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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 19, 2018] is currently in testing.

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New features include:

[.4] * SNMP monitor status will show dates and times instead of the raw tick values
[.4] * Newly pasted servers will be disabled to give a chance to make any changes before enabling for monitoring
[.4] * Added explicit locale to javascript date/time rendering
[.5] * Update to enable retrieving monitoring data from ESXi 6.7
[.6] * Fix for Custom POST parameter parsing in the configuration for the Web Page monitor
[.6] * Object selection user interface with very large lists (thousands) loads much quicker
[.12] * Fix for Bulk Config not filtering on monitor templates correctly in all cases
[.12] * Added View Diagnostics to Web Page monitor's Results dialog
[.12] * Automatically use IE embedded browser if older than Windows 7 (Chromium browser won't work)
[.15] * Changes to the Event Log monitor to prevent audit log entries in the Security log in certain situations
[.18] * Don't clear actions when coming out of Can't Run if also now in Alert state
[.18] * Minor fix to Login Event parsing
[.18] * Fixed hot-links to help pages
[.21] * Additional logging added
[.25] * Better name resolution in Event Log entries in some circumstances
[.25] * Large report warning/redirect page will not be used when generating PDFs
[.25] * More diagnostics when Satellites can't connect
[.39] * External diagnostic ping done on a failed connection to the Central Service
[.39] * Fix crash that can happen when doing HTTPS logging
[.54] * Satellite has 'FTP Logs to Support' button
[.54] * Fixed some non-English date parsing for report periods
[.54] * Calling StoreValue in scripts won't trigger a Monitor Changed audit event
[.54] * Newly added Custom Properties will show up in the Alert Reminders editor
[.59] * Trend lines in reports are shown with dashed lines
[.64] * Updated SQL ODBC driver client to version 17.2
[.64] * Fixed archived log files getting deleted too soon
[.64] * Fix for second try on failed File & Directory Change monitor's prescan count
[.67] * Cleaned up monitor changes in the audit report
[.77] * Added ChangeMonitorStatus to Execute Script monitors and actions
[.77] * Fix for potential missing status in the Group Overview (Column) report for CPU, Memory and Bandwidth
[.83] * Prolonged internal ping failure will automatically restart the monitoring service
[.85] * Fix for users with low rights being able to register their mobile phone for alerts
[.87] * Find dialog can now also find monitors, actions and groups
[.92] * New Bulk Config operation to force re-propagation of all templates
[.92] * Copy Computer option in the Console will remap Monitor Dependencies
[.100] * Scheduled Reports and Ad Hoc reports can be grouped into folders via the new Report Group tab
[.100] * Don't return alerts to the mobile apps about deleted computers
[.106] * Extra logging around the Fail Over Slave status
[.120] * Unstable OS time alerted on (affects monitoring)
[.128] * Process monitor will show full command line in alerts
[.130] * Syslog action can send alerts in a single line of text for easier 3rd party integration
[.140] * Pasting a monitor will put it in a 5-minute maintenance mode. This behavior can be changed in Advanced Services > Advanced Settings "PastedMonitorMaintMin"
[.140] * Right-clicking a monitor in the Console will show the monitor's status information line (with truncation if needed)
[.144] * Hardware monitor will scan twice to ensure stable hardware status list is received from the device
[.161] * Fail Over Slave will do less when it is not active
[.169] * Fix for broken $DeviceName$ variable
[.171] * Large configurations are sent in batches to the Console if needed
[.180] * Similar to maintenance mode, monitors will ignore activity that happened while they were disabled
[.180] * New Monitoring Coverage report which can output data to CSV, etc
[.183] * PA Helper net4 will target .NET 4.6.1 to gain better access to TLS 1.2 support
[.183] * More flexible configuration for using only the Alias in reports
[.190] * Console loads much quicker
[.190] * Event Log monitor using correct account when resolving GUIDs and SIDs in event text
[.192] * Email server connections are disconnected after a failure so subsequent connection can succeed
[.199] * Fix for custom monitor templates turned into default monitors during Smart Config
[.209] * Better Satellite backoff when many are trying to connect at once
[.212] * Satellites make initial connection quicker
[.212] * Disk Space monitor won't automatically add both ESX and SNMP drives (which are duplicates)
[.215] * Event Deduplication closing of events will use the monitor's true type
[.244] * More diagnostics when configuring the Fail Over
[.244] * Support for using curl when the Windows TLS support is too old to connect
[.244] * Fix for converting non-English counter paths when propagating templates
[.250] * Disk Space monitor propagation will add new disks according to the Add Disks setting on the monitor
[.257] * Faster Console response
[.257] * Listing all .NET 4 versions that are supported in the .config files
[.267] * Fix for Fail Over Slave not receiving all configuration data
[.267] * Better Console performance for limited rights users
[.277] * Added IPv4 and IPv6 Inventory fields
[.283] * Protection against Action List loops
[.290] * Fixed issue with Inventory data getting deleted
[.291] * Quieted some nuisance alerts from the Fail Over
[.291] * Added $Satellite_Name$ replacement variable
[.307] * Configurable timeout while communicating with ESX, with increased default time
[.311] * CSV file output is a little easier to read
[.311] * Fix rare crash/memory corruption caused by multi-threaded reports
[.311] * Diagnostic ping output can be added to Ping monitor alerts

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.

I can't say enough good things about PA Server Monitor and I find it a pleasure to work in (which is huge as I've used a ton of different monitoring tools over the years and pretty much disliked them all).
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