In the previous two blog articles we looked at really great improvements in Zabbix 2.4 to help with debugging/troubleshooting – ability to change loglevel for a running daemon (any sub-process, even) and various smaller validation and error reporting improvements. There is yet another improvement in this area, though – improved debugging capabilities for the built-in web and VMware monitoring for the cases when you really have to dig deep.
We already looked at one incredibly useful feature, available in 2.4 – ability to change log level while Zabbix daemons are running. Zabbix 2.4 also provides several other improvements that should help a lot with problem troubleshooting.
Zabbix Team is very proud and honored that the 4th Zabbix annual event, Zabbix Conference 2014, has gathered almost 200 attendees from all over the world, making this year’s event the most large-scale among all the previous Zabbix conferences.
Historically, issues that might arise when using Zabbix have not been easy to troubleshoot. Not everything that would be useful is always logged. Log level can be increased, but those who still remember the first time they saw what DebugLevel=4 can do will understand why that option usually helped more advanced users. Besides, changing the log level required restart of the daemon, which in many cases would obscure the problem or introduce various other problems like delaying data on proxies in larger installations.
In what could be claimed to be one of the greatest improvements in 2.4 and maybe even beyond that, ability to change log level for a running daemon is coming.
Finally the 4th Zabbix Conference is only one week away and soon Zabbix Team will meet all of the registered participants and guests in Riga, Latvia, to spend 2 days at the most exciting, fun and, of course, full of new knowledge and findings IT event, dedicated to the Zabbix Monitoring Solution!
In Zabbix versions before 2.4, notification (action) conditions were limited to three predefined options – “AND”, “OR”, “AND/OR”. Zabbix 2.4 adds a new option - Custom expression. This results in full freedom when deciding how all the different conditions should be handled.
That’s it! We are glad to publish our last pre-conference interview with one of Zabbix Conference 2014 speakers, which means that we are so close to see you all in Riga, Latvia, soon!
Also known as that minor improvement some people just love. We already discussed most web monitoring related improvements for Zabbix 2.4, but there’s this one tiny thing left… an increase for the maximum URL length.
Every week we are getting closer to our 4th annual IT conference, dedicated to the world’s leading monitoring software – Zabbix. You have three more days to register and ensure your seat at the biggest international IT event, organized by Zabbix!