v.192 Release Notes

Last updated on 16 October, 2023

LogicMonitor v.192 is scheduled to roll out to customer portals from September 20, 2023 through October 2, 2023.

Highlights

  • Feature Highlights: VMware vSphere 8 support and automated monitoring. New Test and Steps tabs for Synthetics resources.
  • General Updates: Improvements to the display of topology connections, support for managing alert rules with the Terraform integration, and more.
  • Updated Monitoring: New modules to monitor AWS MSK clusters, Cisco Catalyst switches, Kubernetes internal etcd clusters, Nimble volume usage over SSH, and VMware vSphere 8.

Feature Highlights

VMware vSphere 8 Support and Automated Onboarding

New modules add official support for vSphere 8 (ESXi & vCenter) and introduce a fully automated recurring method of communicating with VMware vCenter to discover, onboard, and organize vCenter-managed ESXi hosts and mission critical virtual machine Resources based on customer-provided filters such as naming conventions, power state, and vCenter tags. For more information, see VMware vSphere Monitoring in the product documentation.

New Test and Steps Tabs for Synthetics Resources

You can view detailed information of all your website’s operations that are logically categorized into Test and Steps. Each Test is treated as an individual device, and each Test consists of multiple Steps which represent the different operations of your website. The displayed information includes a unique colored graph allowing you to differentiate the different operations for your website and a table displaying the runtime data for each Step. For more information, see Viewing Test and Steps Tab Data in the product documentation.

General Updates

Alerts

Fixed Issues

  • Fixed and issue where the Absolute Delta threshold was falsely alerting. Now when the Absolute Delta is used as a comparison method for an alert threshold, we will treat a resulting trigger calculation of NaN as a 0, since NaN indicates that there was no change in the data.

Logs

Fixed Issues

  • Fixed an issue that caused duplicate logs to be ingested for certain log types.

Integrations

Enhancements

  • You can now add, remove, and update Alert Rules with the Terraform integration.

Reports

Fixed Issues

  • When you disabled alerts at the parent level in the Alerts Threshold Reports, the alerts were still enabled in the child datasources and instances. Fixed this issue to correctly show the alerting disabled in child datasources and instances.

Settings

Fixed Issues

  • The Accounts Information page now displays the correct device count, which is the total of Cloud Resources Monitored with a Collector and Standard Devices.

Topology

Enhancements

  • Manual edges in the topology are now highlighted when in Manual Mapping mode so you can differentiate them from automatic connections.

Fixed Issues

  • Fixed an issue in Topology where it was not possible to select some instances with a colon “:” in the name in Add dialog.

New UI Beta

Disclaimer: This feature is currently in Beta. In the coming weeks, this beta will be made available for all users. For more information, see New UI Overview in the product documentation. 

Enhancements

  • Removed text limits for all report types. You can find report-specific threshold limits in the documentation for each report type. For more information, see Reports New UI Overview in the product documentation.
  • Added validation to the dynamic thresholds configuration form fields that will prevent users from saving entries with invalid values, such as negative values in lower and upper bound fields.

Fixed Issues

  • If you receive a 401 status on a new UI page, you may need to refresh the page and log back into your LogicMonitor portal.
  • Optimized the behavior of the stack view for Graphs to improve the representation of the data. Previously, the stacked graph view was difficult to use because some datapoints overlapped over others. 
  • Made the Graphs tab the default view for Resources and DataSources.
  • You should no longer see a plus sign (Add new) button on the Instances tab for a module when Active Discovery is set to Yes.
  • When you enable OpsNotes, you should see them applied across all groups, resources, and so on, so that you don’t have to enable it each time.
  • Fixed an issue to ensure that OpsNotes created in the Legacy UI display as expected in graphs and lists after you enable the new UI.
  • Fixed an issue where Test Script for Groovy scripts in PropertySources was not working.
  • Fixed an issue to prevent users from creating static thresholds that did not contain at least one severity value, and from creating more than one All Day threshold. There are now checks to ensure that you include at least one severity field, and you will not be able to Save an All Day threshold if one already exists.

LogicModule Updates

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:
AWS_MSKCluster_Provisioned
AWS_MSKCluster_Serverless
New modules to support MSK Provisioned and Serverless Clusters separately, replacing AWS_MSK_Cluster. See related updates under Deprecated Modules.
1 DataSource:
Cisco_Catalyst_PowerOverEthernet
New monitoring for Cisco Catalyst Switch of 2000, 8000 and 9000 series.
1 DataSource:
Kubernetes_etcd
New monitoring for internal etcd cluster.
1 DataSource:
Nimble_SSH_VolumeUsage
An alternative version of “Nimble Volume Usage” that utilizes SSH instead of SNMP for data collection.
40 DataSources:
VMware_ESXi_CPU
VMware_ESXi_DatastoreThroughput
VMware_ESXi_DatastoreUsage
VMware_ESXi_Disks
VMware_ESXi_HardwareHealthSensor
VMware_ESXi_LogicalProcessors
VMware_ESXi_Memory
VMware_ESXi_NetworkInterfaces
VMware_ESXi_NetworkState
VMware_ESXi_Power
VMware_ESXi_SystemHealthSensor
VMware_ESXi_VirtualMachineDiskCapacity
VMware_ESXi_VirtualMachinePerformance
VMware_ESXi_VirtualMachineSnapshots
VMware_ESXi_VirtualMachineStatus
VMware_vCenterAppliance_Backup
VMware_vCenterAppliance_CPU
VMware_vCenterAppliance_DiskPerformance
VMware_vCenterAppliance_FileSystemPartitions
VMware_vCenterAppliance_FileSystemSwap
VMware_vCenterAppliance_HealthStatus
VMware_vCenterAppliance_HighAvailability
VMware_vCenterAppliance_Memory
VMware_vCenterAppliance_NetworkInterfaces
VMware_vCenterAppliance_Power
VMware_vCenterAppliance_Services
VMware_vSphere_Clusters
VMware_vSphere_DatastoreClusters
VMware_vSphere_DatastoreStatus
VMware_vSphere_DatastoreThroughput
VMware_vSphere_DatastoreUsage
VMware_vSphere_HighAvailability
VMware_vSphere_HostStatus
VMware_vSphere_NetworkState
VMware_vSphere_ResourcePools
VMware_vSphere_VirtualMachineDiskCapacity
VMware_vSphere_VirtualMachineNetworkInterface
VMware_vSphere_VirtualMachinePerformance
VMware_vSphere_VirtualMachineSnapshots
VMware_vSphere_VirtualMachineStatus

2 PropertySources:
VMware_vSphere_Info
addCategory_vCenter

2 TopologySources:
VMware_vSphere_Network_Topology
VMware_vSphere_VirtualMachine_Topology
New modules that introduce official support for VMware vSphere 8.x. See related updates under Deprecated Modules.

Updated LogicModules

LogicModule NameDetails
1 DataSource:
AWS_Elemental_MediaTailor
Added Graph improvements.
1 DataSource:
BGP-

1 TopologySource:
BGP_Topology
Updated to handle negative ASN.
2 DataSource:
Cisco_Catalyst_PowerOverEthernet
Cisco_PowerOverEthernet
Updated complex datapoint in Cisco_PowerOverEthernet to return 0 if no data exists. Added value check for PSETotalPower to prevent divide by zero errors in Cisco_Catalyst_PowerOverEthernet.
1 DataSource:
Cisco_PowerOverEthernet
Updated descriptions.
1 DataSource:
KempVirtualServers-
Updated complex datapoint calculation to prevent alerting on server redirects.
1 DataSource:
Kubernetes_Ingress
New datapoints for health check on ingress endpoints.
1 DataSource:
Kubernetes_KSM_Pods
Updated Limits Requests in Kubernetes Pod.
1 DataSource:
Microsoft_Azure_ServiceBus
Updated description for Azure Service Bus Module to reflect which datapoints get populated only for certain SKUs.
10 DataSources:
Microsoft_SQLServer_AlwaysOnAvailabilityGroups
Microsoft_SQLServer_AlwaysOnAvailabilityReplicas
Microsoft_SQLServer_AlwaysOnDatabaseReplicaCluster
Microsoft_SQLServer_AlwaysOnDatabaseReplicas
Microsoft_SQLServer_AlwaysOnDatabaseStatus
Several updates including property handling changes that can result in removal of instances and loss of data history. Set the property mssql.onlyAlwaysOnDatabases=true on the virtual network name resource of the cluster prior to updating to prevent potential instance loss.

Previous modules only used one SQL Listener. In installations where multiple listeners are used, this resulted in return duplicate data for each Listener, including duplicate alerts. These updates correct this with each listener only monitoring databases assigned to it. Databases not assigned to any listener will not be monitored.
10 DataSources:
Microsoft_SQLServer_BackupAge
Microsoft_SQLServer_DatabaseFiles
Microsoft_SQLServer_DatabaseStorage
Microsoft_SQLServer_Databases
Microsoft_SQLServer_SystemJobs

1 ConfigSource:
Microsoft_SQLServer_DatabaseNames
Updated to be aware of whether database is “Always On”.
1 DataSource:
Microsoft_SQLServer_ConnectionStatus
Updated to remove instances that do not have a JDBC connection string configured. Will now only alert on devices already configured and running. No instances will be created until a successful connection to the SQL Server is found.
1 DataSource:
PaloAlto_FW_BGP
Updated technical notes for PaloAlto_FW_BGP to include that the module does not support devices with advanced routing enabled.
1 DataSource:
Rubrik_JobMonitoring_ActivePast24Hours
Removed auto.rubrik.job_monitoring from the appliesTo since it was not being applied by any core modules and prevented this module from applying to devices.
1 DataSource:
SNMP_Network_Interfaces
Updated max valid values set for InOctets, OutOctets, InMbps, OutMbps to filter out graph spikes from 32-bit counter rollovers.
1 DataSource:
SSL_Certificates
Updated to exclude null wildalias values, and to create instances for ports detected by the Device_BasicInfo module using auto.network.listening_ssl_ports property, while filtering out unsupported protocols such as LDAP.
1 DataSource:
VMware_LM_Troubleshooter

2 PropertySources:
addERI_ESXi
addERI_vCenter

2 TopologySources:
VMware_vCenter_Cluster_Topology
VMware_vCenter_Datastore_Topology
Updated modules optimized for vCenter Server Appliance 6.7 through vCenter Server 8.0.x and ESXi 6.5 through 8.0.x.
1 PropertySource:
addERI_Juniper_Mist_Device
Update addERI_Juniper_Mist_Device to detect Access Point devices and assign them ‘Wireless’ ERT, which has a new icon.

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. For the history of deprecated modules, see Deprecated LogicModules.

LogicModule DeprecationLogicModule ReplacementDetailsEnd of Support Date
(6 DataSources)
Zoom_Room_Issues
Zoom_Room_Status
Zoom_Service_Status
Zoom_SubAccount_Utilization
Zoom_User_MeetingsQos
Zoom_User_Stats

(1 PropertySource)
addCategory_ZoomService
(6 DataSources)
SaaS_Zoom_RoomIssues
SaaS_Zoom_RoomStatus
Saas_Zoom_ServiceStatus
SaaS_Zoom_SubAccountUtilization
Saas_Zoom_MeetingQos
SaaS_Zoom_UserStats

(1 PropertySource)
N/A
The deprecated  modules use JWT, an authentication method that Zoom is planning to turn off on on September 1, 2023. For more information, see Zoom Developer Documentation.

Zoom monitoring remains available via the LogicMonitor SaaS integration.
August 31, 2023
(1 DataSource)
AWS_MSK_Cluster
(2 DataSources)
AWS_MSK_Cluster_Provisioned AWS_MSK_Cluster_Serverless
AWS_MSK_Cluster is replaced by 2 datasources that support MSK Provisioned and Serverless Clusters separately.September 1, 2023
(42 DataSources)
VMware_ESXi_DatastoreCapacity
VMware_ESXi_DatastorePerformance
VMware_ESXi_HardwareHealthSensors
VMware_ESXi_HardwareSensorFans
VMware_ESXi_HardwareSensorPower
VMware_ESXi_HardwareSensors
VMware_ESXi_HostCPUCores
VMware_ESXi_HostInterfaces
VMware_ESXi_HostPerformance
VMware_ESXi_Memory
VMware_ESXi_NetworkStatus
VMware_ESXi_ObjectCount
VMware_ESXi_Resources
VMware_VCSA_Backups
VMware_VCSA_CPU
VMware_VCSA_DiskPerformance
VMware_VCSA_FilesystemCapacity
VMware_VCSA_HealthStatus
VMware_VCSA_Memory
VMware_VCSA_Network
VMware_VCSA_Services
VMware_VCSA_Swap
VMware_vCenter_AdmissionControl
VMware_vCenter_ClusterPerformance
VMware_vCenter_DatastoreCapacity
VMware_vCenter_DatastoreClusters
VMware_vCenter_DatastorePerformance
VMware_vCenter_DatastoreStatus
VMware_vCenter_HANodeHealth
VMware_vCenter_HAStatus
VMware_vCenter_HostStatus
VMware_vCenter_NetworkStatus
VMware_vCenter_ObjectCount
VMware_vCenter_ResourcePools
VMware_vCenter_VMDiskCapacity
VMware_vCenter_VMInterface
VMware_vCenter_VMPerformance
VMware_vCenter_VMSnapshots
VMware_vCenter_VMStatus
VMware_vSphere_VMperformance
VMware_vSphere_VMsnapshots
VMware_vSphere_VMstatus
VMware_vSphere_vDiskCapacity

(1 PropertySource)
addCategory_vCenterHA

(3 TopologySources)
VMware_ESXi_Topology
VMware_vCenter_Network_Topology
VMware_vCenter_VM_Topology
(42 DataSources)
VMware_ESXi_DatastoreUsage
VMware_ESXi_DatastoreThroughput
VMware_ESXi_HardwareHealthSensor
VMware_ESXi_HardwareHealthSensor
VMware_ESXi_HardwareHealthSensor
VMware_ESXi_HardwareHealthSensor
VMware_ESXi_LogicalProcessors
VMware_ESXi_NetworkInterfaces
VMware_ESXi_CPU, VMware_ESXi_Disks,
VMware_ESXi_NetworkState
VMware_vSphere_Info (PropertySource)
VMware_ESXi_CPU
VMware_vCenterAppliance_Backup
VMware_vCenterAppliance_CPU
VMware_vCenterAppliance_DiskPerformance
VMware_vCenterAppliance_FileSystemPartitions
VMware_vCenterAppliance_HealthStatus
VMware_vCenterAppliance_Memory
VMware_vCenterAppliance_NetworkInterfaces
VMware_vCenterAppliance_Services
VMware_vCenterAppliance_FileSystemSwap
VMware_vSphere_HighAvailability
VMware_vSphere_Clusters
VMware_vSphere_DatastoreUsage
VMware_vSphere_DatastoreClusters
VMware_vSphere_DatastoreThroughput
VMware_vSphere_DatastoreStatus
VMware_vCenterAppliance_HighAvailability
VMware_vCenterAppliance_HighAvailability
VMware_vSphere_HostStatus
VMware_vSphere_NetworkState
VMware_vSphere_Info
VMware_vSphere_ResourcePools
VMware_vSphere_VirtualMachineDiskCapacity
VMware_vSphere_VirtualMachineNetworkInterface
VMware_vSphere_VirtualMachinePerformance
VMware_vSphere_VirtualMachineSnapshots
VMware_vSphere_VirtualMachineStatus
VMware_ESXi_VirtualMachinePerformance
VMware_ESXi_VirtualMachineSnapshots
VMware_ESXi_VirtualMachineStatus
VMware_ESXi_VirtualMachineDiskCapacity

(1 PropertySource)
addCategory_vCenter

(4 TopologySources)
VMware_vCenter_Cluster_Topology VMware_vCenter_Datastore_Topology
VMware_vSphere_Network_Topology
VMware_vSphere_VirtualMachine_Topology
The deprecated modules have been superseded by new modules that are optimized for vCenter Server Appliance 6.7 through vCenter Server 8.0.x and ESXi 6.5 through 8.0.x. The new modules are named to reflect what they monitor.September 15, 2023

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 for existing features.

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 are 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.

New Cisco Catalyst-SD-WAN (formerly Viptela) Modules

In a future release, LogicMonitor will introduce new device-based modules that support Cisco SD-WAN Bulk API versions 20.6.x to 20.12.x (current release).  LogicMonitor will provide a new Enhanced Script NetScan to automate discovering and onboarding each vEdge, cEdge, vSmart, and vBond device and to organize the Resources in Groups by SD-WAN Site ID. These modules provide new features, an intuitive user experience, simplified ServiceNow CMDB Integration, and support for core LM Envision features like Network Traffic Analysis, Log Analysis, and Role Based Access Control.

New Cisco Meraki Modules

In a future release, LogicMonitor will introduce new device-based modules that support Meraki Dashboard API 1.36 (current version).  LogicMonitor will provide a new Enhanced Script NetScan to automate discovering and onboarding Meraki Security Appliance, Switch, Wireless Access Point, and Smart Camera devices and to organize the Resources in Groups by Meraki Organization and Network name.  These modules introduce new features, an intuitive user experience, simplified ServiceNow CMDB Integration, and support for core LM Envision features like Network Traffic Analysis, Log Analysis, and Role Based Access Control.

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