Release date: 27 January 2015
Version 7.0 introduces new features and enhancements,
and provides some fixes.
- The alert list report can be filtered by type and text contents.
This allows a report to focus on one area of monitoring, for example
service failures or availability changes.
- The event log report has ability to use its own filter set. This
allows reports to be created that highlight specific areas of
concern, for example application crashes or SQL Server
- A new type of managed network allows individual systems, with
all connection details and credentials independently specified for
each system, to be monitored.
- Service monitoring for Linux is now supported. This monitors all
installed services in the same way as Windows services.
- File contents monitoring provides the ability to monitor any
text-based log file for keywords. Log files that are created
periodically (such as generated by a web server) and log files that
are "re-used" (such as created by SQL Server) are both supported.
- Event log filters can be configured to expire at a set date and
time. This can be used to effectively filter out a temporary problem
that may take a while to resolve, but for which monitoring is still
required in the long term.
- Active response message processing, mail server monitoring and
mail infrastructure monitoring can now send and collect messages
directly from Exchange servers.
- When monitoring the security assessment of a Windows system, the
agent can now carry out an automatic unattended install of the Microsoft
Baseline Security Analyzer by downloading the appropriate package
from the Microsoft web site or from a local share.
- TCP-based server monitoring allows monitoring of any system that
responds to inbound TCP requests. Overall availability and a
returned text banner can both be monitored.
- Monitoring failures (where for technical reasons it was not
possible to carry out the monitoring, rather than carrying out the
monitoring and detecting an issue) are notified every few hours, not
just once at the time of the failure.
- When exporting a scheduled report as a file, the output can now
be a full web archive, an HTML page or a simple HTML fragment.
- Mail infrastructure monitoring, where a message is sent between
two mail servers and the round-trip time assessed, is now easy to
configure using an individual systems managed network.
- When requesting a report via active response processing, the
report output option defaults to embedded if not specified.
- New MIBs for Eaton and Emerson UPSs added to MIB library.
- The central MIB catalogue is now managed by the operations
server and can be updated using remotely connected consoles if
- Custom programs, used for bespoke monitoring, managed network
generation or scheduled report customisation can be passed sensitive
parameters, such as passwords, without exposing those parameters as
plain text in the user interface.
- Availability monitoring can be configured to suppress "system
- A new Synology policy enables monitoring of processor load, memory, disk
space, network traffic and disk temperatures.
- The default e-mail and mobile phone numbers, obtained from
Active Directory and used for scheduled report and response
configuration, can be overridden in the console if required.
- Custom programs can specify an "executable" of a text file, and the
result is simply the contents of the text file.
- Added support for TLS connections when monitoring POP3 mail
servers directly and using POP3 mail servers as part of mail
- Improved the security of the communication between ServerAssist
- The installation routine no longer adds firewall exceptions to
the Public profile.
- When overriding the appearance of the dashboards on an
Infrastructure Summary report, the appearance is correctly set by
the report definition.
- The configuration analysis section of the Infrastructure Summary
report no longer references discovered systems not included
elsewhere on the report.
- Improved the processing of report templates that include UTF-8
- Policy application of performance items no longer updates
performance items to be included on the default report if they were
previously configured as excluded.
- The event log filter wizard no longer permits adding event log
filters to policies that are not configured for event log
- Resolved an issue where the intra-page links between dashboards
on the Infrastructure Summary report were not correct.
- Other performance, reliability and usability fixes.