Zend Server 6.0.1 Release Notes
What's New in This Version
This Zend Server update includes over 200 fixes and improvements, including:
- Zend Framework updated to 2.1.4
- Further details at http://framework.zend.com/
- We have introduced the zf2_path variable: use get_cfg_var('zf2_path') in your autoloader
- Incorporated PHP SOAP security hotfix
- Job Queue and Java Bridge are now available wihen using the Developer License
- Better support for 3rd party extensions added by users
- Fixed upgrades from Zend Server 5.6 CE version on Windows
- Added phpMyAdmin zpk package and instructions at: http://files.zend.com/help/Zend-Server-6/zend-server.htm#installing_phpmyadmin.htm
For a full list of new features in Zend Server 6, see: http://www.zend.com/en/products/server/server-whats-new
Zend Server 6.0.1 supports both new installations and upgrades from Zend Server 5.6 and 6.0.0. Upgrading from a version prior to 5.6 is currently not supported. If you would like to upgrade a Zend Server deployment that's older than 5.6, you should first upgrade to 5.6, and only then upgrade to 6.0.1
On Linux, starting with version 6, the recommended way to install a new, or upgrade an existing, Zend Server deployment is using the installation script. The script ensures that the correct repositories are set, verifies system requirements and issues the correct package management commands to set Zend Server up properly. While it’s still possible to install Zend Server by manually setting up repositories, we advise always using the installation script instead.
For detailed installation instructions for all supported operating systems, please refer to the Zend Server Installation Guide, available at: http://files.zend.com/help/Zend-Server-6/zend-server.htm#installation_guide.htm
Limitations and Known Issues
The following issues are known at the time of the 6.0.1 release:
- Zend Loader (runtime for Zend Guard-encoded PHP files) is presently unavailable for PHP 5.4
- When making changes to settings, these settings will not properly propagate to nodes which have been disabled (ZSRV-9115)
- If the UI fails to initialize a session, it will silently fail (ZSRV-8912)
- Zend Server cannot communicate with MySQL databases that are configured with old_passwords=1 (ZSRV-8104)
- WebAPI requests made explicitly to http://ServerName/ZendServer/index.php will fail. Instead, use http://ServerName/ZendServer/ (ZSRV-5735)
- CLI Tools have undergone substantial changes since version 5.6. zs_setup script has been removed, and there have been changes to the flow of commands. For further information, see http://files.zend.com/help/Zend-Server-6/zend-server.htm#cli_tools.htm
- When moving from a single-server to cluster mode, deployed applications (managed by Zend Server) are not kept.
- Misconfiguring LDAP authentication can result in the user being locked out of their Zend Server console. As a workaround, you can run a script to reset the login credentials. For detailed instructions, see http://files.zend.com/help/Zend-Server-6/zend-server.htm#resetting_user_passwords.htm
- Multiple Application pools are not supported in IIS.
Upgrade & Installation Related
- When upgrading from PHP 5.3 to 5.4, configuration settings (php.ini) are not retained.
- When upgrading from Zend Server 5.6, extension status is not retained (which extensions should be loaded and which ones should not be loaded).
- On Debian with Java Bridge component installed, an upgrade from Zend Server 5.6 with PHP 5.3 to Zend Server 6.0 with PHP 5.4 will fail (ZSRV-9274). You can avoid the problem by removing Java Bridge before upgrading and installing it again later.
- Due to changes in the Monitoring rule engine, Monitor Rules & Code Tracing settings are not kept when upgrading from Zend Server 5.6 (ZSRV-9140)
- When installing under SE Linux on RHEL/CentOS, Zend Server must be manually restarted after installation. This is in order to exit the RPM context which the processes are started with during installation.
- Mac OSX: Zend Server is now built entirely in 64-bit; It consequently supports OSX 10.7 or higher.
- PDO_OCI is not provided with Zend Server anymore. We recommend using OCI8 adapter since it is more updated and maintained by Oracle developers.