Release Notes for Zabbix 1.5.3

Zabbix Team is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 1.5.3.

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 1.5.3. 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

ZBX-380 added support of directories for Include in configuration file
DEV-171 added support of notification escalations on frontend side
DEV-173 added support of macros {EVENT.DATE},{EVENT.TIME},{EVENT.AGE} and {ESC.HISTORY}
DEV-173 added support of notification escalations on server side
DEV-172 added support of Apache authentication
DEV-170 improved charts period & start time selection
DEV-163 added support of perf_counter[path<,period>]
DEV-169 improved msg functionality in GUI
DEV-149 added hosts mass update functionality
DEV-167 added support of Host Template=<template> in actions
DEV-168 added more supported items in FreeBSD, NetBSD and OpenBSD
DEV-161 changed greeting message
DEV-157 added fullscreen icon to monitoring screens

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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