v.135 Release: LM Container Upgrade; New Monitoring for Fortinet

v.135 Highlights:

  • Platform Enhancements: Major version release available for LM Container; enhancements for LM Cloud
  • New and Updated Monitoring Coverage: New out-of-the-box monitoring for Cisco HyperFlex, Fortinet (eight product lines!), VMware vCenter HA, and several AWS, Azure, and GCP cloud resources (including AWS Database Migration replication tasks)

Platform Enhancements

Collector

  • Resolved inaccurate Collector size display. After upgrading, the Collector size indicated “Custom” in the LogicMonitor UI, despite the Collector not having any size customizations. This has been fixed.

LM Cloud

  • AWS updates:
    • AWS tags discovered for SQS and SNS. AWS tags are now discovered and added as properties for Amazon SQS (Simple Queue Service) and Amazon SNS (Simple Notification Service), and filtering based on those properties is now supported in the UI.
    • Custom tagging for AWS Application ELB target groups. Custom tagging of AWS Application ELB (Elastic Load Balancing) target groups is now detected and added as properties within LogicMonitor.
    • Immediate reporting of public and private IP properties. The Cloud Collector now captures the public and private IP properties for AWS EC2 instances during the NetScan process (previously this data wasn’t captured until the end of the Active Discovery process). This allows the local Collector to start on those tasks as soon as monitoring is enabled, removing a collection delay that was causing false alerts in some cases.
  • Azure updates:
    • Support for uae-central and uae-north regions. You can now configure your Azure monitoring operations to include resources located in Azure’s uae-central and uae-north regions.
    • Azure data collection enhancement. LogicMonitor now allows 404 status returns from Azure data collection operations. This ensures that complex datapoints that evaluate status operate as expected.
    • Discontinued Azure subscriptions now marked for deletion. If an Azure subscription is deselected (whether manually deselected or whether available subscriptions are automatically regenerated without this subscription on the Permissions tab of the Manage Account dialog), LogicMonitor now marks the subscription’s associated resource accordingly so that it gets deleted on the backend per the default service settings for the Azure account.
    • Filtering of “Basic” Load Balancers from discovery. LogicMonitor is no longer discovering Azure Load Balancers with an SKU of “Basic” as the data for this SKU type is not available through Azure Monitor.

LM Container

  • LM Container Argus v3 now available. A new major version of LM Container is now available that provides compatibility for Kubernetes 1.16 and 1.17, and Helm 3. Due to the large scope of updates in this major version, you will need to opt in to this upgrade. For upgrade details (prerequisites and steps), see LM Container Argus v3 Release: Support for Kubernetes 1.16 & 1.17.
  • Kubernetes version selection. The Add Kubernetes Cluster dialog now features a Kubernetes Version field. This field defaults to Kubernetes version 1.14 or higher (>= 1.14.0), which prompts LogicMonitor to provide Helm 3 installation commands on the following wizard screen. (Helm 3 is now supported by the new LM Container version and we strongly recommend that you use this version with Kubernetes monitoring moving forward.) Alternatively, if you are adding Kubernetes versions older than 1.14, you can select “< 1.14.0” from the field’s dropdown and LogicMonitor will generate installation commands using Helm 2.

NetFlow

  • Netflow interface details display. Resolved issue where Netflow interface details (at the resource group level only) were displayed as interface IDs rather than interface names from the Traffic tab.

Reports

  • Interface Bandwidth report. The Interface Bandwidth report was including empty interface listings on resources that did not have the interface. The report has been fixed so that only resources with the selected interfaces will be included in the report.
  • Resource Inventory report. The Resource Inventory report was incorrectly populating instance name and property values for resources where the instances or properties did not exist. This issue has been fixed and resources will now show blank entries for any selected instances or properties that do not exist.

Security

  • Miscellaneous security fixes and improvements. Various security fixes and improvements are being released with this version.

New and Updated Monitoring Coverage

Upon your account’s upgrade to v.135, import our new and updated LogicModules from the LogicMonitor repository to expand and enhance your monitoring coverage.

New Monitoring Coverage

  • AWS Connect – 1 DataSource

    Monitors AWS Connect metrics from CloudWatch.

  • AWS Database Migration Service Tasks – 1 DataSource

    Discovers and monitors (via CloudWatch) replication task performance including memory usage, throughput bandwidth, and latency for the AWS Database Migration service. This new DataSource augments existing AWS Database Migration replication monitoring.

  • Cisco ISE: TACACS+ Ports – 1 DataSource

    Checks to see if port 49 for Cisco ISE TACACS+ is open and alerts if it is not.

  • Cisco HyperFlex – 2 DataSources, 1 EventSource

    Added two new DataSources (Cisco_HyperFlex_NodePerformance and Cisco_HyperFlex_ClusterPerformance) to the Cisco HyperFlex package for node and cluster performance monitoring. Added one new EventSource (Cisco HyperFlex Events) for the capture of Cisco HyperFlex warning, error, and critical events.

  • (topology mapping) Dell EMC ECS – 1 TopologySource, 2 PropertySources

    Added two PropertySources (addERI_EMC_ECS_Cluster and addERI_EMC_ECS_Node) and one TopologySource (EMC_ECS_Topology) for enhanced topology mapping coverage.

    Note: As detailed in the next section, enhancements have been made to all existing Dell EMC ECS DataSources, also for the purpose of expanding topology support.

  • Dell EMC Isilon 1 SNMP SysOID Map

    New SysOID for mapping of Dell EMC Isilon H500 nodes

  • Fortinet – 57 DataSources, 1 PropertySource, 7 SNMP SysOID Maps

    LogicMonitor has greatly expanded its out-of-the-box monitoring for Fortinet’s product suite. Brand new coverage for seven Fortinet product lines has been added and coverage for FortiGate has been significantly enhanced.

  • GCP Load Balancer Backend Service Health – 1 DataSource

    Monitors the health check result for GCP Load Balancer backend instances.

  • Microsoft Azure Blob Storage Capacity – 1 DataSource

    Monitors capacity metrics for Azure Blob Storage services.

  • Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Circuit – 2 DataSources

    Monitors Azure ExpressRoute circuit data bandwidth, and data bandwidth per peering.

  • Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Workspace – 1 DataSource

    Discovers Azure Machine Learning workspaces and monitors workspace performance and job metrics via Azure Monitor.

  • Microsoft Azure SQL Database (vCore) – 1 DataSource

    Azure SQL databases use one of two pricing models: the original DTU model or the newer vCore model. LogicMonitor’s initial DataSource for monitoring Azure SQL was returning data collection errors when attempting to track DTU metrics on vCore-based database instances. To remedy this, we have introduced a new DataSource named Microsoft_Azure_SQLDatabaseNonDTU for use with vCore-based database instances. As discussed in the next section, the original Microsoft_Azure_SQLDatabase DataSource has additionally been updated to target DTU-based instances only.

  • (topology mapping) NetApp (7 Mode & Cluster Mode) – 2 TopologySources, 1 PropertySource

    Added two TopologySources (NetApp_7mode_Topology and NetApp_Cluster_Topology) and one PropertySource (addERI_NetApp) for enhanced topology mapping coverage.

    Note: As detailed in the next section, enhancements have been made to several existing NetApp and VMware vCenter LogicModules, also for the purpose of enhancing NetApp topology support.

  • VMware vCenter HA – 2 DataSources, 1 PropertySource

    New out-of-the-box monitoring for VMware vCenter HA (High Availability) finds vCenter clusters with HA configured and monitors various cluster metrics.

Updated Monitoring Coverage

  • (topology mapping) addCategory_TopoSwitch – 1 PropertySource

    Made updates to prevent this PropertySource from incorrectly assigning the “TopoSwitch” system category to resources for which no topology data is returned.

  • Aruba ESSID – 1 DataSource

    Performed various cleanup, including adding missing datapoint descriptions; added graphs.

  • Cisco HyperFlex – All 15 DataSources, 2 PropertySources

    Refactoring of Active Discovery and data collection Groovy scripts in order to cache authentication tokens. This was necessary to comply with new authentication limits for generating authentication tokens Cisco implemented beginning with HyperFlex firmware 4.0(2a). This should be a seamless update for all customers running existing Cisco HyperFlex LogicModules, with no data loss expected.

    Additionally, unrelated to authentication tokens, wildvalue sanitization was performed on the majority of DataSources in order to fix issues with spaces and invalid characters in the data collection scripts.

    Additionally, added backwards support for older API versions to the Cisco_HyperFlex_HypervisorVMS DataSource.

    Note: As detailed in the previous section, a new EventSource was also added to this monitoring package.

  • Cisco UCS Rack Servers – 1 DataSource

    Added missing ##WILDVALUE## to the physicalSecurity datapoint.

  • Citrix XenApp Logon Performance – 1 DataSource

    Fixed issue causing No Data / NaN to be returned for authentication and brokering datapoints.

  • (topology mapping) Dell EMC ECS – All 7 DataSources

    Updated scripts with ERI properties for topology support.

    Note: As detailed in the previous section, brand new EMC ECS LogicModules are also available for the purpose of enhancing topology coverage.

  • Email Service – 2 DataSources

    Updated the data collection scripts for the Email_RoundTrip and Email_TransitTime DataSources to disable TLS when the smtpType property (as set on the instance) is configured to use port 25. If enabling TLS use when the scripts are configured to use port 25 is required in your environment, an optional property named smtp.force.TLS.25 is now available that, when set to TRUE on the resource, enables TLS when port 25 is implied (smtpType is blank or ”).

  • F5 BigIP Failover Status – 1 DataSource

    Improved the datapoint description and alert message.

  • Fortinet FortiGate – 9 legacy DataSources (deprecated)

    As detailed in the previous section, LogicMonitor has released a new monitoring package for Fortinet FortiGate, which effectively serves to deprecate existing FortiGate DataSources.

    Note: If you are currently using the now-deprecated DataSources, you will not experience any data loss upon importing the new set of DataSources because of the name variations that exist between the two sets. However, you will collect duplicate data and potentially receive duplicate alerts for as long as both sets of DataSources are active. For this reason, we recommend that you disable the legacy DataSources after you have imported the new ones and verified that they are working as expected. For more information on migrating to the new FortiGate monitoring package, see Fortinet FortiGate Monitoring.

  • Fortinet FortiGate Active IPSec VPN Tunnels – 1 DataSource

    Changed the metric type of the bytesOut and bytesIn datapoints from gauge to derive.

    Note: A brand new monitoring suite for Fortinet FortiGate was announced for this release, as detailed in the previous section. If you are downloading the suite for the first time, this update is already present in the Fortinet_FortiGate_ActiveIPSecVPNTunnels DataSource. However, if you have already downloaded it (this suite was made available in mid-April), you’ll want to update this DataSource.

  • GCP Data Analytics Cloud Pub/Sub Topic – 1 DataSource

    Added datapoints for available topics that were not yet covered.

  • Microsoft Azure Application Insight – 1 DataSource

    Update the Exception metrics to use ##primaryaggregation## as .count was no longer working. Additionally, removed the two BillingMetrics_xx metrics from the DataSource as they aren’t listed as Insight components and are not working in customer accounts. See Microsoft’s Supported metrics with Azure monitoring documentation for a list of metrics.

  • Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines – 1 DataSource

    Updated the NetworkIn and NetworkOut datapoints to use Azure’s “Network In Total” and “Network Out Total” metrics, rather than the deprecated “Network In” and “Network Out” metrics; added a link to Azure’s metrics page from the DataSource’s Technical Notes field.

  • Microsoft Office 365 – All (13) DataSources, all (10) ConfigSources, and all (2) PropertySources
    • Updates to all LogicModules in Office 365 package:

      Switched to single quotes on global variables to capture special characters; added TLS 1.2 support; improved exiting of PSSessions to respect the three concurrent session maximum limits recently imposed by Microsoft Office 365.

    • Updates to PropertySources only:

      The AppliesTo statement for both PropertySources has been updated to better target only properly configured Office 365 resources, bypassing issues caused when Office 365 credentials (username and password) are set as properties at a level higher than the resource level in the Resources tree.

      Additionally, reverted the previously-set “NoPing” category that these PropertySources were applying so that Office 365 resources are once again pinged.

      Additionally, updated the script for the addCategory_Office365Reports PropertySource to capture error codes for improved debugging.

  • Microsoft Office 365 Exchange Online Mailbox Statistics – 1 DataSource (removed)

    This DataSource has been temporarily removed from the repository due to timeout issues stemming from slow Microsoft PowerShell module performance. We are researching alternative approaches to retrieving these metrics.

  • Microsoft Azure SQL Database (DTU) – 1 DataSource

    Updated the AppliesTo statement to only target database instances that use the DTU pricing model. As detailed in the previous section, a new DataSource named Microsoft_Azure_SQLDatabaseNonDTU has been released for use with vCore-based database instances.

  • (topology mapping) NetApp & VMware vCenter – 6 DataSources, 1 PropertySource

    Added ERI properties for the purpose of enhancing NetApp topology mapping support to the following DataSources (and PropertySource): NetApp_7mode_Disks, NetApp_7mode_Volumes, NetApp_Cluster_Disks, NetApp_Cluster_Volumes, VMware_vCenter_HostPerformance, VMware_vCenter_HostStatus, and addERI_ESXi.

    Note: The NetApp_Cluster_Disks DataSource update also features an alert threshold update on the ssd_percent_remaining_life datapoint (unrelated to topology mapping).

    Note: As detailed in the previous section, brand new NetApp LogicModules are also available for the purpose of enhancing NetApp topology support.

  • NetApp Cluster Failover – 1 DataSource

    Moved the default alert thresholds from the existing node_state datapoint to the new node_state_alert complex datapoint.

  • NetApp Cluster Fibre Channel – 1 DataSource

    Moved alert threshold for states from the State datapoint to the new stateAlerts complex datapoint.

  • NetApp Cluster Nodes – 1 DataSource

    Added three new datapoints for tracking node health, epsilon, and cluster eligibility.

  • (topology mapping) Networking_L2_snmpSwitch – 1 TopologySource

    Removed “finally” from catch block to prevent duplicate extractLldpRemotesWalk call; instructed TopologySource to perform SNMP walks rather than GETs if ExtremeXOS device is detected.

  • Nimble Array Info – 1 DataSource

    Added a graph for the TotalArrayUsagePercent datapoint; minor script cleanup.

  • Nutanix Virtual Machines – 1 DataSource

    Increased SNMP timeout on walks; cleaned up Active Discover and data collection scripts.

  • RabbitMQ Node Performance – 1 DataSource

    Updated data collection script to handle No Data.

  • Slack Events – 1 EventSource

    Updated collection code to prevent duplicate alert discovery; updated alert message.

  • Viptela Policy – 2 DataSources

    Made updates to the Active Discovery and Collection scripts that create an MD5 hash from the ##WILDVALUE## to prevent special characters from breaking data collection.

  • Viptela System – 5 DataSources

    Added missing alert thresholds and updated various datapoint descriptions and alert messages for the following DataSources: Viptela_System_CPU, Viptela_System_Fans, Viptela_System_Memory, Viptela_System_PSU, and Viptela_System_Status.

  • VMware ESXi: Datastore Performance – 1 DataSource

    Update data collection script to test for counterMap key existence to address script errors.

  • VMware VCSA – All 10 DataSources

    Updated the AppliesTo statement to exclude isWindows() devices as VCSA is based on VMware Linux Photon OS.

  • VMware vSphere VM Performance – 1 DataSource

    Reverted the CPUReadyperVCPUPercent datapoint calculation change (which was made in v.134) back to original calculation. Per the VMware Knowledge Base, the original calculation was correctly converting CPU summation percent values.

  • Zoom User Stats – 1 DataSource

    Fixed issues with the capture of user type codes and user status.

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