Release Notes for Zabbix 2.4.4rc1

Zabbix Team is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 2.4.4rc1.

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 2.4.4rc1. 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-2354
separated VMware performance collector based statistic retrieval from VMware data retrieval and added items to monitor custom performance counters
ZBX-1357
enabled Chinese (China) locale to be displayed by default
ZBX-1357
updated Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (China), Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian and Slovak translations; thanks to Zabbix translators
ZBXNEXT-2160
added support for extended IP ranges in network discovery and action conditions

Bug Fixes

ZBX-9284
added Zabbix log file locking to avoid incomplete logging on log file rotation
ZBX-591
fixed web monitoring, VMware monitoring, Ez Texting alerts and net.tcp.service{.perf}[https] items to use the SourceIP configuration parameter
ZBX-9143
improved proc.num under Windows to handle more processes
ZBX-9232
fixed processing of eventlog messages to avoid incomplete messaging for events which description could not be found
ZBX-9257
fixed displaying missing history links in trigger context menu
ZBX-9257
added missing host prefix before items in trigger context menu if trigger belongs to multiple hosts
ZBX-9257
changed displaying host list from vertical to horizontal if trigger belongs to multiple hosts in Monitoring->Trigger status page
ZBX-9285
fixed memory leak when processing host prototypes
ZBX-9279
optimized VMware requests to reduce amount of transferred data
ZBX-9087
fixed DB_ID validation expression to properly validate upper bound of received value and fixed various front-end forms not properly validating IDs
ZBX-7719
added configurable timeout for VMware data gathering requests
ZBX-9241
fixed possible vfs.fs.discovery item crash on AIX systems
ZBX-9104
fixed repeated error messaging if SSH channel failed to close
ZBX-9183
fixed eventlog message collecting in case of error formatting the log message; thanks to Kodai Terashima
ZBX-9224
fixed audit log for failed login attempts
ZBX-9233
fixed processing of bogus negative value of performance counter
ZBXNEXT-2354
fixed VMware virtual machine network and disk transmission rates being reported in kilobytes rather than bytes
ZBX-8930
fixed map import displaying incorrect message when map had non-existing sub elements
ZBX-8448
fixed host and template permissions validation when an object belongs to both read and read-write groups
ZBX-8448
added read-only groups in host and template edit forms as grayed out when object belongs to both read and read-write groups
ZBX-8448
fixed template edit form losing host and template linkages by adding grayed out objects when they belong to both read and read-write groups
ZBX-8448
fixed trigger and trigger prototype "enable/disable" action when trigger belongs to read-only group
ZBX-9013
fixed action operation incorrect sorting in edit form which sometimes caused duplicate and missing operations
ZBX-8993
added check for a valid reference of a global regular expression in LLD rules
ZBX-9218
fixed agent crash if error message is not set in loadable module
ZBX-9088
fixed parsing of SNMP traps for correct processing of delayed traps
ZBX-9093
fixed API host.create method for MySQL strict mode when given partial data in "inventory" property
ZBX-9168
fixed incorrect keys and unified key parameters in the item key helper
ZBX-8584
fixed vmware eventlog items sometimes returning duplicate values
ZBX-9206
fixed agent crash in case net.tcp.service[] item is used as an active agent item with an unsupported first parameter
ZBX-9195
fixed lastlogsize and mtime being updated on proxy for unsupported items; thanks to Yoshinori Komuro for patch
ZBX-9010
fixed audit actions not displaying most recent logs when record count exceeds maximum
ZBX-8555
fixed 'broken pipe' errors when executing remote commands. This was happening because pipe was closed without reading from it
ZBX-8828
made ICMP items go unsupported if ICMP packets cannot be sent to their host
ZBX-9163
fixed SNMPERR_TOO_LONG error being wrongly treated as a network error; thanks to Santal for patch
ZBX-6047
fixed system.boottime and system.uptime returning incorrect results on Solaris zones
ZBX-8874
fixed LLD rule form flexible interval field being submitted when other form fields are in focus
ZBX-9169
fixed upgrade of the proxy database with several discovery rules
ZBX-9176
fixed {DISCOVERY.SERVICE.NAME} macro to expand properly for HTTPS and Telnet services
ZBX-9185
fixed upgrade procedure in case database version is greater than version of the binary
ZBX-9177
improved host and item name column widths on Monitoring / Latest data page
ZBX-9154
fixed compilation error with Oracle backend
ZBX-9042
unified "mass update" spelling in trigger configuration page
ZBX-9153
fixed vmware.version item key being listed as vmware.eventlog in the item key helper
ZBX-8950
fixed "selecIconMap" option in map.get method
ZBX-8405
fixed typo in item key helper for system.cpu.num item description
ZBX-8846
fixed non-existent page displaying
ZBX-9126
fixed processing of trigger/graph prototypes in case when all item prototypes in trigger/graph prototypes were changed

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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