This release is only for the Private Cloud Server and Virtual Private Cloud.
Upgrade Program: AppNeta will upgrade your legacy private cloud hardware free of charge until 31 December 2017. Once the upgrade program ends, you can still migrate, but normal purchase costs will apply for PCS1000 hardware. Contact the AppNeta Support team to schedule your upgrade.
AppNeta private cloud deployments support two deployment options:
- Virtual Private Cloud - AppNeta Performance Manager runs on a customer provided VM environment. AppNeta Virtual Private Cloud can be deployed onto:
- Linux KVM
- VMware vSphere 5.5
- VMware ESXi 5.5
- Private Cloud Server - AppNeta Performance Manager runs on AppNeta provided hardware (currently PCS1000).
- APM re-branding—PathView, AppView, and FlowView have been replaced by ‘Delivery’, ‘Experience’ and ‘Usage’. The product is peppered with nomenclature, and page name changes as well. Notably, appliances are now ‘monitoring points’ and user actions are now ‘workflows’. Read more on our blog.
- 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 licensing.
- APM documentation—Our docs have undergone a major re-organization, and reflect corresponding changes to urls, page names, and terminology.
- New virtual appliance model—AppNeta now offers v35 virtual appliance in a VMware virtualized environment. Currently Delivery and Experience monitoring are supported. Usage will be supported in a future release.
- VMware vSphere support for v35—AppNeta now offers a VMware vSphere-compatible version of the v35 virtual appliance. Delivery and Experience monitoring are available. The v35 is the successor to the v30 appliance, so you can replace an existing v30 with a new v35, and assign your existing Medium Office licenses to a v35.
- 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.
- v35 enhancement—Enhancements have been made to to single-ended monitoring on the v35 to improve capacity measurements in virtual environments.
- Virtual Monitoring Point—Application Usage monitoring and packet capture are now available on v35 for VMware monitoring points.
- Selenium scripting for Experience—Experience now supports native Selenium scripts. Selenium is a popular web testing tool that supports a greater command set and has more 3rd-party documentation online.
- Embeddable Charts—A new version of the embeddable charts library is available. Update the embed code in your app/website to take advantage of the latest improvements.
- 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.
- Network Path Charts—With a few recent improvements in place, the network performance charts have graduated from beta and are now the default charts for the network path performance page. Stay tuned as we continue to make improvements. Make sure to update the embed code to get the latest improvements in your embedded charts.
- Network Path Charts—The network path performance chart legend now clearly shows labels and values for each of provisioned capacity, available capacity, total capacity and unusable capacity.
- 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.
- Experience Alerting—Prior to this release, all web paths using a given workflow generated alerts based on the alert profile configured in that workflow. This release allows you to mute alerting on an individual web path without changing or removing Alert Profile settings specified on the Workflow.
- Snapshots on error—When a script fails to complete, a snapshot is presented at the time of error to make easier to determine if a problem with Experience monitoring stems from the page improperly loading.
- r400 base license increase—The number of WAN paths 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.
- Navigation enhancement—In Experience, 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.
- Port range display—The path details panel for dual-ended paths now displays the port ranges over which monitoring is performed.
- Bigger app library—Usage’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.
- IPsec—Appliances now support IPSec tunnel mode for Delivery and Experience monitoring. APM allows you to choose the method of connection, i.e., through standard interfaces or IPSec VPN, on a per path or web path basis.
- 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.
- Audit—AppNeta Performance Manager Organization Administrator type users can download records of activity within your APM organization via > Download Audit CSV.
- Network Interfaces on ‘Web Admin’—Network interface can now be configured from ‘Web Admin’. A user can add, edit or delete an interface, configure DNS name servers and search domains, add static routes and set speed, duplex and MTU on an interface. Wireless interface setup is not yet supported from ‘Web Admin’. It will be supported in a subsequent release.
- 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/api.html for details.
- API—The API v3 endpoint is now available bringing the latest Application Experience configuration options to the API.
|CS-6858||Accounts||Fixed: Users could not have an account on more than one service instance.|
|CS-6770||Authentication||Fixed: 403 errors occurred for authenticated users when using multiple browser tabs.|
|CS-7150||SSH||Appliance version 8.4.13.x - Disabled weak SSH algorithms/ciphers to protect against SSH vulnerabilities.|
|PV-3275||Alerts||Fixed: Path direction could not be used as a condition in alert profiles.|
|PV-3199||Assessments||Fixed: Advanced voice assessment pdf reports occasionally had blank call load analysis charts.|
|PV-2728||Charts||On the path performance charts, improved the data point highlighting across multiple charts at once. In addition to browser performance improvements, pinning and closing data point pop-ups now works correctly.|
|PV-3433||Charts||Fixed issue on the path performance details page where path name sometimes covers the latest data point information on the chart.|
|PV-3426||Charts||The network path performance chart legend now clearly shows labels for each of provisioned capacity, available capacity, total capacity and unusable capacity. When interacting with the charts, the legend shows the value of each of these metrics at the time pointed at by your mouse.|
|PV-2867||Charts||The charts have been updated to show the summarized time range when plotted points are aggregates. For example in a 1-day view, each plotted point may represent the aggregate of 30 minutes of data where zooming into 1 hour will show the 1-minute unsummarized data points.|
|PV-2979||Connectivity||Fixed: Some m22s repeatedly lost connection to AppNeta.|
|PV-1490||Delivery||Fixed: The default interface was always used for the target connectivity test during path setup. This resulted in the appliance being unable to set up paths when a non-default interface was selected. The selected interface is now used for the connectivity test, and this issue is now resolved.|
|PV-3382||Delivery||Fixed: Occasionally Diagnostic, Voice or Video tests were unable to start due to an “Appliance Busy” warning message.|
|PV-3344||Delivery||Improved stability of the ISP detection algorithm in network path monitoring when the different path monitoring protocols (TCP, UDP, ICMP) go across different ISPs.|
|PV-3360||Delivery||We have reorganized the Path Details charts moving data loss further up the page since it has a major impact on the overall path quality and we want you to see it quickly.|
|PV-3484||Delivery||Fixed an issue with occasional missing data points in the Rate Limited Capacity charts on the path details page.|
|PV-3323||Delivery||Dual-ended paths now display the port ranges over which monitoring is performed.|
|PV-2221||Diagnostics||Fixed: Diagnostics could report a lower total capacity than continuous monitoring.|
|PV-3312||LAN/WAN||Fixed: Spurious hop counts affected the LAN/WAN designation of a path.|
|PV-3444||Rate-limited path||Appliance versions 8.4.13.x and 9.10.2.x - Improved rate-limiting detection and monitoring mechanism.|
|PV-3478||Rate-limited path||Monitoring Point versions 9.11.0.x and 8.4.14.x - Improved monitoring technique on rate-limited networks.|
|PV-3253||Reports||Fixed: Large application performance reports could not be downloaded.|
|PV-3300||Reports||Fixed: Large scheduled application performance reports could fail to run.|
|PV-3351||Reports||Fixed: An error occurred when attempting to generate Application Performance Report for a time range with a day light savings shift.|
|PV-3363||Security||Monitoring Point version 9.11.0.x - Security improvement for m25, m35 and r45 monitoring points to ensure unused ports are closed.|
|PV-1253||SNMP||The default SNMP read-only community string has been changed from ‘public’ to ‘AppNeta’ for new monitoring point deployments. Existing monitoring points will continue using their current community string. The community string can be changed using the Admin API.|
|PV-3277||User Actions||Fixed: Path creation could not complete using Internet Explorer 11.|
|AV-2189||API||The API no longer reports web paths as “failed” during and immediately after an APM service update.|
|AV-2155||Debug||Fixed: Debug log archive files for m20 and m22s could not be emailed via gmail.|
|AV-1951||Experience||Fixed: On web app details page, web apps using web monitors displayed the appliance name instead of the region name.|
|AV-2353||Experience||Fixed: A customer reported seeing only limited web test results after a 401 response code.|
|AV-2153||Experience||Users can now click a section of the timeline to access the waterfall chart for a milestone.|
|AV-2468||Experience||Fixed: Enabling a disabled web path changes all web paths in that web app group to their default interval for the license setting. (eg. enhanced paths to 1 minute)|
|AV-2490||Experience||Fixed: Incorrect interval setting is displayed on the web paths with non-unique location/target/workflow pairs.|
|AV-2461||Experience||Fixed: Sorting the Web App Group results by column, does not work correctly.|
|AV-2413||Experience||Fixed: Sorting the configure Web App Group table, does not work correctly.|
|AV-2366||Experience||Fixed: Dashboard selector in “Experience > Web Dashboard” is not sorted alphabetically.|
|AV-2403||Experience||Fixed: When running a preview while editing a workflow, the timeout should be 90 seconds.|
|AV-2434||Experience||Fixed: Cancel, when editing a Web App Group, does not always revert the entire edit.|
|AV-2464||Experience||Fixed: In some cases when web paths are disabled, the available license counts may be inaccurate.|
|AV-2466||Experience||Fixed: In the Web Path page, the Group by Web App Group setting sometimes resulted in an incomplete list of web paths per Web App Group.|
|AV-2467||Experience||Fixed: In some rare cases, Web App Groups cannot be edited or created.|
|AV-1079||Experience||Fixed: The URL in Web Path Detail Reports (PDF) that links back to the web path in the AppNeta Performance Manager web app is broken. Going forward, newly generated reports will have working links.|
|AV-2341||Experience||Fixed: Both the current web path status and the latest transaction status were not always an aggregate roll-up of the latest transaction status of each milestone. It may show as error when in fact each milestone was successful.|
|AV-2433||Experience||Fixed: When new APM licenses are assigned or re-assigned, web paths may show inconsistent configuration and monitoring state.|
|AV-2442||Experience||When converting Enterprise Monitoring Points from legacy to the APM licensing, a warning message is presented with specific web paths flagged to have a lower license selected, before any changes can be applied to the Web App Group. For example, change enhanced -> standard.|
|AV-2460||Experience||Fixed: In cases where an account has expired licenses, the Web Paths page only shows a license warning and does not list the web paths. Now the warning is displayed along with the web paths.|
|AV-2472||Experience||Fixed: When “declare” statements or blank lines are present in web path workflows, inaccurate line numbers are reported for script issues found during preview.|
|AV-2482||Experience||Fixed: When a web path is disabled and re-enabled, custom monitoring interval settings are lost and reset to default values.|
|AV-2053||Experience||Fixed: With Experience monitoring workflow editing, the table editor for Selenium workflows was too narrow to fit the command name.|
|AV-2474||Experience||Fixed an issue when re-enabling a disabled web path where the web path is left in a disabled state until the first data point arrives.|
|AV-2493||Experience||Fixed: when a web path workflow is edited to have fewer milestones, the web path alert profile may incorrectly show the status of milestones that are no longer relevant.|
|AV-2465||Experience||Fixed an issue where a web path will go into a failed state if the monitoring interval is reduced (e.g. change interval from every 5 minutes to every 1 minute).|
|AV-2523||Experience||Fixed an issue that could result in an unnecessary delay in making a new Monitoring Point available the organization when licenses are available to be used.|
|AV-2549||Experience||Connection and DHCP errors that occur during the wireless reauthentication process are now clearly identified.|
|AV-2559||Experience||Fixed an issue with editing Selenium Workflow scripts for Experience monitoring where in some cases a command is removed after the script is saved. This was occurring with scripts containing particularly long commands or text.|
|AV-2560||Experience||When using the “«Back” button to return to the Experience timeline after drilling down on a test execution to investigate a violation event, the custom time range set prior to drilling down is now maintained. Previously, the time range was reset to the last hour.|
|AV-2580||Maps||We have fixed our map zoom controls to prevent zooming out beyond the full world map view.|
|AV-2281||Navigation||The selected time range will now be maintained when using the “Application Delivery” and “Application Experience” navigation shortcuts in the right sidebar.|
|AV-2181||User actions||Fixed: The way preview screenshot offsets are calculated did not align with other timing data.|
|AV-2226||User actions||Fixed: Empty milestones in custom scripts cause the script to fail.|
|AV-1422||User actions||Fixed: The AppNeta Synthetic plug-in and the Selenium IDE plug-in could not be installed at the same time. Upgrade to the latest AppNeta Synthetic plug-in for complete interoperability between the two plugins.|
|AV-2244||User actions||Fixed: For Experience Synthetic scripts only, the screenshot that Experience should produce in case of page load error was sometimes not loading.|
|AV-2282||User actions||Fixed: No error was shown when a user action description was too long.|
|CS-7358||API||Fixed: The Observer API endpoint has been restored.|
|CS-7839||Audit Log||If you have built any automation for processing the newly introduced downloadable audit logs, please be aware that we have changed the order of the columns in the CSV file.|
|CS-7602||Charts||Fixed an issue where network path performance charts were not loading in Internet Explorer 11.|
|CS-7619||Charts||Fixed an issue where capacity charts embedded into 3rd party applications/websites show a redundant series for available capacity. Update your embed code to reference the latest charts library with this fix.|
|CS-7508||Charts, Integration||A new embedded-charts version is now available (v 1.1.35) that includes the recent improvements to the data point pop-up, the most recent data point display and the line fill.|
|CS-7406||Delivery||Fixed: Occasionally the path traceroute chart failed to load.|
|CS-6134||Delivery, API||Fixed: When network paths are created via API the qosName parameter is correctly used to configure the path monitoring to use QoS.|
|CS-7117||Experience||The Experience timeline and the transaction details panel have been combined.|
|CS-7465||Experience||Fixed issues with configuring paths with very long names. For example network paths associated with web paths using long URLs for the target.|
|CS-7323||Internal Use Only||In preparation for APM, an improvement has been made in that way appliance images are staged.|
|CS-6885||IPv6||Fixed: Users could create an IPv6 address using the REST API even though IPv6 was disabled.|
|CS-7159||KVM||A v35 on KVM is now configured with two interfaces out-of-the-box: eth0 for LAN and eth1 for Usage monitoring.|
|CS-7672||Login||Fixed an issue where the reset password link on the AppNeta Performance Manager login page was not working.|
|CS-7707||Maps||Improved styling and presentation of the various AppNeta Performance Manager map views.|
|CS-6832||Monitoring Point||After a monitoring point replacement procedure, the recorded and presented IP interfaces may still reflect the old unit and not the new unit.|
|CS-6929||Monitoring Point Admin||Network interface configuration can now be viewed in the Monitoring Point Admin interface for m25, m35, r45 and v35. The ability to add, edit, and delete network interfaces will be added in an upcoming release.|
|CS-6912||Monitoring Point Admin||If an unexpected error occurs when using the Monitoring Point Admin interface on m25, m35, r45 or r45, it no longer results in a ‘500 Internal Server Error’ page with no navigation menus. Error details are logged to facilitate timely resolution.|
|CS-7212||Monitoring Point||When a change is made to a monitoring point’s IP address, it is now reflected on the Manage Appliances page.|
|CS-6997||Navigation||Fixed: The link to release notes in the help menu was broken.|
|CS-7246||Notifications||Fixed: A customer reported that they were not receiving notification digest emails at the expected interval.|
|CS-6823||PCA||Fixed: After converting a PCA to use https, appliances could only reconnect to the PCA after an appliance reboot.|
|CS-7280||Reports||Fixed: The data performance comparison report did not honor filter settings, which resulted in long report generation times.|
|CS-7517||Reports||Data and Voice Performance Comparison Reports: fixed an issue that prevented on-demand PDF generation and delivery of scheduled reports.|
|CS-6891||Security||Updated the appliance’s debian repository snapshot to protect against CVE-2016-1252.|
|CS-7608||Security||Appliance version 9.10.2.x - Fixed sweet32 vulnerability.|
|CS-7608||Security||Monitoring Point version 9.11.0.x - Fixed Sweet32 vulnerability.|
|CS-7150||SSH||Replaced ssh algorithms and ciphers to protect against ssh vulnerabilities.|
|CS-7150||SSH||Disabled weak SSH algorithms/ciphers to protect against SSH vulnerabilities.|
|CS-7047||SSO||Fixed: An incorrect SSO login url was displayed on the manage identity provider page.|
|CS-7459||UI||Fixed: Manage Users page fails to load when using IE 11.|
|CS-7512||Usage||The virtual monitoring point, v35 on KVM, uses the network interface eth1 for Usage monitoring where previously eth2 was referenced.|
|CS-5823||USB||Added additional comments to config yaml files to improve clarity, and usb configuration now stops and exits with error if more than one file named ‘usb-config.yaml’ exists on the usb.|
|CS-6524||User Administration||vPCA now recognizes “.” in email addresses.|
|CS-7239||v35||After creation, the v35 on VMware is restarted automatically if necessary.|
|CS-7311||v35||Qualified v35 on KVM for CentOS/RHEL 7.x and Ubuntu 14.04 only.|
|CS-6840||VLAN||Fixed: When a VLAN or virtual interface is configured, but the associated physical interface hasn’t been configured as a DHCP or static interface, appliances could not serve up Web Admin.|
|CS-7564||VPCA Remote Maintenance||Enabling the vPCA Remote Maintenance tunnel now properly updates the APT sources list.|
|CS-6582||vPCA Setup||vPCA setup now supports configurations that combine static IP addresses and empty domain names.|
|CS-6842||Web admin||Fixed: Web admin could indicate that a proxy is in use even if the appliance is connected to its service instance directly.|
|FV-1493||Application classification||Monitoring Point versions 8.4.14.x and 9.11.0.x - Some application traffic that uses long-lived TCP connections was not always classified correctly by Usage. This has been fixed.|
|FV-1436||Usage||Fixed: Not all TCP traffic from Usage custom applications was classified by the application name.|
|FV-1508||Usage||Flow alerting is now available|