Geneos ["Geneos"]["Release Notes"]

This page contains the list of all highlights that have recently been introduced in Geneos and Gateway Hub.

For detailed release notes for all versions of Geneos and Gateway Hub, see Geneos 5.x Release Notes and Gateway Hub 2.x Release Notes.

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.

Release Notes

Upgrade Notes

Prometheus and Alert Manager

Prometheus has become a widely adopted standard in application monitoring, especially in orchestrated environments. If Prometheus is your choice of tool, the Geneos plugin for Prometheus and Alert Manager lets you bring your metrics and Alert Manager events into Geneos for a unified view across your entire stack.

Monitoring Coverage

The Monitoring Coverage page allows you to determine if you are monitoring everything correctly. It works by comparing each monitored entity with a number of custom policies and then flagging any breaches in an easy-to-use UI.

The Monitoring Coverage page also provides an interactive report for determining the coverage of your policies which provides an additional layer of assurance that all monitored hosts are configured correctly.

Microsoft Azure Monitor

Monitor the health of your Azure cloud resources alongside your on-premise, multi-cloud, and hybrid environments all in one enterprise tool. The Geneos Azure Monitor plugin supports the ability to consume real-time metrics from the Azure Event Hub service or by polling the Azure Monitor API, enabling Geneos to monitor your Azure cloud environment at scale and in real-time. Built-in mappings for the Azure Monitor plugin also allow Geneos to dynamically create entities and dataviews to keep configuration to a minimum.

Geneos for monitoring dynamic environments

Monitoring dynamic and orchestrated environments require Geneos to be more dynamic. From on-demand and elastic server availability in cloud to containers or microservices, and orchestrators, such as Kubernetes and OpenShift, Geneos provides the tools you need to monitor containers, microservices, serverless applications, and other virtual environments.

This release introduces a number of new features to make configurations easier and automate monitoring, and this greatly reduce the configuration burden and automate monitoring by dynamically creating and organising Geneos data structures like entities and attributes.

New Web Console monitoring UI

The Web Console monitoring UI brings a brand new look for real-time monitoring, to supplement Active Console. The status of entities and their related metrics are all available in the Web Console.

This includes the ability to see the historical data for additional context, and incident investigation when metric and event history is enabled in the Gateway Hub.

Web Console also allows you to visualise the entities across your monitored estate with grouping and filtering capabilities to customise your view.

Netprobe to Elasticsearch

File Keyword Monitor (FKM) plugin collects vast amount of log data, generating metrics for monitoring key events, and discarding the row log data. With a simple configuration, you can now publish log data you are already collecting into Elasticsearch and Splunk.

The data published is enriched with Geneos context so that you can search by managed entity, severity, and any matching, or ignored key words. Integrated workflow lets you go from a dataview in Geneos to log search across all your hosts with few simple clicks.

Grafana data source

Grafana is an open-source analytics and monitoring tool. Geneos data source for Grafana lets you seamlessly integrate data from Gateway Hub into your Grafana dashboards.

Integrated multi-product landscape

The always-on IT environments of today require multiple products to deliver the single pane of glass view of the increasingly complex technology landscape. Geneos can integrate with other ITRS suites of products to deliver the best possible solution.

  • Capacity Planner application can identify hot and cold spots in your hybrid estate to optimise cost and performance. The integration allows capacity data already collected by Geneos to be sent to Capacity Planner  with minimal configuration.
  • OP5 Monitor product is a comprehensive monitoring and alerting tool for your IT networks and infrastructures at scale. The Geneos OP5 Monitor plugin allows you to visualise the OP5 Monitor host and service level status in Geneos alongside your application monitoring.
  • Uptrends product is an end-user experience monitoring solution that can synthetically monitor your websites, APIs, and web applications. The Geneos Uptrends plugin enables you to build end-to-end visibility of your estate by having the “outside-in” client view alongside your application monitoring.