Release Notes for Zabbix 2.0.5rc1

Zabbix Team is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 2.0.5rc1.

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 2.0.5rc1. 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

ZBXNEXT-1600
increased maximum values of *CacheSize parameters up to 2GB
ZBX-5957
added configure options to specify iconv include/lib directories
ZBX-1357
added Bulgarian translation
ZBX-6040
added support of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 for system.uname check
ZBX-1357
updated American English, Brazilian Portuguese, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Japanese, Latvian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal), Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and Ukrainian translations; thanks to Zabbix translators
ZBX-5920
added prefetching of 2 MB of data for Oracle SQL selects

Bug Fixes

ZBX-6349
fixed calendar popup in graphs, events and screens date/time filter
ZBX-6217
fixed inability to use HTML special characters in web scenario password
ZBX-5358
fixed encoding of network interface names with non ASCII characters on Vista/Server 2008 +
ZBX-6216
fixed crash when zabbix_sender was used in realtime mode on windows
ZBX-6124
fixed hostgroup.massupdate validation on removing group from host with only one group
ZBX-6197
updated DB2 image importer script to work with larger (>16KB) images
ZBX-6211
fixed errors in Monitoring->Discovery and added check for Discovery existing
ZBX-6069
fixed axis in the default "Zabbix Server performance" graph template
ZBX-6195
fixed navigation bar displaying when host remembering in switched off and user watch graph prototypes
ZBX-6140
fixed job creation for script execution on windows 2000
ZBX-5933
fixed triggers with negative values in graphs
ZBX-5532
added support of 1.8 IT services time format
ZBX-5945
fixed map URL expanding
ZBX-5968
fixed updating of triggers and graphs when low-level discovered value changes
ZBX-6180
fixed host edit page for IBM DB2
ZBX-5863
changed external command execution to store output in a dynamically allocated buffer up to 512KB
ZBX-6177
fixed testing of a trigger expression with an item prototype
ZBX-6175
fixed password field naming in item properties
ZBX-6005
fixed event.get not returning network discovery or auto-registration events for admin users when passing only the "source" parameter
ZBX-6173
removed unknown trigger color from the trigger overview help pop up
ZBX-6161
fixed reading empty files with vfs.file.contents key
ZBX-5458
fixed some date strings being not translatable
ZBX-6114
fixed errors in graphs (invalid arguments and division by zero)
ZBX-6057
fixed using of ServerActive option by zabbix_sender
ZBX-6142
fixed "Current host" removing in Configuration -> Actions -> Operations
ZBX-6131
fixed undefined indexes in maintenance periods
ZBX-6133
fixed undefined indexes when importing hosts with "Update existing" disabled
ZBX-6122
fixed error when trying to create an IT service and submitting an incorrectly filled form
ZBX-6101
fixed processing of SNMP traps in maintenance "with data collection"; thanks to Volker Fröhlich for patch
ZBX-6012
added support of user macros and global regular expressions in SNMP trap item key parameter
ZBX-5973
improved performance of SNMP dynamic index item cache building in poller processes
ZBX-3534
fixed templated linking using read-only template
ZBX-6110
fixed selected map remembering in Monitoring -> Maps
ZBX-6117
fixed item value macros resolving using non-converted to null values
ZBX-6113
fixed hidden input field appearing when assigning hosts to groups in IE
ZBX-6063
fixed graph selection pop up working incorrectly when adding a graph to a templated screen
ZBX-6014
improved performance in most IT services pages and pages that retrieve trigger information
ZBX-6070
fixed event CSV export ignoring the selected page and filters
ZBX-6006
optimized web interface API calls, which requested redundant data
ZBX-5806
fixed template.massadd and template.massremove returning an empty hostids array
ZBX-5201
added handling of PerfCounter error PDH_CALC_NEGATIVE_DENOMINATOR
ZBX-6054
fixed host write permissions being required to view screens
ZBX-6027
fixed global notification messages not working in fullscreen frontend mode
ZBX-6037
fixed duplicate frontend messages and changed frontend messages to show last event for 15 triggers instead of last 15 events
ZBX-5900
fixed date validation in services and maintenances, fixed JS calendar and fixed maintenance period validation
ZBX-5835
fixed possible "Undefined index" in Configuration -> Actions screen
ZBX-6097
fixed the ability to override LDAP configuration when calling user.login
ZBX-5986
fixed page filter to not use remembered group if selected host is not in that group
ZBX-6013
fixed table layout in Monitoring -> IT services for IE10
ZBX-5977
removed possibility to add an LLD rule to an application via the API in application and discovery rule
ZBX-5938
removed orphaned trigger from default data set
ZBXNEXT-894
fixed generate_events comment to say that events are generated after maintenance if trigger changed its state during the maintenance at all
ZBX-5988
fixed memory leak in functions evaluate_LOGEVENTID(), evaluate_STR(), DBlld_process_discovery_rule(); thanks to Takanori Suzuki for patch
ZBX-5940
fixed displaying default key parameters when agent is used with option -p
ZBX-5981
fixed incorrect use of function assert() if build option -DNDEBUG was used, it caused random crashes
ZBX-3379
added SourceIP support for SNMP items
ZBX-6002
optimized fetching latest service alarms in Service API
ZBX-5986
fixed page filter in Monitoring -> Graphs
ZBX-6004
optimised Monitoring -> Screens page
ZBX-6003
optimised Monitoring -> Maps page
ZBX-5862
fixed SQL condition algorithm
ZBX-4789
improved performance of permissions check
ZBX-5979
fixed Monitoring -> Events page not to show events from triggers that reference at least one disabled or unsuported item
ZBX-5985
fixed DB error in "Configuration of web monitoring" for PostgreSQL
ZBX-5699
fixed configuration graph host ID passing in navigation
ZBX-1946
improved error messages when validating screen item row and column spans
ZBX-3402
disabled "store value" overriding for host items inherited from templates
ZBX-3402
fixed the "formula" input not being displayed when editing templated items with a disabled multiplier
ZBX-3071
fixed reading and writing of Oracle NCLOB fields
ZBX-5704
fixed validation on file uploading
ZBX-5737
fixed image saving using Oracle
ZBX-5809
fixed global URL displaying in map screen item
ZBX-5837
fixed filtering by proxy status in HostGroup API get method
ZBX-5899
implemented flicker-free graph support for web monitoring
ZBX-5919
removed OCI_COMMIT_ON_SUCCESS option for SQL statements in transaction on Oracle backend
ZBX-5869
fixed host ID detection in graph configuration
ZBX-3754
fixed "Undefined variable" in the trigger expression constructor
ZBX-3038
fixed the trigger expression constructor to parse expressions created in log wizard
ZBX-2793
added possibility to add macros without an item in the trigger expression
ZBX-5896
fixed inserting OR condition in the trigger expression constructor
ZBX-5833
fixed inserting a macro in the trigger expression constructor
ZBX-5884
improved the trigger expression constructor to work with parentheses

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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