December 16th, 2014. The RealOpInsight Team is extremely happy to announce the immediate availability of RealOpInsight Workstation 3.2.0 and RealOpInsight Ultimate 2014b8. Codenamed ibericus, these major releases come with the support for Pandora FMS monitoring backends, email notifications, bug fixes, as well as many GUI enhancements.
You will find below a detailed list of changes.
- Added support for Pandora FMS monitoring backends. Based on Pandora FMS’s API, any versions of Pandora FMS starting from version 4.0.2 should be fully compatible. Older versions may not work if your Pandora FMS is protected by a password, as the name of the password parameter has been changed since then.
- Fix: Now sets the default propagation severity to Unknown in order to fix some inconsistencies in status propagation.
- Several fixes to simplify code and improve performances
RealOpInsight Workstation 3.2.0
- Included all changes of the core framework and various enhancements.
RealOpInsight Ultimate 2014b8
- Included all changes of the core framework.
- Added email notification support, enabling the ability to send an email to users when a business service goes from a normal state to a problem state (i.e. in a non-normal state), and, reciprocally, when the service recovers from a failure state.
- Lot of enhancements in the GUI: a better/refined Executive View giving to operators a better insight on the health of monitored business services, better thumbnails providing more details concerning the status and the health of IT services associated to each monitored business service, better navigation, etc.
- Added a filtering capability to allow the user to display only trouble events in message console (ticket #42).
- Fixed problem of disconnection when, as admin, the user tries to refresh the the console in preview mode (ticket #56).
The RealOpInsight Team
October 19th, 2014. We are extremely happy to announce that RealOpInsight Workstation 3.1.1 and RealOpInsight Ultimate 2014b7 are now available for download. The core framework and the workstation edition bring maintenance bug fixes, while the Ultimate edition comes with interesting new features focusing on reporting and the improvement of view map. The most important changes are summarized below.
- Fixed problem when the average calculation rule with thresholds always returns average severity.
- Misc typos related to contextual messages.
RealOpInsight Workstation 3.1.1
- Added the ability to compile RealOpInsight Workstation without the support of ZMQ and QtWebkit. This aims to provide a minimal software that can work on Linux distributions, such as RedHat and CentOS, whose certain versions do not natively provide packages for the aforementioned tools.
RealOpInsight Ultimate 2014b7
- Added the ability to handle reporting. This feature provides BI (business intelligence) graphs which give over time trends on Quality of Service (QoS) and Service Level Agreement (SLA) concerning the health of monitored business services along with the related IT services. In addition, report data can even be exported in CSV format so to be treated by third-party tools like Microsoft Excel and other CSV-compatible tools. More details.
- To improve the visibility of texts on view map, texts are now printed in blakc and each node on the map now has a background color reflecting the status of the related service. This change is related to the ticket #49 on our Github bug tracker.
- Fixed ticket #50 when many usefulness database messages where logged.
These releases benefited from a collaboration from Vivalto Santé, we wish to thanks Antonio Corrado for his commitment and continuous feedback during the development stage.
September 23nd, 2014. We are very excited to announce RealOpInsight Workstation version 3.1.0 and RealOpInsight Ultimate 2014b5. Codenamed Diegom, these major releases focus on improving event aggregation and correlation in the core framework with new rules and algorithms to propagate and calculate the severities of services in a more flexible and fined-grained way. Completed details about changes are listed below.
- Added support weighting services. Weighting enables you to associate a weight factor with a service. The weight factor can be any real number between
max=10, determining how important the service is to its parent service compared to other sibling services. With this, you can for example deal with situations such as, essential services (i.e. services required for your business services), neutral services (i.e. services without any impact on your business services), etc. Read more.
- Modified Average Calculation Rule to support weighting. As services now support weigthing, the average calculation rule algorithm has been modified to take into account the weights of direct subservices when calculating the status of a service. Read more.
- Added Thresholds-based Severity Escalation Rule. Extending the weighted average calculation rule, this adds the ability to escalate the severity status of a service when given thresholds of similar events are reached. For example, you may want to escalate the severity status of service from Major to Critical if more than 50% of its direct subservices are in Major state. Read more.
- Included all changes carried out on the core framework.
- Added the ability to set the application language via preference settings.
- Added the ability to make the compilation of ngrt4nd optional. This removes the requirement on ZeroMQ which is not natively available on some versions of Red Hat-based operating systems (e.g. Red Hat/CentOS 6).
- Improved tooltips adding new information related to weighting and thresholds.
August 24th, 2014. The RealOpInsight Team announced the immediate availability of RealOpInsight Workstation 3.0.5 and RealOpInsight Ultimate 2014b4. These maintenance releases bring several major bug fixes and enhancement described hereafter:
- Fixed ticket #41 when chart is not well updated with Livestatus backend
- Fixed version display in welcome message
- Use UTF8 as default character encoding system for Livestatus backend
- Now retrieve data from Livestatus basing JSON format. Fixes problem with line breaks in message details. See ticket #43.
Again, we thank our users for their feedback.
August 15th, 2014. The RealOpInsight Team is happy to announce RealOpInsight Workstation 3.0.4, an anticipated release regarding the latest stable release, which brings major changes and bug fixes on the RealOpInsight Editor. This release focuses on providing advanced search and filtering capabilities to ease the way of setting data points for large and middle size monitoring environments. See the release notes for detailed list of changes.
August 10th, 2014. As announced a week ago, we're proud, after several months of enhancements, bug fixes, and tests, to announce RealOpInsight Ultimate 2014b3. This new release of our flagship software in managing dashboards in business-centric, distributed and heterogeneous IT monitoring environments, comes with significant changes compared against the latest beta:
- Added support to LDAP users in authentication, user management, and view access control. This feature, highly demanded by users, is a real breakthrough enhancement for the integration of RealOpInsight Ultimate within existing IT environments. Designed in the same spirit as the overall RealOpInsight system, the support to LDAP is designed to be flexible while making its use as straightforward as possible.
- Integration of recent changes in the core framework, this includes changes in v3.0.1, v3.0.2, v3.0.3 and other misc fixes.
- Changed the version scheme of RealOpInsight Ultimate. Instead of following the Workstation edition versioning scheme as the last two beta (3.0.0b1 and 3.0.0b2), the version scheme now depends on the release year. That's why this version is noted 2014b3.
- Downloads are available either as OVA appliance or as update patch (applicable for appliances v3.0.0b2 and v3.0.0b2). With the update patch, users are not required to download and reinstall the whole appliance stack, just download and apply the patch.
Other details are available in the release notes. We hope that users will really enjoy this release.
August 3rd, 2014. We, at RealOpInsight Labs, are very happy to announce new releases of RealOpInsight Workstation, one of our flagship products for managing dashboards in business-centric operations environments. Details about changes are described below.
Before that, we would like to mention that all this work would not have been be possible without the commitment of our users. We thank you all for your bug report, comments and feedback.
Notable changes of this release include:
- Fixed ticket #31 adding the ability from the editor to import data points from networked Livestatus endpoints. This feature complements the existing capabilities to import data points from Zabbix, Zenoss and from Nagios status file.
- Rewrite in the Livestatus backend using native socket for simplification and performance improvements.
- Fixed ticket #35 related to date display with Livestatus backend.
- Fixed ticket #35 related to dashboard refreshing in RealOpInsight Workstation.
- Fix ticket #36 related to the computation of average severity. Graph-based traversal algorithms were introduced to improve the performance as well as the accuracy of severities computation.
New RealOpInsight Ultimate Release in the Corner
Following these changes and other recent changes in the RealOpInsight core framework, we're also working on a new version of RealOpInsight Ultimate that'll be available to download in the next few days. This release, expected since a while by users, will include a highly-demanded feature: the support to LDAP authentication. Designed in the same spirit as the overall RealOpInsight system, the support to LDAP is designed to be flexible while making its use as straightforward as possible. We hope that RealOpInsight Ultimate users will really enjoy it.
The RealOpInsight Team.
June 24th, 2014. RealOpInsight Labs, a leading open-source player in designed lmultisource business service monitoring systems announced the maintenance release RealOpInsight Workstation 3.0.2. This release fixes two major bugs as described below:
- Fixed editor crash on native check service deletion (ticket #28)
- Fixed missing librairies in Windows binaries causing fail on Windows plugin loading (ticket #29)
As we encourage contributions, we’re pleased to announce that we just started migrating our code repositories to Github. This important decision for our project is intended to facilitate the contribution process, knowing that many developers are now familiar with the Github pull-request contribution model.
You’ll find our repositories through our Github project home: https://github.com/RealOpInsightLabs. All our projects and documentation resources are not yet moved to there, but we’re working on that.
Enjoy, and don’t hesitate to fork, or give a star to your favorite repository !
Last week, we released the version 3.0.1 of RealOpInsight Workstation with a highly user-demanded feature: the ability to import data points (Zabbix triggers, Nagios checks, Zenoss components) from monitors to the RealOpInsight Editor. The aim being to ease the edition of description files by enabling the ability to set data points through a selection list, thereby avoiding the typing complexity and the related typo errors.
As usual this feature is fully documented, you’ll find appropriated resources in the RealOpInsight Editor user’s manual. In this article, we aim to present a concrete tutorial showing the importation of Zabbix triggers as data points into the RealOpInsight Editor. You’ll find below a step-by-step guide with screenshot illustrations.