Release Notes for Zabbix 2.2.1rc1

Zabbix Team is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 2.2.1rc1.

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 2.2.1rc1. 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-2016
changed the housekeeping settings to allow overriding item-level history and trend storage period if internal housekeeping is disabled
ZBXNEXT-2016
removed the ZBX_HISTORY_DATA_UPKEEP constant
ZBXNEXT-1256
changed example directory size user parameter to return bytes
ZBX-7250
made gettext an optional feature for the frontend
ZBX-1357
updated American English, Brazilian Portuguese, French, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Slovak, Turkish and Ukrainian translations; thanks to Zabbix translators
ZBXNEXT-1257
dropped support for UCD-SNMP

Bug Fixes

ZBX-7479
fixed remote command execution from Zabbix server if flexible user parameters are configured; thanks to Recurity Labs Team for the report
ZBX-7461
fixed compilation on kFreeBSD and other operating systems which are not explicitly supported
ZBX-7339
fixed item prototypes of OpenBSD and FreeBSD templates
ZBX-7332
properly restore the original memory chunk after shared memory realloc fails, otherwise it could trigger a crash when syncing history at exit
ZBX-7373
improved performance of pages that use latest history values; thanks to Kenneth Palmertree and Maksim Tkachenko
ZBX-7447
fixed regex configuration form not being displayed in French and Italian languages
ZBX-7444
fixed agent crash on HP-UX when processing proc.num[] item
ZBX-4063
fixed data selecting for graphs
ZBX-7391
fixed items belonging to multiple applications being displayed only under the first one in the latest data page
ZBX-7347
fixed custom step duration max size in action configuration
ZBX-7336
fixed "Database type" selection in setup step 3, improved SQLite3 check and removed storing setup supported databases in cookies
ZBX-7340
fixed incorrect error messages when imported objects reference unexisting objects
ZBX-7445
fixed frontend redundant call of history
ZBX-7277
made item selection helper translatable
ZBX-6160
fixed memory leak in configuration syncer process
ZBX-6160
fixed "ORA-01000: maximum open cursors exceeded" error
ZBX-7354
fixed resetting linked template list when trying to add template with empty field
ZBX-7360
fixed maximum IPMI sensor ID length; thanks to OpenIPMI author Corey Minyard
ZBX-7400
fixed possible server crash when processing trigger functions with text or log items with Oracle backend
ZBX-7400
fixed possible server crash when sending messages with Oracle backend
ZBX-7326
improved escalator idle time calculations and statistics reporting
ZBX-7355
fixed various prototype confirmation messages
ZBX-7408
removed unnecessary variables and includes in slide show configuration
ZBX-7034
improved Alias parameter description in the example configuration files
ZBX-7337
fixed undefined index debug profiler
ZBX-7337
fixed input parameters validation in multiple pages
ZBX-7372
fixed undefined indexes in script.getscriptsbyhosts method
ZBX-7350
fixed displaying host prototypes in "Status of Zabbix"
ZBXNEXT-98
refactored code for SNMP checks
ZBX-7184
added check to prevent host from being switched to unavailable state multiple times in a row
ZBX-7351
fixed screen item not being saved if resource type is URL
ZBX-7329
fixed VMware related compiling error on FreeBSD
ZBX-7359
fixed possible crash when parsing VMware datastore data
ZBX-7309
fixed resolving of {ITEM.VALUE} macro in recovery messages
ZBX-7254
fixed selected tab not being reset when opening the host mass update form
ZBX-7316
fixed drule.delete method
ZBX-7293
fixed typo in the plural form of a translatable string
ZBX-7307
improved validation for copying graph
ZBX-7325
fixed parent LLD rule link color in the darkblue and darkorange themes
ZBX-7311
fixed dragging of host interfaces
ZBX-7272
fixed graph's grid with fixed Y axis MIN/MAX values
ZBX-2008
added support of Audit Success/Failure severity for Windows Security log
ZBX-2008
implemented automatic loading of wevtapi.dll file and its functions
ZBX-2008
improved performance of eventlog monitoring
ZBX-7263
fixed validation of filter parameters in tr_status.php
ZBX-7303
removed link to item configuration for discovered items in latest data screen
ZBX-7289
added server address and port number to "no active checks on server" message
ZBX-6920
fixed displaying of soft linked IT services that contain a dot in their name
ZBX-7037
added agent.hostname to the list of supported items
ZBX-7317
removed unused code in popup.php

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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