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What's New in Geneos

The following new features or redeveloped features have been introduced in Geneos v4.8.x.

Integrations

ITRS Synthetic Monitoring

ITRS Synthetic Monitoring (powered by Apica) allows you to monitor websites, web applications, and web services. The integration with Geneos enables you to retrieve all the checks and alert statistics configured in the Apica dashboard and display them as dataviews in Geneos.

See ITRS Synthetic Monitoring User Guide.

Amazon Web Services Monitoring

Amazon Web Services (AWS) integration with Geneos enables you to retrieve live Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instance information, list CloudWatch metrics, monitor volumes and other interactions configured in Amazon Web Services, and display them as dataviews in Geneos.

See Amazon Web Services Monitoring User Guide.

Gateway

Alerts

The behaviour for when notifications for suspended alerts are triggered has changed to reduce the number of unhelpful messages when alerts come out of an inactive period.

See Suspended alerts.

Commands

You can now obtain the Gateway time zone and offset using a REST endpoint. This allows you to issue remote REST commands with "data and time" parameters without having to first calculate the time difference.

See Obtain the Gateway time zone and offset.

Gateway plug-ins

Managed Entities Plug-in

You can now list the busiest dataviews on a Managed entity using a command on the Managed Entities Plug-in. Two new columns have also been added showing the total number of dataviews on a managed entity and the number of cells on the dataview with the most cells. This allows for an easier troubleshooting exercise when investigating a busy Gateway.

See Gateway Plug-ins Technical Reference.

Includes Data Plug-in

You can now see the last user who edited a setup file, the name of the workstation, and the gateway they were authenticated with, via three new columns added to the Includes Data plug-in.

See Gateway Plug-ins Technical Reference.

Publishing

Events snapshot

You can now request a snapshot of severity, snooze and user assign events.

See Snapshot request for events.

Snapshots payload schema

User assigned and snoozed information has been added to the Payload Schema. This allows you to easily identify severity changes that are not snoozed or assigned to someone.

See Payload Schema.

Active Console 2

Workspace settings

You can now use the Gateway Hub connections in the Active Console 2 settings. Also, the Workspace Settings Dialog has been updated to include a new section for Gateway Hub.

The Gateway Hub icon appears at the dataview and Gateway levels to indicate if data is publishing to and can be retrieved from Gateway Hub.

The Gateway Hub serves as the back-end storage and processing for data that is produced and consumed by ITRS products, such as Geneos and Capacity Planner. This runs alongside the Active Console, Gateway, Netprobe, and Web Console.

See Gateway Hub.

Web Dashboard

SSO properties

You can now use a wildcard (*) to allow global access for config.user.groups and dashboard.user.groups.

This allows anyone from the group to access the Web dashboards. A pattern is used to check if the user group roles are authorised.

See Enable SSO.

JMX port for remote monitoring

Most users are relying on Web Dashboards to provide the overall system health and transaction flows. To ensure that these Web Dashboards are functioning normally, MBeans or methods to determine the dashboard statistics for dashboard count and stale are required.

You can now use the JMX monitoring to remotely monitor the GatewayMonitor and DashboardMonitor MBeans.

To do this, enable the JMX_PORT and JMX_FLAG debugging flags in the run script of your installation.

See Enable JMX for remote monitoring.

Plug-in

File Transfer Monitoring

The file related plug-ins generally support date generation keywords, such as <today> and <yesterday>, to generate file names to process. However, these keywords are not consistently supported by all plug-ins.

Now, these keywords have included a new set of data generation keywords. New file keywords for today + x, today - x, previous_monitored_day - x, and next_monitored_day + x date tags are added.

See File Transfer Monitoring.