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What's New in Geneos

The following new features or redeveloped features have been introduced in Geneos v4.9.x.

Active Console 2

Active charts

With the Gateway Hub added to Active Console 2, the Connection menu is obsolete as it only returns database logging connection entries. Since this is no longer just applicable for database logging queries, the Database Query Arguments window has been renamed.

You can now populate a historical chart data using User Defined Parameters that can be used for Gateway Hub data source.

To get historical data in Active Chart for a specific period, go to View > Active Dashboards > Active Dashboard Palette > Active Chart.

See Get historical data in Active Chart.

Target marker

In Active Charts, a dataset can be used to show a horizontal line in the chart.

You can now use Target Marker to visualise threshold markers and values in Active Charts. The conversion of the selected dataset into a horizontal line or marker is based on its cell value from the metrics dataview.

See Convert a dataset into a target marker.

Active pie chart settings

In the Pie Chart's properties, an option should be available so the user can change the starting angle of the pie chart.

You can now modify the starting angle by setting the value in the Orientation (degrees) field. It sets the starting angle position of the pie chart in a clockwise manner. This can accommodate values between 0-360 degrees.

To configure the general settings of an Active Pie Chart, go to View > Active Dashboards > Active Dashboard Palette > Active Pie Chart.

See Active Pie Chart settings.

Bar chart

A dashboard is now capable of creating a bar chart that can display a data set using the selected data item. Similar to other charts, such as Pie and Active charts, you can manually add multiple data items into existing bar charts.

See Bar chart.

Integrations

Citrix XenApp monitoring

We have developed a new integration for monitoring Citrix XenApp implementations. This new integration replaces our existing Citrix plug-ins, which are due to reach end of life in February 2019.

For more information on the new Citrix XenApp monitoring integration, see the following:

CorvilNet monitoring

ITRS now owns and manages the CorvilNet integration resources, also known as the CorvilNet plug-in (CNPI). This integration enables Geneos to connect with the CorvilNet Engine and collect network monitoring statistics.

For more information on the CorvilNet monitoring integration, see the following:

Ultra Messaging monitoring

ITRS now owns and manages the Ultra Messaging integration resources, also known as the Ultra Messaging plug-in (UMPI). This integration enables Geneos to monitor status and performance data coming from applications based on the Ultra Messaging high-performance message streaming (UMS) application.

For more information on the Ultra Messaging monitoring integration, see the following:

Velocimetrics Health Monitoring

Velocimetrics provides a real-time flow, volume and latency performance analysis. It is hardware based, and it includes a flow monitoring correlation engine. Velocimetrics Health Monitoring (VMX) integration with Geneos enables you to retrieve health statistics from the VMX servers using the JMX API and display them as dataviews in Geneos.

See Velocimetrics Health Monitoring User Guide.

Google Stackdriver Integration

Google Stackdriver aggregates metrics and events from infrastructure. The integration with Geneos enables you to retrieve all these metrics and metadata available in your Google Stackdriver setup and display them as dataviews in Geneos.

See Google Stackdriver Integration User Guide.

Azure Monitor Integration

Azure Monitor allows you to collect data, logs and notifications from your Azure resources. The integration with Geneos enables you to retrieve all these metrics and logs available in your Azure Monitor setup and display them as dataviews in Geneos.

See Azure Monitor Integration User Guide.

Gateway

Schema Commands

There are now two schema commands available in the GSE:

  • Propose Schema — suggests a schema for your sampler.
  • Show Current Schema — shows you the current schema configured for a sampler.

These commands allow you to see and create new schemas for your dataviews. See Propose Schema command and Show Current Schema command.

Operating Environment

You can configure the Gateway to reject incoming connections from Geneos components that do not reach a minimum specified version.

See operatingEnvironment > clientConnectionRequirements > minimumComponentVersion > minimumForAllComponents.

Plug-ins

File monitoring

Similar to updates introduced to the File Transfer Monitoring (FTM) plug-in for Geneos v4.8, the today + x, today - x, previous_monitored_day - x, and next_monitored_day + x date keywords are now available to the File Keyword Monitoring (FKM) plug-in as well. These date keywords give you more flexibility in naming the files generated by the plug-ins.

In addition, we added some validations around the date keyword expansions. For more information, see the following:

Market data monitoring

We have enhanced the Exegy adapter to support the commodities instrument class. In addition, we added new supported fields for the existing equities instrument class.

For more information, see Exegy adapter.

Publishing

SASL authentication

You can now use SASL authentication for publishing.

See publishing > additionalSettings.

Use Kerberos to connect to Kafka

You can now use Kerberos to connect to Kafka on Linux 64-bit Gateways.

See Use Kerberos to connect to Kafka on Linux 64-bit Gateways.

Encrypt settings

You can now encrypt settings that cannot be set in cleartext, such as passwords, in the Gateway setup file.

See publishing > secureSettings.

kafkacat

kafkacat is now shipped with Linux 64-bit Gateways. It can be used to test connecting to your Kafka infrastructure.

See kafkacat.