Obcerv ["Obcerv"]["Release Notes"]

Obcerv 1.x Release Notes


Obcerv release notes contain the list of new features and known issues in the Obcerv platform and apps.

For the latest highlights, see What's New in Obcerv.

Before you install Obcerv, make sure to review the Obcerv 1.x Compatibility Matrix. For details on installation, administration, and usage, you may refer to Obcerv Documentation.

To learn more about Obcerv, visit the Obcerv product page.

Obcerv Platform 1.1.0

Released: 1 August 2022


These are the highlights of this release:

  • The Obcerv Platform now supports entity eviction to automatically purge entities from the system that have not been updated for a long period of time. Since the total number of entities is likely to grow over time, you can configure eviction rules to your particular use case.

New features and enhancements

These are the new features and enhancements of this release:

Issue key Release description
HP-791 Support for automatic eviction of stale entities (those which have not received data for an extended period of time). Eviction rules can be configured using the Obcerv operator.
HP-1401 When the count function is used, unit values are omitted from GetMetrics* responses.

Support for tablespaces within Postgres/Timescale. This is helpful for very large installations when there are constraints on the maximum volume sizes set by a cloud service provider.


Issues fixed

These are the issues we have fixed in this release:

Issue key Release description

Manually resizing WAL disks now also updates Postgres tuning settings.

HP-1475 Missing Kubernetes labels have been added to workload pods.
HP-1507 The PL/Java libjvm path setting is correctly replicated in Timescale secondaries.

Obcerv Platform 1.0.2

Released: 14 July 2022

Issues fixed

These are the issues we have fixed in this release:

Issue key Release description
HP-1455 When an existing entity classification gets deleted, some entities can be left enriched with attributes defined in the classification. The issue is caused by how RocksDB handles its cache updates when used in conjunction with Kafka streams.
HP-1468 An error in deploying Obcerv when the cluster can't resolve the node hostname has been fixed.

Obcerv 1.0.0

Released: 1 June 2022


These are the highlights of this release:

  • Next-level observability platform
    Obcerv answers the complex data monitoring needs of today's modern IT operations. As an observability platform for data storage and analytics, Obcerv efficiently manages the volume, variety, and velocity of data from different sources. It is your one-stop shop for storing, accessing, and analysing critical monitoring data.

  • Flexibility for lower storage costs
    Obcerv collects data from multiple feeds and streams while giving you the ability to define rules and organise entities for targeted monitoring. Through meta-tagging, dimensionality is provided to stored data. Data compression lowers storage costs while ensuring that data fidelity is maintained.

  • Contextualized and rationalised alerts
    Obcerv correlates data and consolidates alerts from various monitoring tools. Obcerv brings context and meaning to alerts coming from multiple platforms. See Alerting.

  • Centralized dashboarding
    Data from multiple monitoring sources are visualised in easy to create and shareable native and Grafana dashboards. Obcerv’s forecasting algorithms can also predict business levels right on dashboards. See Obcerv Dashboards and Grafana app.

  • Streamlined log investigation
    Obcerv can store large amounts of log data for deeper root cause analysis. It is easier to find related log errors while having the convenience to view logs side-by-side or in-line. See Logs.

  • Interoperability through scalable APIs
    Scalable APIs make Obcerv fully interoperable with a range of applications, ensuring that Obcerv seamlessly works with ITRS and non-ITRS products alike. See API Gateway.

  • Modular apps
    There are several apps designed for the Obcerv platform. See Apps.

    Depending on your licensing plan, some apps that may be available to you are the following:

    • Grafana
    • Capacity Planner
    • Overview
    • Alerting

    You can access these apps through the Web Console, which offers a common user interface for Obcerv apps. See Web Console.

Known issues

These are the known issues affecting this release:

Issue key Known issue description
CPPUB-114 Connection attempts fail when the Capacity Planner app uses the Apache HTTP Proxy. This is due to LinkerD preventing the Capacity Planner app from publishing data to Capacity Planner.

Before successfully completing the setup, an error using the PL/Java extension can occur on the first set of queries for down-sampled metrics. This happens when the bucket_function is for percentiles and the time bucket is 5 minutes or more (down-sampled metrics).

The PL/Java extension initialises a Java virtual machine (JVM) per connection, while the startup takes a few seconds to handle the first query in the connection. The query will fail due to the error. However, subsequent queries are likely to succeed since enough time may have passed for the connection’s PL/Java JVM to initialise.

HP-1433 When you manually set a Timescale multi-server cluster to only one server using kubectl, Timescale read operations will fail.
HP-1434 If no secondary Timescale is available in a multi-server cluster, Timescale read operations will fail.