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As v.70 will be the last release of the year, we are not releasing any major functionality. You will find a number of improvements, such as the AWS S3 datasources and Instance Group Management, and an even larger number of bug fixes. We have a lot in the works for 2016 that we look forward to sharing after the holiday season.
We are now able to take advantage of AWS’s CloudWatch metrics for S3. We removed our proprietary collection method and the need to use your collector for this data. The datasources utilizing AWS S3 as a collection method will be removed, CloudWatch data can be collected using the AWS_S3 datasource.
As many of you transition away from the old UI view, we’ve heard two main complaints. One is the device tree, which is currently in a prototype state and will optimistically be in v.71. The other has been instance management. The last release provided a lot of the basic functionality, but this release includes better Instance Group management.
To start, you will notice a new tab for Instances when you have selected a multi instance datasource in the device tree.
From this tab, you can select Add to create a new instance for a non Active Discovery datasource or add a new instance group.
The Actions button gives you the ability to bulk delete or move instances to a new instance group and Expand All will expand all instance groups. This gives you the ability to easily review and update your instance groups. Before you ask, yes, you can also drag and drop instances to a new group!
We’re not quite done, a similar view will be available from each instance group soon and we have a little clean up remaining on the Alert Tuning tab.
The alerts table received another round of improvements from our design team. Along with making the alert status more apparent, the font sizes were taken down a size and alternating row colors were added. We have a few more minor fixes in the works, and would love your feedback in the meantime.
The last release included a complete Services overhaul. Haven’t had time to check it out? Watch this two-minute overview video:
The Services improvements specific to this release are:
Default Location and Alert Triggering configurations can be configured for your service checks. This does not limit the options for any services in your account, but does allow you to manage your typical configuration across services in one place.
Users with rights to manage all services will see a button for Service Defaults next to the Manage button.
When creating or editing an individual service, you can opt to use the default settings.
If use default service settings is checked, any changes made to the Service Defaults will automatically apply to the service.
Please note, this is independent of managing locations by selecting your account name in the tree and clicking Manage. Managing locations determines whether the location is available for the entire application.
A raw data tab is available for each service check. Much like the raw data available for device instances, this provides a detailed view of the exact data LogicMonitor is storing per check. This will be enhanced to include trace route information for Ping in the next release.
The last release brought you properties to be used in Alerts. Those properties can now also be used for authentication.