Gateway Hub Release Notes 1.2.0

Released: 11 March 2019

ITRS is pleased to announce the release of Gateway Hub 1.2.0.

Highlights

Gateway Hub is a brand new component in the Geneos ecosystem, providing the foundations for smarter monitoring, improved scalability, and a refreshed modern UI. The main features in this release are:

  • Publishing of normalised data with schema to an external Kafka interface.
  • Additional administration screens for the Web Console.

Kafka Publishing

The Kafka Publishing available with Gateway Hub builds upon the feature previously available in the Gateway. With Gateway Hub, schemas can now be published along with the metric and event data, in order to provide easier integration with other applications, and the published data is now normalised, enabling simpler usage downstream.

Web Console

This release brings the new administration screens for the Web Console, allowing licence management and configuration of Publishing.

Breaking changes

These are the breaking changes in the current release:

Issue key Breaking change description
STARK-6346

Corrects the spelling of the "licence" keyword in the installation json file to UK English. Update the previous installation files to reflect this change.

   

New

These are the features and enhancements in the current release:

Issue key Release description
STARK-6860 When the hub is not licensed, a placeholder appears in the Web Console.
STARK-6733 Dataview schemas can be requested to be published to Kafka using a REST command to Gateway Hub.
STARK-6732 Dataview snapshots can be requested to be published to Kafka using a REST command to Gateway Hub.
STARK-6619 Updates Web Console favicon.
STARK-6361 Gateway Hub can be used without saving metric and event data to disk.
STARK-6346 Standardises the use of the noun "licence" to UK English.
STARK-5983 Gateway Hub licences can be uploaded directly in the Web Console.
STARK-5980 Publishing to Kafka can be configured using a new Web Console screen.
STARK-5913 Sets the cluster name to hub.itrsgroup.com.
STARK-5613 Nodes can be added to the cluster.
STARK-4749 Dates in the Web Console, such as 20 September 2018, are now localised correctly.
STARK-4403 Allows you to navigate Web Console UI entirely by the keyboard.
STARK-4308 Upgrades Kafka to 2.0.
STARK-3270 A screen showing the current installed version of Gateway Hub is available, along with a control to download the diagnostic info if required for a support ticket.
STARK-3269 A new Web Console page for viewing and uploading Gateway Hub licences.
   

Fixed

These are the bugs that have been fixed in the current release:

Issue key Release description
STARK-6431 The installation script validates that the runtime user is assigned to the correct group before the installation starts.
STARK-6423 The installation script validates that the install user is configured correctly before the installation starts.
STARK-5922 Changing the units of measures no longer prevents ingestion errors from being returned.
   

Known issues

Issue key Known issue description
STARK-7368

While performing an upgrade from 1.1 to 1.2, there may be some errors in the upgrade log. This is due to a change in the message format and will not affect metric ingestion. The error messages can be ignored.

STARK-7118 If a snapshot is requested from Gateway with an unrecognised snapshot type, then the request is accepted by Gateway Hub but ignored by the Gateway. The error appears in the Gateway log.
STARK-4463 Dataview data from additional rows computed in the Gateway is not stored for regular/non-computed columns.
   

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Other releases

Gateway Hub Release Notes 1.4 Released: 31 July 2019
Gateway Hub Release Notes 1.3.0 Released: 14 June 2019
Gateway Hub Release Notes 1.2.0 Released: 11 March, 2019
Gateway Hub Release Notes 1.1.0 Released: 21 January, 2019