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PA Server Monitor Release Candidate

This page is where you can find our very latest release. Versions that make it to this page are considered solid and candidates for production release, but they haven't finished testing or received enough feedback yet. If we implement a feature or fix for you, we will typically send you to this page to try it out.

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Current Preview Release

Version 5.8.0.299 [September 2, 2015] is currently in testing.


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New features include:

* [.8] Fix for the "Everything" setting in the Inventory Report
* [.8] Fix for not being able to set SNMP credentials within the SNMP monitors
* [.16] Fix for checking Debug, Diagnostic and Analytic Event Logs
* [.20] Fix for extremely large emails that block future alerts
* [.23] The Service monitor will consider Automatic (Trigger)-start monitors as Manual start
* [.23] Disk Space monitor handles SNMP errors better
* [.25] Smart Config-created Disk Space monitors will default to using global setting for "add new disks"
* [.28] Added Open http://{server} to server's right-click Operations menu in the Console
* [.28] Fix for detecting Automatic (triggered) services
* [.43] 'Report events separately' support added to the Web Page monitor
* [.63] HTTP library configured to use TLS 1.2 or 1.1 if available
* [.72] Call URL Action can now post arbitrary text with configurable encoding (for Slack integration, among others)
* [.74] CPU throttling is no longer a System Alert
* [.84] Fix for intermittent report, Inventory Collector and Powershell Execute Script failures
* [.88] Added PermLog for user logins for the application
* [.88] GroupID can be used for Event Deduplication
* [.95] Fix for Console showing a login page
* [.95] Fix for cached ping failures reporting success
* [.99] Added DO_QUIET and END_QUIET to the external API
* [.99] Added a Duplicate option to Scheduled Reports
* [.99] Fix for not updating large training values in SNMP Monitor
* [.99] Being more specific with flags used when opening a service to start/stop/restart
* [.107] Fix for Customize option on Copy Monitors to Computer Bulk Config operation
* [.107] Windows 2003/XP installs will create SSL certs with SHA1, and lower HTTPS security to compatible settings
* [.109] Fix for expanding some performance counter instances with *
* [.109] New inventory property for the date when a server was added for monitoring
* [.109] CD/DVD drives won't get added to the Disk Space monitor when applied from a template
* [.109] Change to how chart precision is determined
* [.120] Fix to Service monitor erroneously detecting services as Boot start
* [.120] Upgraded to SQLite 3.8.10.2
* [.120] Fix for monitors not did not correctly end training mode
* [.120] Fixed "Hide OK" Error Audit check box
* [.122] Inventory Collector pings slower during trace route
* [.122] File Age monitor behaves correctly when no _matching_ files are found
* [.142] Updated CEF (Chromium) to 3.2171.1979
* [.142] Change to configuration backup and restore to handle coming v6 features
* [.142] Fix for rare case where missing disk didn't cause an error in the Disk Space monitor
* [.149] Fix for some per-second SNMP stats that were calculated wrong
* [.161] Inventory Alerter monitors will go into Alert state if there is not inventory, instead of 'can't run now'
* [.161] Alert for monitors that are always Busy and can't ever run
* [.168] Report won't auto-refresh if you have scrolled down a bit
* [.179] Upgraded to OpenSSL 1.0.1p and disabled DHE ciphers to protect against LogJam
* [.179] Added support for 2048 and 4096 bit Diffie-Helman key-exchange setup parameters
* [.179] Disk Space monitor has option disk-size based thresholds for easier copy/paste/template usage
* [.182] Shipping dh2048.pem and dh4096.pem files rather than take hours to generate them
* [.190] Fixed variables used in Satellite up and down alerts
* [.190] Fix in System Details for grabbing correct number of pending updates
* [.196] Upgraded to ExtJS build 4.2.3
* [.196] Fix for Corporate Ultra unlimited license not being recognized as unlimited
* [.196] Fix for some grid columns not lining up under headers when using Chromium
* [.203] Performance Monitor will report processes, CPU% and PID when high CPU usage reported on for a process or overall CPU
* [.203] Configuration to control which protocols outgoing WinHTTP will use
* [.203] UCDavis memory OIDs checked if host.hrStorage table not found
* [.203] Process Monitor will try most recently successful method (WMI, SNMP, etc) first on subsequent connections to a server
* [.217] Increased timeout when checking for Windows Updates
* [.234] Fix for Ack race condition for alerts coming from Satellites
* [.234] Added GID and ALL options to external API request API_GET_SERVERLIST
* [.234] E-mail alert Acknowledgement will ignore auto-responder messages
* [.243] Fix for event escalation that would run actions too often if it got behind
* [.243] Fix for read only access to whole device tree when a PDF is generated
* [.249] Updated to EVO PDF converter v6.2
* [.249] Exposed AckedBy and AckedTime in Powershell Execute Script
* [.265] Restart of the Satellite will not cause the monitors to reset their status
* [.265] Fix for Inventory Alerter running on Satellites going into error over a temporary communication drop
* [.265] Fix for Satellite statistic IDs that can have the wrong value over time, causing charts to disappear
* [.268] Acknowledging an alert can stop further alerts via Event Deduplication
* [.271] HTTPS server will send configurable X-Frame-Options header to protect against click jacking
* [.271] Fix for errors showing up in Recent Alerts with a blank description
* [.276] Fix for bad tag in XML Configuration Audit report
* [.276] Removing common text from the OID-only part of an SNMP Trap alert
* [.288] Changes so initial license installation is smoother
* [.294] First time SSL certificate creation via OpenSSL will use low priority processes
* [.294] Event Deduplication will look at the monitor's true Event/State type, rather than the Actions setting
* [.299] Acknowledge All Errors in Bulk Config gives the option to not fire acknowledgement actions







Updates / Upgrades

PA Server Monitor can be upgraded by simply installing the latest version on top of your existing installation. Your settings and databases will be upgraded as needed.

You might need to reset the PA Server Monitor service's Run As account (from Settings or the Windows Services applet), but other than that no further configuration changes will be needed.

 
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