Release Notes for Zabbix 3.0.0beta2

Zabbix Team is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 3.0.0beta2.

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 3.0.0beta2. 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 Czech, Italian, Japanese, Georgian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Slovak, Ukrainian translations; thanks to Zabbix translators
ZBXNEXT-3082 implemented support of public and private slide shows with ability to share them with other users and user groups
ZBXNEXT-3080 implemented action menu closing only when clicking outside of it
ZBXNEXT-3051 implemented action and action condition caching
ZBXNEXT-2662 implemented displaying of maps using graph_themes
ZBX-10102 added support for log file meta information update for items with value type other than log
ZBXNEXT-2662 moved "sid" parameter into POST method for links with actions
ZBXNEXT-611 added an option to start Zabbix daemons in foreground mode and a configuration parameter to log to the standard ouput
ZBXNEXT-2662 removed "sid" parameter from almost all links
ZBXNEXT-3073 implemented support of public and private screens with ability to share them with other users and user groups
ZBXNEXT-3071 optimized history cache to better handle few items flooding cache with values
ZBXNEXT-3045 dropped zabbix_agent - the inetd version of Zabbix agent
ZBX-1357 updated Czech, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Slovak translations; thanks to Zabbix translators
ZBXNEXT-2662 implemented a new filter in triggers and web checks configuration lists
ZBXNEXT-2662 implemented a new screen clock
ZBXNEXT-2662 implemented displaying of the IT services bar graph using graph_themes
ZBXNEXT-2662 improved editing of the IT Services
ZBXNEXT-3007 implemented support of public and private maps with ability to share them with other users and user groups
ZBX-10063 improved net.if.* on Windows to get values from 64-bit counters if available
ZBX-9859 improved performance of screen.get method for an unprivileged user
ZBXNEXT-3055 changed LLD lost resources deletion time calculation logic to avoid issues with invalid discovery item time stamps
ZBXNEXT-1193 implemented trend.get method for API
ZBXNEXT-3037 removed unused fields "gridview" and "legendview" from "graph_theme" table
ZBXNEXT-2357 implemented a new MVC style for Monitoring->Web and IT Services report
ZBX-9985 fixed template search results
ZBXNEXT-1762 added years, months and half of months periods displaying on graphs X axis
ZBXNEXT-1679 implemented value map import/export
ZBXNEXT-1679 added checkbox column in value map list view and bulk "Delete" button
ZBXNEXT-1679 added "Used in items" column in value map list view and green text "Yes" if value map is used in items or item prototypes
ZBXNEXT-1679 added value map sorting by name
ZBXNEXT-1679 added limit for the amount of records and paging in value maps
ZBXNEXT-1679 replaced built-in confirmation dialog with modal window dialog for image import when selecting "Update existing"
ZBXNEXT-2683 added user macro context
ZBX-2616 updated bundled DejaVu font from 2.34 to 2.35
ZBX-9935 added check for item delay, to be between 0 and 86400 seconds
ZBX-1357 updated Brazilian Portuguese, Czech, Finnish, Japanese, Polish, Russian and Slovak translations; thanks to Zabbix translators
ZBXNEXT-2678 implemented trigger description and URL popups in the dashboard's "Last 20 issues" and screen element's "Host group issues" and "Host issues"
ZBX-2517 changed minimum period for time navigator to 1 minute; thanks to Zabbix community
ZBXNEXT-1424 implemented value mapping API, added clone button in value map edit form and slightly improved performance of value map caching in frontend
ZBXNEXT-2960 reduced the default MaxLinesPerSecond value to 20
ZBXNEXT-1263 added encryption support for communications between Zabbix components
ZBXNEXT-2662 implemented on-click navigation for sub menus
ZBXNEXT-2844 added multiple escalator support
ZBXNEXT-2988 reduced the number of poller configuration cache locks by 1/3
ZBXNEXT-2163 implemented argument support for script media type
ZBXNEXT-2128 implemented execution of an item at a specific time
ZBXNEXT-922 added forecasting trigger functions
ZBX-1357 updated Brazilian Portuguese, Czech, Italian, Japanese and Russian translations; thanks to Zabbix translators
ZBXNEXT-2056 added an HTTP response code value map
ZBX-9274 added printing defaults when Zabbix programs are executed with --help option
ZBXNEXT-2662 added a new predefined period (3 days) for the timeline
ZBXNEXT-2581 added returning of permissions for usergroup.get
ZBX-8820 improved bulk acknowledge of events
ZBXNEXT-210 changed macro type labels in template configuration form
ZBXNEXT-1241 added host inventory mode setting for new and discovered hosts
ZBXNEXT-494 added support for proc.cpu.util key on Linux and Solaris platforms
ZBX-1357 updated Czech and Japanese translations; thanks to Zabbix translators

Bug Fixes

ZBX-4069 fixed LDAP and Oracle DB compilation conflict
ZBX-10297 fixed changing web scenario status from list view
ZBX-10158 fixed threshold parameters for triggers "70% os Process CPU Load on {HOST.NAME}" and "{HOST.NAME} is not reachable" in template "JMX Generic"
ZBXNEXT-2662 added escaping of the HTML entities and tags in the GUI notifications
ZBXNEXT-2662 added space between Auto-logout elements in the user profile form
ZBXNEXT-2662 fixed flickering of disabled radios
ZBXNEXT-2662 fixed logo white background
ZBX-10227 fixed exporting events to CSV for selected host
ZBX-10280 fixed exporting of historical events to CSV file
ZBX-10163 fixed expression area changes in LLD rule filters when selecting different type of calculation
ZBX-10112 fixed displaying trigger name in IT service dependencies after error
ZBX-10182 fixed percentile line checkbox checking
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-9877 changed system.uname on Windows to get data from WMI, fixed wmi.get[] to return UTF-8 encoded strings
ZBX-10282 fixed undefined index "eztext_limit" in media types
ZBX-10300 fixed subfilter for host items
ZBX-10288 fixed unexpected parameter type in imagepolygon()
ZBX-10284 fixed possible crash when removing all cached actions during configuration sync
ZBX-9733 fixed possibility to start several agents on the same port on Windows
ZBX-10285 fixed map export fatal error
ZBX-9969 fixed availability of action menu popups for map elements
ZBX-9730 removed unused value map template "Host status" and added new - "Host availability"
ZBX-10230 fixed and improved translatable strings
ZBX-9991 fixed functionality that adds last selected host group to new template groups list
ZBX-9500 fixed elements sorting in configuration export
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-10019 fixed graph time interval selection
ZBX-10226 fixed trigger prototype updateReal API method
ZBX-10232 fixed SQL errors with invalid "year" parameter in IT services report
ZBX-10246 fixed updating and creating media type
ZBX-1357 added more details to README file about how to add new language
ZBX-10266 fixed uninitialized variable in VMware code reported by Coverity (CIDs 118958, 118960, 118962, 118965)
ZBX-10239 fixed agent collector crashes on Linux while gathering data for proc.cpu.util[], fixed unsafe use of stack in logging functions
ZBX-10182 fixed API to disallow update of templated host graphs and disabled form fields for templated host graph update
ZBX-10194 fixed server attempts to insert duplicate entries during LLD on ARM 32 bit processors
ZBX-10275 fixed displaying of the search dropdown
ZBXNEXT-2662 fixed displaying of a mass selection box in the map configurator
ZBXNEXT-2662 fixed displaying of action buttons in the list of items
ZBX-10051 fixed expanding of trigger expression user macro in trigger name positional macro
ZBX-10236 fixed history page PHP errors that occurred with items that are value mapped with floating point values
ZBXNEXT-3065 added arg_separator.output check in setup pre-requisites
ZBX-10150 fixed "countOutput" calculation in screen.get API method
ZBXNEXT-2662 moved logo in an upper left corner
ZBXNEXT-2662 added server name in login page
ZBX-8914 improved receiving TCP messages: more tolerant to fragmented messages, stricter message length validation, better performance
ZBXNEXT-1263 fixed timeout detection for encrypted connections
ZBXNEXT-1263 fixed encryption problems with running remote commands
ZBXNEXT-1263 polished encryption support for communications between Zabbix components
ZBXNEXT-2637 fixed incorrect double quote character in the default agent configuration files
ZBX-9904 fixed server response when active proxy sends in historical data, info string was missing
ZBX-10219 fixed pointer type in sizeof()
ZBX-8755 removed unutilised header file to eliminate build warnings
ZBX-10066 fixed bug where host availability changes could be lost if proxy failed to send the update, fixed possibility of duplicate availability updates for passive proxies
ZBX-10145 fixed macro resolving for trigger description in dashboard
ZBX-10140 fixed starting session in page header when output buffering is disabled
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
ZBXNEXT-2662 fixed trimming of leading and trailing spaces in the proxy encription-related fields
ZBX-10022 fixed a web scenario name into the graphs
ZBXNEXT-2662 fixed displaying of the server name on the pages
ZBXNEXT-2662 added ZBX_WIDGET_ROWS limitation for displaying of elements the popup windows
ZBXNEXT-2662 fixed closing of the multiple message boxes
ZBXNEXT-2662 added "Time" column in the actions popup window
ZBXNEXT-2662 fixed coloring of the configuration errors in "Status of Zabbix" widget
ZBX-4794 removed old-style flash clock
ZBX-4378 fixed several screen clock problems
ZBXNEXT-2662 fixed coloring for disabled hosts in drop-down controls
ZBXNEXT-2662 fixed background in Monitoring->Maps page
ZBXNEXT-2662 fixed escaping of multiselect drop-down list items
ZBXNEXT-2662 fixed the footer for "Last 20 issues" dashboard widget
ZBXNEXT-2662 fixed sort icons in the screen elements
ZBXNEXT-2662 fixed displaying of screen elements
ZBXNEXT-2662 replaced <span> with <a> tag in action menu popups to allow open targets in a new browser's tab
ZBXNEXT-2662 fixed IT services status bar; fixed align of the root element
ZBXNEXT-2662 added information about number of records in tables
ZBX-9458 fixed low level discovery macro substitution in calculated item formulas
ZBX-10110 fixed using Japanese in global search
ZBX-10067 fixed false event generation on log item meta information update
ZBX-9998 changed output of history and trends in item list and item prototype list from #y #m #d format to #d format
ZBX-9981 fixed validation for zabbix.conf.php saving in write protected directory
ZBX-10139 fixed possible PHP and SQL errors on the dashdoard and screens
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-10033 fixed Windows agent printing an incorrect error message in case of abandoned lock
ZBX-10034 fixed agent start-up failures within Windows session due to common locks abandoned by other agents
ZBX-10036 fixed showing all hosts in dashboard last 20 issues when trigger expression contains several hosts
ZBX-9906 fixed automatic refreshing of WEB scenario details
ZBX-10126 fixed compilation error in sensors.c on Linux 2.4 kernels
ZBX-10018 fixed inconsistent messages in debug log when UserParameter terminated by timeout
ZBX-10029 fixed running remote command on Current host twice if it is within specified Host or Host group targets
ZBX-10079 documented system.run returning '1' with nowait parameter in the item key helper
ZBX-10107 fixed compilation warnings for function calls without a real prototype
ZBX-10084 fixed removing trigger-related network map elements
ZBX-10031 fixed logging of occasionally incorrect process information during agent's start-up on Windows
ZBX-10001 fixed duplicating log file entries from housekeeper
ZBX-9928 fixed triple SMS being sent by single action with Cinterion MC35i modem
ZBX-10006 changed color of hovered host name for disabled host in search result
ZBX-10100 fixed issue when collected values could be left unsaved to the database
ZBX-9643 fixed resolving of {TRIGGER.NAME} macro in action messages
ZBX-9931 removed 2KB item key length limitation when sent to agent
ZBX-9932 removed 1KB zabbix_get item key length limitation
ZBX-9992 fixed forecast() function info index for trigger expression constructor
ZBX-10061 fixed possible server and proxy crash on attempt to clean up text cache if log item meta update packets are present in history cache
ZBX-10045 fixed first proc.cpu.util[] request returning empty value which was treated as network error by server
ZBX-1916 improved host availability handling by resetting it for disabled hosts, interfaces without enabled items and hosts monitored by offline proxies
ZBX-2966 fixed handling of possible negative value of vfs.fs.size check
ZBX-9977 fixed inconsistent display of acknowledge-related elements when acknowledgement is disabled in configuration
ZBX-9964 fixed undefined index "inventory_mode" in host prototype edit form
ZBXNEXT-1762 fixed time interval calculation and displaying issues in line graphs
ZBX-9949 fixed undefined index in proxy edit form
ZBX-6028 improved log rotation so that zabbix components do not keep writing to the old log file
ZBX-8235 fixed losing initial values when updating templated items
ZBX-9888 added validation in action condition formula to prohibit comparison of several triggers with "AND" operator
ZBX-9975 fixed undefined index when updating trigger prototype
ZBX-9959 fixed JSON validation: produce an error on invalid escape sequences in a string value
ZBX-7202 fixed action disabling when deleting user or user group
ZBX-9970 removed service label from configuration popup menu
ZBX-9945 fixed updating of "Device uniqueness criterias" while editing discovery checks
ZBX-9967 fixed agent compilation error on NetBSD 7
ZBX-9347 added information about zabbix_sender input file format to the man page
ZBXNEXT-2662 fixed debug messages in the dashboard widgets
ZBXNEXT-2662 fixed year and month vertical alignment in calendar
ZBXNEXT-2662 fixed displaying of month and year in calendar popup
ZBXNEXT-2662 fixed script execution window layout
ZBXNEXT-2662 fixed displaying of modal dialogs
ZBXNEXT-2662 fixed top nav jumping icon bug on page zoom in Safari
ZBXNEXT-2662 fixed resizing of multiselect items in filters
ZBX-9941 fixed button attributes changes for map cloning
ZBX-7006 implemented trend cache cleanup procedure which forces hourly flush of deleted, disabled or rarely updated item trends
ZBX-9889 fixed vmware.eventlog item values to have unique timestamps in history table
ZBX-9919 fixed y scale calculation for linear graphs
ZBX-9898 improved database exception messages
ZBX-9900 marked first parameter for proc_info item as mandatory
ZBX-9902 fixed undefined variables "mediatype" and "users" in mediatype properties
ZBX-9864 fixed compilation warnings regarding SIZE_T_MAX under NetBSD
ZBX-9862 added meta tag "msapplication-config" to prevent MSIE11 requesting browserconfig.xml
ZBX-9340 fixed "data" property not being returned by API when error is generated on DB level
ZBX-9866 fixed error field being needlessly copied for LLD rule when full cloning a host
ZBX-9883 fixed host assignment for proxy
ZBX-9863 fixed compilation warning regarding "empty_str" initialization in setproctitle.c
ZBX-9912 fixed ITEM.LASTVALUE macro value being truncated at bytes rather than utf-8 characters
ZBX-7511 removed trimming of leading and trailing spaces in SNMP strings
ZBX-8899 fixed retrieval of sensor readings on Linux 2.6 and higher
ZBX-9917 fixed log message when opening windows eventlog
ZBX-9855 fixed SNMP dynamic index cache refresh when SNMP OID changes
ZBX-8820 fixed trimming of new acknowledge messages
ZBX-9740 improved proc.num for protected Windows processes
ZBX-9793 fixed handling of opaque types in SNMP
ZBX-9847 fixed possible Zabbix agent crash when executing system.cpu.discovery
ZBX-9895 fixed memory leak in case of unsupported field type while processing configuration received over proxy protocol
ZBX-9776 added check for line length when parsing configuration file
ZBX-9796 fixed item key vfs.fs.size operation for NetBSD
ZBXNEXT-494 fixed proc.cpu.util help item description
ZBX-9858 added error message logging when SNMP trapper file size exceeds 2GB
ZBX-9666 fixed invalid SNMP dynamic index cache if 2 SNMP agents have the same IP, port and OID
ZBXNEXT-1078 removed 'proc.mem[]' 5-th parameter (memtype) value 'dvm' on AIX
ZBX-9807 fixed undefined offset errors in configuration export when processing triggers that have items with discovered applications
ZBX-9810 fixed trigger prototype expression inheritance incorrectly assigning an invalid expression to child objects and trigger expression test popup displaying a missing class
ZBX-7847 added functionality that stops polling inactive IPMI hosts
ZBX-9430 fixed Windows eventlog item incorrectly interpreting 0x00000103 return value as an error
ZBXNEXT-2662 fixed a map element editing form
ZBXNEXT-2662 fixed possibility to change the colours of trigger severities
ZBXNEXT-2662 fixed layout of checkboxes with labels
ZBXNEXT-2662 fixed layout of host inventory form
ZBXNEXT-2662 fixed media editing in user form
ZBXNEXT-2662 fixed saving of collapsible widgets in "Event detais" and "Global search" pages
ZBXNEXT-2662 fixed displaying of vertical headers under IE10, IE11 and Edge
ZBXNEXT-2662 fixed displaying of eventlog severities
ZBX-9655 fixed crash if MYSQL connection object initialization failed
ZBX-9667 fixed disabled triggers or triggers having disabled hosts or items affecting trigger dependency calculations
ZBX-9738 fixed deletion of related action operations when deleting a host group
ZBX-9625 fixed interface list bug in host form
ZBX-9804 fixed monitoring graph scroller and calendar
ZBX-9607 fixed step form in web scenario
ZBX-9791 fixed typo in maps.inc.php
ZBX-9668 improved handling of VMware performance counter instances without data
ZBX-9677 fixed compilation warnings in the escalator.c module
ZBX-9682 fixed parsing of numeric item key parameters
ZBX-9516 fixed displaying of the "Go" button after deleting applications
ZBX-9639 fixed chart width validation
ZBX-9729 fixed replacement of {MACRO<1-9>} with {MACRO} where only {MACRO} is acceptable
ZBX-9809 fixed action operation validation
ZBX-9814 fixed function prototype declaration created in ZBXNEXT-2760
ZBX-9716 fixed possible event record number wraparound issues in the old Windows Eventing support
ZBX-9258 fixed Alias for log[], logrt[] and eventlog[]

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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