What's New in Geneos

Overview

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

For detailed release notes for all versions of Geneos, see 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.

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:

  • Deploy Netprobe natively within orchestrated environments, and scale up and down along with your application.
  • Receive custom metrics from any application instrumented with the industry-standard StatsD protocol.
  • Greatly reduce the configuration burden and automate monitoring by dynamically creating and organising Geneos data structures like entities and attributes.

For more information, see the following documentation:

MiniGeneosGeneos in a container

MiniGeneos is a tool that makes it easier to run full stack of Geneos capabilities in your laptop or desktop. MiniGeneos runs the core Geneos components including a mini version of Gateway Hub with in-memory storage for users looking to try Geneos, or to develop with it day-to-day in order to build, run, and verify monitoring alongside applications.

For more information, see MiniGeneos.

Netprobe to Elasticsearch

File Keyword Monitor (FKM) Plug-in 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 stream log data you are already collecting into Elasticsearch.

The data sent to Elasticsearch 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.

For more information, see the following documentation:

File Keyword Monitor messages in Kibana:

Centralised Configuration API

Centralised configuration feature allows you to centrally manage Geneos configurations, removing the need to create and manage externally hosted configuration files.

This release supports the ability to centrally manage your Gateway configuration through REST API. The future enhancements to this feature will centralise the Netprobe and Active Console configurations.

With increasingly complex and dynamic environments, it is necessary to manage Gateway configurations automatically and programmatically.

Gateway Hub REST API for Gateway lets you create, edit, delete, validate, and lock Gateway configurations.

For more information, see Centralised Gateways User Guide.

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.

For more information, see Geneos Web Console.

 

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

Advanced filtering lets you use the complete filter syntax to easily find your entities in large enterprise environments.

 

Go through from entity to metrics and Events view with detailed information about a selected entity.

The Metrics list displays real-time view of all metrics sorted by severity status.

 

Visualise history of a metric along with useful aggregated functions such as average, percentile, and standard deviation.

New Active Console interface

Active Console remains the primary UI for many Geneos administrators. The Geneos 5.0 release introduces a refreshed light themed interface and improvements:

  • New icons, fonts, and form controls.
  • New default workspace.
  • New Active Chart widgets.
  • Onboarding screen to help users get started with Active Console, see Introduction to Active Console.

For more information, see the Active Console documentation.

 

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.

This is only available as a technology preview in this release. A supported version is coming soon.

For more information, see Publish to Grafana.