v.168 Release Notes

LogicMonitor v.168 is now scheduled to roll out to customer portals from April 11 through April 20.

Updated on 04/21/2022

  • Fixed an issue that prevented reports from being generated for some users.

Highlights

  • Feature Highlights: Added a new Log Field panel to LM Logs and non-admin users can now add Kubernetes clusters into monitoring.
  • General Updates: Added several enhancements to LM Cloud and SaaS monitoring, added a new Node Properties tab to the Mappings page and Maps tab, and more.
  • Updated Monitoring: Added monitoring for AWS Lambda Insights, AWS OpenSearch, Salesforce license usage, and more.

Feature Highlights

Non-Admin Users Can Now Add Kubernetes Clusters

Users without the “Manage All” permission can now add Kubernetes clusters to LogicMonitor. For more information, see Adding Kubernetes Cluster into Monitoring as Non-Admin User.

New Log Field Panel in LM Logs

You can now view the list of metadata and parsed fields and their values from the new Log Fields panel in LM Logs. Fields can be expanded to show the top 10 values with the ability to add filters to the query bar. You can also add and hide field columns in the Logs table and move columns around based on user preference.

General Updates

SaaS Monitoring

Enhancements

  • Added a new SaaS Lite integration for Snowflake. You may find this useful for monitoring and alerting on Snowflake availability and status from within LogicMonitor.
  • Added the Run Active Discovery option to the Manage menu for SaaS integration resources. You may find this useful for testing for instance discovery and ensuring successful data collection in a more timely manner.
  • Added Status monitoring for Microsoft Office 365, Zoom, and Salesforce. Status monitoring enables you to get visibility into the availability of Microsoft Office 365, Zoom, and Salesforce services alongside the rest of their infra + apps. This new functionality enables you to both minimize business disruption and to have visibility into affected services/platform areas/regions when service is disrupted, helping empower employee productivity.
  • Added Salesforce License monitoring. Without insight into license consumption, IT teams are in the dark about their license consumption, which can lead to overages if left unchecked. Keeping track of total vs. used licenses allows Salesforce admins to proactively monitor license consumption, which can help ensure that there are no overages and helps in contract negotiation with Salesforce.

LM Cloud

Enhancements

  • The following properties have been added to Lambda functions to enable additional monitoring where Lambda Insights is enabled:
    • aws.layers—Lists the Lambda layers
    • aws.lambdaInsightsEnabled—Returns “true” if the function has Lambda Insights enabled.
  • You can now monitor your Azure costs within LogicMonitor; organized by Subscription ID, Region, and Service for CSP and EA subscriptions. For more information, see Azure Billing Monitoring.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that prevented the Microsoft_Azure_VirtualDesktopSessionHosts DataSource from collecting data correctly. In addition, the Active Discovery schedule for this DataSource was updated to 1 hour.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented data from being populated for ‘AzureIaaSVM’ backup types in Azure Recovery Services.

LM Logs

Enhancements

  • Selecting a time range on the LM Logs page now runs log queries automatically.

Container Monitoring

Enhancements

  • Removed dependency on the component status API (deprecated since Kubernetes v1.19) for health checks of etcd, kube-controller-manager, and kube-scheduler. It is recommended that you use the latest version of the Kubernetes_ControlPlane module to avoid warnings during installation.
  • Kubernetes resources now have dedicated icons to help identify them in the Resource tree.
  • Improved the performance of the Kubernetes Control Plane module.

Bug Fixes

  • To enable successful installation, the ClusterGroupId property now defaults to 1 if invalid values are specified for the Helm chart parameter.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented users from installing Collectorset-Controller on Kubernetes clusters v1.19 or earlier.

Alerts

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that prevented filtering based on numerical values for alerts.

NetScan

Enhancements

  • Netscan policies can now be individually configured to include or exclude network and broadcast addresses when scanning CIDR ranges.

LM APM

Enhancements

  • Added the ability to auto-instrument .NET applications via the Traces onboarding wizard.

User Interface

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that prevented users from resetting their passwords when viewing LogicMonitor on a mobile device.

Topology

Enhancements

  • Added the Node Properties tab to the node details panel on the Mappings page and Maps tab.

AIOps

Enhancements

  • You can now enable Root Cause Analysis (RCA) for virtual machine resources.

Integrations

PagerDuty Integration Enhancements

If your environment uses the PagerDuty integration, and you are currently using the V2 webhook extensions, you can now upgrade your integration using the LogicMonitor portal. For more information about the timeline of PagerDuty webhook versions, see PagerDuty’s Webhooks documentation.

You can upgrade this integration directly in your LogicMonitor portal by modifying the PagerDuty integration settings to use PagerDuty’s V3 Webhook subscriptions. For more information about upgrading your PagerDuty integration, see the “PagerDuty Integration Upgrades” section of the PagerDuty Integration support article.

LogicModule Releases

New and updated LogicModules are available for you to import from the LogicMonitor Public Repository. This section lists the LogicModules that are new in this release, updated in this release, or will be removed in a future release. Changes related to the LogicModule feature will be listed under General Updates.

New LogicModules

LogicModule NameDetails
(2 DataSources)
Dell_PowerVaultME4_ControllerCompactFlash
Dell_PowerVaultME4_ControllerExpanders
New modules for expanders and compact flash.
(1 PropertySource)
 addERI_VMware_NSXT

(1 TopologySource)
VMware_NSXT_Topology
New topology coverage for NSXT devices.
(3 DataSources)
LogicMonitor_APM_OTEL_Collector
LogicMonitor_APM_OTEL_Exporter
LogicMonitor_APM_OTEL_Receiver
New modules for Otel Collectors used for push metrics DataSources.
(1 DataSource)  
Linux_PSI

(1 PropertySource)
addCategory_LinuxPSI
Added new Linux Pressure Stall Information monitoring using SSH.
(1 PropertySource)
addCategory_NTPUpdatedFromV2
New module to flag devices with the updated NTP version.
(1 DataSource)
AWS_Lambda_Insights
New module for monitoring AWS Lambda Insights.
(1 DataSource)
AWS_OpenSearch_DataNodes
New module for monitoring AWS OpenSearch.
(1 DataSource)
Salesforce_License_Usage
Added monitoring for Salesforce license usage.
(1 DataSource)
Microsoft_Azure_PostgreSQLFlexible
New module for monitoring PosgreSQL in Azure.
(1 DataSource)
Saas_Zoom_MeetingQos
New module for meeting quality of service on Zoom SaaS integration.
(1 DataSource)
AWS_ECS_ContainerInsights_TaskFamily
New module for monitoring container insights task family.
(1 DataSource)
Microsoft_Azure_CostManagementBySubscription
New Azure monitoring for cost by subscription.
(1 DataSource)
Microsoft_Azure_CostManagementByService
New Azure monitoring for cost by service.
(1 DataSource)
Microsoft_Azure_CostManagementByRegion
New monitoring for Azure cost by region.

Updated LogicModules

LogicModule NameDetails
(1 DataSource)
SNMP_Network_Interfaces
Made improvements to instance-level properties and removed fallback methods specific to old Collector versions that are no longer in circulation.
(1 DataSource)
Cisco_IPSec_PolicyBasedTunnels
Updated to no longer attempt collection on IOS devices. By default, IOS devices attempt to connect to a host matching any unknown lines.
(1 DataSource)
Cisco_IPSec_AggregateTunnels
Updated module to make more small SNMP walks instead of one large walk to prevent timeouts for devices with a large number of instances.
(1 DataSource) 
FreeBSD_Filesystem_Usage
Fixed calculation for the SizeMinusEightPercent datapoint.
(1 DataSource)
Docker_Containers_cAdvisor20
Added an alert for no data on status and ability to customize connection port with new host property docker.port.
(1 DataSource)
SNMP_Network_Interfaces
Added null checks on descriptions to prevent script failure when descriptions are not present.
(1 DataSource)
Cisco_Nexus_FRU_Power
Added debug and log modes to script for ease in troubleshooting. Updated descriptions to correct units.
(1 DataSource)
VMware_vSAN_DiskHealth
Fixed an issue that prevented clusters from being monitored.
(1 ConfigSource)
SSH_Exec_Standard
Updated filters to better capture uptime entries and other lines that do not reflect config changes.
(1 DataSource)
Microsoft_Office365_ServiceHealth
Increased the Active Discovery interval to once a day.
(1 DataSource)
OSPF_Neighbors
Fixed an issue that prevented data collection for the retransQueueSize datapoint.
(12 DataSources)
Dell_PowerVaultME4_ControllerPorts
Dell_PowerVaultME4_Controllers
Dell_PowerVaultME4_DiskGroups
Dell_PowerVaultME4_Disks
Dell_PowerVaultME4_Drawers
Dell_PowerVaultME4_Enclosures
Dell_PowerVaultME4_Fans
Dell_PowerVaultME4_HostPorts
Dell_PowerVaultME4_PSUs
Dell_PowerVaultME4_Pools
Dell_PowerVaultME4_VDisks
Dell_PowerVaultME4_Volumes
Updated controllers to move expanders and compact flash to dedicated modules. New modules should be imported with updates to ensure these components are still monitored.
(1 DataSource)
​​DellEMC_PowerStore_VolumeCapacity
Updated module to filter out snapshots and added pagination support for large payloads.
(1 DataSource)
Citrix_XenApp_UserExperience
Updated raw process query to exclude process ID 0.
(13 DataSources)
Rubrik_Backups_Filesets
Rubrik_Backups_MSSQLDatabases
Rubrik_Backups_PhysicalHosts
Rubrik_Backups_VirtualMachines
Rubrik_Cluster_CompressionStatistics
Rubrik_Cluster_GlobalPerformance
Rubrik_JobMonitoring_ActivePast24Hours
Rubrik_Node_Drives
Rubrik_Node_Statistics
Rubrik_Reports_TasksBySLADomain
Rubrik_SLA_Domains
Rubrik_Storage_ManagedVolumes
Rubrik_Storage_UnmanagedObjects

(1 PropertySources) 
addCategory_Rubrik
Added support for API version 6.2 and allow for token-based authentication using host property “rubrik.api.key.”
(24 DataSources)
Cisco_UCS_BladeServerComponents
Cisco_UCS_BladeServers
Cisco_UCS_Chassis
Cisco_UCS_ChassisPorts
Cisco_UCS_ChassisUtilization
Cisco_UCS_Disks
Cisco_UCS_FEXPorts
Cisco_UCS_FIStoragePartitions
Cisco_UCS_FabricExtender
Cisco_UCS_FabricInterconnect
Cisco_UCS_Fans
Cisco_UCS_Faults
Cisco_UCS_IMCDisks
Cisco_UCS_IOCards
Cisco_UCS_PSUs
Cisco_UCS_Ports
Cisco_UCS_RackServerComponents
Cisco_UCS_RackServers
Cisco_UCS_SANPortChannels
Cisco_UCS_ServerInterfaces
Cisco_UCS_ServiceProfiles
Cisco_UCS_Sessions
Cisco_UCS_VLANs
 Cisco_UCS_VSANs

(2 PropertySources)
addCategory_Cisco_UCS
addERI_Cisco_UCS

(1 TopologySources)
Cisco_UCS_Topology
Updated package to use new snippet loader for Collector performance gains when running in agent. Backwards compatibility is maintained so that Collectors with old loaders or running in SSE will not be impacted by updating.
(1 DataSource)
LogicMonitor_Collector_JVMMemoryPools
Added additional graphs for better troubleshooting memory usage.
(6 DataSources)
VMware_NSXT_ClusterNodes
VMware_NSXT_TransportNodes
VMware_vCenter_HostPerformance
VMware_vCenter_HostStatus
VMware_vCenter_VMPerformance
VMware_vCenter_VMStatus

(1 PropertySources)  
addERI_ESXi
Added topology support for NSXT devices and connections.
(3 DataSources)
LogicMonitor_APM_Operations
LogicMonitor_APM_RootServices
LogicMonitor_APM_Services
Updated to display names and graphs.
(1 DataSource)
SNMP_Network_Interfaces

(1 PropertySource)
addCategory_TopoSwitch

(1 TopologySource)
Networking_L2_snmpSwitch
Improved edge mapping for virtual machines and switches. SNMP_Network_Interface now supports making the new interfaces topology edges toggleable via the topo.mapinterfaces property.
(13 DataSources)
​​VMware_Horizon_ADDomains
VMware_Horizon_Applications
VMware_Horizon_Certificates
VMware_Horizon_ConnectionData
VMware_Horizon_Datastores
VMware_Horizon_DesktopPools
VMware_Horizon_EventDatabaseConnection
VMware_Horizon_LicenseInfo
VMware_Horizon_Machines
VMware_Horizon_PersistentDisks
VMware_Horizon_RDSServers
VMware_Horizon_Sessions
VMware_Horizon_vSphereHosts
Added horizon.hostname device property as the primary source for hostname with system.hostname used as a fallback to allow customers the option to customize which name is used in connection.
(2 DataSources)
NTP
NTPv4
Updated AppliesTo so that only one of these modules will apply to a device depending on which NTP version they are using. Note: This is a history-breaking change. The new PropertySource should be imported first to ensure no gaps occur in NTP monitoring.
(1 DataSource)
Cisco_FRU_Power
Reduced execution time by making smaller more targeted SNMP queries to prevent script timeouts.
(1 DataSource)
SNMP_Host_Uptime
Added clarification to the datapoint description for UptimeAlert and increased the alert clear interval to 24 consecutive polls to allow for 4 hours of alert visibility.
(1 DataSource)
PureStorage_VolumeUtilization
Corrected the percent_used datapoint to calculate from volumes rather than volumes + snapshots, as snapshots consume capacity from the array level.
(1 DataSource)
AWS_ECS_ContainerInsights
Updated AppliesTo to restrict to only container insight devices.

Deprecated LogicModules

This table lists LogicModules that we are deprecating in this release. This means that these LogicModules will be removed in a future release. If available, a replacement LogicModule is listed.

LogicModule Name
Deprecated/Replacement
DetailsEnd of Support Date
Deprecations:
WinCPU
WinCPUCore-

Replacements:
Microsoft_Windows_CPU
Microsoft_Windows_CPUCores
Updated to current conventions and now uses the Win32_PerfFormattedData_Counters_ProcessorInformation WMI class.4/15/22

For the list of LogicModules deprecated over the past five releases, see the support article Deprecated LogicModules.

Looking Ahead

In this section, you will find announcements about upcoming beta features, updates about ongoing beta features, and information about the end-of-life of existing features.

Azure China Regions Monitoring Beta

Beginning with v168, select users can opt-in and start monitoring their Azure China Cloud accounts. Contact LogicMonitor Support to enable this beta feature for your LogicMonitor portal. After the feature has been enabled, you must add a new Cloud account to be tied to your China-hosted region using the Cloud Account (Legacy) option and select the China account checkbox on the Permissions tab. On the Services tab, select the China regions you want to monitor. If you need additional assistance, contact LogicMonitor Support. 

Old Alert Page Deprecation Notice

Support for the old Alert page (https://accountname.logicmonitor.com/santaba/uiv4/alert) has been removed. Issues related to the old Alert page are no longer being addressed and access to the page will be removed with an upcoming release. 

To ensure that you are using the most up-to-date Alerts page, click Alerts in the LogicMonitor Navigation sidebar or append “/uiv4/alerts” to your LogicMonitor URL.

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