v.174 Release Notes

LogicMonitor v.174 is scheduled to roll out to customer portals from August 17 through August 29.

Updated on August 29, 2022

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue that prevented a graph from being expanded properly on the Alerts page.

Highlights

  • Feature Highlights: New Microsoft Teams integration. Support for using the instance wildvalue as a unique identifier.
  • General Updates: Added a new Settings page for OpenTelemetry Collectors, new aggregation functions to the logs query language, RBAC settings for Push Metrics LogicModules, and more.
  • Updated Monitoring: New modules to monitor Azure backup and recovery, Kubernetes KSM nodes and pods, and AWS Cognito metrics and AWS Transfers.

Feature Highlights

New Microsoft Teams Integration

You can now integrate with Microsoft Teams to monitor your environment from within your Microsoft Teams. The Microsoft Teams Integration allows bi-directional communication between LogicMonitor and your Microsoft Teams channels to monitor alerts in LogicMonitor, send them to your Microsoft Teams channels, and then acknowledge and schedule downtime (SDT) from within a Microsoft Teams channel. This allows you to have a seamless experience between your LogicMonitor portal and your Microsoft Teams environment. For more information, see Microsoft Team Integration Overview in the product documentation.

Use Instance Wildvalues as Unique Identifier

For multi-instance datasources using scripted Active Discovery and either script or batchscript data collection, you can now use the wildvalue of the instance as the unique identifier. This feature allows you to rename the instance without losing its data history.

For example, the wildalias of an instance is test1 and its wildvalue is 1234.

  • If you select Use Wildvalue as Unique identifier and then rename the wildalias as test2, LogicMonitor does not treat test2 as a new instance and continues to maintain its instance history.
  • If you do not select this option, LogicMonitor considers test2 as a new instance, and the instance history of test1 will be lost if auto-delete is selected in Active Discovery settings.

For more information, see Use Wildvalue as Unique Identifier in the product documentation.

General Updates

Alerts

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue with alert evaluation for datasources. 

LM APM

Enhancements

  • You can now manage OpenTelemetry Collectors from the Settings page. The OpenTelemetry Collectors tab is no longer accessible from the Exchange page.
  • You now have the ability to scope role-based access controls for Push Metrics LogicModules (PushModules). Roles with only PushModule access cannot view or manage other available LogicModules (such as DataSources, EventSources, AppliesTo functions, and so on).

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue in the OpenMetrics wizard that prevented the details panel from scrolling properly. 
  • Fixed an issue that prevented users from saving OpenMetrics datasources with a large number of datapoints.

LM Integrations

Known Issues

  • Acknowledging an alert from within Microsoft Teams fails to log to the Integration Logs in LogicMonitor. 
  • When an alert is acknowledged from within Microsoft Teams, the Notes field in LogicMonitor incorrectly displays the alert as acknowledged for a Slack Integration.
  • LogicMonitor inadvertently displays the error “Sorry there was a problem encountered with your request” when acknowledging or scheduling downtime for an alert in Microsoft Teams.

LM Logs

Enhancements

  • Added new aggregation functions (average, minimum, and maximum) to the log query language.

Known Issues

  • Updating the log query in a pipeline causes the pipeline to stop generating alerts. For alerts to work, you must create a new log pipeline. 

Reporting

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that prevented the Anomaly filter from displaying in the Alerts report summary.
  • Fixed an issue with inconsistent column names between CSV and HTML reports.

Topology

Enhancements

  • For application topology, you can now view resource-based alerts under the Alert tab for a selected Node or Edge. Previously, you could only see service-based alerts. 
  • Added a new tab in the Mappings page, Node Graphs, to display the Alerts Analysis Graphs for a specific Resource at a given time range. This tab does not display graphs for Services.

LogicModule Releases

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
(3 DataSource)
AWS_Cognito_GlobalAPICallStats
AWS_Cognito_IdentityProvider
AWS_Cognito_UserPoolClients
New monitoring for AWS Cognito.
(2 Datasource)
AWS_Transfer
AWS_Transfer_with_Dynamic_Threshold
New monitoring for AWS Transfer.
(3 DataSource)
Kubernetes_KSM_Nodes
Kubernetes_KSM_Pods
Kubernetes_KSM_Watchdog
New monitoring for Kubernetes KSM nodes and pods with Watchdog module continuously collecting data.
(1 DataSource)
Microsoft_Azure_BackupProtectedItemHealth
New monitoring for Azure Backup.
(1 DataSource)
Microsoft_Azure_RecoveryServicesVaultSR
New monitoring for Azure Recovery Services.
(1 DataSource)
Microsoft_Azure_ReplicationDisasterRecovery
New monitoring for Azure Replication Disaster Recovery.

Updated LogicModules

LogicModule NameDetails
(9 ConfigSources)
Microsoft_ActiveDirectory_Computers
Microsoft_ActiveDirectory_DomainController
Microsoft_ActiveDirectory_Domains
Microsoft_ActiveDirectory_FSMORoles
Microsoft_ActiveDirectory_Forests
Microsoft_ActiveDirectory_GroupPolicies
Microsoft_ActiveDirectory_OrganizationalUnits
Microsoft_ActiveDirectory_PasswordPolicy
Microsoft_ActiveDirectory_SitesSubnets
Expanded functionality to Azure cloud resources.
(6 ConfigSources)
SSH_Exec_Dynamic
SSH_Exec_Standard
SSH_Interactive_Dynamic
SSH_Interactive_Standard
Telnet_Interactive_Dynamic
Telnet_Interactive_Standard

(1 DataSource)
LogicMonitor_ConfigSource_Metrics

(1 PropertySources
ConfigCheck_3_Exec
CommonConfigs now attempt to provide metrics for successfully closing sessions. CommonConfigs with EXEC collection now filter out devices that incorrectly attempt interactive logins in EXEC mode.
(1 DataSource)
AWS_Glue_Job
Fixed incorrect metric paths.
(1 DataSource)
Cisco_MemoryPools_SNMP
Fixed a bug in logic determining whether to use 64-bit counters. Added new error message to provide more guidance when testing script.
(1 DataSource)
CiscoQoS-
Auto-delete for instances has been turned on and set to delete instance data stored on the backend if the instance has not been discovered for 30 days.

SNMP AD timeout lowered.

Data Loss Warning: Data loss of incoming CiscoQoS data will occur on import if previously running CiscoQoS- 3.1 up to 3.3. We recently added discovery of incoming data in 3.1 on June 8th 2022 but found it was creating performance issues on some systems due to the increased load on collectors, if you need to continue to discover this data add a property to your resource named CiscoQoS.MonitorIncoming and set the value to true or that data will no longer be discovered. This setting will increase the load on your collector.

(Optional) Reduce Alert Noise and Remove class-default Instance: If you would like to reduce alert noise, number of monitored instances, and do not need to monitor class-default data you can add a property to your resource to stop discovering class-default data by adding CiscoQoS.IgnoreClassDefault and setting its value to true. This will cause data loss for class-default data where applied.
(1 DataSource)
EMC_Unity_GlobalPerformance
Updated to account for certain API endpoints for blockCache being deprecated in later versions with no equivalent substitute existing at present.
(1 DataSource)
Kubernetes_KSM_Jobs
Added alerts for kubeJobStatusFailed datapoint.
(1 DataSource)
Kubernetes_KSM_Statefulsets
Updated alerts for Statefulset.
(1 DataSource)
Kubernetes_Pod
Added checks for CPU, memory, and network metrics.
(1 DataSource)
Linux_SSH_Filesystems
Removed unnecessary toLong() conversions on inode datapoints.
(1 DataSource)
Linux_SSH_ServiceStatus
Updated regex for output parsing to allow for outputs without spaces at the beginning of the line.
(1 DataSource)
LogicMonitor_Collector_SyntheticsSelenium
Updated display name to match style guidelines.
(14 DataSources)
Microsoft_Office365_EmailActivity
Microsoft_Office365_EmailAppUsage
Microsoft_Office365_MailboxQuotaStatus
Microsoft_Office365_OneDriveAccounts
Microsoft_Office365_OneDriveFileCount
Microsoft_Office365_OneDriveStorage
Microsoft_Office365_SharepointStorage
Microsoft_Office365_Skype_DeviceUsage
Microsoft_Office365_Skype_PeerActivity
Microsoft_Office365_Skype_PeerActivityMinutes
Microsoft_Office365_Teams_Activity
Microsoft_Office365_Teams_Device_Usage
Microsoft_Office365_UserCount
Microsoft_Office365_Yammer_Device_Usage
Added DataOffset datapoint to inform users of the difference in hours between the current time and the report time generated by Microsoft.
(1 DataSource)
PaloAlto_FW_SystemResources
Added another pattern match for outputs showing MiB for memory and updated bytes graph to 1024 scaling.
(3 DataSources)
PaloAlto_SDWAN_Elements
PaloAlto_SDWAN_Site_Performance
PaloAlto_SDWAN_WatchDog

(1 PropertySource)
addCategory_PaloAlto_SDWAN

(1 TopologySource)
PaloAlto_SDWAN_Topology
Improved module descriptions.
(1 DataSource)
SNMP_Host_Uptime

(1 PropertySource)
addCategory_snmpUptime
Uptime may increase when imported because this module adds a method to find largest uptime value SNMP reports and collects that as the uptime. This module also adds collection the of engineBootCount counter to detect rollovers and consider their status in the cdp used to reduce false positive alerts from SNMP Engine on rollovers.

Note: Updating the propertysource without updating the datasource can cause data alerts to not generate or can cause false alerts on SNMP devices that are running SNMP_Host_Uptime versions older that 1.4. Please update SNMP_Host_Uptime 1.4+ before updating the propertysource.
(1 DataSource)
SNMP_Network_Interfaces
Fixed a bug that prevented users from manually setting their own instance groups.
(10 DataSources)
Veeam_BackupAndReplication_BackupSessions
Veeam_BackupAndReplication_HyperVProxyServers
Veeam_BackupAndReplication_Jobs_Backups
Veeam_BackupAndReplication_Jobs_ConfigBackup
Veeam_BackupAndReplication_Jobs_Copy
Veeam_BackupAndReplication_Jobs_ManagedAgentBackups
Veeam_BackupAndReplication_Jobs_SureBackups
Veeam_BackupAndReplication_Jobs_WindowsAgent
Veeam_BackupAndReplication_Repositories
Veeam_BackupAndReplication_VMwareProxyServers
Provided a failover loop for localhost devices/collectors that are timing out due to the remote session inactivity.
(1 DataSource)
Whois_TTL_Expiry
Extended date regex to account for a new pattern and added debug mode for improved troubleshooting experience.
(1 PropertySource)
addCategory_NetApp
Refactored to reduce port checks, provide more meaningful error messages, and general code improvements.
(2 PropertySources)
addCategory_KubernetesKSM
selfMonitor_KubernetesKSM
Fixed an issue with KSM URLs.
(1 PropertySource)
addCategory_SilverPeak_Orchestrator
Updated appliesTo to ensure Orchestrator-specific modules are not applying to appliance devices. Customers with duplicate monitoring on appliance devices should remove “SilverPeak_Orchestrator” from system.categories.
(1 PropertySource)
addERI_Cisco
Updated ERT and added displayname ERI for Cisco server devices for CDP. Updated mapping to prevent setting interface MAC ERI for vPC HA Cisco devices, only CDP, due to incorrect mapping.
(1 PropertySource)
addERI_Linux
Improved handling with system category checks.
(1 SysOID Map)
  – \.1\.3\.6\.1\.4\.1\.5951\.1 (Netscaler)
Added SNMP to assigned system.categories.
(1 TopologySources)
Networking_L2_snmpSwitch
Improvements to matching Cisco switch bridge table entries to interfaces whose dot1dTpFdbPort does not match any interface index and to dot1dFdbPort interface mapping calculation. Mapping improvements; added equipment OUI to blocked keys, and reversed slot matching order.
(1 TopologySource)
OSPF_Topology
Fixed OSPF erroneous SD-WAN endpoint edge.

Deprecated LogicModules

There are no deprecated modules in this release. For the history of deprecated modules, see 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.

New UI Preview for Resources and Reports

We are in the process of rolling out a new user experience (UX) for the Resources and Reports pages in your LogicMonitor portal. The new UX is designed to streamline workflows, reduce clicks, and includes new features. Once released, you can enable the new UX using a toggle that is available on each of the pages. This New UI Preview toggle allows you to switch between the current and new versions of the user interface.

We will maintain this preview toggle while we monitor usage and gather your feedback. We will provide more information before we remove the toggle and transition completely to the new UX.

MGD Collector 31.004 Release

The next MGD Collector is scheduled for release on September 29.

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