Week of September 12, 2022 (13.0_2022_W36)

Patch Management 2.0 (Early Access)

Why are we doing this?

Our Patch Management module is a flexible, yet strong capability provided as a part of Automation solution on the platform. Based on our customer inputs, we are enhancing the Usability, Visibility and Scalability of the existing Patch Management with the 2.0 release.

What’s going to change?

The entire Patch Management module under Automation section, going to get a new, enhanced UI with few enhanced functionalities. But the Patch activity concept and capability remains the same. This would be the first enhancements release with more pipelined Patch capability enhancements.

Major enhancements:

  • Advanced and Dynamic patching capabilities with simple and strong OpsQL.
  • One stop solution added for Patching related configurations.
  • Patch Overview Status page and New UI.
  • Enhanced Scheduling and Installation options.

To explore the features of Patch Management 2.0, navigate to Automation > Patch Management 2.0 in the OpsRamp portal.

New OpsQL Operators

The following table demonstrates the differences between existing Patch Management and Patch Management 2.0 in order to understand the major enhancements in terms of all features.

FeaturesPatch ManagementPatch Management 2.0
Patch Overview PageNot availableAdded an Overview page which contains pre-built widgets to provide status details and easy access to patch configuration creation.
Patch Scan Schedule
  • You can add the devices, schedule the scan, and add for users notification from the list.
  • Require to update the device list manually for new onboarded resources.
  • You can scan the schedule without opening the individual schedule.
  • You can view logs for each scan schedule.
  • You can also choose the devices using simple and dynamic OpsQL queries.
  • You can now add the external email address to receive scan job notifications.
Missing Patches
  • Users can view the missing patches by patch or by device OS.
  • You can view the Missing, Approved, Installed, and Failed patches with patch rating and severity details.
  • You can choose the baselines to view the missing patches.
  • You can approve the patches manually from the missing patch screen.
  • You can view the missing patches and device details using an OpsQL query.
  • Users can access the patch scan schedule page and run a quick manual patch scan from the same page.
  • Capability to view the dependency patches on the same page.
  • Capability to Approve, Un-approve, Whitelist, Blacklist, Include, and Exclude bulk patches on the same page.
  • Users can manually install a bulk number of missing patches on all devices with a single click.
Patch Configuration
  • Users can define a single patch configuration by selecting the available attributes in the drop-down list.
    • Selecting devices
    • Defining installation schedule
    • Assigning patch automation proces
    • Defining approval type
    • Selecting reboot options
    • Adding maintenance period
    • Adding users for notification of the installation status

  • Enhanced scheduling options with automation processes.
  • Users can view the scan schedule configuration and logs for each configuration without opening the individual configuration.
  • Added additional filtering options for patch installation. Users can now add an external email address to receive notifications.
Patch Compliance
  • Users create a compliance criteria to measure the device’s state with patching.
  • Users can create Baselines to include and exclude patches to measure the compliance for each OS.

  • To define the compliance criteria, added a patch search and selection option, and an additional filtering option. You can use a simple OpsQL query and dynamic compliance criteria to select the resources/devices.
Quick Links OptionNot AvailableOn the Patch Management 2.0 UI page, added quick links to Automation, Documentation, and Reports so that users can access related information from the same page.

Early access to Patch Management 2.0

Patch Management 2.0 is available for the selected customers with the “Early Access” label. The Early Access label indicates that there are no known limitations and that the product is fully functional. Patch Management 2.0 features are available for use and exploration for all users. However, because we are not fully prepared for support, we will not be able to give full support at the moment.

See Patch Management 2.0 for more details.

Reporting Apps (Early Access)

Reporting Apps are the next-generation custom report framework. It has the same purpose as a custom report, but it offers more flexibility. Users can see the “Reporting Apps” feature under the Reports tab. The following applications are currently listed under the Reporting Apps:

  • Asset Insights
  • Metered usage Insights
  • Software Inventory
  • Asset Inventory
  • Remote Control Usage
  • OPS 360 for Patching
New OpsQL Operators

The following are the key features of Reporting Apps:

  • Reporting Apps give users the ability to run analytics on their IT environment.
  • Users can see a breakdown of their IT assets by resource type and a server distribution based on utilization.
  • Reports from Analytics: Apps are now available in PDF and XLSX formats.
  • When installed, you can perform one or more analysis on each app and perform one or more analysis. That means one or more runs are associated with that analysis.
  • Each analysis can apply a set of parameters and analyze the data.

Early access to Reporting Apps

Reporting Apps is available for the selected customers with the “Early Access” label. The Early Access label indicates that there are no known limitations and that the product is fully functional. Reporting Apps features are available for use and exploration for all users. However, because we are not fully prepared for support, we will not be able to give full support at the moment.

See Reporting Apps for more details.

Core platform enhancements

It has been identified that if any resource goes to an unknown state, users are not notified. So now, we made improvements to identify which resources are affected when a gateway goes offline.

As part of the existing gateway offline alert, a link will be provided to the user in the alert. When you click the link, it will show all the gateway-managed resources that will be impacted. This will help in identifying the resources with UNKNOWN state managed by a gateway.

UI enhancements

The Infrastructure Search for public cloud resources will show a higher count compared to the classic UI, and this is expected by definition.

Examples:

  • Classic UI does not show the nodes of a cluster in the top-level view. They are only shown under the cluster. In the Infrastructure Search, by definition, it is included in the total count.

  • EventBridge Bus -> EventBridge Rules
    The Rules in the Infrastructure Search are shown under the category, whereas the Rules in the classic UI are shown under the respective Bus.

Single flow installation

The single flow is used to install OpsRamp Gateway applications in various IT environments, whether it is an independent installation or part of an SDK installation. Streamlined the user interface flow to install the OpsRamp Gateway application. The user will be able to install any flavor of the Gateway by following the installation instructions.

New OpsQL Operators

See Gateway Profiles for more details.

Alert browser

The new alert browser now includes a column to show Elapsed Time, it helps users to know from how long the alert has been active.

New OpsQL Operators

Inference and correlated alert indicator

Support for “De-Correlate” alerts is now available on the new Alerts browser. The indicators for inference and correlated alerts are available now.

New user interface for managing integrations

We have introduced a brand new user Interface for managing integrations and that is directly accessible from the Setup menu. This will be a common integration page for both auto-monitoring and template based clients.

See Managing Integrations for more details.

Tenancy and RBAC enhancements

Password reset after admin password change

When an administrator updates a user’s credentials, that particular user has to mandatorily reset their password in the next login attempt.

See Password Reset for more details.

Dashboard 2.0 enhancements

Support dashboard variable in OpsQL based tiles

We now support the ability to use dashboard variables in Resource and Alert tiles. Dashboard variables are created to assign specific attributes. These are used to filter the data with different attributes, without creating a new tile every time a change is required.

Metric widget creation - Basic Version

Users can now create metric widgets using a simple dropdown-based approach. Users are no longer required to learn a query language to graph their resources or alerts.

See Create a Metric Tile for more details.

OpsQL Resource/Alert Widget - Basic Version

Users can now create resource and alert widgets using a simple dropdown-based approach. Users no longer required to learn a query language to graph their resources or alerts.

See Create an Alert Tile for more details.

Legend icon placement changed

The legend now appears in a dropdown when selecting the “Legend” icon.

Time frame can be changed to see data in preview graph

You can now change the time frame of the preview graph, when editing a widget at the top right.

Cloud monitoring enhancements

Resource support for Google cloud interconnect

As per policy, OpsRamp now discovers the new resource type Google cloud interconnect in addition to the existing resource types during Google discovery.

See Google Interconnect for more details.

Monitoring support for LB’s TargetGroups

As per policy, Opsramp now discovers new resource type target groups in addition to the existing resource types during AWS discovery.

See AWS Target Group for more details.

Support for Azure PostgresQL flexible servers

As per policy, Opsramp now discovers a new resource type PostgreSQL flexible server in addition to the existing resource types during Azure discovery.

See Azure PostgreSQL Flexible Server for more details.

Monitoring management enhancements

Ability to update monitor frequency at the template level

With this enhancements, the frequency can be selected from the list of predefined values. The previous workaround of reading the same monitor with different frequencies is no longer required. You can now update the frequency without reading it.

Alert management enhancements

Filter alerts by selecting parent site

Users can now filter alerts with parent (top level) site names of the resource.

Alert correlation policies updated

In correlation policies, when the user selects the Observed mode, an additional checkbox Review for last 7 days results” is displayed.

See View Reviewed Inferences and its Correlated Alerts for more details.

First response and alert escalation policies

The users can edit the Input and Output column attributes of an uploaded CSV file in the UI itself. Also, using Configure option, a user can create new training file in the UI itself.

Correlate alerts from the maintenance windows

In the schedule maintenance window, an option provided to the user to correlate all open alerts that are in the critical and warning states into a single inference at the end of each schedule maintenance window.

See Create a Schedule Maintenance Window for more details.

First Response Policy

In the First Response policy, an additional Roster native attribute has been added (for both Partner level and Client level policies) to help users in executing actions that are mentioned in the policy definition (either suppress, snooze or run a process automation) only when Roster is Active or Inactive."

See Create a Client-level First Response Policy for more details.

“Notification Roster” field in the ticket

Users can select the roster in the Notification Roster field in the ticket, so that the ticket-related notifications will be sent based on the shift schedule in the Roster.so that the ticket-related notifications is sent to a group of users who are working in the selected shift.

Reports enhancements

Gateway profile details in the Agent inventory report

The agent inventory report now includes support for displaying gateway details (proxy). The report will now include the gateway IP address and gateway management profile name for agents connecting via Gateway proxy. This report can assist you in identifying how many agents are connecting through a specific gateway.

Previously, the Agents inventory report only showed whether the agent was connected directly or via proxy, with no gateway information.

Agent enhancements

Application dashboards data will be disabled

Agent version 13.0.0 onwards, due to security reasons by default application dashboards data will be disabled and not sent. Option is provided to enable/disable application dashboards based on user choice.

Support for Rocky Linux and AlmaLinux

From v13.0 agent releases, Agent now supports Rocky Linux and AlmaLinux Distributions.

Patching alerts to carry patch configuration name

Patch configuration name and UUID are included in patch management alerts to track which job has been initiated.

API updates

API documentation site updates

  • APIs that have been deprecated are exclusively identified by a Red color coded dot.
    New OpsQL Operators
  • API listing after selecting each feature.
    New OpsQL Operators
  • Dropdown allows for efficient real-estate=space usage for request and response payloads.
    New OpsQL Operators
  • Listing of HTTP response codes for each endpoint with color code.
    New OpsQL Operators
  • Nested schema with modified icon.
    New OpsQL Operators

New APIs

  • Syslog APIs to create and import/export Syslog profiles.
  • Clone Template API endpoint to clone a given template with the new thresholds.
  • Included resource level and component level threshold details in “Get assigned templates of resource” API.
  • Added API support to get nodes mapped at the cluster level.
  • New API endpoint to enable agent auto-updates on resources.

Updated APIs

  • Tenant API has been updated to enable remote console during the client creation.
  • Ticketing API with time-bound type will not support Console configurations.
  • Schedule maintenance API has been updated to support Alert correlation during maintenance.

End of Life API Endpoints

  • Duplicate VPCId attribute from resource schema has been removed from the resource management APIs.

Week of August 8, 2022 (2022_W32)

UI enhancements:

Infrastructure search

The following new operators are now supported as part of OpsQL to query data:

  • Contains
  • Not Contains
  • Starts With
  • Not Starts With
  • Ends With
  • Not Ends With
New OpsQL Operators

See Infrastructure Search for more details.

Home Tab

A new Home tab has been added to the Infrastructure > Search page.
The Home tab that contains the RESOURCE OVERVIEW categories and resources is displayed when you navigate to the search page.

Home and Resource Overview Option

  • The home tab is the default view that is displayed when you navigate to the search page at the client-level. It is not available at the partner-level.
  • If the user has set a default view, it will be displayed on the search page.

See Resource Overview for more details.

Resources

The Resource overview page now displays the resources discovered by a specific app or integration. This option is only available at the client level.

See Resource Overview for more details.

A new RELATED RESOURCES tab has been added to display the list of related resources for a particular resource in the slide-out screen.
For the resources to be related to each other, they should meet one of the following conditions:

  • runsOn: Indicates that a resource is running on another resource. For example, an application that is running on a server that is in the process of getting discovered.
  • connectedTo: Indicates that a resource is connected to another resource. For example, a port that is connected to a switch.
  • dependsOn: Indicates that one resource needs another resource to exist. For example, an ESXi host cannot exist without a vCenter.
  • componentOf: Indicates that one resource is a component of a group of resources. For example, a number of VMs that belong to a cluster. Each VM is a component of the cluster.

For the resources to be displayed, the Native Type attribute should be defined and the resources should be related to a main resource.

Related Resources Tab

See Related Resources for more details.

Cloud Monitoring enhancements:

Saas Applications

The UI navigation for SaaS Applications in the Infrastructure tab has changed.
Previously, all SaaS applications were grouped under one category but from now, each application will have a separate category.
For example, zoom integrations is one category and AWS integrations is another category.

SaaS Applications under Separate Categories

Cloud Integrations

OpsRamp now integrates with the latest versions of AWS, Azure, Google, and Alibaba cloud provider APIs.

Metric and Resource Health alerts ingestion

We are now supporting the ingestion of Metric and Resource Health alerts from Azure into OpsRamp using a common alert schema via EventHub.

See Azure Alert Rules for more details.

Cloud Native Monitoring enhancements:

We have updated the RBAC policies in the Agent Deployment YAML file for Kubernetes cluster. The minimum access given is required for cluster discovery and monitoring, and also for agent updates to the latest version.

Remote Consoles enhancements:

User Info

The remote consoles now display the information of the user that has launched a browser console.

  • If it is an RDP console, a user icon and the user name are displayed.

    RDP Console User Name

  • If it is an SSH console, a user icon and the number of user(s) are displayed.

    RDP Console User Name

See Launch consoles from the Infrastructure page for more details.

Dashboard enhancements:

Dashboard 2.0

A new curated dashboard called Alert Statistics is now available as part of pre-defined dashboards in Dashboard 2.0 version. It displays the summary of alerts.

Alerts Statistics Dashboard

Topology

The topology map UI support has now been added for the SDK adapter resources. The Resource UUID option has also been added to the UI filter. The filter facilitates the topology map for the SDK adapter with the resource UUID that has been provided.

uuid Topology Map

See Resource UUID for more details.

Process Automation enhancements:

Users can now receive notifications for a failed or suspended task on a process definition through an email. The notifications will be sent to the subscribed emails at the process level, and support external email IDs also.
The users can configure the following parameters:

  • When Stuck/When Failed - time when the task got stuck or failed, or time to wait before triggering an email
  • Notify Frequency
  • Notify Users
  • CC Users
    Notify Option for Process Definition

See Enable and Disable the Notify toggle for more details.

Reports enhancements:

A new field called the Component has been added to the Alerts reports.

Alert Management enhancements:

The data in the Seasonal Groups field in the Alert Prediction tab is now sorted alphabetically.

Seasonal Groups Data in Alphabetical Order

Password Management Integration enhancements:

OpsRamp now supports integration with the Hashicorp password vault. The users can launch remote consoles into a machine using their credentials from the Hashicorp vault.

This integration is currently limited to remote console launch.

Week of July 11, 2022 (2022_W27)

Infrastructure Search

Infrastructure advanced search is updated to use OpsQL syntax. The $ in the expression is no longer required.

For more information on Infrastructure search, click here.

Dashboard 2.0 enhancements:


Drill down capabilities from OpsQL tiles

Metric tile - Click on any of the items in the legend or tile to be redirected to the resource details page related to the metric clicked on.
Resource tile - Click on any of the items in the legend or tile to see a list of the resources from that exact time frame and with the same set of tags as the widget clicked on.
Alert tile - Click on any of the items in the legend or tile to see a list of the alerts from that exact time frame and with the same set of tags as the widget clicked on.

Metric tile:

Alert tile:

Resource tile:

Partner Level Support for Dashboard 2.0

Dashboard 2.0 is now available at the partner level context.

Alert Time Range Selection

Users are now given the choice to visualize alerts based on when they were created vs. updated.

Multi Column List

Users can now visualize resources/alerts as split out into sub-groups in the list visualization when choosing more than one Group By tag.

See Introduction to tiles for more details.

Enable Edit Shared dashboard for Client/Partner Administrator

Shared dashboards can now be edited by admin users.
The users can now edit, remove, and rename the Tiles and Dashboards.
Criteria:

  • The user has created the dashboard
  • The dashboard has been shared with the user and the user has administrator privileges

Integration enhancements:


Alerts webhook integration supports taking device serial number

Support is provided to map resource serial number via integration mapping section. This will map only when the resource is new and did not exist in OpsRamp earlier.

Discovery enhancements:


Discovery Policy support for Meraki and Cradlepoint

Today Meraki and Cradle Point integrations, once onboarded, will discover all supported resources.
Now extended options are available to user to filter the resources that have to be discovered.

Cloud/SaaS monitoring enhancements:


OAuth authentication for Zoom App monitoring

Zoom Integration is updated to support OAuth authentication for discovery and monitoring.

GCP Cloud Billing support

Added support for consuming google cloud billing data through big query data set instead of Storage Account which is being deprecated by Google.

Public cloud discovery enhancements

A new interface is now available for managing integrations.

Agent enhancements


Agent self monitoring improvement

Now you can configure the Agent’s self-monitoring frequency. You can select from 1, 2, 3, 6, and 12 hours options. Earlier, the default time was set to 6 hours.

To provide notification when there is a change in the availability of agent-monitored metrics, the agent self-monitoring feature generates alerts when agent-monitored metrics are interrupted and, again, when metric monitoring is restored.

See Enable Agent Self-Monitoring for more details.

Alert Management enhancements


First Response policy – Alert status as suppressed for Alert Stream exports

Now First Response suppressed alerts will also participate in alert streaming with their status.

New UI and improvements on Alert Correlation ML views and CSV file

Now, detected sequence page will show the sequence of the metrics that will correlate. You can also provide input sequence from the UI itself instead of giving it in a CSV file and upload. Also, provided option to Learn/Unlearn. If you do not want to correlate particular sequence that is detected by Machine Learning, you can make that pattern as “Unlearn” from UI so that new alerts that match that pattern will not get correlated.

UI parity between “dns name” and “name”

Given DNS name filter support in all alert policies and also in the training file of Alert First Response and Alert Escalation.

Append alerts to existing open incident

Additional option is given in incident settings, “Attach existing open incident to new alert”, if the previous alert has incident created and that incident is in open state. Enabling this option will append that incident to the new alert instead of creating new incident.

Week of June 14, 2022 (2022_W23)

APIs to manage streaming alert exports

New APIs are now available to manage streaming alert export configurations. See the API documentation page to learn more about the export configurations.

Metrics descriptions for custom monitors

Custom monitors with metrics with enumerated values and associated descriptions are now displayed in graphs.

Enumeration Metric 2

Enumeration Metric 6

Escalation policies improvements

You can now define escalation policies for alerts on service maps based on custom attributes.

  1. Create/Assign Custom attributes to Service Map

    Create/Assign Custom attributes to Service Map

  2. Selecting the Custom attribute Token in Escalation Policy

    Custom attribute Token in Escalation Policy

  3. Created incident from escalation policy on service map with its custom attribute value

    Created Incident from Escalation Policy

Template configuration usability improvements

Monitoring and metric template configuration table sizes can now be expanded to show more metric rows without requiring scrolling.

Permissions to create scheduled maintenance on resource groups and sites

Any user with Scheduled Maintenance Manage permission can now create scheduled maintenance windows at the site and the group level, even though the user does not have the Device Manage permission.

Availability on network interfaces based on operational status

You can now monitor the availability of a network interface based on the operational status of the interface. The topology map now also shows the availability status of the interface.

In-use visual indicator on remote console

You can now see if a remote console is in use in the console listing page. See the Launch Browser Consoles page to learn more about the browser console options.

Green and Blue Colour Indicator for Browser Console Icons
Indicator for active RDP SSH sessions Remote Console

Patch jobs comply with maintenance window

Patching jobs now enforce that all jobs are active only within the scheduled patching window. All patching jobs that have not yet started and have not initiated patch installation are suspended if the maintenance window has ended.

Improvements to Service Desk

You can now attach tasks to service requests.

Attach Tasks to Service Request

Upcoming changes for week 27, 2022 (2022_W27)

The following changes will be available, starting from week 27, 2022:

Accessing Meraki and CradlePoint resources from Infrastructure

There will be a change in accessing Meraki and CradlePoint resources. They will be accessed from the Infrastructure > Resources tab.
Select the Meraki and CradlePoint integrations from the left navigation on the Resources page and expand to view the attributes.

GCP Cloud Billing support

The GCP cloud billing support will be added to support Google cloud billing data through a big query data set.
The big query data set will replace the Storage Account, which is being deprecated by Google.
Putting billing information into storage accounts is already in action for all the latest accounts.
So, Opsramp updated the Cost information collection support through the big query data set, as recommended by Google, and hence, deprecating from storage account.
See https://cloud.google.com/billing/docs/how-to/export-data-bigquery for more information.

Oauth authentication for Zoom App monitoring

Zoom Integration is updated to support oauth authentication for discovery and monitoring, which is a standard followed. The JWT token authentication is going to be deprecated in week 27, and only oauth based Zoom apps will be supported.

Week of May 2, 2022 (12.0_2022_W17)

Monitor Kubernetes namespaces

You can now customize the Kubernetes namespace on which the OpsRamp agent is deployed, in a Kubernetes cluster. You can specify a custom namespace in the agent deployment configuration file for Kubernetes. Prior to this release, the OpsRamp agent could only be deployed in an OpsRamp defined namespace.

Customize namespace in which the OpsRamp agent is deployed on a Kubernetes cluster

End-of-Life OS versions no longer supported by OpsRamp agent

As announced earlier (see deprecation notice), starting agent version 12.0.0, the OpsRamp agent will not support on the following OS versions:

  • Fedora Linux versions 30.X and prior versions.
  • Oracle Linux versions 5.X and prior versions.
  • Red Hat Linux versions 5.X and prior versions.
  • Prior versions of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11.x.

Agent-based monitors re-trigger alerts every 6 hours

Agent-based monitors now re-trigger alerts every 6 hours, even if the original alert’s state has not changed. This is to ensure that alertable conditions that persist on managed resources are brought to the user’s attention again.

File integrity checks on agent-based custom monitor scripts and runbook scripts

OpsRamp agents now perform file integrity checks on custom monitor scripts and runbook automation scripts prior to running them. This enhances security by ensuring that scripts that run on managed resources have not tampered with. If the agent detects a script that has been tampered with, the agent will trigger an alert to notify users.

Week of April 18, 2022 (2022_W14)

Update TypeCategoryChange Description
EnhancementsAPI FrameworkThe following updates are available in the APIs:
  • Updated missing SSO related schema in OpenAPI specs for the “Manage Installed Integration” endpoints.
  • VMWare payloads corrections: Updated the Install VMWare Integration payloads for the ‘credentialSet’ attribute.
  • A new additional resource attribute, ‘aliasName’, support in Schedule maintenance APIs has been included.
  • The “Assign Master Agent profile to Resources” endpoint has been updated with more details.
Cloud MonitoringMetric support for Azure Compute Disk (Disks/Managed Disks).

Azure Cloud monitoring now supports metrics for Azure Compute Disk (Disks/Managed Disks).
Dashboardv2 Dashboards | Single Value for Resources and Alert tile

Resource and Alert tiles are enhanced to add the Single Value type to specialize the query building for more accurate visualizations with different parameters.
DashboardDashboard 2.0 | Alert Tile support in Dashboard

The Alert tile provides the users with the ability to view the breakdown of the current alert count. The users can:

  • Search for the alerts using the OPSQL query.
  • View the results in the following formats:
    • Pie
    • Value
    • List
ReportsTicket Report: Additional Fields

Ticketing reports now include user-related attributes, which indicate the user that made the updates and when. The attributes are:
  • Approved By - displays the username of the person who approved the request, for example, Super Admin.
  • Approved On - displays the date, and time in the appropriate time zone on which the request was approved, for example, 2022-02-10 19:45:38.
UIHide profile update functionality on UI through feature flag

Profile update capability can be disabled for all users belonging to a specific client. Users will not be able to update their own profile settings or change the password.

Week of March 28, 2022 (2022_W12)

Update TypeCategoryChange Description
EnhancementsTopology auto refresh changes

Auto refresh with 5min, 10min, 15min, 30min and 60min duration options enabled in topology view UI screens.
API FrameworkProvide ability for explicit actions for incidents via API

User driven actions by API endpoint on tickets have been enhanced to not only close tickets but also to reset the values of ticket's attributes, which can be changed so that users can automate reset operations as required for the business operations.
API FrameworkGraph API V3 Version update

Users can now use the enhanced new version of the topology API endpoint, which is optimized in performance. Details can be found in the following topology endpoint:

https://develop.opsramp.com/resource-management

Cloud MonitoringActivity Tracking for SaaS Apps

SaaS apps discovery has been enhanced to support audit logging to know the current status of discovery to avoid any on demand discovery during active discovery in progress.
Cloud MonitoringVMware SD-WAN (VeloCloud) Discovery and Monitoring

OpsRamp now supports discovering and monitoring of VMware SD-WAN (VeloCloud) resources. Discovery features are:
  • Discover edges and links as resources to know their availability status.
  • Discover the relationship of links and edges to view their topology.

Monitoring includes:

  • Link quality, CPU and memory utilization and Health stats for Edges.
  • Bandwidth, bytes transmitted/received and latency for the links.

See the VMware SD-WAN - VeloCloud page to learn more.

This app is of beta quality as it is built and verified with expected API responses in the absence of lab availability.

Resource ManagementMicron-Network: Auto Refresh for Topology Explorer view

Auto refresh with 5min, 10min, 15min, 30min and 60min duration options enabled in topology view UI screens.
UIDisplay incident and notes count on resource slide-out

Open incidents, notes count available in resource quick view details shown in New infrastructure UI navigation > search results > resource details side panel section.
API Endpoint ChangesOpenAPI SpecificationOpsRamp Public API Updates

The following are the API updates:
  • Payload updates in Create Resource API endpoint.
  • Ticketing API endpoints optimized urls and examples with scope cleanups.
  • Alerts, and Agent and Gateway API endpoints are logically categorized with scope cleanups.

New APIs

  • Enhanced Topology API endpoint is now functional.
  • Provide ability for explicit actions for incidents via API endpoint.

APIs to be Deprecated

All the legacy Gateway endpoints are getting deprecated and being replaced with the following new endpoints:

https://develop.opsramp.com/docs/v2/gateways/apitokengen https://develop.opsramp.com/docs/v2/gateways/externalproxy https://develop.opsramp.com/docs/v2/gateways/registration https://develop.opsramp.com/docs/v2/gateways/applicationservice https://develop.opsramp.com/docs/v2/gateways/proxy-action https://develop.opsramp.com/docs/v2/gateways/networksettings https://develop.opsramp.com/docs/v2/gateways/nginx https://develop.opsramp.com/docs/v2/gateways/ntpservice https://develop.opsramp.com/docs/v2/gateways/ntpmanualconfig https://develop.opsramp.com/docs/v2/gateways/ntpupdateips https://develop.opsramp.com/docs/v2/gateways/ntpsyncips https://develop.opsramp.com/docs/v2/gateways/restartnetwork https://develop.opsramp.com/docs/v2/gateways/staticroute https://develop.opsramp.com/docs/v2/gateways/settimezone https://develop.opsramp.com/docs/v2/gateways/generalinfo https://develop.opsramp.com/docs/v2/gateways/getntpdetails https://develop.opsramp.com/docs/v2/gateways/gettimezoneinfo

The following is the list of new endpoints with equivalent functionality:

https://develop.opsramp.com/docs/v2/gateways/v2-auth-token https://develop.opsramp.com/docs/v2/gateways/v2-gateway https://develop.opsramp.com/docs/v2/gateways/v2-gateway-actions-actionname

See the announcement here: https://docs.opsramp.com/support/deprecations/2022-spring-dep/#legacy-gateway-apis

Week of March 7, 2022 (2022_W10)

Update TypeCategoryChange Description
EnhancementsAPI FrameworkAbility to configure SSO integration by APIs

SCIM users can now be synchronized in the OpsRamp platform by means of SCIM webhook endpoints, which need to be configured at the SSO tools that own SCIM user management lifecycle. Details of the endpoints are available in the API overview.
API FrameworkAgent online/offline status details in API response

Agent online/offline status, and agent last active time is available as part of GET resource API response: /api/v2/tenants/{tenantId}/resources/{resourceId}
Alert ManagementAIOps Enhancements: Trust Enablement

We have enhanced trust enablement for our AIOps capabilities. You now have the option to fire alerts when training fails. In the case that training does fail, we will use the model obtained from the previous training.
Core PlatformPartner level URLs as a destination to those alerts that are incoming from 3rd party application via Logstash

Tenants can now onboard customers with their configured monitoring type custom integrations without the need to configure at each customer level.
DashboardResource Tile: List Visualization

We have added the list visualization type to the Resource tile in Dashboard 2.0. The list visualization allows you to view the count of resources that meet the defined filter criteria in a tabular format.
Process AutomationParser task in Service Task

Parser task provides parsing functionality in the process flow based on the keys defined by the user. It provides a map of key and value parsed from given text.
ReportsInventory Report: Software Revision

We have added the software revision attribute to the standard Inventory Report. This attribute can be used to report the current software revision of your devices.
Resource ManagementTopology map should show link and node status

Users can now be able to see the link and node status while monitoring a topology to know about the availability.
UIImproved UI Hygiene

We have improved various UI hygiene elements including spelling and grammar issues around the product.
UIIntegrations Link Added to Navigation Bar

We have moved the Integrations link to the top-level navigation bar. To access integrations, hover on Setup and select Integrations.
API Endpoint ChangesOpenAPI SpecificationOpsRamp Weekly Public API Updates

Users will find a deprecated mark to the below endpoints.
  • The Topology API GET /api/v2/tenants/{clientId}/topology/{resourceId} is marked as deprecated and will work till that gets updated with a new endpoint in the next upgrade.
  • VPCId attribute is getting deprecated due a duplicate attribute vpcId in resource schema.
  • The SSO integration endpoint now supports SCIM and JIT user configurations.
  • Alert and Ticketing API payloads examples have been updated.

Week of February 14, 2022 (2022_W7)

Update TypeCategoryChange Description
EnhancementsAlert ManagementAlert Escalation during Scheduled Maintenance Enhancement

We have fine-tuned alert escalation policies to trigger a healed alert notification when an alert in the "Ok" state is fired during a scheduled maintenance window.
Cloud MonitoringPublic Clouds Version Upgrade

Version upgrades have been applied to all public clouds including Alibaba, AWS, Azure, and GCP. The version upgrade is applicable for all public cloud microservices as well.
DesignUI Refresh for Resource Commands

We have enhanced the UI for resource commands. Commands can now be ran directly from the resource summary slide-out.
Resource ManagementAdvanced Search for Resource Groups

We have extended advanced search capabilities to the resource group rule engine. Advanced queries can now be written to add all current and future resources that match the query criteria to resource groups.
SyntheticsRegex Handling with Payload Monitoring in HTTP/s Synthetic Monitoring

We have added support for regex handling in the payload monitoring we have in place with HTTP/HTTPS. This allows you to create flexible patterns to check the number of occurrences and multiple text searches in the existing payload monitoring.
SyntheticsSynthetic Monitoring Enhancements

We have enhanced our synthetic monitoring to support more than three on-premise collectors and have clarified the graphs for Response Time and SSL Certificate Expiry.
SyntheticsSynthetic Resource Auto Monitoring

Synthetic monitoring provides SREs and Ops teams with the ability to simulate core transactions such as user flows, URL uptime checks, and SSL certs so they can stay ahead of service-impacting issues. SREs and Ops teams can now seamlessly configure and monitor their synthetic tests in OpsRamp. Users can leverage the onboarding wizard to quickly configure and monitor synthetic tests, spending less time on platform configuration and more time on maintaining application availability.

Limitations: Synthetic auto monitoring is limited to clients enabled with auto monitoring.

API Endpoint ChangesOpenAPI SpecificationOpenAPI spec for MetricsQL

Users can query the monitoring metrics data of new metrics engine from OpsRamp Metric Query APIs. Details of the endpoints are available in the API documentation section.

Week of January 31, 2022 (2022_W5)

Update TypeCategoryChange Description
EnhancementsDashboardsHoneycomb widget: Add Metric Scale

We have enhanced the honeycomb visualization for the metric tile on Dashboard 2.0 with the ability to define custom metric scales. You can now set your own floor and ceiling metric values which allows you to have better control of the gradient of the honeycomb.
Alert ManagementTopology-based Alert Correlation Enhancement

We have enhanced topology-based alert correlation to perform whether or not the parent alert has been detected first.
Cloud MonitoringOn-Demand Rescan for SaaS Applications

You now have the ability to trigger an on-demand discovery scan for both Zoom and Office 365 through the UI and API. This helps ensure that data from your Zoom and Office 365 applications are up to date.
Process AutomationEnhancement to allow a Process Definition StartEvent to launch on specific days of the week

The process definition trigger now supports selecting specific days of the week in the weekly recurrence pattern.
ReportsPatch Report: Filter by Patch Rating

We have added the ability to filter by Patch Rating in the Patch Details Report. Applicable attribute values include 'Whitelisted' and 'Blacklisted'.

Limitation: This filter can only be used with AND operators.

ReportsTicket Report: Include Linked Knowledge Base Articles

We have added an attribute to the Tickets Report called 'KB ID' that allows you to report on the Knowledge Base articles that are linked to Incidents.
Service ManagementApproval Function for Time-Bound Requests

We have added the ability for users to submit an approval request for a time-bound entity. When the request is sent, the administrator will receive a notification and can choose to accept or decline the request. If the request is approved, the user can access the target device.
SyntheticsHTTP Synthetic Transaction Monitoring against Microsoft Edge

As a part of HTTP Synthetic Transactions, we have extended the simulation performed at the Synthetic Collector to extend to Microsoft Edge.
SyntheticsHTTP Synthetic Transaction Monitoring against Firefox

As a part of HTTP Synthetic Transactions, we have extended the simulation performed at the Synthetic Collector to extend to Mozilla Firefox.
UIImproved UI Hygiene

We have improved various UI hygiene elements including spelling and grammar issues around the product.
UIResource Summary Slide-out Enhancements

We have included additional resource attributes in the summary slide-out including Traits, Custom Attributes, and Ticket Count.
API Endpoint ChangesOpenAPI SpecificationOpsRamp Public API Update

OpsRamp API documentation has been enhanced for a better developer experience
  1. Users can now download the OpenAPI specification for each module
  2. Users are now provided with code snippets for using endpoints using “curl” and node 3.The payload Schema lookup is now enhanced to give a better visibility to represent the hierarchy and it’s attributes.

API updates “extResourceId” attribute in the Alert Create API endpoint for Azure cloud resources. Download Linux Agent scripts API endpoint support Ansible script type. Patch Status as new attribute in patch installed status.

Week of January 6, 2022 (2022_W1)

Update TypeCategoryChange Description
EnhancementsAlert ManagementRegex Support in Alert Escalation Policy ML Training Files for Subject and Description

Training files for Alert Escalation Policies now support wildcarding through regular expressions for the Description and Subject fields.
Alert ManagementSerial Number in Alert Notification Emails

We have added the Serial Number attribute as an applicable token to alert email notifications.
Integration FrameworkOID File Import for SNMP Trap Monitor Configuration

OID files can now be directly imported while configuring SNMP Trap Monitors. You can also select which OIDs to exclude and export a new CSV file that consists of only the desired OIDs.
Patch ManagementInclude/Exclude Patches by Name in Patch Baselines

Patch baseline creation now supports filtering by patch name. You can choose to either include or exclude specific patches.
Resource ManagementResource UUID Attribute Available for Non-Monitorable Resources

Non-monitorable resources now have an attribute called 'Resource UUID' that will display the unique identifier generated by OpsRamp. This attribute can be used in the Get Resource API to fetch more details about the resource.