Release Notes for Zabbix 1.5

Zabbix Team is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 1.5.

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 1.5. Download it from downloads.

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


Fixes and minor improvements

DEV-127 Improved system status widget in dashboard screen
DEV-125 Added "discovery status" widget
DEV-123 Screen "queue" moved to administration section
DEV-126 Moved graphs,maps,screens to dashboard, implemented quick add to favourites
DEV-116 Added option to remember user login
DEV-117 Added support of buffersize and buffersend parameters
DEV-118 Added dashboard screen to monitoring
DEV-117 Support of data buffering on agent side
DEV-115 Enhanced sender to use only one tcp connection
DEV-112 Added themes option in frontend
DEV-114 Special processing of simple snmp oids like ifdescr, ifinoctets, etc
DEV-114 Monitoring of snmp objects having flexible index
DEV-104 Added maintenance mode
DEV-103 Added support of disabling login rights for a users group
DEV-102 Added support of utf8 for gui
DEV-97 Added screen for easier creation of locales
DEV-96 Added availability to disable default user "guest"
DEV-95 Added group status enabled/disabled
DEV-94 Added processing of the "database down" event
DEV-93 Added availability to select all hosts in specified group in "monitoring" section
DEV-91 Added printable view for pages
DEV-89 Improved trigger tables view
DEV-88 Removed duplicated entry "login"
DEV-87 Fixed problem with unlinking templates
DEV-52 Added "unlimited number of link styles for maps"
DEV-86 Dm: synchronizing all history data with master node
Bulk acknowledge with empty comment
Performance improvement of processing events in frontend
DEV-66 Added sorting to screens
The last character for last value is unreadable
DEV-60 Added availability of setting hosts view style in overview
DEV-53 Added different style for dependent triggers in "status of triggers"
DEV-62 Added availability to select all hosts in "availability report"
DEV-54 Added zoom for graphs
DEV-48 Support of ping and traceroute in status of triggers screen
DEV-57 Added better "hosts info" selection in screens
DEV-56 Added better item selection in screens
DEV-48 Added scripts form,scripts list, script call menu
DEV-44 More flexible generation of trigger events
DEV-45 Added new design of status of triggers
DEV-47 Added support of selection of events and bulk acknowledge of events
DEV-1 Added new graph bar
Support of database cache for history and trends
Basic support of database caching
Added pie graphs
Added new columns graphs.show_legend, graphs.show_3d
Added frontend-side support of quotes and trigger expression validation
Added availability to show negative values in graphs
Developed database monitoring via odbc
Added availability to export/import templates for hosts
Changed how is showed messages
Added login/logout

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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