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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