01. 04. 2019 Thomas Forrer NetEye, Release Notes

NetEye 4.5 and NetEye 3.17 Release Notes

NetEye 4.5 Release Notes

Welcome to version 4.5 of our NetEye v4 Unified Monitoring Solution. Following version 4.4, the new and updated features in this version focus on bug fixes, updates to CentOS and core components, and improvements to Log Manager, Lampo, Tornado and Safed.

Product: NetEye
Release Number: 4.5
Release Date: March 31, 2019
Release Type: Minor
Previous Release: 4.4

System Requirements: NetEye 4.4

These release notes for NetEye 4.5 describe new features and improvements compared to version 4.4. The complete change log, which includes all fixed issues, is available in the updated NetEye documentation (see the section “Starting your Upgrade” below).

Improvements

Log Manager / Safed Deployment

We have enhanced the deployment mechanism whereby configurations are sent from the Log Manager to individual, remote Safed agents.  Now if you change a Safed Agent configuration, the intelligent deployment tool will notify you to update only those hosts affected by this change; you will no longer need to deploy to all hosts.  Unlike in the past, hosts will need to be redeployed in Director before they will appear in the Safed Deployment panel.

Log Manager Translations

All text descriptions in the Log Manager GUI (labels, fields, menu items, etc.) have been translated from English into both Italian and German.  Beginning with this release, all new modules added to NetEye 4 will include localization support for these three languages from the start.

Log Manager Integration with Audit Log

Configuration changes to the Log Manager are now recorded in the Audit Log, visible at System > Audit Log.

Tornado

Tornado has been improved so that it can now collect monitoring events from Icinga 2 and trigger actions using the Icinga 2 API (e.g. setting passive check results). Other changes include:

  • Rules: Tornado now treats Rules in alphanumeric order based on their file name, and thus the priority field has been deprecated.
  • Rule Sets: Rules are now organized as independent Rule Sets, and can be processed in parallel. This allows for better organization, and faster processing with complex setups.
  • Sockets: Internal and external communication in Tornado has shifted from Unix-specific domain sockets to more generalized TCP sockets.
  • Configuration verification: A new command allows you to check the correctness of a given configuration, without restarting Tornado.

Lampo

Now users will be notified if an error occurs while using Lampo.

Standalone Updates to the User Guide

The user guide has been updated to include the following new content:

  • A full description of Configuration Baskets, which were introduced in the latest version of IcingaWeb2 Director (User Guide > Director > Importing Director Configurations).
  • A reference guide for using NetEye’s new Search Guard tools and backup scripts that wrap many basic parameters, such as security certificates (User Guide > Log Manager > Search Guard Helper Tools).
  • A complete walk-through of how to configure and use the Moxa NPort 6150 in conjunction with a modem for sending SMS notifications (User Guide > Initial Configuration > SMS Gateway Connection).

Module and OS Updates

The following software has been updated:

  • Icinga Director from 1.5.1 to 1.6.2:
    • Introduces Configuration Baskets, Multi-instance Support and Health Checks
    • Fixed an error when adding an existing service to a host
    • Fixed an error in template navigation
    • Note that the release notes for Director also contain links to community-supported add-ons which you may find helpful, such as this one for importing AWS autoscaling groups.
  • IcingaWeb2 from 2.6.1 to 2.6.2
  • CentOS from 7.5.1804 to 7.6.1810

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 notification box next to the System menu item and follow the linked documentation.

 

NetEye 3.17 Release Notes

Welcome to the 3.17 version of our NetEye 3 Unified Monitoring Solution, updating the availability report and monitoring check plugins.

Product: NetEye
Release Number: 3.17
Release Date: March 31, 2019
Release Type: Minor
Previous Release: 3.16

System Requirements: NetEye 3.16

These release notes for NetEye 3.17 describe the improvements to version 3.16, 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.

Improvements

NetEye Thruk

A link to the Info Page has been added to the Availability Report for hosts and services.

NetEye Plugins

The latest versions of check_inventory and check_mssql_health are now included.

How to Upgrade

Upgrading from NetEye 3.16 to NetEye 3.17 can be performed locally by following the documentation already provided in NetEye 3.16. This upgrade procedure will still be possible for all future NetEye 3 minor releases. The base requirement is a NetEye 3.16 installation based on CentOS 6.

Step 1:

Update the NetEye 3.16 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”.

Thomas Forrer

Thomas Forrer

Team Leader Research & Development at Würth Phoenix
Hi folks! I began loving computer since 1994, it was still the time of windows 3.1. Immediately I learned starting DOS games from the command promt, and while typing some white text on black background I felt like some hackish dude in a hollywoodian movie. Later during the studies at the university, I discovered the magic world of opensource, and it was love at first sight. Finally I got rid of BSOD's =) I love everything that is connected to some network, especially in a security perspective. My motto is: "With motivation, nothing is impossibile. It only requires more time."

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Thomas Forrer

Hi folks! I began loving computer since 1994, it was still the time of windows 3.1. Immediately I learned starting DOS games from the command promt, and while typing some white text on black background I felt like some hackish dude in a hollywoodian movie. Later during the studies at the university, I discovered the magic world of opensource, and it was love at first sight. Finally I got rid of BSOD's =) I love everything that is connected to some network, especially in a security perspective. My motto is: "With motivation, nothing is impossibile. It only requires more time."

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