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12 February 2013

Zabbix SIA is proud to announce the availability of Zabbix 2.0.5.

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 2.0.5. 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/whatsnew205.

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

What's New in 2.0.5

:: Increased available range for configuration parameters

Now it is possible to have up-to 2GB of memory for configuration cache. It is needed for large setups having millions of items and/or triggers.

:: Improved performance of SNMP dynamic index

Performance of SNMP dynamic index items was greatly improved.

:: Improved performance with Oracle backend

Zabbix Server performance was improved when used with Oracle database.

:: Added new translations

Added initial translations for Bulgarian language.

:: Updated translations

Updated American English, Brazilian Portuguese, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Japanese, Latvian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal), Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and Ukrainian translations.

:: List of Improvements included into 2.0.5

  • [ZBX-5973] improved performance of SNMP dynamic index item cache building in poller processes
  • [ZBXNEXT-1600] increased maximum values of *CacheSize parameters up to 2GB
  • [ZBX-5957] added configure options to specify iconv include/lib directories
  • [ZBX-1357] added Bulgarian translation
  • [ZBX-6040] added support of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 for system.uname check
  • [ZBX-1357] updated American English, Brazilian Portuguese, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Japanese, Latvian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal), Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and Ukrainian translations; thanks to Zabbix translators
  • [ZBX-5920] added prefetching of 2 MB of data for Oracle SQL selects

:: Complete List of Bug Fixes and Improvements included into 2.0.5

  • [ZBXNEXT-1600] increased maximum values of *CacheSize parameters up to 2GB
  • [ZBX-5957] added configure options to specify iconv include/lib directories
  • [ZBX-1357] added Bulgarian translation
  • [ZBX-6040] added support of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 for system.uname check
  • [ZBX-1357] updated American English, Brazilian Portuguese, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Japanese, Latvian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal), Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and Ukrainian translations; thanks to Zabbix translators
  • [ZBX-5920] added prefetching of 2 MB of data for Oracle SQL selects
  • [ZBX-6124] fixed hostgroup.massupdate validation on removing group from host with only one group
  • [ZBX-6197] updated DB2 image importer script to work with larger (>16KB) images
  • [ZBX-6211] fixed errors in Monitoring->Discovery and added check for Discovery existing
  • [ZBX-6069] fixed axis in the default "Zabbix Server performance" graph template
  • [ZBX-6195] fixed navigation bar displaying when host remembering in switched off and user watch graph prototypes
  • [ZBX-6140] fixed job creation for script execution on windows 2000
  • [ZBX-5933] fixed triggers with negative values in graphs
  • [ZBX-5532] added support of 1.8 IT services time format
  • [ZBX-5945] fixed map URL expanding
  • [ZBX-5968] fixed updating of triggers and graphs when low-level discovered value changes
  • [ZBX-6180] fixed host edit page for IBM DB2
  • [ZBX-5863] changed external command execution to store output in a dynamically allocated buffer up to 512KB
  • [ZBX-6177] fixed testing of a trigger expression with an item prototype
  • [ZBX-6175] fixed password field naming in item properties
  • [ZBX-6005] fixed event.get not returning network discovery or auto-registration events for admin users when passing only the "source" parameter
  • [ZBX-6173] removed unknown trigger color from the trigger overview help pop up
  • [ZBX-6161] fixed reading empty files with vfs.file.contents key
  • [ZBX-5458] fixed some date strings being not translatable
  • [ZBX-6114] fixed errors in graphs (invalid arguments and division by zero)
  • [ZBX-6057] fixed using of ServerActive option by zabbix_sender
  • [ZBX-6142] fixed "Current host" removing in Configuration -> Actions -> Operations
  • [ZBX-6131] fixed undefined indexes in maintenance periods
  • [ZBX-6133] fixed undefined indexes when importing hosts with "Update existing" disabled
  • [ZBX-6122] fixed error when trying to create an IT service and submitting an incorrectly filled form
  • [ZBX-6101] fixed processing of SNMP traps in maintenance "with data collection"; thanks to Volker Fröhlich for patch
  • [ZBX-6012] added support of user macros and global regular expressions in SNMP trap item key parameter
  • [ZBX-5973] improved performance of SNMP dynamic index item cache building in poller processes
  • [ZBX-3534] fixed templated linking using read-only template
  • [ZBX-6110] fixed selected map remembering in Monitoring -> Maps
  • [ZBX-6117] fixed item value macros resolving using non-converted to null values
  • [ZBX-6113] fixed hidden input field appearing when assigning hosts to groups in IE
  • [ZBX-6063] fixed graph selection pop up working incorrectly when adding a graph to a templated screen
  • [ZBX-6014] improved performance in most IT services pages and pages that retrieve trigger information
  • [ZBX-6070] fixed event CSV export ignoring the selected page and filters
  • [ZBX-6006] optimized web interface API calls, which requested redundant data
  • [ZBX-5806] fixed template.massadd and template.massremove returning an empty hostids array
  • [ZBX-5201] added handling of PerfCounter error PDH_CALC_NEGATIVE_DENOMINATOR
  • [ZBX-6054] fixed host write permissions being required to view screens
  • [ZBX-6027] fixed global notification messages not working in fullscreen frontend mode
  • [ZBX-6037] fixed duplicate frontend messages and changed frontend messages to show last event for 15 triggers instead of last 15 events
  • [ZBX-5900] fixed date validation in services and maintenances, fixed JS calendar and fixed maintenance period validation
  • [ZBX-5835] fixed possible "Undefined index" in Configuration -> Actions screen
  • [ZBX-6097] fixed the ability to override LDAP configuration when calling user.login
  • [ZBX-5986] fixed page filter to not use remembered group if selected host is not in that group
  • [ZBX-6013] fixed table layout in Monitoring -> IT services for IE10
  • [ZBX-5977] removed possibility to add an LLD rule to an application via the API in application and discovery rule
  • [ZBX-5938] removed orphaned trigger from default data set
  • [ZBXNEXT-894] fixed generate_events comment to say that events are generated after maintenance if trigger changed its state during the maintenance at all
  • [ZBX-5988] fixed memory leak in functions evaluate_LOGEVENTID(), evaluate_STR(), DBlld_process_discovery_rule(); thanks to Takanori Suzuki for patch
  • [ZBX-5940] fixed displaying default key parameters when agent is used with option -p
  • [ZBX-5981] fixed incorrect use of function assert() if build option -DNDEBUG was used, it caused random crashes
  • [ZBX-3379] added SourceIP support for SNMP items
  • [ZBX-6002] optimized fetching latest service alarms in Service API
  • [ZBX-5986] fixed page filter in Monitoring -> Graphs
  • [ZBX-6004] optimised Monitoring -> Screens page
  • [ZBX-6003] optimised Monitoring -> Maps page
  • [ZBX-5862] fixed SQL condition algorithm
  • [ZBX-4789] improved performance of permissions check
  • [ZBX-5979] fixed Monitoring -> Events page not to show events from triggers that reference at least one disabled or unsuported item
  • [ZBX-5985] fixed DB error in "Configuration of web monitoring" for PostgreSQL
  • [ZBX-5699] fixed configuration graph host ID passing in navigation
  • [ZBX-1946] improved error messages when validating screen item row and column spans
  • [ZBX-3402] disabled "store value" overriding for host items inherited from templates
  • [ZBX-3402] fixed the "formula" input not being displayed when editing templated items with a disabled multiplier
  • [ZBX-3071] fixed reading and writing of Oracle NCLOB fields
  • [ZBX-5704] fixed validation on file uploading
  • [ZBX-5737] fixed image saving using Oracle
  • [ZBX-5809] fixed global URL displaying in map screen item
  • [ZBX-5837] fixed filtering by proxy status in HostGroup API get method
  • [ZBX-5899] implemented flicker-free graph support for web monitoring
  • [ZBX-5919] removed OCI_COMMIT_ON_SUCCESS option for SQL statements in transaction on Oracle backend
  • [ZBX-5869] fixed host ID detection in graph configuration
  • [ZBX-3754] fixed "Undefined variable" in the trigger expression constructor
  • [ZBX-3038] fixed the trigger expression constructor to parse expressions created in log wizard
  • [ZBX-2793] added possibility to add macros without an item in the trigger expression
  • [ZBX-5896] fixed inserting OR condition in the trigger expression constructor
  • [ZBX-5833] fixed inserting a macro in the trigger expression constructor
  • [ZBX-5884] improved the trigger expression constructor to work with parentheses

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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