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opCharts 4.5.0

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 23 November 2022

Big release with an upgraded GUI framework to deliver accessibility enhancements and dark mode.

Improvements

  • This release includes improved Accessibility options, including support for Dark Mode. We have taken the opportunity while we tidied up the screens to change Opmantek to FirstWave. These are new features that are backward compatible with earlier releases.

  • in Administration, editing NMIS config files such as contacts and locations will now support  (#, -, /, (, ) ) characters in the name.

Bug Fixes

  • Enterprise Services are now referenced by ID instead of name, this is the fix the issue with some characters breaking enterprise services.
  • Fixed issue when adding tags to null elements in Enterprise Services
  • Fixed issue when running cache-resources and not overwriting previous cached results.

opCharts 4.4.3

Improvements

  • New inventory cache, this will speed up loading of the Inventory View.
    • This is controlled by opcharts_use_cache and defaults to "true"
    • opcharts_inventory_display_cache_expire_time will control how long the cached documents are held in MogoDB before they expire
  • New cli option to run the cache as a cron job or to clear the cache
    • opcharts-cli.exe act=cache-resources
    • opcharts-cli.exe act=clear-cache-resources
  • New config option to control same site cookies, auth_samesite_cookie in opCommon.json
    • Supports:
      • Strict (Default)
      • Lax
      • None
    • Note if you are set auth_samesite_cookie to anything Lax or None you will need to set auth_secure_cookie to "true" or newer browsers will reject the cookie.
  • Node view will limit rendering longs lists of Node Resources and will instead showing a link to take you through to inventory, use opcharts_gui_node_max_display_resources to control the display length.
  • Improved inventory display query.
  • Improved Node Resources query.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue with the opCore nodes route not redacting node data.
  • Fixed issue with Enterprise Services and the RBAC permissions modal not showing the current permissions.

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New config option to help support MongoDB 4.2 going forward with feature development, we will announce in the release notes and opCharts MongoDB 4.2 Feature

Improvements

  • Enterprise Services Beta updates
    • You can now add an Enterprise Service to a map
    • Nodes, Interfaces and Services will raise a proactive event on a degraded state and will put the Enterprise Service into degraded
    • Nodes, Interfaces and Services being down will raise an overall Enterprise Service Down Event and put the Enterprise Services into a down state, we are working on the full documentation for this feature.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a regression from 4.4.1 with editing nodes and redactions.
  • Fixed issue in Business Services where the node name was clickable for a node you had no access to
  • Removed editing of RBAC for Element Lists

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9th June 2022

Improvements

  • Support for MongoDB 4.2, see Upgrading to MongoDB 4.2
  • Metadata for Elements list, see opCharts form schema
  • Added a shortcut button for "Node Tools" on Node page in opCharts 
  • When viewing node in opAdmin, show toolbar  displays Node and Event Context buttons.
  • When changing a password for a local password you will need to provide your previous password
  • When an enterprise service creates a service only node it will not be activated in NMIS or opConfig
  • Node configuration can be redacted from users using the Access_Redacted_Values Access Policy (Requires MongoDB 4.2) please see opCharts redacting content
  • Note if you do not have Mongodb 4.2 and you have the access policy for "Access_Redacted_Values" set to 0 for any user level then the nodes will not show, set back to 1 to restore.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed Planned outages created in NMIS have bad format when viewed in opCharts GUI
  • Fixed issue with the alert rendering content in unexpected ways
  • Fixed issue when creating local users in the gui and inputting unsupported characters
  • Fixed issue in opAdmin with users file being corrupted

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titleReleased
9th June 2022

Improvements

  • New list manager feature opCharts Element Lists
  • Users can upload logos and set them via the user preferences, see opCharts MSP Configuration Options to enable.
  • Users can create sub folders under conf/table_schemas/ with the role name of an rbac user, this allows you to set custom table schemas for a users RBAC role.

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titleReleased
30th May 2022

Improvements

  • Fix issue with certain inventory queries timing out with users in large node count environments.

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4th August 2022

Improvements

  • New Locations view to see all your configured locations with a map to show the nodes associated with that location
  • Improved CSS for node panels in dashboards
  • Enterprise Services now raise events for a service-only node instead of the first node in the Enterprise Service
  • Enterprise Services now show the status on maps
  • When adding an Enterprise Service to a map it now gives you a list of Enterprise Services to select from
  • When viewing a topology map in the Node view you can select between the nodes location view or the node topology
  • Edit node button added to the nodes view.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue where a map containing a node which does not exist anymore would show a 404 popup

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7th April 2022

Improvements

  • Editing node configuration is possible via the 'Node' page in admin
  • The user groups when adding a user shows all the possible groups in the dropdown and is multi-select

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed the incorrect node count on opCharts filters
  • Removed the fields not shown in table from the search list in opEvents
  • Fixed the misaligned long names in table in opcharts
  • Fixed issue with SSL

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Status
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titleReleased
17th Feb 2022

Improvements

  • Admin can now set passwords for users, requires auth_method_1 to be htpasswd

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue when exporting inventory to CSV would result in blank fields
  • Fixed case sensitive search in admin
  • Fixed issue with auto refresh not refreshing all items

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9 Nov 2021

Improvements

  • Spanish Language translation  improvements
  • Inventory chart icon will only display if we have graph data for the inventory dateset.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue in Node Admin where Classic Auth was not restricting group level access.
  • Fixed issue where the user role "Operator" could system the system menu.
  • Fixed issue where Rbac users with no groups assigned could see menu options for items which displayed no data.
  • Fixed issue with template rendering and undefined inputs.
  • Fixed issue with service graphs not loading correctly.
  • Fixed issue where a corrupted Locations.nmis file would stop map subnets from loading.
  • Fixed issue where inventory node links did not contain the group context for RBAC.
  • Upgraded JQuery to 3.6.0.

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We recommend NMIS9.2 and greater for this release.

Improvements

  • Improved query performance for nodes panels when showed as a resource.
  • New action in opcharts-cli setup-db, this updates opCharts indexes in MongoDB on install and can be manually run from the cli.
  • Node topology now supports ipv6
  • opcharts-cli act=import-subnets has improved debug logging, set debug=1 to see how its calculating subnets
  • opcharts-cli act=clear-subnets removes all cached subnets in the database.
  • Two new configuration items items to help change sizing of components
    • "opcharts_gui_default_component_size" this sets the components sizes across the application, excludes node detail view

      • Default is 210

    • Before this release the component size was hard coded as 280 and would cause certain components to render larger than desired
      • "opcharts_gui_nodes_detail_component_size" this changes the size of the components in the node detail view.
      • Default is 280
  • Inventory view for concept interfaces shows enabled and disabled interfaces for collect.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue in opCharts where a large amount MongoDB connections were created and retained.
  • Fixed issue with node resources not displaying correctly.
  • Fixed issue in node resources title bar where the resource would show interface or no resource name at all.
  • Fixed issue where imported network maps were not auto fitting to the current screen size on load.
  • Fixed issue where resizing the screen would cause the inventory view buttons to disappear.
  • Fixed issue when editing dashboards and "Dashboard Component Height" input would not represent the true value.
  • Fixed issue where the inventory view "enabled" and "historic" buttons would have not honor show and hide both being un-selected.

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titleReleased
 29th Jan 2021

Improvements

  • Business Services Interfaces table can now be configured by the schema file "opCharts_business_services_interfaces.json"
  • Inventory search improvements
    • inventory.data.Description is now searchable in the GUI with iregex
    • inventory.data.ifSpeed is now searchable as a string match
  • LLDP Improvements
    • If NMIS9 has LLDP neighbor in its inventory opCharts will use its currently polled neighbors interface to show utilization and metadata
  • CDP Improvements
    • If NMIS9 has CDP neighbor in its inventory opCharts will use its currently polled neighbors interface to show utilization and metadata
  • Improved the panels in Business Services including a new Monitored Services Panel
  • If the Interface or Node Panel cannot find any performance or utilization data it will show "No Data" instead of rendering nothing
  • Business Services have improved rendering of panels into rows.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed update-subnet-dependancy throwing an error about not finding subnets.json, we have migrated this feature to use the internal cache database.

  • Fixed issue where the subnets cache would not expire old inventory.
  • Fixed issue with LLDP and CDP neighbors adding duplicates or not adding a neighbors at all.
  • Fixed a silent error in opCore with logging.
  • Various template enhancements.
  • Maps
    • Fixed issue in Maps when trying to use Cola Layout
    • Fixed issue with Maps not always obeying Zoom Lock.
    • Fixed issue when creating a map and it throwing an error about its preset layout.
    • Fixed issue with maps when the view would not center correctly once loaded.
    • Fixed issue with maps and the loading spinner not hiding.
    • Fixed issue with maps and the background image not stacking correctly.
    • Fixed issue with older imported maps from opCharts3 throwing warnings in the browsers console.
  • Panels
    • Node panels would not honor configuration item "opcharts_gui_display_node_ssh" on all views.
    • Fixed issue where node panels would not honor "opcharts_gui_node_panel_display".
    • Fixed issue with not panels when set as KPI and not using NMIS9 weights, this will fix the issue with colored by levels.
    • Fixed issue where the string would not be shortened on interface panels.
  • Fixed Potential DB connection leak.
  • Fixed issue with node resource api not using the UUID correctly.
  • Fixed issue with our api controller not honoring fields_hash when pagination params are not passed.
  • Fixed issue with stacking and the CBQOS chart

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titleReleased
8 Dec 2020.

Improvements

  • opCharts installer has automation to help upgrade from opCharts-3.x to opCharts-4.2.1

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue where updating the nodes will have inconsistent NMIS activation with nodes imported from nmis8 and having the property configuration.active
  • Fixed issue introduced from opCharts-4.1.3 where bulk updating multiple nodes would try and fail to create new nodes instead of updating the selected nodes
  • Patched external lib which caused opCharts_a_external_packed.js to throw errors on a small subset of browsers.

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  • Metrics and Health Component now works for RBAC users.
  • You can now create custom charts on the Primary with poller datasets
  • You can now search by regex in the node edit screen

Bug Fixes

  • Node resources now references the model as a source of truth in what to show, if you remove an item from the model it will not display in opCharts.
    • Removed the requirement with not using _raw in the model
  • Chart editor now supports negative number in the multiply field
  • SSH link in the nodes list view now correctly create the URI
  • Removed Topn link from the menu for RBAC users as this did not work

opCharts 4.1.1

Released 3rd July 2020

Bug Fixes

Fixed issue with inventory where the toolbar to change inventory never appeared.

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