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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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Release Candidate Changes

Version [August 13, 2020] is currently in testing.

[.10] * Added some APC battery properties to the Inventory Collector
[.10] * Inventory Collector monitor can read SNMP values from InventoryList.txt
[.10] * IgnoreScriptErrors variable added to $mon for Powershell Execute Script
[.10] * Fixed rare problem where older state would show up in monitor status
[.33] * Added RENAME_USER_ACCESS command line to rename user access settings
[.33] * Updated Web Page Monitor to allow scripts between checks for extracting data from pages
[.33] * Fixed Bulk Config's Monitors: Delete Monitors to work on template-derived monitors
[.35] * Fixed some problems with database transfers
[.35] * Fixed race condition during template propagation where some monitors might get lost
[.36] * AD Login Monitor will throttle it's CPU usage better
[.36] * AD Login database writer is a bit more performant
[.38] * Fix for Ping Monitors getting behind
[.39] * Fix for Web Page Monitor regression bug from
[.46] * New Remote Desktop Gateway monitor
[.50] * Disk Space Full Check will by default use straight line prediction instead of looking at quadratic
[.51] * When a monitor comes out of Satellite Disconnected it will show its previous status
[.52] * Web Page Monitor can append content in OK status (as well as Alert status as before)
[.54] * Web Page Monitor script $mon.Details will be appended to the monitor status whether firing actions or not
[.56] * Improvement to help prevent the internal HTTP server from getting behind
[.59] * Task Scheduled Monitor will show
[.66] * Fix for UI glitch when chosing field values for reports
[.67] * Fixed a problem with accessing ESXi servers when the password contains a space
[.67] * Fix for SNMP Walk when looking for the starting OID for devices that respond with End of MIB
[.67] * Logging that will show which Performance object is returning faulty data
[.67] * Ability for Performance monitor to try to continue even if data is corrupted
[.68] * Better finding the starting OID for an SNMP Walk
[.68] * Internal changes to reduce CPU usage
[.69] * File & Directory Change monitor doing proper impersonation on one call where it was missing before
[.69] * Better AWS counter monitoring error messages
[.72] * Changes to reduce CPU usage in large installations
[.72] * Change to Log File Monitor to allow checking multiple lines at once for patterns
[.75] * Update for SNMP Monitors that will now show charts in their alerts
[.80] * Fix for database transfer of the Active Directory Change monitor
[.80] * More shutdown logging
[.83] * GET_SERVER_PROP API function supports multiple property look ups per request
[.83] * Emailed report PDFs will use the report title for the PDF file name
[.88] * Better check for customer SSL/TLS certificates before regenerating
[.91] * Event Log monitor handles timeouts better
[.96] * Execute Script won't alert based on FireActions if $mon.ReportResults has already been called
[.106] * AD Logins report fix
[.106] * Rebuilt a library with (little used) SIMD extensions removed for broader CPU support
[.111] * Added 'contains' and 'does-not-contain' operators for text-based SNMP checks
[.113] * Recent Logins report for the AD Login Monitor can show recent login at the start or end of a period
[.123] * Added Group Name to Custom Group Report email subjects
[.123] * Better LDAP error when credentials are wrong
[.123] * Protect Console against a rare crash
[.123] * Added $mon.ComputerAlias for the Execute Script monitor
[.123] * Added operators % ^ & | to the expression evaluator
[.123] * Fix for lock in the Service monitor
[.123] * Added support for multi-Item escalation in Execute Script monitors
[.8] * AD Login Monitor can cleanup the database without needing a locally running monitor
[.9] * When exporting computer config as a template, monitors are disconnected from templates as needed
[.9] * When importing computer config from a file, do not 'fit' monitors - import as-is
[.10] * Fix for group reports not showing internationalized titles
[.10] * Fix for duplicate rows in the Largest Directories report for the Directory Quota monitor
[.16] * Change to support the APP_POOL_WAS\Current Application Pool Uptime performance counter
[.18] * Disk Space monitor can retrieve disk stats via SSH
[.30] * Registry setting for optionally forcing HTTP connections to not get reused
[.30] * Registry setting so Run Now can optionally NOT override monitor period and dependencies
[.30] * Added HTTP/2 support to the Web Page Monitor
[.40] * Fix for Executive Summary report section titles
[.40] * Fixed testing Execute Script powershell monitors when they are a template
[.57] * Fixed TCP/UDP selector for SNMP monitors
[.71] * Fix for Database Server Monitor template propagation
[.71] * Fix for expanding performance counters with ? and Regular Expressions

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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