PA Storage 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.

Current Release

Version 6.4.0.234 [February 24, 2017] is currently in testing.

NOTE: Because of the new Message Template feature, Consoles will need to be version 6.1.0.50 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:

* [.17] Added new All Servers part for Executive Summary reports
* [.17] Added Debug Logging as a setting that can be set via Bulk Config to Satellites
* [.17] Turned starvation warning alert counts way down
* [.17] Added Satellite name to Configuration Audit report
* [.34] Additional logging and diagnostics added
* [.54] Protection against bogus monitor starving alerts
* [.54] Changed installer's ODBC driver to: Microsoft ODBC Driver 13.1 for SQL Server
* [.54] Fixed problem with the Console viewing the Fail Over Slave's status page
* [.54] Won't sync DB Connection string to Fail Over Slave so it can be different if needed (different driver version for example)
* [.56] Fix for the local Console so it can login using the hostname, and not just 127.0.0.1
* [.68] Added IsDeviceType dynamic rule
* [.68] Added the $WinDir$ replacement variable
* [.71] Updated EULA indicating a customer's logos can be shown on our website unless asked not to
* [.71] Change to decrease number of error alerts when a monitor can't run because of a reboot
* [.71] Added option to control whether TLS 1.2 can be disabled (like for SSLv3, TLS1, and TLS1.1)
* [.71] Restored the missing "suppressed alerts for {0} before entering error state" message in alerts
* [.71] Satellites forcing command filter to * so that PASystemDetails and PALowPriorityHelper can connect
* [.100] File & Directory Change monitor won't report on deletes if settings have changed so it doesn't fire false positives
* [.100] First character of Live View can be a ! to show all lines that are NOT the given line
* [.108] Fix for broken language translation in the service
* [.110] Added a filter to View System Activities
* [.110] Added a FinishedTime column to the File System Analyzer Scan table
* [.120] Fixed API_GET_MONITOR_INFO which was not checking all status values
* [.126] Better interface for Dynamic Server List rule selection
* [.126] New registry-value based Dynamic Server List rule
* [.129] The File/Directory Size monitor can handle floating point thresholds
* [.140] File/Directory Size monitor can use floating point threshold values
* [.140] More accurate Is Still In Error rule for alert reminders
* [.158] Empty template-based monitors won't be propagated to servers/devices
* [.158] Disk Space monitor will honor the local "Add New Disks" setting
* [.158] Fix for ESXi 6.x that has known issues returning sensor data
* [.178] Server type probe was reporting almost everything as SNMP
* [.178] Disk space full prediction won't kick in with less than 3 days' data
* [.194] Added Monitoring Software Is Installed dynamic server list rule
* [.194] Fix for handling passed in credentials during Smart Config
* [.194] Added group-level template blocking during template propagation
* [.194] Template propagation will complete faster
* [.194] More precise probe to determine if a server is Windows or not
* [.194] Fix to some Dynamic Server List rules to filter out recently deleted servers/devices
* [.194] Don't block the email sending thread with an exception message box
* [.200] New GET_PERF_STATS external API
* [.214] More robust initialization
* [.214] Fixed appending \ to the end of disk space paths when SNMP or ESX
* [.234] File & Directory Change monitor won't alert about deletes just because a file is now being ignored
* [.234] Better handling of incomplete data coming back from VMWare ESX
* [.234] Faster template propagation






Updates / Upgrades

PA Storage 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 Storage 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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