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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 [October 25, 2016] is currently in testing.

NOTE: Because of the new Message Template feature, Consoles will need to be version or newer before they can connect to this version. It is highly recommended that Satellites are upgraded as well.

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New features include:

* Change to handle Slack call in Call URL action
* MAINT x can be added to Ack emails to put a server into maintenance, though it has to be enabled via the registry. More info
* Upgraded AmCharts and ExtJS
* [.25] Changed how often a Satellite will switch hosts, and don't switch until trying for 45 seconds
* [.29] Update to IPMI parser based on customer feedback
* [.29] Fix for not being able to remove a report part for the Server Status report
* [.39] Fix for computer names not matching in some cases
* [.42] Fix for SNMP Trap monitor
* [.48] Fix for SSH script buffer boundary condition
* [.48] Enabled SSH diagnostic tracing to the libssh2 library
* [.48] Updated the IPMI parser
* [.48] IPMI handler will automatically figure out which driver to use
* [.51] Fix for some SNMP Walks that ended prematurely
* [.51] Improved SSH failed login details
* [.51] Bandwidth Monitor GUI fixes
* [.57] Fix for crash caused when email acknowledge process receives an email with no ack keywords
* [.82] Updated to ImgSource v6
* [.82] Updated to CEF 3.2623
* [.82] Updated to OpenSSL 1.0.2h
* [.82] Updated to SQLite 3.13.0
* [.82] Change in regex engine - moved from boost::regex to std::regex
* [.82] Added Credentials button to the Call URL configuration dialog
* [.82] Handle charting multiple CPU instances for SNMP and ESX
* [.82] Getting email bodies handles mulitpart/alternative which helps the Email monitor and the Email Ack processing
* [.82] ErrorHistory will be able to return the same ErrID even if simple deduplication is being used
* [.97] Look for Microsoft's ODBC Driver for SQL Server when building connection strings
* [.97] PagerDuty action can report configuration errors
* [.97] Fix for startup race condition in the Console
* [.97] New FORCE parameter for the START_MAINTENANCE external API command
* [.101] Template propagation will take the target server type when progating a template
* [.101] Template progagation can be disabled on an individual server basis via right-click menu
* [.116] Fixed Scheduled Report renaming GUI bug
* [.116] Console poll cycle time can be synced from Central Service
* [.116] Event Log monitor can also filter on the username in the event
* [.125] Monitoring System Auditing (user logins, service restarts, etc) added. Not visible yet - contact us for access
* [.125] Performance monitor fix for counters that don't get added when copying a monitor or using templates
* [.125] Split the Disk Space monitor's Auto Add into Auto Add and Auto Remove options
* [.134] Protection against a slowing Console when there are thousands of reports
* [.134] Added Bulk Config - Cleanup: Reset All Server and Group Reports to Top Node
* [.134] Fixed RegEx filter to use regex_search instead of regex_match
* [.144] New Advanced Settings dialog make obscure settings more visible
* [.144] Complete logging for CRT installation
* [.144] Linux memory usage statistics now ignores cached and memory buffers (see )
* [.144] Protection against duplicate/crossed reports
* [.154] Can disable automatic Network Scanner monitor creation
* [.154] Fixed deleting of empty groups (and not deleting non-empty groups)
* [.154] Better handling MIME encoded emails in Email Ack
* [.154] Quicker service shutdown by exiting Inventory Collector monitors when needed
* [.159] Fix for possible incomplete exports from the Console
* [.159] Added Group, Computer, Monitor, Template, and Action creation and deletion to the coming audit log
* [.160] Additional Satellite connection logging
* [.165] Call URL action correctly escapes variable values when using application/json content type
* [.169] Fix for Satellite Down notifications that use escalation, but none in the Do Immediately node
* [.177] Fix to handle credentials with a few specific characters
* [.177] Applying a configuration file to a device will also set the device type
* [.180] Fix for DNS monitor configuration user interface
* [.181] The Satellite update will update the installed Console as well
* [.197] Change to Event Log monitor to handle Forwarded Events logs where record IDs are not unique or in order
* [.197] Fix for VCRedist failing to install during setup when the temp folder contains a ~
* [.197] Fixed $CustomProp()$ in Satellite Down notifications
* [.197] Fix for Database Monitor crash while applying templates
* [.197] Fix for Database Server Monitor-created Performance monitors for individual databases to handle instances better
* [.197] Added in-depth heart beat chart in the Console (double-click current chart)
* [.207] Added ADD_MONITOR to External API
* [.207] Split Critical event log entries separately from Error entries in the Event Log monitor
* [.207] Fix for alert charts that were not picking up the status report chart settings
* [.215] Fix for Disk Space monitor aliases that were getting lost
* [.215] Uninstall will not show the uninstall web page for Satellite or remote Consoles
* [.215] Added a filter to the Live View dialog
* [.215] Fixed bug where Custom Properties set on templates could get reverted
* [.215] Made ping handle reset threshold registry configurable
* [.215] Regex syntax flag is configurable via Registry and Advanced Settings
* [.215] Added rel="noreferrer noopener" to target="_blank" links
* [.215] Ping uptime report will show alias instead of server name
* [.215] Fix for custom message templates that were not imported from file
* [.247] Bulk Config's Set Event Deduplication ID will also set the fire actions override values
* [.247] Can save PDF files directly when generating them from within the Console
* [.247] Log File monitor can return X lines before the match, and Y lines after
* [.247] Smart Config's Action selection dialog supports multi-select, and has Select All and Unselect All buttons
* [.252] Setting to control truncation in Recent Alerts
* [.252] SimpleStatDB initialized by monitors in cases where it fails initially
* [.262] Fix for Event Log getting redirected to Application log when the target cannot be accessed
* [.281] Upgraded to OpenSSL 1.0.2j, and disabled Triple-DES cipher when using High Security to prevent SWEET32 attacks
* [.283] Desktop Notifications will use top-most message boxes
* [.283] Fix for Event Log monitor's Report all matching events separately
* [.283] Fix for reports that get their cookie values mixed up
* [.283] Drop down list for help setting Custom Properties
* [.293] Network Message action properly truncates messages
* [.302] Fix for Performance Counter when adding multiple counters (instances) at once
* [.302] Added SATID parameter for ADD_SERVER external API
* [.302] Corrected confusing Disk Space alert charts
* [.302] Fix for rare false alarm ping alerts
* [.308] Make sure monitoring threads don't get stuck in low priority
* [.308] Less memory reallocation
* [.308] Fix for translating counters into non-English languages if there are multiple possible mappings
* [.328] Escalation support for individual items for monitors that can watch more than one thing, and can report on them separately
* [.328] Email alerts showing web page content is properly escaped
* [.328] Search for working credentials is faster

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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