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Release Notes for Zabbix 2.0.0rc2

Zabbix Team is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 2.0.0rc2.

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 2.0.0rc2. 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-1162 Improved performance of processing of triggers by history syncers and timer processes
ZBXNEXT-1149 Import of nested maps, import form redesign
ZBXNEXT-744 Added support of {item.id} and {trigger.expression} macros in notifications and commands
ZBXNEXT-914 Redesign administration->dm
ZBX-4751 Removed "with oids" option from postgresql database scheme
ZBXNEXT-397 Added support of web monitoring by zabbix proxy
ZBX-3531 Configuration export/import
ZBX-4581 Added time unit symbols support to aggregate items
ZBX-4333 Implemented dependency validation in trigger::adddependencies
ZBX-4333 Implemented dependency inheritance in the trigger.adddependencies and trigger.deletedependencies methods
ZBXNEXT-904 Redesign configuration->screens
ZBX-4600 Trigger dependencies will now be deleted when executing a mass update with no dependencies selected
ZBX-4563 Changed the hostmacro related usermacro method interfaces
ZBX-4563 Improved sql query debug log design
ZBX-4537 Improved include_once statements to make zabbix code easier to reuse
ZBXNEXT-1113 Redesign configuration->host->discovery rules
ZBXNEXT-1107 Redesign configuration->audit
ZBX-2604 Added processing of not supported items monitored by a proxy
ZBXNEXT-903 Redesign configuration->items
ZBXNEXT-909 Redesign configuration->discovery

Bug Fixes

ZBX-4788 Fixed trigger severity being reset when changing dependencies via mass update
ZBX-4787 Fixed graph axis item selection popup shows only monitored hosts
ZBX-4779 Fixed new groups import
ZBX-4775 Fixed discovery rules import
ZBX-4700 Fixed errors in item list when using interface related macro in template item key
ZBX-4761 Fixed "&" escaping in form inputs
ZBX-4749 Fixed proxy crash on exit when deleting trend cache
ZBX-4778 Fixed port field validation in creating discovery rule
ZBX-4718 Fixed graph axis item cloning in host full clone
ZBX-4621 Fixed macro update using host.massupdate
ZBX-4697 Fixed error when massupdate group for hosts that belongs to different groups
ZBX-4257 Fixed creating discovery rules, items and item prototypes
ZBX-4765 Fixed filter fields being unset when saving of discovery rule fails
ZBX-4736 Fixed undefined variable in inventory hosts
ZBX-4764 Fixed critical error in administration->notifications
ZBX-4753 Properly pluralized "last n issues" message in dashboard
ZBX-3613 Updated notification sounds; fixed sound playback in profile
ZBX-4713 Fixed ack status for triggers visible in dashboard and screens
ZBX-4752 Fixed creating snmpv1 item prototypes with data type "boolean"
ZBX-4702 Fixed dynamic item saving in screens
ZBX-4257 Fixed updating templated items
ZBX-4710 Fixed replacing graph y axis item prototypes when cloning a discovery rule
ZBX-4710 Fixed deleting hosts when a graph prototype uses a normal item for it's y scale
ZBX-4365 Added plural translation support for the failed login attempt message
ZBX-4365 Fixed user being redirected to the dashboard after trying to login with an incorrect password
ZBX-3528 Fixed letter numbering of long lists
ZBX-4725 Fixed processing lld rules with macros in a key
ZBX-4730 Removed incorrect js function call in the event history screen
ZBX-3522 Fixed errors when inserting too long values in the user_history and profiles tables
ZBX-4333 Fixed trigger inheritance when calling trigger.update whithout a trigger expression
ZBX-4333 Fixed host trigger mass update
ZBX-4333 Fixed trigger dependency copying
ZBX-4629 Fixed processing y axis min/max values for graph prototypes
ZBX-4641 Fixed errors in a "discovery checks" popup
ZBX-4202 Fixed sql performance in tr_status.php - combined similar queries, user data sql access only once, triggerids retrieval optimization
ZBX-4647 Fixed trigger and item prototype inheritance
ZBX-4467 Fixed the zbx_max_period constant not affecting the timebar control
ZBX-4562 Fixed mediatype.update returning incorrectly formatted result
ZBX-4187 Fixed dashbord fonts on popup. fixed js error on last 20 issues
ZBX-4607 Fixed the script.getscriptbyhosts method returning scripts from nodes defferent from hosts
ZBX-4607 Fixed the script "host groups" parameter
ZBX-4607 Fixed the script.get methods "selecthosts" and "selectgroups" options
ZBX-4607 Fixed new id generation in dm setup
ZBX-4253 Fixed menu link inconsistency in tr_status.php
ZBX-4554 Fixed ordering
ZBX-4295 Fixed icons ending outside map. removed icon resizing responsible for infinite loop
ZBX-4296 Fixed popup menu unavailable for disabled hosts
ZBX-4693 Fixed hosts table foreign key constraint error during database upgrade
ZBX-4563 Fixed host macro ids being regenerated when updating macros
ZBX-4563 Fixed several macro validation issues
ZBX-4563 Fixed macro sorting
ZBX-3735 Fixed login form to send passwords via post not get; thanks to joseph bueno
ZBX-954 Increased api version to 1.4, zabbix 1.8.x is using 1.3
ZBX-4604 Fixed the "change" link not being accessible for graph type screen items in embedded screens
ZBX-4560 Fixed low level discovery error messages to start with uppercase 'cannot ...'
ZBX-4677 Fixed minor typo in class.cscript.php; thanks to łukasz jernaś
ZBX-4261 Fixed disovery rules in the queue calculation
ZBX-4624 Fixed processing of system.cpu.switches metric
ZBX-4623 Fixed host group visibility for non superadmins.
ZBX-4662 Fixed server crash while linking a template with debuglevel=4
ZBX-1335 Improved item filter.
ZBX-4630 Fixed "trigger overview" screen.
ZBX-4628 Fixed an "invalid number of fields" error when syncing configuration on proxy
ZBX-4593 Fixed "trigger info" type screen item resource validation
ZBX-4599 Fixed errors in building select queries in event.get()
ZBX-1787 Fixed gradient element rendering if the value exceeds the max y scale value
ZBX-4494 Fixed some types of screen items not being returned by screen.get()
ZBX-4591 More secure substituting of macros in item keys and dynamic snmp oids
ZBX-4598 Fixed audit error when saving triggers
ZBX-4598 Fixed templated trigger inheritance
ZBX-3373 Fixed host interfaces filtering in items.
ZBX-4110 Fixed "ssh key" field and "password" field names in items.
ZBX-3466 Fixed creating new item without hostname.
ZBX-1601 Fixed clear history and trends of items for templates.
ZBX-3330, ZBX-4280 Fixed remembering of item filter parameters.
ZBX-2662, ZBX-3304 Fixed reset button style in filter.
ZBX-2071 Fixed ipmi sensors with trailing spaces in items.
ZBX-2631 Fixed flexible interval configuration in items.
ZBX-4596 Fixed trigger prototype deletion.
ZBX-2515 Set 15 minutes autologout as default for new users
ZBX-4580 Fixed trigger info pop up in the item configuration list

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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