Release Notes for Zabbix 2.4.2rc1

Zabbix Team is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 2.4.2rc1.

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 2.4.2rc1. 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-1357
updated Brazilian Portuguese, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Slovak and Spanish translations; thanks to Zabbix translators
ZBX-8503
increased limitation of command length for remote commands with agent

Bug Fixes

ZBX-8978
fixed propagation of the SNMP bulk flag into discovered hosts
ZBX-8978
fixed propagation of the interfaces into discovered hosts in same order as in the parent host
ZBX-8970
fixed interfaces list not being displayed correctly for discovered hosts
ZBX-8849
fixed redundant linking with -lcrypto when linking with Net-SNMP
ZBX-8913
fixed JSON validation sometimes failing to process utf-8 sequences
ZBX-8951
fixed agent crash on HP-UX 11.31 when processing "net.if.discovery" item
ZBX-8901
added ability to use scientific notation and floats without leading 0 to Configuration -> Hosts -> Discovery -> Item Prototypes
ZBX-6542
updated description of HousekeepingFrequency parameter in the default server and proxy configuration files
ZBX-8833
fixed dynamic SNMP item cache working incorrectly for hosts with multiple SNMP interfaces, optimized cache performance
ZBX-8904
fixed item.get API to not read all host interfaces when option "selectInterfaces" is used
ZBX-8538
added Net-SNMP retry of 1 for cases where Zabbix will not be retrying itself
ZBX-8538
changed the strategy to decrease the optimal number of variables two times only
ZBX-8232
fixed performance issues in maps
ZBX-8948
fixed memory leak when checking Template condition during action processing
ZBX-6353
improved history cache performance when it's flooded with data from less than 1000 items
ZBX-8916
fixed "lastlogsize" not being updated in the configuration cache when values are received from the agent
ZBX-8877
fixed filters not hiding/showing for IE11
ZBX-8794
fixed parsing of runtime control options and related error messages
ZBX-8885
fixed building of Zabbix daemons with IBM DB2 support on systems with newer gcc compilers
ZBX-8791
fixed importing sysmaps when host elements are linked and have a trigger assigned to the link
ZBX-8072
fixed bug when long messages were not truncated to 2KB when inserting into alerts table on DB2 databases
ZBX-6174
fixed "skipDependent" option in trigger.get API call to correctly handle cases when triggers on which they depend are disabled
ZBX-8887
fixed error messages when saving graph with invalid width and height
ZBX-8699
fixed zbx_sleep_loop() to handle correctly signal arrival
ZBX-8793
fixed processing of snmp value to represent it as integer
ZBX-8726
fixed warning messages shown by deprecated PHP 5.6 options "mbstring.internal_encoding" and "always_populate_raw_post_data"
ZBX-8817
fixed incorrect clearing of web scenario item history and trends
ZBX-8830
fixed map pop-up menu "Triggers" link being always disabled for host group map elements
ZBX-5561
fixed configuration failure during cross compilation; thanks to Christof Lauber for the patch
ZBX-8621
added validation of received SNMP responses and warnings in case SNMP responses are bad
ZBX-8764
added missing validation for resource ID in screenitem.create and screenitem.update API
ZBX-8754
fixed crash in escalator when processing an alert without an user, but with a media type set

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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