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16 February 2015

Zabbix SIA is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 2.4.4rc1 (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 2.4.4rc1. 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/whatsnew244.

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 2.4.4rc1

:: Better performance for VMWare monitoring

Separated VMware performance collector based statistic retrieval from VMware data retrieval and added items to monitor custom performance counters.

:: Support for extended IP ranges

Added support for extended IP ranges in network discovery and action conditions.

:: Updated translations

Updated Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (China), Japanese, Korean, Polish and Slovak translations.

:: List of Improvements included into 2.4.4rc1

  • [ZBXNEXT-2354] separated VMware performance collector based statistic retrieval from VMware data retrieval and added items to monitor custom performance counters
  • [ZBX-1357] enabled Chinese (China) locale to be displayed by default
  • [ZBX-1357] updated Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (China), Japanese, Korean, Polish and Slovak translations; thanks to Zabbix translators
  • [ZBXNEXT-2160] added support for extended IP ranges in network discovery and action conditions

:: Complete List of Bug Fixes and Improvements included into 2.4.4rc1

  • [ZBXNEXT-2354] separated VMware performance collector based statistic retrieval from VMware data retrieval and added items to monitor custom performance counters
  • [ZBX-1357] enabled Chinese (China) locale to be displayed by default
  • [ZBX-1357] updated Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (China), Japanese, Korean, Polish and Slovak translations; thanks to Zabbix translators
  • [ZBXNEXT-2160] added support for extended IP ranges in network discovery and action conditions
  • [ZBX-9284] added zabbix log file locking to avoid incomplete logging on log file rotation
  • [ZBX-591] added interface (SourceIP) for outgoing connection in web monitoring, alerts(Ez Texting), vmware monitoring and simple checks(https services)
  • [ZBX-9143] improved proc.num under Windows to handle more processes
  • [ZBX-9232] fixed incomplete eventlog messages
  • [ZBX-9257] fixed displaying missing history links in trigger context menu
  • [ZBX-9257] added missing host prefix before items in trigger context menu if trigger belongs to multiple hosts
  • [ZBX-9257] changed displaying host list from vertical to horizontal if trigger belongs to multiple hosts in Monitoring->Trigger status page
  • [ZBX-9285] fixed memory leak when processing host prototypes
  • [ZBX-9279] optimized VMware requests to reduce amount of transferred data
  • [ZBX-9087] fixed DB_ID validation expression to properly validate upper bound of received value and fixed various front-end forms not properly validating IDs
  • [ZBX-7719] added configurable timeout for VMware data gathering requests
  • [ZBX-9241] fixed possible vfs.fs.discovery item crash on AIX systems
  • [ZBX-9104] fixed repeated error messaging if ssh channel failed to close
  • [ZBX-9183] fixed eventlog message collecting in case of error formatting the log message; thanks to Kodai Terashima
  • [ZBX-9224] fixed audit log for failed login attempts
  • [ZBX-9233] fixed processing of bogus negative value of performance couter
  • [ZBXNEXT-2354] fixed VMware virtual machine network and disk transmission rates being reported in kilobytes rather than bytes
  • [ZBX-8930] fixed map import displaying incorrect message when map had non-existing sub elements
  • [ZBX-8448] fixed host and template permissions validation when an object belongs to both read and read-write groups
  • [ZBX-8448] added read-only groups in host and template edit forms as grayed out when object belongs to both read and read-write groups
  • [ZBX-8448] fixed template edit form losing host and template linkages by adding grayed out objects when they belong to both read and read-write groups
  • [ZBX-8448] fixed trigger and trigger prototype "enable/disable" action when trigger belongs to read-only group
  • [ZBX-9013] fixed action operation incorrect sorting in edit form which sometimes caused duplicate and missing operations
  • [ZBX-8993] added check for a valid reference of a global regular expression in lld rules
  • [ZBX-9218] fixed agent crash if error message is not set in loadable module
  • [ZBX-9088] fixed parsing of SNMP traps for correct processing of delayed traps
  • [ZBX-9093] fixed API host.create method for MySQL strict mode when given partial data in "inventory" property
  • [ZBX-9168] fixed incorrect keys and unified key parameters in the item key helper
  • [ZBX-8584] fixed vmware eventlog items sometimes returning duplicate values
  • [ZBX-9206] fixed agent crash in case net.tcp.service[] item is used as an active agent item with an unsupported first parameter
  • [ZBX-9195] fixed lastlogsize and mtime being updated on proxy for unsupported items; thanks to Yoshinori Komuro for patch
  • [ZBX-9010] fixed audit actions not displaying most recent logs when record count exceeds maximum
  • [ZBX-8555] fixed 'broken pipe' errors when executing remote commands. This was happening because pipe was closed without reading from it
  • [ZBX-8828] made ICMP items go unsupported if ICMP packets cannot be sent to their host
  • [ZBX-9163] fixed SNMPERR_TOO_LONG error being wrongly treated as a network error; thanks to Santal for patch
  • [ZBX-6047] fixed system.boottime and system.uptime returning incorrect results on Solaris zones
  • [ZBX-8874] fixed LLD rule form flexible interval field being submitted when other form fields are in focus
  • [ZBX-9169] fixed upgrade of the proxy database with several discovery rules
  • [ZBX-9176] fixed {DISCOVERY.SERVICE.NAME} macro to expand properly for HTTPS and Telnet services
  • [ZBX-9185] fixed upgrade procedure in case database version is greater than version of the binary
  • [ZBX-9177] improved host and item name column widths on Monitoring / Latest data page
  • [ZBX-9154] fixed compilation error with Oracle backend
  • [ZBX-9042] unified "mass update" spelling in trigger configuration page
  • [ZBX-9153] fixed vmware.version item key being listed as vmware.eventlog in the item key helper
  • [ZBX-8950] fixed "selecIconMap" option in map.get method
  • [ZBX-8405] fixed typo in item key helper for system.cpu.num item description
  • [ZBX-8846] fixed non-existent page displaying
  • [ZBX-9126] fixed processing of trigger/graph prototypes in case when all item prototypes in trigger/graph prototypes were changed

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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