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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