ZABBIX 2.2.6

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27 August 2014

Zabbix SIA is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 2.2.6.

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 2.2.6. Download it from http://www.zabbix.com/download.php.

This release fixes known issues of Zabbix 2.2.x and introduces new minor features. A nice overview of the new functionality is at https://www.zabbix.com/documentation/2.2/manual/introduction/whatsnew226.

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

What's New in 2.2.6

:: Cloning a host or template will also clone linked web scenarios

Web scenarios will be automatically cloned when cloning a host or template.

:: Performance improvements

Improved performance of deleting triggers by API and server - events will be deleted only by the housekeeper.

:: Updated translations

Updated Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (Taiwan), Japanese, Polish, Slovak and Spanish translations.

:: List of Improvements included into 2.2.6

  • [ZBX-8275] added a feature to automatically clone web scenarios when cloning a host or template
  • [ZBX-8473] improved performance of deleting triggers by API and server - events will be deleted only by the housekeeper
  • [ZBX-1357] updated Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Polish, Slovak and Spanish translations; thanks to Zabbix translators

:: Complete List of Bug Fixes and Improvements included into 2.2.6

  • [ZBX-8275] added a feature to automatically clone web scenarios when cloning a host or template
  • [ZBX-8473] improved performance of deleting triggers by API and server - events will be deleted only by the housekeeper
  • [ZBX-1357] updated Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (Taiwan), Japanese, Polish, Slovak and Spanish translations; thanks to Zabbix translators
  • [ZBX-7721] added support for discovering more than 100 hypervisors on large vcenter installations to vmware collector
  • [ZBX-8629] fixed crash in get_string() function when checking "Database monitor" items
  • [ZBX-4800] replaced JSON.org library with Android JSON library; thanks to Volker Fröhlich for legal research
  • [ZBX-4800] fixed typo in item name in "Template JMX Generic": "mpTenured" -> "mp Tenured"
  • [ZBX-8488] fixed items being shown in queue with a delay of more than 44 years
  • [ZBX-8444] increased the interval for checking sleeping escalations to improve performance
  • [ZBX-8608] added support of IP masks for action conditions
  • [ZBX-8603] fixed web scenario fields "http_proxy" and "retries" not updating properly when linking template to host
  • [ZBX-8415] fixed possible server crash on lld hosts or host groups update
  • [ZBX-8236] fixed few memory leaks in Windows agent
  • [ZBX-8563] added field "logtimefmt" to exported items
  • [ZBX-7621] changed virtual machine disk and network discovery to use device name instead of instance id in discovered item name
  • [ZBX-8338] fixed SNMP walking code so that it intelligently chooses either a string or numeric representation for an OID index
  • [ZBX-8577] added wmi.get[] to the list of suggested items
  • [ZBX-8216] fixed screen import error
  • [ZBX-8510] fixed possible deadlocks when updating IT services
  • [ZBX-8512] fixed processing of web.page.regexp without a newline character in the end of http GET response
  • [ZBX-8424] fixed finding last event for triggers
  • [ZBX-8424] changed range limit when looking up eventids to the upper bound of a 64bit integer
  • [ZBX-8493] fixed usergroup.massadd API call to not create duplicate entries in "rights" table
  • [ZBX-8492] fixed maintenance periods without hosts/hostgroups to be accessible by both admins and superadmins
  • [ZBX-8428] fixed item.get API call to return values for "lastvalue", "lastclock", "lastns", "prevvalue" only for last 24 hours
  • [ZBX-8371] fixed issue when maintenance items with their hosts/host groups removed are not accessible in configuration
  • [ZBX-8366] fixed table header display in Monitoring -> Overview for IE11

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 2000, Server 2003, XP, Vista, Server 2008, 7, 8, Server 2012

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 2.2.x. Please contact Sales for pricing and more details.

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