Release Notes for Zabbix 2.1.9

Zabbix Team is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 2.1.9.

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 2.1.9. 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-1477
added support of Windows eventlog source regex filter
ZBXNEXT-544
moved help_items data to php code
ZBXNEXT-1827
improved multiselect full text search
ZBX-7065
changed the design of the setup, login and browser warning pages
ZBX-6983
renamed the "Latest host group issues" screen element to "Host group issues" and "Latest host issues" to "Host issues"
ZBX-7215
improved the design of the search auto suggest
ZBXNEXT-1776
added support for java.math.BigDecimal, java.math.BigInteger and some other open types
ZBXNEXT-715
increased the size of sysmaps_elements.label and sysmaps_links.label fields to 2048 characters

Bug Fixes

ZBX-7125
fixed improper reading of configuration files in case there were problems with included files; we now exit with failure
ZBX-7257
improved config file validation
ZBX-7249
changed setup pre-requisites values "yes" to "on" and "no" to "off", fixed numeric value validation and port text alignment
ZBX-7267
implement menu popup in trigger top 100 page for hosts and triggers columns
ZBX-7260
fixed "Wrong RPC call to JS RPC" error when acknowledging trigger and changing group or host in screen element
ZBX-6129
fixed changing the status of triggers and trigger prototype working incorrectly if they no longer exist
ZBX-7266
fixed frontend big dropdowns displaying
ZBX-7248
fixed frontend initial calendar time
ZBX-7208
fixed DB schema generation for "t_shorttext"-type fields
ZBX-7240
fixed map editing form behaving incorrectly after it has been submitted unsuccessfully
ZBX-7256
fixed sorting by hostname in trigger.get
ZBX-7247
fixed multiselect allowing to select read only objects in places where write permissions are required
ZBX-7247
fixed map.create and map.update not checking permissions to objects used in map elements
ZBX-7238
fixed network discovery rule permission checks for admin users
ZBX-7251
corrected multiple page headers and other text strings
ZBX-7212
fixed interface macros priorities
ZBX-7235
fixed activating and deactivating a web scenarios
ZBX-7181
fixed frontend natural sorting
ZBX-7236
removed the sorting indicator from the "Last 20 issues" widget
ZBX-7224
fixed host prototype children group deletion
ZBX-7199
fixed permission issue in bar report
ZBX-7215
fixed search auto suggest always displaying results in lower case
ZBX-7166
added database upgrade patches to set status of template triggers to Enabled and state of template items to normal
ZBX-7198
fixed displaying trigger popup menu relative to mouse cursor in Monitoring > Overview page
ZBX-7218
fixed configuration failing with Oracle 12.1 instant client libraries
ZBX-7165
fixed SNMP field validation in item configuration
ZBX-5942
fixed setup navigation
ZBX-7137
fixed macros resolving in inventory host interfaces
ZBX-7206
fixed arithmetic expressions in C macros not being wrapped in parentheses
ZBX-7185
fixed escalations being cancelled by unrelated events
ZBX-6244
fixed setting cookies as secure under https
ZBX-7171
fixed displaying correct percentages in item and trigger error messages
ZBX-5590
fixed item multiplier for jmx["java.lang:type=Compilation",TotalCompilationTime]
ZBX-6577
improved "Template JMX Generic" by adding some interesting items and triggers
ZBX-7189
fixed web monitoring items not being displayed in Monitoring -> Latest data
ZBX-7170
improved performance of item.get method and other API requests with "selectItems" option
ZBX-7144
fixed table column widths in Monitoring -> Latest data
ZBX-7152
fixed get method subselects not working correctly if a specific node is selected
ZBX-7180
fixed table colours in user right assignment lists
ZBX-7085
fixed gettext errors when omitting the number placeholder in singular form translations

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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