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Geneos Release Notes GA3.5

ITRS is pleased to announce the release of Geneos GA3.5.x.

Geneos GA3.5 continues from our previous production release GA3.4. This release contains the bugs fixes and enhancements.

Released: 31 March 2016

Updated: 25 April 2016

Updates Netprobe (version GA3.5.1) to include fixes to FTM and SNMP Mibmon plug-ins. For more information, refer to PLI-2224 and PLI-2233.

Highlights

The highlights include the following:

  • Delay rules at Gateway start-up:
    • In a large Gateway setup, the overall time taken for the Gateway to start up can sometimes be reduced by delaying the application of rules.
    • A new rule configuration setting, Rules >startupDelay > interval, has been added, allowing Geneos administrators to specify an interval in seconds between the Gateway becoming active and the rules being applied.
  • Manual Gateway hot-standby failback:
    • In a host-standby Gateway configuration, the default behaviour is for an active secondary Gateway to relinquish control back to primary Gateway as soon as the primary Gateway is up and running. This behaviour can cause disruption if this happens during normal business hours.
    • It is now possible to run Gateways in manual failback mode so that a secondary Gateway does not relinquish control until the "manual failback" command is issued. This allows you to restart your Gateway and transfer control at a convenient time.
  • Path editor to handle complex paths:
    • The Path Editor used by Active Console 2 and Gateway Setup Editor to edit XPaths now supports an 'Expert mode' in which a simple text box replaces the drag-and-drop GUI. This mode is automatically invoked to edit any path which uses syntax that cannot be correctly translated to and from the simplified user readable form used by the drag-and-drop GUI.
    • Evaluation of XPaths is supported in both basic mode and expert mode to help build valid XPaths.

Notice of changes

GA3.5 introduces the following compatibility changes:

Release notice Affected component
GA3.5 version is continuation of the previous production release GA3.4, with number of fixes as listed at the bottom of this page. Netprobe
GA3.5 version is continuation of the previous production release GA3.4, with number of fixes as listed at the bottom of this page. EUEM Netprobe
GA3.5 version is continuation of the previous production release GA3.4, with number of fixes as listed at the bottom of this page. Fix Analyser 2
GA3.5 version is continuation of the previous production release GA3.4, with number of fixes as listed at the bottom of this page. File Agent

GA3.5 version is continuation of the previous production release GA3.4, with number of fixes as listed at the bottom of this page.

Gateway 2

GA3.5 version is continuation of the previous production release GA3.3, with number of fixes as listed at the bottom of this page.

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

Licence Daemon
GA3.5 version is continuation of the previous production release GA3.4, with number of fixes as listed at the bottom of this page. Active Console 2

GA3.5 version is continuation of the previous production release GA3.4, 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 GA3.5 will not be available for general release.

Web services (Web montage)

No changes since the last production release GA3.3.

Note: Webslinger version GA3.5 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
Enhancement ACX-2934 Active Console 2, Gateway Setup Editor Removes the ability to import Active Console workspace files.
Enhancement ACX-4016 Active Console 2, Gateway Setup Editor Indicator tools from UserResources\DashboardModifiers folder have been removed.
Enhancement ACX-4097 Active Console 2, Gateway Setup Editor Updates thelogo of splash screens, removed Geneos Issue Tracking System link in About dialog box.
Bug ACX-4150 Active Console 2, Gateway Setup Editor Metrics View dockable now switches to selected item in List View.
Bug ACX-4215 Active Console 2, Gateway Setup Editor The changes that were made in DesktopUtil.java was to directly convert the URL to URI. If the URL doesn't comply to RFC 2396, then the URI will be built per URL portion(protocol, userInfo, host, port, path, query, ref). In RFC 2396, "#" character is excluded because it is used to delimit a URI from a fragment identifier in URI references. Although it will still be recognised if it is decoded as "%23".
Enhancement ACX-4216 Active Console 2, Gateway Setup Editor Manual failback mode now working for AC.
Bug ACX-4222 Active Console 2, Gateway Setup Editor In thumbnails and icons view of the gateways dockable, a transparent with yield sign is still seen on the primary gateway icon.
Enhancement ACX-4239 Active Console 2, Gateway Setup Editor Removes the utils folder containing bat files.
Bug ACX-4243 Active Console 2, Gateway Setup Editor Entities dockable with single result now jumps to the target.
Enhancement ACX-4247 Active Console 2, Gateway Setup Editor The AC2 online documentation link is now pointing to the https://resources.itrsgroup.com/ site instead of the old ICE page.
Enhancement ACX-4257 Active Console 2, Gateway Setup Editor Active Console auto-accept license flag is now set by default in Active Console .gci file.
Bug DBM-22 Gateway Gateway schema for MYSQL has been amended so that all the text columns have the same collation type.
Enhancement DBM-23 Gateway The assign and unassigning users are logged to the database in the user_assignment_table and logged in new columns.
Enhancement DBM-24 Gateway The user who unsnoozed an event is logged or recorded as automatic where the system automatically unsnoozed.
Bug GSE-1101 Active Console 2, Gateway Setup Editor If the text value of a named attribute on a Managed Entity was unique to that entity, changing that value could cause a Java IllegalStateException and GSE would then be in a state where further changes could provoke more serious errors. This issue has been fixed.
Bug GSE-1242 Active Console 2, Gateway Setup Editor The Path Editor used by Active Console 2 and Gateway Setup Editor to edit XPath now supports an 'Expert mode' in which a simple text box replaces the drag-and-drop GUI. This mode is automatically invoked to edit any path which uses syntax that cannot be correctly translated to and from the simplified user readable form used by the drag-and-drop GUI.
Enhancement GSE-1284 Active Console 2, Gateway Setup Editor The "Saving" dialog shown by the Gateway Setup Editor when setup is saved now shows a progress bar which is updated as Gateway completes various stages in validating and applying setup. It also shows a brief description of the current stage.
Enhancement GSE-1298 Active Console 2, Gateway Setup Editor The Path Editor used by Active Console 2 and Gateway Setup Editor to edit XPaths now supports an 'Expert mode' in which a simple text box replaces the drag-and-drop GUI. This mode is automatically invoked to edit any path which uses syntax that cannot be correctly translated to and from the simplified user readable form used by the drag-and-drop GUI. Xpath evaluation will work in both basic mode and expert mode.
Enhancement GSE-1304 Active Console 2, Gateway Setup Editor The Path Editor used by Active Console 2 and Gateway Setup Editor to edit XPaths now supports an 'Expert mode' in which a simple text box replaces the drag-and-drop GUI. This mode is automatically invoked to edit any path which uses syntax that cannot be correctly translated to and from the simplified user readable form used by the drag-and-drop GUI.
Bug GSE-1343 Active Console 2, Gateway Setup Editor, Gateway GSE no longer shows "None" option for start time of scheduled commands.
Documentation GWX-661 Gateway The Gateway2 reference guide for rules has been enhanced with a better explanation of rule group defaults and rule group. This includes details on contexts both in rules and rule groups.
Documentation GWX-894 Gateway The Gateway2 reference guide for rules has been enhanced with a better explanation of rule group defaults and rule group.
Enhancement GWX-1625 Gateway Adds the Hotstandby Manual Failback that allows you to restart your Gateway and transfer control at a convenient time.
Documentation GWX-1888 Gateway The Gateway 2 reference guide for rules has been enhanced with a better explanation of rule group defaults and rule group merging.
Enhancement GWX-2638 Gateway In a large Gateway setup, the overall time taken for the Gateway to start up can sometimes be reduced by delaying the application of rules. A new configuration setting, rules > startupDelay > interval, has been added, allowing Geneos administrators to specify an interval in seconds between the Gateway becoming active and the rules being applied.
Enhancement GWX-2654 Gateway Users can now synchronise disabled include files as well as active include files between primary and secondary gateways. These will be synchronised on gateway startup and setup change.
Bug GWX-2661 Gateway Fixes an issue where Scheduled Commands were ignoring the Timezone that was set.
Bug GWX-2666 Gateway, Netprobe, Fix Analyser 2 Stops shipping duplicate copies of libcrypto with certain Geneos components.
Enhancement GWX-2669 Gateway, Schema A new Gateway plug-in introduced to display Valo streaming data.
Bug GWX-2678 Gateway Fixes scheduled commands so that when days are selected they are tested against the timezone of the scheduled command and not the timezone of the gateway.
Bug GWX-2684 Licence Daemon Licd now correctly reads the hostid of the machine on which it runs.
Bug PLD-194 Netprobe Fixes incorrect totalMB/usedMB values in SEGMENTS view for the Sybase plugin.
Bug PLI-2184 Schema Schema for extractor plug-in was fixed such that only one source can be specified. No change in code, as code only supports one source from the start.
Bug PLI-2189 Netprobe Extractor Plugin can now resolve non-breaking space characters and other HTML codes that are representable in the ISO-8859-1 character encoding.
Bug PLI-2190 Netprobe Calls to df are now removed. Instead, netprobe perform data gathering in a separate thread, for each nfs partition. This has to be done in a separate thread because the statfs API that collects data hangs when the partition being monitored is not connected. NFS partitions that are detected as blocked will appear in the dataview with status set to "FAIL - partition blocked".
Bug PLI-2214 Netprobe Fixes incorrect increasing turnaround time of X-Ping in Windows.
Bug PLI-2219 Netprobe Fixes adjustment of percentCPU according to number of logical CPUs in Solaris platforms.
Bug PLI-2224 Netprobe Address issue wherein the netprobe becomes unresponsive when trying to check if a specific day is monitored or not.
Bug PLI-2233 Netprobe Adds freeing of the memory allocated for SNMPV3 users.
Bug PLM-283 Netprobe Updates documentation to include sections on disabling sorting and remark customization.
Enhancement PLM-287 Netprobe Updates theversion of Exegy Client API for Exegy Market Data Monitor (MDM) feed adapter.
Bug PLT-608 Netprobe Message Tracker can monitor all messages from a rolling log file. During log file roll over, there should be no message loss.
Enhancement PLW-674 Netprobe Display Over-all Status of Main MQChannel Row
Bug WEB-409 Active Console 2, Gateway Setup Editor, Web server Links now appearing for 3D shapes when the 3D shape for data items is grouped.
       

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