ZABBIX 2.4.3rc1

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05 December 2014

Zabbix SIA is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 2.4.3rc1 (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 2.4.3rc1. 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/whatsnew243.

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 2.4.3rc1

:: Enhanced SNMP monitoring

Added support for SNMP values of type OID.

:: Updated translations

Updated Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, Japanese and Slovak translations.

:: List of Improvements included into 2.4.3rc1

  • [ZBX-1357] updated Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, Japanese and Slovak translations; thanks to Zabbix translators
  • [ZBX-4054] added support for SNMP values of type OID

:: Complete List of Bug Fixes and Improvements included into 2.4.3rc1

  • [ZBX-1357] updated Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, Japanese and Slovak translations; thanks to Zabbix translators
  • [ZBX-4054] added support for SNMP values of type OID
  • [ZBX-8873] fixed incorrect event being generated after maintenance in case there are out of order events due to proxy
  • [ZBX-8882] fixed message logging on DB2 errors
  • [ZBX-8992] made Zabbix prefer the threshold sensor over a discrete sensor, in case both are available under the same name
  • [ZBX-8506] fixed memory leak in wmi.get[]; thanks to Pedro Nunes for patch
  • [ZBX-9016] fixed items not being processed again in case these items or their hosts are disabled and then reenabled
  • [ZBX-9065] fixed default value for screens_items.max_columns in PHP schema
  • [ZBX-5077] fixed percentile calculation formula and corrected accessed index, by which value is selected
  • [ZBX-8486] fixed re-linking templates with web scenarios
  • [ZBX-8863] fixed ad-hoc graphs with multiple items for the same host not showing the hosts name
  • [ZBX-8919] fixed range selection in graphs in IE10 and IE11
  • [ZBX-9017] fixed hostgroup.create and hostgroup.update API calls allowing setting readonly "internal" param
  • [ZBX-9004] fixed visible corners in table cells in eventlog history
  • [ZBX-8928] fixed history-related macros to obey the ZBX_HISTORY_PERIOD
  • [ZBX-8926] fixed bug in JSON parser that caused failures in data retrieval if the target buffer and the decoded data were the same size
  • [ZBX-8952] fixed bug where an action condition of matching parent templates of a trigger worked with only the first template
  • [ZBX-8982] turned strict OID validation off for single-variable SNMP requests
  • [ZBX-8328] fixed UTF-8 string truncation for IBM DB2 databases to fit the column width
  • [ZBX-8850] fixed fatal error in graph generation when there is no data and ZBX_UNITS_ROUNDOFF_LOWER_LIMIT is set to "2"
  • [ZBX-8476] fixed queue being calculated incorrectly when there is even a slight time difference between server and proxy
  • [ZBX-8832] fixed template application inheritance when linking template other templates
  • [ZBX-8979] fixed undefined indexes in the profiler on early version of PHP 5.3
  • [ZBX-8983] fixed "schema" option description in frontend configuration file

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.

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 LTS or Zabbix 2.4. Please contact Sales for pricing and more details.

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