7.2.0 Release Notes for EE


This document contains important information about the GroundWork Monitor Enterprise 7.2.0 release. While this information is not required to install or upgrade, it may be useful to know when examining the new features of GroundWork Monitor that have been added.

This document only discusses changes since 7.1.1. This release of GroundWork Monitor fixes many existing issues, and adds several new features. It is a major upgrade in that we have not only upgraded and updated, but added significant functionality.

In general new features and improvements in GroundWork Monitor 7.2.0 include:




SECTION I: Features and Improvements

Configuration (Monarch)
Cloud Hub
GroundWork Distributed Monitoring Agent (GDMA)
Notifications (NoMa)
Performance Data Handling
Security Improvements
Component Upgrades

With the release of GroundWork Monitor 7.2.0, many components have been upgraded to the latest available versions. The following list shows the new version of the key components that have been updated in this release:

SECTION II: Known Issues and Limitations

Installation Issues
Upgrade Issues
Limitations and Work-arounds

SECTION III: Announcements as of Version 7.2.0

Supported versions of GroundWork
Linux supported versions

The versions of Linux now supported by GroundWork have changed. See the System Requirements for details. If you try to install GroundWork 7.2.0 on an unsupported version it will warn you, but it will allow you to proceed. This warning does not appear when using unattended mode in the installer.

Supported architectures
Browser compatibility

SECTION IV: Details of Fixed Issues Since Release 7.1.1

This release incorporates a good bit more than the usual assortment of bug fixes. For a full listing, please contact GroundWork support. A partial listing of the most relevant (from a user perspective) issues fixed are listed here. If you want to know if a particular issue you have reported is fixed in GroundWork Monitor 7.2.0, please see your support case where you reported it, or contact support with your question.

Key Summary Component(s)
GWMON-13244 Error occurs upon enabling dual JBoss JBoss Portal
GWMON-13239 dassmonarch.pm has 3 instances of "contactgroup_servicename" that should be "contactgroup_service_name"  
GWMON-13236 Error occurs on BIRT Report Viewer Reports
GWMON-13233 Error is generated upon updating password for "Master Account Info" License Key
GWMON-13225 NoMa notification logs are not getting generated when status of host or services is changed NoMa
GWMON-13215 BSM on service group fails to display, results in 500 error on Business Service menu Tools
GWMON-13214 https setup needs to handle Cloud Hub configs  
GWMON-13208 Error message appears upon updating the password for master account info License Key
GWMON-13205 Setting downtime on large hostgroup fails with error on form Tools
GWMON-13198 Internal Error reported from NoMa NoMa
GWMON-13196 perfdata from Nagios never makes it to gwcollagedb tables Foundation
GWMON-13194 ERROR: column am.amcanorder does not exist - in framework log on startup Foundation
GWMON-13190 No confirmation message is displayed upon updating password for "Webservices API Account Info" License Key
GWMON-13182 Max connections of 100 is too small Foundation
GWMON-13178 Lots of errors in the postmaster.log file in 7.1.1 (field report)  
GWMON-13169 Can't write out changes to contacts or contact groups from Monarch  
GWMON-13167 fping_process.conf is not checked for changes during an upgrade BitRock, Configuration
GWMON-13165 "/etc/init.d/groundwork stop gwservices" fails to stop all supervise services on Ubuntu 16.04  
GWMON-13159 updatedb has hardcoded path to /bin/sort  
GWMON-13158 Docker container CPU is cumulative measure, not snapshot Cloud
GWMON-13143 Non java URLs do not restrict access by role  
GWMON-13139 Need to escape commas in the Distinguished Name field in LDAP and AD Administration
GWMON-13138 Very large hostsgroup may cause errors on REST API update Status Viewer
GWMON-13133 Errors in Framework log and RStools BSM services not updating Foundation
GWMON-13124 'HTTP status-404' is observed after login as admin Dashboards
GWMON-13123 Login screen has incorrect artifacts Home
GWMON-13120 Services owned by the Host apptype owner are egregiously deleted Foundation
GWMON-13117 nagios2collage_status.pl fails to start - message is about the date format  
GWMON-13116 Cloud Hub not removing hosts, hostgroups, and services added when Cloud Hub is disabled  
GWMON-13110 NoMa notification logs are not getting generated when status of host or services is changed NoMa
GWMON-13101 Grafana dashboard does not respect portal timeout GrafBridge
GWMON-13094 ERRORs in Framework log when LDAP is enabled Authentication/Authorization
GWMON-13093 Instructions for changing the gdma user and/or password user for auto registration does not work for dual JBoss systems GDMA
GWMON-13091 "No value provided for data point" errors in framework log when creating Cloud Hub perf connector services Foundation
GWMON-13083 Host List and Service List portlets do not allow sorting entries by all headers Dashboards
GWMON-13070 Unable to delete BSM group Foundation
GWMON-13063 NoMa UI fails if the Contact associated with a Holiday is deleted NoMa
GWMON-13059 monarch user field is too short Configuration
GWMON-13058 check_postgres.pl does not support the "bloat" check function Plugins
GWMON-13033 delay_between_sends is misdocumented in fping_process.conf Configuration
GWMON-13022 Unable to access 'Views' module NagVis
GWMON-13014 Unable to access Child GWME (with parent authentication on child) after enabling SSL Installer
GWMON-13011 TLS 1.2 breaks SSO in parent/child configuration  
GWMON-13000 Josso Tomcat listens on all interfaces, should only bind on loopback JBoss Portal
GWMON-12996 Upgrade from 7.1.0 to 7.1.1 or 7.1.1 to 7.2.0 with VMware connectors in Cloud Hub defined removes the connectors and orphans the hosts Cloud Hub
GWMON-12971 NoMa tmp_commands.hostgroups field can be overfilled NoMa
GWMON-12962 check_bluecoat_snmp.pl does not sense uninstalled CPUs correctly Plugins
GWMON-12958 Guest Reports access to Grafana Performance
GWMON-12955 Reports are not being generated from Reports > Notifications and Reports > Alerts Reports
GWMON-12948 BSM gives HTTP 505 error when saving a group Reports
GWMON-12931 perf daemon may throw away data when Foundation is down Nagios
GWMON-12914 Start GroundWork takes too long Performance
GWMON-12899 GW::RAPID default timeout is too small RAPID Feeders
GWMON-12896 Message that a service "violates not-null constraint" in framework.log Foundation
GWMON-12879 Cacti feeder does not respect threshold qualification options NMS - Cacti
GWMON-12871 RRDtool graph command in Status Viewer is not the same as in test under performance Status Viewer
GWMON-12865 host-availability graphs still broken in 7.1.1 Status Viewer
GWMON-12861 Log Bridge searches fail with Elastic 5.x  
GWMON-12857 NoMa daemon produces warning messages NoMa
GWMON-12851 auto-registration server timeout is too short Foundation, Web Services
GWMON-12841 User is associated to a group in LDAP/AD, but there is no mention of that group in ldap-mapping-directives.properties Authentication/Authorization
GWMON-12775 set "use_rest_api = true" in status-feeder.properties causes status view fail to update Foundation, RAPID Feeders
GWMON-12735 Views error when adding hostgroup NagVis
GWMON-12731 Upgrade replaces hostname in configuration.properties and josso-agent-config.xml BitRock
GWMON-12724 No validation message is displayed for "Duration" and "Comments" fields for "Add Downtime" "byHost/HostGroup/ServiceGroup" Configuration
GWMON-12719 NeDi File write doubles backslashes NMS - NeDi
GWMON-12718 REST API "Performance data not found" with status "404" Performance
GWMON-12703 Service Availability and Performance Measurement graph incorrect Status Viewer
GWMON-12631 When Cloud Hub adds devices to GroundWork it sometimes inserts values that are not the hostname  
GWMON-12616 Sorting shows abrupt behavior under GroundWork Administration > Device Management modules Administration
GWMON-12614 Wrong validation message is displayed while creating "Host Black List Record" Administration
GWMON-12597 "Portlets Setting Options" are missing for Service Group in Status Viewer Status Viewer
GWMON-12571 Incorrect path for GroundWork log rotation  
GWMON-12242 medium security risk : port 8888 is open, Example JSPs and Servlets are installed  
GWMON-12156 Plugin cannot be uploaded to Foundation manage plugin section Foundation
GWMON-12151 CVE-2011-3190 vulnerability  
GWMON-12127 Enable "ignore_soft_states" in status-feeder.properties causes host in Status Viewer to show wrong state Status Viewer
GWMON-11983 NoMa logfiles contain errors NoMa
GWMON-11980 NagVis memory requirements per user are excessively high NagVis
GWMON-11971 Plugin management page always creates plugin URL with http, even when portal is configured for https UI Layout/Theme
GWMON-11927 Status Viewer pages not showing as expected. Click on one thing and another is displayed. Status Viewer
GWMON-11915 service_profile_fping_feeder.xml needs cleanup Configuration
GWMON-11758 nms-rstools application is hardcoded to allow only accessible to roles GWAdmin and GWOperator NMS
GWMON-11690 When SSL in use on GW, both port 443 and 80 must be open for access by browser to the portal and apps like BSM and NoMa and NagVis Browser, JBoss Portal
GWMON-11668 ServiceGroup states are calculated wrong in BSM Group  
GWMON-11142 Importing a corrupt map configuration (.cfg) file renders NagVis inaccessible NagVis
GWMON-10996 No option is being displayed in 'Performance indicator' drop down under 'Reports' tab. Advance Reports
GWMON-10709 auto-registration should be disabled by default on the server Configuration
GWMON-10653 Monarch seed data for host and service notify by NoMa commands are missing NoMa
GWMON-10590 Errors in cache handling by the check_snmp_process_monitor.pl plugin Nagios
GWMON-10325 postgres man pages are missing  
GWMON-10279 When using more than one ldap url for providerURL behavior is not consistent  
GWMON-10257 GroundWork services started by the installer include env variables that interfere with applications Installer
GWMON-10122 Updated GDMA plugins are not listed as having been updated Foundation
GWMON-10001 Duplicate device entries are created for the same device Foundation, License Key
GWMON-9989 NeDi data can cause extract_nedi.pl to go to spin mode and after a time you will find many hanging cron started nedi scripts NMS - NeDi
GWMON-9970 Apache config security flaw  
GWMON-9838 /usr/local/groundwork/common/bin/mail missing BitRock
GWMON-9811 pango.modules empty after installation BitRock
GWMON-9749 BitRock installer should compare output from lsb_release -a and compare to list of supported Linux distributions BitRock
GWMON-9746 Configuration URL is not sourced from josso-agent-config setting JBoss Portal
GWMON-9696 Admin Preferences are not inherited in the dashboard portlets for LDAP admin user Dashboards
GWMON-9626 Adding LDAP users requires adding a group called "Authenticated" to LDAP/AD Authentication/Authorization
GWMON-9558 Default role settings for nagios-app has "Operator" role instead of "Operators" Administration, JBoss Portal
GWMON-9507 MSP: Verify access control for only HostGroup/ServiceGroup List - admin role, Operator role and user role Administration
GWMON-9503 Homepage content is not displayed properly in the FF browser Home
GWMON-9494 Action portlet is not displayed in hostgroup, servicegroup, host and service summary pages Status Viewer
GWMON-9484 nagios stops scheduling checks due to DST Nagios
GWMON-9436 svg map does not get created in topology > map NMS - NeDi
GWMON-9430 Creating a new user and assigning to role gives user admin access to Cacti NMS - Cacti
GWMON-8714 SLES ps command truncates output, this causes launch_perfdata_processing to fail Performance
GWMON-8540 Update the documentation to explain to customers that customizations to configurations files will not be preserved Documentation
GWMON-8522 Must shutdown rsyslogd process on Ubuntu server. Conflicts with syslog-ng Appliance, BitRock
GWMON-8503 Host Group Availability report > service availability percentage table shows percentage incorrectly for services Reports
GWMON-8473 Performance graphs for icmp_ping_alive service show 500 when rta is 0 due to timeout Performance
GWMON-8076 Incorrect warning message displayed in framework.log on deleting services from a host Configuration, Foundation

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