ITRS Product Roadmap

Initiatives

Discovery and Automation

In dynamic or large enterprises, handing the changing infrastructure and applications requires a configuration management system that can adapt.

Central Configuration

Providing Geneos administrators and users with central storage, user interface, and API access to their enterprise monitoring configuration and user profiles.

Data and Event Correlation

Reducing the amount of noise in a system that is consistently having more data added to it is not simple. Enhancing the ability to collect a wide range of data and correlate it through visualizations and algorithms. 

Real-time Data Management

Effective decisions can only be made on the most up-to-date data. A reliable system that is both delivering data to screen and to highly accessible storage is the heart of what makes up Real-time Monitoring and Incident Management.

Integrations and Partnerships

Being able to send and receive data from other systems so that ITRS can interface with other best-in-class tools and provide customers with a seamless experience.

User Resources

We deliver not just software products but user resources as well. Delivering information architected to help users understand the software and expand their deployments.

Roadmap by product

 4.9 September 20184.10 November 2018Roadmap 6–12 months

Geneos Real-time Monitoring, Incident and Event Management

  • Gateway Hub 1.0
  • PagerDuty Alerting
  • Amazon Gateway AMI
  • Threshold Marker on Active Charts
  • Apica Web Synthetic Monitoring
  • Active Dashboard Object Inspector
  • New Bar Chart in Active Dashboard
  • Publishing Standardized Audit Data
  • Adaptive Rules
  • Property Browser
  • Investigative Historical Charting
  • Log Collection and Search
  • Complex Transaction Monitoring
  • New Netprobe Data Connector
  • Refreshed Active Console UI

Insights Capacity Planner

  • On Premises Automation
  • Enhanced Data Collector
  • Scheduled Reports
  • SSO Support
  • Gateway Hub Integration
  • Enhanced Application Support

Data Collection

  • Integrations: Citrix, Couchbase, MySQL, Apica
  • AWS Cloudwatch
  • Integrations: KDB, Ansible, MapR, Google Stackdriver Azure Monitor
  • MDM Adapters; Solace / Activ
  • Integrations; RabbitMQ, Chef, Puppet
  • Vmware Bundle
  • In App Bundle for Java
  • Next Generation Netprobe Package
  • RPM for Linux Netprobe
  • Netprobe Config File
  • MSI for Windows Netprobe

ITRS Administration

  • Gateway Hub Schema Management (Web UI)
  • GSE Usability Improvements
 
  • Configuration Manager for Netprobes
  • Single Sign On User Interface
  • Netprobe Deployment Templates

Resources Websites

  • Advanced Resource Search
  • Expanded Useful Scripts
  • Context Sensitive Help
 

Delivery Details

Discovery and Automation

Capacity Planner On-Premises Automation — 4.9

Automating the installation by using MSIs, auto-configuring and a more interactive approach.

Amazon Gateway AMI — 4.9

The Geneos Gateway, License Daemon & Netprobe will be available as an Amazon Web Services AMI to be loaded into a client’s AWS infrastructure.

Capacity Planner Scheduled Reports — 4.10

Provides the facility to configure a report to be automatically generated on a regular basis and delivered to an inbox.

Next Generation Netprobe Package

All Windows and Linux Netprobes will include the new Netprobe binary. By default, this will not start or run but can be initialized manually. The first uses of this will be smaller vendor integrations that we have today that will migrate over to the new technology. Over the next few releases after this we will introduce more integrations, replace current plug-ins and provide a simple dynamic configuration system to manage them.

In App Bundle for Java

The in-app monitoring solution includes an in-app bundle and a Java agent. The Java App Agent will be a JAR file that clients can add to the command line of their applications, so no code changes will be required. It will collect metrics available from the JVM about heap and other resource usage, thread, object and method performance. Users will also be able to publish custom metrics to the Netprobe via the In-App API. The In-App bundle will be centrally managed via the Bundle Manager.

RPM for Linux Netprobe

ITRS has administrative responsibilities around download, deployment, installation, initialization and upgrade. By creating a Linux Netprobe RPM package we can help clients standardize the installation and upgrade methods that they use while still working with their in house deployment tools.

Netprobe Config File

Netprobes today can be started and parameterized by a number of different means, command line parameters, environment variables and more. By standardizing all startup and runtime variables into a configuration file we can make it more consistent to start and run. Our next generation of Netprobes also utilizes a configuration file. These files make integrations with global configuration and deployments systems easier.

MSI for Windows Netprobe

Similar to the RPM Packaging for Netprobes, the Windows MSI will make it easier for clients to Install and upgrade their Windows probes using standard deployment techniques.

Central Administration

Gateway Hub Schema Management — 4.9

An administrative module for viewing metric data schemas and any errors related to ingestion from Gateways via Gateway Hub publishing.

GSE Usability Improvements — 4.9

Burning down a number of small GSE Usability stories that have bee logged over this past year.

Netprobe Deployment Templates

Creating best practice deployment templates for Ansible, Puppet and Chef for the Netprobe package.

Single Sign On User Interface

The Single Sign On process will now be configured using the new ITRS UI Framework.

Configuration Manager for Netprobes

The Configuration Manager will provide a single seamless configuration management service for all ITRS Geneos components. This release will contain the pages that allow an administrator to send configuration to any new Netprobe started in your environment.

Data and Event Correlation

Gateway Hub 1.0 — 4.9

The First release of the Gateway Hub build on MapR technology. This release will contain the building blocks of technology needed to store and analyse the massive amounts of data that our clients collect.

Active Dashboard Object Inspector — 4.9

Dashboard objects change without hitting the apply button. For example, if the user is changing the width of a shape by entering a new value in the textbox for width, once he moves to the textbox for height, the width of the shape object on the canvas should adjust automatically to the new width

Publishing Standardized Audit Data — 4.10

A new publishing topic with audit data will be available alongside the existing Severity, Snooze and User Assign topics. This information, when combined, can tell a powerful time ordered story for state changes to metrics.

Adaptive Rules — 4.10

Using the Gateway Hub Storage engine users will now be able to reference time series data sets to use as a model for threshold in Geneos Gateway Rules.

Property Browser

A new way to dynamically visualize the state tree allowing the user to select any property available in the path. User can rearrange the path and use this tool to create services that can be used in other tools that ITRS is developing.

Investigative Historical Charting

Using historical data available in the IAF users will be able to overlay events and metrics on the same charts as well as display historical banding overlaid with current data.

Complex Transaction Monitoring

High speed, high volume and complex transactions monitoring . Focusing on market data and trade flow analysis as well as high accuracy latency calculations.

Real-time Data Management

Threshold Marker on Active Charts — 4.9

Ability to add a horizontal marker for charts to symbolize a visual threshold.

Active Dashboard Bar Chart — 4.10

A new Bar Chart widget in the Active Console.

Netprobe Data Connector

As new Netprobe technology is deployed with the current Netprobes there will be a few starting bundles that users can initialize that will not require a configuration system. The Vmware bundle for example. This Netprobe will use a new pipeline to bring data back to users consoles.

Log Collection and Search

Using new Netprobe technology Log files are now not just checked for errors but are also streamed to the IAF Storage cluster. A new UI module allows for searching, pattern matching, statistics and to use in investigation of incidents.

Refreshed Active Console UI

New skin and interactive menus for Active Console users.

MDM Adapters

Activ Financial and Solace

Integrations and Partnerships

Apica Website Synthetic Monitoring — 4.9

A new back end to power End User Experience Monitoring to achieve better more in-depth synthetic web transaction monitoring.

Cloud Integrations — 4.9

Integration with AWS Cloudwatch to monitor infrastructure, platform and applications deployed in the cloud. Also includes AWS messaging service SNS integration.

Monitoring Integrations — 4.9

MapR, Couchbase

PagerDuty Alerting — 4.9

Send Geneos alerts to PagerDuty.

VMware Bundle

ITRS first bundle created on the New Netprobe Technology. The VMware bundle collects metrics from the VCenter VSphere service. This data is include both host and guest statistics. These stats are also powerful when sent to ITRS Insights Capacity Planner.

Monitoring Integrations — 4.10

KDB+, Couchbase, Ansible,

Cloud Integrations — 4.10

Google Stackdriver (similar to Cloudwatch for AWS), Azure Monitor

Future Monitoring Integrations

RabbitMQ, Chef, Puppet

User Resources

Advanced Resource Search – 4.9

Improve the common search facilities across all ITRS Website.

Context Sensitive Help — 4.10

Syncs the help version with the current schema version so that each section in the GSE directs you to a help page.

Expanded Useful Scripts — 4.10

From the first interactions with clients through to their production deployments our internal teams are always making useful scripts and integrations, so many so that we can’t productize all of them. The useful scripts area of the website is key to providing them to our public for free so that everyone can use them.