Released: 31 July, 2018
Last updated: 12 October, 2018
ITRS is pleased to announce the release of Geneos GA 4.8.x.
Geneos GA4.8 continues from our previous production release GA4.7. Geneos release notes contain the list of enhancement of features, and set of issues fixed in the current release.
Note: We discovered an issue in GA4.8.0 release of Gateway 2 when primary and secondary Gateways are started with Gateway publishing enabled, an error is encountered. This issue is fixed and an updated Gateway 2 version GA4.8.1 is available to download. If you have downloaded GA4.8.0 version of Gateway 2, we recommend you upgrade to GA4.8.1.
Geneos Web Dashboard version GA4.8.2 is now available which resolves security vulnerability in spring framework. The following CVEs are addressed:
To view the highlights in the Geneos release, see What's New.
Commands, Actions and Effects
GA4.7 release introduced changes to the way arguments are parsed to Commands, Actions and Effects.
These changes were required to provide consistent behaviour and understanding across both Netprobe and Gateway to simplify user experience.
We strongly recommend you check the configuration and behaviour of any Commands, Actions and Effects before deploying to production.
For more information, see Commands, Actions and Effects.
These are the issues fixed, such as bug and story, in the release:
|Issue type||Issue key||Release component||Release description|
|Bug||VI-7291||Active Console 2||Subscribes sync level of a list view item to full if added, and remove the subscription if removed.|
|Bug||VI-1375||Active Console 2||Fixes issue where report files are not created when AC2 workspace is reloaded.|
|Bug||VI-7191||Active Console 2||dataitem -> Open command now opens the dataview of the selected cell in the current metrics dockable.|
|Bug||VI-7433||Active Console 2||Extra modifiers are added to a custom tool (created from ITRS Dark Theme Shapes) and other shapes with modifiers applied will not be removed when dragged to and from the Active Dashboard Palette.|
|Bug||COL-550||FTM Plug-in||FTM Plugin now works when combining date generation keyword like <yesterday><today>.|
When either the /SNOOZE:unsnoozeAbsentItems or the /USERASSIGNMENT:unassignAbsentItems command is used, Gateway will now log and publish unsnooze or unassign events for the items which are unsnoozed or unassigned, as long as database logging or gateway publishing is enabled.
Note that the target object of the messages published for these events will not include the filter sub-object: this is because the information required to populate this is not available for items which are no longer present.
|Bug||AA-4592||Gateway 2||Standardised formats now correctly apply to samplers in sampler groups.|
|Bug||AA-4530||Gateway 2||Gateway now correctly respects the '-resources-dir' command line option when reading data from resources/standardisedformats/formats.json|
|Bug||AA-4435||Gateway 2||When data items are removed due to configuration changes, publishing now sends severity delete messages for cells with defined severity.|
|Bug||AA-4425||Gateway 2||Messages written to the metadata.snooze publishing topic now use the current time as the timestamp. (Previously the original snooze time was used.)|
|Bug||AA-4321||Gateway 2, Netprobe||
Updates the log archive script logging in the Gateway. Only one of the following INFO messages is now logged on Gateway startup or after a setup change based on the following conditions:
A message is always logged on startup.
A message is logged after a setup change only if the value of the log archive script has changed.
Adds the log archive script logging in the Netprobe. Only one of the following messages is logged once on Netprobe startup:
A message is always logged on startup.
|Bug||COL-6217||MDM Plug-in||Optimises Lua memory usage of MDM plug-in.|
|Bug||COL-811||Netprobe||Auto-detected disk partitions with comma in their names are handled properly.|
|Bug||COL-821||Processes Plug-in||Fixes issue where the summary row of processes do not reflect the total for residentSetSize, precentMemory, and virtualMemory.|
|Bug||COL-1201||Unix Users Plug-in||Prevents Unix-Users plugin to spill the row data to the next row when current running terminal command is too long.|
|Story||VI-7540||Active Console 2||In the Source dropdown of the Import Events modal, items are now appended with either (Database) or (Gateway Hub) depending on what type of source is configured.|
|Story||VI-7424||Active Console 2||Removes mscrt.windows_64.tar.gz from AC2 package.|
|Story||VI-7322||Active Console 2||Users can now select between database and Gateway Hub as data sources for historical charts.|
|Story||VI-7497||Active Console 2||Functionality to import event log data using Gateway Hub.|
|Story||COL-4047||FTM Plug-in||Support for offsets in
|Story||COL-3563||FTM Plug-in||Support for offsets in
|Story||COL-6262||FTM Plug-in||Support for today date tag in which an offset can be defined e.g. <today+X...>, where X will be the days to be added on top of the current date is added.|
|Story||COL-6287||FTM Plug-in||Support offset in <previous_monitored_day> and <next_monitored_day> is added.|
|Story||AA-4436||Gateway Hub 2||
Detects Kafka queue is full and throttle sending of messages.
When it is detected that the kafka publishing queue is full. Sending will be throttled. On resuming publishing the number of discarded messages will be reported.
The following attributes are now available in metadata.severity messages:
The Kafka adapter used by the Gateway now reads from all partitions of the "requests" topic. Previously it would assume that the topic would be created with only one partition and only read from partition 0.
If the script supplied with the Gateway (resources/kafka/make-topics.sh) is used to create the Kafka topics used for Gateway Publishing, the topic from which it reads snapshot and similar requests will be created with only one partition. However, if the topics are created dynamically, the number of partitions will depend the configuration of the Kafka broker cluster.
|Story||AA-4295||Gateway 2||The option to right-click on the busiestView cell in Gateway-ProbeData dataview go to the source dataview is added.|
|Story||AA-4361||Gateway 2||The Debug options for Publishing and Gateway Hub Publishing to GSE operationg environment setup is added.|
|Story||AA-4487||Gateway 2||GSE now provides a context menu item on a Sampler which allows schema information, generated by the use of the new ProposeSchema command, to be pasted into the definition of the sampler.|
Propose schema for sampler and its dataviews.
Command : /GATEWAYHUB:ProposeSchema
Label: Propose schema
Description: Generate XML to paste into dataview schema definition
For each dataview in the given sampler, generates XML schema definition for headlines and columns not already described in an associated schema. Two column tables will be pivoted with a comment explaining that this is suggested way to do this.
The command will attempt to deduce the types of columns and headlines from the contained in the dataview. Units of measure will have to be supplied by the user post generation
Gateway Publishing supports the snapshot requests for snooze, user assignment and severity data, using a similar syntax to the existing metrics snapshot request. As with metrics snapshots, a snapshot request specifies a number of dataviews for which current data will be published. Data is also be published for the parent items (samplers, managed entities, probes and gateway) of the specified dataviews.
Note: This comment applies to the parent epic. This story allows Gateway to accept the requests, but does not implement the responses.
|Story||AA-4318||Gateway 2||The Gateway Includes Data plug-in has additional columns (where the data is available) for the last user to edit the setup, which Gateway they were on and from which workstation.|
|Story||AA-4422||Gateway 2||The Gateway REST API supports an endpoint that retrieves the gateway time and timezone.|
|Story||AA-4287||Gateway 2||Adds the ability to specify an optional timezone region when entering the time for the /SNOOZE:until (DateTime option) and the /SNOOZE:untilDateTime commands (e.g. 18:00 Europe/London). if no timezone region is provided, the Gateway's timezone is used.|
|Story||AA-4291||Gateway 2||Adds the optional netprobeTime field for enriched dataviews. This will be the sample time at Netprobe, whereas the timestamp will reflect the time of enrichment.|
New columns for Gateway-ManagedEntityData:
New Command "/GATEWAY:MANAGEDENTITYDATA:VIEWBUSIEST" on dataviewCount cell to list dataviews from busiest to least busy.
|Story||AA-4370||Gateway 2||Publishes Probe Up/Down events to IAF.|
|Story||AA-4315||Gateway Setup Editor||The Gateway user is now used as the author of the main setup file when Gateway authentication is enabled.|
|Story||COL-6304||Integration Template||Adds publishing schema to integration templates.|
|Story||COL-4811||MDM Plug-in||Updates QuantFeed library api to version 188.8.131.52|
|Story||COL-5740||MDM Plug-in||RFA v8 upgrade for Windows x64, Linux x64 and Solaris x86_64|
|Story||VI-7446||Web Dashboard||Adds the implementation for asterisk (*) when setting an authorised user groups.|
Adds a new MBean — DashboardMonitor.
This MBean has these attributes:
|Story||VI-7499||Web Dashboard||Dashboard count statistics are available.|
Shows some Gateway attributes as part of MBeans:
|Story||VI-7364||Webslinger||Adds ability to have spaces in SSO_KEYFILE and GROUPS settings in the webslinger configuration file.|
|Story||AA-4542||Gateway 2||Adds validation of Gateway Hub Rest endpoints to the GSE.|
|Bug||AA-4546||Gateway 2||Removes erroneous error messages issued by the EnvironmentProcessor module regarding duplicate macro entries.|
|Bug||AA-4503||Gateway 2||View variables command shows macros if no variables are found.|
|Bug||AA-4721||Gateway 2||Removes unneeded columns from NET-PING sampler schema.|
|Bug||AA-4718||Gateway 2||Secondary Gateway connects to kafka request topic when inactive.|
|Bug||VI-7418||Webslinger||Explicitly sets the path of the session cookie such that only a single cookie with a given session key exists at any time.|
|Bug||VI-7517||Active Console 2||Fixes an issue where SSO Login does not work when a user has a lot of AD user groups.|
Spring-framework upgraded from 4.3.10 to 4.3.19, spring-security from 4.2.3 to 4.2.8.
The following CVEs are addressed: CVE-2018-1270, CVE-2018-1275, CVE-2018-1199, CVE-2018-1271, CVE-2018-1272.
|Bug||VI-7823||Webslinger||Addresses the Cross Site scripting vulnerability.|
These are the known issues affecting this release:
|Affected component||Known issue description|
The use of a wildcard ("*") in a filename in FKM running on a Windows Netprobe overrides other text. For example,
Know issue since: GA4.3.0
The 64-bit Windows Netprobe will not correctly install and run on Windows Server 2008 (Build 6001).Â You will see a _K32GetModuleFileNameExA_ error. Investigations continue. The only workaround for this OS version is to continue using the 32-bit Netprobe build.
Known issue since: GA4.0.0 (first 64-bit Windows build)
|Mibmon Plug-in||Known issue since: GA4.0.0 (initial release of 64-bit Windows Netprobe)|
The new file matching code introduced to FKM in GA4.3.0 will return a permission error on Windows platforms ("NOT_FOUND") if an intermediate directory does not have appropriately open permissions.
This is because the
Known issue since: GA4.3.0
MIB-MON will not work in the same Netprobe instance as Trapmon. When Trapmon is configured, it sets a flag toÂ the _netsnmp_ library that is not compatible with MIB-MONs usage of the same libraries.
Known Issue Since: GA4.1.0
|Gateway 2||When a Command is given the same Label as a containing Command Group then gateway may (very likely) crash on saving the configuration.|
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|Geneos Release Notes GA4.13||
Release date: 8 October, 2019
|Geneos Release Notes GA4.12||
Release date: 31 July, 2019
Last updated: 29 August, 2019
|Geneos Release Notes GA4.11||
Release date: 2 May, 2019
Last updated: 13 June, 2019
|Geneos Release Notes GA4.10||
Release date: 31 January, 2019
Last updated: 28 March, 2019
|Geneos Release Notes GA4.9||
Release date: 31 October, 2018
Last updated: 14 January, 2019
|Geneos Release Notes GA4.8||
Release date: 31 July, 2018
Last updated: 12 October, 2018
|Geneos Release Notes GA4.7||
Release date: 31 May, 2018
Last updated: 7 June, 2018
|Geneos Release Notes GA4.6||
Release date: 3 April, 2018
Last updated: 4 May, 2018
|Geneos Release Notes GA4.5||
Release date: 31 January, 2018
Last updated: 9 February, 2018
|Geneos Release Notes GA4.4||
Release date: 1 December, 2017
Last updated: 14 June, 2018
|Geneos Release Notes GA4.3||
Release date: 2 October, 2017
Last updated: 8 November, 2017
|Geneos Release Notes GA4.2||
Release date: 1 August, 2017
Last updated: 9 February, 2018
|Geneos Release Notes GA4.1||
Release date: 31 May, 2017
Last updated: 16 June, 2017
|Geneos Release Notes GA4.0||
Release date: 20 February, 2017
Last updated: 24 March, 2017
|Geneos Release Notes GA3.8||
Release date: 3 October, 2016
Last updated: 15 December, 2016
|Geneos Release Notes GA3.7||
Release date: 1 August, 2016
Last updated: 25 August, 2016
|Geneos Release Notes GA3.6||
Release date: 31 May, 2016
Last updated: 11 August, 2016
|Geneos Release Notes GA3.5||
Release date: 31 March, 2016
Last updated: 25 April, 2016
|Geneos Release Notes GA3.4||
Release date: 28 January, 2016
Last updated: 7 March, 2016
|Geneos Release Notes GA3.3||
Release date: 26 November, 2015
Last updated: 16 December, 2015
|Geneos Release Notes GA3.2||
Release date: 1 October, 2015
Last updated: 22 October, 2015
|Geneos Release Notes GA3.1||
Release date: 31 March, 2015