Release Notes for Zabbix 1.9.8

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

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This document contains the release notes for Zabbix 1.9.8. Download it from download.

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 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


See Zabbix documentation for full details.


See Upgrade procedure for upgrade options and instructions. For version specific upgrade notes, see Upgrade notes for 1.9.8.

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