Release Notes for Zabbix 1.6.1

Zabbix Team is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 1.6.1.

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 1.6.1. 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-586 added simple check tcp_perf into help_items
ZBX-585 added support of macros {HOSTNAME},{HOST.CONN},{IPADDRESS},{HOST.DNS} in item keys
DEV-250 added support of vfs.dev.read/write under Linux 2.4/2.6
ZBX-576 added IPMI authentication algorithms
ZBX-573 made SQL optimization for PGSQL
ZBX-572 fixed warning messages while updating template linkage
ZBX-570 fixed possible server crash if flexible interval delay is 0 sec.
ZBX-565 fixed filtering of conf->triggers
ZBX-562 fixed improper host group delete action
ZBX-527 fixed possible poller crash
ZBX-533 fixed incorrect SNMP string to float conversion
ZBX-534 fixed problem with email messages for discovery events
ZBX-540 DM: fixed sql error while processing configuration data
ZBX-557 fixed wrong audit action for items enable/disable
ZBX-403 added support of commas in UserParameter's
ZBX-541 fixed overwriting proxies on host import issue
ZBX-542 added processing of nextcheck for active checks
ZBX-504 fixed date selector issue for log items in latest values screen
ZBX-529 removed links from dynamic screen graphs
ZBX-538 fixed wrong theme pick up in login screen issue
ZBX-536 fixed problem with "Unable to add performance counter"
ZBX-535 added support of monitoring files larger than 2GB in windows
ZBX-520 removed action condition "event ack" due to not supported
ZBX-480 fixed patches for sysmaps_links table
ZBX-521 fixed problem in FreeBSD with threads in proc.num and proc.mem items
ZBX-519 removed proxy hosts from applications hosts list
DEV-238 added support of sec|#num for function count()
DEV-238 added support of text items for function count()
ZBX-471 fixed problem with graphs with big values
ZBX-501 fixed undefined values in server info screen
ZBX-469 fixed problem with linking extra graph
ZBX-495 fixed DB upgrade script when doing 1.1->1.4->1.6
ZBX-488 fixed memory leak in ZABBIX server code
ZBX-500 added more debug information for icmpping processing
ZBX-499 fixes problem with IPMI authorization; added field "IPMI IP"
ZBX-484 fixed host-group selection in templates page
ZBX-464 fixed user creation under LDAP
ZBX-468 fixed user online status in administration panel
ZBX-492 fixed wrong url "next 100" in audit actions
ZBX-490 fixed undefined variable in latest data
ZBX-481 fixed permission issue in slideshow
ZBX-474 fixed deleting hosts with postgres-backend
ZBX-475 added message on missed php-ldap module
DEV-168 added support of system.cpu.util[] for OpenBSD agents

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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