Release Notes for Zabbix 1.9.7

Zabbix Team is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 1.9.7.

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 1.9.7. Download it from downloads.

The following sections describe the release in details and provide late-breaking or other information that supplements its main documentation.


New Features and Improvements

ZBX-1346
add example user parameter to monitor mail queue length from mailq
ZBXNEXT-429
make range select work in a more intuitive fashion
ZBXNEXT-910
redesign Configuration->Maintenance
ZBX-4222
added more clear labels 'Escalation period' and 'Default escalation period' in configuration of actions
ZBXNEXT-485
improved simple checks key syntax as in other item keys
ZBXNEXT-916
redesign Administration->Users, Users groups, User Profile
ZBXNEXT-951
added possibility to calculate CPU load per processor: system.cpu.load[percpu,avgX]
ZBXNEXT-965
added redirect to a special warning page when user browser is not supported by Zabbix
ZBX-4167
updated requirements screen for frontend
ZBXNEXT-918
redesign Administration->Media types
ZBXNEXT-915
redesign Administration->Authentication
ZBXNEXT-966
update jQuery to 1.6.4
ZBX-1357
updated Brazilian Portuguese, Dutch, German, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Slovak and Ukrainian translations; thanks to Zabbix translators

Bug Fixes

ZBX-3892
added support for low-level discovery template to action condition check
ZBX-4169
fixed filter reset after timeline change in Monitoring->latest data->History of log item
ZBX-3753
fixed possibility to remove host interface that is in use
ZBX-4238
fixed resolving of discovery macros in 'Formula' field for calculated items, 'Executed script' for SSH and Telnet items and 'Additional parameters' for Database monitor items
ZBX-4153
fixed links to acknowledge and returning back to requester page
ZBX-4174
made database monitor items not require interface
ZBX-3881
fixed delay being set to 0 when changing item type from trapper to agent in item update form
ZBX-4115
added support for $(DESTDIR) for installing Zabbix Java proxy
ZBX-1020
added support for --sysconfdir, changed default installation directories
ZBX-3912
fixed popup object selection for IE
ZBX-4132
fixed checkbox cookie work
ZBX-3635
fixed situation when templated trigger can reference items from another template not linked to a host
ZBX-4107
fixed map element configuration form layout
ZBX-4219
replaced {HOSTNAME} by {HOST.NAME} in data.sql
ZBX-3540
removed unused node properties: timezone, history keeping, trend keeping
ZBX-3275
fixed deleting of master node, it shouldn't delete other nodes
ZBX-4209
fixed warning in latest data when navigating from monitoring->hosts page
ZBX-4208
fixed Brazilian Portuguese being reported as just Portuguese in locale code
ZBX-4151
fixed timer crash due to heap memory corruption
ZBX-3755
fixed latest values in cloned items
ZBX-3165
fixed layout of item prototypes form
ZBX-3342
fixed translation of graphs "Generated in x sec" stamps
ZBX-3926
fixed "Hide/Show selected" filter in history of log items
ZBX-4119
fixed items like simple check require agent interface on host, now any interface is enough
ZBX-3745
fixed error message when link template with discovery rule to host that does not have needed interface
ZBX-3896
fixed broken triggers after removed item that is used in trigger
ZBX-4106
fixed layout of "Status of host triggers" screen element
ZBX-4061
fixed errors when try to delete already deleted regular expression
ZBX-4058
fixed working time updating in Administration->General->Working time
ZBX-4060
fixed error when save map with link updated to connect new element
ZBX-4166
fixed error in dashboard when configured to show unacknowledged only
ZBX-4003
fixed error when try to use not existing host group as group for discovered hosts
ZBX-4165
fixed failing insert into proxy_dhistory queries on the proxy side
ZBX-2882
fixed wrong item vfs.file.cksum[/vmlinuz] for some templates
ZBX-3870
fixed data deletion order in proxy configuration synchronization
ZBX-3707
fixed possible empty action conditions
ZBX-4171
fixed server crash in add_value_suffix() under DebugLevel=4
ZBX-3930
fixed errors when return to some specific screens from profile screen
ZBX-3400
fixed calculation of graph header font size, Zabbix will decrease it to fit graph width
ZBX-4105
fixed removal of host groups in configuration of dashboard, thanks to Pustovalov Alexey
ZBX-3939
fixed warning messages when looking at the history of several selected log items
ZBX-3493
fixed warnings when removing and clearing a template
ZBX-4143
fixed cases with upgrade patch sometimes attempting to reference tables that were not created yet
ZBX-3618
extended allowed syntax for host interface DNS names
ZBX-3999
fixed map border
ZBX-3946
fixed errors when create trigger with dependencies
ZBX-3921
fixed change link shown for maps in slide show
ZBX-4082
fixed error in Monitoring->Triggers when acknowledges are disabled
ZBX-4080
fixed host header info shown for creation form
ZBX-3987
fixed errors when change host in Monitoring->Graphs
ZBX-4114
fixed icon maps form height on dragging
ZBX-4101
fixed excess borders in screen cell configuration form
ZBX-3786
fixed incorrect inheritance of items when template is linked to another template linked to host
ZBX-1207
fixed host full clone with custom graphs

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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