The Windows collector version 71 is now available. Notable improvements include:
- Stability improvements for the AppAccess Service.
- Fixed an issue that could show up at installation time if network connectivity is not available during the startup process.
- If there are issues at startup, the collector will exit and generate an Event Log explaining the problem.
- Handling of a random problem that could disable log collection.
- Improved statistics when using overlapped sockets.
- Event Log collection will include the Event ID.
The Windows collector version 69 is now available. Notable improvements include:
- Fixed issue related to updating the collector via the UI, which caused the collector to hang and exit without updating.
The newest version of the Windows Collector: Version 65 is now available.
This latest release includes:
- Official support for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012R2
- Bug fix for Windows Performance Counters
- Various other bug fixes
Keep your collectors up to date by going to Administration – Collector and selecting Update.
Windows Collector Version 52 in now available.
This collector version provides fixes to multiple previously seen bugs.
You can update your collectors by going to Administration – Collectors on the AppFirst workbench.
Windows Collector Version 48 was released at the end of this week. This version is a milestone for the Windows Collector, which now supports Nagios plug-ins.
Update your collectors by going to Administration – Collectors.
We’d like to wish you a happy belated Valentine’s Day and share the new features and fixes we made this week! Here’s the rundown with descriptions below:
Updates to both Linux and Windows collectors, updates to our Alerting System, Stolen Time Measurements, and two limited beta features.
- Linux Collector Version 55 available now! We made significant improvements in the thread data collection algorithm so make sure you update your collector.
- Windows Collector Version 40 available now! We made a fix for an AppAccess Service crash bug, a fix for losing shared memory thread space by doubling adding threads, and a fix to NOT install into system32 and explorer.exe by default.
- Updates to our Alerting System. Previously, high response time alerts for tenants with many collectors would cause the responder to crash and alerting to slow down. Alerting would ask for data for all the tenant’s collectors, instead of specific data it needed. So we modified the way alerting does the root cause algorithm for high response time alerts so it only asks for what it needs.
- Stolen Time Measurements. You can view the percentage of Stolen Time in the Server widget under System Resources. About Stolen Time:
Essentially, the steal time cycle counts the amount of time that your VM is ready to run but could not run due to other VM’s competing for the CPU. This is a particularly relevant statistic to think about when you are using a cloud service provider. With cloud service providers you don’t control the hypervisor (as an enterprise customer would in a traditional datacenter). As a result, you don’t know how much the hypervisor is oversubscribed nor do you have insight or control into the amount of resources that other VM’s are taking from your compute requirements.
New Beta Features – Limited Availability!!!
We’re releasing two new beta features for a select number of people. StatsD Business Metrics and a new and improved Data Flow. StatsD will allow you to push your custom business data to our backend and can be graphed and correlated with the other data sources we collect. Our new Data Flow is in the first phase of Transaction Tracing.
If you’re interested in testing out either of these beta features, you can contact us on Skype at appfirsthelp or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope you all enjoy!