Release of Cacti 1.2.0

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Release of Cacti 1.2.0

#1 Post by rony » Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:02 pm

Welcome to the New Year and Cacti 1.2.0!

Here are the major enhancements in this release, for more detail check out the change log.
  • Enhanced remote data collection allowing for greater scale and more stability for remote instances.
  • Improved UI for faster loading of pages for larger installations.
  • Reduced polling times by adjusting the conditions where devices need to be re-indexed.
  • New Graph Tree Site node to allow seeing graphs per site.
  • New Installation Wizard allowing configuration of main and remote instances.
Thank you everyone who are using Cacti and especially those helping to make Cacti better!

For additional details check out the README located on GitHub.


Active development of Cacti is located on GitHub! Join us in making Cacti better, submit issues, fork and submit pull requests!

Cacti Change Log
  • feature: Add a Timeout setting for Remote Agent calls
  • feature: Add Graphs and Data Sources hyperlinks on Device page
  • feature: Add One Minute Sampling to the default Data Source Profiles
  • feature: Add support for DDERIVE and DCOUNTER to Cacti
  • feature: Add Timezone support for Remote Data Collectors
  • feature: Allow Adding Aggregate Graphs to a Report
  • feature: Allow ASCII filepath paths to not be found on settings save
  • feature: Allow drill down from Graphs to Data Queries or Templates
  • feature: Allow Import/Export to be hookable
  • feature: Allow snmpagent to be disabled for very large installs
  • feature: Allow Top tabs to be Glyphs or Text or both
  • feature: Big Spanish translation update plus massive QA fixes
  • feature: Change password page provides visible confirmation of password rules
  • feature: Do not allow second data source to be added to an SNMP Get data template
  • feature: Don't allow removal of Data Sources from Data Template once its in use
  • feature: Inform the primary Cacti administrator of problems by Email
  • feature: Make all user settings dynamic and allow resetting to default.
  • feature: Make Graph and Data Source suggested naming more efficient
  • feature: Make it easy to find Data Query based graphs that have lost indexes
  • feature: Make Top Tabs use Ajax Callback
  • feature: Make tree editing responive
  • feature: New Install/Upgrade user permission to limit access to being able to upgrade
  • feature: Provide option to debug width errors where output exceeds column width
  • feature: Removed the Authentication Method of 'None'
  • feature: Tree automation is now defaulted to on for new install
  • feature: Update JavaScript library c3.js to version 0.6.8
  • feature: Update JavaScript library Chart.js to 2.7.3
  • feature: Update JavaScript library d3.js to version 5.7.0
  • feature: Update JavaScript library jquery.js to 3.3.1
  • feature: Update JavaScript library jquery-migrate.js to 3.0.1
  • feature: Update JavaScript library jquery.tablesorter.js to version 2.30.7
  • feature: Update JavaScript library jstree.js to 3.3.7
  • feature: Update JavaScript library screenfull.js to 3.3.3
  • feature: Update phpmailer to version 6.0.6
  • feature: Update phpseclib to version 2.0.13
  • feature#289: Allow external nologin access for Realtime Graphs
  • feature#553: When display a host, include Aggregated Graphs as well as standard graphs
  • feature#614: Allow users to duplicate Data Input Methods
  • feature#973: When creating a new user authenticated via LDAP, attempt to retrieve users email and full name
  • feature#122: Support a Site Branch Type
  • feature#1060: Design Enhancement for Large scale Cacti Implementations
  • feature#1142: Add Site dropdown to the Graphs and Data Source pages
  • feature#1184: Improve Data Input Methods editability and message handling
  • feature#1200: Aggregate Graphs can now include COMMENT
  • feature#1282: Email notification for Automation Network discovery process
  • feature#1347: Update automation logging to work better
  • feature#1395: Ensure messages have each new line keep the same prefix in cacti_log()
  • feature#1399: Allow 'requires' to include version against a plugin
  • feature#1400: User settings are now dynamic and can be reset (removed) to return to global settings
  • feature#1422: Automatically select the next unused data input field when clicking add on data input method
  • feature#1505: When displaying a graph, provide breadcrumb link to edit device
  • feature#1527: Update Fontawesome from 4.7 to 5.0.10
  • feature#1580: Support Drag & Drop for Builtin Report Items
  • feature#1581: Allow Mass Adding of Graphs to Reports
  • feature#1584: Allow theme selection when installing
  • feature#1588: Check that PHP can run a test file
  • feature#1593: Allow External links to auto refresh
  • feature#1597: Ensure synchronised files have same attributes as originals
  • feature#1610: On Unix, redirect error messages to log files when running external scripts
  • feature#1628: Allow the User to define an initial Automation Network for discovery when installing
  • feature#1670: Improve Graph Management to show type of source for a graph
  • feature#1671: When duplicating a Graph Template, properly duplicate Data Query Graph Template Mappings
  • feature#1677: Default Tree nodes sorting to be inherited
  • feature#1691: On Graph context menu, add a 'Copy graph' option to copy graph image
  • feature#1692: Separate option for logging Input Validation issues
  • feature#1703: On Graph context menu, text is now multi-lingual
  • feature#1708: Allow the User to override global Automation email recipients at the Automation Network level
  • feature#1709: Suppress warning from RRDTool when attempting to make updates in the past
  • feature#1711: Add support for SSL connections to MySQL
  • feature#1731: Prevent loss of changes by warning user about unsaved items
  • feature#1734: When displaying a graph, provide more information when error image is displayed (see also #1428)
  • feature#1763: Enable automatic refresh for Time Graph View
  • feature#1806: Control low level debug routines via config.php (Develoepr Use)
  • feature#1819: Provide CLI program to enable graphs to be removed by scripts
  • feature#1969: Graph previews can now be linked using a host's external id
  • feature#2006: Introduce new Data Source Profile to handle decade long graphs
  • feature#2173: Introduce Device and Graph Template Caching to Speed UI
  • feature#2228: Add Device ID to Device search field
  • issue: Fix issue with display_custom_error_message() causing problem with system error message handling
  • issue: Graph List View was not fully responsive
  • issue: Move Graph removal function to Graph API
  • issue: On the Data Sources page, if there is no filtered Device and a Data Source is edited, device association is lost
  • issue: Typo in Dutch translations when an error occurred while downgrading
  • issue: Unable to display user profile tabs
  • issue: Verify all Fields not working due to Cacti 1.x upgrade error
  • issue#186: Cacti does not support jQueryUI 1.12.x
  • issue#187: Remove the use of jQuery Migrate plugin
  • issue#948: Do not create a new datasource when adding a new Graph for the same device/field
  • issue#454: Cacti Re-Index does not resolve index changes properly during re-index
  • issue#983: Import Template Preview is misleading
  • issue#1097: When copying template user, newly created user should always be enabled to allow logging in
  • issue#1097: When copying template user, it should be disable to prevent logging in as template user directly
  • issue#1174: When display a tree, disable drag and drop unless in edit mode
  • issue#1298: Display fatal error to prevent issues caused when system log is not writable
  • issue#1350: When switching an Automation Tree Rule's leaf type, remove invalid Automation Rule Items
  • issue#1383: CSRF Timeout does not obey session timeout
  • issue#1408: Update SQL / Backtrace to use new clean_up_lines() function
  • issue#1414: DSSTATS reports incorrectly that a data source does not exist
  • issue#1420: Fix issues found by Debian package builds
  • issue#1421: Fix issue when SQL had all bad modes, missing variable warning was generated
  • issue#1426: Fix issue where remote poller was not using unique filenames when attempting to verify files
  • issue#1437: Plugin install hover message sometimes shows line breaks rather than formatted text
  • issue#1454: When using oid_regexp_parse, filter indexes to those that match
  • issue#1473: Recovery Date overwritten by subsequent checks
  • issue#1494: Unable to Deep Link/Bookmark Trees
  • issue#1503: Undefined function clearstatscache in DSSTATS
  • issue#1507: When saving graph settings from the graph page, the graph template id should not be included
  • issue#1510: New Graphs Undefined Variable $graph_template_name
  • issue#1521: Force boost to be enabled when there are Remote Data Collectors
  • issue#1528: Saving a device can result in WARNINGS related to string vs array handling
  • issue#1529: Allow Aggregate Graphs to Sum Bandwidth and Percentile COMMENTS
  • issue#1543: Graph Preview appends header=false too many times
  • issue#1553: Poller does not set rrd_step_counter correctly if no steps taken
  • issue#1559: CLI Output Issues due to over escaping
  • issue#1560: Warning that escapeshellarg() is escaping a null
  • issue#1567: Technical support - add notification if Cacti and Spine version is different
  • issue#1574: User templates are not correctly being applied
  • issue#1589: Installer now checks that the temporary folder is writable
  • issue#1590: User Admin generates SQL error if user is not part of any groups
  • issue#1601: Aggregate Graphs can not include some classes of COMMENT
  • issue#1602: PHP ERROR: Call to undefined function api_data_source_cache_crc_update()
  • issue#1604: Failed to connect to remote collector
  • issue#1606: Boost debug log not functional
  • issue#1607: Boost next run time occurs in the past
  • issue#1608: Possible boost race conditions
  • issue#1609: Remote pollers update 'stats_poller' on main poller
  • issue#1617: Editing a data query results in missing $header variable
  • issue#1621: Realtime Popup can cause automatic logout
  • issue#1626: httpd-error.log have message about Fontconfig
  • issue#1634: Default snmp quick print setting resulting in false poller ASSERTS on some php releases
  • issue#1651: Check temporary folder has write access during import
  • issue#1655: Correct Cacti to handle new MySQL 8.0 reserved word `system`
  • issue#1658: Devices drop down should be filtered by Site
  • issue#1660: Reports based upon Tree don't maintain graph order
  • issue#1665: Must change password not working for local users when main realm is not local
  • issue#1669: Console log header grammar issue
  • issue#1674: Threads and Processes values not migrated to Poller table during upgrade
  • issue#1676: Allow automation discovery to add the same sysname on different hosts
  • issue#1682: Slow Select Statement lib/api_automation.php
  • issue#1689: Technical Support's RRDTool version should show detected RRD version
  • issue#1690: Report a warning if the default collation is not utf8mb4_unicode_ci
  • issue#1700: Mail sent without auth causes errors to appear in logs
  • issue#1710: RRDtool create command causes first update to fail
  • issue#1721: Console Side Bar not correct on first login
  • issue#1723: die() messages should include PHP_EOF for better logging
  • issue#1726: Poor page performance editing a Graphs Graph Items
  • issue#1746: Poller with no hosts does not exit until timeout is reached
  • issue#1761: Graph Management page shows bogus template names
  • issue#1783: Browser Back button still does not working
  • issue#1796: Import: Fixed handling of references to objects not included in file
  • issue#1799: Default User log sort should be date descending
  • issue#1810: Correct SQL errors with authentication set to no authentication
  • issue#1839: Dummy cosmetic bug on down device selection option
  • issue#1841: Data Source Stats table not properly migrated from pre 1.x Cacti plugin
  • issue#1849: SNMPAgent not sending traps
  • issue#1852: Reports Preview/Mails show no graphs
  • issue#1889: Insecure $ENV{ENV} which running setgid
  • issue#1901: Upgrade from 0.8.8h fails on external_links statement
  • issue#1921: Data Query XML field method 'rewrite_index' does not correctly query for value
  • issue#1926: Deselecting items should present warning or disable GO button
  • issue#1948: Device Template should warn about need to re-sync
  • issue#1953: set_default_action() should warn if more than one action provided
  • issue#1973: SpikeKill Menu does not display properly
  • issue#1976: Default admin permissions do not allow everything
  • issue#1982: Certain hooks should occur within api functions rather than UI functions
  • issue#2002: api_plugin_db_table_create should support non-string defaults
  • issue#2012: For kernel 3.2+, "Linux - Memory - Free" should grep for "MemAvailable:", not "MemFree:"
  • issue#2085: CLOG Regex Parser does not verify registered function exists
  • issue#2126: api_device.php generates undefined function poller_push_to_remote_db_connect()
  • issue#2127: Unable to save error when duplicating graph
  • issue#2135: api_tree_lock() and api_tree_unlock() forcing redirection incorrectly
  • issue#2143: export.php Illegal string offset 'method'
  • issue#2144: Device Management "Status" column does not sort properly
  • issue#2152: When editing a device, should show disable/enable option
  • issue#2153: Utilities page issues the wrong hook for tabs
  • issue#2163: LDAP functions are not consistent
  • issue#2164: Login page does not remember selected realm
  • issue#2171: datepicker and timepick translation not available
  • issue#2178: Header/Footer included more than once
  • issue#2182: Graph View missing 'html_graph_template_multiselect()' function
  • issue#2184: html_host_filter() does not handle host_id consequently
  • issue#2186: Boost generates invalid SQL during on demand update
  • issue#2188: SNMP timeout errors are being duplicated
  • issue#2191: i18n_themes is not properly primed in global_arrays.php
  • issue#2202: Can't create more than one graph with add_graphs.php from one template
  • issue#2207: Removing Graph Template does not Remove Data Query Associations
  • issue#2217: cmd.php not handling quoted snmp values properly
  • issue#2240: SNMP system Data Input Methods should not be modified on import
  • issue#2241: Spike removal not functional due to Debian packaging
  • security#1072: Prevent exploitation of Data Input Methods to escalate privileges (CVE-2009-4112)
  • security#1882: Bypass output validation in select cases
  • security#2212: Stored XSS in "Website Hostname" field
  • security#2213: Stored XSS in "Website Hostname" field - Devices
  • security#2214: Stored XSS in "Vertical Label" field - Graph
  • security#2215: Stored XSS in "Name" field - Color
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