Release Notes for Zabbix 4.2.0alpha2

Zabbix Team is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 4.2.0alpha2.

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 4.2.0alpha2. Download it from downloads.

The following sections describe the release in details and provide late-breaking or other information that supplements its main documentation.


New Features and Improvements

ZBXNEXT-4724 added validation and throttling preprocessing rules, ability to discard values and set errors
ZBXNEXT-4876 moved global search page to MVC framework
ZBX-14876 added a new optional parameter <regex_excl_dir> to items vfs.dir.size[] and vfs.dir.count[]
ZBXNEXT-4792 added column "Latest values" in Monitoring->Problems and Dashboard
ZBX-15202 implemented widget pausing methods in dashboard; made graph widget paused when using selection box or opening a tooltip
ZBXNEXT-2315 implemented content matching in web monitoring headers
ZBXNEXT-4853, ZBXNEXT-517 added ability to send email messages in HTML format on demand
ZBXNEXT-1282, ZBXNEXT-4730 added changes to introduce regex based matching for auto-registration

Bug Fixes

ZBX-15224 fixed failed query errors when receiving non UTF-8 history values
ZBX-14624 fixed agent collector not releasing connection to missing/removed disk devices
ZBX-15279 fixed handling of LLD processing errors that should have resulted in not supported LLD rule state
ZBX-14604 fixed displayng of the graph name on screens
ZBXNEXT-4588 renamed 'display options' tab to 'displaying options'; fixed multiple layout issues, footnote in hint-box, field value handling, calculation of mouse position, multiple issues related with Y axis and problem styling
ZBX-15159 fixed existing context menu closing when new one is opened
ZBX-15233 renamed fuzzytime() function description in dropdown list
ZBX-12801 excluded zabbix_sender.dll from MS Windows builds with TLS
ZBXNEXT-4883 fixed when trigger in problem state hides all dependent triggers in history view
ZBX-15260 improved misleading warning message when agent fails to find log file during processing logrt[] item
ZBX-15258 fixed update interval of "Zabbix queue" item in server's template to be consistent with proxy template, added missing units in proxy template
ZBX-15225 improved handling of timeouts in "vfs.dir.size" and "vfs.dir.count" items on Windows agent
ZBX-15206 fixed deprecated net-snmp attribute
ZBX-15067 fixed configuration sync of interfaces without hosts
ZBX-15238 fixed updating nextcheck time in discovery rules to avoid overlaps between discovery executions
ZBX-13673 fixed regexp validation when pattern contain slash character
ZBX-13773 fixed naming inconsistencies in agent template, added more trigger descriptions in proxy and server templates
ZBX-14528 fixed incorrect keycode handling in multiselect input fields
ZBX-15124 fixed trigger overview behavior when show "any"
ZBX-14648 fixed performance with deletion of item in template linked to many hosts
ZBX-9011 added new LLD macros for vmware HV low-level discovery
ZBX-15105 fixed colorpicker tooltip update
ZBX-14928 fixed "check now" being executed for active items and templates
ZBX-15153 fixed custom interval validation; fixed parsing of custom intervals when user macros context contains forward slash
ZBX-9038 fixed memory of performance counters consumed during vmware update
ZBX-8383 updated Tomcat template for compatibility with recent Tomcat versions
ZBX-15078 fixed API authentication for ldap users having gui access disabled
ZBX-14880 fixed misleading ldap authentication error messages
ZBX-14877 fixed style of disabled action on high contrast theme
ZBX-14606 removed strict-transport-security header from frontend
ZBX-15020 fixed negative time selector offset when selecting time range in graph
ZBX-14977 fixed creation of unneeded database record if host prototype inventory mode is disabled; fixed validation for host and host prototype inventory mode
ZBX-15146 fixed SQL error occurred when too long IP address is attempted to be written in database
ZBX-15148 fixed web scenario item selection in SVG graph widget
ZBX-15107 fixed error handling in logrt[] items if regular expression for file name is not valid
ZBX-14800 fixed resolving of functional macros in graph widget name
ZBX-15178 fixed wrong behaviour when referencing unexisting capture groups in item regexp preprocessing, general pcre code improvements

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 of Zabbix. Please contact Sales for pricing and more details.

References

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