Release Notes for Zabbix 2.0.0

Zabbix Team is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 2.0.0.

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 2.0.0. 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-1357 updated Brazilian Portuguese, French, Russian and Ukrainian translations; thanks to Zabbix translators
ZBXNEXT-1225 added the "Classic" frontend theme
ZBX-1357 updated Brazilian Portuguese, Dutch, Greek, Russian and Ukrainian translations; thanks to Zabbix translators
ZBXNEXT-1220 added support of monitoring of log files larger than 2GB
ZBX-3151 added support of monitoring files larger than 2GB in the vfs.file.size[] item
ZBX-4815 forbade deleting IT services that have dependencies
ZBX-4815 all status-related fields will now be disabled when choosing "do not calculate" in the IT service configuration form
ZBX-4815 implemented multiselect support for the IT service dependency pop up
ZBXNEXT-1189 implemented the service.getsla method
ZBXNEXT-1189 implemented the "selectTrigger", "selectParentDependencies" and "selectAlarms" parameters for the service.get method
ZBXNEXT-1189 improved the design of the SLA report page
ZBXNEXT-1196 redesigned frontend setup form
ZBXNEXT-1188 added support of "agent.hostname" check
ZBX-1357 updated Brazilian Portuguese, Czech, Dutch, Greek, Japanese, Latvian, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Ukrainian translations; thanks to Zabbix translators
ZBXNEXT-1181 redesign host mass update page
ZBXNEXT-973 redesign of existing templates
ZBX-4869 added support for nested screens import
ZBXNEXT-1161 implemented the service API
ZBXNEXT-1126 redesign global script execution
ZBXNEXT-584 added support of multiple servers in active check mode; thanks to Takanori Suzuki
ZBX-3721 design improvements
ZBXNEXT-908 redesign Configuration->Host->Graphs
ZBX-4738 improved the host interface selection in the item mass update form
ZBX-4635 added support for optional first parameter to vfs.dev.* on Solaris
ZBXNEXT-1153 added support for nested templates in import
ZBX-1357 updated Czech, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Turkish translations; thanks to Zabbix translators
ZBXNEXT-1162 improved performance of processing of triggers by history syncers and timer processes
ZBXNEXT-1149 import of nested maps, import form redesign
ZBXNEXT-744 added support of {ITEM.ID} and {TRIGGER.EXPRESSION} macros in notifications and commands
ZBXNEXT-914 redesign Administration->DM
ZBX-4751 removed "WITH OIDS" option from PostgreSQL database scheme
ZBXNEXT-397 added support of web monitoring by Zabbix proxy
ZBX-3531 configuration export/import
ZBX-4581 added time unit symbols support to aggregate items
ZBX-4333 implemented dependency validation in trigger::adddependencies
ZBX-4333 implemented dependency inheritance in the trigger.adddependencies and trigger.deletedependencies methods
ZBXNEXT-904 redesign Configuration->Screens
ZBX-4600 trigger dependencies will now be deleted when executing a mass update with no dependencies selected
ZBX-4563 changed the hostmacro related UserMacro method interfaces
ZBX-4563 improved SQL query debug log design
ZBX-4537 improved include_once statements to make Zabbix code easier to reuse
ZBXNEXT-1113 redesign Configuration->Host->Discovery rules
ZBXNEXT-1107 redesign Configuration->Audit
ZBX-2604 added processing of not supported items monitored by a proxy
ZBXNEXT-903 redesign Configuration->Items
ZBXNEXT-909 redesign Configuration->Discovery

Bug Fixes

ZBX-5025 fixed "undefined index" error when updating specific trigger properties
ZBX-5004 fixed error when importing linked templates
ZBXNEXT-973 changed units to "bps" for monitoring of network traffic items
ZBXNEXT-973 changed colors in the "MySQL operations" graph
ZBXNEXT-1220 fixed compilation errors on Solaris
ZBX-5005 fixed escaping of percent character in translation string
ZBX-4997 fixed inherited item interfaces being set to null when updated by importing parent template
ZBX-5003 backticked table and field names in the MySQL scheme and default data
ZBX-5002 fixed undefined index error when rendering a node tree in a DM setup
ZBX-5008 fixed updating users that do not belong to the selected node
ZBX-4980 fixed trapper process crash/hang on decoding big base64 encoded values
ZBX-4945 fixed several map element selection not working on Command + Click on Macs
ZBX-4978 fixed frontend setup welcome image
ZBX-4944 fixed translation string in top100 report
ZBX-4957 removed error column from item prototypes list, removed 'not supported' status from item prototype edit form
ZBX-4981 triggers that reference items created by LLD or web monitoring items are not exported for now
ZBX-4956 fixed incorrect trigger existence checks
ZBX-4815 improved IT service configuration and SLA report page performance
ZBX-4815 fixed IT service sorting on the service configuration page
ZBX-4815 fixed IT service configuration pop up menu translation
ZBX-4815 fixed IT service status update when changing the linked trigger severity
ZBX-4815 fixed sorting for results returned by the "selectDependencies" and "selectParentDependencies" parameters for service.get
ZBX-4960 fixed LDAP frontend messages, fixed message in 'Latest data'
ZBX-4920 fixed templates from 1.8 XML being dependent on 'hosts' rules
ZBX-4942 do not send prototypes for active agent to process
ZBX-4941 added default DBHost configuration parameter value "localhost"
ZBX-4471 fixed warnings when applying 2.0 dbpatches
ZBX-4969 fixed item key param macro not resolved in simple graph popup
ZBX-4964 added requirements checks for PHP xmlreader and xmlwriter
ZBX-4967 fixed template full clone
ZBX-3148 fixed user macro not expanded in trigger names
ZBX-4493 fixed host popup menu overlapping the screen range
ZBX-4924 fixed deletion of template screens
ZBX-4953 fixed unclear messages in setup.php
ZBX-4402 added contexts for ambiguous translations
ZBX-4915 fixed host group filtering without hosts or templates
ZBXNEXT-1189 implemented permission checks for the "selectDependencies" service.get parameter
ZBXNEXT-1189 fixed service ordering on the SLA report page
ZBXNEXT-1189 fixed "Graph" links not being displayed for services with children on the SLA report page
ZBXNEXT-1189 fixed time period not being remembered when following a link to a detailed service SLA report
ZBXNEXT-1189 fixed problem reasons not being displayed for parent services on the SLA report page
ZBXNEXT-1189 fixed service status and problems being calculated if the service status algorithm is set to "do not calculate"
ZBXNEXT-1189 fixed service status not being updated when changing the severity of a linked trigger
ZBX-4857 added validation for empty username, public and private keys in an item form
ZBX-4938 fixed constant not used in CAction.php
ZBX-4926 fixed inability to add simple graphs and plain text elements to screen templates
ZBX-4921 fixed possible SQL errors while processing LLD data with long values
ZBX-4889 fixed execution of GUI Scripts for disabled hosts
ZBX-4412 fixed updating of trigger last change by significant event
ZBX-4880 fixed error 'JSON-rpc error generation failed. No such error' in API
ZBX-4922 fixed importing of linked templates
ZBX-4895 fixed host proxy exported as ID
ZBX-4857 fixed poller hanging on SSH check when using public key authentication
ZBX-4914 fixed graph name encoding in form preview
ZBX-4881 fixed slow select queries from partitioned history tables
ZBX-4495 fixed hintbox positioning
ZBX-4903 fixed sorting in 'Overview' screen
ZBX-4927 fix proxy deletion message and remove excess space from the audit record
ZBX-4900 improved performance of 'Status of Zabbix' dashboard widget
ZBX-4905 fixed processing of system.swap.in/out[,pages] under Linux 2.6
ZBX-4907 fixed processing of system.swap.in/out[,sectors/count] under Linux
ZBX-4902 fixed errors in configuration export
ZBX-4910 fixed updating of "SNMPv3 priv passphrase" field in low-level discovered SNMPv3 items
ZBX-4884 fixed incorrect calculation of items using option "Delta (speed per second)" after recovery from unsupported state
ZBX-4671 fixed truncation of the calculated item formula
ZBX-4893 fixed linking of item applications by a discovery rule
ZBX-4649 fixed screen editing not working properly after moving content to another cell
ZBX-4875 fixed inability to drag/sort graph item with long description in graph form
ZBX-4890 fixed creating hosts by administrators
ZBXNEXT-1161 fixed multiple IT service validation issues
ZBX-4793 fixed processing of quoted strings in dynamic SNMP indexes
ZBX-4709 fixed processing of quoted strings in SNMP items
ZBX-4882 fixed processing of quoted strings in SNMP lld rules
ZBX-3219 added newlines to script execution error messages
ZBX-4348 fixed graph values not displayed for regular user
ZBX-4698 fixed selected host group forgotten if "remember selected" is disabled
ZBX-4871 fixed templates listed when adding log items in history
ZBX-4862 fixed Error when trying to remove additional templates in the host mass update form
ZBX-3929 removed deprecated Switch module from gen_schema.pl and get_data.pl scripts
ZBX-4738 fixed several checkboxes state not being saved after an unsuccessful item mass update
ZBX-4865 fixed error bar in case of error with words longer than screen
ZBX-4840 improved slow SQL queries in processing of {ITEM.VALUE} and {ITEM.LOG.*} macros
ZBX-4572 fixed incorrect value input in GUI configuration form raising critical error
ZBX-4841 fixed inability to select other but the first of the discovery checks for a discovery rule in popup.php
ZBX-4110 renamed 'Password' to 'Key passphrase' in action form
ZBX-4686 fixed the "Change" link not being accessible for graph type screen items in embedded screens
ZBX-4836 fixed undefined variables in actionconf.php when trying to add maintenance status; fixed some random ordering for conditions
ZBX-4829 fixed incorrect redirect in 'insert trigger' popup in trigger expression builder
ZBX-4784 fixed inherited triggers being updated on any host update
ZBX-4824 fixed memory leak while switching item to not supported status
ZBX-4830 fixed error when trying to create item without host
ZBX-4676 fixed link to triggers from dashboard 'system status' widget not reseting host filter
ZBX-4568 fixed new host groups not populated with selected group when 'remember selected' is disabled in GUI settings
ZBX-4583 fixed possible processing of null as object in CUIwidget
ZBX-4740 fixed host filter when switching to 'configuration of items' from another host configuration page
ZBX-4195 fixed memory leak while processing unsupported performance counters by Windows agent
ZBX-4780 removed vfs.fs.discovery returned value limit when processed by proxy
ZBX-4802 improved memory de-allocation code clarity
ZBX-4739 fixed mass update failing with many items selected
ZBX-4821 fixed flexible interval update using item mass update form
ZBX-4806 fixed "New flexible interval" not shown in item form
ZBX-4790 fixed *ERROR*s in trigger expressions in items.php; fixed undefined variables when filtering without host
ZBX-3725 added check for xml file size exceeds upload_max_filesize php setting
ZBX-3991 forbid passive proxy interfaces with ip 0.0.0.0
ZBX-3152 fixed global messages being shown even if all severities are unchecked
ZBXNEXT-397 removed records from "ids" table to prevent SQL errors while adding a new item
ZBX-4811 added 'filter' and 'lifetime' fields to discovery rules export
ZBX-4801 fixed processing of proc.num[] and proc.mem[] checks with name of processes more than 15 characters
ZBX-4792 fixed missing field "Allowed hosts" when item type Zabbix trapper
ZBX-4038 fixed warnings for incorrect input values
ZBX-4781 fixed error message when copying items to multiple hosts
ZBX-4788 fixed trigger severity being reset when changing dependencies via mass update
ZBX-4787 fixed graph axis item selection popup shows only monitored hosts
ZBX-4779 fixed new groups import
ZBX-4775 fixed discovery rules import
ZBX-4700 fixed errors in item list when using interface related macro in template item key
ZBX-4761 fixed "&" escaping in form inputs
ZBX-4749 fixed proxy crash on exit when deleting trend cache
ZBX-4778 fixed port field validation in creating discovery rule
ZBX-4718 fixed Graph axis item cloning in host Full Clone
ZBX-4621 fixed macro update using host.massupdate
ZBX-4697 fixed error when massupdate group for hosts that belongs to different groups
ZBX-4257 fixed creating discovery rules, items and item prototypes
ZBX-4765 fixed filter fields being unset when saving of discovery rule fails
ZBX-4736 fixed undefined variable in Inventory Hosts
ZBX-4764 fixed critical error in Administration->Notifications
ZBX-4753 properly pluralized "Last n issues" message in dashboard
ZBX-3613 updated notification sounds; fixed sound playback in profile
ZBX-4713 fixed ACK status for triggers visible in Dashboard and Screens
ZBX-4752 fixed creating SNMPv1 item prototypes with data type "boolean"
ZBX-4702 fixed dynamic item saving in Screens
ZBX-4257 fixed updating templated items
ZBX-4710 fixed replacing graph Y axis item prototypes when cloning a discovery rule
ZBX-4710 fixed deleting hosts when a graph prototype uses a normal item for it's Y scale
ZBX-4365 added plural translation support for the failed login attempt message
ZBX-4365 fixed user being redirected to the dashboard after trying to login with an incorrect password
ZBX-3528 fixed letter numbering of long lists
ZBX-4725 fixed processing lld rules with macros in a key
ZBX-4730 removed incorrect JS function call in the event history screen
ZBX-3522 fixed errors when inserting too long values in the user_history and profiles tables
ZBX-4333 fixed trigger inheritance when calling trigger.update whithout a trigger expression
ZBX-4333 fixed host trigger mass update
ZBX-4333 fixed trigger dependency copying
ZBX-4629 fixed processing Y axis min/max values for graph prototypes
ZBX-4641 fixed errors in a "Discovery checks" popup
ZBX-4202 fixed SQL performance in tr_status.php - combined similar queries, user data SQL access only once, triggerids retrieval optimization
ZBX-4647 fixed trigger and item prototype inheritance
ZBX-4467 fixed the ZBX_MAX_PERIOD constant not affecting the timebar control
ZBX-4562 fixed mediatype.update returning incorrectly formatted result
ZBX-4187 fixed dashbord fonts on popup. fixed js error on last 20 issues
ZBX-4607 fixed the script.getscriptbyhosts method returning scripts from nodes defferent from hosts
ZBX-4607 fixed the script "Host groups" parameter
ZBX-4607 fixed the script.get methods "selectHosts" and "selectGroups" options
ZBX-4607 fixed new ID generation in DM setup
ZBX-4253 fixed menu link inconsistency in tr_status.php
ZBX-4554 fixed ordering
ZBX-4295 fixed icons ending outside map. Removed icon resizing responsible for infinite loop
ZBX-4296 fixed popup menu unavailable for disabled hosts
ZBX-4693 fixed hosts table foreign key constraint error during database upgrade
ZBX-4563 fixed host macro IDs being regenerated when updating macros
ZBX-4563 fixed several macro validation issues
ZBX-4563 fixed macro sorting
ZBX-3735 fixed login form to send passwords via POST not GET; thanks to Joseph Bueno
ZBX-954 increased API version to 1.4, Zabbix 1.8.x is using 1.3
ZBX-4604 fixed the "change" link not being accessible for graph type screen items in embedded screens
ZBX-4560 fixed low level discovery error messages to start with uppercase 'Cannot ...'
ZBX-4677 fixed minor typo in class.cscript.php; thanks to Łukasz Jernaś
ZBX-4261 fixed disovery rules in the queue calculation
ZBX-4624 fixed processing of system.cpu.switches metric
ZBX-4623 fixed host group visibility for non superadmins.
ZBX-4662 fixed server crash while linking a template with DebugLevel=4
ZBX-1335 improved Item filter.
ZBX-4630 fixed "Trigger overview" screen.
ZBX-4628 fixed an "invalid number of fields" error when syncing configuration on proxy
ZBX-4593 fixed "trigger info" type screen item resource validation
ZBX-4599 fixed errors in building select queries in Event.get()
ZBX-1787 fixed gradient element rendering if the value exceeds the max Y scale value
ZBX-4494 fixed some types of screen items not being returned by Screen.get()
ZBX-4591 more secure substituting of macros in item keys and dynamic SNMP OIDs
ZBX-4598 fixed audit error when saving triggers
ZBX-4598 fixed templated trigger inheritance
ZBX-3373 fixed host interfaces filtering in items.
ZBX-4110 fixed "ssh key" field and "password" field names in items.
ZBX-3466 fixed creating new item without hostname.
ZBX-1601 fixed clear history and trends of items for templates.
ZBX-3330, ZBX-4280 fixed remembering of item filter parameters.
ZBX-2662, ZBX-3304 fixed reset button style in filter.
ZBX-2071 fixed IPMI sensors with trailing spaces in items.
ZBX-2631 fixed flexible interval configuration in items.
ZBX-4596 fixed trigger prototype deletion.
ZBX-2515 set 15 minutes autologout as default for new users
ZBX-4580 fixed trigger info pop up in the item configuration list

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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