At ITRS, we share our Product Roadmap with our clients so that we highlight not just new physical deliverables, but also how they fit in with our company initiatives. These initiatives relate the tangible benefits that our clients see when using ITRS software in their daily lives.
In dynamic or large enterprises, handing the changing infrastructure and applications requires a configuration management system that can adapt.
Providing Geneos administrators and users with central storage
Reducing the amount of noise in a system that is consistently having more data added to it is not simple. Enhancing the ability to collect a wide range of data and correlate it through visualisations and algorithms.
Effective decisions can only be made on the most up-to-date data. A reliable system that is both delivering data to screen and to highly accessible storage is the heart of what makes up real-time monitoring and incident management.
Being able to send and receive data from other systems so that ITRS can interface with other best-in-class tools and provide customers with a seamless experience.
We deliver not just software products but user resources as well. Delivering information architected to help users understand the software and expand their deployments.
|4.10 January 2019||4.11 April 2019||Roadmap 6–12 months|
Geneos Real-time Monitoring, Incident and Event Management
Amazon Gateway AMI —
The Geneos Gateway, License Daemon & Netprobe will be available as an Amazon Web Services AMI to be loaded into a client’s AWS infrastructure.
Next Generation Netprobe Package
All Windows and Linux Netprobes will include the new Netprobe binary. By default, this will not start or run but can be initialized manually. The first uses of this will be smaller vendor integrations that we have today that will migrate over to the new technology. Over the next few releases after this we will introduce more integrations, replace current plug-ins and provide a simple dynamic configuration system to manage them.
In App Bundle for Java
The in-app monitoring solution includes an in-app bundle and a Java agent. The Java App Agent will be a JAR file that clients can add to the command line of their applications, so no code changes will be required. It will collect metrics available from the JVM about heap and other resource usage, thread, object and method performance. Users will also be able to publish custom metrics to the Netprobe via the In-App API. The In-App bundle will be centrally managed via the Bundle Manager.
RPM for Linux Netprobe
ITRS has administrative responsibilities around download, deployment, installation, initialization and upgrade. By creating a Linux Netprobe RPM package we can help clients standardize the installation and upgrade methods that they use while still working with their in house deployment tools.
MSI for Windows Netprobe
Similar to the RPM Packaging for Netprobes, the Windows MSI will make it easier for clients to Install and upgrade their Windows probes using standard deployment techniques.
Netprobe configuration from remote source — 4.10
Self-announcing and floating probes can now retrieve their configuration file from a remote source, as opposed to a local flat file.
Central configuration — 4.11
Centralise your Gateway configuration files so that you can easily share configurations between them as well as start more instances easier. This is the first step in our journey into a more scalable middleware and more automated Netprobe deployment.
Licensing and audit — 4.11
A next generation of the license daemon. This process will provide better insight into which components of the stack a client is using.
Netprobe Deployment Templates
Creating best practice deployment templates for Ansible, Puppet and Chef for the Netprobe package.
Single Sign On User Interface
The Single Sign On process will now be configured using the new ITRS UI Framework.
Active Dashboard Object Inspector —
Dashboard objects change without hitting the apply button. For example, if the user is changing the width of a shape by entering a new value in the textbox for width, once he moves to the textbox for height, the width of the shape object on the canvas should adjust automatically to the new width.
Publishing Standardised Audit Data — 4.10
A new publishing topic with audit data will be available alongside the existing Severity, Snooze and User Assign topics. This information, when combined, can tell a powerful time ordered story for state changes to metrics.
Adaptive Rules —
Using the Gateway Hub Storage engine users will now be able to reference time series data sets to use as a model for threshold in Geneos Gateway Rules.
Reporting Templates — 4.11
Using the API released with 4.10, we can now interface with standard reporting tools.
Self Solving Forward Thinking Scenarios
With this feature, Capacity Planner will automatically solve optimisation and overcommit scenarios, recommending hardware, storage and new instances automatically within a Forward Thinking Scenario Model.
Application Demand Modelling Automation
More streamlined handling for applications at scale. Automating the identification of constraints and integrating the UI more closely to the Sunburst view.
Forward Thinking API
Describe and run a scenario with no need to use the Capacity Planner API, with results that indicate the changes required to be made. Capture demand in a service management platform and instantly determine the impact of that demand.
A new way to dynamically visualize the state tree allowing the user to select any property available in the path. User can rearrange the path and use this tool to create services that can be used in other tools that ITRS is developing.
Investigative Historical Charting
Using historical data available in the IAF users will be able to overlay events and metrics on the same charts as well as display historical banding overlaid with current data.
Complex Transaction Monitoring
High speed, high volume and complex transactions monitoring . Focusing on market data and trade flow analysis as well as high accuracy latency calculations.
Data Publishing API — 4.10
Outbound query API for data stored in Gateway Hub. This includes the raw data as well as statistical and down-sampled data.
Hub Kafka Publishing — 4.10
The Gateway Hub can publish not just data but schemas to a clients Kafka deployment.
Netprobe Data Connector
As new Netprobe technology is deployed with the current Netprobes there will be a few starting bundles that users can initialize that will not require a configuration system. The Vmware bundle for example. This Netprobe will use a new pipeline to bring data back to users consoles.
Log Collection and Search
Using Netprobe technology Log files are now not just checked for errors but are also streamed to the Gateway Hub cluster. A new UI module allows for searching, pattern matching, statistics and to use in investigation of incidents.
Refreshed Active Console UI
New skin and interactive menus for Active Console users.
Gateway Hub Monitoring — 4.10
A new dataview showing the publishing rates and health of a Gateway process.
New Plugins — 4.10
Control-M monitoring through BMC’s new REST API.
Cloud Integrations — 4.10
Google Stackdriver, Azure Monitor
Monitoring Integrations — 4.11
ITRS first bundle created on the New Netprobe Technology. The VMware bundle collects metrics from the VCenter VSphere service. This data is include both host and guest statistics. These stats are also powerful when sent to ITRS Insights Capacity Planner.
Future Monitoring Integrations
RabbitMQ, Chef, Puppet, Couchbase, KDB
Advanced Resource Search —
Improve the common search facilities across all ITRS Websites.
Context Sensitive Help
Syncs the help version with the current schema version so that each section in the GSE directs you to a help page.
Expanded Useful Scripts
From the first interactions with clients through to their production deployments our internal teams are always making useful scripts and integrations, so many so that we can’t productise all of them. The useful scripts area of the website is key to providing them to our public for free so that everyone can use them.
Persona Driven Pathways — 4.11
Ready-made information architecture and flows through the documentation, depending on the user.