Release Notes for Zabbix 1.6.2

Zabbix Team is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 1.6.2.

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 1.6.2. 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-653 fixes for postgresql
DEV-137 fixed compilation warnings
ZBX-652 improved support of SNMP items
ZBX-589 added processing of quoted numbers ("0.5" => float 0.5)
DEV-275 changed value processing. Multiplier after delta
DEV-274 added overflow check for uint64 for incoming values
ZBX-506 fixed duplicate UnavailableDelay in zabbix_server.conf
ZBX-428 added internal check zabbix[requiredperformance]
ZBX-639 fixed numeric snmp oid for ifOutOctets. Thanks to Alexandr Kovalenko.
DEV-268 added support of net.tcp.listen under FreeBSD
ZBX-651 fixed possible memory leak in autodiscovery actions
DEV-268 added support of system.boottime under Solaris
DEV-268 added support of system.cpu.load under Solaris 2.6
ZBX-650 DM: fixed memory leak in synchronization of node configuration
ZBX-650 fixed rare race condition in DBimplode_exp
ZBX-650 fixed cleanup of open file descriptor
ZBX-649 fixed problem with "Too many open files" by agent under Solaris and AIX
DEV-268 added support of system.swap.size under FreeBSD
DEV-276 added support of HTML text in plaintext view in screens
ZBX-395 fixed item list for simple graph
ZBX-334 added sorting to group list in elements copy form
ZBX-509 fixed problem with user rights to hostgroup without any host
ZBX-564 added more descriptive message on conflict of templates
ZBX-443 removed excess space after detail messages
ZBX-526 fixed graphs on screens not getting refreshed issue
ZBX-531 fixed plain text line wrapping
ZBX-551 updated German language file
ZBX-554 added proxy host info in export/import
ZBX-638 fixed deleting applications on host remove
ZBX-636 removed "Keep trends (in days)" from Item Configuration form if "Type of information" is Character, Log or Text
ZBX-608 added sorting to templates column in hosts screen
ZBX-635 improved escalations to stop if host, item or trigger is disabled
ZBX-632 fixed sql query in map elements configuration form
ZBX-631 fixed incorrect incoming string values if using dbcache
ZBX-630 improved log files view in BB theme
ZBX-629 fixed sql error in popup window
DEV-271 fixed graphs out of bounds problem
ZBX-628 fixed memory leak in proxy module
ZBX-611 fixed undefined variables in installation wizard
ZBX-612 fixed possible incorrect value for host
ZBX-627 fixed items update
ZBX-625 fixed possible incorrect processing of delta for integers if using dbcache
DEV-273 added mass update for IPMI fields
DEV-272 added support of {HOSTNAME}, {HOST.CONN}... macros for "IPMI IP address"
ZBX-623 fixed incorrect processing of function abschange() for integers
ZBX-622 fixed broken autocreation of SQLite database
ZBX-621 fixed bad performance of the graph related screen due to missing index
ZBX-620 fixed jstree error in IT Services
ZBX-619 fixed agent crash for system.uptime under Solaris 2.5.1
ZBX-618 fixed cast problem with oracle9
ZBX-613 fixed possible incorrect evaluating of trigger functions if using dbcache
ZBX-610 fixed memory leak in external checks
DEV-254 improved server side logging
ZBX-602 fixed possible incorrect trigger evaluation if value stored as "delta"
DEV-268 added support of net.if.in/out/total under AIX
DEV-268 added support of system.cpu.num/util/load/intr/switches, system.uptime under AIX
ZBX-595 improved performance of export screen
DEV-269 added permission check when sending notifications
DEV-270 improved trigger configuration view; error string moved to description column
DEV-263 added support of a new map element - simple image
DEV-260 support of macro TRIGGER.NSEVERITY
DEV-255 added support of #num for function last()
ZBX-593 fixed stop escalations if action is disabled
ZBX-592 fixed incorrect {TRIGGER.STATUS} value in recovery message
DEV-250 added support of vm.memory.size under AIX
DEV-250 added full support of proc.num/mem under Linux 2.4/2.6, Solaris and AIX
ZBX-588 fixed undefined variable in trigger status page
ZBX-587 fixed LDAP test functionality

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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