Release Notes

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

Hardware Sentry KM for PATROL 11.0.01

1 Changes - Released 2020-10-20

Fixed Issues

ID Description
MSHW-5735 Green IT cannot retrieve hardware information from PATROL Agent running Hardware Sentry KM for PATROL v11.0.00 or lower

Hardware Connectors 21

6 Changes - Released 2020-10-19

Changes and Improvements

ID Description
HC-1348 Hitachi Storage Command Suite SMI-S Agent: Create a separate device for each disk array in TrueSight
HC-1347 EMC SMI-S Agent (ECOM): Create a separate device for each disk array in TrueSight
HC-1344 Add support for Pure Storage REST
HC-1330 Dell MX Chassis and Blades (REST): Improved blade and chassis naming and ID
HC-1077 Add support for NetApp SolidFire
HC-1074 Dell iDRAC9 (REST): Add support for rack mount servers

Hardware Sentry KM for PATROL 11.0.00

9 Changes - Released 2020-10-19

What's New

ID Description
MSHW-5616 A new Component for TSPS adds a hardware-dedicated view and Green IT reports

Changes and Improvements

ID Description
MSHW-5713 Power Consumption estimation algorithm is tuned to better calculate the thermal dissipation of typical server components
MSHW-5610 The discovery phase has been optimized to complete faster and consume less resources

Fixed Issues

ID Description
MSHW-5716 Web UI: in CMA mode the monitored systems are not displayed
MSHW-5654 When configured through a TrueSight CMA policy, Network Interfaces did not trigger any alerts for Link Status, Link Speed and Duplex Mode parameters
MSHW-5629 The MS_HW_REPORT class reports an incorrect Power Consumption value
MSHW-5598 Web UI: Systems with multiple IP addresses prevented adding the monitoring of additional hosts
MSHW-5458 On Unix and Linux, removing a host and re-adding it may trigger incorrect missing device alerts
MSHW-5454 Dots (.) in host IDs were no longer supported

Hardware Connectors 20

12 Changes - Released 2020-09-17

Changes and Improvements

ID Description
HC-1336 Isilon Voltage thresholds are too aggressive for connector MS_HW_EMCIsilonREST.hdfs
HC-1334 EMC Navisphere CLI: Add Additional Statuses
HC-1332 ESXi version check needs to be adjusted for ESX7 for several connectors
HC-1331 VMware ESXi: Add the monitoring of battery
HC-1082 Dell Compellent Storage Manager: Create Separate Devices in Truesight
HC-1068 EMC Isilon 8 (SSH): Add Cluster Serial Number
HC-1048 Add support for Dell EMC XtremIO
HC-977 Cisco UCS C-Series: Improved identification of memory modules and physical disks

Fixed Issues

ID Description
HC-1339 NetApp E-Series: Connector doesn't activate for all systems
HC-1338 Isilon battery status is flagged incorrectly as alert for Good-Testing
HC-1335 HP Insight Management Agent-Drive Array: Battery is reported as missing instead of having a failed status when its capacitor is failed
HC-1062 Dell Compellent: Fans and Power Supplies may not be discovered with latest Storage Center

Hardware Connectors 19

10 Changes - Released 2020-03-12

Changes and Improvements

ID Description
HC-1064 EMC Celerra: Alarm not generated on a faulted component
HC-1063 Dell EqualLogic PS Series : Report the service tag number of enclosures
HC-1054 HP BladeSystem: Activate Power Consumption and Temperature parameters only when its value is available.
HC-1053 Cisco UCS C-Series CIMC (SNMP): Add power consumption parameter
HC-1052 VMware ESXi: Deactivate temperature status parameter when temperature reading and sensors are available
HC-1051 Lenovo IMM: Activate Power Consumption parameter only when its value is available
HC-1050 Lenovo ThinkSystem: Activate Power Consumption parameter only when its value is available

Fixed Issues

ID Description
HC-1060 Cisco UCS C-Series CIMC (SNMP): removed devices may still be discovered
HC-1056 Dell MX7000 REST: Connector never activates
HC-1055 Dell iDRAC REST: Connector never activates

Hardware Sentry KM for PATROL 10.2.01

2 Changes - Released 2020-01-30

Fixed Issues

ID Description
MSHW-5449 HTTP-based connectors may stop working after upgrading to version 10.2.00
MSHW-5448 Event generated for the Present parameter even though missing device detection has been disabled

Hardware Sentry KM for PATROL 10.2.00

11 Changes - Released 2020-01-14

What's New

ID Description
MSHW-5377 General improvements of the main collection engine
MSHW-5376 Expose Hardware Sentry specific features in Monitoring Studio X Web UI
MSHW-5375 Add top level class representing the KM, different from the class representing the monitored hosts

Changes and Improvements

ID Description
MSHW-5368 SSH: Add Support for SHA2 algorithms for HMAC and Kex
MSHW-5358 Configuring hosts to monitor in a CMA policy allows special characters that breaks the discovery
MSHW-5352 automaticReinitialization now uses options set in defaultReinitializationOptions

Fixed Issues

ID Description
MSHW-5399 Alert Actions: Email Alert Action cannot be configured when a threshold is reached.
MSHW-5362 Hardware Inventory Report appends irrelevant information to Memory Size
MSHW-5354 get_ranges errors occurred when the Temperature parameter of the MS_HW_TEMPERATURE class was not activated
MSHW-5343 N times comes to default after a KM reinitialize for linkspeed parameter
MSHW-5338 Voltage Refresh Parameters Menu Does Not Refresh

Hardware Connectors 18

8 Changes - Released 2019-12-23

Changes and Improvements

ID Description
HC-1045 HP SSSU - Add Support for EVA HSV3xx controller enclosures. Fixed Physical Disk Sizes.
HC-1044 Brocade SAN Switch SMI Agent - Create separate devices for each physical switch in TrueSight
HC-1042 VMware ESXi 5 LUN (SSH): On Nimble, take into account LUNs having "eui" as prefix in their Device name
HC-1041 Data Domain Storage Appliance (SNMP): Battery status may be wrongly reported
HC-1031 Support of Dell MX7000 Chassis (REST)
HC-1029 Add support for monitoring Dell servers via their iDRAC using REST
HC-1014 Add Support for SuperMicro systems

Fixed Issues

ID Description
HC-1034 IBM AIX: LinkSpeed displays 10 Mb/s for 10-Gb/s network interfaces

Hardware Connectors 17

5 Changes - Released 2019-09-24

Changes and Improvements

ID Description
HC-1039 EMC uemcli (VNXe) : Force serialization of the different uemcli commands
HC-1037 EMC Isilon: Change physical disk "Replace" status to alarm
HC-1030 IBM VIO Server Connector: Data collection for network interfaces takes too long or times out
HC-1025 Add support for Dell MX7000 Chassis (SSH)

Fixed Issues

ID Description
HC-1038 Dell Compellent: Connector does not activate

Hardware Connectors 16

5 Changes - Released 2019-06-25

Changes and Improvements

ID Description
HC-1023 EMC DataDomain - Add Numeric Percentage for Battery Charge
HC-1020 NetApp: Add support for monitoring 7-mode systems via ONTAP API
HC-1018 EMC Navisphere - Alert on removed devices - Add controller modules part numbers on some systems
HC-430 Add support for NetApp E-Series Storage Systems

Fixed Issues

ID Description
HC-1024 Lenovo: Incorrect Voltage value

Hardware Connectors 15

10 Changes - Released 2019-03-13

Changes and Improvements

ID Description
HC-1016 Add support for older VPLEX systems (5.5 or earlier)
HC-1011 IBM xSeries IMM - Add support for older systems
HC-1006 Add support for Dell EMC Isilon through SNMP
HC-1005 Add support for Dell EMC Isilon through REST API
HC-990 MS_HW_IBMVIOS.hdf: Add the monitoring of all FC cards
HC-854 Add support for NetApp through REST API

Fixed Issues

ID Description
HC-1015 EMC Isilon SSH - Prevent false logical disk instances creating alerts
HC-1012 EMC Isilon 8 (SSH) : Battery Status is not interpreted properly
HC-1009 Dell MD3000 - IBM SMcli connector would activate superfluously
HC-1007 EMC Navisphere CLI - "Resume Faulted" is not properly reported

Hardware Connectors 14

10 Changes - Released 2019-01-08

Changes and Improvements

ID Description
HC-995 Add Support for Fujitsu ServerView Version 8
HC-994 Data Domain Storage Appliance (SNMP): Battery discharges should not be considered as alarming
HC-993 EMC Navisphere CLI: Add support for VNX systems with SPE enclosures
HC-991 Dell Compellent: Add support for Dell REST API version 3 and higher
HC-983 IBM HMC - Include Additional Event Information (HMC v8+ only)
HC-964 Add support for Juniper Switches
HC-958 Hitachi VSP G Series : Ethernet Ports are now discovered and monitored
HC-942 EMC VNX/Celerra/Clariion: Disabled ports trigger false alerts
HC-937 Add Support for Dell MD3000 (smcli)

Fixed Issues

ID Description
HC-1002 Fujitsu ServerView: Added serial number and fixed incorrect temperature alert

Hardware Connectors 13

4 Changes - Released 2018-11-16

Changes and Improvements

ID Description
HC-981 Add support of physical network interfaces for HP ProLiant Gen8 (and later) servers through iLO
HC-979 Dell EqualLogic: Add support for Controllers

Fixed Issues

ID Description
HC-987 Oracle/Sun Solaris - Environment (prtpicl): Temperature and Voltage parameters not properly collected.
HC-986 EMC Celerra/VNX Unified System (SSH): block storage may not be discovered

Hardware Connectors 12

9 Changes - Released 2018-09-21

Changes and Improvements

ID Description
HC-978 EMC Isilon - Improve Storage Pool event descriptions
HC-976 HP Insight Management Agent - Drive Array: Improve disk controller's status when its battery is recharging
HC-975 Add support for Lenovo ThinkSystem SR630 rack-mount servers
HC-970 Add support for Cisco UCS S-Series
HC-680 Add support for IBM XIV Storage Systems through XCLI

Fixed Issues

ID Description
HC-980 EMC Navisphere CLI (Global User): Physical disks are not discovered
HC-973 EMC SMI-S Agent (ECOM) connector: missing instances due to duplicate DeviceID's
HC-972 NetApp Filer (SNMP): Physical disks may not be discovered
HC-971 Cisco UCS C-Series CIMC (SNMP): Enclosure status is inaccurate, connector applies to non C-series servers

Hardware Connectors 11

7 Changes - Released 2018-07-18

Changes and Improvements

ID Description
HC-965 Dell EMC VNX: Add support for latest version of navisseccli
HC-960 Linux Network: ip is now preferred over ifconfig in 2 separate connectors
HC-951 NetApp Filers: Disk Shelves are displayed as separate objects (requires ONTAP 9), System Electronics Monitoring, Part Numbers of Power Supplies
HC-864 Add support for Nimble Storage Systems

Fixed Issues

ID Description
HC-966 Oracle/Sun Solaris - Environment (prtpicl): False alarms on disabled voltage, temperature, LED and fan sensors
HC-962 Fiber Alliance switches: Link Status and Bandwidth Utilization parameters not properly collected
HC-961 Dell EqualLogic: Status of physical disks not properly interpreted for newer versions of EqualLogic

Hardware Connectors 10

5 Changes - Released 2018-05-30

Changes and Improvements

ID Description
HC-956 Add support for Hitachi VSP G Series through Storage Navigator SMI-S
HC-955 Linux - Network: Add support for interface name starting with enp, ens, eno and for systems where net-tools (ifconfig) is not installed
HC-953 Dell Compellent: Serial Number and Service Tag added for controllers
HC-952 Oracle/Sun - ZFS Storage Appliance : SSH connections are serialized to avoid connection limit

Fixed Issues

ID Description
HC-946 IBM AIX - Common: Connector not reporting network interfaces in "Dead" state

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

8 Changes - Released 2018-05-04

Changes and Improvements

ID Description
HC-948 HP Insight Management Agent - Server: Power supply may be reported as Unknown when unplugged or removed
HC-943 Improve performance of EMC VNX/Clariion/Celerra connectors
HC-941 Add the monitoring of power supplies for IBM Data Power
HC-886 Add support for Dell Compellent

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

Changes and Improvements

ID Description
HC-939 EMC Navisphere - Always alert on removed disks
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-860 EMC Data Domain: Added monitoring of battery status
HC-836 Add support for HP EVA SSSU on Linux
HC-810 Oracle X5 - /SYS/PWRBS sensor generating false alarms
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-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
HC-560 Add support for Quanta Rack Mount Server Unit (a.k.a. Ericsson Hyperscale)

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

Changes and Improvements

ID Description
HC-888 HP ProLiant Servers (SNMP) - Serial and Model Numbers are properly reported
HC-708 Add support for Synology DiskStation
HC-401 Add support for IBM FlashSystem 800 / 900 Series

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

Changes and Improvements

ID Description
MSHW-4999 TrueSight CMA mode is used only if an applicable policy is enabled in CMA
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-4967 Default value for Unexpected Status Management in TrueSight CMA is now "OK"
MSHW-4947 MS_HW_q allows you to enable the Debug Mode for individual hosts in TrueSight Agent Query
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-4916 Support for Java 9
MSHW-4907 Support for SSH keyboard-interactive authentication
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-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-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-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
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

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

Changes and Improvements

ID Description
HC-819 Add support for EMC VPLEX
HC-700 EMC DataDomain: Disk Status incorrectly reported as 'Unknown'
HC-681 Add support for HP 3PAR Storage Systems
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-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
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
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