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Newsletter, November 28, 2012

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As always Zabbix is full of new information, updates and upcoming events. We all know – Zabbix never sleeps! And that is related not only to Zabbix monitoring software, but also to our always enthusiastic and active team who constantly and continuously keep moving forward and aiming at ongoing Zabbix development and growth.

In this newsletter read more about the latest Zabbix software release candidate; our newly signed partners; recently scheduled trainings in Japan; planned Zabbix Live Demo and last, but not least, find out the names of the two lucky winners of the “Zabbix Explorer” Facebook contest!

 

2.0.4rc1

Zabbix SIA is proud to announce the availability of Zabbix 2.0.4rc1 (release candidate). This release candidate covers some fixes to known issues of Zabbix 2.0.x and introduces a few new minor features.

Release notes for Zabbix 2.0.4rc1 are going to be published on our website very shortly and will be available here under the “Release Notes” section.

More detailed overview of the new features and functionalities can be found here (will be published shortly).

This release is not for production use. It is a Release Candidate!

 

Zabbix Welcomes New Resellers!

Last week Zabbix SIA was very pleased and honored to sign the Reseller partnership agreements with IXI Information Security Lab (Russia) and Tecnologías Racionales S.A. (Argentina).

Signed agreements with Zabbix SIA gives Tecnologias Racionales S.A. and IXI Information Security Lab the rights to distribute and promote the Zabbix product and services on assigned markets. Zabbix SIA believes that all parties will benefit from this partnership. It is expected that the knowledge and professional activities of the newly assigned resellers will boost the popularity of the Zabbix Monitoring Solution in those markets.

IXI Information Security Lab

IXI Information Security Lab is a provider of predictive security intelligence solutions for enterprises. IXI helps more than 100 customers worldwide to prevent critical security threats throughout their IT environments and to minimize the risk the threats pose to the business.

IXI Network Security Team offers the highest quality of information security and is competent with a number of leading operating systems.

Tecnologías Racionales S.A.

Tecnologias Racionales S.A. offers a range of IT services from software development to performance testing to companies in Latin America. The company’s objective is to contribute through its activities to the improvement of the development process of computer systems of its customers.

Tecnologias Racionales S.A. has a technical area dedicated exclusively to offering professional services on asset lifecycle management software, where Zabbix is a powerful tool for all kinds of customers.

 

Zabbix Live Demo

We are glad to announce that starting from tomorrow, Zabbix launches its Live Demo sessions available for everybody to join.

Thanks to everyone who has already registered for the Demo session tomorrow, Thursday, November 29th, at 17:00-18:00 (GMT+2). We are currently overbooked for this date and the registration for this session is closed. However, if you are interested to sign-up for the next available Demo, simply fill in the application form and choose the date of the session you would like to join. Please note that the number of participants is limited to 15 people, so if you would like to ensure your participation, make sure to process your registration on time.

All participants will be able to see Zabbix software in action, hear experts' guidance and comments, as well as ask questions in the text chat.

 

Training Sessions

We are very pleased that since Zabbix launched its subsidiary in Japan this year, Zabbix Japan LLC has become a very fast growing and steadily developing company, providing very expertly support and services to Zabbix partners, customers and users in Japan.

In the next two months Zabbix Japan LLC is organizing professional training courses in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan. Please use the following table to view more details and apply:

Tokyo, Japan    
Organized by: Zabbix Japan LLC Language: Japanese Trainer: Kodai Terashime
Certified Specialist 14, 17, 18 December 2012 Apply
Osaka, Japan    
Organized by: Zabbix Japan LLC Language: Japanese Trainer: Kodai Terashime
Certified Specialist 23-25 January 2013 Apply

An overview of Zabbix Professional Training courses, including the full schedule of upcoming training in the USA, Russia and Germany can be found on Zabbix training page.

 
IT sneak-peak

Support of low-level discovery macros in trigger expressions

Currently low-level discovery macros can only be used in item key parameters. We are currently working on implementing ZBXNEXT-1286, which will additionally allow to use these macros in constants. That is, you will be able to create trigger prototypes like {Template_OS_Linux:vfs.fs.size[{#FSNAME},pused].last(0)}>{#FSTRIGGER} and compare item values to thresholds returned by low-level discovery. This will be useful when these thresholds are dynamic and depend of the discovered entity.

 

Meet Contest Winners!

It’s been more than a month now since Zabbix Facebook users were invited to participate in our “Zabbix Explorer” autumn contest. Eight questions in total about Zabbix Monitoring Solution have been published, explored and answered by our most enthusiastic and inventive participants, and now we are ready to announce the two lucky winners with 6 correct answers each:

Patrick Fouquet and Adam Knight

We are kindly asking both “Explorers” to contact us with address details where complimentary prizes will be shipped. Thank you all who participated in the Zabbix contest and wish you all good luck for the next time!

Please email all your comments and suggestions regarding this newsletter to sales@zabbix.com

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