Release Notes for Zabbix 4.0.0alpha1

Zabbix Team is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 4.0.0alpha1.

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 4.0.0alpha1. 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-3480
added support of inventory macros in event tags
ZBXNEXT-4175
implemented ability to send email to several email addresses specified as user media
ZBXNEXT-4139
added high contrast light and high contrast dark themes
ZBXNEXT-4247
removed deprecated API methods: user.updareProfile, user.addMedia, user.updateMedia, user.deleteMedia, usergroup.massAdd, usergroup.massUpdate and usermedia.get
ZBXNEXT-970
added more detailed error information to notification message when DB is unavailable
ZBXNEXT-4137
removed green background from cells
ZBXNEXT-4157
added map status summary to be readable by screen reader software
ZBXNEXT-4127
implemented popup displaying in overlay dialogues
ZBXNEXT-1520
increased the maximum Hosts/DNS name character length from 63 to 255
ZBXNEXT-4108
implemented search of problems by trigger name
ZBXNEXT-4143
implemented keybord interaction in top navigation
ZBXNEXT-1567
added item "vfs.dir.count" for counting directory entries
ZBXNEXT-4135
added tooltips for vertical labels
ZBXNEXT-4146
added icons for error and success messages
ZBXNEXT-4156
added option to view graphs items data and multiple items graph data as table
ZBXNEXT-4160
reworked monitoring Discovery screen to show hint info right in the table cell
ZBXNEXT-761
added rules to make dbschema.c, schema.sql and data.sql from schema.tmpl, data.tmpl and templates.tmpl if there is a need to
ZBXNEXT-4186
added ability to adjust colors for new graph items in graph creation form according selected theme
ZBXNEXT-4145
fixed appearance of host column based on number of hosts specified in filter
ZBXNEXT-4118
implemented advanced options for tag-based search of problems
ZBXNEXT-4134
added 'lang' attribute to page body
ZBXNEXT-4181
fixed Zabbix server to accept active Zabbix proxy requests only from allowed address if specified
ZBXNEXT-4181
fixed passive Zabbix proxy to accept Zabbix server requests only from allowed address
ZBX-10576
restructured unixODBC related code, moved it to a dedicated directory
ZBX-3783
added strict validation for proxy.delete() method; proxy cannot be deleted when used in actions
ZBX-11909
replaced company.com with example.com in data.sql

Bug Fixes

ZBX-12251
fixed possibility of trigger status getting stuck in PROBLEM or OK state due to transaction error in history synchronization, added deadlock to a list of recoverable errors
ZBX-12251
fixed possibility that new history values are lost and not processed by Zabbix server or Zabbix proxy due to recoverable transaction error
ZBX-12996
fixed radio button and label inconsistency in maintenance period configuration
ZBX-12895
improved performance of DB patch for updating data in the alerts table
ZBX-12082
fixed possibility to select triggers with same name in multiselect
ZBX-12983
fixed compilation warnings under Windows
ZBX-10578
fixed redundant init_result() calls; thanks to MATSUDA Daiki for the patch
ZBX-12793
fixed system compiler checks during source configuration
ZBX-11970
fixed style for some enumerators and structure type declarations

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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