Geneos release notes contain the list of enhancements of features, and a set of issues fixed in the current release.
This page contains release notes for all Geneos 5.x releases.
To view the highlights of this release, see What's New in Geneos.
If you are upgrading from an earlier version of Geneos, please read Geneos Upgrade Notes for compatibility changes you should be aware of before upgrading.
You should also be aware of upcoming changes to compatibility and end of support notices.
Released: 12 December, 2019
This release delivers the updated binaries in the ITRS Downloads page.
- Support for Geneos 3.x ceases on 30th April 2020. We strongly advise you to upgrade to version 4.x or newer as soon as possible.
- From the release of Geneos 5.0, there will be no interoperability with other Geneos components older than version 3.6. In order to successfully deploy or upgrade to Geneos 5.x in a staged manner, you must first ensure that no other connecting Geneos components are older than version 3.6. This change is a result of the removal of LZO compression support in the inter-component EMF2 communication protocol.
If you have any question or concerns, please contact ITRS Support.
The main features of this release are listed below. For all the latest highlights, see What's New in Geneos
- Netprobe to Elasticsearch — a new Publisher plug-in to stream FKM log data you are collecting into Elasticsearch.
- Centralised configuration — centrally manage your Gateway configuration using REST API.
- The Web Console monitoring UI brings a brand new look for real-time monitoring.
- Active Console introduces a new light theme interface.
- Geneos data source for Grafana (Technology Preview) lets you seamlessly integrate data from Gateway Hub into your Grafana dashboards.
- Events such as severity, snooze and user assignment data can now be queried using Gateway Hub REST API.
- Gateway Hub check script to help validate your environment before installing Gateway Hub.
- Other improvements:
- Gateway now uses the time zones files store in
/usr/share/zoneinfoof the base machine to translate times between time zones.
- Gateway now uses standard date and time format for log files generated by Geneos components.
- Support for POST and PUT requests in the REST Extractor plug-in.
- Enhanced memory monitoring metrics for the Hardware plug-in.
- Support for 2019.
- Postgresql support for the Gateway Database Logging.
- Support for MySQL 8, Oracle Database 19c and MS SQL Server 2017.
- Gateway now uses the time zones files store in
These are the new features and enhancements in this release:
|Issue key||Component||Release description|
Gateway Database Logging now supports the InnoDB engine for MySQL and MariaDB. InnoDB provides support for row-level locking, transactions, foreign keys and relationship constraints.
The Gateway Database Logging schema for MySQL no longer explicitly specifies the MyISAM database engine. The default engine (usually InnoDB) will now be used when a new database is created. However, no automated conversion script is supplied, since any upgrade to the InnoDB engine should be carefully planned according to the characteristics of the specific installation.
|AA-4169||.Gateway||Database logging now supports PostgreSQL.|
|AA-4226||Gateway, Netprobe||Loading of MySQL database client libraries no longer requires
|AA-4953||Gateway,Netprobe, Gateway Timezones||
Gateway now uses the system timezone files
The system timezone files are also used to supply timezone abbreviations when the
The timezone file is still used to supply a default set of timezone abbreviations to support the
Gateway, Netprobe, EUEM Netprobe, Webslinger, Licence Daemon ATS, FIX Analyser 2, File Agent
|Gateway, Netprobe, FIX Analyser 2 Netprobe, File Agent, Webslinger, LICD, and Auditor now support a choice of date and time formats for their log files.|
|AA-5343||Gateway||When requesting a change, the Gateway now passes the source of a change up to centralised configuration.|
Gateway Database Logging feature now supports the following database:
|AA-5374||Gateway||When a database logging transaction fails, it is now correctly rolled back.|
The timezone file is now updated based on IANA 2019c release:
|AA-5402||Gateway||Gateway now supports percentile and T-Digest percentile aggregations from Gateway Hub.|
|AA-5423||Gateway||Gateway can now obtain its setup from the centralised configuration in Gateway Hub by specifying the Gateway name.|
|AA-5434||Gateway||Gateway now only works with centralised configuration in Gateway Hub versions 1.6 and above.|
|AA-5441||Gateway||When using centralised configuration, Gateways with version 5.x will require a GSE with version 5.x to edit the setup.|
|AA-5442||Gateway||Gateway 5.0 requires Gateway Hub1.6+ for centralised configuration. Lower Gateway Hub versions will be rejected.|
|AA-5447||Gateway||When a Gateway starts and requests the setup from Gateway Hub, but the named Gateway has not been added, then the Gateway adds a blank Gateway with the correct name to Gateway Hub and then starts.|
|AA-5448||Gateway||A new helper script is available in the Gateway package which enables you to upload Gateway binaries into Gateway Hub.|
|AA-5466||Gateway||The banner setting in
|AA-5472||Gateway||Gateway no longer publishes to the legacy
|AA-5499||Gateway||The start script
|COL-6729||Netprobe||Combo, Components Versions and Informix plug-ins are now deprecated.|
|COL-6829||Netprobe, File Agent||Added Netprobe and File Agent.Server 2019 support for|
|COL-6902||Netprobe||The Exegy adapter now uses XCAPI 4.1.12|
|COL-6917||Netprobe||The Hardware plug-in now calculates
|COL-7000||Netprobe||The Hardware plug-in now uses new method of obtaining
|COL-7221||Netprobe||The REST Extractor plug-in now supports
The Netprobe now supports the following database:
|COL-7742||Netprobe||File Keyword Monitor now supports configurable outbound streams for publishing data using the Publisher plug-in.|
|COL-7745||Netprobe||A new Publisher plug-in is now available on the Netprobe . The Publisher plug-in enables you to publish data from an FKM outbound stream to an index on the Elasticsearch host.|
|COL-7746||Netprobe||The Publisher plug-in supports basic authentication. You can specify a username and password when publishing messages to an Elasticsearch server that is protected by basic authentication.|
|COL-7828||Netprobe||The Publisher plug-in includes an Admin View where users can view metrics regarding the state of messages being read and sent to the Elasticsearch server. You can disable this view in the plug-in configuration.|
|COL-7873||Netprobe||Jackson libraries have been updated from version 2.9.8 to 2.9.10 to address security vulnerabilities.|
|UTL-1099||Gateway, Netprobe||The Gateway and Netprobe now use cURL 7.66.0.|
|UTL-1100||Active Console, GSE, Gateway, Netprobe, Web server, FIX Analyser 2, File Agent||Upgraded Snappy library to version 1.1.7. This is used in the communication protocol between Geneos components.|
|UTL-1104||Active Console, GSE, Gateway, Netprobe, Webslinger, Web server||The Xerces-C library is updated to 3.2.2 for
|UTL-1105||Active Console, GSE, Gateway, Netprobe, Web server, FIX Analyser 2||The OpenSSL library is updated to 1.0.2g-1ubuntu4.15.|
|UTL-1114||Gateway, Netprobe, FIX Analyser 2 Netprobe||The SQLAPI library used by Geneos components to access databases is now updated to version 184.108.40.206.|
|VI-7310||Active Console, GSE||OS specific file dialog are now used in File menu items Open and Save actions.|
|VI-7428||Gateway||Remove local help files from GSE package as we now use Web Help.|
|VI-8256||Active Console, GSE||You can now cancel long running save or validation operations that are waiting on responses from Gateway Hub.|
|VI-8296||Active Console, GSE||GSE improves SSO handling in conjunction with Centralised Configuration.|
|VI-8364||Active Console, GSE||Locks menus in the GSE are now consistent.|
|VI-8453||Active Console, GSE||Added visualisation of Gateway Hub generated validation messages in GSE.|
|VI-8464||Gateway||GSE improves the Centralised Configuration error messages.|
|VI-8472||Gateway||Icons are now removed from the Search Criteria's Search For drop-down items in the Tools > Reporting.|
|VI-8477||Active Console, GSE||Active Console and Web Dashboard now support the Postgresql database for History Charts.|
|VI-8478||Active Console, GSE||GSE removes metadata comments from the setup files sent to the Gateway Hub.|
|VI-8490||Active Console, GSE||
GSE updates the Error Dockable that allows you to filter errors by:
|VI-8607||Active Console, GSE||Check box icons are now updated with a light theme design.|
|VI-8635||Active Console, GSE||The new onboarding screen can be accessed any time from the Active Console Help menu.|
|VI-8666||Active Console, GSE||The Active Chart, Bar Chart, Active Gauge, and Pie Chart now have updated colour schemes.|
|VI-8674||Active Console, GSE||The onboarding screen now loads on the Active Console startup. To disable the onboarding screen, tick the Do not show at startup check box at the bottom of the screen.|
|VI-8675||Active Console, GSE||The Open and Save actions in the Active Console > File menu now use platform-default file choosers.|
|VI-8677||Active Console, GSE||The Dockable Manager dialog now uses the platform-default file chooser.|
|VI-8707||Active Console, GSE||File choosers for Time Definition > Import, Output > Save As, and Picture Widget > Add/Update now use platform defaults.|
|Active Console, GSE||
The options in each menu in the Active Console is now rearranged:
|VI-8739||Active Console, GSE||
The Active Console title is now consistently used within the workspace and to all other windows.
|VI-8740||Active Console, GSE||Gateway Setup Editor now uses the OS native file dialog.|
|VI-8741||Active Console, GSE||In Active Console and Gateway Setup Editor, the Gateway dockable no longer have the operating system indicator in the Gateway icons.|
|VI-8742||Active Console, GSE||Active Console and hub-sdk are now packaged with jackson 2.10.0 to address security vulnerabilities.|
|VI-8744||Active Console, GSE||Active Console now has a new default workspace.|
|VI-8745||Active Console, GSE||EventTickers dockable is now renamed to Event Tickers.|
|VI-8758||Active Console, GSE||Active Console now has new Active Chart types: Area Chart, Scatter Plot, and Step Graph.|
|VI-8759||Active Console, GSE||Tools in the Tool & Modifiers dialog now show the commonly used groups first and removes the tool groups that are not commonly used.|
These are the issues we have fixed in this release:
|Issue key||Component||Release description|
|AA-5300||Gateway||GSE no longer hides the Remove Comment menu item when using simplified comments.|
|AA-5334||Gateway||A warning is now shown, instead of an error, when the Gateway Hub location set in both the command line and the Gateway setup file.|
|AA-5426||Gateway||Gateway no longer warns about lack of database connection when no database configured, but timeseries are configured to be downloaded from Gateway Hub.|
|AA-5490||Gateway||Fixes a bug where the Gateway can become unresponsive while processing Self-announcing Netprobe connections, if multi-threaded rule evaluation is enabled.|
|VI-2460||Active Console, GSE, Web server||Web server no longer displays an error on startup saying the image resource
|VI-3094||Gateway||Fixes an error reported when the user tries to open GSE for a Gateway without a license.|
|VI-7923||Active Console,GSE||Active Console no longer freezes when the current workspace residing in a URL is unreachable.|
|VI-8202||Gateway||Fixes a bug where the GSE attempts to use a token but it did not have when editing Centralised Configuration Gateways without configuring an SSO server.|
|VI-8279||Web server||Run scripts now include the
|VI-8365||Active Console, GSE||Fixes a bug where the GSE throws an exception if a Centralise Gateway was opened in GSE without GSE acquiring an SSO token.|
|VI-8687||Active Console, GSE||The
|VI-8814||Gateway||The GSE re-enables the Save current document button if the saving process is cancelled.|
|VI-8815||Gateway||The Includes folder now unlocks when you unload it.|
|VI-8816||Gateway||The Includes folder now unlocks when the GSE unloads it due to a reload of either the main setup or the schema.|
These are the known issues affecting this release:
|Issue key||Known issue description|
SSO-enabled Web Dashboard and Webslinger do not currently work with SSO Agent in the Gateway Hub. It works when connecting to a standalone SSO Agent or when SSO is disabled.
This involves a fix for SSO Agent in the Gateway Hub.
Known issue since: Geneos 4.13.0
Fixed in Geneos 5.0 (December 2019)
Gateway may become unresponsive when processing Self-Announcing Netprobe connections if multi-threaded rule evaluation (operatingEnvironment > numRuleEvaluationThreads is more than 0) is enabled.
A temporary workaround is to turn off multi-threaded rule evaluation in the XML before starting the Gateway.
Known issue since: GA4.11.1
Fixed in Geneos 4.13.2 and Geneos 5.0 (December 2019)
E4JMS — Non-durables plug-in is not displaying data starting Tibco EMS version 8.0 and newer.
Known issue since: Tibco EMS version 8.0 +
Planned fix version: Geneos 5.2 (Q2 2020)
Web Dashboard is not compatible with SSO Agent in the Gateway Hub. Please use the standalone SSO Agent available to download from the ITRS Downloads website.
Planned fix version: Geneos 5.1 (Q1 2020)
|Geneos 5.x Release Notes||
Released: 12 December, 2019
|Geneos 4.x Release Notes||
Released: 20 February, 2017
Last updated: 12 December, 2019
|Geneos 3.x Release Notes||
Released: 31 March, 2015
Last updated: 3 October, 2016
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