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Observer Release Notes

Date Released Release Change Product(s) Affected
TBD Europium fixed: follow transaction messages are now put in Observer outbound table rather than the standard outbound table Update Set
enhancement: no_audit_delete attribute added to Observer outbound messages table to prevent performance issues when deleting large volumes of data from this table Update Set
enhancement: Default y-axis in percentage mode when there are more than five attributes Update Set
Sept 25th, 2018 Dubnium patch1 fixed: observer data cleaner not properly cleaning out certain status types messages Update Set
fixed: user is unable to add medium and low alert events Observer UI
fixed: disabling of certain predefined alerts not disabling properly Observer UI
fixed: alerts notifications are sending out while feature is disabled Observer UI
August 23, 2018 Dubnium feature: enabled testing of custom events Observer UI
feature: added functionality for creation and deletion of custom trend groups on the “Settings” page Observer UI
enhancement: created pop-up messages to prevent creation of empty rows on the Settings page Observer UI
enhancement: attributed dropdown menu on the “Problems” page now displays all nodes that make up an “averaged” attribute Observer UI
fixed: observer logo now loads on Internet Explorer 11 Observer UI
fixed: observer now loads general settings on Internet Explorer 11 Observer UI
fixed: UI now refreshes every time a new value is entered Observer UI
May 18, 2018 Carbon feature: added new “Overview” page Observer UI
enhancement: renamed the “Trend” page to “Problems” Observer UI
enhancement: alerts are now set up by default Observer UI
enhancement: alert configuration values can now be entered manually Observer UI
enhancement: alerts now have a unique ID to make them easy to identify Observer UI
April 19, 2018 fixed: unable to delete custom trend groups Observer UI
fixed: import alert definitions display errors even on success Observer UI
fixed: monitor calendar doesn't allow you to select current date Observer UI
enhancement: input values for alert configurations can now be entered manually Observer UI
enhancement: optimized default trigger alert values so not all triggers without a time window or velocity prevent excess alerts Observer UI
enhancement: disabled alternating row colors in grids to make it easier to see which row is selected Observer UI
April 1, 2018 enhancement: trend charts will now generate with all flags Observer UI
enhancement: Top Ten grids can now be sorted by name and value Observer UI
enhancement: alerts are set to trigger by default without a time window or velocity evaluation period Observer UI
enhancement: Trend page has been renamed to Problem and trend groups have been renamed for easier identification of problems with an instance Observer UI
enhancement: created Execute Hourly Interval option for actions Observer UI
fixed: removed use of Packages call for detect situations business rules Update Set
February 8, 2018 Bismuth fixed: Top Ten next day button disabled for the same day of each month Observer UI
December 21, 2017 fixed: Top Ten New Slow SQL Statements no longer shows “undefined undefined” Update Set
October 25, 2017 fixed: alert configurations fails to load alerts Observer UI
October 5, 2017 Argon feature: tour of the Observer application Observer UI
fixed: all alerts in alert lists can now be cleared Observer UI
fixed: scheduled data cleaner job not deleting messages Update Set
fixed: Observer logo not showing up in Firefox and Microsoft Edge Observer UI
fixed: Calendar will be empty when switching between Trend and Top Ten pages Observer UI
August 11, 2017 3.25.0 fixed: images of graphs can now be downloaded from the Monitor page Observer UI
fixed: instance dropdown list will now adjust accordingly when window is resized Observer UI
fixed: newly created users now able to login Observer UI
fixed: changed password options to authenticate correctly Observer UI
July 19, 2017 3.24.0 fixed: log out button in Observer is now consistent with Dashboard's log out button. Observer UI
fixed: support of single sign-on Observer UI
enhancement: disabled External User Accounts and Local User Accounts actions by default so as not to affect instance performance Update Set
enhancement: moved Reset Zoom Button to the bottom-right corner of the Trends graph Observer UI
June 27, 2017 3.23.0 feature: added compare feature on the Top Ten page Observer UI
June 5, 2017 3.22.0 feature: added wiki help link on the bottom of page Observer UI
feature: added the ability to drag windows in Top Ten Observer UI
fixed: minor graphical bug fix Observer UI
May 11, 2017 3.21.0 enhancement: included user indexes for external user accounts and inactive users actions Observer UI
feature: added Properties page for Observer Update Set
enhancement: Observer URL can now be overwritten on the Observer Properties page Update Set
enhancement: outbound Observer messages can now be limited via the Observer Properties page Update Set
April 18, 2017 3.20.0 enhancement: users can now swap between instances in a family in observer through a dropdown menu Observer UI
March 27, 2017 3.19.0 enhancement: moved event subscription messages to Observer outbound queue Update Set
enhancement: added new action to check for kb articles with inactive categories Update Set
feature: included recommended indexes Update Set
fixed: issue where de-activating an Action would not stop running from the “On Alert” Interval Update Set
February 16, 2017 3.18.0 feature: added the ability to publish to a chart to Dashboard Observer UI
enhancement: acl update set created for read roles for Observer UI pages to be perspectium user Update Set
January 20, 2017 3.17.0 enhancement: made it easier to log out similar to Dashboard Observer UI
enhancement: Observer messages processed in their own outbound queue Update Set
fixed: hamburger menu not opening in Dashboard Observer UI
December 14, 2016 3.16.0 fixed: encoding errors preventing trend page from loading Observer UI
fixed: finish install situations instead of including as part of Update Set Update Set
October 28, 2016 3.15.0 feature: health check Update Set
enhancement: actions to run Observer jobs Update Set

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2016/03/25 14:42 · Carlos

Observer Known Issues

Date Detected Versions Affected Issue Fixed Version
04/17/2018 Bismuth (3.30.1) User can not create or delete custom trend groups Bismuth 3.31.1
04/17/2018 Bismuth (3.30.1) Import alert definitions display errors even on success Bismuth 3.31.1
04/15/2018 Bismuth (3.30.1) Monitor calendar doesn't allow you to select current date Bismuth 3.31.1
02/12/2018 Bismuth (3.30.1) Removed use of Packages call for detect situations business rule Bismuth 3.31.1
02/03/2018 3.24.0 Top Ten next day button disabled for the same day of each month Bismuth 3.30.0
12/10/2017 3.24.0 Top ten new slow SQL statements shows “undefined undefined” 3.29.0
09/28/2017 3.24.0 Alert configurations fails to load alerts 3.28.0
09/27/2017 3.24.0 User is unable to clear all alerts in alert lists 3.27.0
09/27/2017 3.24.0 Scheduled data cleaner job does not delete messages 3.27.0
09/25/2017 3.24.0 Observer logo not showing up in Firefox and Microsoft Edge 3.27.0
09/20/2017 3.24.0 Top Ten next day button disabled for the same day of each month 3.27.0
09/20/2107 3.24.0 Calendar will be empty when switching between Trend and Top Ten pages 3.27.0
08/20/2017 3.24.0 Minor UI issues 3.26.0
08/01/2017 3.24.0 User is unable to download images from the monitor 3.25.0
07/29/2017 3.24.0 Instance drop down list will not adjust accordingly when window is resized 3.25.0
07/21/2017 3.24.0 Minor graphical issues with the Top Ten UI page Argon
07/15/2017 3.24.0 Newly created users were not able to login 3.25.0
07/15/2017 3.24.0 Change password options did not authenticate correctly 3.25.0
07/11/2017 3.23.0 + User might not be able to login to Observer using new created password 3.25.0
06/30/2017 3.23.0 Not able to support of Single Sign On 3.24.0
06/20/2017 3.20.0 Minor UI issues 3.23.0
05/17/2017 3.20.0 + There's a symbol ` on the Observer logo for all of our Observer pages 3.23.0
02/09/2017 3.18.0 Log out button on Observer is not consistent with dashboard's log out button.3.24.0
02/07/2017 3.18.0 Minor graphical bugs 3.22.0
02/07/2017 3.18.0 De-activating an Action would not stop it running from for the “On Alert” Interval3.19.0
02/01/2017 3.17.0 Change password link navigates user to the login screen 3.18.0
01/10/2017 3.11.0 Hamburger menu not opening in dashboard 3.17.0
11/10/2016 3.11.0 Encoding errors preventing trend page from loading 3.16.0
11/30/2016 3.11.0 Finish install situations instead of including as part of update set 3.16.0
07/27/2016 3.11.0 Observer's top right menu drop down might not resize on the web browser correctly
07/27/2016 3.11.0 Page resizing issue after accessing the Options menu in the Monitor page 3.12.0
07/27/2016 3.11.0 Options menu of the Monitor page might become unresponsive 3.12.0
04/14/2016 3.3.0+ Observer password does not support non-alphanumeric characters 3.8.0
04/13/2016 3.4.4+ Unable to log in to Observer after inactive time out. Not Fixed
03/23/2016 3.3.0+ The “Please select an option from the list” is displayed incorrectly in Observer upon canceling the creation of an event. 3.8.0
03/23/2016 3.3.0+ The Change password URL for Observer is truncated if the user name is too large, causing it to link to an incorrect login page. 3.9.0
12/21/2015 3.3.0 Observer alert config description field won't properly save updates with CR or double quote. 3.4.0
11/13/2015 3.3.0 Semaphores hour label is not readable in Observer trend chart. 3.6.0
11/13/2015 3.3.0 Server page graphs are not showing data in Observer. 3.6.0
11/13/2015 3.3.0+ Sessions is not showing values in Observer page. 3.8.0
11/13/2015 3.3.0 Transient, invalid graph showing up when clicking render chart on Observer. 3.6.0
11/13/2015 3.3.0+ From To date does not reflect selected calendar start date. 3.8.0
12/9/2015 3.3.0 Monitor alert counts showing “value.indexOf is not a function”. 3.4.0
1/18/2016 3.2.5+ The “Carrot” symbol in Events alert configurations causes the Observer user to not receive alerts. 3.6.0
12/23/2015 3.2.5+ Trend Charts takes a long time to load for monthly and weekly data. 3.7.0
10/15/2015 3.2.5+ Drop down tables in Observer do not close when user navigates to a different screen within the Observer site. 3.14.0
9/15/2015 3.2.5 “Delete Selected” doesn't work for custom alerts on alert configurations page. 3.5.0
10/15/2015 3.2.5 Alert configuration is telling me it saved a record which had no input but subsequently the empty records are not reflected. Should state and edit for required fields. 3.7.0
9/4/2015 3.2.5 The “Order” column of psp_perspective does not function correctly. New entries created for example for Statsx, will always move to the end of Observer page. 3.3.0
2016/02/26 17:08 · Billy Wong

Not sure which Observer release you're currently using? Hover your mouse pointer over the top left label of the Perspectium Observer logo and a popup should appear displaying information about your Observer instance including the version:

For more information about current and previous Perspectium Observer releases or to request an upgrade, e-mail support@perspectium.com or call 888.620.8880.

observer_releases.txt · Last modified: 2018/08/24 13:10 by timothy.pike