Release Notes for Zabbix 1.9.6

Zabbix Team is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 1.9.6.

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 1.9.6. 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-747
added direct SNMP trap monitoring for snmptrapd and embed perl or SNMPTT
ZBX-4116
fixed ibm_db2 update patch for help_items table
ZBXNEXT-895
redesign general->Macros
ZBXNEXT-899
redesign general->Images
ZBXNEXT-785
support of automatic selection of map icon element depending on element type
ZBX-3683
removed the obsolete item zabbix[log]
ZBXNEXT-891
redesign general->Value mapping
ZBXNEXT-889
redesign general->Regular expressions
ZBXNEXT-885
redesign general->Housekeeper, Working time and Other
ZBXNEXT-871
redesign general->gui
ZBX-1357
updated German, Japanese, Latvian, Polish, Russian, Turkish and Ukrainian translations; thanks to Zabbix translators
ZBXNEXT-863
renamed "host profile" to "host inventory"

Bug Fixes

ZBX-3647
fixed parsing of parameter in external scripts to work like in normal keys and added support for multiline output
ZBX-2530
renamed "system.cpu.util" item parameters for solaris from "wait" to "iowait", from "kernel" to "system"
ZBX-4049
fixed memory leak in configuration syncer
ZBX-4017
fixed host deletion using api
ZBX-4029,ZBX-4037
fixed inconsistent and untranslatable strings in frontend and clarified frontend messages
ZBX-4010
fixed undefined constant SVC_SNMPv2 in discovery action conditions
ZBX-3775
fixed html formatting in Overview
ZBX-4001
fixed nearly duplicate strings, clarified error messages and removed obsolete translation strings
ZBX-4004
fixed typos in function names
ZBX-4002
fixed template name being reported as host name when incorrect characters were used

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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