ZABBIX 1.6.1 released

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    ZABBIX 1.6.1 released

    ZABBIX SIA is proud to announce the availability of ZABBIX 1.6.1.

    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

    It is highly recommended to upgrade from 1.6.

    This document contains the release notes for ZABBIX 1.6.1.

    The following sections describe the release in detail and
    provide late-breaking or other information that supplements
    its main documentation.

    What's New in 1.6.1

    :: New macros

    Added support of macros {HOSTNAME},{HOST.CONN},{IPADDRESS},
    {HOST.DNS} for item keys.

    :: Other Improvements

    * [ZBX-586] added simple check tcp_perf into help_items
    * [DEV-250] added support of under Linux 2.4/2.6
    * [ZBX-576] added IPMI authentication algorithms
    * [ZBX-573] made SQL optimization for PGSQL
    * [ZBX-572] fixed warning messages while updating template linkage
    * [ZBX-570] fixed possible server crash if flexible interval delay is 0 sec.
    * [ZBX-565] fixed filtering of conf->triggers
    * [ZBX-562] fixed improper host group delete action
    * [ZBX-527] fixed possible poller crash
    * [ZBX-533] fixed incorrect SNMP string to float conversion
    * [ZBX-534] fixed problem with email messages for discovery events
    * [ZBX-540] DM: fixed sql error while processing configuration data
    * [ZBX-557] fixed wrong audit action for items enable/disable
    * [ZBX-403] added support of commas in UserParameter's
    * [ZBX-541] fixed overwriting proxies on host import issue
    * [ZBX-542] added processing of nextcheck for active checks
    * [ZBX-504] fixed date selector issue for log items in latest values screen
    * [ZBX-529] removed links from dynamic screen graphs
    * [ZBX-538] fixed wrong theme pick up in login screen issue
    * [ZBX-536] fixed problem with "Unable to add performance counter"
    * [ZBX-535] added support of monitoring files larger than 2GB in windows
    * [ZBX-520] removed action condition "event ack" due to not supported
    * [ZBX-480] fixed patches for sysmaps_links table
    * [ZBX-521] fixed problem in FreeBSD with threads in proc.num and proc.mem items
    * [ZBX-519] removed proxy hosts from applications hosts list
    * [DEV-238] added support of sec|#num for function count()
    * [DEV-238] added support of text items for function count()
    * [ZBX-471] fixed problem with graphs with big values
    * [ZBX-501] fixed undefined values in server info screen
    * [ZBX-469] fixed problem with linking extra graph
    * [ZBX-495] fixed DB upgrade script when doing 1.1->1.4->1.6
    * [ZBX-488] fixed memory leak in ZABBIX server code
    * [ZBX-500] added more debug information for icmpping processing
    * [ZBX-499] fixes problem with IPMI authorization; added field "IPMI IP"
    * [ZBX-484] fixed host-group selection in templates page
    * [ZBX-464] fixed user creation under ldap
    * [ZBX-468] fixed user online status in administration panel
    * [ZBX-492] fixed wrong url "next 100" in audit actions
    * [ZBX-490] fixed undefined variable in latest data
    * [ZBX-481] fixed permission issue in slideshow
    * [ZBX-474] fixed deleting hosts with postgres-backend
    * [ZBX-475] added message on missed php-ldap module
    * [DEV-168] added support of system.cpu.util[] for OpenBSD agents

    Installation and Upgrade Notes


    See ZABBIX Manual for full details.


    Recompile ZABBIX binaries and update front-end PHP files,
    no database patching needed. See ZABBIX Manual for a
    detailed upgrade procedure.

    Pre-release testing

    ZABBIX Server

    ZABBIX Server has been tested on the following platforms:

    * Ubuntu Linux, AMD64, kernel 2.6.11, MySQL 4.x
    * Ubuntu Linux, Intel, kernel 2.6.15, MySQL 5.0.22

    ZABBIX Agents

    ZABBIX Agents have been compiled and tested on the following platforms:

    * AIX 5.2
    * FreeBSD 4.x, 5.x, 6.x
    * HP-UX 10.x, 11.x
    * Linux 2.4.x, 2.6.x
    * Linux CentOS
    * NetBSD 2.0
    * OS/X 10.2
    * Solaris 8, 9, 10
    * Tru64 5.1B
    * Windows XP, 2000, 2003, Vista

    Note that agents are available pre-compiled from for a limited number of
    versions and platforms.

    Commercial support

    ZABBIX Company provides full range of professional
    services. Please contact our sales department for pricing
    and more details.


    * ZABBIX 1.6 Manual
    * ZABBIX Forums (
    * ZABBIX Support (
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