ZABBIX 2.4.1rc1

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01 October 2014

Zabbix SIA is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 2.4.1rc1 (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 2.4.1rc1. Download it from http://www.zabbix.com/download.php.

This release fixes known issues of Zabbix 2.4.x and introduces new minor features. A nice overview of the new functionality is at https://www.zabbix.com/documentation/2.4/manual/introduction/whatsnew241.

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 2.4.1rc1

:: Performance improvements

Optimised value cache requests to better utilise database indexes.

:: List of Improvements included into 2.4.1rc1

  • [ZBX-8719] optimised value cache requests to better utilise database indexes

:: Complete List of Bug Fixes and Improvements included into 2.4.1rc1

  • [ZBX-8784] fixed link to the latest data page from the map pop up menu
  • [ZBX-8665] fixed incorrect display of period in graph filter time bar, dragging the scrollbar beyond year 1970 and calendar months to run in loop for years 1970 and 2038
  • [ZBX-8802] fixed missing sub-menu icon in global script menu
  • [ZBX-8825] fixed character "#" being replaced with "<>" in low-level discovery macros during database upgrade
  • [ZBX-8822] fixed vm.memory.size[] items being unsupported 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-8816] removed "clear history & trends" button from template web scenarios
  • [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-8753] fixed mass update to change host inventory
  • [ZBX-8744] fixed database upgrade procedure stopping when upgrade step was failed
  • [ZBX-8719] optimised value cache requests to better utilise database indexes
  • [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-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 2.4.x. Please contact Sales for pricing and more details.

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