v.191 Release Notes

Last updated on 16 October, 2023

LogicMonitor v.191 is scheduled to roll out to customer portals from August 9, 2023 through August 23, 2023.

Updated on August 11, 2023

  • Alerts: Starting with LogicMonitor v.187, we fixed an issue where setting alert thresholds at the instance level did not save the threshold at the group level. With LogicMonitor v.191, all customer portals will have this instance group threshold feature enabled.

Highlights

  • Feature Highlights: New usage reporting for MSP child accounts and APM metrics. New Logs query language operator to concatenate fields and values. New global-level Gold Standard Config to apply to multiple resources. General release of AWS Organizational Units.
  • General Updates: Added support for monitoring AWS MSK clusters and Kubernetes etcd state storage, enhancements to the Terraform and Microsoft Teams integrations, and more.
  • Updated Monitoring: New modules to monitor Kubernetes Ingress and Nginx Ingress Controller and Collector Executor Queue metrics.

Feature Highlights

Usage Data for Child Accounts

Note: This feature is only available if your environment provides services for multiple LogicMonitor accounts.

You can now view the usage data for child accounts if your environment provides services for multiple accounts. LogicMonitor displays a table listing each account with the corresponding usage data for that account. You can select a child account from the table to display its cumulative usage data in the visual components in Usage. To access this feature, navigate to Settings > Usage. For more information see Usage Reporting in the product documentation.

Usage Reporting for APM Metrics

You can now view the usage data for APM Metrics in a format that decouples the data for Push Metrics and OpenMetrics. This allows you to view separate data for Push Metrics or OpenMetrics along with the corresponding visual components for each group of data. You can also view the combined data for all APM Metrics. To access these enhancements, navigate to Settings > Usage. For more information, see Usage Reporting in the Product Documentation.

New concat Operator in Logs Query Language

The Logs Query Language now lets you concatenate the value of two or more fields together using the concat operator. For more information, see Advanced Search Operators in the product documentation.

Gold Standard ConfigSource for Multiple Resources

You can set the Gold Standard Global Config at a global level and use this Config version as a baseline to efficiently monitor similar types of instances that belong to multiple resources. For more information, see Global Gold Standard Config for Multiple Resources in the product documentation.

General Release of AWS Organizational Units

LogicMonitor’s AWS Organizational Units feature is now available to all AWS monitoring customers. If you use AWS Organizations, the AWS Organizational Unit wizard can help you to efficiently set up and group your new or existing accounts, decreasing the time it takes to add AWS Accounts to monitoring. For more information, see AWS Organizational Unit Monitoring Setup.

General Updates

Alerts

Fixed Issues

  • Fixed an issue in the Alerts page to ensure that you can search for items that contained special characters in their name. Special characters are not treated like regular characters and should return results, if matches exist. (This also applies to glob reserved characters, since glob expressions are not supported in the Alerts search.)

Application Performance Monitoring

Enhancements

  • Updated the breadcrumb when navigating within the Traces > Spans page.

Cloud Monitoring

Enhancements

  • Added support for monitoring provisioned and serverless AWS MSK clusters.

Fixed Issues

  • Fixed an issue where Wisteria services were not being added to monitoring.

Container Monitoring

Enhancements

  • Added support for monitoring etcd, the key-value store utilized by Kubernetes for state storage.

Integrations

Enhancements

  • You can now use the Terraform integration to add, remove, and update escalation chains in LogicMonitor. For more information, see Terraform Integration.
  • In the Microsoft Teams integration, you can now escalate an alert from within the teams channel. For more information, see the Microsoft Teams Integration Setup in the product documentation. 

LogicModules

Fixed Issues

  • Fixed the audit log entries to ensure that the logs capture the correct details when LogicModules are updated.

Resources

Fixed Issues

For parity with the Legacy UI:

  • Hovering over an item in the resource tree now displays a tooltip with more information about the resource or resource group.
  • Corrected the URLs in the Alert Tuning tab to correctly go to the Module Definition in Settings.
  • Removed the limit on the amount of graphs you can view for an instance.
  • When the timezone for user settings is “Same as company”, the timezone drop down menu does not allow users to change the time zone.

Settings

Fixed Issues

  • Fixed an issue where updating Additional Contacts in Settings > Portal Settings failed to save.
  • Fixed an issue where you could not add new IP addresses to Settings > Portal Settings > IP Whitelist.

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
(1 ConfigSource)
Kubernetes_Ingresses

(2 DataSource)
Kubernetes_Ingress
Kubernetes_Nginx_IngressController
New modules to monitor Kubernetes Ingress and Nginx Ingress Controller.
(1 DataSource)
LogicMonitor_Collector_ExecutorQueue
New modules to monitor Collector Executor Queue metrics.

Updated LogicModules

LogicModule NameDetails
(8 ConfigSources)
Microsoft_ActiveDirectory_DomainController
Microsoft_ActiveDirectory_Domains
Microsoft_ActiveDirectory_FSMORoles
Microsoft_ActiveDirectory_Forests
Microsoft_ActiveDirectory_GroupPolicies
Microsoft_ActiveDirectory_OrganizationalUnits
Microsoft_ActiveDirectory_PasswordPolicy
Microsoft_ActiveDirectory_SitesSubnets
Added local script execution for the localhost collector.
(1 DataSource)
AWS_EC2_TrustedAdvisorServiceLimits
Graph improvements.
(1 DataSource)
Cisco_Meraki_UplinkLossAndLatency
Updated tech notes to clarify valid polling intervals.
(1 DataSource)
Infoblox_Appliance_Node
Added NIOS default service names for Node where MGM is not used and improved graphs.
(3 DataSources)
GCP_Networking_HTTPSLoadBalancer
GCP_Networking_HTTPSLoadBalancer_Backend
GCP_Networking_HTTPSLoadBalancer_BackendHealth
Simplified appliesTo field in DataSources for load balancers.
(1 DataSource)
PaloAlto_Panorama_Devices

(1 PropertySource)
addCategory_Panorama
Expanded appliesTo to support Panorama M-200 and M-700 devices.
(1 DataSource)
SSL_Certificates
Fixed an issue seen in debug mode. Added SSL expiration date checking to evaluate the soonest certificate that will expire per protocol (this may introduce new alerts upon import). Updated instance description to show certificate DN information for the earliest expiring certificate per protocol.
(1 DataSource)
UNC Monitor-
Updated tech notes to correct a typo.
(1 DataSource)
UPS Status
Fixed an issue in the datapoint definitions, added upper limit on temperature datapoint, and updated alert messages and graphs.
1 PropertySources:
addCategory_NginxIngressController
Updated appliesTo to target Nginx devices more accurately.
(1 PropertySource)
addCategory_OracleDatabase
Fixed an issue to ensure property values are converted to lowercase before string comparison.
(1 PropertySource)
addCategory_WindowsFailoverCluster
Fixed a bug that caused the SQL_Node system category to apply to all clusters.
(1 PropertySource)
Config_Cisco_Generic
Cisco Firepower Common Configs updated to no longer attempt alternate instance command variants that caused issues on some devices.
(1 PropertySource)
Device_BasicInfo
Refactored to collect all properties into a map and sanitize to remove entries with null or blank values prior to outputting. This prevents properties from being written to the device with empty values.
1 PropertySources:
Microsoft_SQLServer_Connections
Respect the mssql.deletenames property when there are no instances returned.  

Deprecated LogicModules

LogicModule Name
Deprecation/Replacement
DetailsEnd of Support Date
Deprecation:
Oracle_Database_TableSpaceUsage

Replacement:
Oracle_Database_TableSpaceUsageMaxGrowth
These modules report the same data, however Oracle_Database_TableSpaceUsageMaxGrowth has two additional datapoints.2023-09-01

Looking Ahead

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

Open Beta Release of New UI for Dashboards and Settings

Disclaimer: This feature is currently in open Beta and limited to participating users only. In the coming weeks, this open beta will be made available for all users.

New LogicMonitor user interfaces for Dashboards and Settings are now available as an Open Beta release. The new UI ensures a more consistent experience across the platform and provides a more streamlined experience for key workflows when creating or updating Dashboards and Settings. Similar to the new UI releases for Resources, Reports, and Services; you will need to toggle on New UI Preview in the page header to enable these features. If you don’t see the toggle, the new UI preview is not yet enabled for your account. For more information, see the following pages in the product documentation:

When you enable the new UI for dashboards, you will also have access to a new Dashboard Text Widget Scripting security feature. Security-conscious environments can choose to allow or disallow execution of scripts in Dashboard Text Widgets with the “Allow Scripts in Dashboard Text Widgets” toggle in Dashboards Settings. When toggled on, environments can execute scripts from the Dashboard Text Widget. Popular use of Dashboard Text Widget scripts include Dynamic Weather Map Overlay and Dynamic Token Updater. For more information, see Enabling Dashboard Text Widget Script Security in the product documentation.

Note: The Dashboard Text Widget Scripting is allowed by default. If you allow the execution of scripts inside of the Dashboard Text Widget, you may need to make changes when enabling the new UI for Dashboards.

Datapoint Analysis

Disclaimer: This feature is currently in Beta. Enterprise customers that are currently active in the New UI Beta are eligible to participate.

You can now view additional correlated metrics that’s related to a numeric metric in alert. The new Datapoint Analysis feature will pull in relevant datapoints that are highly correlated to the alerting datapoint, and generates a correlation score. This correlation score is calculated based on datapoints retrieved by several different strategies like datapoints from the same instance. The higher the correlation score for a particular datapoint, the more correlated that datapoint is to the datapoint associated with the alert.

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