Release Notes for Zabbix 5.0.0alpha2

Zabbix Team is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 5.0.0alpha2.

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 5.0.0alpha2. 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-5697 Removed support for internet explorer
ZBXNEXT-5698 Added filter by tags for widget "problems by severity" and "problem hosts"
ZBXNEXT-5287,
ZBXNEXT-5288
Implemented functionality to test items
ZBXNEXT-5514 Added functionality for zabbix frontend customization
ZBXNEXT-5660 Added discord media type
ZBXNEXT-5603,
ZBXNEXT-5626
Added database character set check
ZBXNEXT-5659 Added "template db mysql by odbc"
ZBXNEXT-5690 Added support for libssh
ZBXNEXT-5646 Added support of configuration parameters hostinterface and hostinterfaceitem
ZBXNEXT-5706 Replaced xml2-config to pkg-config when building with libxml2
ZBXNEXT-1423 Added ipmi.get item for ipmi sensor lld
ZBXNEXT-5546,
ZBXNEXT-5548
Added support of default message templates for each media type
ZBXNEXT-5639 Added available agent 2 check restriction parameters
ZBXNEXT-5693 Reset page number when applying new filter, changing sort order or re-opening the page
ZBXNEXT-5554 Added webhook through proxy
ZBXNEXT-1898 Implemented strong cryptography for encoding frontend passwords
ZBXNEXT-5592 Dropped ibm db2 database support for zabbix server
ZBXNEXT-1085 Added available agent check restriction parameters
ZBXNEXT-4700 Reworked new action operation form as popup
ZBXNEXT-5412 Reworked new condition forms as popup
ZBXNEXT-1989 Increased maximum item key length to 2048 chars
ZBXNEXT-5414 Moved maintenance period configuration settings to modal window to decrease page refresh count
ZBXNEXT-5538 Moved adminitration->user groups pages to mvc framework
ZBX-11991 Reworked event correlation operations page
ZBXNEXT-5413 Reworked discovery checks form as popup
ZBXNEXT-170 Implemented possibility to "unlink" specific templates in hosts and templates massupdate
ZBXNEXT-3322 Implemented popup submenus on page headings instead of select controls

Bug Fixes

ZBX-17213 Fixed zabbix proxy not to execute remote commands on zabbix agent with timeout and not to wait for execution result
ZBX-17201 Fixed snmp trapper processes exceeding 1000%
ZBX-17121 Improved proxy configuration synchronization performance on server when using oracle database
ZBX-17174 Fixed sorting of webhook parameters using natural sort order
ZBX-17171 Fixed padding of dashboard controls while in edit mode
ZBX-17220 Fixed several php 7.4 compatibility issues
ZBX-17050 Fixed allowed hosts parsing by agent2
ZBX-16827 Fixed applications being unlinked from items when both items and applications are not discovered anymore
ZBX-16697 Implemented preloader in popups
ZBX-17054 Fixed undefined index in discovery checks
ZBX-17035 Internal events are not created if there is no enabled internal actions
ZBX-16965 Fixed link/unlink template operation execution order
ZBX-17165 Fixed incorrect validation in xml conversion chain duo wrong xml type for tag tls_accept, added 5.0 xml schema
ZBX-17170 Fixed saving of cloned actions when one of its operations was modified
ZBX-12899 Fixed check for circular dependencies of navigation tree items
ZBX-17049 Fixed non well formed numeric value in maintenance.create and maintenance.update; fixed undefined index in maintenance create and update popup
ZBX-17066 Fixed wrongly positioned context menu when launched by keyboard
ZBX-402 Fixed latest data reloading to updating asynchronously
ZBX-16695 Changed default width of various screen elements in zabbix templates from 500 to 750 pixels
ZBX-11764 Fixed automake scripts; thanks to tomasz kłoczko for the patch

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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