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12 What's new in Zabbix 6.2.7

Breaking changes

Loadable plugin versioning

Loadable plugins for Zabbix agent 2 now use the same versioning system as Zabbix itself. The following version changes have been made:

  • MongoDB 1.2.0 -> MongoDB 6.2.7
  • PostgreSQL 1.2.1 -> PostgreSQL 6.2.7

These plugins are supported for any minor version of Zabbix 6.2. Note that source code repository for each plugin now contains a dedicated release/6.2 branch (previously, there was only master branch).

MariaDB 10.10 support

The maximum supported version for MariaDB is now 10.10.X.

TimescaleDB 2.9 support

The maximum supported version for TimescaleDB is now 2.9.

Configuration import

Previously, the import process would fail on a UUID mismatch of an importable entity (host group, item, graph, etc). For example, it was not possible to import a host group if a host group with the same name already existed on the host.

In the new version the import will not fail because of a UUID mismatch; instead the entity will be matched by the uniquenes criteria such as entity ID (name). The entity will be imported, and the UUID will be updated to the UUID of the imported entity.

In another improvement, when removing template linkage (the Delete missing option for template linkage) through the imported template or host, the inherited entities of the unlinked template are no longer removed (template gets unlinked, not unlinked and cleared), unless these entities are missing in the import file and the Delete missing option for the specific entity is marked.

Due to this change, the warning message when marking the Delete missing option for template linkage will no longer be displayed.

Query separate tablespaces in Oracle databases with Zabbix agent 2

The following Zabbix agent 2 items, supported for the Oracle plugin, now have additional optional parameters:

  • oracle.diskgroups.stats[<existingParameters>,<diskgroup>]
  • oracle.ts.stats[<existingParameters>,<tablespace>,<type>]

These parameters allow to query separate instances of data instead of all data, thus improving performance.

Retrieving additional information with docker.container_info[]

The docker.container_info[] Zabbix agent 2 item now supports the option to retrieve either partial (short) or full low-level information about a Docker container.

Encrypted MongoDB plugin connection

MongoDB plugin now supports TLS encryption when connecting to MongoDB using named sessions.

Updated plugin (MongoDB plugin 1.2.1) is included into Zabbix official packages starting from Zabbix 6.2.7. Note that MongoDB is a loadable plugin and can be installed separately either from packages or from sources. The plugin will work with any minor version of Zabbix 6.2. For more details see MongoDB plugin.

Webhook integrations

A new media type LINE is now available allowing to use the webhook feature for sending notifications about Zabbix events to LINE messenger.


New templates

New templates are available now:

See setup instructions for HTTP templates.

Updated templates

The template Oracle by Zabbix agent 2 has been updated (multiple static items removed; multiple item prototypes added) according to the changes made to multiple Zabbix agent 2 items.

For more information about the updates, see Template changes.

You can get this template:

  • In ConfigurationTemplates in new installations;
  • If you are upgrading from previous versions, you can download new templates from Zabbix Git repository or find them in the zabbix/templates directory of the downloaded latest Zabbix version. Then, while in ConfigurationTemplates, you can import them manually into Zabbix.

Golang library for Windows updated

Golang library used by Zabbix agent 2 in conjunction with MongoDB or PostgreSQL plugins to monitor Windows now is, version 0.6.0 (previously See also Golang libraries, MongoDB plugin dependencies, and PostgreSQL plugin dependencies.

Open file descriptor limit increase for Zabbix agent 2

The systemd service file shipped in Zabbix agent 2 packages now declares the open file descriptor limit of 8196. Previously, the system default limit of 1024 has been used. The new limit is sufficient for the default Zabbix agent 2 configuration. If you have a non-standard agent 2 configuration, for example, use additional plugins or extended features, this limit may need to be manually increased further. In this case, adjust the LimitNOFILE parameter in the systemd unit file.