ITRS OP5 Monitor 7.x Release Notes

Overview

ITRS OP5 Monitor release notes contain the list of issues fixed in the 7.x.x release version of OP5 Monitor.

Only the latest major version, OP5 Monitor 8.x.x, receives regular enhancements and fixes. In exceptional circumstances, critical fixes may be backported to previous major or minor versions, such as OP5 Monitor 7.x.x.

To view the current release notes, see ITRS OP5 Monitor 8.x Release Notes.

Compatibility and lifecycle

ITRS supports the last two minor versions of OP5 Monitor.

Version End of support date
7.5.x

End of availability on 13 April 2021.

End of support on 13 October 2021.

8.1.x To be announced
8.2.x To be announced

End of availability

The end of availability means that the affected components will no longer be available for download. This ends the releasing of binaries, but the support continues:

Notice of change Effective date
End of availability for ITRS OP5 Monitor 7.5.x. 13 April 2021

End of support

The end of support means that the affected components are no longer supported:

Notice of change Effective date
End of support for the iOS and Android applications of the ITRS OP5 Monitor. These applications are no longer available for download. 28 April 2020
End of support for the DokuWiki module for all versions of ITRS OP5 Monitor. 10 November 2020
End of support for all versions of ITRS OP5 Monitor running on RHEL 6 or CentOS 6 30 November 2020
End of support for ITRS OP5 Monitor 7.5.x. 13 October 2021
   

OP5 Monitor 7.5.13

Released: 13 October 2020

Issues fixed

These are the issues we have fixed in this release:

  • You can now schedule reports to run on the first day of the month.
  • The mon sysconf check license command has been fixed and now uses the check_op5_license plugin.
  • There are no longer any reserved words to be considered for host group names in relation to recurring downtime.

OP5 Monitor 7.5.12

Released: 15 September 2020

Issues fixed

These are the issues we have fixed in this release:

  • Fixed an issue where you could not configure a host whose host_name only contained numbers, when clicking Configure this host settings from the host /extinfo page.
  • Host templates are now respected when you create new hosts and apply a template.
  • Fixed a permission error for Test-Drive.lua during object configuration syncs between peers.
  • Fixed an issue where users with limited permissions encountered errors when attempting to view business service value objects, such as Constant (OK).
  • Fixed an issue that caused the syslog to fill with Use of uninitialized value... messages.
  • Resolved a possible cross-site scripting vulnerability with the HTTP API error message.

OP5 Monitor 7.5.11

Released: 23 June 2020

Issues fixed

These are the issues we have fixed in this release:

  • As there is no longer a free licence available for ITRS OP5 Monitor, the licence expiry notice has been updated to reflect this.
  • A horizontal scroll bar has been added to the list view.
  • The check_snmpif plugin no longer returns segmentation faults when you use the -D option.
  • You can once more add a host as parent in a template without breaking the configuration.

OP5 Monitor 7.5.10

Released: 26 May 2020

Issues fixed

These are the issues we have fixed in this release:

  • The open-vm-tools package is now included in the ISO. This improves offline installs for OP5 Monitor customers that use VMware products.
  • Reserved characters for the Test this check function are no longer filtered by default. Instead, you can now enable the filtering as needed.

OP5 Monitor 7.5.9

Released: 28 April 2020

Issues fixed

These are the issues we have fixed in this release:

  • The correct OP5 Monitor version is now shown in the portal.
  • Removed the unintended feature Delete downtime by hostname, which did not work properly.
  • The check_by_snmp_disk_io plugin no longer causes segfaults when polling a device with a large number of disks.

OP5 Monitor 7.5.8

Released: 3 March 2020

Issues fixed

These are the issues we have fixed in this release:

  • Naemon and Livestatus have been updated to version 1.2.0 to stay in sync with upstream.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Naemon during configuration save to revert a disabled flapping detection for a host that has been disabled in the extinfo page.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Naemon to create a perfdata file (empty) even if the global configuration process_performance_data was set to 0 (disabled).
  • Alert History now updates after a logrotate.
  • It is no longer possible to run Test this check with reserved characters in command-line arguments.
  • The gzip compression in Apache has been removed to increase performance.
  • Systemd is now able to restart OP5 Monitor services on RHEL.x 7 systems without postfix installed.
  • Cancelling host downtimes (that are not recurring), when coming from a list view or the object page, now works correctly.
  • Printing log messages with more than 4096 characters now works correctly.

OP5 Monitor 7.5.7

Released: 4 February 2020

Issues fixed

These are the issues we have fixed in this release:

  • The API now supports removal of Scheduled Downtimes.
  • Log archive search now works when log archiving is enabled.
  • A user who is assigned to a limited_edit group can now edit a host object.
  • Log archive now displays search results correctly.

OP5 Monitor 7.5.6

Released: 17 December 2019

Issues fixed

These are the issues we have fixed in this release:

  • (Undefined variable: OP5-Monitor/components.naemon) and Livestatus are now updated to version 1.1.0 to stay in sync with upstream.
  • Service dependencies for services on hostgroups now work.
  • On demand macro HOSTSTATEID now works correctly.
  • Reports created before 7.5.1 now work again after upgrading to 7.5.5.

OP5 Monitor 7.5.5

Released: 12 November 2019

Issues fixed

These are the issues we have fixed in this release:

  • Documentation links in the OP5 Monitor application now redirects correctly in the ITRS OP5 Monitor Documentation.
  • Enabled gzip in Apache to increase page speed.
  • OP5 Monitor Report function now sends reports on time.

OP5 Monitor 7.5.4

Released: 15 October 2019

Issues fixed

These are the issues we have fixed in this release:

  • Improved control so that only backups from correct version can be restored.
  • SNMP scan results are no longer filtered for any versions of SNMP.
  • Scheduled downtimes are now deleted correctly from all nodes regardless if the nodes have started or not.
  • Log archive search no longer throws timezone exceptions.
  • A change in the implementation of SNMP on EL 7.7 caused incorrect readings of RAM usage. A flag -S has been added to be used with EL 7.7 target systems to disable subtraction of buffered and cached memory.

OP5 Monitor 7.5.3

Released: 17 September 2019

Issues fixed

These are the issues we have fixed in this release:

  • The smssend module can now be used without root user privileges.
  • On RHEL 7.7, check_by_snmp_memory now produces a normal state.

OP5 Monitor 7.5.2

Released: 20 August 2019

Issues fixed

These are the issues we have fixed in this release:

  • Updated the OP5 Monitor product image resolution.
  • The appearance of the login page has been adapted to fit the new branding.
  • The log for Ninja is now rotated.
  • Reduced scrolling after multi-action, only one banner is now shown.
  • check_vmware_api has been deprecated. A new version is available in the ITRS OP5 Monitor 8.0.
  • The configuration main page UI design has been updated and the number of unsaved changes are shown.
  • The Oracle-instantclient has been removed from distribution.
  • All text blocks during creation of admin account are now displayed separately.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented valid recurring downtime from being applied. 
  • Fixed an issue that caused the old product name to be shown in notifications.
  • Fixed an issue with an incorrect link within OP5 Monitor GUI pointing to support resources.
  • Scheduled reports from previous versions 7.5.x are now generated properly.
  • Fixed an issue that broke the parent configuration page when deleting a hostgroup in a hostgroup.
  • The logs for Livestatus and LMD are now rotated.

OP5 Monitor 7.5.1

Released: 28 May 2019

Issues fixed

These are the issues we have fixed in this release:

  • Fixed an issue with the spelling of Dell PowerEdge servers.
  • Fixed an issue in nacoma with host object addresses longer than 75 chars.
  • Fixed an issue with a broken link to administrator manual.
  • Fixed an issue where Edit User Menu only save the last group edited.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the use of the Action menu in scheduled reports.
  • Fixed an issue causing the error warning Useless use of AllowOverride during upgrade.
  • Fixed an issue where Host template did not allow to add host groups with identical names.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented Graphs from being generated in license.op5.com.
  • Fixed an issue where report/event API value service_description was incorrectly mapped.
  • Fixed an issue the prevented recurring downtime list view to show weekdays or months.
  • Fixed an issue where OP5 was displayed in lower case.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Help text to flicker when hovering over help icon.
  • Fixed an issue where default arguments in OP5 self-monitoring management pack for OP5 Monitor Server gave false critical warnings for smsd service.
  • Fixed an issue where Tooltip covered the information in comment on hover.
  • Fixed an issue that caused an error in Edit User menu.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented connection to server when Upgrading op5-logger database.
  • Fixed an issue where requests to get_setting and save_setting generated an error.
  • Fixed an issue with an incorrect link on the about page to the knowledge base.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented logrotate of Merlin on RHEL 7.x.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented logrotate of smstools on RHEL.
  • Fixed an issue with an incorrect link to check cmd from plugin view.
  • Fixed an issue with an incorrect link to support levels on the plugin overview page.
  • Fixed an issue with an incorrect link to read more about plugins.

OP5 Monitor 7.5.0

Released: 5 March 2019

Issues fixed

These are the issues we have fixed in this release:

  • Fixed the issue with license signatures which cause login failure to the UI. Detailed incident report including postmortem can be found here.
  • Fixed some logrotate issues.
  • Fixed some spelling issues.
  • Fixed Ninja backup function.
  • Fixed Ninja errors filling up ninja.log.
  • Fixed some security issues.

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