Release Notes for Zabbix 2.1.8

Zabbix Team is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 2.1.8.

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 2.1.8. 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-6404
added support for values of type java.lang.Double when toString() returns them in scientific format
ZBXNEXT-78
added support for scientific notation for received values and item multipliers for items of type "Numeric (float)"
ZBXNEXT-1855
dynamic display of process current activity and statistics in "ps" and "top"
ZBXNEXT-1806
changed the way nth day and nth week are calculated in maintenances
ZBX-7097
changed dashboard drag'n'drop widget placeholder color in the dark orange and dark blue themes
ZBX-1357
updated Dutch, Finnish, Indonesian, Italian, Lithuanian, Persian, Portuguese (Portugal), Russian and Slovak translations; thanks to Zabbix translators

Bug Fixes

ZBX-7105
fixed performance of housekeeper; improved indexes for table "events"; fixed SQL statements to use the new indexes
ZBX-7163
fixed default values for sysmaps.label_location and sysmaps_elements.label_location fields; added NOT NULL constraint to sysmaps_elements.label_location field
ZBXNEXT-1179
fixed inconsistency in process activity time logging
ZBX-6362
fixed proxy select interfaces
ZBX-7115
improved data filtering in latest data page
ZBX-6835
fixed bug when agent/proxy connection error could have resulted in a wrong warning about message size
ZBX-7164
fixed trigger and trigger prototype read only fields to no longer change when linking template to host
ZBX-6760
improved performance of getting global scripts
ZBX-6995
improved the performance of graph and graph prototype permission checks
ZBX-6591
fixed resolution of IPv4 and IPv6 addresses if DNS hostname is specified as server parameter in configuration file; thanks to Trever L. Adams for patch
ZBX-5374
removed ONLY directive from PostgreSQL upgrade statements
ZBX-7097
fixed dashboard drag'n'drop widget placeholder not being displayed in the classic theme
ZBX-7130
fixed makefiles to build zabbix_proxy only
ZBX-7055
fixed displaying OK trigger status in maps
ZBX-7081
fixed node drop down being displayed incorrectly in several pop ups
ZBX-7086
fixed application mass add from different hosts or templates validation
ZBX-7133
fixed processing of zabbix[host,*,available] item; fixed proxy's hosts availability data on server
ZBX-7099
fixed IT services tree icons alignment
ZBX-7121
increased size of interface.ip field
ZBX-6975
fixed default values for graphs.yaxismax and graphs_items.yaxisside fields
ZBX-7131
fixed host interface IP validation
ZBX-7112
improved file import validation for graph items
ZBX-6294
fixed nodata() trigger firing immediately after no data maintenance
ZBX-7134
fixed host inventory interface table when no agent interfaces are set
ZBX-7126
fixed host inventories details tab displaying
ZBX-7066
corrected downloadable configuration file name in setup step 6
ZBX-7101
fixed generated SQL queries in action.get method when simultaneously selecting more than one condition and operation

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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