Release Notes for Zabbix 4.2.4rc2

Zabbix Team is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 4.2.4rc2.

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 4.2.4rc2. 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-5124,
ZBX-15827
Extended preprocessing steps with final result row; improved input validation in preprocessing steps
ZBXNEXT-2880 Added access to vmware datastore at vmware vcenter level
ZBXNEXT-5163 Added display of maintenance information in configuration section for hosts in maitenance
ZBXNEXT-5036 Added preloader for popup menus
ZBXNEXT-287 Added ssl support for agent http checks
ZBXNEXT-5179 Added option to specify absolute path in loadmodule; thanks to glebs ivanovskis for the patch

Bug Fixes

ZBX-15827 Fixed windows agent build
ZBX-16217 Fixed value trim in multiline input
ZBX-16218 Fixed zabbix_sender does not clean up its semaphores
ZBX-16152 Fixed not data loss on saving host prototypes by user with insufficient permissions
ZBX-16126 Fixed checkbox selection on navigate to inherited template in triggers and items
ZBX-15952 Fixed errors when trying to create a graph widget for key system.cpu.util[,iowait] with y axis placed on the left side of the graph
ZBX-15899 Added output sanitization to prevent invalid utf-8 sequences in regexp-based text replacement
ZBX-16073 Fixed horizontal scrolling in map
ZBX-15943 Fixed discovered hosts are not removed from table "dhosts" after removing and adding the corresponding discovery check
ZBX-15875 Fixed colors for the multiselect disabled elements
ZBX-10948 'it services --> service time --> note' infinite stretching
ZBX-15585 Fixed web scenarios pair manager issue when fields are duplicating on post type toggle
ZBX-16142 Fixed missing sys/ioctl.h from src/libs/zbxsysinfo/openbsd/net.c; thanks to andrea biscuola for the patch
ZBX-16166 Fixed zabbix fping feature detection does not work with fping builds since 10 feb 2017
ZBX-16178 Fixed distributive can contain untracked backup file include/config.h.in~
ZBX-16170 Fixed crash in global event correlation
ZBX-16096 Fixed "system.cpu.util" reporting incorrect cpu utilisation due to guest time sometimes not being fully included in user time by "/proc/stat"
ZBX-15882 Fixed widgets flickering on refresh
ZBX-15974 Improved trigger expression list in trigger modal form
ZBX-14441 Fixed windows agent "eventlog" key for reading big event log files of windows 2003
ZBX-16109 Fixed hidden error in graphs for php 7.3.5
ZBX-16093 Fixed regular expression file systems for discovery does not contain apfs
ZBX-16080 Fixed setup page to not to use bclib
ZBX-15797 Fixed dashboard map widget sub-map link behaviour
ZBX-15049 Fixed to host group limited global scripts to be usable in sub group
ZBX-16138 Fixed return value type and added preprocessing steps for items in remote internal checks tamplates; fixed unsigned write cache value for remote internal checks
ZBX-15942 Changed proxy to send timestamps of empty historical values to server, so throttled items are not listed in administration/queue
ZBX-15963 Fixed http agent support of non-http scheme in url field
ZBX-16151 Fixed theoretical possibility of large numbers in json data being truncated, added boolean value support to json parser
ZBX-15778 Fixed wrong filtering by "age less than" and "show suppressed problems" in trigger overview
ZBX-16150 Fixed inactive, unmounted, unaccessible vmware datastore causes unknown column nan insertion in field list
ZBX-16122 Fixed api validation of trigger dependency

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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