Release Notes for Zabbix 5.4.0alpha1

Zabbix Team is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 5.4.0alpha1.

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 5.4.0alpha1. 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-5759 Added Oracle DB tnsnames.ora service name lookup support
ZBXNEXT-6360 Added support of JavaScript for global scripts
ZBXNEXT-6441 Added function to configure HTTP authentication for embedded scripts
ZBXNEXT-6376 Implemented support of negative filtering for tags
ZBXNEXT-6183 Added md5 checksum computation to preprocessing
ZBXNEXT-6399 Added support of host and item macros for Script item parameters
ZBXNEXT-6207,
ZBXNEXT-6318
Added support of API tokens
ZBXCTR-13 Added custom query support for PostgreSQL plugin and template, fixed unix-socket support
ZBXNEXT-5518 Added support of XML parsing in JavaScript
ZBXNEXT-5862 Added Rocket.Chat media
ZBXNEXT-6389 Added template for NetApp FAS3220
ZBXNEXT-6311 Moved host availability from hosts to host interfaces
ZBXNEXT-6295 Added 3rd level sub-menu
ZBXNEXT-6285 Modified Oracle initial scheme creating and image loading in to the BLOB fields
ZBXNEXT-6419 Added tablespace metrics to Oracle Templates
ZBXNEXT-6331 Updated plugins: ceph, docker, memcached, mysql, oracle, redis — unified functionality (parameters describing and parsing, URI parsing, using sessions, errors handling)
ZBXNEXT-6210 Added native support for proc.mem key in Zabbix agent 2
ZBXNEXT-6252 Added support of LLD rule filter condition operators "exists" and "does not exist"
ZBXNEXT-6367 Added metrics to the official MySQL template
ZBXNEXT-6380 Added new key vmware.cl.perfcounter
ZBXNEXT-6330 Added Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 template
ZBXNEXT-6219 Added "HashiCorp Vault" template
ZBXNEXT-6231 Added Apache ActiveMQ template
ZBXNEXT-6257 Implemented Check for not supported value preprocessing step test
ZBX-2594 Separated host and template related objects: items, triggers, graphs, low-level discovery rules, web scenarios
ZBXNEXT-6324 Moved Configuration -> Discovery to MVC
ZBXNEXT-6319 Added systemd.unit.get item key to Zabbix agent 2
ZBXNEXT-6345 Added substitution of SID to account name and domain name in eventlog message
ZBXNEXT-6307 Added ability to read properties from a file
ZBXNEXT-6329 Added Template "GitLab by HTTP"
ZBXNEXT-6294 Replaced mass update pages with popup windows
ZBXNEXT-6325 Moved "Event correlation" to MVC and removed tabs in edit view
ZBXNEXT-6234 Added "Disk read/write request avg waiting time" items in template Windows physical disks
ZBXNEXT-6323 Moved Administration -> Queue to MVC
ZBXNEXT-782 Moved calculated, aggregated and internal checks to new history poller process; moved availability updates to availability manager; removed database connections from pollers, unreachable pollers and Java pollers
ZBXNEXT-6276 Improved period handling of macro function fmttime
ZBXNEXT-6332 Added {ITEM.VALUETYPE} macro
ZBXNEXT-6353 Added Morningstar devices monitoring templates
ZBXNEXT-6269 Added hv ip to vmware.hv.discovery and vm metrics for FQDN template
ZBXNEXT-6272 Added template VMWare FQDN and updated template VMWare
ZBXNEXT-6316 Added iTop media
ZBXNEXT-6281 Added template "Hadoop by HTTP"
ZBXNEXT-6351 Added template "Aranet Cloud"
ZBXNEXT-6275 Added Template "Zookeeper by HTTP"
ZBXNEXT-6280 Added trend function cache
ZBXNEXT-2480 Removed autocomplete from fields having sensitive data
ZBXNEXT-6253 Added native system.users.num support to Zabbix agent 2
ZBXNEXT-6129 Added UnitFileState to systemd.unit.discovery for Zabbix agent 2
ZBXNEXT-6293 Replaced import page with popup window
ZBXNEXT-6290 Improved distinction between configuration and monitoring links in search results
ZBXNEXT-6282 Updated media types and templates to follow new JS methods naming
ZBXNEXT-6241 Made JS object and method names more JavaScript alike
ZBX-18134 Removed ability to read PSK fields of hosts and proxies
ZBXNEXT-6236 Added template "Apache Kafka by JMX"
ZBXNEXT-6201 Added "Template DB Apache Cassandra by JMX"

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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