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Before upgrading to Opsview Monitor 6.2

Prior to installing or upgrading Opsview, please read the Prerequisites and the relevant New Installation or In-Place Upgrade guides.

Questions? - Open a Support ticket with our technical team through the Support Portal.

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For Major and Minor version upgrades, please get in touch with your Account Manager to schedule the upgrade while the offer lasts.

Opsview Monitor 6.2 Released: 7 August 2019

Automonitor - Windows Express Scan

Automonitor is a brand new feature within Opsview Monitor 6.2, it allows users to discover and import hosts for a specific technology into Opsview Monitor with less configuration and fewer steps. With Automonitor - Windows Express Scan, users will be provided with a configuration wizard to quickly discover Windows Active Directory computer objects (Hosts) within a given domain and automatically import them into Opsview Monitor. Automonitor - Windows Express Scan will inspect discovered Hosts to allocate relevant Host Templates from the following list:

  • Network - Base
  • OS - Windows Base Agentless
  • Application - Microsoft Hyper-V Server Agentless
  • Application - Microsoft IIS Agentless
  • Database - Microsoft SQL Database States Agentless
  • Database - Microsoft SQL Performance Agentless
  • Database - Microsoft SQL System Agentless
  • Application - Microsoft DNS Agentless
  • Application - Microsoft Exchange - Status
  • Application - Microsoft Exchange - Mailflow
  • Application - Microsoft Exchange - Database
  • Application - Microsoft Exchange - Client Connectivity

See more details here

Apache HTTP Server replaced by Nginx

In Opsview Monitor 6.2, Apache has been replaced by Nginx to proxy HTTP requests to the application server.
Furthermore, Opsview Monitor 6.2 defaults to using HTTPS for all connections, if you want to use HTTP, please see Opsview Web App
If you use rehoming or disable the IP checking in the authentication cookie, please see Rehoming as these features are now controlled by the deploy process.
If you have customized your Apache configuration in your current Opsview Monitor system you will need to convert and rewrite rules as part of the upgrade.

See more information about converting Apache Rewrite Rules to Nginx Rewrite Rules, here. If you need assistance with this process please contact the Opsview Customer Success team.
For more information about Opsview Nginx Configuration, please see here

Opsview Monitor support for Ubuntu 18.04

Opsview Monitor software will now run on the most recent Ubuntu long-term support (LTS) release

JasperReports Server Upgrade

The Opsview Monitor SMB, Enterprise and MSP plans (optional module for Opsview Monitor SMB customers) include our Reporting Module based on JasperReports Server to allow the creation of reports and automation capabilities. We have upgraded JasperReports Server to 7.1 to provide support to more recent Chrome and Firefox browser versions within our Opsview Monitor Reporting Module.

User Interface and User Experience Improvements

Opsview is committed to continuously improve Opsview Monitor users' experience. In this release, Opsview Monitor has improved Applying Configuration Changes usability and awareness by:

  • Adding a Badge in the navigation bar that will indicate to relevant users the number of pending changes and when Apply Changes is in progress. This badge will be visible and accessible anywhere in Opsview Monitor and by clicking on it, users will open the new Apply Changes Modal window.
  • A new Apply Changes Modal window: Users will no longer be taken to a different screen to Apply Configuration Changes. Instead, a modal window, or commonly known as a pop-up window, will appear in front of the screen users are working on, allowing them to trigger the Apply Changes process from where they are, run it on the background, and seamlessly continue working on Opsview Monitor.

Opspacks

  • Microsoft Exchange: Opsview Monitor 6.2 includes a Microsoft Exchange Agentless Opspack that allows users to monitor Microsoft Exchange 2016 and/or 2019 Server(s), providing service checks for high-level status information about services, mailflow statistics and client connectivity, as well as important metrics for the Exchange database. For more details see Application - Microsoft Exchange Opspack.

  • VMware vSphere: VMware is considered a leading virtualization technology, allowing users to virtualize everything from computing to the data center. To monitor the wide range of services that VMware vSphere provides, Opsview has created a set of Host Templates, within the OS - VMware vSphere Opspack, to allow users to monitor VMware vSphere ESXi Hosts, Guests, Datastores and vCenter as well as constructing generic monitoring queries to run against instances. See more details about OS - VMware vSphere Opspack.

  • Google Cloud: Opsview Monitor's Google Cloud Platform Opspack (Cloud - GCP ) provides an easy way to monitor performance metrics for:

    • Compute Engine: IaaS offering that provides users with VM instances for workload hosting.
    • Cloud Storage: IaaS offering that can house large unstructured data sets, providing users with a unified object storage solution for live or archived data, grouped into buckets.
    • Cloud SQL Database: Fully managed SQL Database service, allowing users to easily set up, maintain and manage relational databases.
      See more details about Cloud - GCP Opspacks configuration.
  • Azure SQL Database Managed Instances (BETA): Managed instances are a new deployment method for Azure SQL Databases. Opsview has created a BETA Opspack that allows you to monitor the status of managed SQL database instances. After installing this Opspack, you'll be able to check: Virtual Core Count, CPU Usage, Storage Usage and IO statistics. See more details here

Deprecated Features

  • The following Opspacks have been deprecated in this Opsview Monitor Release:

    • Amazon Web Services (AWS):
    • OpenStack:
      • OS - OpenStack Cinder
      • OS - OpenStack Glance
      • OS - OpenStack Neutron
      • OS - OpenStack Nova
      • OS - OpenStack Swift
    • Microsft Exchange:
      • Application - Microsoft Exchange
      • OS - Windows WMI - Exchange Agentless
    • VMware vSphere:
      • OS - VMware vSphere - Guest and OS - VMware vSphere - Host will be replaced by the new OS - VMware vSphere ESXi Host and OS - VMware vSphere ESXi Guest Host Templates included in the new OS - VMware vSphere Opspack. More information about OS - VMware vSphere Opspack

    Note: If you have configured OS - VMware vSphere - Guest and/or OS - VMware vSphere - Host Opspacks or you have scheduled an Autodiscovery VMware Scan in your Opsview Monitor System, we recommend you reconfigure them to use the new and improved OS - VMware vSphere Opspack. These deprecated Opspacks will continue working in Opsview Monitor 6.2 but they will be fully removed from the product in Opsview Monitor 6.3.

  • From this Opsview Monitor release onwards, there will not be support for installing and running Opsview Monitor on the following Operating Systems and Browsers:

    • Ubuntu 14
    • Debian 7
    • CentOS 6 / RHEL 6
    • Internet Explorer 10 and 11
  • The status information available in the GET /rest/reload REST API will be deprecated in Opsview Monitor 6.3

Defect Fixing

This release also addresses an additional 21 general defects across Opsview Monitor. For more details see here.

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