ZABBIX 2.0.7

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31 July 2013

Zabbix SIA is proud to announce the availability of Zabbix 2.0.7.

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 2.0.7. 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/whatsnew207.

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

What's New in 2.0.7

:: Performance improvements

Performance of Oracle back-end was significantly improved. Also improved performance of updating configuration cache and various places in the WEB interface.

:: Updated translations

Updated Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (China), Latvian, Polish, Slovak, Spanish and Turkish translations.

:: List of Improvements included into 2.0.7

  • [ZBX-6708] reduced configuration locking when calculating item queue
  • [ZBX-6683] removed string pool semaphore; increased configuration cache update performance
  • [ZBX-6603] improved CTrigger lastEvents parameter performance
  • [ZBX-6603] improved performance for dbConditionInt() function
  • [ZBX-6407] improved data retrieval performance for CTrigger get() with post SQL filtering
  • [ZBX-6493] improved performance when working with Oracle by changing memory based prefetch to rows based
  • [ZBX-1357] updated Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (China), Latvian, Polish, Slovak, Spanish and Turkish translations; thanks to Zabbix translators

:: Complete List of Bug Fixes and Improvements included into 2.0.7

  • [ZBX-6708] reduced configuration locking when calculating item queue
  • [ZBX-6683] removed string pool semaphore; increased configuration cache update performance
  • [ZBX-6603] improved CTrigger lastEvents parameter performance
  • [ZBX-6603] improved performance for dbConditionInt() function
  • [ZBX-6407] improved data retrieval performance for CTrigger get() with post SQL filtering
  • [ZBX-6493] improved performance when working with Oracle by changing memory based prefetch to rows based
  • [ZBX-1357] updated Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (China), Latvian, Polish, Slovak, Spanish and Turkish translations; thanks to Zabbix translators
  • [ZBX-6819] fixed memory leak in snmp trapper regular expression processing
  • [ZBX-6464] fixed item display in popup for simple graphs and plain text items
  • [ZBX-6652] added item validation in bar reports page
  • [ZBX-6730] fixed zabbix_agentd -t duplicate printing of parameters
  • [ZBX-6801] fixed processing of host availability data received from proxy
  • [ZBX-6637] added -m64 compilation flag for Solaris to be able to understand all attributes of 64-bit processes
  • [ZBX-6761] fixed dbConditionInt() performance
  • [ZBX-6681] fixed bug when one time maintenance period was ignored if it started before maintenance active time
  • [ZBX-6630] faster proxy configuration synchronization
  • [ZBX-6655] fixed possible agent crash when processing system.sw.packages[]
  • [ZBX-6725] fixed undefined indexes in item list view when trigger has items from different hosts
  • [ZBX-6700] improved PostgreSQL upgrade patch
  • [ZBX-6682] added value mapping in map labels
  • [ZBX-6673] fixed errors after parent graph deleting
  • [ZBX-6610] fixed invalid next check values of IPMI items
  • [ZBX-6674] fixed items description in the default data set
  • [ZBX-6644] fixed sorting by history and trends fields in itemprototype.get API
  • [ZBX-6598] fixed deleting of big amount of escalations by escalation process
  • [ZBX-6605] fixed bind() error when SourceIP is used
  • [ZBX-6472] fixed dbConditionString() function for large inputs, when splitting into several IN parts wasn't surrounded by parenthesis
  • [ZBX-6609] fixed trigger event processing to not add unneeded recovery event escalations to the database
  • [ZBX-6576] fixed heavy cpu usage when collecting cpu stats on Solaris
  • [ZBX-6558] fixed profile types in availability reports
  • [ZBX-6561] fixed undefined indexes and errors in configuration of network maps
  • [ZBX-4636] fixed broken UFT-8 characters in log item on Windows agent when encoding parameter is not set
  • [ZBX-6584] fixed possible logrt crash on windows platform when logfile was moved during processing
  • [ZBX-1129] fixed graph time period in bar reports
  • [ZBX-6490] fixed web test 1.8->2.0 upgrade script ignoring nodes
  • [ZBX-6526] fixed possible data uploading issues duing server startup or network problems
  • [ZBX-6285] fixed message output from Zabbix sender
  • [ZBX-6484] fixed bar report calculation
  • [ZBX-1236] added right side y axis support in bar reports
  • [ZBX-6498] fixed date format in update query for maintenance daily period

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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