EDM 4.1.1 Software Release

Sightline is pleased to announce the release of Enterprise Data Manager (EDM) version 4.1.1. EDM 4.1.1 includes the new CloudWatch datasource for Amazon EC2 monitoring, table searches, and several UI and performance updates.

EDM’s new CloudWatch datasource for Amazon EC2 monitoring allows for the collection of metrics from an Amazon EC2 account, including all instances and their performance metrics.  Data is collected at 5 minute intervals.

With EDM 4.1.1 you can now search the Hosts and Alerts pages, to filter the current view’s data. This allows for quicker navigation to the element you are looking for.

Many other updates and fixes are included in EDM 4.1.1, such as:

♦  Improved forecast accuracy.
♦  Time ranges have been added to Utilization Reports.
♦  Alert on dropped connection settings can be applied to individual views.
♦  Fixed headers have been implemented on EDM UI pages.
♦  JBoss performance improvements.

To see the complete list of enhancements and updates, and download the software update, visit the Sightline download page at supportweb.sightline.com.

Linux Power Agent Now Supports Linux on IBM Power Systems

Linux Power Agent Now Supports Linux on IBM Power Systems

Torch 4R7G Software Release

Sightline is pleased to announce the release of version 4R7G of the Sightline Torch Capacity Manager software for Unisys® ClearPath OS 2200 Systems. Torch enables you to measure, analyze and control the capacity and performance of your OS 2200 system.

This release of Torch includes additional seasonal shift handling updates. When the time setting is changed in the middle of a log cycle, it is not immediately recognized by Torch, which can cause either negative elapsed time or an incorrect duration to be reported. This has been corrected.

This release also includes internal code updates to standardize code and improve mathematical precision.

To read the release notes and download the software update, visit the Sightline download page at supportweb.sightline.com.

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Windows Power Agent Introduces Network Traffic Collection

Sightline Systems is pleased to announce the release of the Sightline Power Agent for Microsoft® Windows 2008 and Windows 2012 Systems. This release, version 6.5.32.10, includes exciting new features as well as stability updates.

New Features

New Network Traffic Metric Group
The Network Traffic group is included in the standard metric package, and contains three event classes. A new COMPUTE section has also been added to the agent.xml configuration file to remove entries from the Event list when the values are less than 1 Kbyte/sec.

xInclude Functionality
The XML support library has been updated to support ‘xInclude’ functions.

Updates and Changes
Updates to the new Power Agent for Windows Systems include the following:

  • The IISLog-Transaction Time units has been changed from milliseconds to seconds to prevent overflowing the counter.
  • Hyper-V metric names have been modified to allow greater room for subscripts, which represent the name of the guests.
  • The SNMP API GetBulk() call has been made optional, because it can break when used against some devices.
  • The “Target” column in the IIS Logfile event data has been moved to the far right, allowing it to expand to display the full value of the data.
  • The IIS Interface Agent has been modified to force IIS to flush HTTP log files every collection interval, to prevent collection inconsistencies.

Read the Release Notes Here

Sightline for Unisys ClearPath MCP Systems

We’re pleased to announce the release of the 6.6.03 version of the Sightline software for Unisys ClearPath MCP Systems. This release includes the Performance Power Agent, Capacity Power Agent and Sightline Workload Analyzer.

The following new features were added in the 6.6.03 release:

  • Compiled with the MCP 15 compiler
  • Qualified on the Libra 8200, 4300, 6300 and 8300 Qualified under MCP 16
  • Support BNA 64-bit statistical counters
  • Add the ability to suppress the BNALIB warning RSVPs
  • Add the ability to create TCPLIB Port and Port Group definitions based on Remote Port Number, Remote Host Name or Remote Host IP Address
  • Support for memory configurations in excess of 4 MWords
  • Add unit number ranges to the SUBSYS command
  • Add the metric “SYS Sumlog Lastrecord”
  • Add the metric “IOP Non-Unit IO/Sec”

Installation kits and documentation can be downloaded from the SupportWeb downloads page.

Sightline Torch for Unisys ClearPath OS2200 Systems

We are pleased to announce the release of version 4R7E of the Torch Performance Management System for Unisys ClearPath OS2200 Systems.

This release includes an updated CYCLE-INFO utility, to correct date display and additional cycle information. Updates to Torch/Alog include a fix for incorrectly reported decreasing SUPs values. Additionally, Torch/Mapper reported an invalid tdate when processing the Enhanced Accounting Log file from Mapper 48; this resulted from a change to the format of the log file and has been corrected.

The new Torch installation kit and documentation can be downloaded from the SupportWeb downloads page.

Sightline Power Agents for Linux Systems

We’re pleased to announce the release of new Power Agents for Linux Systems. This release includes updates for all 6.5.x Power Agents for Linux Systems.

Fixes in these kits include multiple protomgr updates:

  1. Fixed a bug where corrupt data entered the host trace file (HTF), causing protomgr to core while downloading historical data.
  2. Fixed a timestamp mismatch between header and metric data.
  3. Fixed a bug to avoid mismatches between initial read of ‘/proc/interrupts’ and later reads.

Other updates include enhanced LVM data collection and a new metric representing max bandwidth on NIC devices.

Installation kits and release notes are located on the SupportWeb downloads page.

Sightline Enterprise Data Manager (EDM) 4.0

Sightline is pleased to announce the release of Enterprise Data Manager (EDM) version 4.0. EDM 4.0 introduces several exciting new features designed to help automate capacity planning, forecasting, and security activities in your IT environment: ForSight for capacity forecasting; capacity reporting; our new Indicator View; and Sightline ACE, functionality designed to defend IT networks from cyber security threats by providing functionality to strengthen the security posture of your environment.

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ForSight Forecasting
The scale and complexity of modern IT shops makes performing the forecasting required for IT planning impractical even for highly skilled IT teams. Sightline ForSight transforms the capacity forecasting process from impractical to effortless by replacing the manual capacity planning process with fully automated forecasts that can be defined in less than a minute. ForSight gives you the early warning required to proactively manage IT resources and saves you time and money by automating the capacity planning process.

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Utilization Reports
The Utilization Reports feature allows users to view the CPU, disk, network and memory health of all systems that have been discovered across the network. From the initial utilization report, you can view a list of systems based on their utilization status; for example, you can view a list of systems where memory was being over-utilized or CPU is under-utilized. Or, display a chart showing all the details for a specific system.

Indicator View — the Alert Status PageThe Alert Status view allows you to visually represent all defined alerts on the connections tab. When you select Alert Status view, all defined alerts per connection are displayed.

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Sightline ACE Sightline ACE provides functionality to defend IT networks from cyber security threats by providing continuous monitoring sensors, diagnosis, mitigation tools and dashboards to strengthen the security posture of networks. ACE includes Hardware Asset Management (HWAM), Software Asset Management (SWAM), Configuration management (CM) and Vulnerability management (VM) capabilities. By integrating traditional security practices with performance monitoring you can unlock the potential to be aware of all threats known and, most importantly, unknown. Being able to receive data quickly on potential threats from irregular activity throughout your infrastructure adds an extra layer of protection that was previously unavailable.

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Sightline ACE is integrated with Clairvor, so you can drill down directly from your Clairvor results to the configuration report for that server, to review the server for policy violations and software changes that might contribute to current performance issues.

Sightline Power Agent for Stratus VOS Systems

We’re pleased to announce the release of the Sightline Power Agent for Stratus VOS Systems, version 6.5.46.3 for OpenVOS 17. This release includes XML improvements for monitoring ftScalable storage arrays, improvements to the upgrade process, and other minor fixes.

The release software is available on our SupportWeb downloads page.

Sightline Enterprise Data Manager (EDM) 3.3

We’re pleased to announce the release of EDM version 3.3. This new version contains many updates and new features.

  • We have enhanced the VMware data source for better vMotion support.
  • You can now control access to views by editing an ACL on each view.
  • You can now create sub-views under parent views for easier organization and navigation of your views.
  • We’ve added a noise reduction feature to eliminate uninteresting correlation results in Clairvor, enhanced Clairvor reporting, and added the ability to add alerts from a Clairvor pop up chart.
  • You can display a list of connections that are assigned the same alert group.
  • We’ve added the ability to export and import report templates, charts, alert groups and expressions. Export saves information to an XML file that can be imported from the EDM UI.
  • The average alert duration for all triggered alerts is now displayed on the Alerts tab.
  • The left-side menu bar is now resizable, as well as collapsible.

The EDM 3.3 release software is available on our SupportWeb downloads page.