Release Notes for Zabbix 1.8.7rc1

Zabbix Team is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 1.8.7rc1.

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 1.8.7rc1. 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

ZBXNEXT-898 new trigger actions have "trigger = PROBLEM" and "not in maintenance" conditions by default
ZBX-4021 fixed item visibility in case when last value is null
ZBX-4052 fixed key macros resolving in item names
ZBX-1357 removed outdated translation strings from all translations
ZBX-3998 reload recipient list for database down messages every CacheUpdateFrequency seconds
ZBX-4034 fixed macros resolving in item names
ZBX-4044 removed redundant query "SET CHARACTER SET"
ZBX-3997 fixed IE9 dragging
ZBX-4043 fixed processing of system.cpu.util on Solaris with non-sequential cpu numbers
ZBX-4036 fixed period slider position saving in Monitoring->Events
ZBX-1010 fixed processing of a vfs.fs.size metric on Solaris with filesystems larger than 2TB
ZBX-3874 always enable all trigger severity checkboxes after enabling GUI Messaging in user profile
ZBX-3889 fixed deadlocks while processing triggers
ZBX-4023 fixed excess spacing and fake plural in graph deletion message
ZBX-4016 fixed web monitoring item status on insert and update
ZBX-3443 fixed "not selected" working as "all" in Monitoring->Events
ZBX-3979 added searchWildcardsEnabled flag in API for searching using wildcards
ZBX-4018 fixed server crash on unsupported aggregate items
ZBX-3908 allow empty string for formula field if multiplier is switched off
ZBX-3961 added recalculation of nextcheck time after changed flexible intervals
ZBX-3978 fixed time period calculation, do not include upper bound
ZBX-4000 fixed stop propagation (network map element dragging in configuration) in IE9
ZBX-2467 added more command line arguments to objdump to request more debugging information about crashes
ZBX-3972 added "Now" and "Done" buttons into js calendar - change action after day selection
ZBX-3993 fixed transmitting of templated user macros between server and proxy
ZBX-4008 updated Japanese translation; thanks to Kodai Terashima
ZBX-4005 updated French translation; thanks to Joseph Bueno
ZBXNEXT-869 clarify in manpages how the process for runtime signalling is found

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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