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Release Notes for Zabbix 2.4.8rc1

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

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 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-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

Bug Fixes

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 discovered host triggers and graphs with their prototypes
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 of Zabbix. Please contact Sales for pricing and more details.

References

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