April Release – More UI Beta Features, Report & Security Improvements

Last updated on 14 September, 2022

Coming soon to an account near you (in the April v.50 release):

More UI Beta Features

Along with some tweaks to the new Alerts page (check out the ability to change font size, improved icons, and status information in the mobile detail view), we’re excited to announce the beta release of the new Services and Dashboards pages.  Although the basic functionality remains unchanged, there have been a few changes that will improve the overall experience.
If you haven’t taken a look yet, you can enable the new user interface per user; under Settings select Roles and Users and choose a user name.  Click Enable new UI.


All of the features of the alerts page brought directly to the Services Alert pane!  Acknowledge, filter, manage columns, whatever makes the information most valuable – and useful – for you.
Not to mention the Scheduled Downtime tab, where all of your SDT information is easily accessible in one location!  Give it a try and let us know what you think by using the (less attractive) feedback button on the right.


There may be a little work to get your new dashboards to look exactly as you want, but we promise it’s worth it.  You now have the ability to configure:

  • One of 9 color schemes, draw attention to your most valuable widgets
  • Select the width and height of your widgets, providing some standardization and flexibility

Best of all, enjoy a preview of your widget as you go, taking some of the guess work out of configuration.
But that’s not all.  Check out the new legend functionality – hidden by default, click for details:
Have a lot of instances in your graph?  Try clicking on the lines you care about and see what’s in store.  As always, the feedback button is available for you to share your thoughts.

Reporting Improvements

  • After a few requests and no good reason to say no, the Group field has been added to the Alert Report.
  • Distinct datapoints were added in the last release for Windows event log monitoring, these have also been grouped accordingly in the Alert Frequency report.
  • End time for event alerts included, calculated based on the effective interval for the alert.
  • We removed a somewhat arbitrary limit on host name length in reports, create names with impunity.

Other Improvements

  • The forgot password process has been streamlined.  Users will receive an email when forgot password has been requested and can opt to proceed.
  • Single Sign On configuration is now available direct from the Settings tab, and the attributes MemberOf, Group, Roles, and Role are all accepted to assign roles to users.
  • If an alert is acknowledged, the acknowledgement will apply to a new alert generated by a drop in severity.
  • Alert counts displayed in page headers are calculated based on a users view permissions.
  • The confirmAlerts API will accept the LMDxxx (datapoint ID) parameter as well as the alert ID.  This enables easier API integrations based on alert details.
  • When configuring alert rules for Services, the dropdown for datapoint will clarify options for testing locations.
  • Latitude and longitude coordinates can be used for the Google maps widget.

Bugs fixed

  • Confirmation emails were not being sent upon acknowledgement of collector down alerts.
  • SNMPTrap event alert messages were incomplete.
  • The new role based access control functionality enables much more granular control over host groups.  Unfortunately, users who were not administrators could not delete their hosts if they had also been added to a dynamic group.  New configuration enables users to delete hosts directly from their groups.
  • The newest version of Java (7.51) resulted in a security exception when trying to launch a remote sessions.
  • A configuration change in NetApp Datasources was resulting in to a “no data in aggregation” error.
  • Netflow sampling calculation includes sampling interval to provide accurate metrics.
  • The”Set Membership” functionality for groups was only available for administrators, now available based on group permissions.