ZABBIX 2.2.7rc1

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16 October 2014

Zabbix SIA is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 2.2.7rc1 (Release Candidate).

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 2.2.7rc1. 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/whatsnew227.

This release is not for production use. It is a Release Candidate!

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

What's New in 2.2.7

:: Optional SNMP bulk requests

Added configuration file option EnableSNMPBulkRequests to disable SNMP bulk requests.

:: Increased command length of remote commands

Increased limitation of command length for remote commands with agent.

:: Updated translations

Updated Chinese (Taiwan), Italian and Polish translations.

:: List of Improvements included into 2.2.7rc1

  • [ZBXNEXT-2478] added configuration file option to disable SNMP bulk requests
  • [ZBX-8503] increased limitation of command length for remote commands with agent
  • [ZBX-1357] updated Chinese (Taiwan), Italian and Polish translations; thanks to Zabbix translators

:: Complete List of Bug Fixes and Improvements included into 2.2.7rc1

  • [ZBXNEXT-2478] added configuration file option to disable SNMP bulk requests
  • [ZBX-8503] increased limitation of command length for remote commands with agent
  • [ZBX-1357] updated Chinese (Taiwan), Italian and Polish translations; thanks to Zabbix translators
  • [ZBX-8877] fixed filters not hiding/showing for IE11
  • [ZBX-8885] fixed building of Zabbix daemons with IBM DB2 support on systems with newer gcc compilers
  • [ZBX-8072] fixed bug when long messages were not truncated to 2KB when inserting into alerts table on DB2 databases
  • [ZBX-6174] fixed "skipDependent" option in trigger.get API call to correctly handle cases when triggers on which they depend are disabled
  • [ZBX-8887] fixed error messages when saving graph with invalid width and height
  • [ZBX-5561] fixed configuration failure during cross compilation; thanks to Christof Lauber for the patch
  • [ZBX-8860] fixed flexible interval updating with mass update
  • [ZBX-8621] added validation of received SNMP responses and warnings in case SNMP responses are bad
  • [ZBX-8754] fixed crash in escalator when processing an alert without an user, but with a media type set
  • [ZBX-8797] fixed erroneous phantom node ID detection from request parameter when using node-based system converted to nodeless
  • [ZBX-8822] fixed error message being set for vm.memory.size[] items on FreeBSD
  • [ZBX-8693] fixed "Add" button in Configuration->Triggers->Create Trigger->Add for IE11
  • [ZBX-8815] fixed adding of host groups to the host by discovery action
  • [ZBX-8727] fixed item multiplier value validation to support scientific notation correctly
  • [ZBX-8514] fixed bug where server would turn a passive proxy into a host if the proxy machine is running an agent that is discovered via network discovery
  • [ZBX-8773] fixed inventory mode resetting when adding template to a host
  • [ZBX-8798] fixed evaluation of trigger expressions where a suffixed number is followed by a subtraction
  • [ZBX-8719] optimized value cache database requests
  • [ZBX-8659] fixed graphs in screens not respecting "Show legend" setting when in dynamic mode
  • [ZBX-8679] removed outdated and unused images
  • [ZBX-8700] fixed possible SQL error in details of web scenario
  • [ZBX-8650] fixed undefined index in user.get method when using 'search' option, removed redundant code in CUserMedia class and corrected user link in user groups page
  • [ZBX-8701] fixed disabled web scenarios being displayed in the web monitoring widget
  • [ZBX-3407] fixed NVPS query to not fail on DB2
  • [ZBX-8646] added a warning on UNIX/GNU/Linux platforms if logrt[] directory has no 'execute' permission
  • [ZBX-8541] fixed queue calculation when hosts with active items return from no data maintenance
  • [ZBX-8414] fixed value cache statistics update when database contains only part of requested data
  • [ZBX-8414] fixed value cache single value request returning FAIL for not found items in low memory mode
  • [ZBX-8616] fixed link to host items in Inventory->Hosts host view
  • [ZBX-8595] fixed incorrect event message when handling eventlog

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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