Release Notes for Zabbix 5.0.3rc1

Zabbix Team is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 5.0.3rc1.

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 5.0.3rc1. Download it from download.

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-6080 Add telnet support for net.tcp.service/.perf key and enable it on linux/darwin
ZBXNEXT-6101 Add native linux vfs.fs.inode[fs,<mode>] metric support to agent2
ZBXNEXT-6102 Add native linux vfs.fs.get metric support to agent2
ZBXNEXT-6103 Add native linux vfs.fs.discovery metric support to agent2
ZBXNEXT-6100 Add native linux vfs.fs.size[fs,<mode>] metric support to agent2
ZBXNEXT-6010 Added template "Template DB Oracle by ODBC"
ZBXCTR-12 SiGNL4 update to close alerts in SIGNL4 when closed in Zabbix
ZBXNEXT-6004 Added host info to vmware event message log
ZBXNEXT-5903 Added vmware datacenters discovery
ZBXNEXT-6042 Optimized trigger, calculated item processing by resolving user macros during configuration cache synchronization

Bug Fixes

ZBX-17785 Fixed dbstat query for postgresql v12
ZBX-18204 Fixed lost password in ssh remote command operation form data
ZBX-18046 Improved error message generation performance of user macro and item key parser
ZBX-18105 Fixed use on uninitialised variable
ZBX-18014 Added ODBC empty query check
ZBX-18160 Fixed fatal error in items.php and host_discovery.php
ZBX-13383 Improved performance of the trigger and trigger prototype inheritance
ZBX-18092 Reimplemented item folding based on application names and improved summary for each application in latest data view
ZBX-13789 Improved performance of "Problems" widget with MySQL backend by removing DISTINCT modifier from SQL statements with tables joined by primary keys
ZBX-18214 Added collecting of physical CPU utilization data on IBM AIX and modified system.cpu.util[]
ZBX-17974 Implement timeouts for WMI queries
ZBX-18149 Fixed discovered hosts showing links to host prototypes which should not possible
ZBX-18132 Added OpenSSL extension check in frontend setup and SAML authentication form
ZBX-18169 Fixed housekeeper not deleting history and trends for deleted items if storage period is not overridden
ZBX-17468 Fixed excess audit log record being added on host status update
ZBX-16998 Improved agent binary compatibility by removing __thread attribute when not building agent2
ZBX-17815 Fixed connection timeout when persistent buffer enabled
ZBX-18106 Fixed map navigation tree widget copying
ZBX-18012 Fixed undefined index error in history manager and added error message in charts when Elasticsearch requests fails
ZBX-18076 Fixed PHP notice in hostinterface API
ZBX-18000 Added red label for disabled media types in user profile
ZBX-17996 Fixed ip/dns field width in host interface
ZBX-18075 Fixed runtime error when creating a host via API
ZBX-17814 Fixed memory leaks in the agent persistent buffer
ZBX-17973 Fixed saving widget refresh rate in user profile
ZBX-15927 Removed problem calculation for dependent triggers when master trigger is in problem state
ZBX-17933 Fixed runtime error in maps
ZBX-18063 Fixed usage of unsupported parameter in API call
ZBX-18126 Fixed incorrect labels in action operations dialog
ZBX-18060 Fixed inaccessible user be displayed as accessible in slide show properties screen
ZBX-18147 Fixed wrong character set detection logic for Oracle DB
ZBX-18115 Added {$MSSQL.INSTANCE} macro and changed queries and item preprocessing for support MS SQL instance name
ZBX-17653 Fixed new widget placeholder behavior and dashboard height calculation in edit mode
ZBX-16819 Added link to hosts linked to each template in templates list
ZBX-18023 Fixed format of agent2 version number
ZBX-18071 Fixed slow SQL query when filtering items with latest data available
ZBX-17898 Fixed JavaScript errors on pasting widgets
ZBX-17569 Fixed calculating items not allowing negative values be corrected in the preprocessing
ZBX-18036 Fixed endpoint URL for Elasticsearch API requests
ZBX-18068 Fixed incorrect function call and redundant code
ZBX-8081 Fixed 'cmdline' parameter truncation on Solaris 11.3 and later
ZBX-18014 Fixed memory leak when action message does not have to be sent
ZBX-15117 Fixed graph configuration with large amount of items
ZBX-18069 Fixed server exit when trying to execute IPMI script without IPMI pollers
ZBX-17820 Fixed classic graph widget default header
ZBX-18025 Fixed availability report link
ZBX-17977 Fixed port filter not preserved in Monitoring -> Hosts across refresh
ZBX-17960 Fixed undefined index in trends API
ZBX-18032 Fixed host address and port values are not preserved in item test form
ZBX-18031 Fixed missing "loading" state in Monitoring → Latest data and Monitoring → Hosts
ZBX-17925 Fixed graph image flicker during update in screens
ZBX-17825 Fixed dynamic item switching for graph prototype widget
ZBX-18054 Changed preprocessing for nginx.version
ZBX-17903 Fixed the trigger condition for net.if.status in "Template Module Windows network", changed the wmi query in the master item, filters and preprocessing of LLD rule
ZBX-17994 Fixed the configuration example in documentation of Template App Nginx
ZBX-17682 Fixed button disable state in template item list and discovery list
ZBX-17821 Fixed default header for inaccessible iterator widget content
ZBX-17858 Fixed host group filter in templates general popup
ZBX-18001 Fixed graph prototype widget paging
ZBX-17924 Fixed php errors in "System information" window for MySQL
ZBX-17997 Fixed user media passwords appearing in plain text in audit log
ZBX-17968 Fixed z-index issue in floating widget header
ZBX-17827 Fixed broken layout of the notification popup window
ZBX-18009 Fixed non-masked secret macros in audit log
ZBX-17908 Fixed too wide popup error messages
ZBX-17782 Fixed PHP errors occurring during history search using Elasticsearch
ZBX-17917 Changed vm.memory.size keys on Solaris to get memory usage statistics from kstat
ZBX-18029 Fixed cpu counter wraparound handling on Solaris

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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