What's New in ITRS OP5 Monitor


Note: The What's New page will be deprecated by December 2019. The detailed highlights of each release will be included as part of their release notes. For more information, see Release Notes.

Overview

This page contains the list of all highlights that have been introduced for each ITRS OP5 Monitor release.

OP5 Monitor 8.0.9

Released: 12 November, 2019

For detailed release notes, see OP5 Monitor 8.0.9.

Highlights

These are the highlights in this release:

  • Provides additional support for monitoring of hybrid IT environment using the new plug-in for monitoring Amazon Web Services (AWS) through their native cloud monitoring Cloudwatch.
  • Naemon and Livestatus are now updated to version 1.1.0 to stay in sync with upstream.
  • Documentation links in the OP5 Monitor application now redirects correctly in the ITRS OP5 Monitor Documentation.

OP5 Monitor 8.0.8

Released: 15 October, 2019

For detailed release notes, see OP5 Monitor 8.0.8.

Highlights

These are the highlights in this release:

  • It has always been recommended to only restore the same version where the backup was taken from. To restore a backup from different versions of OP5 Monitor can cause serious issues. In this release, a thorough version check has been implemented for the restore of backups that prevents all restore except the exact same version.
  • In the past, OP5 Monitor has filtered out SNMP results where the ifDescr field has been containing the words null or loopback. This filtering has caused issues for some customers, hence the filtering has been removed. Each customer can now decide on how to use this information.

OP5 Monitor 8.0.7

Released: 17 September, 2019

For detailed release notes, see OP5 Monitor 8.0.7.

Highlights

These are the highlights in this release:

  • Introduced more support for monitoring of hybrid IT environments:
    • New plug-in for monitoring of Kubernetes clusters, such as deployments (replicas), nodes, and pods.
  • Instructions on how to implement sudo to run mon commands such as start, stop, restart, and node status without root user privileges is now available. For more information, click here.

OP5 Monitor 8.0.6

Released: 20 August, 2019

For detailed release notes, see OP5 Monitor 8.0.6.

Highlights

These are the highlights in this release:

  • New plug-in for monitoring of Docker.
    • Memory consumption in absolute units (bytes, KB, MB, GB) and as a percentage (0-100%) of the container limit.
    • CPU usages as a percentage (0-100%) of container limit.
    • Automatic restarts performed by the Docker daemon.
    • Checks if the container status is running and if the container health checks are passing.
    • The presence of a container or containers matching specified names.
    • Image version that can identify if the running image matches the one in the remote registry.
    • Image age that can identify the last time the image was built.

OP5 Monitor 8.0.5

Released: 25 June, 2019

Highlights

These are the highlights in this release:

  • The Oracle-instantclient has been removed from distribution. 
  • Plug-in check_vmware_api is now deprecated in favour for check_vmware_v2
  • Self-monitoring of new OP5 Monitor 8, for example, Nachos, Magellan, and Livestatus Multitool Daemon (LMD) services.
  • Reduced scrolling after multi-action, only one banner is now shown.
  • The appearance of the login page has been adapted to fit the new branding.
  • The configuration main page UI design has been updated, and the number of unsaved changes are now shown.
  • The text displays when a change is successfully submitted have been improved.

OP5 Monitor 8.0.4

Released: 28 May, 2019

Highlights

These are the highlights in this release:

  • OP5 Monitor now have support for alerts based on saved searches in Log Analytics.
  • OP5 Monitor is now rebranded with ITRS OP5 Monitor logos.
  • New login page for OP5 Monitor.
  • Export error now results in a more detailed error message.
  • Nachos UI is now more responsive when submitting changes after editing a host.

OP5 Monitor 8.0.3

Released: 2 May, 2019

Highlights

These are the highlights in this release:

  • OP5 Monitor is back on Azure Marketplace.
  • About box now shows the OS version.
  • New lines are no longer stripped from long output when notifying a contact.
  • Reduced the number of clicks required to perform the Check now action.
  • Removed unnecessary use of AllowOverride directive in Apache config.
  • check_vmware_v2 now handle 'Current' version of runtime tools as OK.
  • Autodiscovery no longer shows passwords when filling in SNMP information.

OP5 Monitor 8.0.2

Released: 3 April, 2019

Highlights

These are the highlights in this release:

  • Naemon release 1.0.10.
  • Backup rotation scheme for Naemon configuration files.
  • Time zones are now supported when generating reports.
  • PATCH to remove custom variables.
  • Input validation for custom object attributes.

OP5 Monitor 8.0.1

Released: 5 March, 2019

Highlights

These are the highlights in this release:

  • When clicking on user export instead run full export if only one user has made changes.
  • Added confirmation step before reverting configuration changes.
  • Added Naemon when failed on EL7.
  • check_vmware_v2 offline installation.

OP5 Monitor 8.0.0

Released: 30 January, 2019

Highlights

These are the highlights in this release:

  • Includes a more stable and responsive UI during the configuration export process.

Autodiscovery

  • Automatically discovers all the devices using the following methods:
    • Seed IP which is used as a starting point to build the device network graph.
    • IP range is used to sweep the network for the devices available within the range.
  • Covers a wide range of devices by supporting multiple protocols: LLDP, ICMP, SNMP v1, v2c, v3.
  • Documentation can be found here: Autodiscovery

Nachos

  • A new configuration manager that enables saving and exporting Naemon configuration in the background.
  • REST API for configuration export.
  • Fully integrated in UI for smoother configuration management.
  • Documentation can be found here: Nachos

check_vmware 2.0

  • The new VMware plug-in monitors virtual infrastructures managed by a VMware vCenter or VMware ESXi servers, such as its data centers, clusters, hosts, and virtual machines.
  • It can check a wide range of different metrics and statuses depending on the targeted infrastructure. For example, CPU load, memory usage, network activity, and runtime states.
  • Documentation can be found here: VMware plugin 2.0

Livestatus caching

  • A mechanism that allows accessing livestatus data while Naemon is restarting.
  • Improves user experience while the system applies new configuration.
  • Documentation can be found here: Cached Monitor

OP5 Monitor 7.5.5

Released: 12 November, 2019

Highlights

These are the highlights 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

Highlights

These are the highlights in this release:

  • It has always been recommended to only restore the same version where the backup was taken from. To restore a backup from different versions of OP5 Monitor can cause serious issues. In this release, a thorough version check has been implemented for the restore of backups that prevents all restore except the exact same version.
  • In the past, OP5 Monitor has filtered out SNMP results where the ifDescr field has been containing the words null or loopback. This filtering has caused issues for some customers, hence the filtering has been removed. Each customer can now decide on how to use this information.

OP5 Monitor 7.5.3

Released: 17 September, 2019

Highlights

These are the highlights in this release:

  • Removed root-user dependencies.
  • Instructions on how to implement sudo to run mon commands such as start, stop, restart, and node status without root user privileges is now available. For more information, click here.

OP5 Monitor 7.5.2

Released: 20 August, 2019

Highlights

These are the highlights in this release:

  • check_vmware_api is now deprecated in favour for check_vmware_v2.
  • Removed all Oracle Instant Client due to licensing. The current documentation for check_oracle plug-in can be found here.

OP5 Monitor 7.5.1

Released: 28 May, 2019

Highlights

These are the highlights in this release:

  • OP5 Monitor is rebranded with ITRS OP5 Monitor logos.
  • New login page for OP5 Monitor.
  • Semicolons are now allowed in the custom object attributes.
  • It is now possible to manually set the time zone for generated reports.

OP5 Monitor 7.5.0

Released: 5 March, 2019

Highlights

These are the highlights in this release:

  • Added confirmation step before revering the configuration changes.
  • Added naemon when failed on EL7.