RTView® Monitor for Solace®

Version 4.1.0 Release Notes

22843: Configuration Application added to RTView Monitor for Solace

The Solace Monitor has been enhanced to include the Configuration Application which is available at the following url: http://localhost:8068/rtview/solmon_rtvadmin The login is rtvadmin/rtvadmin. The Configuration Application can be used to setup connections and poll rates and configure history.

Configuration

22891: Configuration Application now uses basic authentication instead of digest

In the previous release, the Configuration Application used Digest authentication which cause occasional problems with the login dialog coming up repeatedly when single sign on was not enabled in the app server. It has been modified to use BASIC authentication instead which does not require single sign on. Basic authentication sends the username and password as a base64-encoded string. This a public encoding scheme and is therefore not secure unless https is used. If you are concerned about keeping the login credentials of the Configuration Application secure, you should deploy it using https which will secure all data including the login credentials.

22892: New Restart Data Server option added to configuration application

The RTView Configuration Application has been enhanced with a button to restart a Solution Package data server. This button is available whenever there are unapplied changes. To restart a solution package data server: 1. Make some configuration changes and click SAVE to save them. 2. A Restart button will appear in the top right corner of the page. When you click the Restart button, you will be taken back to the top level page. The data server for the solution package project will exit, then start back up with the changes applied. The button is also available on the top level page if you want to restart your data server later. There is a delay of 10 seconds between the shutdown of the server and the restart in order to allow system resources to be released by the exising process. It may take several more seconds before Configuration Application and other clients reconnect to the data server. Note that this process only restarts the data server. Settings for the display server or historian processes will not be applied until those processes are restarted using the scripts. They cannot be restarted from the Configuration Application.

Distribution

22794: New user interface for RTView Monitor for Solace

RTView Monitor for Solace UI has been updated. To reach the new UI, open a browser window and redirect to: YourHost:8068/rtview/solmon where YourHost is the host name or IP address where the RTView Monitor for Solace Monitor was installed.

Solace

22796: Added Tomcat security for RTView Monitor for Solace

Tomcat digest security has been added to RTView Monitor for Solace.

RTView Core Functionality

Distribution

22853: rtvpost servlet added to Jetty

RTView Enteprise Monitor html server feature has been enhanced to include the %RTV_HOME%\servlets\rtvpost\rtvpost.war servlet in Jetty.

Solution Package

Solace

22721: Support Solace Cloud Edition

Support for Solace Cloud Edition has been added. Connections can be defined using the RTView Configuration Application.

22787: Wrong metric name in renaming function will generate a wrong zero value

A typo on the name of the spool message size in MB metric for topic endpoints was preventing the correct value to be collected. This typo has been fixed and now the spool message size in MB for topic endpoints is collected properly. Also, several typos on client bridge received bytes metrics have been removed which prevented the correct values to be stored in the SolBridges cache. Now the client received total, data, persistent, non persistent, and direct bytes are stored properly into the cache.

22789: Collect SEMP version automatically to avoid configuration problems

As of Solace VMR version 8.7+ and Solace Appliance version 8.3+, it is no longer required to include a SEMP version string in connection properties. See https://docs.solace.com/SEMP/Using-Legacy-SEMP.htm. For earlier versions of Solace VMR and Solace Appliance, the SEMP version string should be entered in connection properties. Not using the proper SEMP version string would impair the collection of monitoring metrics. See RTView Solace Solution Package documentation for a description to determine the SEMP version string in your Solace Message Router and to enter this value in your connection properties.

22799: Full EM deployment no longer an alterative deployment option

The RTView Monitor for Solace no longer contains the option to run a full RTView Enterprise Monitor deployment. The URLs for RTView Monitor for Solace are the following: - SOLMON UI: host:8068/rtview/solmon Username: solmon Password: solmonpw - SOLMON Configuration Application: host:8068/rtview/solmon_rtvadmin Username: rtvadmin Password: rtvadmin - SOLMON Alert Manager UI: host:8068/rtview/solmon_manager Username: solmon Password: solmonpw - RTVMGR UI: host:8068/rtview/rtvmgr_manager Username: solmon Password: solmonpw

Version 3.8.0 Release Notes

Configuration

22053: EM property handling has been enhanced

In previous releases, sender properties could be overriden by project properties unintentionally. In order to address this, the EM property handling has been enhanced to give precedence to the properties that use the sender property filter for processes that are run with the sender property filter.

22069: Port inconsistencies fixed in multiple solution packages

The following solution packages were set to use an incorrect port in rtvagent.war to communicate with the dataserver: acwmon mqmon mysqlmon ocmon syslog These have been corrected.

Deployment

21919: $rtvTimeZoneOffset substitution has been removed from emcommon and emreference

The $rtvTimeZoneOffset substitution has been removed from emsample\conf\emcommon.properties. This substitution is not used in any standard EM displays. Customers who have created custom displays for use with EM, should check to see if they have used that substitution and if so, add it to their project properties.

Distribution

21983: Fixed an issue with .war file creation

Previously some solution packages could not be built from scratch in a deliverable using the make_wars_package.bat script, due to a file missing from the package library. This has been fixed. The effected solution packages are: Solution Package for Amazon Cloudwatch (acwmon) Solution Package for VMWare (vmwmon) Solution Package for TIBCO ActiveSpaces (tasmon)

RTView Core Functionality

Data Historian

21921: Microsoft SQL Server 2014 and 2016 now supported

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 and 2016 are now supported as databases for use with the Data Historian, provided that the latest JDBC driver is used (sqljdbc41.jar with Java 1.7, sqljdbc42.jar with Java 1.8).

Display Server

21909: Tomcat logs no longer produce gratuitous rtvCleanup errors

In previous releases the following error message appeared in the Tomcat log at shutdown, for each deployed copy of the rtvdisplay servlet: "SEVERE: The web application [/rtvdisplay] appears to have started a thread named [rtvCleanup] but has failed to stop it. This is very likely to create a memory leak." Starting with this release, the error message should be seen less often in the log file, although it may still appear occasionally. In any case, there is no danger of a memory leak when tomcat is shutdown.

21990: Fixed a vulnerability in the thin client

An XSS (cross-site scripting) vulnerability in the thin client login.jsp file has been fixed.

21996: Fixed an issue with thin client resizing

In previous releases, after a display is resized by the thin client to fit the browser window, the black border around the default button (if any) was drawn in the button's original position, rather than the button's new position. This is fixed.

Object Library

21045: Misconfigured table objects no longer cause javascript exceptions in the thin client

A bug in the thin client has been fixed which could cause a javascript exception if the columnFormat on a table object was misconfigured to specify a format for a string column, and a backslash character appeared in the column.

Scripts

22049: EM enhanced to automatically read local project.property files

EM applications have been enhanced to automatically read project.properties if it exists in the directory where they were started. If project.properties does not exist, no error is printed. Upgrade Notes: If you are upgrading from a previous version and your project contains a project.properties file, be aware that this file will be used even if it is not specified on the command line. To avoid this, rename or remove your project.properties file.

Solution Package

Solace

21815: Message Router drop down enhanced to show availability of message routers

The Message Router drop down has been enhanced to indicate the availability of the Message Router. When the Message Router is disconnected, the connection name contains the string [?] appended to indicate the quality state: "No Data". When the Message Router has expired, the connection name contains the string [X] appended to indicate the quality state: "Lost Data". No string is appended to the connection name if the Message Router has no monitoring issues.

21886: Removed unnecessary link in Message Routers navigation tab

The link to the CSPF Neighbors has been removed from the Message Routers navigation tab.

21997: Multiple improvements made to some SOLMON displays

To avoid having the SOLMON Client displays blank when there is an error in the SEMP request that populates the SolClients cache, an improvement in our displays has been introduced to show the data available mainly from the SolClientStats cache and leave the SolClients cache as a secondary source of data. As a result, the All Clients Table can show the data coming from the available SolClientStats cache. The missing columns that are primarily static strings will be blank in this display. In regard the Clients Summary, a quality measurement of the available data is being performed so the display shows the existing data and hides the graphical elements for which we don't have available current data. If the data is Expired, the background of this display is shown grey with the string "[X]" appended to the Client name in the drop down. Finally, the background of the display will be shown as light red and the Alert State grayed out if there is no client available.

22036: Properties related to SOLMON history tables moved to conf directory

The properties that enable/disable the SOLMON history tables have been moved from the sample.properties file to the rtvapm.solmon.properties file located in the conf directory. To change the default settings, follow the instructions provided in the second file.

Version 3.7.0 Release Notes

Distribution

21836: MySQL now provided via Docker Hub

For the convenience of users who utilize Docker, the slcorp repo on Docker Hub now includes an image of MySQL Database configured to work with RTView. This container only works with Docker 1.10 and later. See rtvapm/containers/docker/mysql-rtview/README.txt for more information.

Drill Down

21887: Fixed an issue with navtrees

In previous releases, when drilling down from within a display to another display in the navtree, the tree selection sometimes failed to update correctly. This happened in the case where there were multiple navtree items for the same display with different subs and the user drilled down to that display from within another display. This has been fixed.

RTView Core Functionality

Alerts

21924: Fixed an issue with disabling event alerts

In previous releases, disabling event alerts was sometimes ignored due to a bug that was introduced in RTView Classic 6.7.0, RTView EM 3.2.0. This has been fixed.

Builder

21672: Builder enhanced to remember dialog window sizes and positions

The Display Builder has been enhanced to automatically save and restore the size and location of the following dialogs: - Open (File->Open) - Save (File->Save/Save-As) - Function Results (Function Dialog->Result Button) The Tools->Reset Window Layout menu option and the -resetlayout command line option restore the size and location of these windows in addition to the other windows that were previously reset.

Builder - Property Dialogs

15582: Japanese label for "Update Mode" property now shown on certain dialogs

Previously, the Japanese label for "Update Mode" property was not shown on certain polled ds attach to data dialogs when running on a Japanese OS. The English label was used instead. This is no longer the case. Affected dialogs include the custom polledds and polledds2 example data sources, and the http rest data source

Data Server

21898: Fixed an issue with rtvquery returning errors on valid query strings

In previous releases, the rtvquery servlet would sometimes return an error of "No data received before timeout, query may be invalid" for a specific, valid cache query string, on every attempt. The servlet needed to be restarted to clear the error. This has been fixed.

Display Server

21906: Thin client enhanced to check user role access on each request

In prior releases, after a user had logged into the thin client, the user could manually enter a specific URL in the same browser instance and possibly view data from rtview displays to which the user's role should have denied access. This is fixed.

21908: Enhanced display server with option to limit access to specific panel files

The display server now supports a "permitpanel" option to specify the panel layout files that the server will read. A panel layout for the thin client is requested from the display server with a URL parameter as follows: panels.jsp?file=X where X is the name of the panel layout file that the server should read. By default, the display server will attempt to read any filename on the server that is specified by the URL parameter. If the file is a valid panel layout file, the thin client will use it. But if the file does not exist, a "no such file" error is displayed in the browser, and if the file exists but does not contain the expected layout information, a "no panels found" error is displayed in the browser. The permitpanel option allows you to specify the file(s) which the display server will read in response to a panels.jsp request. Requests from panels.jsp for any other files are rejected with a "Permission denied" error shown in the browser, regardless of whether the file exists or not, and the server will not attempt to read such files. The option may be specified multiple times to allow access to multiple panel files. Command-line example: run_displayserver -permitpanel:PANELS.ini -permitpanel:layout.xml DISPLAYSERVER.ini example: permitpanel PANELS.ini permitpanel layout.xml In addition, the display server supports another new option to prevent attempts to load remote files, as follows: -permitfile:LOCAL_ONLY If that option is specified any rtv or image files that are referenced by URL will not be read and the server will log a message similar to the following: non-local file read permission denied: http://host/somefile

21912: Fixed phishing vulnerabilities in thin client

In prior releases, it was possible to create phishing URLs which appeared to be directed at the rtview thin client but would redirect the user to another site, or download and possibly execute a file. These vulnerabilities have been fixed.

Platform Support

21871: Support for Java 1.6 dropped

RTView is now built with Java 1.7. Java 1.6 is no longer supported.

Version 3.6.0 Release Notes

Deployment

21748: Fixed an issue where Unix data servers sometimes failed to shut down

In previous releases, using stop_rtv on Unix platforms to stop a TIBCO solution package data server process sometimes failed due to a spurious rvd process. This has been fixed.

Distribution

21846: New RTView Monitor for Solace - AMI option

RTView Monitor for Solace is now available pre-installed on an Amazon EC2 Amazon Machine Image (AMI) running Amazon Linux. It comes pre-installed with a 30-day license, and is configured to start all RTView processes and supporting services on restart. The AMI includes the following application stack for convenience of quick deployment. Please refer to /home/ec2-user/amibase/MANIFEST.txt for the full version info: Oracle Java 8 Node Docker MySQL 5.7 (via Docker) for storage of historical data rtvHostAgent (via Docker) for providing host metrics to RTVMGR cadvisor-rtview (via Docker) for providing docker metrics to RTVMGR The scripts used to create the docker containers are included in named subdirectories under /home/ec2-user/amibase, to be used as templates if you wish to recreate the containers with your preferred configuration. The MySQL database data is stored external to the docker container at /home/ec2-user/amibase/mysql/DATA. Initial Setup: You may gain access to the community rtvsolmon-VERSION-YYYYMMDD-community AMI via sl.com, at http://sl.com/solace-ami-free-trial/. We recommend starting with an instance from the t2 family, sized according to the number of Solace appliances you are monitoring. Depending on how much archival data you wish to store in the database, you may wish to increase your disk size past the default 8 GB of the AMI. After creating an instance from the rtvsolmon-VERSION-YYYYMMDD-community AMI, you will need to SSH to your instance to add the connection properties for your Solace appliance(s) to /home/ec2-user/RTViewSolaceMonitor/em-solmon/servers/solmon/sample.properties. Please see the User Guide for full details.

General

21205: Thin client table objects are now rendered as HTML5

The table objects in the EM thin client have been enhanced to provide improved filtering, sorting, and other interactive features. See the release note for 20185 for a detailed description of the new table features.

21813: Fixed an issue with group objects and wrapped diagrams

In the previous release, if the first object in a wrapped diagram was defined to be included in a group, it was not included in the group object. This has been fixed.

RTVMGR

21739: Enhanced the All JVMs Heatmap display with a Source drop down

A drop down for Source has been added to the All JVMs heatmap display.

21740: Enhanced the All JVMs Table display with a Source drop down

A drop down for Source has been added to the All JVMs Table display.

21754: Fixed an issue preventing JVM Runtime data collection

A bug that prevented collection of JVM Runtime data from several versions of Java (6, 7 and 8 versions) has been fixed.

21792: Enhanced the All JVMs Table display with more columns

PID, Host Name, Current Heap, and Used Heap have been added to the All JVMs Table display.

21793: Enhanced the All JVMs Heatmap display

The All JVMs Heatmap display from RTVMGR Solution Package has been enhanced to include PID, Current Heap, and Used Heap. The last two metrics are also included in the Metric drop down.

21838: Enhanced RTVMGR in SOLMON Bundle

The RTVMGR configuration has been enhanced in RTView Monitor for Solace. It now includes monitoring for a MySQL Database, as well as Host and Docker metrics. For users of the RTView Monitor for Solace AMI version, all connection properties populate these displays have been pre-configured in the standard sample.properties file and do not require further configuration. Users of the On Premise version will not see data in the Host or MySQL displays unless they choose to configure these.

RTView Core Functionality

Alerts

21795: Fixed an issue where the Cleared Reason for an alert was incorrect

In prevous releases, the Cleared Reason was sometimes incorrect after an alert was disabled and re-enabled. This has been fixed.

Data Historian

21699: Enhanced Historian compaction to avoid long delays

The Historian smooth compaction code no longer performs a row count. This prevents long delays during smoothing by avoiding Select Count(*) calls.

Display Server

21772: Extra-bold font in Firefox fixed

In the previous release, objects using font index 7 (sans-serif bold) would appear extra bold in some versions of Firefox if the display server was configured to use the extended font feature with arimob.ttf assigned to font 7. This has been fixed.

21853: Fixed an issue with small numbers not updating to zero in the thin client

In previous releases, the value displayed in an obj_rect_ilv object would not change if the previous value was greater than zero and less than one, and a value of zero was applied. This problem occurred only in the thin client and is now fixed.

Scripts

21714: Added Unix scripts to create .war files for a given solution package

The script make_package_wars.sh has been added to the rtvapm distribution. Like make_package_wars.bat, it is used to create an initial set of war files for a given solution package. The war files are created in the <package>/webapps directory. After they are created, update_wars.bat/sh should be run to update them with the correct port numbers. The scripts should be run from the <package>/webapps directory. They take the package name as argument, e.g. "make_package_wars.sh bwmon".

21771: Fixed an issue where ports were misidentified

The rtvapm start/stop/status scripts, when testing the ports of a given server, would incorrectly identify a port as "taken" whose number contained the server's number with a leading or trailing digit. (For example finding 33675 in use and saying 3675 is taken.) This has been corrected.

Solution Package

Solace

21697: Fixed an issue preventing Tomcat from stopping cleanly

A bug that prevented Tomcat from stopping cleanly on UNIX and Linux systems has been fixed. The CATALINA_PID variable is now defined in the Tomcat setenv.sh script for these systems. Also, the start_tomcat.sh script requirement of JAVA_HOME being set in the environment has been changed to require Java available in the PATH. This change will allow starting RTView processes at startup before the user environment has been set.

21786: All Endpoints Table display enhanced with two new check boxes

Two new check boxes to filter by Expired and Down have been added to the All Endpoints Table display.

21787: All VPNs Table display enhanced with two new check boxes

Two new check boxes to filter by Expired and Disabled have been added to the All VPNs Table display.

21788: All Clients Table display enhanced with two new check boxes

The All Clients Table display has been enhanced by adding two check boxes to filter by Expired and Internal. By default, Expired and Disabled check boxes are unchecked, meaning that only non-expired of the Primary Type Clients are shown. When checked, all Clients, expired and non-expired as well as Primary and Internal will be respectively shown.

21789: All CSPF Neighbors Table display enhanced with two new check boxes

Two new check boxes for State Ok and Expired have been added to the All CSPF Neighbors Table display. By default both check boxes are unchecked, meaning that all non-expired CSPF Neighbors are shown. When Ok is checked, only CSPF Neighbors with State=Ok are shown. When Expired is checked all CSPF Neighbors, expired and non-expired are shown in the table.

21790: All Bridges Table display enhanced with two new check boxes

Two new check boxes for "Disabled" and "Expired" have been added to the All Bridges Table display. By default the "Expired" check box is unchecked, meaning that only non-expired Bridges are shown, and the "Disabled" check box is checked, which shows all Bridges regardless of their Admin State. When "Disabled" is unchecked, only enabled Bridges with Admin State=Enabled are shown. When "Expired" is checked, all expired Bridges are shown in the table, in addition to the non-expired Bridges.

21799: CSPF cache enhanced with Ingress/Egress metrics

Ingress and Egress metrics for CSPF Neighbor Msg Routers have been added.


21800: New CSPF Ingress/Egress metrics are now available

Ingress/Egress metrics for CSPF Neighbor Msg Routers have been stored in history from the CSPH Neighbor cache. The table creation SQL statement for supported platforms is located in solmon/dbconfig directory. The name of the table is SOL_CSPF_NEIGHBOR. By default, data is being stored in history for this table. To disable storage of historical data, edit the sample.properties file and uncomment the following property: collector.sl.rtview.sub=$SOL_CSPF_NEIGHBOR_TABLE:''

21801: SolAppliances cache enhanced with two new metrics

Two new metrics have been included in the SolAppliances cache. Host Address and Connected. The later keeps track of the connection state of the Msg Router.

21803: Message Router Summary display enhanced with Host Address

The Host Address has been added to the header of the Msg Router Summary display.

21804: EM enhanced with a new alert

A new alert,SolMsgRouterNotConnected, has been added. This alert will be executed when the Msg Router is not ready for collecting monitoring data.

21807: SOLMON tables functionality enhanced

All tabular displays now select a row by single clicking and drill down to the corresponding summary by double clicking. The enhanced displays are the following: - Message Routers->All Message Routers Table - Neighbors-> CSPH Neigbors Table - VPNs->All VPNs Table - Clients->All Clients Table - Bridges-> All Bridges Table - Endpoints-> All Endpoints Table - Capacity Analysis-> All Msg Routers Capacity

21808: All Msg Routers Heatmap display has been enhanced

Two check boxes, "Connected" and "Expired", have been added to the All Msg Routers Heatmap display.

21809: Enhanced some displays to correctly align their contents

The Msg Router and the Capacity displays for the corresponding menu tags have been enhanced to correctly align their contents.

21810: Enhanced EM with a new page for CSPF Neighbors

The CSPF Neighbor Msg Router displays have been organised under a new menu tab named Neighbors.

21812: Msg Router VPN Activity display has been enhanced

The Msg Router VPN Activity display has been enhanced to show the most active VPNs sorted by Client Connections, Ingress/Egress bytes / sec and Pending Msgs. The number of VPNs shown is adjusted to the height of the window.

21814: EM enhanced with new metrics

In Msgs /sec and Out Msgs / sec have been added to the SOLMON-MSGROUTER CI Type as Key Metrics.

21817: Trend Value precision is now one decimal value in Client Summary display

The precision of the trend values has been changed to one decimal value in the Client Summary display.

21827: Enhanced EM by standardizing colors across multiple displays

The following displays have been improved to follow RTView EM standards on color trends: - Message Router Capacity Summary - Message Router Capacity Trends - Single Message Router Summary - Single Bridge Summary - Single Client Summary - Single Endpoint Summary - Single VPN Summary