ZABBIX 2.4.6rc1

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04 August 2015

Zabbix Team is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 2.4.6rc1 (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 2.4.6rc1. 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/whatsnew246.

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 2.4.6rc1

:: Support of monitoring NTP over UDP

Added support of UDP for NTP checks.

:: Updated translations

Updated Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (Taiwan), Czech, Dutch and Spanish translations.

:: List of Improvements included into 2.4.6rc1

  • [ZBX-1357] enabled Czech locale to be displayed by default
  • [ZBX-1357] updated Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (Taiwan), Czech, Dutch and Spanish translations; thanks to Zabbix translators
  • [ZBXNEXT-786] made net.tcp.service[ntp] item work over UDP

:: Complete List of Bug Fixes and Improvements included into 2.4.6rc1

  • [ZBX-1357] enabled Czech locale to be displayed by default
  • [ZBX-1357] updated Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (Taiwan), Czech, Dutch and Spanish translations; thanks to Zabbix translators
  • [ZBXNEXT-786] made net.tcp.service[ntp] item work over UDP
  • [ZBX-9375] fixed "Group" and "Host" dropdowns not setting values in "Events" page when navigating from trigger menu pop-up link and fixed availability reports filter dropdowns mistakenly using "Dropdown first entry" config
  • [ZBX-9703] fixed a memory leak in SSH checks when configured public and/or private key is not a regular file
  • [ZBX-9605] fixed an issue with start lines and end lines in vfs.file.regexp[] and vfs.file.regmatch[]
  • [ZBX-9332] fixed correct display of green circle in maps and showing more unacknowledged problems than total number of problems
  • [ZBX-9381] removed 'groupid' parameter from global search URLs sometimes causing inaccessible forms due to insufficient permissions
  • [ZBX-9623] fixed possible SQL error when network discovery rule and LLD rule are processed at the same time
  • [ZBX-8949] fixed possible deadlocks when deleting items on systems with MySQL backend
  • [ZBX-9592] fixed possible crash due to uninitialized counterpath variable
  • [ZBX-9595] added variable initialization for correct operation of system.swap.*[,pages] items
  • [ZBX-9290] fixed log file reloading if its size is updated later than modification time
  • [ZBX-9456] fixed sustem.cpu.util item to work correctly on OpenBSD 5.7
  • [ZBX-9402] fixed sorting of elements in pages and fixed several requests returning more results than record count set in configuration
  • [ZBX-4529] fixed security vulnerability in alerter script execution by using strong quoting for script arguments; thanks to Pavel for the report
  • [ZBX-9385] fixed proc.num[,,run] and proc.num[,,sleep] always returning 0 on AIX hosts
  • [ZBX-9511] fixed compiler warnings in discoverer, SNMP trapper, LLD, and DNS item code
  • [ZBX-8299] fixed SQL errors in case a network discovery rule or check is deleted during processing
  • [ZBX-9467] fixed agent compilation error related to "ifnet" and "ifnet_head" structs on OpenBSD 5.5 and above

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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