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Released: 07th September 2018

Opsview is committed to deliver product enhancements to its customers in a timely manner, so Opsview Monitor 6.0 Early Adopter release is shipping with a set of improvements that adds an even better user experience, as well as functional and performance improvements.

CONTENT

Opsview Monitor 6.0 has now upgraded its components to use Python 2.7.15. This provides with:

  • Better integration capabilities for third-party technologies monitoring
  • Increased security and increased performance of the Opsview Components

INSTALLATION

Options

A/ If you are installing Opsview Monitor 6.0 for the first time, refer to Installing Opsview Monitor. This update is automatically included.

B/ If you already have Opsview Monitor 6.0, please follow the below instructions:

  1. Stop all
    sudo /opt/opsview/watchdog/bin/opsview-monit stop all
  2. Wait until components have stopped running
    sudo watch /opt/opsview/watchdog/bin/opsview-monit summary -B
  3. Do dry run
    Debian/Ubuntu
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install --dry-run $(dpkg -l | awk '/^ii/ && /opsview/ {print $2}')
    For RHEL/CentOS
    sudo yum update --assumeno *opsview*
  4. Confirm packages to be installed are all correct and install
    Debian/Ubuntu
    sudo apt-get install -y $(dpkg -l | awk '/^ii/ && /opsview/ {print $2}')
    For RHEL/CentOS
    sudo yum update --assumeyes *opsview*
  5. Restart all
    sudo /opt/opsview/watchdog/bin/opsview-monit start all

To check that the installation was successful, see the list of Opsview Monitor Component Versions ditributed with this point release.

Released: 25th July 2018

Opsview is committed to deliver product enhancements to its customers in a timely manner, so Opsview Monitor 6.0 Early Adopter release is shipping with a set of improvements that adds an even better user experience, as well as functional and performance improvements.

Architectural changes

Opsview Monitor 6.0 no longer uses Nagios! First released in 1999, Nagios(reg) struggles to keep pace with the rapid evolution of modern IT operations. Opsview Monitor 6.0 is built to address the enterprise challenges of virtualization, the cloud and containerization.

Opsview Monitor 6.0 is the result of intensive R&D to ensure Opsview Monitor meets the new challenges of cloud-scale computing while retaining 100% compatibility with the Nagios plugins, host template customizations and service desks integrations that you value so much. We have built a completely new backend architecture leveraging new, highly performant technologies to dramatically improve speed, performance and scalability.
For more information, click here.

User Interface Performance

Many areas in the user interface are now responding in a more timely manner and/or benefit from a better user experience. This improvement will be especially visible for Enterprise customers who gather and need to display a large amount of data.
For more information, click here.

User Experience improvements

This release provides with a number of improvements delivered to make a user's easier.
For more information, click here.

Installation support

Installation methods and enhancements

This release provides different means of installation:

Installation improvements

Support for Oracle Linux

Oracle® distributes Oracle Linux which is a binary clone of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) repackaged by Oracle under Red Hat terms and conditions, and covered by open source software licences.

Opsview Monitor 6.0 now officially supports Oracle Linux 7 as an additional platform. For the complete list of supported platforms, click here.

Robust installation

Opsview Monitor 6.0 provides a more robust installation experience and more secured environment.
For more information, click here.

Windows Agentless monitoring - BETA

Using the Microsoft Remote PowerShell capabilities of a Microsoft Windows host, Opsview Monitor 6.0 has now increased monitoring capabilities for Microsoft® Windows® applications. In addition to the Microsoft Windows Base Opspack which focuses on the basic host attributes, the new Opsview Monitor 6.0 provides additional Opspacks that will automatically monitor the following list of Microsoft applications without the need to install any extra agent software:

  • Microsoft Message Queue (MSMQ)
  • Microsoft DNS
  • Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS)
  • Microsoft SQL
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server
  • Microsoft Exchange

Please note that these capabilities are released as a Beta and you should refer to the Known Issues section before using.

Defect Fixing

This release makes the core functionality of Opsview Monitor more efficient and addresses a number of highly visible defects.
For more information, click here.

This release now supports the latest versions of a number of third-party libraries improving the overall application’s security and performance. In addition, support for SSL Wildcard certificates in Linux and Windows agents with certification depth to the third level has been added.