Release Notes for Zabbix 1.9.9

Zabbix Team is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 1.9.9.

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 1.9.9. 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-4558 added audit logging when udpating and creating triggers
ZBXNEXT-1066 removed the "Monotoring - Hosts" page
ZBXNEXT-1066 remade the "Search" page layout
ZBXNEXT-1066 added the host pop up menu to the "Events", "Event details", "Latest data" and "Overview" pages
ZBXNEXT-1066 added the "Host screens" link to all of the host pop up menus
ZBXNEXT-814 added support of disabling media types
ZBXNEXT-1024 added support for more vm.memory.size modes for various platforms
ZBXNEXT-1019 updated jQuery to 1.7.1 and jQuery-ui to 1.8.17
ZBXNEXT-1058 added an item lifetime indicator icon in the item configuration
ZBXNEXT-1058 changed the default discovery rule 'lifetime' field value to 30 days
ZBX-4479 added possibility to add a dependency from a template to a host
ZBX-4483 added transparency support for image resizing
ZBXNEXT-905 redesign Configuration->Triggers
ZBXNEXT-912 redesign Configuration->Slide shows
ZBXNEXT-406 replaced an older 'status' check to an internal 'zabbix[host,<type>,available]' check
ZBX-4009 added new option in map configuration which enables macros expanding
ZBX-3286 added ability to automatically delete low level discovered resources
ZBX-2806 improved processing of escalations
ZBX-1357 updated Brazilian Portuguese, Dutch, French, Greek, Latvian, Polish, Russian and Ukrainian translations; thanks to Zabbix translators
ZBX-3527 improved host form to allow selection of default interface
ZBX-4262 added support of item prototypes for graph y axis min/max
ZBX-4311 fixed graph prototype name validation
ZBXNEXT-906 redesign Configuration->Host groups
ZBX-4024 new build process for database schema and data, also new location of database related files; db data file uses transactions now

Bug Fixes

ZBX-4586 implemented item's application validation in the Item.update and Item.create API methods
ZBX-4577 fixed possible SQL errors when updating a configuration on a proxy
ZBX-4106 fixed "Status of triggers" screen element layout
ZBX-4558 fixed deleting child template triggers when moving a trigger to a template
ZBX-4558 fixed child template trigger attributes being reset when updating a template trigger
ZBX-4558 fixed trigger form "type" field value being inverted
ZBX-4520 removed possibility to create dependencies from hosts to templates
ZBX-4467 removed the warning message when setting the zoom to "All" in screen monitoring
ZBX-4434 fixed validation of duplicated user macros; fixed some error messages
ZBX-4555 fix compilation error on Solaris (get rid of INT_MAX dependency)
ZBX-4523 fixed impossibility to correctly translate some parts of Zabbix
ZBX-4513 refactored value mappings form
ZBX-4477 fixed new expressions created on each Zabbix regexp update
ZBXNEXT-1058 fixed confirmation pop-up showing up on auto refresh in latest data
ZBX-2701 removed empty value mappings from a default data
ZBX-4505 fixed global macro recreation instead of updating
ZBX-4505 fixed audit message appearing when saving an unchanged global macro
ZBX-4519 fixed impossibility to delete template : Unknown column 'h.name'
ZBX-4468 removed possibility to add to value mappings few items with same name
ZBX-4483 added proper icon image resizing
ZBX-4456 fixed error position in IT services form
ZBX-4470 fixed node initialization in DM setup
ZBX-4407 fixed import hosts from 1.8 version
ZBX-4425 fixed item prototype interface mapping when cloning a discovery rule
ZBX-4459 fixed values are cleared when try to add incorrect value mapping, negative values now allowed
ZBX-4458 fixed js error in global macro form, changed layout to be consistant with other places
ZBX-4449 fixed IT services SLA graph permission checks
ZBX-4448 fixed proxy interface validation
ZBX-4455 fixed the 'sortorder' field validation in the IT services form
ZBX-4427 fixed map element host group highlighting
ZBX-4446 fixed event duration calculation
ZBX-2806 fixed possible double notification messages
ZBX-4425 fixed unsetting interface when performing Item::udpate requests
ZBX-4436 fixed wrong sql query in discovery popup
ZBX-4429 fixed problem with wrong mysql comment tag and warning in mysql function when update to 1.9.8
ZBX-4418 fixed possible SQL errors while processing of time functions
ZBX-4336 fixed problem with item status clearing when changing to active in frontend
ZBX-4260 replaced event sorting by 'clock' with 'eventid'
ZBX-4381 fixed permission check in SLA reports
ZBX-4411 remade the zbx_stripos() function whithout the use of mb_stripos()
ZBX-4015 fixed multiple XSS issues
ZBX-4334 changed disabled triggers and scenarios to be shown by default
ZBX-4403 fixed low level discovery rule creation
ZBX-3832 removed support of aggregated graph items
ZBX-4235 fixed operations with decimal numbers for certain locales
ZBX-4382 fixed missing dates in the midle of graph axis
ZBX-3366 fixed API sorting

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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