Release Notes for Zabbix 2.2.3rc2

Zabbix Team is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 2.2.3rc2.

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 2.2.3rc2. 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-2137
increased maximum cache size limit to 8gb from 2gb
ZBXNEXT-166
implemented variable binding for bulk inserts with Oracle database
ZBXNEXT-98
implemented bulk requests for SNMP monitoring
ZBXNEXT-1889
made startup.sh and shutdown.sh scripts for Java gateway work in /bin/sh
ZBX-7597
added description of the returned value types to the agentd manpage
ZBX-1357
updated Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, Slovak and Turkish translations; thanks to Zabbix translators

Bug Fixes

ZBX-8006
fixed memory leak in proxy when handling SSH, telnet and database monitor items
ZBXNEXT-166
fixed proxy not storing items with text value type
ZBX-7301
do not put logrt[] item into unsupported state if log files do not exist (fixed as part of ZBX-6731 solution)
ZBX-7896
fixed translated error messages not being rendered correctly in images
ZBX-7777
increased maximum data transfer limit per connection to remain consistent with 2.0
ZBX-7972
fixed not being able to full clone a template with an application if a destination host is specified
ZBX-7409
fixed inherited web items being added to incorrect applications when updating a template web scenario
ZBX-7966
fixed possibility to copy a templated graph
ZBX-7930
improved execution time in Maintenance page
ZBX-7831
fixed regexp compilation errors for installations that use PHP with PCRE older than 7.0
ZBX-7884
fixed incorrect layering of modal window and made modal windows draggable and opaque
ZBX-7879
fixed creating and updating applications with multibyte characters in template which is linked to host while mbstring.func_overload set greater than 1
ZBX-7919
fixed hashset entry allocation overhead
ZBX-7918
fixed value cache reporting more free space than actually available
ZBX-7832
fixed screen item row- and colspans not being adjusted when reducing the size of a screen
ZBX-7620
improved error messaging and debug logging for VMware items
ZBX-7897
fixed memory leak in trapper for log file items
ZBX-7872
removed discovery item prototype from calculation of required performace (NVPS)
ZBX-5778
removed counting items in queue if host is in maintenance with no data collection
ZBX-7849
fixed not being able to save actions with a "Maintenance status" condition after upgrading from 2.0
ZBX-6151
fixed graph prototype and trigger prototype validation so item prototypes are no longer allowed from multiple discovery rules and fixed graph and graph prototype update validation allowing to pass only 'gitemid' parameter without 'itemid'
ZBX-7737
fixed host inventory item update order to prevent database deadlocks
ZBX-5804
added overflow/wrapping detection to calculated items
ZBX-7659
fixed handling of hosts without any interfaces
ZBX-7740
fixed agent crash if logrt and log items are not supported
ZBX-6731
faster processing of log files by agent on Unix
ZBX-6729
faster processing of log files by agent on Microsoft Windows
ZBX-5379
added stale PID file detection for Java gateway
ZBX-5558
fixed Java gateway error messages not being shown in the console on startup
ZBX-7840
fixed icmppingloss[] calculation when a DNS name is pingable by both IPv4 and IPv6
ZBX-7883
fixed JS error when adding slides in configuration page
ZBX-7836
fixed possible crash when a value older than the last item value was added to the value cache
ZBX-7851
fixed item, trigger and discovery rule sorting by "Status" field
ZBX-7858
fixed some triggers not being displayed in Monitoring -> Triggers
ZBX-6933
added substitution of eventlog parameter insertion strings
ZBX-7853
changed log level from warning to information when listener, active checks and collector processes start
ZBX-7614
fixed incorrect activation of inactive host if its item has bad syntax
ZBX-7829
fixed reserving of new ids for standalone installations
ZBX-6742
fixed templated graph item validation when items seem to belong to multiple hosts
ZBX-7674
implemented batch processing of IT services to resolve deadlocks and improve performance
ZBX-7808
fixed latest data columns width proportions
ZBX-7817
fixed SQL errors while linking applications to a host
ZBX-7754
fixed possibility to add a trigger expression with log function selected and improved error messaging in trigger expression pop-up
ZBX-7768
fixed item valuemap import
ZBX-7727
added SQL connection errors displaying for Oracle and DB2
ZBX-5789
improved performance of processing discovered graphs by the low-level discovery rule
ZBX-5789
fixed updating of low-level discovered graphs: the graph identifier never will change
ZBX-7772
fixed HTTP authentication error
ZBX-7670
added typecasts to void pointers when used in arithmetic to avoid compile warnings/errors
ZBX-7572
fixed processing of JSON object by trapper
ZBX-7763
fixed checking the wrong exit code of php_get_sem()
ZBX-7770
removed web.page.perf item key from simple check item type
ZBX-7242
fixed jQuery sortable objects not to change with when dragging them
ZBX-7736
fixed incorrectly working global regular expression type "Any character string included"
ZBX-7756
fixed SQL error in Monitoring > Maps page
ZBX-7708
fixed trigger prototype error message and trigger form default description value
ZBX-7739
removed unused label in screen configuration page when no elements exist
ZBX-7651
fixed item configuration flexible interval adding
ZBX-7630
fixed latest issues link on monitoring events

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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