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Geneos Release Notes GA3.4

Overview

Released: 28 January, 2016

Last updated: 7 March, 2016

ITRS is pleased to announce the release of Geneos GA3.4.x.

Geneos GA3.4 continues from our previous production release GA3.3. Geneos release notes contain the list of enhancement of features, and set of issues fixed in the current release.

Gateway 2 version GA3.4.1 is updated to fix memory leak issue with misconfigured secure connections.

Last updated: 24 February, 2016

Web Dashboard has been updated (version GA3.4.1) so that changes to URL format introduced in GA3.4 do not require users to update their URL links. Old URL links from version GA3.3 or older will now redirect to the new format. Please Note, this redirect is not supported on IE 8 and 9

Last updated: 3 February, 2016

Licence Daemon version GA3.4 is no longer available to download from our website, pending some important fixes. If you are upgrading your Licence Daemon, we recommend you download GA3.3 version.

Highlights

The highlights include the following:

  • Geneos integration with ITRS Insights:
    • ITRS Insights is a real-time big data analytics tool built on top of a technology platform called Valo.
    • Integration with Geneos allows users to stream their valuable Geneos data into ITRS Insights for powerful historical and real-time analytics.
    • Integration also allows Gateways to run powerful queries on ITRS Insights, bringing the results back into Geneos for monitoring and alerting. This feature is currently in pilot, aiming to be production ready next release. Enable “Show Pilot Features” in GSE to configure the “Gateway-valoStreamData” plug-in.
  • Gateway 2 enhancements:
    • Enhanced Gateway-SQL plugin that can dynamically allow multiple dataviews to populate a single table. This makes it possible for new dataviews added to a Gateway to be queried by Gateway-SQL plugin without having to change its configuration.
    • New “Show Rule Contention” command that shows where multiple rules are defined against a data item to help debug rule contention. This command will examine all data items below the command target, so this could be done at Gateway level or at a particular dataview level.
    • New “Secure Environment Variables” setting for Gateway commands and Toolkit plugins, allowing users to send encoded secure passwords to Gateway commands and Toolkit scripts.

  • Netprobe enhancements:
    • FKM plugin can now be configured to monitor custom windows event logs, in addition to Application, Security and System event logs already available.
    • SQL-Toolkit plug-in now supports PL/SQL and Transact-SQL statements.
    • SQL-Toolkit plug-in now supports windows authentication for MSSQL Server database.

Notice of changes

GA3.4 introduces the following compatibility changes:

Release notice Affected component
GA3.4 version is continuation of the previous production release GA3.3, with number of fixes as listed at the bottom of this page. Netprobe
GA3.4 version is continuation of the previous production release GA3.3, with number of fixes as listed at the bottom of this page. EUEM Netprobe
GA3.4 version is continuation of the previous production release GA3.3, with number of fixes as listed at the bottom of this page. Fix Analyser 2
GA3.4 version is continuation of the previous production release GA3.3, with number of fixes as listed at the bottom of this page. File Agent

GA3.4 version is continuation of the previous production release GA3.3, with number of fixes as listed at the bottom of this page.

Note: Updated 7th Mar 2016: Gateway 2 has been updated (version GA3.4.1) to fix memory leak issue with misconfigured secure connections. This issue affects Gateway 2 versions GA3.3.0 and GA3.4.0. We recommend you upgrade to Gateway 2 version GA3.4.1 or newer.

Gateway 2

No changes since the last production release GA3.3.0.

Note: Version GA3.4 is not available for general release.

Licence Daemon
GA3.4 version is continuation of the previous production release GA3.3, with number of fixes as listed at the bottom of this page. Active Console 2

GA3.4 version is continuation of the previous production release GA3.3, with number of fixes as listed at the bottom of this page.

Starting from version GA3.2.x, Web Server now includes basic authentication capability. As a result, Web Server ships with two additional configuration files found under <install_dir>/config. If you use custom deployment or upgrade scripts, please ensure the configuration directory includes the new “security.xml” and “users.properties” files.

Web server (Web dashboard)

No changes since the last production release GA3.2.0.

Note: Web Services version GA3.4 will not be available for general release.

Web services (Web montage)

No changes since the last production release GA3.3.

Note: Webslinger version GA3.4 will not be available for general release.

Web slinger
   

Issues fixed

These are the issues fixed, such as bug and story, in the release:

Issue type Issue key Component Release description
Bug GWX-2649 Gateway, Schema Action Escalations can now be suppressed when parent Action is suppressed.
Bug GWX-2496 Schema Missing options added to InternalGroup in GSE drop-down.
Bug GWX-2495 Schema /ALERT option added to InternalGroup in GSE dropdown.
Enhancement GWX-1576 Gateway, Netprobe Secure environment variable mechanism for scripts and commands.
Bug GWX-2672 Schema Corrected schema for Oracle SQL schema 1.6.
Bug GWX-2653 Gateway Fixed bug where Gateway was unable to download large uncompressed setup to Netprobe reporting error "Connection buffer size limit exceeded".
Documentation GWX-2648 Gateway Corrected references to the command line options for generating gateway passwords.
Bug GWX-2619 Gateway An action firing when the target was snoozed cause the scheduled event tobe removed with the repeat event being scheduled. This caused a crash when applying a new interval, as the previous event could not be found.
Enhancement GWX-2363 Gateway A new command has been created that shows where multiple rules are defined against a data item to help debug rule contention. There's a strict flag to only show rules that are definitely in contention due to priority. All data items below the rule target are examined for the command output.
Bug GWX-2477 Gateway Changing setup when TZ enviroment set no longer sets incorrect time.
Bug GWX-2562 Gateway Corrects error where escalating action reports cancelling error.
Bug GWX-2598 Gateway This corrects an issue were variables defined in the operating environment were not available directly on the Gateway and so would not show if "Show Variables" were enabled.
Bug GWX-2690 Gateway Gateway no longer leaks when SSL connection is misconfigured.
Bug GWX-2695 Gateway A memory leak was detected in the new xpath table selector in Gateway-sql. This has been fixed.
Enhancement GWX-2651 Gateway, Schema Gateway-severityCount plugin can now display severity per managedEntity.
Enhancement GWX-2552 Gateway It is now possible to use multiple datavies to populate a Gateway SQL sampler's table.
Bug ACX-4148 Active Console 2, Gateway Setup Editor Active Console does not crash in debug mode when it runs out of java heap space.
Bug ACX-4244 Active Console 2, Gateway Setup Editor Upgraded commons-collections jar file to version 3.2.2.
Bug PLI-2183 Netprobe CPU plugin can now sample correctly on Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit server It is now unaffected by the updates in the performance counter ID's of different windows versions.
Bug PLI-1612 Netprobe This modification corrects the handling of the disk status of excluded partitions. Disk status will only be checked for non-excluded partitions, instead of checking for all partitions (including the excluded ones).
Enhancement PLI-1576 Netprobe Previously, system event logs like Microsoft-WindowsTaskScheduler/Operational could not be processed by FKM. It is now possible to configure FKM to monitor all windows event logs.
Bug PLI-2198 Netprobe Implemented new Event Log APIs for Application, Security, and System Event Logs.
Bug PLI-2180 Netprobe Hardware plug-in can now sample correctly in any locale. No more permission errors encountered when running under an "unsupported" locale.
Documentation PLI-2080 Netprobe Updated Hardware Plug-in Reference Guide.
Bug PLI-2181 Netprobe This change fixes an issue with IBMi-System plugin not being able to recover from an 'MCH2804 unmonitored by QYASPOL' error. Previously, this error affected sampling for IBMi-Job and IBMi-Message. Recovery from this error is now possible for IBMi-System, IBMi-Job, IBMi-Message.
Bug PLI-1945 Netprobe Removed conversion to ASCII values when displaying HEX-String data in MIBMON plugin. Hex-String data should be displayed as is. Also, updated MIBMON document to include the prerequisite that the environment variable MIBDIRS should be set to the location of the MIB files.
Enhancement PLI-1909 Netprobe Updated MIBMON and TRAPMON documentation to indicate that setting of MIBDIRS environment variable will ensure that OID variables are translated to its textual form.
Bug PLI-2074 Netprobe For SNMPv1, the oid column shows the Enterpise OID. For SNMPv2, the oid column shows the Trap OID. Also, the additional columns can also be used as Column Names for Matchers in custom views.
Bug PLI-2188 Netprobe For SNMPv2, the specificType and genericType are correctly detrmined from the Trap OID. If the specificType cannot be determined (e.g. generic traps), it is set to "N/A" instead.
Documentation EXR-247 Gateway Updated Express Reports Server Reference Guide
Documentation WEB-350 Web server Updated document to include switching to full screen mode using url.
Enhancement WEB-429 Web server Web Dashboard can now be accessed via https. See web dashboard documentation for more information. Existing functionality should still work as expected.
Bug WEB-425 Web server Web Dashboard no longer authenticates when authentication is disabled.
Bug WEB-430 Web server Old dashboards link with the prefix '/geneos-web-dashboard/' now redirect to the new format; Redirect functionality does not work in IE8 and IE9.
Documentation GSE-1252 Gateway An example of the use of nested IF's has been added to the Gateway2 reference guide.
Enhancement PLD-88 Netprobe Support windows authentication for SQL-Server DB in SQLToolkit plug-in.
Enhancement PLD-151 Netprobe Added support for PL/SQL & Transact-SQL stored procedures/Functions in SQL-Toolkit plug-in.
Documentation PLD-161 Netprobe Sybase, and Sybase Server Plugin Reference Guides Update
Bug NPX-839 Netprobe Network Plug-in to use kstat_* APIs instead of kstat system call.
Documentation NPX-853 Netprobe Toolkit plugin documentation updated to include usage of relative file path.
Bug NPX-869 Netprobe Fix netprobe crash in CentOS 7 due to incorrect password/salt used in encrpytion.
Documentation PLM-279 Netprobe Removed deprecated section in RMC Plug-in Reference Guide.
Bug PLT-606 File Agent Include msvcr100.dll and msvcp100.dll in File-Agent Package.
Bug DBM-25 Gateway There was an error in the update script supplied with GA3.3.0 that upgrades a geneos database from 1.5 to 1.6 (for SLQ Server only) This has been fixed. A patch script is available from support of anyone who has applied the broken upgrade script to their 1.5 database.
       

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