Release Notes

This page lists the new features, improvements, changes and bug fixes in each version of Hardware Sentry.

Hardware Sentry KM for PATROL 10.1.01

4 Changes - Released 2018-05-04

Fixed Issues

ID Description
MSHW-5334 The Remove KM Command does not work on the Batteries container
MSHW-5330 "Invalid [...] value" error messages may occur on non-US English systems
MSHW-5329 Monitoring of several devices with differrent credentials through HTTP REST API may fail randomly
MSHW-5321 When using the PATROL Classic Console, reinitializing the KM does not empty oldInstances.dat and missing devices are re-created

Hardware Connectors 9

7 Changes - Released 2018-05-04

What's New

ID Description
HC-941 Add the monitoring of power supplies for IBM Data Power
HC-886 Add support for Dell Compellent

Changes and Improvements

ID Description
HC-948 HP Insight Management Agent - Server: Power supply may be reported as Unknown when unplugged or removed

Fixed Issues

ID Description
HC-949 NetApp: Physical disks not discovered or no alarms triggered for failed disks
HC-947 Dell iDRAC - Server: False alarms triggered on network cards
HC-945 IBM VIO Server: LinkSpeed displayed as 10 Mbits for 10-Gbit network interfaces
HC-944 Quantum Scalar i6000: False alarms generated on invalid voltage sensors

Hardware Connectors 8

13 Changes - Released 2018-03-27

What's New

ID Description
HC-939 EMC Navisphere - Always alert on removed disks
HC-860 EMC Data Domain: Added monitoring of battery status
HC-836 Add support for HP EVA SSSU on Linux
HC-714 Added: Support for EMC Celerra and EMC VNX Unified (Block and NAS credentials must be identical). Support for Global and LDAP users on EMC VNX/CLARiiON. RAID Group / Storage Pool Monitoring added. Components without a status will no longer be shown.
HC-560 Add support for Quanta Rack Mount Server Unit (a.k.a. Ericsson Hyperscale)

Changes and Improvements

ID Description
HC-938 Dell iDRAC - Server connector: Improve network cards IDs to avoid false alarms and display names
HC-865 Removed support for Sun/Oracle ALOM monitoring (telnet protocol is no longer supported)
HC-810 Oracle X5 - /SYS/PWRBS sensor generating false alarms
HC-601 IBM DS (LSI) Disk Arrays (smcli): Improved discovery and identification of hardware components
HC-596 IBM HMC: Add refcode and actual time of the monitored events

Fixed Issues

ID Description
HC-935 HP ProLiant: Extraneous memory modules are discovered
HC-897 SSSU Connector - Various fixes and improvements in the discovery
HC-664 Brocade SAN Switches (SNMP): Inaccurate values for traffic parameters caused by 32-bit counters overflow

Hardware Sentry KM for PATROL 10.1.00

16 Changes - Released 2018-02-20

Changes and Improvements

ID Description
MSHW-5276 Performance improvement in AWK processing (no external process)
MSHW-5263 Performance optimization in the discovery process setting the alert thresholds
MSHW-5243 Scalability improvement in the collection process
MSHW-5188 Internal KM Issue Notification no longer triggers PATROL Events unless specified otherwise
MSHW-5166 Improved discovery performance: The discovery process now creates an instance file for each monitored host
MSHW-5165 New configuration variable (deactivatePowerConsumptionEstimation) to deactivate the power consumption estimation
MSHW-5158 The Hardware Health Report, automatically generated when a PATROL Event occurs, now provides additional information about the system impacted by a hardware failure or a threshold breach.
MSHW-5152 Performance significantly improved when monitoring a large number of systems
MSHW-5146 The product uses the most recent JRE available and prefers 64-bit versions over 32-bit versions when it is automatically selected.

Fixed Issues

ID Description
MSHW-5289 Monitored host not displayed as a separate device in TrueSight Operations when hostname cannot be resolved
MSHW-5250 When monitoring remote systems through SSH, the SSH client would not properly terminate, even after stopping/restarting PATROL Agent.
MSHW-5221 Updates of Global Variables in policies not taken into account until the PATROL Agent was restarted.
MSHW-5203 The TestReport parameter did not show the output of the command for the IPMI availability test
MSHW-5202 The rediscover() agent query prevented the host credentials from being properly stored when the host was rediscovered
MSHW-5181 StatusInformation parameter wrongly reports a LEDIndicator set to 2 as Off instead of On
MSHW-5172 Removing a connector from a Host Group through KM Commands does not work

Hardware Connectors 7

6 Changes - Released 2018-02-16

What's New

ID Description
HC-708 Add support for Synology DiskStation
HC-401 Add support for IBM FlashSystem 800 / 900 Series

Changes and Improvements

ID Description
HC-888 HP ProLiant Servers (SNMP) - Serial and Model Numbers are properly reported

Fixed Issues

ID Description
HC-846 "Hitachi HDS AMS/HUS - SNM2 CLI" connector may generate false alarms for Logical Disks
HC-830 Cisco UCS C-Series CIMC (SNMP): Empty slots discovered as physical disks
HC-576 EMC VNXe (uemcli): Unwanted disk instances, SSL certificate issues

Hardware Sentry KM for PATROL 10.0.01

5 Changes - Released 2018-01-04

Fixed Issues

ID Description
MSHW-5132 Connectors for Storage systems no longer work when leveraging a locally installed instrumentation layer
MSHW-5126 Password may appear in plain text when a command times out or fails
MSHW-5114 The ProtocolStatus-Command parameter triggers a false alarm for certain remote hosts
MSHW-5108 Timeout error when monitoring remote IBM AIX systems through SSH
MSHW-5101 Temporary files are not deleted on remotely monitored systems through SSH

Hardware Sentry KM for PATROL 10.0.00

34 Changes - Released 2017-12-22

What's New

ID Description
MSHW-4993 MS_HW_q allows you to dump the PATROL namespace in TrueSight Agent Query
MSHW-4974 MS_HW_q allows you to list the installed components and their versions (including Hardware Connectors)
MSHW-4947 MS_HW_q allows you to enable the Debug Mode for individual hosts in TrueSight Agent Query
MSHW-4916 Support for Java 9
MSHW-4832 Device information (as in Infoboxes) is now exposed in TrueSight Operations
MSHW-4831 MS_HW_q allows you to interact with the KM in TrueSight Agent Query (reinitialize, debug, pause, resume, remove, refresh, acknowledge, report, etc.)
MSHW-4763 It is now possible to specify the monitoring of several hosts at once, sharing the same configuration and credentials
MSHW-4751 A new MS_HW_REPORT class provides detailed information about the operation of the KM (self-monitoring)
MSHW-4745 Protocols can be enabled individually for each host and are monitored with specific parameters
MSHW-4734 Java 8 is required for the product to operate properly
MSHW-4728 Remote monitoring through telnet is no longer supported (will use SSH instead of previously configured hosts with telnet)
MSHW-4691 A new option allows you to automatically clean-up the list of previously discovered devices when the agent starts
MSHW-4576 Add support for HTTP and REST API-instrumented devices
MSHW-4573 Added remote monitoring of a Windows host from another Windows host through commands

Changes and Improvements

ID Description
MSHW-4999 TrueSight CMA mode is used only if an applicable policy is enabled in CMA
MSHW-4967 Default value for Unexpected Status Management in TrueSight CMA is now "OK"
MSHW-4939 Specific events are now triggered by default (rather than STD/41) to allow events to be forwarded with custom content
MSHW-4932 Annotations with comprehensive report of the problem when an alert is triggered is now enabled by default in TrueSight CMA policies
MSHW-4907 Support for SSH keyboard-interactive authentication
MSHW-4811 It is now possible to configure a specific FQDN for a monitored host
MSHW-4791 Link Speed greater than 20 GB/s was considered as invalid value and ignored
MSHW-4777 Java Settings are easier to configure with more detailed options
MSHW-4770 Configuration variable (snmpRetryIntervals) has been added to specify the interval in milliseconds at which the SNMP client must retry its requests until a response is received or the timeout is reached
MSHW-4683 Event messages are no longer limited to 2048 characters
MSHW-4651 Parameter LEDIndicator is added to MS_HW_LED class to report on the state of the LED (On, Off or Blinking)
MSHW-4650 Cisco UCS monitoring: Use MS_HW_CiscoUcsXmlQuery.jar by default on both Windows and Unix/Linux

Fixed Issues

ID Description
MSHW-5043 In the "Edit Settings" wizard for localhost, WMI credentials cannot be left blank when PATROL Agent configured to run as LOCALSYSTEM
MSHW-5029 Settings for 'sudo' in a TrueSight CMA policy were not honored for IPMI
MSHW-4870 Debug output did not show the output of a command that fails in timeout
MSHW-4789 ErrorPercent could report values greater than 100%
MSHW-4676 SNMPv3 with SHA authentication does not work
MSHW-4675 After a certain time, the product failed to process SSH, SNMP, or WBEM responses that exceeded a certain size and a certain execution time
MSHW-4671 Java processes would sometimes keep on running after a restart of the PATROL Agent preventing proper KM upgrades
MSHW-4643 Deleting a single host via KM Commands may wipe out the whole Hardware configuration

Hardware Connectors 6

37 Changes - Released 2017-12-22

What's New

ID Description
HC-819 Add support for EMC VPLEX
HC-681 Add support for HP 3PAR Storage Systems
HC-530 Add support for EMC Unity Storage Systems based on the embedded SMI-S provider
HC-508 Add support for EMC Isilon ONEFS 8 OS
HC-480 Add support for F5 BIG-IP and Radware Load Balancers

Changes and Improvements

ID Description
HC-700 EMC DataDomain: Disk Status incorrectly reported as 'Unknown'
HC-647 EMC Navisphere CLI: Add support for Linux, no longer requires administrator privileges
HC-615 EMC Isilon ONEFS 8: Storage pool capacity may be wrong
HC-584 Dell iDRAC - Storage: Improved Monitoring of Logical and Physical Disks
HC-559 Dell M1000E Chassis: Connections Serialized to Avoid CMC Saturation
HC-469 EMC DataDomain: More accurate labelling of the monitored objects
HC-448 Huawei RH2288H V3 Servers: Proper Labeling of Memory modules
HC-444 Fusion ioDrive: Add support for Windows
HC-407 Hitachi HNAS Systems: Add monitoring of System Drives and FC Ports
HC-325 Hitachi ComputeBlade 500: Add monitoring of temperature, fan, and voltage sensors
HC-76 On Windows, LUNs (MPIO Disks) needs to be monitored even if no FC ports are present

Fixed Issues

ID Description
HC-746 Degraded Controller Status on Disk Controllers for Oracle SPARC T5,T7 Servers
HC-731 "NetApp Filer - SNMP Agent" connector generating false alarms
HC-694 Missing Network Interfaces under individual Blades for Brocade SAN Switch
HC-627 NetApp Filers (SNMP): Properly handle "mixed_raid_type" as the status of an aggregate
HC-602 Oracle/Sun ILOM (SNMP): The status of LEDs (notably on power supplies) did not trigger alerts
HC-544 Sun Iostat (Non-Sun Disks): NETAPP LUN Detected as Physical Disk
HC-515 EMC Isilon ONEFS: Physical disks' status L3 generating false alarms
HC-514 Cisco SAN Switches (SSH): No data collected for statistical parameters on FC ports
HC-507 HP BladeSystem (SSH): The connector does not activate on newest firmware
HC-506 Pure Storage: Physical disks and other components not properly attached to the enclosure
HC-501 HP Insight Management (SNMP): Temperature thresholds not set correctly
HC-489 VMware ESXi: Port Speed and Duplex state not collected
HC-475 IBM VIOS: Errors related to ioscli in System Output Window
HC-460 Cisco UCS B200: Physical Network Interfaces showing duplicate MAC addresses
HC-450 EMC PowerPath: The connector did not activate when using sudo
HC-417 IBM VIO Server: No collected value for traffic and LinkStatus on virtual ports in SEA Virtual Adapters
HC-394 Quantum DXi (SSH): False alerts on physical disks, and various timeout error messages
HC-377 EMC Isilon: A logical disk with the name of "Drives:" triggers false alerts
HC-336 Oracle Netra SPARC T4-1: No CPUs discovered
HC-280 EMC VNX, VNXe: uemcli and Navisphere CLI connectors both activate, "unbound state" not recognized for disks
HC-27 IBM BladeCenter: Fan energy saving is not taken into account and triggers false alerts