September 17, 2014


Zabbix New Releases

Release of Zabbix 2.4

Just before the conference we announced Zabbix 2.4 - the latest version release of Zabbix – introducing over 50 new features & improvements aimed to automate and simplify your everyday monitoring tasks.

Zabbix 2.4.0 and packages for CentOS, Debian, Oracle Linux, RHEL and Ubuntu are already available for download. You can also contact our support team to entrust the upgrade of Zabbix to our specialists.

Please read the Release Notes and find out more about the freshly available features on the Zabbix 2.4 What’s New page.

Zabbix 1.8.x and 2.0.x Releases

Zabbix 1.8.21 and 2.0.13 releases are available for download, introducing new minor features and fixing known issues of Zabbix 1.8.x and 2.0.x.

For more information please read the release notes of Zabbix 1.8.21 and 2.0.13.

Zabbix 2.4 Features Review

Now when Zabbix 2.4 is released, we can continue to review the most sought for features that have arrived with it.

Zabbix 2.4 features, part 6 – Runtime loglevel changing, possibly the greatest improvement in Zabbix 2.4, was recently covered in our weblog by Rihards Olups, senior consultant of Zabbix SIA, demonstrating the benefits of ability to change log level for a running daemon.

Success of Zabbix Conference 2014

Zabbix Team is very proud and honored that the 4th Zabbix annual event, Zabbix Conference 2014, has gathered almost 200 attendees, making this year’s event the biggest among all of the previous Zabbix conferences.

We had lots of fun and excitement during these three days with Zabbix fans from all over the world, sharing their knowledge and experience, taking part in many fun activities and becoming as one big Zabbix family.

To show our appreciation we have published a blog post expressing our deepest respect and gratitude towards the speakers, sponsors and of course to all of the participants.

Presentations Available

For those of you, who want to refresh their memories on the information presented by the conference speakers, and those, who were unable to visit our conference this year, we have published all the presentations online at Zabbix Conference 2014 Agenda page.

Videos and photos will be available soon.

Features for Implementation

During the Conference Party all of the participants had a chance to vote for the most sought for feature of Zabbix, and with the help of our guests we have picked, not one, but two features to be implemented in Zabbix.

The feature having most of votes was - ZBXNEXT-473, Force checking of a passive item; and ZBXNEXT-1229, Define dependencies between trigger prototypes appeared as the second one. 

These two features will be developed and implemented in the future Zabbix releases until the 19th of February (which happens to be the Chinese New Year).

Zabbix Conference 2014 participants

We would like to thank all of you as we could not be able to do this without you, and we are looking forward to seeing all of you at the next year’s Zabbix Conference!

Activities of Zabbix Team

Zabbix at Nike Riga Run

Right after the conference our team and some of the conference guests joined together for a refreshing run through the most wooden part of Riga during the Nike Riga Run event!

We participated in the 5 and 10km running distances, challenging our bodies and relaxing our minds by enjoying the sights of the biggest park in Riga – Me┼żaparks.

Physiotherapy Day at the Zabbix Office

This week our team took part in the All-Latvia physiotherapists day by welcoming two physiotherapy specialists at our office who demonstrated the best techniques for office exercises and provided valuable advice on setting up our workspace to prevent repetitive strain injuries through constant computer use.

Zabbix team exercises

New Zabbix Reseller from Russia

We are pleased to introduce the new Zabbix Reseller - Teletor, an experienced telecommunication and Digital TV developer from Russia.

Teletor, a dynamically growing company, offering development and monitoring services in the digital TV and radio industry by becoming an official Reseller of Zabbix SIA, will now be able to provide its clients with a wide range of Zabbix professional services and support throughout Russia.

Ability to remove objects missing in the XML file [ZBXNEXT-219]

One of the use cases for XML export and import is configuration backup. In such cases it's useful to have the ability to not just import the new objects, but also delete the ones that are missing in the XML file. In Zabbix 2.4 you can do that by checking the "Delete missing" checkbox in the import form.

Zabbix Professional Training

Numerous participants of the Zabbix Conference 2014 have taken the advantage of the opportunity and stayed for one more week to enjoy the beautiful autumn in Latvia and participate in Zabbix Professional Training, taking place right now at our office.

You can also become Zabbix Certified by taking part in the upcoming Zabbix Professional Training events, taking place all around the world!

Kortenberg, Belgium
Organized by: Open-Future
Language: English Trainer: Patrik Uytterhoeven
Zabbix Certified Specialist 22 - 24 September 2014 Details
Zabbix Certified Professional 25 - 26 September 2014 Details
Paris, France
Organized by: Core IT Project Language: French Trainer: Alain Ganuchaud
Zabbix Certified Specialist 22 - 24 September 2014 Details
Zabbix Certified Professional 24 - 26 September 2014 Details
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Organized by: Unirede Language: Portuguese
Trainer: Luciano Alves
Zabbix Certified Specialist 29 Sep - 1 Oct 2014 Details
Zabbix Certified Professional 2 - 3 October 2014 Details

Free Zabbix Webinars

Join one of the many free webinars planned for September, covering topics like Overview of the system and the most recent – What’s new in Zabbix 2.4. Learn the new elements and capabilities of Zabbix, enhance your knowledge and get your questions answered by professionals in the field, including Alexei Vladishev, the founder and CEO of Zabbix.

Feel free to sign up for the webinar most suited for you, as you can choose between English, Italian, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish languages for a topic that you are most interested in by visiting our upcoming webinar schedule.

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