Zabbix 6.2 improves configuration management and performance for large Zabbix instances

Zabbix LLC releases its latest major version – Zabbix 6.2. It brings a lot of new features, such as the ability to manually suppress issues, an official AWS EC2 template, advanced VMware monitoring, improved guest browsing, and other significant improvements.

As Zabbix instances are deployed around the world for many different use cases and infrastructures of various sizes, Zabbix version 6.2 aims to bring improvements in Zabbix configuration management and increase performance on large Zabbix instances. In addition, the latest 6.2 version increases the flexibility of several existing functions, supporting many new uses.

The most significant features added in Zabbix 6.2 include:

Zabbix performance improvements and internal changes

Significant design changes have been made to the way Zabbix performs configuration updates. The latest release adds support for incremental configuration updates, which can significantly improve the performance of large Zabbix instances. As part of the internal design changes, a new cache for user macros has also been implemented. The refined design of user macro caching can also bring significant performance improvements for Zabbix instances of various sizes. In addition, new items are now checked within one minute of their creation, which improves the work in solving problems and overall monitoring workflows – the so-called Monitoring workflows.

Ability to suppress irrelevant issues

Zabbix administrators can now reduce intrusive redundant listings by suppressing irrelevant Zabbix issues for a period of time or until manual removal. Action operations associated with suppressed problems will be suspended until the suppressed problem reports are removed.

CyberArk vault support for storing secret data

Zabbix 6.2 added official support for secure storage in the CyberArk vault (in addition to the previously supported HashiCorp vault). The new feature allows you to encrypt connections using certificates from the vault, secure database access data and sensitive user macro content. It also supports configuring and reading from the vault for Zabbix through the Zabbix API.

The official AWS EC2 template

The official AWS EC2 template allows Zabbix users to track AWS EC2 alarms, discover and monitor AWS EBS volumes, and collect data about CPU, network, disk, and a lot of other EC2 metrics.

Instant synchronization of Zabbix proxy configuration

The new version 6.2 enables immediate synchronization of the monitoring configuration on the Zabbix proxy for active and passive proxy servers – directly from the Zabbix frontend (graphical web interface). The monitoring configuration in the Zabbix proxy server can now be updated from the Administration – Proxies section, or from the command line directly on the Zabbix server or using the Zabbix API.

Improved control of discovered guest devices

Guests discovered (created) from guest prototypes now support manual editing of templates, tags, and user macros. This can also be used with the VMware monitoring function, where various custom templates can be applied to the discovered VMware guests.

Monitoring the status of active agents checks

In addition to the status of the passive agent, the status of the active agent can now also be monitored in the Zabbix frontend. After running on the status icon of the Zabbix agent interface, Zabbix users can monitor the availability of active agent checks directly from the Zabbix frontend or monitor its status using a new internal item.

Along with new features, the latest Zabbix 6.2 major release also includes a number of new templates for Envoy proxy, HashiCorp Consul, CockroachDB, TrueNAS, HPE MSA 2060 and 2 040 and others. In addition, Zabbix 6.2 introduces webhook integration for the GLPI IT Asset Management solution. This webhook can be used to forward problems created in Zabbix to the GLPi Assistance section.


Zabbix 6.2 is now available for download:
Check out what's new in Zabbix 6.2:
Explore the Zabbix 6.2.0 documentation section
See the full list in the release notes

About Zabbix

Zabbix LLC is headquartered in Europe, Japan, Russia and the United States. The founder, CEO and creator of Zabbix is Alexej Vladishev. Zabbix LLC's core business is the development of open-source software to monitor all technology equipment in infrastructures of any size - on-premise and in the cloud. In addition, the company offers a wide range of professional services designed to meet each customer's unique business requirements, including implementation, integration, custom development and consulting services, as well as a variety of training programs. The mission of the Zabbix team is to make available a universal monitoring solution that is affordable for everyone. The first version of Zabbix was released in 2001. Zabbix as a company was founded in 2005 to provide technical support services. Zabbix's customers include government agencies from various countries, along with some of the world's largest telecommunications, financial, educational, retail and healthcare companies. Many of them are on the Fortune 500 list.

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