Release Notes for Zabbix 6.4.0beta2

Zabbix Team is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 6.4.0beta2.

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 6.4.0beta2. 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-7953 Added VMware tags support for vSphere versions older than 7U2
ZBXNEXT-7122 Added detection of compressed chunks in history or trend tables, and warnings that suggest enabling housekeeping overrides accordingly
ZBXNEXT-8018 Added token authentication in Template GitLab by HTTP
ZBXNEXT-7512 Implemented new context menu for host, item and trigger in the Monitoring section
ZBXNEXT-7972 Implemented name for trigger URL
ZBXNEXT-6401 Added new vmware keys vmware.datastore.perfcounter and vmware.hv.diskinfo.get
ZBXNEXT-8038 Improved layout for audit log report utilising two-column layout
ZBXNEXT-7816 Added support of PostgreSQL 15
ZBXNEXT-7970 Added support of TimescaleDB 2.8
ZBXNEXT-7902 Added templates for Azure MySQL servers
ZBXNEXT-7920 Improved value cache not to drop items from cache when no new value has arrived in 24 hours
ZBXNEXT-8035 Added override for file system discovery trigger in f5 template
ZBXNEXT-7912 Improved media type configuration
ZBXNEXT-3290 Added incremental proxy configuration sync
ZBXNEXT-7971 Increased max length of the "URL (after login)" field
ZBXNEXT-7931 Removed heartbeats support from Zabbix proxy
ZBXNEXT-2557 Added support of Zabbix proxies with legacy version
ZBXNEXT-6797 Increased length of host metadata
ZBXNEXT-3496 Added ability to add own links to Host and Event context menu
ZBXNEXT-6181 Added functionality to remove SQLite3 DB file on proxy version increase
ZBXNEXT-1616 Added monitoring of mount point options for Unix-like OSes
ZBXNEXT-7661 Implemented thresholds for dynamic background color in item value widget
ZBXNEXT-7830 Implemented better menu structure
ZBXNEXT-7832 Renamed setting "Dynamic item" to "Enable host selection" for URL, Plain text, Graph prototype, Item value, Graph classic widgets
ZBXNEXT-7852 Added incremental active check refresh for active agents
ZBXNEXT-6406 Removed requirement of host interface for server-originated checks

Bug Fixes

ZBX-17300 Fixed handling of context menu in the Map builder
ZBX-21656 Fixed clone buttons on template editing form that were not working in Safari 16
ZBX-20505 Fixed subfilter counters displaying incorrect values in Monitoring => Graph view
ZBX-21733 Improved performance of system information and queue calculation to reduce history syncer locking
ZBX-21452 Fixed wmi.get* crash of zabbix_agentd for windows
ZBX-21673 Fixed read operations per second during preprocessing in Ceph by Zabbix agent 2 template
ZBX-21724 Fixed updating of lastaccess for proxies in availman if active proxy is used
ZBX-21582 Optimized HPE Synergy template to spread load across preprocessing workers
ZBX-21708 Fixed PHP TypeError when opening non-existing dashboard
ZBX-21606 Fixed "Allowed hosts" field in HTTP agent item
ZBX-19224 Added ability to unset headers in web scenario
ZBX-21709 Fixed database upgrade patch to skip unexpected invalid service downtime instead of failing
ZBX-21562 Fixed maps not working with elements that contain disabled triggers
ZBX-21637 Fixed Zabbix server to rerun auto registration attempt in 120 seconds if host is deleted
ZBX-21537 Fixed history syncers being stuck while waiting on system information being collected
ZBX-21025 Fixed the allowed argument range limits for char() trigger function
ZBX-21484 Updated documentation for SMART templates by Zabbix agent 2
ZBX-21725 Fixed configuration cache shared memory leak when removing vault macros
ZBX-21510 Made NodeAddress use ListenIP and ListenPort if not explicitly specified
ZBX-21706 Fixed double precision update patch for TimescaleDb
ZBX-19512 Fixed debug info block content refresh after changing table content in Monitoring -> Problems page
ZBX-21682 Removed unnecessary horizontal separator from Host interface
ZBX-21610 Fixed problem with sysctl() kern.proc.args API bug on FreeBSD <= 8.2
ZBX-21672 Fixed event source in mediatypes
ZBX-21693 Fixed repeated lines in templates
ZBX-17060 Fixed unexpected interface connection mode change during autoregistration
ZBX-21388 Fixed Zabbix agent 2 plugin read error and updated plugin support dependency for Zabbix agent 2
ZBX-20864 Fixed format specifier definitions on AIX
ZBX-21605 Fixed possible PHP runtime errors in several modal popup dialogs
ZBX-21097 Fixed filtering by "Resource ID" and "Recordset ID" fields for "Audit log" page
ZBX-21580 Optimized HPE MSA 2060 Storage by HTTP template to spread the load across preprocessing workers
ZBXNEXT-5535 Implemented preselected host pattern filter for autosuggest used in items pattern field in graph widget
ZBX-21579 Optimized HPE MSA 2040 Storage by HTTP template to spread the load across preprocessing workers
ZBX-21421 Fixed variable spelling in Kubernetes cluster state by HTTP template
ZBX-21544 Fixed value of query field being truncated to the first "=" sign when pressing parse button
ZBX-21581 Optimized HPE Primera template to spread the load across preprocessing workers
ZBX-21456 Fixed net.tcp.socket.count problem on agent2 when ipv6 is disabled
ZBX-21009 Fixed double escaping in trigger function upon host autoregistration
ZBX-21664 Fixed Zabbix server crashing during database upgrade when converting service times and there is downtime inside uptime
ZBX-21466 Fixed race condition in Zabbix agent 2 leading to permanently stuck mount reads

Installation and Upgrade Notes

Installation

See Zabbix documentation for full details.

Upgrade

Recompile Zabbix binaries and update front-end PHP files. 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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