Through the early December we'll be rolling out a minor release (v47). As you may have seen recently in the press, Netflow is out of Beta with this release as well. It will be free at least through the end of the year, check out our help documentation for more details!
As we prepare to add more testing locations, we decided we better give you the choice of which locations you care about. With this next release you'll be able to select which testing locations you want to use.
Overall alerting will be based on the total number of active locations. Once this is released, keep your eyes out for testing locations around the world.
We replaced the datapoint "wineventlog" with ##EVENTCODE##. The ##EVENTCODE## token will include the Windows Event ID as the datapoint, enabling you to filter and report by event type.
The development team continues to be focused on some big surprises, but we've managed to get some fun new features into this release (v46). Expect the following by the end of October:
We recognize that many of you prefer to use email addresses as user names and we've decided you know best. When adding or updating an account, the user name can be set to an email address.
To accommodate existing user names (and those users who prefer to fight this trend), the user name and email address fields will remain distinct. All email notifications will continue to be sent to the address stored as the account Email.
Our last release introduced an Overall Services Widget, which enabled you to view the overall status of services from your dashboard. In this release we've added and Individual Services Widget which will display the status of all test locations for one specific service.
To add the widget to your dashboard, select Service Individual Status Widget from the Add Widget drop down. Add a name, set refresh time, time scale, and select the service you want represented in the widget.
The lasts step is to select which testing locations you want represented in the widget:
Click submit and you're widget is ready to go!
While the Host Metric Trends report allows you to aggregate just about any datapoint, we recognize this can be cumbersome. The CPU Report brings you all server CPU datapoints in one easy to generate report.
The report will include servers for all Hosts in the group with Minimum, Maximum, and Average busy percent for the time range selected. If you select Top 10 Only graphs will be included.
We made a variety of changes to how our reports are displayed and generated. The most exciting of these are:
Just a heads up we will be adding a new Services checking site tomorrow in our maintenance window - checking from U.S. West San Francisco. (The other West Coast site is in Los Angeles, and will be renamed to reflect that). This will provide more information about performance and availability from different locations - more sites coming soon!
The following new features, improvements and bug fixes will be rolled out between now and the end of September.
New Testing Location for Services
The Services functionality has been enhanced over the last few releases which makes it time to add testing locations. A new location, Amazon SouthEast, will be available after this release, and enables you to take better advantage of overall versus individual test location settings. Additional locations will be added over the next few months.
Services Overall Status Widget
Add a quick view of the overall status of your websites with the Services Overall Status Widget. The widget displays the overall status of multiple services in one graph, with one line representing each service.
See Creating Widgets for more details.
New Role Based Access Control Settings
A variety of new features have been added to enable you to better control user access for Dashboards, Hosts, and Reports.
Dashboard Access Control:
Host Access Control for SubGroups:
Manage control of user access to your hosts and their data down to the subgroup.
View, Acknowledge, and Manage permissions can be set at the global, group, or subgroup level. Subgroups will inherit Group permissions by default unless otherwise specified.
Report Management for Report Folders
Give users the ability to manage reports per folder.
Last Modified By for Reports
Reports are designed to respect a users data permissions, so if a user who only has rights to manage hosts in Group B will only see data from Group B when running a report that includes all hosts.
This can get confusing if people are seeing different data, we added the ability to see who last modified a report. Users who can manage all hosts will have the option to run the report as the last modified by user.
This option will only be available on reports that have been modified after this release.
Our July release included OpsNotes and we've been receiving a lot of great feedback. Among the kudos and compliments we eat up, there were some requests we had to agree were needed. These include:
We updated how we generate and store alerts for clearer interpretation and notifications if an alert changes severity.
July's release has a some great new features. It will be released over the last two weeks of the month.
OpsNotes is a great new feature that enables you to add time stamps across graphs. Use it to see how a release or server upgrade impacted system performance, or to flag a spike in one graph so you can view any correlations across other data.
To add an OpsNote, select the OpsNote button from the Dashboard or Hosts tab.
Enter a description for the event, the time it occurred, and add tags. Tags are a great way to search for similar events, and your description will be searchable and will appear when you hover over an OpsNote . As long as the OpsNote you add occurred during the time range you are viewing (double check with Set time range), it will automatically appear on your graphs.
OpsNotes can be turned on and off from the Search tab. You can search by keyword which will search descriptions or by tags. Keep in mind only OpsNotes that meet the current time range show up in the Search window. This is to avoid confusion, we don't want you turning on the same OpsNote over and over and wondering why it isn't showing up.
You can also hide all OpsNotes by selecting Disable from the drop down. Under Settings you will find a new option, OpsNotes Management that will enable you to edit and delete OpsNotes and Tags.
OpsNotes are only available for users who have permission to view all hosts. Try it out and let us know what you think!
We've made our Services monitoring more flexible with polling intervals and alert levels for individual alerts.
If you want us to check your service every 5 minutes, but only notify you if it's unreachable for 15 minutes you can set the number of checks to 3. The check interval will also determine how long we wait for an alert to auto clear.
We understand that having all none of our testing locations be able to reach your site may require a different alert level than the same result from only one of our testing locations , so we have added the ability for you to configure alert levels accordingly.
There are a variety of ways to learn more about how LogicMonitor can solve your performance monitoring needs, we have grouped these all together under the Help link. Not only can you chat with an engineer, you can also create a support request , peruse our documentation, and view tutorials.
June's minor release, applied during the standard maintenance window. Along with ongoing API and performance enhancements, this release includes the following:
Changes to reports and widgets:
Tired of waiting for a report to load? Have a widget that never seems to refresh in time? Have a flexible graph that line colors keep changing? It's painful for us too, so we've made the following changes.
Along with a handful of typos that we now deny existed, we've fixed the following:
We continue to charge ahead with behind the scenes enhancements but have found the time to bring you some much anticipated features and improvements. The May release (v42) will be rolled to customers during the second half of the month.
Datasources / Event Sources:
The v41 release will be rolled out to customers over the next two weeks.
To enhance alert details and custom alerts we have added the following tokens:
New alert templates have been added to ensure critical information is included in alert messaging. Custom alerts will not be impacted by these changes. The new templates include:
The generic alert clear template has been replaced with a per template default. All cleared alerts will include the original alert subject and body.
ESX VM Snapshots are now available as a DataSource. Monitor the age and size of VMware snapshots as well as VMs with the oldest snapshots and those consuming the most space.
Minor release for Feb 28, 2013, which will be applied during the standard maintenance window.
There was a lot of behind the scenes work in this release, rolling out more systems and more metrics for us to monitor on our own infrastructure, but we still had time to add many things to improve LogicMonitor from our customer's point of view. This release will be rolled out to customers over the next few weeks. Check out the video for the highlights.
Reason for clear: ##DATAPOINT## is not ##THRESHOLD##: the current value is ##CLEARVALUE##
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