Release Notes for Zabbix 1.9.8

Zabbix Team is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 1.9.8.

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 1.9.8. Download it from downloads.

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


New Features and Improvements

ZBX-3104
implemented the screen item API
ZBXNEXT-913
redesign Configuration->IT Services
ZBXNEXT-907
redesign Configuration->Applications
ZBX-3271
implemented the _x() and _xn() function for context dependent translations
ZBX-3498
removed items from unmonitored hosts from the 'Add graph' and 'Add simple graph' pop-ups in the 'Favourite graphs' widget
ZBX-3498
removed the 'Status' column from the 'Add simple graph' pop-up
ZBXNEXT-1019
updated jQuery to 1.7
ZBX-1357
added initial Greek translation
ZBXNEXT-911
redesign Configuration->Web
ZBXNEXT-579
added support for vfs.fs.discovery (with both {#FSNAME} and {#FSTYPE}) on FreeBSD, NetBSD and OpenBSD
ZBXNEXT-580
added support for {#FSTYPE} for vfs.fs.discovery on AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris and Windows
ZBX-3074
moved the 'Status' column in the item list to the left
ZBX-1357
updated Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Polish, Russian and Ukrainian translations; thanks to Zabbix translators
ZBX-2960
added example userparameter for partition discovery on Linux

Bug Fixes

ZBX-3104
fixed screen item "Parameter" field validation and some minor screen item bugs
ZBX-3593
fixed misaligned server name on top of the page
ZBX-3771
fixed possible 'Lock wait timeout' while processing lld rules
ZBX-4139
fixed "Last n issues" widget label ignoring variable that sets the amount of issues
ZBX-4359
fixed potentially incorrectly named index on node_cksum table
ZBX-4188
fixed nclob problem for Oracle
ZBX-4279
added an error message when trying to delete an item, that's being used as a min/max Y axis value for graphs
ZBX-4282
fixed errors when importing templates with trigger dependencies
ZBX-4108
updated FSF mailing address
ZBX-4244
fixed inline-block container resizing in object lists in IE8
ZBX-4297
fixed error in top 100 triggers report
ZBX-4258
fixed link to the template prototype item in the caption of the item editing form
ZBX-3510
fixed discovery and it's prototype cloning when cloning a host or template
ZBX-3674
fixed possible editing of lld created elements
ZBX-3113
made nanoseconds patch mandatory for upgrading from 1.8 to 2.0
ZBX-3468
fixed error messages and warnings with enabled SQLite3 support in front-end
ZBX-4056
fixed dependencies not added when template linked to host
ZBX-4315
fixed the 'close' link in the tooltips
ZBX-3675
fixed items created via API for template have wrong interfaceid on linked host
ZBX-4212
fixed creation of trigger expression with "])" in item key
ZBXNEXT-675
reduced surrounding whitespace for Switch, Cloud, Crypto-router, UPS, Hub and Router map icons
ZBX-4305
removed CREDITS file
ZBX-2504
replaced 'Groups' by 'Replace host groups' in host mass-update form to avoid confusion
ZBX-2960
added defaults for example userparameters vfs.dir.size (/tmp) and proc.cpu (zabbix_agentd) to avoid errors in 'zabbix_agentd -p', documented them
ZBX-2960
clarified what happens if proc.cpu does not match any processes
ZBX-2960
made mysql.ping example userparameter a but more efficient by avoiding extra 'wc' invocation
ZBX-3710
renamed "Zabbix Java Proxy" to "Zabbix Java Gateway"
ZBX-4179
fixed compilation on OpenBSD: `NS_DEFAULTPORT' undeclared
ZBX-3885
fixed error when update trigger prototype with wrong data
ZBX-3857
fixed creation and sorting of trigger prototypes
ZBX-4245
fixed error when add operation condition in action
ZBX-4265
fixed iconmappig API permission check
ZBX-4283
fixed template creation being reported as an update
ZBX-3749
escaped HTML entities in the web step "required" field

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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