Release Notes for Zabbix 2.0.0rc1

Zabbix Team is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 2.0.0rc1.

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 2.0.0rc1. 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-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-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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