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24 Posts authored by: Frederic Plouvier
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In this previous post, Bertrand Martin showed the first screenshot gallery of the PATROL Agent Web UI. This was long before I gave the interface a makeover and come up to:

 

The UI is still under construction but your feedback is important! Feel to comment this post.

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Veritas File System KM for PATROL (and for TrueSight Operations Mgmt) v2.2.00 is now available to download. This new version includes the following features, improvements, and fixed issues:

  • VFS-127: Veritas File System KM for PATROL now monitors each collector execution time through the following inactive parameters:
    • VFS_FILESYSTEM_CONTAINER: VFSFileSystemCollectorExecTime, VFSFragmentationCollectorExecTime, VFSQioFileCollectorExecTime, VFSQuotaCollectorExecTime
    • VFS_LOG_CONTAINER: VFSLogCollectorExecTime
  • VFS-112: Veritas File System KM for PATROL has been improved to support all PATROL Agent v10+ versions as well as BMC TrueSight Operations Management v10.x.
  • VFS-129: All configuration menus (File Systems, Fragmentations, Quick I/O Files, and Quotas) now support regular expressions.
  • VFS-124: Invalid alarms were triggered on the VFSLoginStatus parameter (VFS_SERVER) when the Veritas File System KM was unable to check the active node, during multi-node mode monitoring.

Read the product's Release Notes for an exhaustive list of changes, improvements, and fixed issues.

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Tivoli Storage Manager KM for PATROL 3.0.00 is now available to download. It includes the following new features, improvements, and fixed issues:

  • Monitoring of multiple TSM servers on local and remote hosts
  • The overall performance of the product has been significantly improved.
  • Full supports of libraries controlled by ACSLS (StorageTek Automated Cartridge System Library Software).

Read the product's Release Notes for an exhaustive list of changes, improvements, and fixed issues.

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EMC Disk Arrays KM for PATROL 4.1.06 is now available to download. This new version includes the following major improvements and fixed issues:

  • The calculation method of the SpareDiskCount parameter (SEN_EMC_ARRAY) has been improved to report more accurately on the number of spare disks available in the array.
  • The EMC SMI-S provider v.8.x could crash when unsupported VNX/CLARiiON requests were executed. To prevent this issue, the faulty requests are now ignored.
  • The conversion method used to calculate units for ResponseTime parameters has been improved to report accurately on the actual collected data. Etc.

 

Read the product's Release Notes for an exhaustive list of changes, improvements, and fixed issues.

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Hardware Sentry KM for PATROL 1.9.60 is now available to download.

This new version includes the following features, improvements, and fixed issues:

  • Compatibility with the latest versions of PATROL Agent's AES256-bit security encryption algorithm.
  • Support for new platforms:
    • Hitachi Compute Blade Chassis Management Module (via SNMP)
    • Cisco UCS C-Serie (via CIMC card)
    • Etc.
  • Support for new components:
    • Oracle Logical RAID disks/volumes
    • Dell PowerEdge SD Cards
    • Etc.
  • Fix for a problem that occurred with WBEM queries to CIM Agents using Java 1.8.

 

→ Read the product's Release Notes for an exhaustive list of changes, improvements and fixed issues.

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NetApp KM for PATROL 3.2.06 is now available to download. It includes the following new features, improvements, and fixed issues:

  • The iQN (iSCSI Qualified Name) is now handled for host mappings. When available, IQNs are displayed in the WWN column of the LUNs Mapping Table.
  • NetApp Storage Monitoring now handles the discovery of an unlimited number of LUNs. All LUNs are now displayed in the BMC TrueSight Operations Management platform.
  • Performance has been improved for the collection of Volumes, SIS Volumes, Disks and LUNs metrics.

Read the product's Release Notes for an exhaustive list of changes, improvements and fixed issues.

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IBM DS6000, DS8000 Series KM for PATROL 1.3.01 and IBM XIV KM for PATROL 1.0.01 are now available to download. These updated versions include the following features, improvements, and fixed issues:

  • In order to optimize the monitoring on large environment, users can now customize the discovery and the collect processes timeouts by using two new configuration variables: discoveryOperationTimeout and collectOperationTimeout.
  • Alert Actions: Different types of PATROL events can now be triggered and event messages have been improved to provide more meaningful information.
  • The password algorithm encryption is now handled by the PATROL Agent.
  • Java Settings - User Selection: the username entered in the "Java Settings" dialog box was not properly saved in the configuration.

Read the product's Release Notes for an exhaustive list of changes, improvements and fixed issues :

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The latest version of HP 3PAR Filers KM for PATROL is now available to download. It includes improvements as well as several fixed issues, such as:

  • Physical Disks Monitoring: The ChunckletCount and ChunckletSize are now managed as collected parameters.
  • A new variable (sowMessages) is now available to configure the type of internal information that should be displayed in the System Output Window in the PATROL Console.
  • In order to optimize the monitoring on large environment, you can now customize the discovery and the collect processes timeouts by using two new configuration variables: discoveryOperationTimeout and collectOperationTimeout.
  • The password algorithm encryption is now handled by the PATROL Agent.

Read the product’s Release Notes for an exhaustive list of changes, improvements and fixed issues.

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The latest version of NetApp Filers KM for PATROL is now available to download. It includes improvements as well as several fixed issues, such as:

  • Improved performance for the collection of shelves, Cluster Disks, and Cluster LUNs parameters
  • Disable Volumes Monitoring and Disable LUNs Monitoring KM commands fully operational
  • No more exceptions in cluster mode when collecting temperature, shelf, or voltage information

Read the product’s Release Notes for an exhaustive list of changes, improvements and fixed issues.

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The latest version of Veritas Cluster Server is now available to download. It includes the following fixed issues:

  • Veritas Cluster Server KM for PATROL was improperly expecting to receive configuration from CMA when /AgentSetup/integration/denyCfg was set to true. To solve this issue, the KM will now check the configuration variable /AgentSetup/integration/denyCfg and convert to Classic monitoring mode if set to true.
  • Invalid LLT and GAB instances were created when the LLT or GAB commands failed.
  • Veritas Cluster Server KM for PATROL failed to detect all the LLT interfaces on Linux/UNIX platforms when more than two LLT interfaces were configured per VCS node.

Read the product's Release Notes for an exhaustive list of changes, improvements and fixed issues.

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The latest version of Dell Compellent KM for PATROL is now available to download. It includes many new features and improvements as well as several fixed issues, such as:

  • New parameters: capacity allocated to storage tiers, capacity consumed by storage tier, provider version, disk speed, and many more.
  • Alert actions improved with new macros and more meaningful event messages.
  • Large environment monitoring optimized with the introduction of custom discovery and processes timeouts.

» Read the product’s Release Notes for an exhaustive list of changes, improvements and fixed issues.

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The latest version of Veritas NetBackup KM for PATROL is now available to download. It includes many new features and improvements as well as several fixed issues, such as:

  • Symantec NetBackup KM for PATROL was renamed Veritas NetBackup KM for PATROL
  • Support for Veritas NetBackup v7.7
  • With the introduction of remote monitoring:
    • All NetBackup servers and appliances are supported
    • Media servers can be monitored from the master server
    • Monitoring can be blocked from the remote node.

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» Read the product’s Release Notes for an exhaustive list of changes, improvements and fixed issues.

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The latest version of NetApp Filers KM for PATROL is now available to download. It includes many new features and improvements as well as several fixed issues, such as:

  • The debug file now stores additional critical information, warning and error messages
  • The discovery and collect processes timeouts can be customized directly from the user interface
  • The solution failed to discover volumes and their associated quotas in 7-mode if the multistore license was not active.
  • Volumes were not properly associated to their aggregate.

» Read the product’s Release Notes for an exhaustive list of changes, improvements and fixed issues.

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The latest version of Hardware Sentry is now available to download. It includes many new features and improvements as well as several fixed issues, such as:

  • Support for SNMP v2c and SNMP v3
  • Support for new platforms (EMC Isilon Clusters, Huawei Storage Systems, Oracle/Sun InfiniBand DCS Switches, and many more)
  • Improved scalability and stability
  • Discovery can be triggered for a specific host
  • Connectors can be excluded from the detection process

» Read the product’s Release Notes for an exhaustive list of changes, improvements and fixed issues.

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Meet the Experts is a speaker series designed to provide IT and SAN administrators with an opportunity to learn more about Sentry Software solutions for TrueSight Operations Mgmt and TrueSight Capacity Optimization and get expert advices.

 

In the first episode, Bertrand Martin, Sentry Software’s CEO, talks about the solutions developed by Sentry to help SAN administrators optimize and monitor storage.

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