AppNeta Performance Manager (APM) is upgraded on a bi-weekly basis and the upgrade generally requires a service interruption. The upgrade is rolled out over the course of several nights beginning on the date of these release notes. Check status.appneta.com to find out when your service instance will be upgraded. You can discover the name of your service instance by logging in to APM and examining your browser address bar. Remember that status.appneta.com always has the most up-to-date information regarding maintenance/upgrade events. We encourage you to subscribe so that you receive a reminder just prior to any service window.

There are caveats you need to be aware of:

  • During the service window you might not be able to log in.
  • The upgrade won’t produce any gaps in your experience or usage monitoring history. However there may be a small gap in experience monitoring history, typically less than 10 minutes, at the time your instance is upgraded.
  • Advanced voice assessments and voice/video tests that are either scheduled to start or are running during this window will need to be restarted.
  • Report schedules will be paused during this window, so any reports scheduled to run at this time will be missed.

Week of April 24th, 2017 application

  • Network Path Charts — Another improvement to the Path Performance charts! The time and value of the most recent data point is clearly displayed at the top of the chart for each metric.
  • Bug Fixes

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Week of April 10th, 2017 application

  • Virtual Monitoring Points—Application Usage monitoring and packet capture are now available on v35 for VMware monitoring points.
  • Network Path Charts—A great visual improvement to our network path performance charts. The color fill under the average line and emphasis of the maximum line help with at-a-glance interpretation of results.
  • API—Back by popular demand, the “Observer API” endpoint! Integrate events (service quality, monitoring point online/offline, diagnostic tests) with 3rd party web services. See docs.appneta.com/export.html for details.
  • Events—An informational event is generated and shown on the web path timeline chart for any web path configuration changes.
  • ISP Change Detection—Improved ISP change detection to reduce noise and increase reliability of ISP change events.
  • Bug Fixes

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March 29, 2017 appliance

  • Enterprise Selenium—Selenium, previously only available on global web monitors, is now available on the v35 on VMware and the r45.
  • Bigger app library—FlowView’s application classification library has been updated to include over 100 new apps including Pokemon Go and TuneIn Radio; and other classification improvements including Netflix, Skype, and Snapchat.
  • v35 enhancement—Enhancements have been made to to single-ended monitoring on the v35 to improve capacity measurements in virtual environments.

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Introducing AppNeta Performance Manager! application

  • APM re-branding—PathView, AppView, and FlowView have been replaced by ‘Experience’, ‘Usage’, and ‘Delivery’. The product is peppered with nomenclature, and page name changes as well. Notably, appliances are now ‘monitoring points’ and user actions are now ‘workflows’.
  • APM urls—PVC is gone from urls. For example, log in at [login.appneta.com](https://login.appneta.com) and the FQDN of your service instance contains *.pm.appneta.com. However, redirects are in place for the old urls so you do not have to update your firewall rules.
  • APM licensing—In APM, experience, usage, and delivery are all available under the base license. This is a major shift away from the previous module-based approach. See licenses.

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March 22, 2017 appliance

This release contains only bug fixes.

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Week of March 13, 2017 application

This release contains only bug fixes.

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March 1, 2017 appliance

  • Snapshots on error—All appliances now support snapshot on error. When an AppView script fails to complete, a snapshot is presented time of error to make easier to determine if a problem with experience monitoring stems from the page improperly loading.
  • Port range display—The path details panel for dual-ended paths now displays the port ranges over which monitoring is performed.

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Week of February 27, 2017 application

  • v35 update—The v35 can now be installed directly onto an ESXi host that is not managed by vCenter. A separate OVA template is required and is downloadable from the +add appliance wizard.
  • Faster upgrades—Download speeds and reliability have been improved for appliance upgrades in non-US regions.

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February 15, 2017 appliance

  • New virtual appliance model—AppNeta now offers v35 virtual appliance in a VMWare virtualized environment.

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Week of February 13, 2017 application

  • VMware vSphere support for v35—AppNeta now offers a VMware vSphere compatible version of the v35 Virtual Appliance.
  • Navigation enhancement—In AppView, you can now open the web path details page in a new browser tab. Previously you had to click through from the web app list to the web path details page in the same tab.

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Week of January 30, 2017 application

  • Selenium scripting for AppView—AppView now supports native Selenium scripts. Currently it’s available on global web monitors only, but support on other appliance models is coming soon.
  • Snapshots on error—When a script fails to complete, a snapshot is presented time of error to make easier to determine if a problem with experience monitoring stems from the page improperly loading.

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Week of January 16, 2017 application

  • r400 base license increase—The number of WAN that come with the r400 base license has increased from 40 to 45, which means means that all customers with r400 get an additional 5 WAN paths per unit, for free! The maximum number of WAN paths the r400 supports has also increased, from 200 to 250.

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Week of January 5, 2017 application

This release contains only bug fixes.

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Week of December 27, 2016 application

3 bugs fixed.

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December 19, 2016 PCA

  • Traceroute improvements—Multi-protocol traceroute, udp for Path Plus, and goodbye to flash.
  • Chart improvements—Embeddable charts, locking tooltips, drag-to-zoom, and new AppView visualizations.

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December 14, 2016 appliance

This is an appliance-only upgrade for 8.x and 9.x appliances.

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Week of December 12, 2016 application

‘Tis the season of Traceroute!

  • Traceroute port customization—The path setup wizard now allows users to customize the tcp and udp traceroute ports when monitoring from m25, m35, v35, and r45 running 9.7.x.
  • UDP traceroute—In Path Plus, udp traceroute may now be performed over a user-specified port when monitoring from m25, m35, v35, and r45 appliances running 9.7.x.
  • Traceroute re-design—The icmp traceroute visualization on the route analysis tab of the path performance page has been re-designed and no longer depends on flash.

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Week of November 28, 2016 application

  • New AppView commands—Support for RunScript and runScriptAndWait in AppView.

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Week of November 14, 2016 application

  • Multi-protocol route change alerts—Route change alerts may now be generated for route changes on any combination of icmp, udp, and tcp. Available only on appliance models m25, m35, and r45 running 9.5.x.

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November 14, 2016 appliance

This is an appliance-only upgrade for 9.x appliances.

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Week of October 31, 2016 application

  • Improved PathView charts—Tooltips on path performance charts can now be locked into place for easier comparing of data and copy/paste of tooltip contents.
  • FlowView traffic volume—Traffic volume flowing across appliances can now be accessed from the FlowView Summary Category/Classification view.
  • Easier milestone selection—The AppView transaction details page can now be filtered using a visual representation of milestone timing data.
  • Improved AppView charts—The AppView transaction performance table has been replaced with a bar chart visualization making it easier to see network, server, and browser timing.
  • Usage-based licensing update—Usage-based licenses are now supported for m25, m35, r45 and v35 appliances.

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Week of October 17, 2016 application

  • AppView UI improvements—Over the next few releases we’re improving the usability and presentation of AppView test results, making it easier to identify the cause of web application issues. In this release, we’ve improved the transaction waterfall and summary charts.

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October 11, 2016 appliance

  • This is an appliance-only upgrade for 8.x and 9.x appliances.
  • TCP support in PathPlus tools—Users now can select TCP protocol in addition to UDP and ICMP protocols in ping and traceroute tools using 9.5.x appliance.
  • TCP/UDP route determination integrated within PathView—The monitoring performed by PathView on 9.5.x appliances now has the ability to perform route determination over ICMP, UDP and TCP as part of standard monitoring.

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Week of October 3, 2016 application

  • Multi-protocol traceroute chart—The traceroute visualization on the path performance page has been updated. In addition to carrying over the existing functionality, we’ve expanded our continuous monitoring to include both tcp and udp routes. Available on m25, m35, and r45 appliances running 9.5.x.
  • TCP for Path Plus—The traceroute and ping tools in Path Plus now support both udp and tcp. Available on m25, m35, and r45 appliances running 9.5.x.
  • Beta chart updates—The new path performance charts currently in beta now support drag-to-zoom.

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September 20, 2016 PCA

  • Virtual Private Cloud Appliance—AppNeta now offers Private Cloud Appliance for VMware vSphere and VMware ESXi.

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Week of September 19, 2016 application

  • Removed TraceView integration—Following the acquisition of TraceView by SolarWinds, we have removed integration between AppNeta and TraceView.

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Week of September 5, 2016 application

  • AppView UI improvements—The look and feel of the AppView ‘edit user actions’ page has been updated with all new widgets.
  • Remote access to appliance API—You can now access the appliance management API when connecting to them via the manage appliances page.
  • Single sign-on update—Updated login page for SSO to match the look and feel of other services.

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Week of August 22, 2016 application

  • Embeddable charts beta—We’ve made a raft of improvements to the embeddable charts on the path performance page, including a new visualization for events, embeddable capacity and MOS charts, and numerous style improvements and bug fixes. These charts are still in beta—look for the ‘try now’ button at the top of the path performance page to check them out!

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August 17, 2016 appliance

This is an appliance-only upgrade for 9.x appliances only.

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August 10, 2016 PCA

  • FlowView support for v35 appliance model—AppNeta now offers FlowView product in a KVM virtualized environment.
  • Embeddable charts—We’re busting PathView out of its cage! Grab the code for loss, latency, jitter, RTT, or MOS charts and embed it on any webpage just like you would embed a YouTube video. Embeddable charts means you construct a central dashboard outside of our service to display data from multiple monitoring solutions.
  • Branded contact info—The support email address on the login page can now be customized as part of system branding.
  • Notification email enhancement—Alert profile violations are now highlighted in red so that they’re easier to visually process.
  • Branded Swagger—Custom branding has been extended to the web service API.
  • New Web UI on 9.x appliances—9.x appliances now have new web-based UI called ‘web admin’.

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Week of August 8, 2016 application

  • Web admin for m25, m35, and r45—The ‘launch PathView appliance web admin’ link is now available from the manage appliances for m25, m35, and r45 appliances running at least 9.4.2.
  • FlowView on v35—FlowView is now supported on v35 KVM virtual appliances.
  • Embeddable charts beta—Beta release of our new embeddable charts. Look for the ‘try now’ button at the top of the path performance page.

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July 27, 2016 appliance

  • This is an appliance-only upgrade for 8.x and 9.x appliances.
  • New Web UI on 9.x appliances—9.x appliances now have new web-based UI called ‘web admin’.

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Week of July 25, 2016 application

5 bugs fixed.

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Week of July 11, 2016 application

  • Embeddable charts improvements—Several display improvements to embeddable charts.
  • ISP detection improvements—When adding or editing an office under the location bandwidth quality report, selecting a path automatically sets the ISP value.

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June 30, 2016 PCA

  • New virtual appliance model—AppNeta now offers m35 capability in a KVM virtualized environment; the new model is called ‘v35’. The combination of v35 and v30 means that AppNeta supports two of the most popular hypervisors, KVM and vSphere.

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June 27, 2016 appliance

This is an appliance-only upgrade in which typically only fixes are introduced.

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