The following new features or redeveloped features have been introduced in Geneos
Active Console 2
Sampling information label
Previously, the Sample Time does not report the correct values in the dataview.
In Geneos GA4.10 release, this is fixed and the SampleNow command (executed from Managed entity or Sampler) updates the currently displayed Metric dataview.
For more information, see The Metric table viewer in Active Console 2 User Guide.
When you have multiple dashboards in your environment with a large number of modifiers, you continually get the tooltips appearing. While this is useful during the initial setup of the dashboards, this might cause inconvenience if it keeps appearing but there is no option to disable them.
To resolve this, the Show tooltip on hover option is added to Dashboard properties that enables the modifier information as a tooltip for dashboard objects. By default, this option is disabled.
For more information, see Dashboard properties.
Active Console 2 supports remote connection files that require Kerberos authentication or files that are hosted in a Kerberized web server.
For more information, see Connection Settings.
Previously, the only way to edit the modifiers in Active Dashboard is when you right-click the object's properties.
Now, when an object is selected, the Object Inspector dockable appears that allows you to add, edit, and delete modifiers.
For more information, see Object inspector.
Gateway Setup Editor
You can now enable a simplified version of the comments in the Gateway Setup Editor.
To learn how to do this, and for more information, see Simplified comments.
When you copy named items in the GSE, any passwords (for example, within Sampler or Type definitions) are removed from the copy.
For more information, see Password removal on copying .
You can now specify the time period for an active time as a repeating day. For example, as the last Friday in every month of every year, or the first Monday in June every year.
For more information, see activeTimes > activeTime > schedulePeriod > day.
Self-announcing Netprobe commands
There are two new commands available to help you configure Self-announcing Netprobes (SANs) on your Geneos estate:
- Rebalance SANs — rebalances SANs connected to the Gateway based on either the number of SANs or the Gateway score.
- Disassociate Probe — forcibly disassociates a SAN from a Gateway.
Require comments on user input commands
You can now specify that user input arguments requires a value to be entered to execute the command.
For more information, see commands > command > userCommand > args > arg > userinput > requireArgument.
Setup configuration from remote source
You can now specify the
netprobe.setup.xml configuration for a self-announcing or floating Netprobe from a remote URL. This option supports HTTPS. In addition, the Netprobe can be configured to periodically retrieve the configuration from the remote source.
This feature is unavailable for AIX platforms. For more information, see the following commands in the Netprobe Command line options
/setup=<full path or URL to file>
Control-M plug-in (REST API)
The new Control-M plug-in is powered by REST API and supports Control-M versions 9.0.18 and above. It requires Java 8+ to run.
For more information, see the following topics:
Gateway Hub Data Plug-in
The Gateway Hub Data plug-in monitors the current configuration and state of publishing to Gateway Hub from a connected Gateway. This allow for self-monitoring of a Gateway Hub instance from Geneos.
For more information, see Gateway Hub Data plug-in.
Geneos Compatibility Matrix
End of support notices
This section is updated to provide the end of support date and alternative path to the affected components:
- Component Versions Plug-in
- Informix Plug-in
- MDM Plug-in on Solaris platform (x64 and Sparc)
- FLM Plug-in on Solaris platform (x64 and Sparc)
- Active Console 2 on Windows 32-bit
- Web dashboard on Solaris (x64 and Sparc)
- Webslinger on Solaris (Sparc)
- Gateway 2 on Solaris (x64 and Sparc)
For all upcoming changes to Geneos compatibility and lifecycle, refer to Geneos Compatibility Matrix.