] fixed undefined LC_MESSAGES on Windows
  • [ZBX-5393] fixed language support for 64bit Windows
  • [ZBX-5393] fixed undefined index for Greek language on Windows
  • [ZBX-5399] fixed group list selection for super admin users
  • [ZBX-5417] fixed macros being expanded in trigger overview trigger names
  • [ZBX-5417] removed the select item key button from the LLD form
  • [ZBX-5389] fixed broken Monitoring->Graph when used with Oracle
  • [ZBX-5422] fixed the outdated browser warning page not being displayed when magic quotes are enabled
  • [ZBX-5422] disabled switching to compatibility mode for IE
  • [ZBX-5392] fixed the "no permission" error when repeatingly deleting items from the item list
  • [ZBX-5358] fixed converting to UTF8 of interface name in net.if.discovery check
  • [ZBX-5359] improved performance of MySQL patches for migrating to the 2.0 schema
  • [ZBX-5397] fixed resolving of {HOST.IP}, {HOST.DNS} and {HOST.CONN} macros in item key parameters
  • [ZBX-5410] fixed displaying of a visible host name in the dynamic graphs
  • [ZBX-5347] fixed creating of multiple entries in graphs based on LLD prototypes
  • [ZBX-5257] fixed trigger prototype form not being populated with data when editing a trigger prototype
  • [ZBX-5307] added a validation rule to prevent dependencies from a trigger to a trigger inherited from it
  • [ZBX-5307] fixed inherited trigger dependencies not being validated on hosts
  • [ZBX-5307] fixed an undefined index error when importing a trigger, that depends on an unexisting trigger
  • [ZBX-5307] fixed errors when importing item prototypes without applications
  • [ZBX-5396] fixed entries sorting by host groups in dashboard "system status", "host status" and "web monitoring"
  • [ZBX-5108] fixed undefined index errors when deleting a templated item from the list
  • [ZBX-5125] added more validation of duplicates in upgrade patches (1.8 -> 2.0)
  • [ZBX-4527] removed length limitation of the alerter script command line
  • [ZBX-5385] fixed "service down" cells not filled in Monitoring -> Discovery with the classic theme
  • [ZBX-5308] fixed trigger dependencies not being overridden by new triggers in parent templates
  • [ZBX-5367] fixed assignment of elements to a maintenance mode by the timer process
  • [ZBX-5364] added showing application and templated screen subentities when full cloning host or template
  • [ZBX-5370] fixed errors on importing of maps
  • [ZBX-2771] fixed localization of popups in Monitoring->Events
  • [ZBX-5360] fixed editing large inventory fields in the host mass update form
  • [ZBX-5352] fixed displaying the "Change" column when the change for the value is non-significant
  • [ZBX-5363] fixed importing templates which use item as min/max value in graph
  • [ZBX-5345] fixed "group" option in the "configuration.export" method
  • [ZBX-5371] unified multiple import-related error messages
  • [ZBX-5250] fixed the "macros" parameter in the host.massremove and template.massremove methods
  • [ZBX-5351] fixed an undefined index error when deleting maintenance time intervals
  • [ZBX-5351] fixed time intervals being recreated when updating maintenances
  • [ZBX-5355] fixed translated string escaping in the map pop up menu script
  • [ZBX-5257] changed technical host names to visible host names in several places
  • [ZBX-5257] fixed incorrect links to parent trigger and graph prototypes in the configuration forms
  • [ZBX-5257] fixed multiple navigation panel issues
  • [ZBX-4430] fixed -t and -p options for Windows 2000/XP agent
  • [ZBX-1829] improved system.uname check to support latest Windows versions
  • [ZBX-5103] fixed compatibility of the agent with Windows 2000
  • [ZBX-5357] fixed typos in help_items item key descriptions

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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