Newsletter, May 2011

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Dear Friends!

We are back to you with the latest news on Zabbix software, training courses and ideas that came into our minds during this month. Please enjoy reading and do not forget to send us your feed-back.

Migrate to the Next Stable Version 1.8.5

We are proud to announce a release of the next stable version of Zabbix software – 1.8.5.

The most notable features of the new version are network map improvements, agent improvements, suport for new items, new trigger functions. Migrate to Zabbix 1.8.5 to take advantage of the improvements.

For more information visit Release notes for Zabbix 1.8.5 (Stable).

Become a Zabbix Certified Trainer

Number of Zabbix installations and users all over the world is growing fast and the demand for Zabbix training is growing along. And we feel that we are unable to serve all the requests from Zabbix software users for professional training.

Therefore we have decided to ask for your assistance on this matter. If you are a natural trainer, have good practical and theoretical knowledge of Zabbix software and ready to travel around your region, apply to become a Zabbix Certified Trainer. Both companies and private individuals may apply.

Becoming a Zabbix Certified Trainer requires completion of special course and passing Zabbix Certified Trainer exam, but later benefits such as meeting Zabbix fans all over your region, being a part of Zabbix team and realizing that you bring knowledge to Zabbix community should overperform initial severity :)

Please contact our Training team for more information on becoming a Zabbix Certified Trainer.

Manage Zabbix Training Schedule – Choose Location

Along with two new initiatives “Order on-site training” and “Become a host” presented to you in our March Newsletter we are happy to introduce an online Training Application Form.

You may use this form to submit your preferred location of the next Zabbix Training sessions. Our Training Team will schedule trainings respectfully. Note that the same form may be used to register for upcoming scheduled trainings or submitting your suggestions to our Training team.

Please visit our Training page to get detailed information on all available options.

Forthcoming Trainings in Switzerland and Germany

Hot proposal for May 16-20 training in Bern, Switzerland!

Ventilate your head with some Alps fresh air. This might be one of the reasons why theory of relativity came up into Einstein's mind who has worked on this theory while living in Bern. Merge the chance of getting back home with new fascinating Einstein-like ideas and professional knowledge and skills about installing, configuring, managing and tuning Zabbix software.

Read more about the city ranked among the world’s top ten cities for the best quality of life.

Plan your training for June 20-24 in Hamburg, Germany!

For those who prefer to plan their route in advance. Aim for Hamburg. This city will host Zabbix Certified specialist and Zabbix for Large Environments training courses. But just make a reservation in advance as starting June 24 the city will host Hamburg Harley Days with over 50 000 bikers expected to arrive. And if you own a Harley, it is a must Zabbix training for you :) So hit the road to visit Hamburg, register now.

For registration or any other questions concerning training please email our Sales Team or contact us by phone.

For more information, please see Training page.

Sometimes you are waiting for a feature to be introduced in Zabbix for a long time, but it is still not there. And you wonder if there is anything that can be done about it. We here at Zabbix work hard to make our software faster and more feature-rich, but new ideas over-perform our ability to process them.

As some of our community members have turned to us with a proposal to sponsor development priority, we want to give it a try. For this month 'Most Wanted' we have selected ZBXNETXT-1 feature. The cost of making this feature Top Priority of our development team is EUR 1400.00.

So how does it work? If you are ready to sponsor this month 'Most Wanted' feature development, just drop us an e-mail with the amount you are ready to pay (ex., € 10.00; $ 50.00, ₤100.00 etc.), the most comfortable way to arrange the payment (wire transfer, PayPal etc.) and how do you see the feature (your ideas, proposals, drawings etc.). If during one month we receive sufficient sponsor support, we will notify sponsors about this fact and will ask them to make the payments proposed. After receiving required amount from sponsors, the development should start within 2 weeks.

How to make a feature you lack the 'Most Wanted' feature for the next month? Just visit ZBXNEXT section, submit your feature request or find it among already submitted and vote. That is so easy.

Watch a Map of Zabbix Installations Growing

Thanks to everybody who has responded to our call to create a Map of Zabbix Installations. We have received many responses and the map is growing fast.

For those who did not have time to participate or missed our previous newsletter, you may participate at any time by going to Google Maps, finding the location of your office or home where Zabbix is installed, pressing "Send" button above the map and entering e-mail address [email protected].

Please email all your comments and suggestions regarding this newsletter to [email protected]

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