Release Notes for Zabbix 1.8.8

Zabbix Team is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 1.8.8.

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 1.8.8. 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-1909 fixed keyparser to allow keys like "key,{$USERMACRO}"
ZBX-4157 fixed possible truncating of queries while preparing a configuration data for sending to a proxy
ZBX-4150 fixed processing of quoted function parameters
ZBX-4141 fixed possible cycling of server/proxy processes after unsuccessful execution of SQL statement
ZBX-4135 fixed item selection in trigger expression
ZBX-3676 fixed item selection in bar report
ZBX-4070 improved performance of handling of trigger functions
ZBXNEXT-921 added option to show items without data in latest data
ZBX-2457 changed "type" to "ENGINE" in MySQL upgrade patches for MySQL 5.5 compatibility
ZBX-4099 fixed possible crash when processing of functions sum(), min(), max() or diff() in triggers, aggregated checks or calculated items
ZBX-3030 fixed event durations in monitoring
ZBXNEXT-902 changed API search wildcard from "%" to "*"
ZBX-3967 fixed alerter hang on long running alert scripts
ZBX-3970 fixed proxy crash after database connection to postgresql is recovered
ZBX-3175 fixed value type for 'vfs.fs.size[/var,used]' in data.sql
ZBX-4068 updated French translation; thanks to Joseph Bueno
ZBX-4066 fixed macros saving in administration
ZBXNEXT-900 added support of {TRIGGER.ID} macro in a trigger url
ZBX-4045 added check for duplicate hosts or proxies - if found, configuration syncer logs a warning and exits
ZBX-4059 fixed a potential buffer overflow in item parameter parsing

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

Zabbix 1.8 Manual

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