ZABBIX 3.4.2rc2

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20 September 2017

Zabbix Team is pleased to announce the availability of Zabbix 3.4.2rc2 (Release Candidate).

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 3.4.2rc2. Download it from http://www.zabbix.com/download.

This release fixes known issues of Zabbix 3.4.x.

This release is not for production use. It is a Release Candidate!

The following sections describe the release in details and provide late-breaking or other information that supplements its main documentation.

What's New

:: What's New in 3.4.2rc2

  • [ZBX-12572] fixed losing "now" on timeline
  • [ZBX-12739] fixed data conversion for ssh checks of numeric value type

:: New Features and Improvements

  • [ZBXNEXT-4091] improved permission schema of the dashboards for normal adminitrators
  • [ZBXNEXT-4099] removed starting point from all OIDs; shortened old IOS Cisco templates names
  • [ZBXNEXT-4067] added preprocessing_queue item/graph/screen widget in Template App Zabbix Server
  • [ZBXNEXT-4084] renamed action acknowledgment operation 'Notify all who left acknowledgement and comments' to 'Notify all involved'
  • [ZBXNEXT-4084] added users who received notifications regarding the problem to 'Notify all involved' acknowledgment operation recipient list
  • [ZBX-1357] enabled Turkish translation to be displayed by default
  • [ZBX-1357] updated Chinese (China), English (United States), Japanese, Korean, Turkish translations; thanks to Zabbix translators
  • [ZBXNEXT-4054] implemented feature to open first available dashboard from the list
  • [ZBXNEXT-4046] implemented dashboard widget minimum height limit

:: Bug Fixes

  • [ZBX-12572] fixed losing "now" on timeline
  • [ZBX-12739] fixed data conversion for ssh checks of numeric value type
  • [ZBX-12708] fixed service port validation if auto-discovery is performed by the zabbix proxy
  • [ZBX-12718] fixed crash when using item of log value type as master item for dependent items
  • [ZBX-12720] fixed processing of log keys with non log value types for items monitored by proxies
  • [ZBX-12530] fixed non well formed numeric value encaunteration in slideshow; implemented getBBox workaround for Firefox
  • [ZBX-12688] fixed false positives on 'High bandwidth usage' trigger in Template_Module_Interfaces_* templates
  • [ZBX-11675] fixed crash that could occur during connection failures to MySQL
  • [ZBX-12617] fixed sorting by host name for items on availability report page
  • [ZBX-12699] added support of strings in "sortfield" and "sortorder" parameters, and added sorting by "name" for dashboard.get()
  • [ZBX-12577] added item select filter for simple graph to allow select only supported item
  • [ZBX-12647] fixed map minimum severity option in screens
  • [ZBX-12696] fixed trigger not being calculated for newly received item values if last one of those is unsupported value
  • [ZBX-12548] fixed notification sound not being played for message with timeout set to greater than minute
  • [ZBX-12653] fixed heap corruption in Windows agent; thanks to Ronnie Kaech for the patch
  • [ZBX-12660] fixed result of hostinterface.replacehostinterfaces method
  • [ZBX-12469] added new context for 'Second' string to be properly translated in maintenance period form
  • [ZBX-12616] fixed trapper item "Allowed hosts" field user macro support
  • [ZBX-12493] fixed address and ports array size in zbx_init_ipmi_host() to match OpenIPMI internals
  • [ZBX-10820] fixed potential loss of data when server/proxy processes zabbix_sender data
  • [ZBX-4252] eliminated sending of DNS AAAA queries when checking IPv4 incoming connection in agent or for trapper item and A queries in case of IPv6
  • [ZBXNEXT-2102] fixed multiple browser sensitive javascript bugs in navigation tree widget and improved coding style
  • [ZBX-12623] fixed label macro resolving in maps
  • [ZBX-12578] implemented widget field validation before dashboard is loaded and fixed undefined index for tag field in dashboard widgets
  • [ZBX-12499] fixed macro expansion in map editor
  • [ZBX-12597] fixed graph not being displayed if item update interval contains macro
  • [ZBXNEXT-3807] fixed delayed first refresh in map widget; improved coding style
  • [ZBX-12500] fixed regular expression pre-processing step to fail if the pattern does not match input data
  • [ZBX-11042] allowed libcurl to choose SMTP authentication mechanism other than PLAIN
  • [ZBX-12374] fixed frontend side DNS parser logic to be same as server side DNS parser logic
  • [ZBX-8997] fixed trigger expression validation test form
  • [ZBX-12558] fixed scroll duration in dashboard after adding a new widget
  • [ZBX-12434] fixed housekeeping of problems and events for deleted items and triggers; added optional database patch to cleanup problems for deleted items and triggers
  • [ZBX-12646] fixed incorrect SQL query in availability reports
  • [ZBX-12545] fixed undefined index error on latest data page when host was deleted in another session
  • [ZBX-12416] optimized data selection of user preferences stored in profiles
  • [ZBX-12321] fixed removal of multiselect options using backspace button
  • [ZBX-11607] fixed a rounding of large unsigned numbers
  • [ZBX-12668] removed delay between sending batches of cached historical data by active proxies
  • [ZBX-12554] fixed item helper description for proc_info and diplay order for vfs.dir.size
  • [ZBX-12605] fixed line graph was displayed as points for data taken from trends
  • [ZBX-12404] fixed visibility of item data first row for 'latest data' page and 'audit log' page
  • [ZBX-12546] fixed maps not loading without built-in JSON support
  • [ZBX-12634] fixed incorrect subnet mask calculation when CIDR is less than 8
  • [ZBX-12635] fixed processing of lld rules in not supported state
  • [ZBX-12186] fixed parallel processing of multiple values for same lld rule
  • [ZBX-12527] fixed inconsistency of 'mode' parameter check in vfs_dir_size(); thanks to MATSUDA Daiki for patch
  • [ZBX-12327] fixed XML import when preprocessing param value is space character
  • [ZBX-12569] fixed possible SQL errors in dashboard.create() and dashboard.update() methods
  • [ZBX-11887] fixed improper DB::refreshIds() call when selected row is locked
  • [ZBX-12618] fixed memory related bugs in item preprocessing
  • [ZBX-12022] fixed trigger resolving in services configuration; fixed popup window size
  • [ZBX-12396] fixed an error in screens if screen trigger overview element contains deleted host group
  • [ZBX-12429] fixed template replacement in mass update form

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.

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