Greetings,

ZABBIX SIA is proud to announce the availability of ZABBIX 1.6.1.

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.

It is highly recommended to upgrade from 1.6.

This document contains the release notes for ZABBIX 1.6.1.

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

What's New in 1.6.1

:: New macros

Added support of macros {HOSTNAME},{HOST.CONN},{IPADDRESS},
{HOST.DNS} for item keys.

:: Other Improvements

    * [ZBX-586] added simple check tcp_perf into help_items
    * [DEV-250] added support of vfs.dev.read/write under Linux 2.4/2.6
    * [ZBX-576] added IPMI authentication algorithms
    * [ZBX-573] made SQL optimization for PGSQL
    * [ZBX-572] fixed warning messages while updating template linkage
    * [ZBX-570] fixed possible server crash if flexible interval delay is 0 sec.
    * [ZBX-565] fixed filtering of conf->triggers
    * [ZBX-562] fixed improper host group delete action
    * [ZBX-527] fixed possible poller crash
    * [ZBX-533] fixed incorrect SNMP string to float conversion
    * [ZBX-534] fixed problem with email messages for discovery events
    * [ZBX-540] DM: fixed sql error while processing configuration data
    * [ZBX-557] fixed wrong audit action for items enable/disable
    * [ZBX-403] added support of commas in UserParameter's
    * [ZBX-541] fixed overwriting proxies on host import issue
    * [ZBX-542] added processing of nextcheck for active checks
    * [ZBX-504] fixed date selector issue for log items in latest values screen
    * [ZBX-529] removed links from dynamic screen graphs
    * [ZBX-538] fixed wrong theme pick up in login screen issue
    * [ZBX-536] fixed problem with "Unable to add performance counter"
    * [ZBX-535] added support of monitoring files larger than 2GB in windows
    * [ZBX-520] removed action condition "event ack" due to not supported
    * [ZBX-480] fixed patches for sysmaps_links table
    * [ZBX-521] fixed problem in FreeBSD with threads in proc.num and proc.mem items
    * [ZBX-519] removed proxy hosts from applications hosts list
    * [DEV-238] added support of sec|#num for function count()
    * [DEV-238] added support of text items for function count()
    * [ZBX-471] fixed problem with graphs with big values
    * [ZBX-501] fixed undefined values in server info screen
    * [ZBX-469] fixed problem with linking extra graph
    * [ZBX-495] fixed DB upgrade script when doing 1.1->1.4->1.6
    * [ZBX-488] fixed memory leak in ZABBIX server code
    * [ZBX-500] added more debug information for icmpping processing
    * [ZBX-499] fixes problem with IPMI authorization; added field "IPMI IP"
    * [ZBX-484] fixed host-group selection in templates page
    * [ZBX-464] fixed user creation under ldap
    * [ZBX-468] fixed user online status in administration panel
    * [ZBX-492] fixed wrong url "next 100" in audit actions
    * [ZBX-490] fixed undefined variable in latest data
    * [ZBX-481] fixed permission issue in slideshow
    * [ZBX-474] fixed deleting hosts with postgres-backend
    * [ZBX-475] added message on missed php-ldap module
    * [DEV-168] added support of system.cpu.util[] for OpenBSD agents

Installation and Upgrade Notes

Installation

See ZABBIX Manual for full details.

Upgrade

Recompile ZABBIX binaries and update front-end PHP files,
no database patching needed. See ZABBIX Manual for a
detailed upgrade procedure.

Pre-release testing

ZABBIX Server

ZABBIX Server has been tested on the following platforms:

    * Ubuntu Linux, AMD64, kernel 2.6.11, MySQL 4.x
    * Ubuntu Linux, Intel, kernel 2.6.15, MySQL 5.0.22

ZABBIX Agents

ZABBIX Agents have been compiled and tested on the following platforms:

    * AIX 5.2
    * FreeBSD 4.x, 5.x, 6.x
    * HP-UX 10.x, 11.x
    * Linux 2.4.x, 2.6.x
    * Linux CentOS
    * NetBSD 2.0
    * OS/X 10.2
    * Solaris 8, 9, 10
    * Tru64 5.1B
    * Windows XP, 2000, 2003, Vista

Note that agents are available pre-compiled from
http://www.zabbix.com/download.php for a limited number of
versions and platforms.

Commercial support

ZABBIX Company provides full range of professional
services. Please contact our sales department for pricing
and more details.

References

    * ZABBIX 1.6 Manual
    * ZABBIX Forums (http://www.zabbix.com/forum)
    * ZABBIX Support (http://www.zabbix.com/support.php)

Kind regards,
Alexei
-- 
Alexei Vladishev
ZABBIX Product Manager
Phone: +371 6 778 4740
Fax:   +371 6 778 4741
Email: alexei.vladishev@zabbix.com