Release Notes for Zabbix 2.0.3rc1

Zabbix Team is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 2.0.3rc1.

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 2.0.3rc1. 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-5171
got rid of agent ipv6 library dependency on older HP-UX machines
ZBX-5450
added support of "KMGTsmhdw" suffixes in the second parameter of count() function
ZBX-1357
added American English translation; thanks to Zabbix translators
ZBX-2060
implemented the "expandExpression" parameter for the trigger.get and triggerprototype.get methods
ZBXNEXT-1253
implemented flicker-free screens
ZBX-5318
added remote commands in expanded {ESC.HISTORY} macro
ZBX-1357
added Chinese (Taiwan) translation; thanks to Zabbix translators
ZBX-1357
updated Chinese (China), Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, Japanese, Latvian, Polish, Spanish, Russian and Ukrainian translations; thanks to Zabbix translators
ZBXNEXT-583
added the maintenance filter to the trigger status page
ZBX-5351
implemented the "selectTimeperiods" parameter for the maintenance.get method
ZBX-4972
added the ability to edit map links in the element mass update form

Bug Fixes

ZBX-5578
fixed graph inner interval selection in screens
ZBX-954
fixed missing doublequote in import error message when a network map references non-existent trigger
ZBX-5473
fixed agent crash under FreeBSD and Linux when started with -p or -t vfs.dev.read/write
ZBX-5513
fixed HTTP authentication without directly passing password
ZBX-4852
fixed calculation of update interval if flexible intervals are used
ZBX-5434
fixed validation of linking template items to host
ZBX-5514
fixed SQL query in get_min_itemclock_by_itemid function
ZBX-5510
fixed item name selecting using group filter
ZBX-2939
fixed login button link in HTTP auth mode
ZBX-5406
fixed error when exporting template with another template with screens linked to it
ZBX-5509
fixed upgrade patch to execute it on MySQL 5.0.28 or earlier
ZBX-5383
limited maximum data size accepted via Zabbix communication protocol to 128 MB
ZBX-5198
fixed usage of 'memory_get_peak_usage' function that appeared in PHP 5.2
ZBX-5466
fixed dependency adding when copying triggers to host and when full cloning host
ZBX-5466
added copying of triggers that reference web monitoring items
ZBX-5466
improved warning message for trigger circular dependencies
ZBX-5466
added template name in the warning message when linking template to a host and there were dependencies from that template to another template that was not linked to that host
ZBX-4316
improved message for web step status code validation error, added validation in the API
ZBX-5445
fixed hint not removed in dashboard when widget content is refreshed
ZBX-5490
fixed textarea maxlength validation
ZBX-5461
fixed error when createing trigger prototype with PHP 5.1
ZBX-5487
fixed sorting in dashboard system status and host status widget popups
ZBX-5480
fixed icon default state for host elements in map
ZBX-5479
removed inode item prototype from OS Windows template
ZBX-5235
fixed update of the "lifetime" field when linking a template to a host
ZBX-4025
fixed duplicate HTTP step name checking
ZBX-5240
fixed unwanted server shutdown if housekeeper cannot access MySQL database
ZBX-4482
fixed guest user theme not applied
ZBX-5441
fixed audit logging when adding IT service causing notice message and wrong audit log
ZBX-5204
changed the color of inactive tabs to blue in the classic theme
ZBX-5393
fixed translation escaping in HTML areas causing some languages to display incorrect text
ZBX-5393
fixed broken target selection in action form
ZBX-5489
removed API methods CAlert->create(), CAlert->delete(), CEvent->create(), CEvent->delete(), CEvent->deleteByTriggerIDs()
ZBX-5483
fixed response to sender requests with missing fields
ZBX-5429
fixed hintbox displaying when menu is shown
ZBX-5444
fixed maintenance hint not accessible if user has no permissions
ZBX-5444
added functionality to hints, and now all newlines are converted to <br> tag
ZBX-5444
fixed host in maintenance not highlighted by adding icon to hosts in maintenance
ZBX-5444
fixed "last 20 issue" widget lines being 2px higher than other table lines in dashboard
ZBX-5444
made host names with maintenance description correctly aligning in new lines in Monitoring -> Triggers when browser window width is changed
ZBX-5488
fixed web item macros in map labels
ZBX-5437
fixed error when templated trigger description contains interface macro
ZBX-5411
fixed map element link sorting in element configuration form
ZBX-5465
fixed the "Filter by host group" select not being populated in the availability report page filter
ZBX-5465
corrected the labels for the host group and host filter on the "by host" availability report page
ZBX-5465
fixed wrong template being selected when returning to the "by template" availability report from a graph
ZBX-5485
fixed resolving of {HOST.NAME} macro on proxy in item keys
ZBX-5386
fixed ODBC items to become unsupported when NULL value returned
ZBX-5469
enabled possibility to use more than one application in proxy web monitoring for single host
ZBX-5292
allowed empty user macro values
ZBX-5471
fixed error when copying trigger from a host template that's linked to that host
ZBX-5460
fixed link color in Dark Orange Theme bar text in Configuration -> Hosts -> Host
ZBX-5317
fixed adding links for map elements
ZBX-5440
added check for user group mass update function if no user group IDs are provided
ZBX-5440
fixed inability to remove last user and last permission from user group
ZBX-5353
improved login form layout when increasing text size in Firefox; thanks to Andrey Bondarenko
ZBX-5409
changed item value macros for items without data to be resolved into "UNKNOWN"
ZBX-5409
fixed value mappings in the Latest data, item history pages and in plain text screen items and trigger names
ZBX-5419
added session termination upon logout
ZBX-5419
added guest session termination after login
ZBX-4168
fixed the "problem display" dashboard filter not being applied to the "Latest 20 issues" block
ZBX-5435
fixed memory leak in a history syncer process
ZBX-5393
improved language encoding lookup for Windows
ZBX-5393
secured javascript files, when translation contains apostrophes
ZBX-5393
fixed undefined LC_MESSAGES on Windows
ZBX-5393
fixed language support for 64bit Windows
ZBX-5393
fixed undefined index for Greek language on Windows
ZBX-5399
fixed group list selection for super admin users
ZBX-5417
fixed macros being expanded in trigger overview trigger names
ZBX-5417
removed the select item key button from the LLD form
ZBX-5389
fixed broken Monitoring->Graph when used with Oracle
ZBX-5422
fixed the outdated browser warning page not being displayed when magic quotes are enabled
ZBX-5422
disabled switching to compatibility mode for IE
ZBX-5392
fixed the "no permission" error when repeatingly deleting items from the item list
ZBX-5358
fixed converting to UTF8 of interface name in net.if.discovery check
ZBX-5359
improved performance of MySQL patches for migrating to the 2.0 schema
ZBX-5397
fixed resolving of {HOST.IP}, {HOST.DNS} and {HOST.CONN} macros in item key parameters
ZBX-5410
fixed displaying of a visible host name in the dynamic graphs
ZBX-5347
fixed creating of multiple entries in graphs based on LLD prototypes
ZBX-5257
fixed trigger prototype form not being populated with data when editing a trigger prototype
ZBX-5307
added a validation rule to prevent dependencies from a trigger to a trigger inherited from it
ZBX-5307
fixed inherited trigger dependencies not being validated on hosts
ZBX-5307
fixed an undefined index error when importing a trigger, that depends on an unexisting trigger
ZBX-5307
fixed errors when importing item prototypes without applications
ZBX-5396
fixed entries sorting by host groups in dashboard "system status", "host status" and "web monitoring"
ZBX-5108
fixed undefined index errors when deleting a templated item from the list
ZBX-5125
added more validation of duplicates in upgrade patches (1.8 -> 2.0)
ZBX-4527
removed length limitation of the alerter script command line
ZBX-5385
fixed "service down" cells not filled in Monitoring -> Discovery with the classic theme
ZBX-5308
fixed trigger dependencies not being overridden by new triggers in parent templates
ZBX-5367
fixed assignment of elements to a maintenance mode by the timer process
ZBX-5364
added showing application and templated screen subentities when full cloning host or template
ZBX-5370
fixed errors on importing of maps
ZBX-2771
fixed localization of popups in Monitoring->Events
ZBX-5360
fixed editing large inventory fields in the host mass update form
ZBX-5352
fixed displaying the "Change" column when the change for the value is non-significant
ZBX-5363
fixed importing templates which use item as min/max value in graph
ZBX-5345
fixed "group" option in the "configuration.export" method
ZBX-5371
unified multiple import-related error messages
ZBX-5250
fixed the "macros" parameter in the host.massremove and template.massremove methods
ZBX-5351
fixed an undefined index error when deleting maintenance time intervals
ZBX-5351
fixed time intervals being recreated when updating maintenances
ZBX-5355
fixed translated string escaping in the map pop up menu script
ZBX-5257
changed technical host names to visible host names in several places
ZBX-5257
fixed incorrect links to parent trigger and graph prototypes in the configuration forms
ZBX-5257
fixed multiple navigation panel issues
ZBX-4430
fixed -t and -p options for Windows 2000/XP agent
ZBX-1829
improved system.uname check to support latest Windows versions
ZBX-5103
fixed compatibility of the agent with Windows 2000
ZBX-5357
fixed typos in help_items item key descriptions

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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