The following new features or redeveloped features have been introduced in Geneos v4.8.x.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You can now request a snapshot of severity, snooze and user assign 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
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.
You can now use a wildcard (*) to allow global access for
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
To do this, enable the
JMX_FLAG debugging flags in the run script of your installation.
File Transfer Monitoring
The file related plug-ins generally support date generation keywords, such as
<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.