Geneos 6.x Release Notes

Overview Copied

Geneos release notes contain the list of enhancements of features, and a set of issues fixed in the current release. This page contains release notes for all Geneos 6.x releases.

For the latest highlights, see What’s New in Geneos.

Upgrading between Geneos versions can introduce different changes. For more information, see the Geneos Upgrade Notes.

Note

End of life for 4.x.x is 31 May 2023. If you are using 4.x.x, we advise you to upgrade to the latest version.

Upcoming Geneos release Copied

Geneos follows a two-month release cycle. The next planned release for 6.10.x is August 2024.

Geneos compatibility and lifecycle Copied

The notice of change in the Geneos compatibility identifies the components, plugins, or features that will no longer be supported by ITRS in any future releases.

To view all the changes to Geneos compatibility and lifecycle, refer to Geneos 6.x Compatibility Matrix.

End of support Copied

The end of support means that the affected component, plugin, or feature is no longer supported and this ends the release of binaries. The table below lists the affected components, plugins, and features:

Notice of change Affected components Effective date Alternative or Upgrade path
End of support for 4.x.x All components version 4.x.x 31 May 2023 If you are using 4.x.x, we advise you to upgrade to 5.x.x or newer.
End of support for Solaris operating system All components and versions 31 May 2023 Upgrade to a supported operating system.

Security updates Copied

To view all the security updates for Geneos 6.x, refer to Geneos 6.x Security Updates.

Known issues Copied

To view the list of known issues for all 6.x releases, see Geneos 6.x Known Issues.

Geneos 6.9.0 Copied

Released: 2 July 2024

This release delivers the updates for the following Geneos components:

ITRS Downloads

AWS Marketplace

Azure Marketplace

ITRS Docker repository

ITRS Helm repository

Highlights Copied

These are the highlights of this release:

New features and enhancements Copied

These are the new features and enhancements of this release:

Issue key Component Release description
AA-6460 Gateway The Gateway dataview snapshot REST API response now includes table-columns.
AA-6905 Gateway Gateway now uses new fields for Signal Events and Snooze Events when publishing to Obcerv.
AA-6988 Gateway Improved error handling for the Gateway-Forecaster plugin.
AA-7018 Netprobe When creating dynamic mappings without dimensions, you can now choose a default name for the resulting sampler.
AA-7022 Gateway The root_entity_type attribute now includes the geneos-self-monitoring attribute to identify self-monitoring managed entities passed to Obcerv.
AA-7023 Gateway A new attribute called source_netprobe has been added for Obcerv to identify the source Netprobe of an entity.
AA-7036 Gateway A new attribute named ProbeCommandsRequirePassword has been added for Obcerv to indicate whether or not Geneos plugin commands and user-issued commands require a password to run.
AA-7043 Docker Image The Geneos base image has been updated to UBI 9.4-947.1714667021 to address the security vulnerability: CVE-2024-2398 (BDSA-2024-0743).
AA-7060 Gateway Pilot feature flag removed from the Gateway-Forecaster plugin.
AZUREMON-460 Azure Monitor In the Azure Collection Agent plugin, datapoints have been updated to reflect status metrics.
AZUREMON-535 Azure Monitor Azure Eventhub Collector now uses observed timestamps to handle unknown timestamp formats.
AZUREMON-538 Azure Monitor Fixed publicNetworkAccess issues in the Microsoft Azure Plugin. Additionally, the pom file was updated to use the geneos-netprobe-standard package instead of geneos-netprobe.
CAGC-113 Google Cloud Added a new Pub/Sub collector to publish messages as log datapoints.
COL-12026 Netprobe The Netprobe package can now be downloaded either as a standard or minimal package.
  • geneos-netprobe-standard is a standard package that includes the Collection Agent plugins and all other plugins for use in most scenarios. For example, geneos-netprobe-standard-<version>-linux-x64.tar.gz.
  • geneos-netprobe-minimal is a minimal package that is smaller in size and excludes the Collection Agent and its plugins. For example, geneos-netprobe-minimal-<version>-linux-x64.tar.gz.
COL-12039 Netprobe, Kubernetes The Kubernetes plugin now supports label selectors for namespaces through the namespace-selectors configuration.
COL-12058 Netprobe A Gateway setup template for a Remote RTDS Collector monitoring the RTC component of RTDS is now available.
COL-12059 Netprobe, Remote RTDS A new remote RTDS plugin that uses the REST interface to monitor Refinitiv Real-Time Distribution System components such as Real Time Connector (RTC), Advanced Distribution Server (ADS), and Advanced Distribution Hub (ADH) is now available.
COL-12069 Netprobe The JDBC plugin now logs connection URL, worker threads, SQL queries, dimension values, and published data points for debugging purposes.
COL-12070 Netprobe The Microsoft Azure plugin now provides debug logs for enabled services, published attributes, published status metrics, published metrics by ID, and published metrics.
COL-12077 Kubernetes The Apache Commons Compress has been updated to 1.26.1 to address the following security vulnerabilities:
  • CVE-2024-25710 (BDSA-2024-0363)
  • CVE-2024-26308 (BDSA-2024-0360)
COL-12078 Netprobe The Bouncy Castle dependency has been updated to 1.78.1 to address the following security vulnerabilities:
  • CVE-2023-33202 (BDSA-2023-3254)
  • CVE-2023-33201 (BDSA-2023-1625)
  • BDSA-2024-2378
COL-12080, COL-12093 Netprobe The Logback has been updated to 1.3.14 to address the following security vulnerabilities:
  • CVE-2023-6378 (BDSA-2023-3307)
  • BDSA-2023-3341
COL-12103 Integrations In VMWare version 1.5.0, new dataviews have been added to show more metrics related to vSphere, including cluster information, storage adapter information, and distributed virtual switch information.
COL-12112 Active Console / GSE, Gateway New Gateway Setup Editor configuration settings have been added to the OpenTelemetry plugin.
COL-12122 Docker Image The numactl package has been added to Netprobe and Collection-Agent docker images.
COL-12125 Netprobe, Remote RTDS The new Remote RTDS plugin is now packaged with Netprobe.
COL-12136 Gateway, Netprobe The Collection Agent has been updated to 4.5.0. Additionally, the Collection Agent plugins are updated to the following versions:
  • AWS plugin - 4.3.0
  • Azure plugin - 4.2.0
  • FluentD Forward plugin - 4.1.0
  • Google Cloud Platform plugin - 4.2.0
  • GRPC plugin - 4.1.0
  • JDBC plugin - 4.3.0
  • Kubernetes plugin - 4.1.0
  • MongoDB plugin - 4.2.0
  • OpenTelemetry plugin - 4.1.0
  • Prometheus plugin - 4.1.0
  • Remote RTDS - 4.0.0
  • StatsD plugin - 4.1.0
HAAW-308 AWS In the AWS Collection Agent plugin, datapoints have been updated to reflect status metrics.
UTL-1286 Docker Image Updated the UBI base image of Netprobe and Gateway to ubi9-minimal:9.4-1134.
VI-9788 Gateway The minimum value of the Periods parameter in the Obcerv Time Series Template has been set to 1.
VI-9805 Active Console / GSE, Web Server The Bouncy Castle libraries in the Active Console and Web Dashboard have been upgraded to 1.78.1 to address the security vulnerability: BDSA-2024-2378.
VI-9807 Web Server The ActiveMQ libraries in the Web Server have been upgraded to 5.18.4.

Issues fixed Copied

These are the issues we have fixed in this release:

Issue key Component Release description
AA-6652 Web Slinger Fixed an issue that caused the Webslinger to redirect to the main page instead of the requested page after refreshing the SSO token.
AA-6978 Gateway Obcerv connection self-monitoring on Netprobes now create a sampler group of Obcerv. This makes it consistent with the Gateway Obcerv Connections sampler created for self-monitoring of Gateways.
AA-7012 Active Console / GSE, Gateway New GSE configuration settings have been added to the OpenTelemetry plugin.
AA-7031 Gateway CPU Load Average is no longer given a unit of percentile when set to Obcerv.
AA-7045 Gateway The following SSL configuration options for database logging in MySQL can now be correctly configured: CA Certificate, Client Certificate, Client Key, and Cipher Suites.
AA-7074 Gateway Fixed an issue that caused the Gateway to lock when updating an adaptive rule.
AZUREMON-529 Azure Monitor Fixed an issue where Azure Cosmos DB for MongoDB account (RU) was not displaying in the dataview. The Microsoft.Documentdb entity now displays correctly.
AZUREMON-530 Azure Monitor The Azure plugin for Microsoft.Containerinstance now includes a state metric in the dataview.
COL-8426 Netprobe The TCP Links Sampler Local Ports and Remote Ports section are no longer restricted to a 300-character limit.
COL-11934 Gateway, Netprobe, Fix-Analyser 2 Netprobe Fixed an issue in the SQL Toolkit plugin that caused a memory leak when the connection failed in a sampler with multiple queries.
COL-11996 Netprobe The REST API plugin now supports forward slashes in row names.
COL-12064 Netprobe, Fix-Analyser 2 Netprobe, File Agent The 404 HTTP responses returned by Netprobe, Fix Analyser Netprobe, and File Agent now include the security headers specified in Geneos Components.
UTL-1283 SSO Agent HTTP responses returned by the SSO Agent now include the security headers specified in Geneos components.
VI-9322 Web Server The Web Dashboard basic authentication scheme now works correctly when HTTPS is enabled.
VI-9467 Active Console / GSE Fixed an issue that prevented historical charts from being created when the SQL Server database logging setup uses named instances.
VI-9678 Active Console / GSE The width and height of objects inside a user-defined tool now display correctly in the Properties dialog or Object Inspector.
VI-9690 Active Console / GSE Pie Charts and Gauges now work correctly to align commands if their legends are invisible. Additionally, you can now directly adjust the size (width and height) and position (X and Y) within the Properties dialog for Active Charts, Spark Charts, Pie Charts, and Gauges.
VI-9791 Active Console / GSE The order of width, height, and X and Y settings for Active Dashboard objects has been fixed to be consistent in both the Properties dialog and the Object Inspector.
VI-9793 Active Console / GSE The colors indicating the severity of issues in the Active Dashboard now match the current color scheme used in the Active Console.
VI-9795 Active Console / GSE The 404 HTTP responses returned by Active Console now include the security headers specified in Geneos Components.
VI-9799 Active Console / GSE Active Console dataviews now keep their column styles and formatting even when you update the linked samplers.
VI-9802 Active Console / GSE Active Console no longer shows a login dialog when connecting to an SSO agent that has both Negotiate and Basic authentication schemes.
VI-9803 Active Console / GSE Active Console now supports connecting to SSO agents that use the Negotiate authentication scheme.
VI-9829 Active Console / GSE Active Console can now create historical charts from an Obcerv datasource starting from Obcerv Platform 2.3.0.

Geneos 6.8.1 Copied

Released: 21 May 2024

This release delivers the updates for the following Geneos components:

ITRS Downloads

AWS Marketplace

Azure Marketplace

ITRS Docker repository

ITRS Helm repository

New features and enhancements Copied

These are the new features and enhancements of this release:

Issue Key Component Release description
AA-6869 Gateway Gateway no longer restricts Self-announcing Netprobes from reconnecting with a different hostname or port.
COL-12065 Active Console / Gateway Setup Editor, Gateway, Netprobe, License Daemon, Fix Analyser 2 Netprobe, File Agent The Geneos components have been upgraded to OpenSSL version 1.1.1w to address the security vulnerabilities:
  • CVE-2023-0464 (BDSA-2023-0610)
  • CVE-2023-0466 (BDSA-2023-0691)
  • CVE-2023-0465 (BDSA-2023-0692)
  • CVE-2023-2650 (BDSA-2023-1337)
  • CVE-2023-3446 (BDSA-2023-1866)
  • CVE-2023-3817 (BDSA-2023-1972)
  • CVE-2023-4807 (BDSA-2023-2389)
VI-9792 Web Server The Spring Framework libraries in the Web Server have been upgraded to 5.3.34 to address the security vulnerability: BDSA-2024-1160.
VI-9806 Active Console / Gateway Setup Editor Fixed an issue where the Active Console could not retrieve Adaptive Rule Charts for cells in samplers with an undefined sampler type.

Issues fixed Copied

These are the issues we have fixed in this release:

Issue Key Component Release description
AA-6964 Gateway Fixed an issue that caused snoozed data items from Self-announcing Netprobes to unsnooze when saving or reloading the Gateway Setup Editor.
AA-7028 Gateway Fixed an issue that caused duplicate data rows to be created when refreshing the Forecaster plugin sampler.
COL-12046 Netprobe, OpenTelemetry OpenTelemetry plugin now correctly publishes missing timestamps.
COL-12047 Netprobe The Netty library has been upgraded to 4.1.109.FINAL to address the security vulnerability: CVE-2024-29025 (BDSA-2024-0720).
COL-12061 Azure Monitor, Collection Agent, Prometheus, AWS, Fluentd Forward, OpenTelemetry, Google Cloud, JDBC, MongoDB, GRPC The Collection Agent and all associated Collection Agent plugins packaged in Netprobe have been updated to address the security vulnerability: CVE-2024-29025 (BDSA-2024-0720). The affected components have been updated to the following versions:
  • AWS plugin - 4.2.1
  • Azure plugin - 4.1.1
  • Collection Agent - 4.0.3
  • FluentD Forward plugin - 4.0.1
  • Google Cloud Platform plugin - 4.1.1
  • GRPC plugin - 4.0.1
  • JDBC plugin - 4.2.1
  • MongoDB plugin - 4.1.1
  • OpenTelemetry plugin - 4.0.1
  • Prometheus plugin - 4.0.1

Geneos 6.8.0 Copied

Released: 25 April 2024

This release delivers the updates for the following Geneos components:

ITRS Downloads

AWS Marketplace

Azure Marketplace

ITRS Docker repository

ITRS Helm repository

Highlights Copied

These are the highlights of this release:

New features and enhancements Copied

These are the new features and enhancements of this release:

Issue key Component Release description
AA-6959 Netprobe Helm Chart The settings dimensions and disable-label-publishing have been added to PrometheusTargetScrapeCollector.
AA-6962 Gateway 1 A new, non-inheritable attribute called root_entity_type has been added, which is published from Gateway to Obcerv for every managed entity. This attribute can have one of two values:
  • geneos - if the data originates from a Geneos plugin
  • collection_agent - if the data originates from a Collection agent
AA-6969 Active Console / GSE, Gateway Fixed an issue where a large number of Gateway updates could cause the indexes to clash, which might result in a Gateway crash.
AA-6981 Active Console / GSE, Gateway Gateway can now obtain Seasonal Time Series from Obcerv, which can be used to create rules for generating severity values and filling compute engine cells. It is also possible to add this data to charts in the Active Console or Web Dashboard.
AA-6992 Gateway A pilot feature that allows the Gateway to query the forecasts created in the Obcervability app has been added. 
AZUREMON-362 Azure The Azure Monitor Plugin now uses the latest Azure resource management libraries. 
AZUREMON-454 Azure The Azure Monitor plugin can now accurately acquire the operating system and application count from Microsoft.Web/serverfarms
COL-6324 Netprobe The following updates are made to the Network plugin:
  • When showAbsolute is set to false, the Metrics dataview will no longer display the columns packetSendDrop and packetReceiveDrop; instead, they will be renamed to packetSendDropRate and packetReceiveDropRate, respectively.
  • When showAbsolute is set to true, the columns packetSendDrop and packetReceiveDrop now display the number of packets dropped between samplings instead of the accumulated value of dropped packets for the network device.
  • The following columns are also renamed to reflect the correct unit:
    • mbitSend to MbitSend
    • kbyteSend to KiBSend
    • mbitSendRate to MbitSendRate
    • kbyteSendRate to KiBSendRate
    • mbitReceive to MbitReceive
    • kbyteReceive to KiBReceive
    • mbitReceiveRate to MbitReceiveRate
    • kbyteReceiveRate to KiBReceiveRate
COL-7290 Gateway, Netprobe A new column called Device has been added in the Disk plugin to show the partition mount point source. In addition, partitions can be added or removed from the dataview using the device.
COL-8895, COL-11971 Gateway, Schema, Fix-Analyser 2 Netprobe The FIX Analyser 2 Plugin now supports External Password for database setting.
COL-10789 Integrations The CorvilNet plugin now supports version 2 of Corvil Web Services.
COL-11947 Netprobe The MDM plugin’s Refinitiv RTO Feed Adapter now supports version 2 authentication.
COL-11985 Netprobe Helm Chart A new setting, daemonSet.runAgentPluginsOnNode, is now available in DaemonSet mode.
  • When set to false (the default setting), the Collection Agent plugins, Statsd, Opentelemetry, Fluentd, and Prometheus will run in the metrics pod instead of the DaemonSet pods, which creates the services for these plugins to route to the metrics pod. In addition, the metrics pod will not use host ports.
  • When set to true, these Collection Agent plugins will run on the DaemonSet pods similar to the previous behavior, which means that services will not be created for these plugins.
COL-12020 Netprobe Collection agent grcp_plugin has been added to the Netprobe package.
COL-12022 Active Console / GSE, Gateway, Netprobe, License Daemon, Fix-Analyser 2 Netprobe, File Agent The Geneos components have been upgraded to OpenSSL version 1.1.t to address the security vulnerability: CVE-2023-0286 (BDSA-2023-0226).
COL-12024 JDBC The PostgreSQL JDBC Driver (pgjdbc) that is packaged with the JDBC plugin has been updated from version 42.6.0 to 42.7.2 to address the security vulnerability: CVE-2024-1597 (BDSA-2024-0368).
COL-12034 Netprobe The dataview dimension has been added to the FKM log datapoints.
HAAW-228 AWS Users can now monitor the CapacityProviderResevervation metric under the AWS/ECS/ManagedScaling namespace. This metric corresponds to the percent of container instances for use in a specific capacity provider.
UTL-1277 SSO Agent The Nimbus JOSE+JWT library in SSO Agent has been upgraded to 9.37.3 to address the security vulnerability: BDSA-2023-3666.
VI-4556 Active Console / GSE The Active Console now supports auto refresh of connection files, which updates its Gateway connections in the Active Console workspace if changes are made to a connection file.
VI-9703 Active Console / GSE A new checkbox called Auto Refresh is now available in the Connection Files settings. If enabled, the connection files will be refreshed periodically, and their Gateway connections will be updated in the Active Console workspace.
VI-9704 Active Console / GSE The Refresh command in the Gateways dockable context menu now triggers a refresh of the enabled connection files. This will update the connection files’ Gateway connections in the Active Console workspace.
VI-9705 Active Console / GSE The Configure Gateway dialog now has an Edit Connections button that allows users to open the connections settings with ease.
VI-9706 Active Console / GSE The Gateways dockable context menu has been enhanced to include the following commands: Configure Gateways, Connect to all Gateways, and Disconnect from all Gateways.
VI-9747 Active Console / GSE Creating manual database connections will no longer leave plaintext passwords in memory.
VI-9757 Active Console / GSE, Web Server The Nimbus JOSE+JWT library in the Active Console and Web Server has been upgraded to 9.37.3 to address the security vulnerability: CVE-2023-52428 (BDSA-2023-3666).
VI-9783 Web Slinger WebSlinger now allows you to alphabetically sort elements in the view path.
VI-9784 Web Server The Spring Security libraries in the Web Server have been upgraded to 5.8.11 to address the security vulnerability: CVE-2024-22257 (BDSA-2024-0647).
VI-9785 Web Server The Spring Framework libraries in the Web Server have been upgraded to 5.3.33 to address the security vulnerability: CVE-2024-22259 (BDSA-2024-0625).

Issues fixed Copied

These are the issues we have fixed in this release:

Issue key Component Release description
AA-6991 Web Slinger Creating folders for the Web Slinger view path is now be case-sensitive, taking into consideration the letter case used in the attribute values.
COL-270 Netprobe Fixed the typographical error in the column name of Device IO plugin (Linux view) from cpuUtiliisation to cpuUtilisation
COL-8916 Netprobe Fixed an issue where Netprobe crashes if Message Tracker child point hostname is not defined.
COL-11509 Netprobe The Netprobe no longer crashes when non-NFS partitions in Disk plugin become unresponsive.
COL-11756 Netprobe MDM Refinitiv RTO Feed Adapter is now supported in RHEL 8 and RHEL 9 platforms.
COL-11939 Gateway, Netprobe, License Auditor, Web Slinger, License Daemon, Gateway Recorder, Fix-Analyser 2 Netprobe, File Agent The SCM URL, SCM Branch, and Revision fields in the version output are now set to the correct values for GA builds of RHEL 9 binaries.
COL-11993 Netprobe IX-MA now displays all messages when it processes data with a start delimiter immediately succeeding an end delimiter.
COL-12008 Netprobe, JDBC The JDBC Plugin no longer publishes datapoints with blank dimensions or values and continues publishing succeeding datapoints.
COL-12010 Kubernetes Fixed entity rejection due to incomplete entities being published.
COL-12012 Schema The incorrect indentation in the JDBC Collector reference configuration is now fixed.
UTL-1279 SSO Agent The default sso-agent.conf included in the SSO Agent download package has been updated to include the missing commas in the redirect_uri parameter.
VI-9570 Active Console / GSE Creating a time series chart no longer displays errors, and the time series data are queried and displayed correctly.
VI-9759 Active Console / GSE When repopulating charts with time series datasets, charts now only sends queries for each time series dataset that they have instead of using multiple queries per dataset.
VI-9762 Active Console / GSE, Web Server The Active Console and Web Dashboard now use Java 11 JRE version 11.0.22.

Geneos 6.7.2 Copied

Released: 13 March 2024

This release delivers the updates for the following Geneos components:

ITRS Downloads

New features and enhancements Copied

These are the new features and enhancements of this release:

Issue key Component Release description
VI-9758 Web Server The Spring Security libraries in the Web Server have been upgraded to 5.8.10 to address the security vulnerability: CVE-2023-34042 (BDSA-2023-2481).
VI-9760 Active Console, Web Server The PostgreSQL library in the Active Console and Web Dashboard has been upgraded to 42.7.2 to address the security vulnerability: CVE-2024-1597 (BDSA-2024-0368).
VI-9761 Web Server The Spring Framework libraries in the Web Server have been upgraded to 5.3.32 to address the security vulnerability: CVE-2024-22243 (BDSA-2024-0402).

Geneos 6.7.1 Copied

Released: 27 February 2024

This release delivers the updates for the following Geneos components:

ITRS Downloads

ITRS Docker repository

ITRS Helm repository

New features and enhancements Copied

These are the new features and enhancements of this release:

Issue key Component Release description
AA-6956 Gateway The libxml2 library has been updated to version 2.12.5 to address the security vulnerability: CVE-2024-25062.
COL-11990 Collection Agent MongoDB plugin startup connection has been improved. The plugin now connects to the servers upon first sampling.

Issues fixed Copied

These are the issues we have fixed in this release:

Issue key Component Release description
COL-11916 Gateway, Netprobe, Fix-Analyser 2 Netprobe Fixed an issue where Netprobe crashes or hangs up when the connection to the database is disrupted.

Geneos 6.7.0 Copied

Released: 15 February 2024

This release delivers the updates for the following Geneos components:

ITRS Downloads

AWS Marketplace

Azure Marketplace

ITRS Docker repository

ITRS Helm repository

Highlights Copied

These are the highlights of this release:

New features and enhancements Copied

These are the new features and enhancements of this release:

Issue key Component Release description
AA-6559 Gateway The libcurl version used by Netprobe, Gateway, and Web Slinger has been updated to 8.5.0 to address the critical security vulnerability: CVE-2023-38545.
AA-6672 Docker image The base image for the Netprobe Docket container has been updated to registry.access.redhat.com/ubi9/ubi:9.3-1361.1699548029.
AA-6796 Gateway, Netprobe, Fix Analyser 2 Netprobe All Geneos components, except for the Publisher plugin, now use the new collection-API modules. Additionally, Netprobe now reads the new severity field of SignalEvents. If this is SIGNAL_SEVERITY_NONE, Netprobe will also read the old severity field at the event header. This is to support earlier versions of the Collection Agent.
AA-6841 Gateway The libxml2 library has been updated to version 2.12.3 to address the following security vulnerabilities:
  • CVE-2023-45322
  • BDSA-2023-2269
AA-6854 Gateway, Schema The load balancing protocol for Self Announcing Netprobes now includes an allowance for the number of dynamic samplers that are likely to be created by the dynamic entity mapping type used by the Netprobe.
AA-6871 Netprobe There is now a command to list all entities or streams, including those with no problems, on each of the Entities and Streams dataviews of the Dynamic Entities Health sampler.
AA-6876 Gateway A new Gateway command has been added that displays the dataviews for all Managed Entities.
AA-6881 Gateway A new command has been added to show the busiest dataviews for all entities, featuring an option to limit the number of rows displayed.
AA-6883 Active Console, Gateway Setup Editor, Gateway New GSE configuration settings have been added to the OpenTelemetry plugin.
AA-6884 Licence Daemon You can now generate and store a periodic snapshot of the Licence Daemon usage in a file. By default, files are saved every six hours and retained on disk for seven days before being deleted. LICD also offers functionality to read and validate reports.
AA-6885 Licence Daemon TokenName is now included in the requirements in the license report file.
AA-6886 Licence Daemon Requirement attributes are now included in the license report file.
AA-6887 Licence Daemon New metrics have been added to the Licence Daemon that allows you to track token usage maxes for one day and one week period.
AA-6888 Licence Daemon TokenInstanceName is now included in the requirements in the license report file.
AA-6890 Licence Daemon Licence Daemon headline and reports now contain hostName and hostId.
AA-6892 Licence Daemon Token usage exceeding one day and one week is now displayed in the Licence Usage Overall dataview.
AA-6903 Netprobe Log event severity is now included in the FKM data published to Obcerv.
AA-6906 Netprobe The following summary headlines have been added to the Dynamic Entities dataview:
  • Entities dataview: pendingEntitycount, acceptedEntityCount, rejectedEntityCount
  • Streams dataview: numberWithMessagesLost
AA-6911 Netprobe The Collection Agent packaged in Netprobe has been updated to 4.0.2. Subsequently, the Collection Agent plugins packaged in Netprobe have also been updated to the following versions:
  • AWS plugin - 4.1.0
  • Azure plugin - 4.0.0
  • FluentD Forward plugin- 4.0.0
  • GCP plugin - 4.0.0
  • Geneos workflow plugin - 4.0.0
  • JDBC plugin - 4.0.0
  • Kubernetes plugin - 4.0.1
  • Mongodb plugin - 4.0.0
  • Opentelemetry plugin - 4.0.0
  • Prometheus plugin - 4.0.0
  • Statsd plugin - 4.0.0
AA-6912 Netprobe Netprobe Docker Image now uses Java 17.
AA-6918 Netprobe Helm Chart Netprobe Helm Chart now uses Collection Agent image version 4.x.
AA-6923 Netprobe Log event severity is now included in the FKM data published to Obcerv.
AA-6957 Netprobe Helm Chart The default firing severities of Prometheus AlertManager have been updated to use the new signal severities of CA datamodel version 4.
AZUREMON-518 Azure You can now access Azure cloud through a proxy host.
AZUREMON-519 Azure The base image for Azure Marketplace image has been updated from Ubuntu 18.04-LTS to Ubuntu 22.04-LTS to address the security vulnerability: CVE-2023-48795.
CAGC-108 Collection Agent, Netprobe Google Cloud Platform plugin can now monitor the following services:
  • apigateway
  • bigquery
  • bigtable
  • cloudkms
  • composer
  • dataproc
  • privateca
  • pubsub
  • spanner
  • trafficdirector

Additionally, you can now filter GCP plugin metrics via their labels, and you can now access GCP cloud through a proxy host.

COL-5804 Netprobe FKM Plugin no longer limits the size of multiline messages.
COL-11350 Gateway, Netprobe, Web Slinger, Fix Analyser 2 Netprobe, File Agent The libcurl version used by Geneos Netprobe, Fix Analyser 2 Netprobe, File Agent, Gateway, and Web Slinger has been updated to version 8.5.0 to address the critical security vulnerability: CVE-2023-38545.
COL-11803 Collection Agent The caFile configuration in the MongoDB plugin is now optional, and it will automatically default to the Java Truststore if not specified.
COL-11899 Collection Agent You can now monitor multiple MongoDB servers by using the connection string URI instead of the server host and port.
COL-11937 Netprobe Histograms data points from Collection Agent are now displayed in a separate dataview. In this dataview, each combination of histogram name and unmapped dimension values is displayed as a new row, with individual columns for each histogram property.
COL-11941 Fix Analyser 2 Netprobe Fix Analyser 2 DBLogging now supports MariaDB 10.6 and 10.11.
COL-11946 Collection Agent The configuration for the connection URI in the MongoDB plugin can now handle both the Standard and SRV connection formats.
COL-11959 Collection Agent Multiple database monitoring can now be performed in a single collector depending on the plugin’s configuration.
COL-11966 Collection Agent Multithreaded monitoring is now supported to prevent the monitor blocking that happens when a communication timeout occurs on a server that is down.
COL-11969 Collection Agent MongoDB plugin is now compatible with Collection Agent 4.0.
COL-11970 Collection Agent JDBC plugin is now compatible with Collection Agent 4.0.
HAAW-456 AWS The metrics of the following services have been updated based on the latest AWS documentation:
  • Elasticache
  • KMS
  • Kinesis
  • Lambda
  • NetworkFirewall
  • RDS
  • S3

Additionally, you can now access AWS cloud through a proxy host.

HAAW-457 AWS The base image for AWS Marketplace image has been updated from Ubuntu 18.04-LTS to Ubuntu 22.04-LTS to address the security vulnerability: CVE-2023-48795.
UTL-1267 Active Console, Gateway Setup Editor, Gateway, Netprobe, Web Server The Apache Xerces C++ library in the Active Console, Gateway, Netprobe, and Web Server has been upgraded to 3.2.5 to address the security vulnerability: BDSA-2019-4014.
UTL-1272 SSO Agent SSO Agent is now supported in RHEL 9.
VI-9691 Active Console, Gateway Setup Editor The Apache httpcomponent library in the Active Console and Gateway Setup Editor has been upgraded from 4.5.13 to 5.2.1.
VI-9716 Active Console, Gateway Setup Editor Active Console can now connect to Obcerv using a web browser.
VI-9717 Active Console, Gateway Setup Editor Active Console now uses PKCE when connecting to Obcerv Keycloak via SSO login.
VI-9720 Active Console, Gateway Setup Editor SSO connection type option is now available in the Active Console.
VI-9742 Web Server Web Dashboard now uses PKCE (SHA256) when connecting to Obcerv Keycloak via SSO authentication.

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COL-8592 Gateway, Netprobe The FKM plugin Accept file command now works properly when file comes from a wildcarded filename configuration.

Note

Both the Gateway and Netprobe require compatible versions for the fix to work. Please ensure you are using the correct versions.
COL-11336 Netprobe IXMA Text Adapter now works after encountering EOF (End of File).
COL-11976 Fix Analyser 2 Netprobe Fix Analyser 2 no longer crashes when reading multiple FIX files from File Agents.
VI-9656 Active Console, Gateway Setup Editor The readable values of passwords that are used for authenticating remote workspaces are now removed from memory.
VI-9694 Active Console, Gateway Setup Editor Opening a workspace from a URL with authentication no longer gets stuck and now proceeds normally.

Geneos 6.6.2 Copied

Released: 18 January 2024

This release delivers the updates for the following Geneos components:

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VI-9738 Active Console, Gateway Setup Editor Commands with passwords are now executed when entering the correct password. Adding an item in the Active Console database setting no longer causes an exception and data is now saved properly.

Geneos 6.6.1 Copied

Released: 21 December 2023

This release delivers the updates for the following Geneos components:

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Issue key Component Release description
AA-6852 Gateway, Schema The samplers set up by the Geneos self-monitoring feature can now be configured in the Gateway setup. Each sampler that is automatically created in the self-monitoring Managed Entity on Gateway or Netprobe can now be disabled or replaced by a user-configured sampler using the same plugin. Additional custom Gateway samplers can also be added to the self-monitoring Managed Entity.

Geneos 6.6.0 Copied

Released: 22 November 2023

This release delivers the updates for the following Geneos components:

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AWS Marketplace

Azure Marketplace

ITRS Docker repository

ITRS Helm repository

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Issue key Component Release description
AZUREMON-505 Azure The Netty library has been upgraded to 4.1.100 to address the securtiy vulnerability: CVE-2023-4586.
AZUREMON-510 Azure The OkHttp3 library has been upgraded to 4.12.0 to address the security vulnerability: CVE-2023-3635.
AA-6605 Gateway Database logging with PostgreSQL now supports TLS-enabled connections.
AA-6606 Gateway Gateway can now connect to MariaDB securely using TLS.
AA-6607 Gateway Gateway can now connect to MySQL securely using TLS
AA-6728 Gateway Schema, Fix Analyser 2 Netprobe FIX Analyser 2 can now publish raw FIX messages to Obcerv.
AA-6729 Gateway Schema, Netprobe, Fix Analyser 2 Netprobe A new self-monitoring plugin for Netprobe called obcerv-connection is now available. It displays similar metrics to the Gateway-obcervConnection plugin and is automatically configured on Netprobes with samplers having the publishToObcerv setting, such as Fix Analyser 2.. The GSE schema for self-monitoring has been improved to make it easier to separately enable or disable Gateway and Netprobe self-monitoring.
AA-6799 Gateway, Licence Daemon Geneos components on Redhat 9 now use libnsl2.
AA-6813 Gateway Gateway now always confirms to the Gateway Setup Editor that a setup change has been applied before updating the connected Netprobes.
AA-6816 Gateway Gateway can now use a custom script to authenticate to the HashiCorp Vault. See documentation for an example script.
AA-6820 Gateway The Obcerv Connection sampler is now automatically added to the Netprobe when the probe configuration is linked to a hybrid FKM sampler that publishes log data directly to Obcerv.
AA-6824 Gateway Gateway now handles HashiCorp Vault Enterprise eventual consistency issues by retrying any request for which it receives a 412 status response. It will continue to do this up to the configured validation timeout.
Additionally, Gateway now supports the utilization of HashiCorp Vault Agent by supplying the X-Vault-Request header when making requests.
AA-6830 Active Console, Gateway Setup Editor, Web Server Improved password handling in Active Console and Web Dashboard.
AA-6833 Gateway Schema Gateway can now omit server certificate validation when connecting to the HashiCorp Vault.
AA-6837 Gateway The following changes were made in the Obcerv Connection sampler:
  • The Obcerv Connection sampler is automatically included in the Fix Analyser 2 Netprobe whenever the FA2 Netprobe contains a Fix Analyser 2 sampler with the publishToObcerv setting set to true or not configured.
  • It is automatically included in Netprobe if the Netprobe has an FKM sampler with the obcervPublishing setting configured.
AA-6838 Gateway, Netprobe Direct publishing to Obcerv now uses the same filters as Outbound Stream publishing.
AA-6846 Fix Analyser 2 Netprobe The Fix Analyzer Obcerv Publishing feature is no longer in a pilot phase and is now generally available.
AA-6850 Netprobe The following changes were made in the Dynamic Entities Health sampler:
  • By default, both pending entities and accepted entities with no rejected samplers are now excluded in the Entities dataview. A new configuration, entities > showAll, has been added to specify whether these entities should be displayed or not.
  • Streams with no dropped messages are now excluded from the Streams dataview. Similarly, a new configuration, streams > showAll, has been added to specify whether these streams should be displayed or not.
AA-6851 Gateway You can now configure the level of information displayed by the Gateway-managedEntitiesData sampler. It can now display either summary information or both summary and details.
AA-6862 Gateway Helm Chart, Netprobe Helm Chart Containers used by Netprobe and Gateway Helm charts now have limits and requests by default.
AA-6864 Netprobe Helm Chart The storageClassName setting of all PVCs used by the Netprobe Helm chart is now configurable
AA-6865 Schema The default stale data timeout has been increased from 5 minutes to 6 minutes.
AA-6868 Netprobe If a Dynamic Entity has been created but the request has not yet been sent to the Gateway, this entity is now labeled as PENDING instead of UNKNOWN.
AZUREMON-489 Azure Azure EventHub Collector can now extract the primary aggregation type and corresponding units from incoming metrics via the Azure Monitoring API.
COL-9350 Netprobe FKM now supports filenames with more than 300 characters.
COL-11759 Netprobe, Fix Analyser 2 Netprobe, File Agent Geneos components on RHEL 9 now use libnsl2.
COL-11770 Schema, Fix Analyser 2 Netprobe, File Agent TLS connection between File Agent and Fix Analyser 2 Netprobe is now supported.
COL-11783 Netprobe All IBM-i plugins are now able to securely connect to an IBM-i server remotely to collect data.
COL-11804 Collection Agent MongoDB plugin now supports monitoring of Replication Set.
COL-11811 Netprobe The Net-SNMP library has been upgraded to 5.9.4 to address the security vulnerabiity: BSDA-2022-2160.
COL-11825 Netprobe You can now configure the CA certificate for PostgreSQL SSL connections in SQL Toolkit.
COL-11830 Collection Agent MongoDB plugin now supports MongoDB 7.x.
COL-11844 Gateway FKM plugin can now publish directly to Obcerv rather than using the Publisher plugin.
COL-11845 Gateway, Netprobe If an FKM plugin is configured to directly publish FKM data to Obcerv, then all publishing to Obcerv via the Publisher plugin is now disabled. This prevents the publication of duplicate data to Obcerv.
COL-11864 Netprobe Publishing log data to Obcerv through the Publisher plugin has been deprecated. It is now possible to publish FKM plugin log data directly to Obcerv without needing to configure a Publisher plugin.
COL-11877 Netprobe FKM plugin customized messages are now correctly shown in trigger details when using start and end tags.
COL-11898 Netprobe The Netty library has been upgraded to 4.1.100.Final to address the following security vulnerabilities:
  • CVE-2023-4586
  • CVE-2023-44487
HAAW-414 AWS The AWS metric statistics have been updated, and new metrics have been added following the latest AWS official documentation.
HAAW-441 AWS The Netty library has been upgraded to 4.1.100 to address the securtiy vulnerability: CVE-2023-4586.
HAAW-443 AWS The OkHttp3 library has been upgraded to 4.12.0 to address the securtiy vulnerability: CVE-2023-3635.
OACM-41 Collection Agent, Fluentd Forward plugin, Opentelemetry plugin, Prometheus plugin The Netty library has been upgraded to 4.1.100 to address the following security vulnerabilities:
  • CVE-2023-4586
  • CVE-2023-44487
VI-9624 Active Console, Gateway Setup Editor Control Flow Guard is now enabled in the Active Console and Gateway Setup Editor binaries.
VI-9641 Active Console, Gateway Setup Editor, Web Server The Google Guava library in the Active Console and Web Server has been upgraded to 32.0.1-JRE to address the securtiy vulnerability: CVE-2023-2976.
VI-9649 Active Console, Gateway Setup Editor, Web Server TThe Bouncy Castle library in the Active Console and Web Dashboard has been upgraded to 1.75 to address the securtiy vulnerability: CVE-2023-33201 (BDSA-2023-1625).
VI-9650 Active Console, Gateway Setup Editor The Jackson Databind library in the Active Console has been upgraded to 2.15.2.
VI-9651 Web Server The Jetty libraries in the Web Dashboard has been upgraded to 9.4.51.v20230217 to address the following security vulnerabilities:
  • CVE-2023-26048 (BDSA-2023-088)
  • CVE-2023-26049 (BDSA-2023-0888)
VI-9658 Active Console, Gateway Setup Editor The Jackson Databind library in the Active Console has been upgraded to 2.15.3 to address the securtiy vulnerability: CVE-2023-35116 (BDSA-2023-1491).
VI-9661 Web Server The Spring Security library in the Web Dashboard has been upgraded to 5.8.5 to address the following security vulnerabilities:
  • CVE-2023-34035 (BDSA-2023-1821)
  • BDSA-2023-1825
VI-9667 Active Console, Gateway Setup Editor Active Console can now create historical charts from an Obcerv Platform 2.0 data source.
VI-9688 Web Server The Jetty libraries in the Web Dashboard have been upgraded to 9.4.53.v20231009 to address the following security vulnerabilities:
  • CVE-2023-44487 (BDSA-2023-2732)
  • BDSA-2023-2721
VI-9689 Active Console, Gateway Setup Editor, Web Server The JSON-Java library in the Active Console and Web Server has been upgraded to 20231013 to address the securtiy vulnerability: CVE-2023-5072 (BDSA-2023-2760).

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Issue key Component Release description
AA-6808 Netprobe Default throttle period for batching of dynamic objects is now set to 10 seconds.
After a configuration update related to dynamic entities, the next batch of dynamic objects is now sent immediately instead of waiting for the batch timeout period.
AA-6812 Gateway The /PROBE:disassociate command can now be used to remove a Self-Announcing Netprobe from a Gateway when the Netprobe is disconnected, as well as when it is suspended.
AA-6861 Gateway Gateway no longer crashes when refusing license requests for dynamic entities after losing its connection to the Licence Daemon.
AA-6877 Gateway Self-monitoring samplers now always use the default plugin settings for each plugin
COL-6000 Netprobe Single-grouped messages can now correctly show grouped rows when messages are configured using regex capture groups.
COL-9409 Fix Analyser 2 Netprobe The memory protection maximum limit for the Fix Analyser Netprobe has been removed.
COL-11092 Fix Analyser 2 Netprobe, File Agent Fix Analyser 2 Netprobe and File Agent binaries are now supported in RHEL 8 and RHEL 9.
COL-11140 Netprobe Hardware plugin can now accurately acquire Windows OS names.
COL-11883 Netprobe The issue causing Netprobe to consume additional memory resources when using the SQL Toolkit Plugin on Oracle database has been resolved through the upgrade of SQLAPI++ to version 5.2.6.
COL-11884 Netprobe The Oracle database cursor leak bug on the SQL Toolkit plugin has been fixed.
VI-9259 Active Console, Gateway Setup Editor Active Console now correctly updates sample time in the Metrics view when it changes.
VI-9521 Web Server The Jetty server version of Web Server is no longer shown in error and response messages.
VI-9577 Active Console, Gateway Setup Editor The GSE save button is now enabled after making changes to the Collector custom YAML config.
VI-9623 Active Console, Gateway Setup Editor Improved password security for Active Console SSO login and Gateway login.
VI-9628 Gateway Gateway now generates a ticker event for a severity change that causes an item to become unsnoozed, regardless of whether severity changes are configured to be ignored when the item is snoozed.
VI-9640 Active Console, Gateway Setup Editor Gateway Setup Editor can now create a new document tab when using a schema version with pre-release information such as -ALPHA.
VI-9660 Active Console, Gateway Setup Editor The previous dataview is now being displayed as streaming data restarts to enhance instant visibility.
VI-9664 Active Console, Gateway Setup Editor Gateway Setup Editor’s Rule Group now properly renders the default table when Add New is clicked.
VI-9665 Active Console, Gateway Setup Editor Gateway Setup Editor YAML editor now displays correctly when using variables while switching from XML to Normal mode.
VI-9684 Active Console, Gateway Setup Editor Historical chart error messages are now shown in a dialog with a text area. This prevents the error dialog from expanding indefinitely.

Geneos 6.5.1 Copied

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Released: 22 September 2023

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Azure Marketplace

New features and enhancements Copied

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Issue key Component Release description
AA-6836 Netprobe The option to directly publish from FKM to Obcerv has been removed. This will be reinstated in GA6.6.0.

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COL-11852 Netprobe, Fix Analyser 2 Netprobe, File Agent Netprobe no longer incorrectly rejects the inter-probe messages used by the Message Tracker plugin.

Geneos 6.5.0 Copied

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Active Console and Web Dashboard versions 6.4.x and 6.5.x are not available for download from our website. Additionally, State Only Active Console has been temporarily removed in the Active Console package. We recommend that you download the latest available version 6.6.x or newer for Active Console and Web Dashboard.

Released: 31 August 2023

This release delivers the updates for the following Geneos components:

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AWS Marketplace

Azure Marketplace

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Issue key Component Release description
AA-5631 Gateway Correct user details are now retrieved when Gateway is configured to use case-insensitive username, and a User Assignment command is issued with a manually typed username.
AA-6657 Docker Image Updated the working directory of the Gateway container from /gateway to /gateway/persist/data. This allows the Gateway container to run using an OpenShift security context constraint (SCC) that restricts readOnlyRootFilesystem to true.
AA-6724 Gateway When publishing to Obcerv, Gateway now automatically recognizes ISO 8601 timestamps with explicit offsets from UTC, in addition to those with the no offset (Z) suffix.
AA-6777 Gateway, Netprobe The following modifications have been made in the Dynamic Entity and Dynamic sampler creation to reduce the load on the Gateway:
  • Netprobe now processes dynamic object builds by batch.
  • Requests are no longer being sent to Gateway.
AA-6780 Netprobe Helm Chart Netprobe Helm Charts are now deployed as StatefulSets.
AA-6781 Docker Image, Netprobe Helm Chart For DaemonSet Netprobe, there is a new persistence.netprobeDirectory setting that specifies the directory in the node where persistence files for Netprobe are stored.
AA-6783 Netprobe Added the selfAnnounce > userAssignmentAndSnoozeFilenamePrefix setting in the Netprobe setup file that specifies the prefix for the snooze and user assignment files. When configured, Netprobe now overrides the probe name in the user assignment and snooze files with the value assigned in the userAssignmentAndSnoozeFilenamePrefix.
AA-6786 Gateway Gateway now adds the plugin name as a property to datapoints that are sent to Obcerv.
AA-6789 Netprobe Netprobe no longer sends remove requests to a Gateway for rejected dynamic objects.
AA-6790 Gateway The flushRuleJobs method in Gateway now works correctly when called during a SAN timeout or Dynamic Object removal while a setup change is in progress.
AA-6792 Gateway Gateway now stores user assignments and snoozes solely from imported or non-Self-Announcing Netprobes.
AA-6797 Fix Analyser 2 Netprobe, Gateway, Netprobe Improved CPU efficiency of Managed Entity Data dataview sampling.
AA-6801 Gateway The connection is no longer dropped if Self-Announcing Netprobe has no Managed Entities.
AA-6805 Netprobe Helm Chart The default name for the Netprobe daemon set is now derived from the node name to ensure consistency across restarts.
AA-6807 Gateway Schema Gateway now supports TLS certificate-based authentication when connecting to HashiCorp Vault. The GSE schema for externalPasswords > hashiCorpVault has been updated to allow the selection of authentication mode.
AA-6810 Gateway Handling of large setups has been improved, reducing the time needed to update the Gateway Setup.
AA-6821 Docker Image The Gateway Docker image now includes a Self-Announcing Netprobe timeout by default.
CAGC-5 Collection Agent, Netprobe A new Google Cloud Platform that runs with the Collection Agent is now available for monitoring Google Services.
COL-11673 Fix Analyser 2 Netprobe, Netprobe FKM plugin can now publish source types, such as filename, stream, and ntEventLog directly to Obcerv.
COL-11691 File Agent Control Flow Guard is now enabled in the Netprobe and File Agent Windows binaries.
COL-11757 Collection Agent A new MongoDB plugin that runs with the Collection Agent is now available for monitoring the MongoDB database environment.
COL-11796 Netprobe Prometheus plugin 3.1.2 is now packaged with Netprobe 6.5.0.
UTL-1252 SSO Agent The net.minidev.json-smart library in the SSO Agent has been upgraded to 2.4.11 to address the security vulnerability: CVE-2023-1370 (BDSA-2023-0616).

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AA-6747 Active Console, Fix Analyser 2 Netprobe, Gateway Setup Editor, Gateway Recorder, Licence Auditor, Licence Daemon, Webslinger, Web Server The validation of incoming EMF2 messages for Geneos components has been improved. This reduces the chances of malformed messages causing unpredictable issues such as crashes or sudden disconnections.
AA-6758 Gateway Fixed an issue where Gateway crashes when the connection to the MS SQL Server database was disrupted.
AA-6771 Gateway Self-Announcing Netprobe no longer ends up in an invalid state when there are no configured Managed Entities defined, and a setup modification has been made on the Gateway since the SAN connected.
AA-6798 Netprobe Gateway no longer resends hybrid sampler creation requests if the existing request is still in progress.
AA-6814 Gateway Gateway no longer crashes when an SSO user has a role with no data access permissions.
AA-6815 Netprobe Netprobe no longer enters a deadlock when the Gateway is unresponsive and the Netprobe is communicating with a Collection Agent.
AA-6817 Gateway The list variables defined on samplers no longer force a re-evaluation of the Probe setup and rules associated with the samplers. This update improves setup time when changing the Gateway setup.
COL-11771 Fix Analyser 2 Netprobe, Gateway, Netprobe Netprobe now works properly when processing HTTP chunked transfer encoding payload.

Geneos 6.4.0 Copied

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Released: 3 July 2023

This release delivers the updates for the following Geneos components:

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AWS Marketplace

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Issue key Component Release description
AA-6414 Netprobe The following changes were made in FKM samplers created under Dynamic Entity:
  • Entity name is no longer displayed in the name column.
  • Entity name is removed from the sourceAlias field in outbound stream messages.
AA-6673 Gateway An improved error message is now displayed when a relative path alias uses a path variable to specify a headline or a column name.
AA-6689 Gateway Dataviews in the Gateway Load plugin are now limited to a configurable number of rows which is set to 200 by default. This avoids severe performance issues in applying rules to large dataviews.
AA-6707 Webslinger The Webslinger setup template now includes a better Obcerv URL example under the SSO Authentication Settings section.
AA-6708 Gateway Helm Chart You can now specify a list of persistentVolumeClaims in the Helm configuration. This requests persistent volumes that can be used across different Gateway releases.
AA-6709 Gateway A new setting has been added to the Gateway Helm configuration that allows users to make their Gateway setup read-only.
AA-6711 Gateway Helm Chart Gateway Helm deployment now supports Obcerv URL and API key file configuration options.
AA-6715 Active Console, Gateway Setup Editor, Gateway, Webslinger, Licence Daemon, Web Server, Fix Analyser 2 Netprobe, File Agent Geneos components supported on Linux now report the correct build OS.
AA-6716 Active Console, Gateway Setup Editor, Netprobe Geneos components supported on Windows now report the correct build OS.
AA-6717 Netprobe Geneos components supported on AIX now report the correct build OS.
AA-6732 Gateway It is now possible to store the Obcerv Connection settings in a setup include file while enabling or disabling them in the main file.
AA-6733 Gateway Samplers, Neprobe Parameters, Runtime Parameters, and Managed Entity Attributes are now republished every hour to Obcerv as Entity Attributes.
AA-6737 Netprobe Netprobe can now display self-monitoring signals generated by collectors in the Collection Agent.
AA-6740 Gateway, Netprobe, Fix Analyser 2 Netprobe Geneos components now limit the size of message batches to 4MB when sending datapoints to Obcerv to avoid triggering a gRPC error.

Note

Single messages exceeding 4MB will still cause an error.
AA-6775 Schema Pilot Feature: The Fix Analyser 2 plugin has the ability to publish data to Obcerv by enabling the publishToObcerv option.
C2-298 Kubernetes plugin The Kubernetes Plugin now supports log collection on kubernetes clusters using containerd/CRI-O container runtimes.
COL-11094 Gateway, Netprobe You can now configure the buffer size for dynamic streams.
COL-11520 Netprobe You can now set the minimum TLS version through the Windows Netprobe installer.
COL-11544 Gateway, Netprobe Microsoft ODBC 18 is now supported.
COL-11601 Gateway, Netprobe, Fix Analyser 2 Netprobe A TLS-enabled connection in the Microsoft SQL Server database is now supported in the SQL Toolkit plugin.
COL-11629 Netprobe Helm Chart The Alertmanager Webhook collector of the Prometheus plugin can now be configured in the Netprobe Helm chart.
COL-11643 Netprobe Third-party JAR files can now be specified as a classpath argument in the JVM arguments configuration of the Collection Agent.
COL-11644 Collection Agent, Netprobe A new JDBC Plugin that runs with the Collection Agent is now available for monitoring user-defined data from the database.
COL-11695 Gateway, Netprobe The gRPC C++ library in Gateway and Netprobe has been upgraded to 1.55.1, which was compiled using C-Ares 1.19.1, to address the following security vulnerabilities:
  • CVE-2020-8277
  • CVE-2021-3672 (BDSA-2021-2387 )
  • CVE-2022-4904 (BDSA-2022-3990)
  • CVE-2023-31124 (BDSA-2023-1270)
  • CVE-2023-31130 (BDSA-2023-1273)
  • CVE-2023-31147 (BDSA-2023-1276)
  • CVE-2023-32067 (BDSA-2023-1277)
COL-11734 Netprobe Helm Chart The following Collection Agent and plugin versions are now packaged with Netprobe 6.4.0:
  • Collection Agent 3.4.0
  • JDBC Plugin 3.0.0
  • Kubernetes Plugin 3.3.3
  • OpenTelemetry Plugin 3.1.2
UTL-1137 Gateway, Netprobe The Apache Xerces C++ library in the Active Console, Gateway, Netprobe, and Web Server has been upgraded to 3.2.4 to address the security vulnerability: CVE-2023-31124 (BDSA-2023-1270).
UTL-1139 Gateway Updated the libxml2 and libxslt libraries in Gateway to 2.11.4 and 1.1.38, respectively, to address the following security vulnerabilities:
  • CVE-2016-3709 (BDSA-2016-1740)
  • CVE-2019-19956 (BDSA-2019-4050)
  • CVE-2021-3517 (BDSA-2021-1279)
  • CVE-2021-3518 (BDSA-2021-1281)
  • CVE-2021-3537 (BDSA-2021-1368)
  • CVE-2021-3541 (BDSA-2021-1835)
  • CVE-2022-23308 (BDSA-2022-0506)
  • CVE-2022-29824 (BDSA-2022-1220)
  • CVE-2022-40303 (BDSA-2022-2930)
  • CVE-2022-40304 (BDSA-2022-2931)
  • CVE-2023-29469 (BDSA-2023-0811)
  • CVE-2023-28484 (BDSA-2023-0813)
  • BDSA-2019-4208
  • BDSA-2020-0107
  • BDSA-2020-2277
  • BDSA-2021-1278
VI-9581 Active Console, Gateway Setup Editor In the State Only Active Console, you can now select items on the State Tree by clicking the corresponding items in list views and the event ticker table.
VI-9582 Active Console, Gateway Setup Editor When using a State Only Active Console, clicking a gateway-severityData plugin cell now opens the corresponding dataview.
VI-9583 Active Console, Gateway Setup Editor The Notifier Manager has been disabled in the State Only Active Console.
VI-9584 Active Console, Gateway Setup Editor The following modifications have been made to the State Overview tab when using the State Only Active Console:
  • The Sampling Errors list view is no longer available.
  • The Critical and Warning (Under Selection) list view now references samplers instead of cells.
VI-9585 Active Console, Gateway Setup Editor The Active Console and the State Only Active Console can now be run concurrently, and saving workspaces in both should no longer cause errors.
VI-9587 Active Console, Gateway Setup Editor When using the State Only Active Console, manually adding paths to list views is no longer allowed to include cells, descendants, or the asterisk (*) wildcard. Attempting to add these will result in a validation error.
VI-9602 Active Console, Gateway Setup Editor Event ticker updates are now throttled to prevent them from causing CPU usage issues.
VI-9603 Active Console, Gateway Setup Editor Active Console no longer throws an Invalid Instance ID exception when a Geneos item is dropped.
VI-9607 Active Console, Gateway Setup Editor The handling of the dataview timer has been improved so that the dataview is always up-to-date.
VI-9608 Active Console, Gateway Setup Editor Geneos components supported on Darwin now report the correct build OS.
VI-9610 Web Server The Spring Security libraries in the Web Dashboard have been upgraded to 5.8.3 to address the security vulnerability: BDSA-2023-0873.
VI-9611 Active Console, Gateway Setup Editor The JSON-smart library in the Active Console and Web Server has been upgraded to 2.4.10 to address the security vulnerability: CVE-2023-1370.
VI-9618 Active Console, Gateway Setup Editor In State Only Active Console mode, adding the asterisk (*) wildcard, cells, or descendants to list view XPaths will result in an error message that prompts the user to use a regular Active Console if they need to use paths with those items.
VI-9620 Active Console, Gateway Setup Editor The JSON-Java library in the Active Console and Web Server has been upgraded to 20230227 to address the security vulnerability: CVE-2022-45688.
VI-9625 Active Console, Gateway Setup Editor The option to load remote list views and dashboards has been removed when the Active Console is running in state only mode.
VI-9626 Active Console, Gateway Setup Editor When opening a workspace file with an incorrect type or extension, an error message is now displayed prompting you to select the workspace with the corresponding extension file.

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AA-6690 Gateway The Gateway Load plugin will now process a statistics file only once per sample interval, even if the file is updated more often.
AA-6730 Gateway Fixed the issue where the Gateway cannot connect to the Gateway Hub if the app-key file is missing the sso_provider setting.
AA-6731 Gateway Dataviews imported from other Gateways are now logged as dataviewsUnpublished instead of dataviewsInError in the Obcerv and Gateway Hub Summary views.
AA-6752 Gateway Gateway now sends signals to Obcerv when a cell is marked as Active or Inactive.
AA-6754 Gateway /groups/users request sent from Gateway to SSO Agent now correctly URL encodes group names that contain characters that are not valid in a URI.
C2-368 Collection Agent The SnakeYAML in the Collection Agent has been upgraded to address the security vulnerability: CVE-2022-1471 (BDSA-2022-3447).
C2-389 Collection Agent The issue with exporting logs from Open Telemetry plugin to the Collection Agent via OLTP has been resolved.
COL-6357 Gateway, Netprobe The SQL Toolkit memory leak that occurs when the plugin could not establish a connection to the SQL Server database has been fixed.
COL-6629 Gateway, Netprobe Network plugin in Linux now displays the correct values for Speed and Duplex when these data are Unknown on ethtool.
COL-11530 Integrations Fixed an issue where the thread and memory usage of the VMWare integration plugin increased when the properties file was touched or updated.
COL-11709 Netprobe Netprobe no longer crashes when dataviews are removed during the EntityGroupSnapshot processing.
VI-9592 Active Console, Gateway Setup Editor When Active Console is configured with an incorrect SSO provider URL, more information is now provided in the error dialog box.
VI-9632 Active Console, Gateway Setup Editor Saving a workspace with boolean listview filters now generates a working workspace file that can be loaded properly.

Geneos 6.3.1 Copied

Released: 2 May 2023

This release delivers the updates for the following Geneos components:

ITRS Downloads

ITRS Docker repository

ITRS Helm repository

New features and enhancements Copied

These are the new features and enhancements of this release:

Issue key Component Release description
COL-11628 Netprobe Helm Chart The remote write collector and target scrape collector of the Prometheus plugin can now be configured in the Netprobe Helm chart.
COL-11642 Netprobe Fixed an unhandled exception in the Uptrends plugin that causes samplers without configured Monitor Groups to have empty data.
COL-11654 Netprobe, Netprobe Helm Chart, FIX Analyser 2 You can now load stack-trace-data.so which allows you to debug uncaught exceptions in Gateway and Netprobe Helm charts.
COL-11664 Netprobe Collection Agent 3.3.1 and Kubernetes plugin 3.3.2 are now packaged with Netprobe 6.3.1.
VI-8983 Active Console, Gateway Setup Editor The Active Console MacOS binary is now notarized by the Apple notary service.
UTL-1249 SSO Agent SSO Agent now supports Oracle Unified Directory.

Issues fixed Copied

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Issue key Component Release description
AA-6739 Gateway Gateway no longer attempts to resend a batch of datapoints to Obcerv if it receives a GRPC ERROR[2] (Unknown).

Geneos 6.3.0 Copied

Released: 30 March 2023

This release delivers the updates for the following Geneos components:

ITRS Downloads

AWS Marketplace

Azure Marketplace

ITRS Docker repository

ITRS Helm repository

Highlights Copied

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New features and enhancements Copied

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Issue key Component Release description
AA-6638 Gateway Gateway can now connect to Centralised Configuration App in Obcerv which will manage its configuration.
AA-6639 Gateway Gateway can now request setup changes and validation requests on behalf of an Active Console SSO user when using the Centralised Configuration App inside of Obcerv.
AA-6681 Gateway When the Administrator user uses GSE to load, validate, or change the Gateway setup stored in Centralised Config, the Gateway presents its own access token to Obcerv instead of any SSO token obtained by the user in the GSE. The author of any setup change will be shown as the Gateway user, not Administrator.
AA-6688 Gateway ActiveTime variables can now be defined within Self-announcing Netprobe setup.
AA-6692 Docker Image The base image for the Gateway and the Netprobe Docker containers has been updated to Red Hat UBI8.
AA-6695 Gateway The Protocol Buffers library has been updated to 3.21.6 to address the following security vulnerabilities:
  • CVE-2022-1941
  • CVE-2022-3171
COL-11445 Netprobe SQL Toolkit plugin connecting to the Postgresql database now supports TLS/SSL connections.
COL-11453 Netprobe The Protocol Buffers library in Netprobe has been upgraded to 3.21.7 to address the following security vulnerabilities:
  • CVE-2022-3510 (BDSA-2022-3221)
  • CVE-2022-3509 (BDSA-2022-3787)
  • CVE-2022-3171 (BDSA-2022-2886)
COL-11619 Netprobe The value used as the baseline for Netprobe memory protection has been updated to handle the case where samplers were added or removed to indicate more accurate baseline memory usage.
COL-11645 Netprobe Collection Agent 3.3.0 and Kubernetes Plugin 3.3.1 are now packaged with Netprobe 6.3.0.
VI-9549 Web Server Web Dashboard now supports user authentication by Obcerv as an alternative to the ITRS SSO Agent.
VI-9550 Active Console, Gateway Setup Editor Active Console now supports user authentication by Obcerv as an alternative to the ITRS SSO Agent.
VI-9554 Web Server A secretKey file will now be created in the config folder during Web Dashboard startup. This key will be used to encrypt and decrypt the Gateway password. Password decryption using the hardcoded secret key file is no longer possible.
VI-9557 Active Console, Gateway Setup Editor The SnakeYAML library in the Active Console and Gateway Setup Editor has been upgraded to 2.0 to address the following security vulnerabilities:
  • CVE-2022-1471
  • CVE-2022-41854
VI-9578 Web Server The Apache Commons FileUpload library in the Web Dashboard has been upgraded to 1.5 to address the security vulnerability: CVE-2023-24998 (BDSA-2023-0357).

Issues fixed Copied

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Issue key Component Release description
AA-6684 Gateway Fixed an issue where Gateway crashes when a configured mapping type is deleted while there are hybrid samplers like FKM.
C2-370 Collection Agent, Kubernetes Fixed an exception when collecting filesystem usage percentage in the Kubernetes plugin.
COL-10545 Gateway, Netprobe, FIX Analyser 2 SQL Toolkit plugin connecting to the MySQL database now supports TLS/SSL connection.
COL-11508 Netprobe Fixed an issue where Netprobe with an RMC plugin hangs after restarting the ADH process.
COL-11627 Netprobe Netprobe now supports SIGNAL_EVENT data point types, which can be streamed through to be collected by an FKM sampler.
VI-9289 Active Console, Gateway Setup Editor The default value for MaxHeartBeatInterval has been changed from 70s to 35s.
VI-9560 Active Console, Gateway Setup Editor Active Console no longer throws an exception when entity attribute names contain dots.

Geneos 6.2.1 Copied

Released: 16 February 2023

This release delivers the updates for the following Geneos components:

ITRS Downloads

ITRS Docker repository

ITRS Helm repository

Issues fixed Copied

These are the issues we have fixed in this release:

Issue key Component Release description
C2-373 Collection Agent Namespace is now included in the default directory where the Collection Agent DaemonSet persistence files are stored.

Note

Upgrading to Netprobe Helm chart version 6.2.2 or newer may result in the previous directory being orphaned and any persistent data being ignored. For more information, see Geneos Upgrade Notes.
COL-4269 Netprobe The SQL Toolkit plugin now allows timeout configuration that causes a query to be cancelled after the timeout period has passed. By default, this timeout is disabled.
COL-11567 Gateway You can now disable the TLS verification when using the Publisher plugin to publish data to Obcerv.

Geneos 6.2.0 Copied

Released: 31 January 2023

This release delivers the updates for the following Geneos components:

ITRS Downloads

AWS Marketplace

Azure Marketplace

ITRS Docker repository

ITRS Helm repository

Highlights Copied

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Breaking changes Copied

If you are upgrading from an earlier version of Geneos, please read Upgrade Notes for compatibility changes you should be aware of before upgrading.

New features and enhancements Copied

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Issue key Component Release description
AA-5460 Gateway Added _ALERT_CLEARED that shows the date and time when the alert is cleared.
AA-6610 Gateway HashiCorp Vault is now supported as an external password manager.
COL-9484 Gateway, Netprobe, Webslinger Webslinger plugin now has the option to choose TLS versions.
COL-11312 Netprobe You can now enable or disable the MultiSubnetFailover option in the SQL Toolkit plugin for the Microsoft SQL Server database. This setting is disabled by default
COL-11340 Netprobe The Gateway name is now included in the FKM outbound stream log data published to both Elasticsearch and Splunk.
COL-11519 Gateway Netprobe logging is improved so that unnecessary setup changes are no longer logged.
COL-11568 Netprobe Helm chart The Fluentd Forward configuration has been added to the Netprobe Helm chart.
COL-11569 Netprobe Helm chart Managed Entities can now be configured for Netprobes deployed in Kubernetes environments using the Netprobe Helm chart.
COL-11574 Netprobe The Netty libraries in Netprobe have been upgraded to 4.1.86-Final to address the following security vulnerabilities:
  • CVE-2022-41915 (BDSA-2022-3560)
  • CVE-2022-41881 (BDSA-2022-3559)
COL-11577 Netprobe The following binaries are packaged with Netprobe 6.2.0, and are now available for download from the ITRS Downloads:
  • Collection Agent 3.2.2
  • AWS plugin 3.3.0
  • Azure plugin 3.2.0
  • OpenTelemetry plugin 3.1.1
  • Fluentd Forward plugin 3.0.1
  • Prometheus plugin 3.1.1
VI-7912 Active Console, Gateway Setup Editor When a notification pop-up, List View, or Event Ticker item is clicked, the corresponding node in the State Tree where that item belongs is also selected.
VI-9555 Active Console, Gateway Setup Editor You can now enable or disable state tree follow selection by using the Enable follow selection option. Additionally, these modifications brought about adjustments to the Active Console settings:
  • Some menu items, such as General, Connection, and System Tray, have been moved.
  • The Appearance section was created.
AZUREMON-357 Azure The Azure-core library has been updated to 1.35.0 to update the Netty project transitive dependency to version 4.1.79-FINAL. This addresses the following security vulnerabilities for Netty:
  • BDSA-2021-0311
  • CVE-2022-24823
  • CVE-2021-43797
AZUREMON-476 Azure The Azure-core library has been updated to 1.35.0 to update the Woodstox-core project transitive dependency to version 6.4.0. This addresses the following security vulnerabilities for Woodstox-core:
  • BDSA-2022-2582
  • BDSA-2022-2580

Geneos 6.1.2 Copied

Released: 19 January 2023

This release delivers the updates for the following Geneos components:

ITRS Downloads

ITRS Docker repository

ITRS Helm repository

Breaking changes Copied

If you are upgrading from an earlier version of Geneos, please read Upgrade Notes for compatibility changes you should be aware of before upgrading.

Issues fixed Copied

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Issue key Component Release description
VI-9567 Active Console, Gateway, Netprobe Fixed the incorrect display in Geneos 6.1.x of the following Dynamic Entities settings:
  • Dynamic Entities > Collection Agent Parameters > Collection Agent
  • Dynamic Entities > Collectors > Plugin

Geneos 6.1.1 Copied

Released: 4 January 2023

This release delivers the updates for the following Geneos components:

ITRS Downloads

ITRS Docker repository

ITRS Helm repository

Breaking changes Copied

If you are upgrading from an earlier version of Geneos, please read Upgrade Notes for compatibility changes you should be aware of before upgrading.

New features and enhancements Copied

These are the new features and enhancements of this release:

Issue key Component Release description
C2-362 Collection Agent Derived metrics from the OpenTelemetry plugin are now aggregated and exported similar to metrics received over the network.
C2-367 Collection Agent Resource and scope attributes that are not selected for inclusion as dimensions are now retained as properties. This behavior may be disabled via configuration to drop the excluded dimension mappings. Individual metric, log, and trace attributes are now always mapped to properties and not to dimensions.
COL-11534 Netprobe The Geneos Workflow plugin now correctly maps empty histogram data to empty cells in the dataview.
VI-9558 Active Console, Web Dashboard The PostgreSQL library in the Active Console and Web Dashboard has been upgraded to version 42.5.1 to address the security vulnerability CVE-2022-41946.

Issues fixed Copied

These are the issues we have fixed in this release:

Issue key Component Release description
AA-6646 Gateway Gateway publishing no longer crashes when Gateway-SQL clears dataview.
AA-6650 Gateway Gateway no longer crashes when a command list is sent to the Gateway during Netprobe setup changes.

Geneos 6.1.0 Copied

Released: 1 December 2022

This release delivers the updates for the following Geneos components:

ITRS Downloads

AWS Marketplace

Azure Marketplace

ITRS Docker repository

ITRS Helm repository

Highlights Copied

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New features and enhancements Copied

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Issue key Component Release description
AA-6522 Gateway Collectors now come with built-in mappings that are automatically added to the mappings used by the Netprobe.
AA-6532 Gateway Gateway publishing now supports filtering based on exclude filters.
AA-6549 Gateway Gateway can now connect to a Standalone SSO Agent using Basic Authentication to get a list of users for the User Assignment drop-down menu.
AA-6556 Gateway, Netprobe Updated Protocol Buffers version to 3.19.4 to address the security vulnerability: CVE-2021-22570
AA-6557 Gateway, Netprobe Updated CAres version to 1.17.2 to address the security vulnerabilities:
  • CVE-2021-3672
  • CVE-2020-8277
AA-6577 Gateway, Netprobe Dynamic Entity metrics that are not updated within the configured stale data timeout are no longer published to Obcerv and are displayed as blank cells in Active Console.
AA-6592 Gateway When Gateway publishes severity events to Obcerv, the message text now uses severity names instead of numeric values.
AA-6623 Gateway Gateway name is now included as a datapoint property to all datapoints sent by Gateway to Obcerv.
AA-6627 Gateway You can now configure the default GRPC connection parameters for Obcerv.
AA-6632 Gateway TLS verification can now be disabled when connecting to Obcerv to publish data.
AA-6634 Gateway Gateway now creates the dataview-dynamic-schemas cache only when publishing to Gateway Hub 2.x.x .
COL-8662 Netprobe MQ plugins now look up passwords from external password vault at the time of use.
COL-11302 Netprobe Variables and external passwords are now supported in MQ plugins.
COL-11303 Netprobe [Pilot Feature]: Add Refinitiv RTO Feed Adapter, a new MDM Feed Adapter which connects to Refinitiv’s Real Time Optimized environment.
COL-11414 Gateway, Netprobe, Fixed Analyser 2 Netprobe SQL Toolkit plugin now supports Kerberos Authentication when connecting to Sybase
COL-11427 Netprobe The output of the ShowDynamicMappings now includes the last update time for the selected metric.
COL-11452 Netprobe The Jackson databind library in the Netprobe package has been upgraded to 2.13.4.2 to address the security vulnerabilities:
  • CVE-2022-42004
  • CVE-2022-42003
COL-11459 Gateway, Netprobe Fluentd Forward plugin is now added to the list of Collection Agent plugins that can be configured and used in Geneos.
COL-11460 Netprobe The Fluentd Foward plugin 3.0.0 binaries are packaged with Netprobe 6.1.0, and are now available to download from the ITRS Downloads.
COL-11490 Netprobe For Obcerv destinations in the Publisher plugin, the default batch size is now 1000 and the default batch timeout is now 1 second. Also, the Publisher plugin now sends gRPC messages to Obcerv using GZIP compression.
COL-11501 Netprobe The Prometheus plugin 3.1.0 binaries are packaged with Netprobe 6.1.0, and are now available to download from the ITRS Downloads.
COL-11502 Netprobe The Azure plugin 3.1.0 and AWS plugin 3.2.0 binaries are packaged with Netprobe 6.1.0, and are now available to download from the ITRS Downloads.
COL-11505 Netprobe The Collection Agent 3.2.1, Kubernetes Plugin 3.2.1, and OpenTelemetry Plugin 3.0.1 binaries are packaged with Netprobe 6.1.0, and are now available to download from the ITRS Downloads.
UTL-1225 SSO Agent Updated Undertow Core version to 2.2.20 to resolve the following security vulnerabilities:
  • CVE-2022-1672
  • CVE-2022-1259
UTL-1231 SSO Agent SSO Agent is now allowed to use a Kerberos keytab instead of a password.
UTL-1242 SSO Agent The default logback.xml in SSO Agent now includes the date in the log timestamp.
UTL-1244 Gateway, Netprobe The base Docker container of Gateway and Netprobe is now updated to 8.7.929.
VI-9497, VI-9498, VI-9499 Active Console The Java version packaged with Active Console for Windows , Linux, and macOS is now updated to OpenJDK 11.x. This update also addresses the following security vulnerabilities:
  • CVE-2017-3272
  • CVE-2017-3241
  • CVE-2012-1531
VI-9500 Web Dashboard The Java version packaged with Web Dashboard is now updated to OpenJDK 11.x. This update also addresses the following security vulnerabilities:
  • CVE-2017-3272
  • CVE-2017-3241
  • CVE-2012-1531
VI-7821 Active Console The command dialog box now resizes automatically when an error message is displayed in it.
VI-9485 Active Console GSE now validates and colourises YAML in the relevant Dynamic Entities sections.
VI-9528 Gateway After configuring and adding the Azure collector to the mapping type, the built-in mappings for Azure Monitor V3 are now automatically added. When self monitoring is enabled in the Collection Agent parameters, the built-in mappings for Collection Agent V3 are also automatically included.
VI-9534 Active Console The Jackson Databind library in the Active Console has been upgraded to 2.13.4 to address the security vulnerability: CVE-2022-42004.
VI-9536 Active Console The SnakeYAML library in the Gateway Setup Editor has been upgraded to 1.33 to address the security vulnerability: CVE-2022-38752.
VI-9539 Active Console The Jackson Databind library in the Active Console has been upgraded to 2.13.4.2 to address the security vulnerability: CVE-2022-42003.
VI-9542 Web Server The Spring Security libraries in the Web Dashboard have been upgraded to 5.7.5 to address the security vulnerabilities:
  • CVE-2022-31690
  • CVE-2022-31692
Upgrading Spring Security also upgrades the Spring Framework libraries to 5.3.23.
HAAW-264 AWS You can now monitor custom namespaces and gather custom metrics using the AWS plugin.
HAAW-338 AWS You can now monitor non-active but non-terminated instances using the AWS plugin.
HAAW-364 AWS You can now monitor network interfaces associated with each monitored EC2 instance.
HAAW-365 AWS You can now specify a list of regions when using the AWS plugin so a single Collector (plugin) can monitor multiple regions.
HAAW-366 AWS Users can now monitor the AWS/Usage namespace to track service quotas.
OACM-28 Prometheus The Prometheus plugin now uses Netty v4.1.79-Final.
OACM-31 Prometheus Prometheus plugin now supports the ability to scrape Kubernetes endpoints to collect metrics about control plane components and other services exposing metrics in Prometheus format.
C2-353 Collection Agent Percent metric is now used when collecting Kubernetes node, pod, and container file systems.
AZUREMON-474 Azure Addressed security vulnerability: Uncontrolled Resource Consumption in Jackson-databind.

Issues fixed Copied

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Issue key Component Release description
AA-5770 Gateway If Dynamic Entities are not supported, the severity in log messages is now displayed as INFO.
AA-6326 Netprobe Gateway rules on the Win-Services plugin now only trigger actions after startup.
AA-6402 Gateway, Netprobe Geneos components no longer hang when a file-related system call fails while logging messages.
AA-6527 Gateway The HTTP publishing adapter now supports the specification of a destination URL with an empty path.
AA-6595 Netprobe Collection Agent Health monitoring is now started if a mapping is sent to the Netprobe.
AA-6636 Gateway The memory leak in Gateway that happens when Netprobes publish commands has been fixed.
COL-6084 Netprobe Fixed an issue in the Processes and Top plugins where the parentID of the terminated parent process is not updated correctly.
COL-8667 Netprobe The REST Extractor plugin now supports external passwords in password fields. You may now also use password variables in HTTP POST and PUT bodies.
COL-10930 Netprobe Fixed serialization issues when publishing FKM logs to Publisher.
COL-11443 Netprobe The Dynamic Entities Health plugin now updates the sampling status headline of its Invalid Streams view correctly when the status changes.
COL-11450 Netprobe, FIX Analyser 2 Self-Announcing Netprobe now recovers correctly from a race condition that occurs when the connection to Gateway is interrupted repeatedly.
OACM-30 Prometheus Fixed polling timeout encountered in PrometheusTargetScrapeCollector when configured with TLS.
UTL-1226 Gateway, Netprobe, Licence Daemon Fixed an issue where a Geneos component hangs when a file-related system call fails while logging messages.
VI-9523 Active Console Requery now works on Obcerv historical datasets regardless of whether the initial dataset inserted in a chart is active or non-historical.
VI-9524 Active Console Requery now works when the scrollbar is moved for the first time on a workspace or after importing an ADB file.
VI-9525 Active Console Active chart requery is now triggered when the scrollbar is moved.
VI-9526 Active Console When charts trigger an Obcerv requery of datapoints, a null pointer exception no longer occurs.
VI-9546 Active Console Live or non-historical datasets from an Obcerv source no longer triggers chart requeries. Datapoints are no longer updated when moving the scrollbar or resizing the chart.
VI-9547 Active Console Requery now works on dashboards imported into Active Console with charts containing historical charts and with an Obcerv datasource.
VI-9548 Active Console The horizontal scrollbar of line charts no longer locks when an Obcerv requery occurs.
VI-9520 Active Console Switching workspaces in the Active Console no longer causes a BadInstanceIdError.

Geneos 6.0.2 Copied

Released: 8 November 2022

This release delivers the updates for the following Geneos components:

ITRS Downloads

ITRS Docker repository

ITRS Helm repository

Breaking changes Copied

If you are upgrading from an earlier version of Geneos, please read Upgrade Notes for compatibility changes you should be aware of before upgrading.

New features and enhancements Copied

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Issue key Component Release description
C2-355 Collection Agent When upgrading from version 2.x, any persistent stores are now automatically migrated to version 3.x.
COL-11469 Collection Agent, Kubernetes, Netprobe Collection Agent 3.2.0 and Kubernetes Plugin 3.2.0 are now packaged with the Netprobe 6.0.2.
COL-11480 Netprobe Cached Collection Agent datapoints that are migrated when a Collection Agent is upgraded from 2.x to 3.x can now be rendered in Geneos.

Geneos 6.0.1 Copied

Released: 5 October 2022

This release delivers the updates for the following Geneos components:

ITRS Downloads

AWS Marketplace

Azure Marketplace

ITRS Docker repository

ITRS Helm repository

Breaking changes Copied

If you are upgrading from an earlier version of Geneos, please read Upgrade Notes for compatibility changes you should be aware of before upgrading.

Issues fixed Copied

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Issue key Component Release description
AA-6599 Netprobe The wait time of Netprobe for Collection Agent to validate its configuration file has been increased from 10 seconds to 60 seconds.

Geneos 6.0.0 Copied

Released: 20 September 2022

Geneos new features and fixes are released on a regular two-monthly release cadence. Over the last two and a half years, we introduced many new features on the Geneos 5.x. We generally bump up the major version every two years, so it is time to move up to Geneos 6.x.

ITRS will continue to support Geneos 5.x at least until the end of 2024 because we recognise that not everyone will be able to upgrade to Geneos 6.x for some months. Currently, there is not yet a fixed end-of-life date for Geneos 5.x.

Note

End of life for 4.x.x is 31 May 2023. If you are using 4.x.x, we advise you to upgrade to the latest version.

This release delivers the updates for the following Geneos components:

ITRS Downloads

AWS Marketplace

Azure Marketplace

ITRS Docker repository

ITRS Helm repository

Highlights Copied

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Breaking changes Copied

If you are upgrading from an earlier version of Geneos, please read Upgrade Notes for compatibility changes you should be aware of before upgrading.

New features and enhancements Copied

These are the new features and enhancements of this release:

Issue key Component Release description
AA-5742 Gateway Gateway no longer includes a plaintext version of the database logging password in the metadata provided to Active Console.
AA-6514 Gateway, Netprobe Gateway can now manage the Collection Agent configuration and is able to:
  • Check if the configuration is valid when the Collection Agent has been started.
  • Monitor the Collection Agent process as part of the Gateway self-monitoring view.
AA-6377 Netprobe Publishing Collection Agent 3.0.0 datapoints to the Netprobe is now supported.
AA-6378 Gateway, Netprobe Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and 22.04 LTS are now supported in Geneos 6.0.
AA-6417 Gateway When Gateway validates its setup, it now reports an error for each AES password that cannot be decrypted and a warning for each AES password that can only be decrypted with a key loaded via the -previous-key-file option. Where Gateway uses AES passwords directly, for example, in Obcerv and database logging credentials, it will not attempt to connect if the password cannot be decrypted.
AA-6442 Gateway In addition to the key-file command line option, a new command line option for Gateway -previous-key-file is now supported to facilitate the change of the Gateway AES key. When this option is used, the Gateway will decrypt passwords using the key-file or the previous-key-file, whichever succeeds first. Gateway Setup Editor allows you to migrate passwords encrypted using previous-key-file and re-encrypt them using the new key-file. This makes it easier to change AES key more often to improve security.
AA-6444 Active Console, Gateway Gateway Setup Editor now supports the migration of passwords that are encrypted using previous-key-file and their re-encryption using the new key-file. This makes it easier to change the Gateway AES key more often to improve security.
AA-6445 Gateway, Netprobe, FIX Analyser 2 Netprobe When a sampler setup contains an AES-encrypted password that cannot be decrypted by the Gateway, a parameter is set by the Gateway for the Netprobe to replace that sampler with another one. This new sampler has a dataview containing no rows and a sampling status stating the problem. This prevents the plugin from attempting to use the invalid password, which may cause the Netprobe to be locked out.
AA-6449 Gateway Gateway Setup Editor now displays a warning message when the Data Access field for connecting to Obcerv is not set.
AA-6478 Gateway Collection Agent 3 plugin licensing model now uses the itrsgroup namespace when publishing datapoints. This change will not affect any existing plugin licences in use.
AA-6487 Gateway Gateway now adds a self-monitoring entity with a Dynamic Entity Health plugin to any Netprobe configured with a Dynamic Entity mapping type. This is the default behavior, but it can be disabled in the Operating Environment section in GSE.
AA-6494 Gateway Collection Agent 3.0.0 is now packaged with Netprobe 6.0.0.
AA-6503 Gateway The aesKeyType row describing the keys used by Gateway has been added to the GatewayData dataview.
AA-6506 Gateway Validation of passwords is now skipped when the -hub-validation-rules command line option is set.
AA-6535 Netprobe The Entities view of the Dynamic Entities Health plugin has been updated to publish metrics with names and meanings similar to the metrics published by the Collection Agents view of the Gateway-probeData plugin.
AA-6544 Gateway The Netprobe view log command (/PROBE:viewLog) can now be run from the following:
  • A Netprobe in Active Console.
  • From cells in the Gateway-ProbesData Netprobe dataview using the /GATEWAY:PROBESDATA:viewNetprobeLog command.
AA-6585 Gateway Collection Agent V3 built-in Dynamic Entity mapping has been added to support the Collection Agent 3.x.
AA-6588 Docker Image The base UBI image for Geneos docker images has been updated.
AZUREMON-387 Azure Azure Monitor plugin has been updated to support compatibility with Collection Agent 3.x.
AZUREMON-391 Azure The Google Gson library in the Azure Monitor plugin has been upgraded to 2.9.0 to address the security vulnerability: BDSA-2021-4363.
AZUREMON-458 Azure The Azure Marketplace VM has been updated to support Geneos 6.0.0 binaries.
AZUREMON-459 Azure Azure Monitor V3 builtin mapping has been added to support the Azure Monitor plugin 3.x.
C2-184 Collection Agent Individual components can now be enabled or disabled.
C2-187 Collection Agent The delay between daemon start-up and the healthy state has been reduced.
C2-188 Collection Agent A warning message about an undefined variable will no longer be logged when an environment variable substitution is commented out in the Collection Agent configuration file.
C2-195 Collection Agent An option to publish derived timer histogram metrics (min/max/count/Nth) has been added.
C2-197 Collection Agent The TimerHistogram has been replaced with a general purpose Histogram.
C2-223 Collection Agent The attributes workflow pipeline has been separated from the Metrics workflow pipeline to apply different delivery guarantees.
C2-226 Collection Agent The hostname dimension has been removed from the Kubernetes metrics.
C2-299 Collection Agent The log verbosity of the plugin loader has been reduced.
C2-345 Collection Agent A configuration test mode has been added to the Collection Agent.
COL-7674 Netprobe SU plugin has been deprecated.
COL-11093 Netprobe Netprobe can now search and try and locate Java when JAVA_HOME is not set. The precedence for locating Java are the following:
  1. -java-home command line option specified when running Netprobe.
  2. JAVA_HOME environment variable.
  3. Locate Java executable using PATH environment variable.
  4. Try the default installation folder:
    • Windows: C:\Program Files\Java
    • Linux: /etc/alternatives
COL-11189 FIX Analyser 2 plugin, Netprobe The following Netprobe plugins, which are already deprecated and not supported, are now removed from Netprobe:
  • Citrix Apps, Citrix Processes, Citrix Sessions, Citrix Summary
  • Combo
  • Component Versions
  • DQM Compare, DQM Updates
  • Effix Status
  • Fix Cameron Status
  • Gissing
  • RTIC Latency
  • SWX
  • Triarch Latency
  • UL Bridge
COL-11281 Netprobe The following plugins have been deprecated: GL Greffon, GL Lost Orders, GL Order Book, GL Permissions, GL SLC, GL SLC Relay, GL SLE, GL SLE TCP, MISS-X, PATS Status, PATS Trading Breaches, PATS Users, SETS SLC, and Tradeview.
COL-11327 Gateway The Collection Agent and plugins included in the Netprobe package have been upgraded to version 3.x.
COL-11328 Netprobe Helm Chart The Netprobe helm charts have been updated to use Collection Agent v3 docker image.
COL-11329 Gateway Kubernetes V3 builtin mapping has been added to support the Kubernetes plugin 3.x.
COL-11361 Gateway Prometheus V3 builtin mapping has been added to support the Prometheus plugin 3.x.
COL-11363 Netprobe When Dynamic Entities are configured for Self-announcing Netprobes, the Managed Enitities are now optional.
COL-11399 Netprobe The Kubernetes specific Netprobe package (geneos-netprobe-<version>-kubernetes.tar.gz) is no longer available to download from the ITRS Downloads website. We recommend that you set up Kubernetes monitoring using the Helm Charts available through ITRS Helm repository. See Installation using Helm for more information.
COL-11401 Netprobe MDM plugin no longer requires the Application Key file, mdm_appkey.txt.
HAAW-64, HAAW-333, HAAW-345 AWS AWS plugin now displays the following attributes of the monitored EBS volumes:* VolumeType * AttachedInstances * CreateTime
HAAW-329 AWS Metric names produced by the AWS plugin have been changed to be consistent with AWS convention. This may break existing x-paths that reference the old name. Please check the Gateway configuration to make sure AWS plugins related x-paths are valid.
HAAW-344 AWS AWS plugin now displays the LaunchTime attribute of the monitored EC2 instances.
HAAW-350 AWS The AWS Marketplace AMI has been updated to support Geneos 6.0.0 binaries.
UTL-1194 Gateway, Netprobe, Webslinger, Licence Daemon, FIX Analyser 2 Netprobe Gateway, Netprobe, Webslinger, and Licence Daemon now allow the use of -minTLSversion option to specify 1.3 as the minimum TLS protocol version.
UTL-1221 SSO Agent SSO Agent no longer supports Windows platforms.
VI-8743 Active Console, Gateway Setup Editor, Web Server The date and time logging format for the Active Console and Web Dashboard is now yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss.SSS.
VI-9368 Active Console, Gateway Setup Editor The Paths dockable now shows an orange or warning highlight for paths that use non-identifying predicates. Highlighted paths now show tooltips that gives a hint that the path may be inefficient.
VI-9514 Active Console, Gateway Setup Editor, Web Server The PostgreSQL library in the Active Console and Web Dashboard has been upgraded to 42.4.1 to address the following security vulnerabilities:
  • CVE-2022-31197
  • CVE-2022-26520
VI-9517 Active Console, Gateway Setup Editor Active Console history charts using data from ITRS Obcerv now use buckets to improve performance. Adjusting the chart’s horizontal scrollbar to select a date range or resizing the chart’s width will trigger a chart update and select more or less bucketed data points depending on the chart’s width and selected data range.
VI-9522 Active Console, Gateway Setup Editor, Web Server The OpenJDK library in the Active Console and Web Dashboard has been upgraded to 8u345-b01 to address the security vulnerabilities:
  • BDSA-2022-0129
  • BDSA-2022-0133
  • BDSA-2022-0134

Issues fixed Copied

These are the issues we have fixed in this release:

Issue key Component Release description
AA-6495 Gateway Gateway no longer crashes when a Self-announcing Netprobe loads a dataview whose group name includes a variable reference.
AA-6496 Gateway Gateway no longer crashes if publishing is disabled when scheduled strategies exist.
AA-6499 Gateway, Netprobe When Gateway or other Geneos processes running on Unix need to test a directory for write access, a temporary file is now attempted to be created. This prevents issues due to the incorrect results returned by the access system function.
AA-6517 Gateway The typo in the built-in schema for the Gateway-obcervConnection plugin has been fixed.
AA-6579 Gateway Fixed an issue where the builtin Dynamic Entity mappings for the Prometheus plugin did not apply the correct filters, which causes mappings to match to incorrect datapoints.
AZUREMON-435, AZUREMON-436 Azure The Per-Second(/s) unit has been added to Azure metrics that use the CountPerSecond unit in Microsoft/Compute.VirtualMachines and Microsoft/Compute.VirtualMachineScaleSets.
AZUREMON-441, AZUREMON-442, AZUREMON-446, AZUREMON-447, AZUREMON-449, AZUREMON-455, AZUREMON-457 Azure Azure Monitor plugin now properly monitors the following:
  • Microsoft.Compute/disk
  • Microsoft.Network/virtualNetworkGateways
  • Microsoft.Network/azureFirewalls
  • Microsoft.Web/serverfarms
  • Microsoft.Network/applicationGateways
  • Microsoft.Network/trafficManagerProfiles
  • Microsoft.DocumentDB/databaseAccounts
  • Microsoft.DocumentDB/databaseAccounts
AZUREMON-450 Azure Azure Monitor plugin now distinguishes web and function apps as well as displays dataviews properly with no flickering.
C2-166 Collection Agent A large LogEvent cannot be serialized.
C2-346 Collection Agent Fixed an issue where DataPointLogPlayer does not add the correct header when replaying over TCP.
C2-348 Collection Agent The Netty library of the Collection Agent has been upgraded to 4.1.79-Final to address the security vulnerabilities: CVE-2022-24823 (BDSA-2022-1283), BDSA-2021-0311
COL-415 CPU plugin The Windows CPU plugin has been updated to show correct and more meaningful data.
  • Windows CPU plugin now shows the complete number of CPUs in the dataview and in the output of the Top 20 Processes and All Processes commands.
  • Logical CPU count and NUMA node count have been added to the headlines.
  • The name of each logical CPU row has been changed to the format cpu_<num>_logical#<num> instead of an index number. Additionally, the CPU plugin settings, which were only supported on Solaris, have been deprecated.
HAAW-323 AWS AWS plugin now monitors consumed LCUs of the monitored Network ELBs.
HAAW-347 AWS The Gateway configuration template (aws_mapping.xml), which is packaged in the gateway/templates directory, for AWS monitoring has been updated and is now compatible with AWS plugin 3.0.

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Release Date Updates
6.x Release Notes Released: September 2022 Last updated: September 2022
5.x Release Notes Released: December 2019 Last updated: September 2022

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