SysOrb 4.4.0 released

Date:29-10-15: We are happy to announce the release of SysOrb 4.4, which is the latest new major version of SysOrb. The main changes and new features of this release are:

Option to disable Warnings and Alerts for all types of Netchecks
This feature is useful in a situation where the only purpose of a HTTP check is to do performance measurements of website and collect the historical data for the response time.This feature also makes it possible to setup a ping check without alert threshold and therefore only receive warnings.

Support for Applications and Service Logs in Windows
This feature expand the use of the already unique log monitoring feature in SysOrb.
Administrator will now see all the Applications and Service logs in SysOrb and can easy setup monitoring of these logs.

Support for new systemd logs on Linux
Sysorb now support monitoring of journald that is a component of a new systemd init module.
Journald is a new logging scheme that works on modern Linux OS.
Journald captures Syslog messages, Kernel log messages, boot messages, messages written to STDOUT / STDERR of all services.

Easy set unexpected downtimes on multiple nodes from the webinterface
It is now possible to easy set unexpected downtown on multiple nodes at the same time.
In a situation where the administrator suddenly need to set downtime on multiple specific nodes in a domain, this feature will save the administrator a lot of time. A new button in the configuration mode called downtime
will be visible.

Flexible monthly recurrent schedule downtime function
It is now possible to set permanent scheduled downtime on e.g. every second Wednesday of the month at a certain specific time. It is also possible to choose to set scheduled downtime on certain days each month at a certain specific time. You can even choose to set a certain amount of days delay for when the downtime should start.
This feature makes it easy to configure and set scheduled downtime relative to e.g. Microsoft patch releases
The feature Monthly intervals can be found same place where you set scheduled downtime.
The feature works on both single checks, nodes, domains and from Nodeclasses.

Option to choose create shortcuts for all users in SysOrb agent installation wizard on Windows
When installing the SysOrb agent the program shortcuts etc. are per default not placed under All Users but only for the user installing the SysOrb agent. This means that only the user who installed the agent have access to e.g. the shortcut "Agent Downtime”. An option has now been added in the windows installer to choose create shortcuts for all users.

Better information on checks in downtime
If a check is set in downtime SysOrb will now in the comment field show both information “Down until” and information about the status of the check like e.g. “Too late answer”. In the status field, the actual status of the check will be readable. This will give the administrator better information on checks in downtime.

ESXi monitoring of SAN attached datastores
When monitoring ESXi host the SAN attached datastores is an important parameter and SysOrb now also support monitoring of these counters. Better translation of the some ESXi counters has also been fixed instead of only showing a number we now present a readable name for the counter.
All together, this will make the SysOrb ESXi monitoring feature even more useful for the system administrator.

SysOrb notifier Chrome extension
SysOrb notifier is a Chrome extension that can be used to get notice and status about alert and warning from SysOrb. The extension will be displayed as a small icon in your browser. In order for the notifier to work SysOrb API must be enabled. Download and install SysOrb notifier from chrome web store. Search for SysOrb in the Chrome store. Here you will also find additional information about this tool.

Improvements:

Better overview in node Incident log
When a node or a domain is set into downtime SysOrb will no longer log every single check as entering downtime. This improvement will improve the overview of the incident log as the number of log incident will be reduced.

Limit on the number of agents that can auto-upgrade concurrently
This means that for SysOrb installations with a large number of agents the SysOrb server is no longer heavy loaded during the agent auto upgrading process. Only a certain amount of agents are allowed to upgrade at the same time.

Limit on the number of concurrent agent rescan
This means that the SysOrb server will no longer be heavy loaded if you install many new agents within a short time frame. Only a certain amount of agents are allowed to rescan at the same time.

Left sidebar menu in SysOrb will now stay fixed when scrolling in SysOrb webinterface
This will make it faster and easier to navigate around between the different menus in SysOrb.

When requesting downtime from agent itself it is now possible to add a comment.

The Alert list will now automatically auto size in the browser.
When using a widescreen to display the alert list SysOrb will now utilize the extra space there is.This will give a better overview.

Increased data limit for text in the comment field for nodes and checks.
It is now possible to add more characters in comments field on both nodes and checks.

Comments on a single check are now also visible in the html emails send out from SysOrb

Extend return value for boolean Custom Check
It is now possible to return string description for boolean checks defined by result_pattern parameter of the custom check.

In license report "Satellites count" line in subdomains has been removed.
Now license report only show number of satellites for the entire root domain.

Download SysOrb 4.4 here!

How to upgrade from SysOrb 4.2 to SysOrb 4.4

Before upgrading to SysOrb 4.4 make sure to have a up-to-date backup of your current SysOrb database. For how to backup your SysOrb database please read here! This will ensure that you can always roll back to SysOrb 4.2.

Customers using our rental based licensing model do not have to update the license key as it is already ready for SysOrb 4.4. The upgrade is done just as you would do when updating the SysOrb server to a new build. If in doubt please contact: support@sysorb.com

If you do not use our rental based model you need to have a valid Upgrade & Support subscription, and you can proceed to your “My Account” and download your updated 4.4 license key.

The upgrade is done just as you would do when updating the SysOrb server to a new build. The only thing you need to remember is to replace the new 4.4 license with the existing 4.2 sysorb.lic If in doubt please contact: support@sysorb.com

If you do not have a valid U&S subscription, and would like to upgrade to version 4.4, please let us know at: sales@evalesco.com.