Release Notes for Zabbix 2.4.8rc1

Zabbix Team is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 2.4.8rc1.

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 2.4.8rc1. 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
enabled French, Greek, Korean, Romanian, Ukrainian, Vietnamese translations to be displayed by default
ZBX-1357
updated English (United States), French, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese translations; thanks to Zabbix translators
ZBX-9859
improved performance of screen.get method for an unprivileged user

Bug Fixes

ZBX-10510
fixed action condition time period checking
ZBX-10387
fixed overview vertical column rotation for IE in Japanese language
ZBX-10485
fixed database upgrade crash on attempt to substitute old-style comparison operators in empty trigger expressions
ZBX-10386
fixed slideshow refresh rate
ZBX-10369
fixed unexpected deleting of screen items in screen.update API method
ZBX-10342
fixed item value not being cached by value cache if its timestamp seconds matches the oldest cached value timestamp, but the nanoseconds value is less
ZBX-4894
fixed fping 3.x source IP option detection
ZBX-10429
fixed expression evaluation when a negated macro or function has a negative value itself
ZBX-10320
fixed NFS based VMware datastore statistics
ZBX-9991
fixed functionality that adds last selected host group to new host groups list
ZBX-10356
fixed user media form "send to" and "period" fields having incorrect "maxlength" property
ZBX-10221
fixed MySQL transaction handling when execute query fails
ZBX-10366
fixed parsing of VMware responses containing too deep XML data
ZBX-10238
fixed error message when linking two templates with same item keys
ZBX-10319
fixed graphs consuming 100% CPU when given incorrect "stime" parameter in URL
ZBX-10358
fixed error messages in template screen cloning and web scenario step validation
ZBX-10215
fixed host availability not being updated for connection errors on timeouting items
ZBX-10313
changed wmi.get[] to accept UTF-8 encoded namespace and WQL query, fixed wmi.get[] to return UTF-8 encoded strings
ZBX-9661
fixed bug when VMware collectors could sometimes use 100% of CPU without processing any data
ZBX-9784
fixed host clone form to work with prototype v1.7.1
ZBX-9640
improved server/proxy/agent item value timestamp synchronization
ZBX-10227
fixed exporting events to CSV for selected host
ZBX-10112
fixed displaying trigger name in IT service dependencies after error
ZBX-9938
fixed displaying incorrect number of hosts that have acknowledged problematic triggers in dashboard host status widget when "Problem display" is "Unackowledged only" in dashboard filter
ZBX-10251
fixed "countOutput" calculation in map.get API method
ZBX-9733
fixed possibility to start several agents on the same port on Windows
ZBX-9991
fixed functionality that adds last selected host group to new template groups list
ZBX-10165
fixed construction of host discovery filter expression
ZBX-10270
fixed HTTP proxy environment variables not being taken into account in Web monitoring
ZBX-10232
fixed SQL errors with invalid "year" parameter in IT services report
ZBX-1357
added more details to README file about how to add new language
ZBX-10150
fixed "countOutput" calculation in screen.get API method
ZBX-10170
fixed column names vertical rotation in Firefox v43
ZBX-7006
implemented trend cache cleanup procedure which forces hourly flush of deleted, disabled or rarely updated item trends
ZBX-9904
fixed server response when active proxy sends in historical data, info string was missing
ZBX-10219
fixed pointer type in sizeof()
ZBX-10177
fixed resource leak in sensor[] on Linux kernel versions 2.6 and higher
ZBX-10154
improved sender.pl script to take advantage of buffering (increases performance and makes communication with daemons more robust)
ZBX-10138
fixed action based host removal when hosts to be deleted have host prototypes
ZBX-10064
fixed history cache synchronisation with database on shutdown
ZBX-9458
fixed low level discovery macro substitution in calculated item formulas
ZBX-10110
fixed using Japanese in global search
ZBX-10099
fixed buffer flushing error when executing script on a host
ZBX-10077
fixed deleting of profile data for current user
ZBX-9950
fixed foreign key constraint violation when deleting discovered host triggers and graphs with their prototypes
ZBX-10126
fixed compilation error in sensors.c on Linux 2.4 kernels
ZBX-10084
fixed removing trigger-related network map elements
ZBX-9928
fixed triple SMS being sent by single action with Cinterion MC35i modem
ZBX-9931
removed 2KB item key length limitation when sent to agent
ZBX-9932
removed 1KB zabbix_get item key length limitation

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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