ZABBIX 2.4.8rc1

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11 April 2016

Zabbix Team is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 2.4.8rc1 (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 2.4.8rc1. 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/whatsnew248.

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 2.4.8rc1

:: Updated translations

Updated English (United States), French, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese translations.

:: List of Improvements included into 2.4.8rc1

  • [ZBX-1357] enabled French, Greek, Korean, Romanian, Ukrainian, Vietnamese translations to be displayed by default
  • [ZBX-1357] updated English (United States), French, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese translations; thanks to Zabbix translators

:: Complete List of Bug Fixes and Improvements included into 2.4.8rc1

  • [ZBX-1357] enabled French, Greek, Korean, Romanian, Ukrainian, Vietnamese translations to be displayed by default
  • [ZBX-1357] updated English (United States), French, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese translations; thanks to Zabbix translators
  • [ZBX-9859] improved performance of screen.get method for an unprivileged user
  • [ZBX-10510] fixed action condition time period checking
  • [ZBX-10387] fixed overview vertical column rotation for IE in Japanese language
  • [ZBX-10485] fixed database upgrade crash on attempt to substitute old-style comparison operators in empty trigger expressions
  • [ZBX-10386] fixed slideshow refresh rate
  • [ZBX-10369] fixed unexpected deleting of screen items in screen.update API method
  • [ZBX-10342] fixed item value not being cached by value cache if its timestamp seconds matches the oldest cached value timestamp, but the nanoseconds value is less
  • [ZBX-4894] fixed fping 3.x source IP option detection
  • [ZBX-10429] fixed expression evaluation when a negated macro or function has a negative value itself
  • [ZBX-10320] fixed NFS based VMware datastore statistics
  • [ZBX-9991] fixed functionality that adds last selected host group to new host groups list
  • [ZBX-10356] fixed user media form "send to" and "period" fields having incorrect "maxlength" property
  • [ZBX-10221] fixed MySQL transaction handling when execute query fails
  • [ZBX-10366] fixed parsing of VMware responses containing too deep XML data
  • [ZBX-10238] fixed error message when linking two templates with same item keys
  • [ZBX-10319] fixed graphs consuming 100% CPU when given incorrect "stime" parameter in URL
  • [ZBX-10358] fixed error messages in template screen cloning and web scenario step validation
  • [ZBX-10215] fixed host availability not being updated for connection errors on timeouting items
  • [ZBX-10313] changed wmi.get[] to accept UTF-8 encoded namespace and WQL query, fixed wmi.get[] to return UTF-8 encoded strings
  • [ZBX-9661] fixed bug when VMware collectors could sometimes use 100% of CPU without processing any data
  • [ZBX-9784] fixed host clone form to work with prototype v1.7.1
  • [ZBX-9640] improved server/proxy/agent item value timestamp synchronization
  • [ZBX-10227] fixed exporting events to CSV for selected host
  • [ZBX-10112] fixed displaying trigger name in IT service dependencies after error
  • [ZBX-9938] fixed displaying incorrect number of hosts that have acknowledged problematic triggers in dashboard host status widget when "Problem display" is "Unackowledged only" in dashboard filter
  • [ZBX-10251] fixed "countOutput" calculation in map.get API method
  • [ZBX-9733] fixed possibility to start several agents on the same port on Windows
  • [ZBX-9991] fixed functionality that adds last selected host group to new template groups list
  • [ZBX-10165] fixed construction of host discovery filter expression
  • [ZBX-10270] fixed HTTP proxy environment variables not being taken into account in Web monitoring
  • [ZBX-10232] fixed SQL errors with invalid "year" parameter in IT services report
  • [ZBX-1357] added more details to README file about how to add new language
  • [ZBX-10150] fixed "countOutput" calculation in screen.get API method
  • [ZBX-10170] fixed column names vertical rotation in Firefox v43
  • [ZBX-7006] implemented trend cache cleanup procedure which forces hourly flush of deleted, disabled or rarely updated item trends
  • [ZBX-9904] fixed server response when active proxy sends in historical data, info string was missing
  • [ZBX-10219] fixed pointer type in sizeof()
  • [ZBX-10177] fixed resource leak in sensor[] on Linux kernel versions 2.6 and higher
  • [ZBX-10154] improved sender.pl script to take advantage of buffering (increases performance and makes communication with daemons more robust)
  • [ZBX-10138] fixed action based host removal when hosts to be deleted have host prototypes
  • [ZBX-10064] fixed history cache synchronisation with database on shutdown
  • [ZBX-9458] fixed low level discovery macro substitution in calculated item formulas
  • [ZBX-10110] fixed using Japanese in global search
  • [ZBX-10099] fixed buffer flushing error when executing script on a host
  • [ZBX-10077] fixed deleting of profile data for current user
  • [ZBX-9950] fixed foreign key constraint violation when deleting host triggers and graphs
  • [ZBX-10126] fixed compilation error in sensors.c on Linux 2.4 kernels
  • [ZBX-10084] fixed removing trigger-related network map elements
  • [ZBX-9928] fixed triple SMS being sent by single action with Cinterion MC35i modem
  • [ZBX-9931] removed 2KB item key length limitation when sent to agent
  • [ZBX-9932] removed 1KB zabbix_get item key length limitation

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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