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This release is a fun one – in as much as updates to your monitoring system can be fun. It includes the expected minor improvements and bug fixes, as well as some big changes to forecasting, reporting, and dashboards.
Note – Alert Forecasting and Custom Reporting functionality will be available for all packages during the introductory period.
Alert ForecastingWe introduced the Table Widget a few releases back, which is a nice way to compare metrics across similar devices. We also introduced the ability to forecast a single datapoint a few months ago, which can be useful in determining the severity of an issue or in planning for the next budget cycle. We have combined them to bring you the best of both worlds, an at a glance view of current – and future – datapoint performance.
Forecasting can be enabled by column and results in a days until alert value in the table. If the datapoint is in alert, or is expected to reach an alert threshold within the next 30 days, a day value will display. Whether it’s a quick hit list of where you need to focus your attention at the start of a day, or a means to review planning information with your customers, it will take some of the guesswork out of managing your infrastructure.
Configuration options include the training data range, minimum severity, and confidence levels. More information is available here.
Custom Reporting We have always offered a number of highly configurable report templates, and while they provide access to a wide breadth of data it isn’t always exactly the data needed for your specific report. With the release, you are able to create a report in Word with any number of report variables, images, and other contextual information. Just upload it to LogicMonitor, and generate it for any number of time frames, device groups, or specific devices that you may need.
Check out our in depth documentation to get started, and please let us know what other report variables you’d like to see made available.
Report Data UpdateWhen available, all reports now read from our granular s (TSDB) storage engine. This means SLA reports are more accurate than ever. Time to give them another try!
Dashboard NavigationWe’re working our way through a list of the dashboard improvements necessary to allow us to turn off the old view. While there are still a few load time optimizations in the works, we made notable improvements to the management element.To start, you’ll notice the word Menu in the left nav when you are on the dashboard page. If clicked, it will open to display your dashboard management panel. The arrow will also open the management panel.
When expanded, the management panel separates your dashboards into favorites, public, and private dashboards, with the ability to search for a dashboard in any group.
A dashboard can be added to the favorites group at any time by clicking the star next to the name in the list or in the header:
While the cog allows you to manage any dashboard, including changing status from public to private (or vice versa), cloning, editing the dashboard name, or deleting the dashboard entirely.
Along with management improvements, we updated the header to consolidate functions and call out the time range:There’s more in the works, but we always love to hear what you’re hoping for – send us a note via the feedback button at the bottom right of your account.
Test Option for Applies To ChangesChanging datasources can be intimidating, a small applies to change can result in instances automatically being removed. To help assuage any anxiety, there’s now a Test option that will display all instances that will be added or removed due to a change. On click, the test option displays the number of devices the applies to matches. Learn more about adjusting a Datasource applies to. Clicking Show me will display details of all affected devices:It is currently only available
when using the Applies To wizard when editing datasources.
Please note: Since the initial release of v.74, we have encountered issues specifically with ADFS and CSRF. These will be addressed in a v.74 point release.