Release Notes for Zabbix 5.2.0rc2

Zabbix Team is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 5.2.0rc2.

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 5.2.0rc2. 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-6148,
ZBXNEXT-6150
Implemented user roles with more granular permissions API Frontend Server
ZBXNEXT-6270 Improved storage format of the preprocessing parameters in the XML, JSON and YAML files; converted default XML templates to YAML API
ZBXNEXT-6035 Added pre-processing rule for overriding item errors with custom value API Frontend Proxy Server
ZBXNEXT-6220 Removed "Refresh unsupported items" parameter Frontend Agent Proxy Server
ZBXNEXT-6245 Added locks section to diaginfo runtime command to log adresses of the mutexes and read write locks Documentation Proxy Server
ZBXNEXT-5969 Added support of data collection using JavaScript API Frontend Proxy Server
ZBXNEXT-6232 Added LTE monitoring to Mikrotik SNMP template Templates
ZBXNEXT-6258 Added system.swap.size metrics native support to Agent 2 Agent
ZBXNEXT-6001 Converted templated screens to dashboards API Frontend Installation Server Templates
ZBXNEXT-6140 Implemented new set of trigger functions for long term analytics API Documentation Frontend Installation Proxy Server
ZBXNEXT-710 Added support of saving defined filters on monitoring problems and monitoring hosts pages Frontend
ZBXNEXT-6232 Added LTE monitoring to Mikrotik SNMP template Templates
ZBXNEXT-2072 Added host interfaces support for host prototypes API Frontend Installation Server
ZBXNEXT-5928 Added SNMP interface variables in SNMP test item form Frontend Proxy Server
ZBXNEXT-6189 Added template "Asterisk by HTTP" Templates
ZBXNEXT-6020 Added template "Ceph by Zabbix Agent2" Templates
ZBXNEXT-5058 Added timeout to item mass update and item prototype mass update Frontend
ZBXNEXT-6180 Added Squid template Templates
ZBXNEXT-6142 Added Ceph monitoring plugin Agent
ZBXNEXT-1660 Added ability to retrieve database credentials and macro values from HashiCorp Vault API Documentation Frontend Installation Proxy Server
ZBXNEXT-2943 Added support for multiple hosts in active check mode Agent
ZBXNEXT-6167,
ZBXNEXT-6168
Implemented ability to dump the history cache contents API Frontend Proxy Server
ZBXNEXT-6196 Increased storage size of fields "description", "headers", "params" and "posts" for items, item prototypes and discovery rules for Oracle backend API Installation
ZBXNEXT-3950,
ZBXNEXT-6092
Added MQTT support for Zabbix agent 2 API Frontend Agent Proxy Server
ZBXNEXT-6159 Added "Template App PHP-FPM by HTTP" and "Template App PHP-FPM by Zabbix agent" Templates
ZBXNEXT-6184 Added formatting macro functions fmttime and fmtnum Server
ZBXNEXT-6157 Reworked UI for setup to simplify db encryption configuration Frontend
ZBXNEXT-6194 Simplifed maintenance form by union all tabs to one form Frontend
ZBXNEXT-6118 Added template "Template DB Oracle by Zabbix Agent 2" Templates
ZBXNEXT-6171 Added UserParameterDir config option to agent and agent2 Agent
ZBXNEXT-6090 Added modbus support for Zabbix agent 2 Agent
ZBXNEXT-6093 Added modbus support for Zabbix agent Agent
ZBXNEXT-6023 Added Windows service support for Zabbix agent 2 Agent
ZBXNEXT-6019 Added Oracle Database plugin Agent
ZBXNEXT-4647,
ZBXNEXT-6096
Added support of digest authentication for HTTP Agent API Frontend Server
ZBXNEXT-4803 Added tab indicator to show clearly that a tab in Zabbix UI contains non-empty list or enabled some functionality Frontend
ZBXNEXT-6139 Added GetHeaders method to CurlHttpRequest javascript object Server
ZBXNEXT-6116 Added SysAid media type Templates
ZBXNEXT-6167 Added diaginfo runtime command to log internal diagnostic information Proxy Server
ZBXNEXT-6106 Added Host context menu to hosts listed on 'Web monitoring' page Frontend
ZBXNEXT-6065 Added SolarWinds Service Desk webhook Templates
ZBXNEXT-6117 Added media "TOPdesk" Templates
ZBXNEXT-5540 Added LLD rules for stand-alone and CAPsMAN APs Templates
ZBXCTR-10 Added iLert media type Templates
ZBXNEXT-5898 Added user macro expanding in item description Frontend Server
ZBXNEXT-6085 Added host prototype tag support API Frontend Proxy Server
ZBXNEXT-2603 Increased user macros values maximum size from 255 to 2048 Frontend Server
ZBXNEXT-5965 Added support for load balancing by change user session storage driver from file based to encrypted cookies API Frontend Proxy Server
ZBXNEXT-6073 Added item log macros support in trigger names, operational data, descriptions, event tags, event values and trigger URL Frontend Server
ZBXNEXT-82 Reworked part of parameters from definitions file to configurable parameters using frontend; added new API for settings, authentication, housekeepeing API Frontend Installation
ZBXNEXT-2156 Implemented ability to create hosts without interfaces API Frontend
ZBXNEXT-2754 Added YAML as default import/export format API Frontend
ZBXNEXT-250 Added support of global and per-user time zones for frontend, notifications and for time limit when notifications are sent API Frontend Installation Server
ZBXNEXT-3362 Added ability to set the default system language API Frontend Server

Bug Fixes

ZBXNEXT-6148 Fixed user roles and permissions API Frontend
ZBXNEXT-5965 Fixed session id generation API Frontend
ZBX-18498 Fixed javascript error in map widget configuration for navigation tree source Frontend
ZBX-18396 Fixed undefined offset in item test form Frontend
ZBX-18415 Fixed value caching for item test dialog when opened by 'Test all steps' button Frontend
ZBX-17975 Fixed Hostname and HostnameItem for Zabbix Agent 2 test and print execution Agent
ZBX-18464 Fixed javascript Uncaught TypeError when clicking on disabled multiselect item Frontend
ZBX-18438 Fixed missing asterisk mark for "timeout" field in item, item prototype and LLD rule edit forms Frontend
ZBX-18411 Set maxQueryMetrics default values for vcenter depending on its version Server
ZBX-18443 Fixed undefined index in item prototype form when creating dependent item using wizard Frontend
ZBX-18442 Fixed empty username field and made Vault related fields be shown/hidden using javascript in frontend installation wizard Frontend
ZBX-18438 Fixed missing asterisk mark for "timeout" field in item, item prototype and LLD rule edit forms Frontend
ZBX-17178 Fixed multi-line value truncation in snmp lld Proxy Server
ZBX-18378 Fixed map context menu not opening for images with URLs Frontend
ZBX-18462 Fixed inconsistent auto-registration behaviour for hosts without metadata on Oracle DB compared to other databases when using Zabbix proxy Proxy Server
ZBX-18118 Sorted event tag macro selection Server
ZBX-18456 Fixed encryption field sent in form for non-supported encryption database Frontend
ZBX-18407 Fixed dependent items not working if it's master item is calculated and host is monitored by Zabbix proxy Proxy Server
ZBX-18364 Fixed inconsistency with autoregistration behaviour for hosts without metadata on Oracle compared to other databases Proxy Server
ZBX-18210 Fixed preprocessor crashing on Solaris due to incorrect byteorder Server
ZBX-18383 Fixed the value of the {$HAPROXY.FRONT_SUTIL.MAX.WARN} macro in Template App HAProxy by HTTP Templates
ZBX-18365 Added Fping 5.0 support to Zabbix Proxy Server
ZBX-18385 Fixed segmentation violation in oracle plugin Agent
ZBX-18193 Added logging for snmp_cache_reload Proxy Server
ZBX-18400 Fixed http(s) requests from JavaScript to use SourceIP parameter in connections Proxy Server
ZBX-17493 Added discarding of incoming values outside history/trends storage periods on server Server
ZBX-18417 Fixed unexpected tag errors while importing JSON-exported data API
ZBX-18425 Fixed browser error "updateItemTestBtn is not defined" Frontend
ZBX-17916 Removed inserting of "wait" into "system.run[]" when executing frontend scripts Proxy Server
ZBX-18386 Fixed server crash after removing snmp host interface from parent host Server
ZBX-18238 Fixed JavaScript error when "invalid URL" error is displayed Frontend
ZBX-18343 Fixed in screen "host issue" problem stay even after problem resolved Frontend
ZBX-18199 Changed the default log filename for agent2 on windows Agent
ZBX-18366 Fixed agent reporting absence of 'Processor Information' counter on old Windows systems Agent
ZBX-17877 Fixed details not displayed on SNMP interfaces within select element Frontend
ZBX-18359 Fixed long data row formatting for OracleDB Installation
ZBX-18337 Fixed potential crash due to printing NULL pointer Agent
ZBX-17993 Fixed ZabbixWeb Test Item for Admin is not working Server
ZBX-13384 Fixed minor template issues to follow guidelines Templates
ZBX-18114 Fixed documentation for Agent2 PersistentBuffer Documentation Installation
ZBX-17842 Updated VMware template to follow guidelines Templates
ZBX-17848 Fixed fping interval detection, added log prints of detected options in debug mode, re-detect options every hour Proxy Server
ZBX-18341 Removed media_jira_with_CF_example.xml and moved example with custom fields example to readme Templates
ZBX-18131 Added support of single-select, checkbox and radio button customfield types and "__zbx" tag filter for labels in Jira webhook Templates
ZBX-18065 Add help flag to Zabbix Agent 2 Agent
ZBX-17906 Fixed HTTP agent JSON output when using HTTP/2; thanks to Mike Noordermeer for the patch Proxy Server
ZBX-18167 Fixed filter block in lld overrides popup Frontend
ZBX-18174 Fixed oracle errors for host macro updates when linking templates Server
ZBX-18188 Increased age and duration related macro resolution to seconds Server
ZBX-18152 Fixed incorrect selected menu option for template screens page Frontend
ZBX-18340 Added runtime command diaginfo option to command line help messages Proxy Server
ZBX-18250 Changed link to "Web monitoring" page in context menu with filtering parameters Frontend
ZBX-18170 Fixed LLD override for applications Server
ZBX-15904 Added check of required cache size for vmware event messages Proxy Server
ZBX-18121 Fixed SSH monitoring when compiled with libssh; thanks to MATSUDA Daiki for the patch Proxy Server
ZBX-17927 Fixed Agent2 user-defined parameter key testing Agent
ZBX-18314 Fixed description of URI field in Template DB MySQL by Zabbix agent 2 Templates
ZBX-18067 Fixed using outdated dynamic host when editing dynamic widgets on dashboard Frontend
ZBX-18261 Fixed performance of the "Latest data" screen with partitioned history tables Frontend
ZBX-18230 Fixed import data normalizer to convert strings recursively and process some of the custom extended rules and validations API
ZBX-18322 Enabled Memcached and MySQL plugins for Windows Agent
ZBX-17982 Added non-trigger event types support to webhooks Templates
ZBX-18190 Removed triggers for items Log growths, Log shrinks for MSSQL ODBC template Templates
ZBX-18122 Fixed russian character in setup section and templates for Oracle ODBC and PostgreSQL agent2 Templates
ZBX-18074 Fixed unresolved macros in item names in data overview table Frontend
ZBX-18195 Changed log level increase command for Agent 2 to match Agent 1 Agent
ZBX-17984 Added support of ipv6 and unix sockets for memcached plugin Agent
ZBX-18189 Fixed crash when performing housekeeping with disabled value cache Server
ZBX-18267 Fixed {ITEM.NAME<1-9>} and {ITEM.KEY<1-9>} macro expansion when host is configured without any interfaces Server
ZBX-18181 Fixed undefined index when importing host with non-existing interface and host interfaces not being deleted if interfaces are not present in import file API
ZBX-14503 Updated JMX template to follow guidelines Templates
ZBX-18196 Added overriding of triggers for IPMI Threshold sensors discovery Templates
ZBX-18021 Changed Opsgenie media to handle extra options Tags and Teams Templates
ZBX-18050 Removed proxy name from host breadcrumbs Frontend
ZBX-18202 Added new default item keys for item type "Zabbix aggregate" Frontend
ZBX-18124 Fixed discovered host group prototype saving during import Frontend
ZBX-17692 Fixed column sizes and paddings for items in graph edit form Frontend
ZBX-17812 Fixed incorrect copying of severeties in Problem widgets Frontend
ZBX-17886 Fixed SNMP type item test form not sending and resolving interface macros Frontend
ZBX-18183 Fixed displaying negative time in convertUnitsS() function Frontend
ZBX-18103 Fixed host connection macro in Slack media type Templates
ZBX-18072 Fixed Discord API version in Discord media type Templates
ZBX-17952 Fixed compression availability not being checked when deleting history API
ZBX-17981 Fixed Discord endpoint validation Templates
ZBXNEXT-6052 Fixed "Shared" tag being displayed for users that are not the dashboard owners Frontend
ZBX-18249 Fixed Oracle ODBC Template issues Templates
ZBXNEXT-6052 Added filter and showing additional details in the list of dashboards Frontend
ZBXNEXT-6054 Moved Configuration -> Applications to MVC Frontend
ZBX-17955 Fixed "medias" parameter named inconsistency in user.create and user.update API methods API
ZBX-17548 Don't store text items with history 0 in proxy history Proxy Server

Installation and Upgrade Notes

Installation

See Zabbix documentation for full details.

Upgrade

See Upgrade procedure for upgrade options and instructions. For version specific upgrade notes, see Upgrade notes for 5.2.0.

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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