02. 11. 2018 Charles Callaway NetEye, Release Notes

NetEye 4.3 and NetEye 3.15 Release Notes

NetEye 4.3 Release Notes

Welcome to the 4.3 version of our NetEye v4 Unified Monitoring Solution. Following version 4.2, the new and updated features in this version focus on security for the Log Manager based on Elastic Stack and for clustered environments, and simplifying the upgrade procedure.

Product: NetEye
Release Number: 4.3
Release Date: October 31, 2018
Release Type: Minor
Previous Release: 4.2

System Requirements: NetEye 4.2

These release notes for NetEye 4.3 describe new features and improvements compared to version 4.2. The complete change log, which includes all fixed issues, is available in the updated NetEye documentation (see the section “Starting your Upgrade” below).

New Features

Log Management: Embedding Search Guard Compliance Edition for Elastic Stack  (NEPROD-398, NEPROD-352, NEPROD-397, NEPROD-396) 

Search Guard is a security-focused plugin for Elasticsearch that provides fine-grained access restrictions for the Elastic Stack.  We have embedded the Search Guard Compliance Edition within the Log Manager.   Search Guard and the Elastic Stack are also supported out of the box and are autoconfigured for cluster environments.   NetEye 4 has adopted the Search Guard Compliance Edition as it is especially designed for meeting compliance regulations like GDPR, HIPAA, SOX, ISO and PCI-DSS.  You can record all read and write access to your data, monitor the integrity of your Elasticsearch installation and make sure no one tampers with your data (see more at https://search-guard.com/product/).

Unified Infrastructure for Secure Intracluster Communication (NEPROD-371)

We enhanced NetEye’s cluster-based modules to use a common, unified security mechanism for initializing trusted certificates in order to achieve secure communications within a cluster.


Log Manager: Single Safed Deploy for Individual Hosts (NEPROD-424)

We have added an action in the Log Manager interface that will allow you to deploy a configuration to a single host, in addition to the previous capability for deploying to all hosts simultaneously.

Log Manager: Display a Safed Template Configuration (NEPROD-425)

We have improved the usability of the Log Manager’s configuration deployment by adding a view that displays the actual configuration written to hosts.

Secure Credentials at NetEye First Setup  (NEPROD-180)

With NetEye we now ship unique, randomly generated passwords associated with both the root system user and the root web login.  This mitigates against attacks based on default passwords.

Renamed the Analytics Module (NEPROD-356)

The analytics module menu entry was renamed from ITO Analytics to ITOA to conform to standard usage in the market.

Provide Moxa npreal2 Drivers (NEPROD-315)

We have added driver-level support for Moxa hardware (RS-232 communications) so that they can be configured for use with the SMS notification feature in NetEye.

Improved NagVis/Maps Menu Style (NEPROD-278)

We updated the visual appearance of the Maps module to conform to the NetEye brand identity.

Provide Modular Installation of Appliances (NEPROD-416)

We have modified the NetEye architecture to support modular appliances, allowing us to provide separate components and thus a more customizable NetEye to address specific customer needs.

Notification in the Main Menu When a New NetEye Update is Available (NEPROD-369)

When a new update is available, a purple notification box will appear in the main menu.  By clicking on it you will be taken to the documentation that will guide you through the update procedure.  The number in the notification box indicates how many NetEye updates are available starting from your current version.

Automated Quality Control Improvements (DEVI-13, DEVI-14)

We rewrote the automated Selenium tests for several modules to improve the quality we deliver.

Updates to the User Guide (NEPROD-330, NEPROD-283)

The user guide has been updated to include new content for the issues described in these release notes and updates to the index page and the monitoring section.

Module Updates

The following modules have been updated:

Icinga Director from 1.4.3 to 1.5.1
IcingaWeb2 from 2.5.1 to 2.6.1
InfluxDB from 1.5.4 to 1.6.3
Nats Streaming Server from 0.9.2 to 0.11.0
Telegraf from 1.7.2 to 1.8.1
Grafana from 5.1.2 to 5.2.4
Icinga2 Core from 2.9.2 to 2.10.1

Starting your Upgrade

To receive the upgrade, ensure that NetEye is up to date by running this command in a shell:  yum update –enablerepo=neteye
Then click on the purple button next to the System menu item and follow the linked documentation.

NetEye 3.15 Release Notes

Welcome to the 3.15 version of our NetEye 3 Unified Monitoring Solution.

Product: NetEye
Release Number: 3.15
Release Date: October 31, 2018
Release Type: Minor
Previous Release: 3.14

System Requirements: NetEye 3.14

These release notes for NetEye 3.15 describe the improvements to version 3.14, and provide information on how to upgrade. The complete change log, which includes all fixed issues, is available in the “What’s New” section of the updated NetEye documentation.


Module Updates

The following modules have been updated:

CentOS from 6.9 to 6.10
InfluxDB from 1.5.2 to 1.6.3
Nats Streaming Server from 0.9.2 to 0.11.0
Telegraf from 1.7.2 to 1.8.1
Grafana from 5.1.2 to 5.2.4

How to Upgrade

Upgrading from NetEye 3.14 to NetEye 3.15 can be performed locally by following the documentation already provided in NetEye 3.14. This upgrade procedure will still be possible for all future NetEye 3 minor releases. The base requirement is a NetEye 3.14 installation based on CentOS 6.

Step 1:

Update the NetEye 3.14 documentation package with the following command:

yum –enablerepo=neteye update neteye-documentation

Step 2:

Execute the upgrade procedure as described in the just updated documentation section “What’s New in NetEye?” at the link under “NetEye Upgraded Documentation”.

Charles Callaway

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