Release Notes 2021

This section provides a summary of new features, enhancements, fixes, and open issues.
The
DX SaaS
Release Notes provides information about the new features, enhancements, and current and fixed issues for the common platform capabilities.
July 2021 - What's New
This release includes the following new features and enhancements:
RESTMon: New Version RESTMon 2.1 Released
RESTMon 2.1 is the latest version and includes the following features and enhancements:
  • Using the supportability metrics, you can view the health of the RESTMon application. To enable the supportability metrics, configure the supportability metrics-related settings or environment variables (Instance Name, Agent Token, and API Endpoint) in the yaml files. Alternatively, you can pass them as arguments during deployment.
    Supportability Metrics is not supported if the proxy is configured between RESTMon and DX OI.
  • The following dashboards are available out-of-the-box for RESTMon. These dashboards display the supportability metrics. You can find these dashboards in DX Dashboards.
    • RESTMon: Data Collector
    • RESTMon: Datastore
    • RESTMon: Monitoring Overview
    • RESTMon: Publisher
  • You can check the liveness and readiness state of the RESTMon application using the APIs. The Liveness state of the application indicates the status of the application. The Readiness state indicates if the application is ready to accept the traffic or not.
  • New Schemas for Third-party Integrations:
    This release of RESTMon supports integration with the following third-party products:
    AppNeta
    ,
    DELL EMC ECS
    ,
    MongoDB
    , and
    New Relic
    .
  • You can now define a single endpoint for all data categories to ingest data into DX OI. You can define the endpoint settings in the
    oisettings
    section of the
    restmon.json
    file. In the earlier version, the endpoints had to be defined separately for each data category.
    If you have already defined the endpoints separately, you may continue to use the same endpoints.
  • YAML File Changes:
    • values.yaml:
      The
      values.yaml
      file includes:
      • The Liveness and Readiness probes-specific configuration for the deployment.yaml file. Kubernetes uses this configuration to restart the pods when the liveness fails.
      • Settings for the supportability metrics and liveness and readiness check.
      • Configuration to enable node selector to deploy RESTMon on specific worker nodes in the Kubernetes cluster. You can configure the
        restmon.nodeSelector
        setting in the yaml file.
    • docker-compose.yaml:
      The
      docker-compose.yaml
      file includes new environment variables for supportability metrics, and for liveness and readiness check.
DX Dashboards: New Out-of-the-box Dashboards Available
Starting this rollout, the following dashboards are available out-of-the-box:
  • Capacity Analytics Dashboards
    : The following additional Capacity Analytics dashboards are available:
  • RESTMon Dashboards:
    The RESTMon dashboards is a new category that is added in this rollout. The following dashboards are available in this category:
    • This dashboard provides information about the Data Collector polling metrics such as Number of URLs to be Polled in the Task List, Processing Time, Exceptions, Failed URL Authentication Requests, and URL REST API Response Retries.
    • This dashboard provides information about the datastore, data table, and index size.
    • This dashboard provides information about the health, traffic, saturation, latency, and platform metrics.
    • This dashboard provides information about the Published Count for Entity, Metrics, Alarms, Topology, the Published Data for Metrics, Alarms, and Topology, and the Processing Time in milliseconds.
  • Health Monitoring Dashboards:
    The following additional dashboards are available for health monitoring:
    • This dashboard provides information about the health of the connector, and added and deleted entities, alarms, metrics, and groups. This dashboard also provides information about the total count, delta count, and the last successful push for the entities, alarms, metrics, and groups.
    • This dashboard provides information about the overview of the ingestion status and also the ingestion status by product.
  • Universal Monitoring Agent (UMA) Dashboards:
    The UMA dashboards is another new category that is added in this rollout. The following dashboards are available in this category:
    • This dashboard provides information about the resource utilization, container information, Disk I/O Network, Deployments, ReplicaSet, and DaemonSet for the cluster.
    • This dashboard provides information about the resource utilization, container information, Disk I/O Network, Deployments, ReplicaSet, and DaemonSet for all the clusters.
    • This dashboard provides information about the Pod, Capacity Analytics, Container Information, Deployments, DaemonSet, and ReplicaSet for the namespaces and projects.
    • This dashboard provides information about the Memory and CPU utilization of the pod, Load Average, CPU-related metrics for the node, and Total Containers, Total Images and so on, for the container.
    • This dashboard provides information about the Memory and CPU Usage of the pod, Network I/O, Disk I/O, Total Containers, Total Running Containers, and so on, for the container, and information about the Persistent Volume Claim.
All Alarm Policy: Trigger Alarm Notification Enhanced
The
Trigger Alarm Notification
section in the
Policies
page for
All Alarms
now includes the option
None
. You can use this option to deselect the rule attributes of an existing alarm policy. For example, if you have selected Severity Increases as the rule attribute during the policy creation, select None to clear this filter.
User Management: Service Account User Enhancement
A Tenant Administrator can now assign the out-of-the-box roles to the Service Account user. For more information, see the
Create a Service Account User
section.
Browser Support: Microsoft Edge Browser Supported
DX SaaS
is supported on the Microsoft Edge browser.
Known Issues
The following Known Issues were reported:
None Option in Trigger Alarm Notification is Not Selected
While creating or updating a policy for All Alarms, when you select
None
in the
Trigger Alarm Notification
section, the value is not selected.
Workaround:
None
Linked Policies Drop-down is Disabled
When you click the ITSM tile in the
DX OI > Settings
page, you are redirected to the ITSM creation or editing page in
DX SaaS
. If the ITSM channels count is zero, the ITSM creation page in DX SaaS opens but the
Linked Policies
drop-down is disabled.
Workaround:
None
June 2021 - What's New
This release includes the following new features and enhancements:
Message Template Variables Picker
The message template now includes the
Add Variables
option which lists all the supported variables that you can include in a message template. These variables are categorized based on the alarm type. You can select the required variable from the list.  For more information, see the section.
Changes to Situations
The policy filter for Situations includes the following changes:
  • The following filters are set by default:
    Is Orphan: false
    and
    Age (in min): 10 (Greater than)
    . In the earlier version, the filter was
    Alarm Type: SituationCluster
    and
    Is Stable: true
  • You can delete the
    Age (In min)
    filter only if the
    Is Stable
    filter is set to true.
  • For filter options that require you to enter the numerical values, you can now use the
    Less than
    option in the filter. For example, you can filter bye Age (In min) > less that 10.
Channels Page Enhancements
The Channels page includes the following enhancements:
  • The total number of channels is displayed.
  • You can now enable and disable a single channel or multiple channels on the Channels home page and at the same time. In the earlier version, you had to open each channel individually to enable or disable them.
DX Dashboard Enhancements
DX Dashboards includes the following enhancements:
Variable Dependencies
You can view the dependencies of the variables using the
Show Dependencies
button in the
Variables
page. Click
Show Dependencies
to view how all the variables are related. To view the dependencies of a single variable, click the
Show Usages
icon. You can move the map and you can also zoom in and zoom out the image. To zoom in, pinch out and to zoom out, pinch in. For more information, see the section.
Shorten URL
You can generate the shorten URL of the dashboard link that you want to share. To generate the shorten URL, enable the Shorten URL option in the
Share > Link
tab.
Rename a Query
You can rename an existing query. To rename, hover over the query name to display the edit icon as shown.
Rename a Query
FedRAMP Enhancements
The following FedRAMP enhancements are included:
FedRAMP Enhancements - Configure Concurrent Sessions
You can now limit the number of concurrent sessions for a user to prevent large-scale DoS attacks when a user credential is compromised. If the number of sessions exceeds this limit, a message is displayed indicating the same. To increase or decrease this limit, contact the
Broadcom Support
.
By default, there is no limit on the number of concurrent sessions for a user. However the number of concurrent sessions must always be more than one.
APM: SiteMinder Dashboards
The DX Dashboards now includes the following APM: SiteMinder dashboards out-of-the-box:
  • APM: SiteMinder Overview
  • APM: SiteMinder Policy Servers Errors
  • APM: SiteMinder Policy Servers Load
  • APM: SiteMinder Policy Servers Response Times
  • APM: SiteMinder Web Agents Errors Top/Bottom 5
  • APM: SiteMinder Web Agents Load Top/Bottom 5
  • APM: SiteMinder Web Agents Overview
  • APM: SiteMinder Web Agents Response Times Top/Bottom 5
For more information, see the section.
May 2021 - What's New
This release includes the following new features and enhancements:
New Look and Feel
DX SaaS
has a new look with new icons and color code. The following image illustrates the new look:
LaunchPad
You can navigate to the common services for these capabilities using the
Settings
option in the left navigation pane. You can also disable the
Always Show Menu
option that is at the bottom of the navigation pane to hide this menu.
Connector Parameters
The
Connector Parameters
section in the
Settings
page provides all the mandatory parameters that are required to configure DX OI Connectors in a single page. You can copy the values for these parameters using the Clipboard icon.
The parameters are grouped into the following categories:
  • Identities:
    Displays the Cohort ID value.
  • Endpoint URLs:
    Displays endpoint URLs for Jarvis, TAS, NAS, and Query API.
  • Tokens:
    Provides an option to generate a token to ingest data into DX OI.
For more information, see the section.
April 2021 - What's New
This release includes the following new features, enhancements, and know issues:
Support for Multi-Value Join in AIOps_Insights Data Source
Using the
Metric Aggregations
option in the
AIOps_Insights
data source, you can now view additional metrics for the inventory entities in a single table. You can view a maximum of 10 metrics for each of the inventory entities by joining the
AIOps_Inventory
and
AIOps_Metrics
data sources. For example, you can view metrics such as risk, health, and other metrics for all the services of your tenant in a single table.
To view the metrics, enable the
Metric Aggregations
in the
AIOps_Metrics
data source and provide your own query or the sample query that is displayed. But ensure that the query meets the following conditions:
  • The raw query must include a GROUP op. Only one GROUP op is allowed.
  • The raw query must include an AGG op.
  • Only 10 FROM op can be defined.
Metric Aggregations does not support the
AIOps_Metrics
format.
In the earlier version, only one metric was displayed for an inventory entity. For more information, see the section.
Auto Closure of Alarms
The auto-alarm closure is enabled by default. If any open alarm has no updates for more than 30 days, then that alarm is closed automatically.
  • If the defined policy filter criteria is met for auto-closed alarms, email and webhook notifications are not triggered.
  • If there are any open tickets for auto-closed alarms, those tickets get closed.
For more information, see the section.
Capacity Analytics (CPA) Dashboards
The following CPA dashboards are now available out-of-the-box:
  • Capacity Analytics Projections by Non-Percentage Metrics
  • Capacity Analytics Projections by Service/Group
  • Service/Group Level Projections
For more information, see the section.
Regex Support for Visualization Panels
You can now define the regex patterns to display only a part of the series name or path for the following visualization panels:
  • Discrete Panel
  • Heatmap
  • Polystat
  • Traffic Lights
  • Worldmap
For more information, see the , , , , and visualization panels documentation.
March 2021 - What's New
This release includes the following new features, enhancements, and know issues:
Policy Creation for Situations
You can now create a policy for situations to generate an alarm when the filter criteria in the policy is met. For more information, see the section.
New Message Template for Situations
A new message template that is named
Situation Alarm Notification Template
is available for situations. This template defines the content of the message that is sent when an alert occurs for Situations. For more information, see the section.
Webhook Enhancements
The Webhook and Slack channels include the following enhancements:
  • Key-Value Picker:
    You can now select the Key-Value pair for the Webhook headers from the drop-down list or you can add your own header key-value pair. To add your own pair, add the fields to the payload that is sent to the Webhook's configured endpoint.
  • Add Keys:
    Using the Add Keys option, you can select and add the payload keys from the list.
  • Test Button:
    After you have added the Webhook channel, you can Test if the Webhook integration is successful.
  • The
    Certificate Auth
    Authentication Type that was displayed due to a bug is fixed now.
  • The
    Enable
    toggle button is changed to a checkbox.
For more information, see the
Webhooks
section.
New Filter Attributes for Message Templates
The following new filter attributes are available for the
All Alarms
alarm type in the
Policies
page:
  • Management Module
  • Agent Name
  • Process Name
  • Component Name
  • Application name
  • Alert Name (If it exists in the all_alarms index or if already present)
  • Host Name (If it exists in the all_alarms index or if already present)
You can use these attributes in all the message templates except in the Default Ticketing Management Template.
Regex Specifier Enhancement
In the
AIOps_Metrics
data source, when you define the regex pattern, messages are displayed to help you define patterns that improve the response time and also fetch the required data. For more information, see the section.
New OOTB Dashboards Available
The following Google Virtual Private Cloud dashboards are available out-of-the-box:
  • Google Cloud Interconnect
  • Google Cloud Router
  • Google VPC Overview
For more information, see the section.
Export Dashboard Data in CSV Format
When you schedule a dashboard report that contains a table visualization panel, you can now configure to export the complete table data in the CSV format along with the report. Enabling the
Export Table Data
option in the
Reports
page mails the complete table data along with the report. For more information, see the section.
If a dashboard has multiple table visualization panels with the same name, data for only one of those panels is emailed as a CSV report. However, for panels with different names, each table data is emailed separately.
February 2021 - What's New
This release includes the following new features, enhancements, and know issues:
RESTMon
A newer version - RESTMon 2.0 is now available and includes the following features and enhancements:
  • RESTMon Container:
    Now available as a container on the following platforms:
  • The Virtual machine-based version of RESTMon 2.0 is available both as part of the DX Gateway package and also as a separate package. You can download the DX Gateway package from
    DX SaaS
    and the separate package from the Broadcom support site.
  • RESTMon 2.0 comes with the following new connectors to ingest data:
January 2021 - What's New
This release includes the following new features, enhancements, and know issues:
Changes to the
DX SaaS
Login Page
When you log in to
DX SaaS
, you are first prompted to enter the Tenant ID. Then depending on the authentication method of the tenant, the corresponding login page is displayed. Earlier, the login page prompted for the Username, Password, and the Tenant ID.
Login Page