Release Notes for Zabbix 4.4.0rc1

Zabbix Team is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 4.4.0rc1.

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 4.4.0rc1. 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-5485 Removed timescaledb experimental status
ZBXNEXT-5386 Added support of the webhook media type
ZBXNEXT-5482 Implemented option to show opdata with problem name
ZBXNEXT-4746 Added "template server cisco ucs snmpv2" template
ZBXNEXT-5372 Added support of xml import/export for media types
ZBXNEXT-5480 Removed linux, windows, zabbix-agent and mysql 'classic' templates from xml and tmpl files, updated conf/zabbix_agentd/userparameter_mysql.conf to match new mysql template
ZBXNEXT-5404 Added trigger description to event details and as icon to monitoring->problems
ZBXNEXT-3391 Added item description icon to monitoring->latest data
ZBXNEXT-3970 Added csv to json preprocessing option
ZBXNEXT-5228 Simplified import/export by removing required from xml / json tags
ZBXNEXT-5425 Added aggregation functions for graphs
ZBXNEXT-4166 Added user macro and host macro description
ZBXNEXT-5326 Added new windows templates
ZBXNEXT-5143 Added new linux templates
ZBXNEXT-5388 Added "template db rabbitmq"
ZBXNEXT-5433 Added host name to real time export files
ZBXNEXT-4831 Added value type to real time export files
ZBXNEXT-5422 Quoted numbers are now accepted by jsonpath aggregate functions
ZBXNEXT-5402 Implemented remembering last selected widget as default
ZBXNEXT-5407 Normalized widget hidden headers behavior in dashboard view and edit modes
ZBXNEXT-5434 Added support of {event.id} macro in trigger url
ZBXNEXT-5197 Increased maximum dependent item count to 29999
ZBXNEXT-2946 Added new key "wmi.getall" to collect all required wmi properties in a json document
ZBX-7341 Reworked template linking interface
ZBXNEXT-5330 Added new filtering option in "host availability" widget
ZBXNEXT-1287 Added support for english performance counters on windows
ZBXNEXT-5406 Updated widgets on default dashboards
ZBXNEXT-4209 Added jmx.get[<discovery mode>,<object name pattern>] key for jmx lld
ZBXNEXT-5453 Added zabbix agent 2
ZBXNEXT-4033 Added possibility to return multiple columns (and rows) from sql odbc
ZBXNEXT-5426 Renamed media type field "description" to "name"
ZBXNEXT-5416 Dropped support of "jabber" and "ez texting" media types
ZBXNEXT-5252 Added new dashboard widget "graph prototype"
ZBXNEXT-3497,
ZBXNEXT-5291
Added support of psk-based encryption in autoregistration
ZBXNEXT-5328 Replaced graph widget hosts and items selector
ZBX-16511 Added source ip address to unknown request log warning message
ZBXNEXT-5141 Added "template app apache"
ZBXNEXT-854 Added support of bar graphs
ZBX-3783 Added strict validation of input parameters in valuemap.get() method
ZBXNEXT-5142 Added "template app nginx"
ZBXNEXT-1657 Split proxy and host names in separate columns in configuration->hosts list, configuration->discovery rules list and administration->queue pages
ZBXNEXT-4920 Increased received packet size to 1gb
ZBXNEXT-4942 Implemented support of displaying operational data in the list of problems
ZBXNEXT-5343 Extended custom error handling to support more preprocessing rules
ZBXNEXT-5344 Extended lld preprocessing to support xml related preprocessing operations
ZBXNEXT-5257 Added "template db postgresql"
ZBXNEXT-5258 Added "template db mysql"
ZBXNEXT-5281 Added visibility option for the widget header
ZBX-9522 Improved frontend messaging usage across multiple browser tabs
ZBXNEXT-1740 Added way to specify "connect to dns" for auto registered agents and discovered hosts
ZBXNEXT-5236 Updated dashboard for 24 columns grid supporting
ZBX-11280 Implemented auto-resizing of macro and tag fields on user input
ZBXNEXT-5251 Extended widget "problems by severity" with aggregated view
ZBX-11299 Changed font for fields of trigger expressions and scripts to monospaced
ZBX-16157 Moved adminitration->users pages to mvc framework
ZBXNEXT-5250 Dropped support of screen element 'screen'
ZBXNEXT-5249 Added new dashboard widget "host availability"
ZBXNEXT-5238 Added edit control for the widget in dashboard view mode
ZBXNEXT-5183 Implemented support of simple triggers under items in export files
ZBXNEXT-5040,
ZBXNEXT-5219
Moved item real-time data to a new, seperate table in database
ZBXNEXT-1856,
ZBXNEXT-5223
Added web scenario and http agent with kerberos authentication delegation
ZBXNEXT-5211 Increased the maximum hosts name character length from 64 to 128 for autoregistration and lld
ZBXNEXT-1302 Added low-level discovery of block devices
ZBX-10574 Automated documentation link update upon release of new major version

Bug Fixes

ZBX-15897 Fixed overall health check in template hp ilo snmpv2
ZBX-16465 Fixed zabbix database upgrade failure on mariadb
ZBX-16465 Fixed zabbix database schema creation failure on mariadb
ZBX-16654 Fixed undefined index error in discovered host update form
ZBX-16645 Fixed suggested selection font weight for new item
ZBX-13266 Fixed performance of sql query with lots of items
ZBX-16089 Fixed windows socket initialization in windows sender sample application
ZBX-16228 Increased max length to 2000 characters for values of the headers of the http agents
ZBX-16480 Fixed error in graphs after page refresh if period was set to future
ZBXNEXT-5219 Fixed possibility to create items and item prototypes with values in real time fields
ZBX-16546 Fixed broken items mass update form preprocessing tab checkbox markup in firefox
ZBX-16452 Fixed inconsistency in show legend, working time and triggers for graphs in screens and dashboard
ZBX-16565 Fixed incorrect sorting of triggers in "trigger overview" widget
ZBX-16530 Fixed color for blinked elements
ZBX-7798 Improved performance of icmpping* for fping v4.0 and more
ZBX-16522 Fixed undefined index "type" in pie and exploded graph creation
ZBX-16545 Fixed shell script execution timeout log message
ZBX-16467 Removed tables without auto-increment from dbget_maxid_num function
ZBX-16538 Fixed color for the multiselect selected items
ZBX-16445 Fixed possible duplicate key insertion during lld
ZBX-16550 Fixed web monitoring items has no real-time data entry in "item_rtdata"
ZBX-16539 Fixed "template net juniper snmpv2"
ZBX-16349 Fixed "delete missing" checkbox does not work when importing template without checking "update existing"
ZBX-16279 Fixed trailing spaces handling in value mapping when using mysql
ZBX-16230 Fixed unreachable host next check calculation uses both unreachable settings and flexible item interval
ZBX-16460 Fixed zabbix daemon termination on freebsd
ZBX-16449 Fixed wrong order of the displayed latest values in problems
ZBX-16435 Fixed zabbix graph spinning in preview tab in ie11
ZBX-15766 Fixed the ability to add an unlimited number of widgets in the dashboard
ZBX-16398 Fixed selection of discovered services by dservice.get "dcheckids" property
ZBX-16370 Fixed link indicator coloring in network maps
ZBX-16502 Fixed user edit form having a disabled and hidden fields when alias is the same as guest user
ZBX-16507 Fixed vertical scrollbar in kiosk mode when focusinig widgets with hidden headers
ZBX-16524 Fixed failed query error when aggregate checks are used
ZBX-16501 Fixed log out form being resubmitted when user is already logged back in another tab
ZBX-16468 Fixed undefined index "state" in item prototype selection popup
ZBX-16072 Added more strict validation of host, template and proxy names to prohibit leading and trailing spaces
ZBX-16128 Fixed incorrect action id in audit log
ZBX-16354 Fixed incorrect sorting by name with capital letters
ZBX-16471 For consistency reason changed translation string 'resolved by user.' to 'resolved by inaccessible user.'
ZBX-16469 Fixed problem that caused impossibility to edit trigger description in problems screen
ZBX-16362 Fixed keyboard event handling in graph widget hintbox
ZBX-16474 Fixed 'request-uri too long' error in problems mass update page
ZBX-16473 Fixed server-proxy synchronization and pre-preprocessing issues with items that are monitored by server even when their hosts are monitored by proxies
ZBX-16184 Updated zabbix sender man page
ZBX-16462 Fixed syntax error in sql query used to calculate sla in monitoring->services
ZBX-16031 Reworked event update controller, making partly closed set of events closable
ZBX-16283 Fixed read-only shared dashboard without widgets missing placeholder label
ZBX-16316 Fixed dashboard widget and slideshow menu popup not updating current refresh rate and fixed a js error in slideshows
ZBX-16346 Fixed compilation for oracle instant client v18.5 and higher
ZBX-16146 Added missing mandatory tag "<tags/>" into templates/classic/template_app_zabbix_server.xml
ZBX-16424 Fixed unable to create/update web scenario from internet explorer/edge
ZBX-15954 Fixed functional macros resolving in maps
ZBX-15905 Reverted changes that introduced error with write permissions in assets directory
ZBX-15804 Fixed links for discovered hosts, items, triggers and graphs
ZBX-10786 Added placeholder for "required string" field in web monitoring
ZBX-16153 Fixed 500 internal server error when trying to preview pie/exploded graph without items
ZBX-16204 Fixed undefined offset in ccontrollerwidgetproblemhostsview

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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