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Release Notes for Zabbix 2.0.3rc2

Zabbix Team is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 2.0.3rc2.

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 2.0.3rc2. 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

ZBX-5171 Got rid of agent ipv6 library dependency on older hp-ux machines
ZBX-5450 Added support of "kmgtsmhdw" suffixes in the second parameter of count() function
ZBX-1357 Added american english translation; thanks to zabbix translators
ZBX-2060 Implemented the "expandexpression" parameter for the trigger.get and triggerprototype.get methods
ZBXNEXT-1253 Implemented flicker-free screens
ZBX-5318 Added remote commands in expanded {esc.history} macro
ZBX-1357 Added chinese (taiwan) translation; thanks to zabbix translators
ZBX-1357 Updated chinese (china), brazilian portuguese, french, german, japanese, latvian, polish, spanish, russian and ukrainian translations; thanks to zabbix translators
ZBXNEXT-583 Added the maintenance filter to the trigger status page
ZBX-5351 Implemented the "selecttimeperiods" parameter for the maintenance.get method
ZBX-4972 Added the ability to edit map links in the element mass update form

Bug Fixes

ZBX-5625 Fixed resolving of host and template-level macros in snmp oid field
ZBX-5627 Fixed missed placeholder brackets in multiple pages
ZBX-5578 Fixed multiple ie issues in screens
ZBX-5612 Fixed inability to view item data overview when host group doesn't have any triggers
ZBX-5578 Fixed graph inner interval selection in screens
ZBX-954 Fixed missing doublequote in import error message when a network map references non-existent trigger
ZBX-5473 Fixed agent crash under freebsd and linux when started with -p or -t vfs.dev.read/write
ZBX-5513 Fixed http authentication without directly passing password
ZBX-4852 Fixed calculation of update interval if flexible intervals are used
ZBX-5434 Fixed validation of linking template items to host
ZBX-5514 Fixed sql query in get_min_itemclock_by_itemid function
ZBX-5510 Fixed item name selecting using group filter
ZBX-2939 Fixed login button link in http auth mode
ZBX-5406 Fixed error when exporting template with another template with screens linked to it
ZBX-5509 Fixed upgrade patch to execute it on mysql 5.0.28 or earlier
ZBX-5383 Limited maximum data size accepted via zabbix communication protocol to 128 mb
ZBX-5198 Fixed usage of 'memory_get_peak_usage' function that appeared in php 5.2
ZBX-5466 Fixed dependency adding when copying triggers to host and when full cloning host
ZBX-5466 Added copying of triggers that reference web monitoring items
ZBX-5466 Improved warning message for trigger circular dependencies
ZBX-5466 Added template name in the warning message when linking template to a host and there were dependencies from that template to another template that was not linked to that host
ZBX-4316 Improved message for web step status code validation error, added validation in the api
ZBX-5445 Fixed hint not removed in dashboard when widget content is refreshed
ZBX-5490 Fixed textarea maxlength validation
ZBX-5461 Fixed error when createing trigger prototype with php 5.1
ZBX-5487 Fixed sorting in dashboard system status and host status widget popups
ZBX-5480 Fixed icon default state for host elements in map
ZBX-5479 Removed inode item prototype from os windows template
ZBX-5235 Fixed update of the "lifetime" field when linking a template to a host
ZBX-4025 Fixed duplicate http step name checking
ZBX-5240 Fixed unwanted server shutdown if housekeeper cannot access mysql database
ZBX-4482 Fixed guest user theme not applied
ZBX-5441 Fixed audit logging when adding it service causing notice message and wrong audit log
ZBX-5204 Changed the color of inactive tabs to blue in the classic theme
ZBX-5393 Fixed translation escaping in html areas causing some languages to display incorrect text
ZBX-5393 Fixed broken target selection in action form
ZBX-5489 Removed api methods calert->create(), calert->delete(), cevent->create(), cevent->delete(), cevent->deletebytriggerids()
ZBX-5483 Fixed response to sender requests with missing fields
ZBX-5429 Fixed hintbox displaying when menu is shown
ZBX-5444 Fixed maintenance hint not accessible if user has no permissions
ZBX-5444 Added functionality to hints, and now all newlines are converted to <br> tag
ZBX-5444 Fixed host in maintenance not highlighted by adding icon to hosts in maintenance
ZBX-5444 Fixed "last 20 issue" widget lines being 2px higher than other table lines in dashboard
ZBX-5444 Made host names with maintenance description correctly aligning in new lines in monitoring -> triggers when browser window width is changed
ZBX-5488 Fixed web item macros in map labels
ZBX-5437 Fixed error when templated trigger description contains interface macro
ZBX-5411 Fixed map element link sorting in element configuration form
ZBX-5465 Fixed the "filter by host group" select not being populated in the availability report page filter
ZBX-5465 Corrected the labels for the host group and host filter on the "by host" availability report page
ZBX-5465 Fixed wrong template being selected when returning to the "by template" availability report from a graph
ZBX-5485 Fixed resolving of {host.name} macro on proxy in item keys
ZBX-5386 Fixed odbc items to become unsupported when null value returned
ZBX-5469 Enabled possibility to use more than one application in proxy web monitoring for single host
ZBX-5292 Allowed empty user macro values
ZBX-5471 Fixed error when copying trigger from a host template that's linked to that host
ZBX-5460 Fixed link color in dark orange theme bar text in configuration -> hosts -> host
ZBX-5317 Fixed adding links for map elements
ZBX-5440 Added check for user group mass update function if no user group ids are provided
ZBX-5440 Fixed inability to remove last user and last permission from user group
ZBX-5353 Improved login form layout when increasing text size in firefox; thanks to andrey bondarenko
ZBX-5409 Changed item value macros for items without data to be resolved into "unknown"
ZBX-5409 Fixed value mappings in the latest data, item history pages and in plain text screen items and trigger names
ZBX-5419 Added session termination upon logout
ZBX-5419 Added guest session termination after login
ZBX-4168 Fixed the "problem display" dashboard filter not being applied to the "latest 20 issues" block
ZBX-5435 Fixed memory leak in a history syncer process
ZBX-5393 Improved language encoding lookup for windows
ZBX-5393 Secured javascript files, when translation contains apostrophes
ZBX-5393 Fixed undefined lc_messages on windows
ZBX-5393 Fixed language support for 64bit windows
ZBX-5393 Fixed undefined index for greek language on windows
ZBX-5399 Fixed group list selection for super admin users
ZBX-5417 Fixed macros being expanded in trigger overview trigger names
ZBX-5417 Removed the select item key button from the lld form
ZBX-5389 Fixed broken monitoring->graph when used with oracle
ZBX-5422 Fixed the outdated browser warning page not being displayed when magic quotes are enabled
ZBX-5422 Disabled switching to compatibility mode for ie
ZBX-5392 Fixed the "no permission" error when repeatingly deleting items from the item list
ZBX-5358 Fixed converting to utf8 of interface name in net.if.discovery check
ZBX-5359 Improved performance of mysql patches for migrating to the 2.0 schema
ZBX-5397 Fixed resolving of {host.ip}, {host.dns} and {host.conn} macros in item key parameters
ZBX-5410 Fixed displaying of a visible host name in the dynamic graphs
ZBX-5347 Fixed creating of multiple entries in graphs based on lld prototypes
ZBX-5257 Fixed trigger prototype form not being populated with data when editing a trigger prototype
ZBX-5307 Added a validation rule to prevent dependencies from a trigger to a trigger inherited from it
ZBX-5307 Fixed inherited trigger dependencies not being validated on hosts
ZBX-5307 Fixed an undefined index error when importing a trigger, that depends on an unexisting trigger
ZBX-5307 Fixed errors when importing item prototypes without applications
ZBX-5396 Fixed entries sorting by host groups in dashboard "system status", "host status" and "web monitoring"
ZBX-5108 Fixed undefined index errors when deleting a templated item from the list
ZBX-5125 Added more validation of duplicates in upgrade patches (1.8 -> 2.0)
ZBX-4527 Removed length limitation of the alerter script command line
ZBX-5385 Fixed "service down" cells not filled in monitoring -> discovery with the classic theme
ZBX-5308 Fixed trigger dependencies not being overridden by new triggers in parent templates
ZBX-5367 Fixed assignment of elements to a maintenance mode by the timer process
ZBX-5364 Added showing application and templated screen subentities when full cloning host or template
ZBX-5370 Fixed errors on importing of maps
ZBX-2771 Fixed localization of popups in monitoring->events
ZBX-5360 Fixed editing large inventory fields in the host mass update form
ZBX-5352 Fixed displaying the "change" column when the change for the value is non-significant
ZBX-5363 Fixed importing templates which use item as min/max value in graph
ZBX-5345 Fixed "group" option in the "configuration.export" method
ZBX-5371 Unified multiple import-related error messages
ZBX-5250 Fixed the "macros" parameter in the host.massremove and template.massremove methods
ZBX-5351 Fixed an undefined index error when deleting maintenance time intervals
ZBX-5351 Fixed time intervals being recreated when updating maintenances
ZBX-5355 Fixed translated string escaping in the map pop up menu script
ZBX-5257 Changed technical host names to visible host names in several places
ZBX-5257 Fixed incorrect links to parent trigger and graph prototypes in the configuration forms
ZBX-5257 Fixed multiple navigation panel issues
ZBX-4430 Fixed -t and -p options for windows 2000/xp agent
ZBX-1829 Improved system.uname check to support latest windows versions
ZBX-5103 Fixed compatibility of the agent with windows 2000
ZBX-5357 Fixed typos in help_items item key descriptions

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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