New PRTG Version Update
NOVEMBER 24TH 2020 – VERSION 188.8.131.522
New Version Key Features
DELL EMC UNITY ENCLOSURE HEALTH V2
The new Dell EMC Unity Enclosure Health v2 BETA sensor monitors the health of a disk-array enclosure (DAE) or a physical or virtual disk processor enclosure (DPE) on a Dell EMC storage system. It shows the health status and, depending on the target device, temperatures as well as the status of cooling modules, drives, storage processors, power supplies, and link control cards. This sensor will help you to ensure your Dell EMC Unity enclosure is always working as expected.
MICROSOFT AZURE SUBSCRIPTION COST
The new Microsoft Azure Subscription Cost BETA sensor monitors the cost in a Microsoft Azure subscription so that you can keep track of the overall expenses of your subscription. It shows the current and previous period cost, the cost forecast, user budgets, and the most expensive service by category.
VEEAM BACKUP JOB STATUS
The new Veeam Backup Job Status BETA sensor monitors the status of all backup job runs on the Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager in the last 24 hours. It shows the number of successful and failed job runs, running and finished job runs, job runs in warning states, and scheduled backup jobs. This sensor gives you a general overview of the status of your backup jobs so that you see the jobs which need your immediate attention at a glance.
MODBUS TCP CUSTOM
Thanks to your feedback, we implemented several improvements for the Modbus TCP Custom BETA sensor that we introduced in the last PRTG version.
• We improved the usage of the sensor settings.
• We increased the range for register addresses.
• Register numbers can now start from 0.
• You can define a lower scanning interval than 60 seconds.
• The sensor log provides more information.
• We updated help texts and documentation.
Important: After updating from PRTG 20.4.63 to 20.4.64 or later, you will have to add the sensor anew. Running Modbus TCP Custom sensors will show a down status after you have installed the update due to changes in our underlying Modbus monitoring configuration.
You can now create device templates that include the sensor types MQTT Round Trip, MQTT Statistics, and MQTT Subscribe Custom. You can use the device templates to add MQTT sensors via auto-discovery.
The MySQL v2 sensor now supports authentication with caching_sha2_password on MySQL 8.0 and later. In previous versions, the sensor showed the error message Authentication method 'caching_sha2_password' not supported by any of the available plugin when you tried to monitor MySQL server version 8.0.
OPC UA SERVER STATUS
We further improved the OPC UA Server Status BETA sensor that we introduced in the last PRTG version. Thank you for your feedback!
• The sensor can now monitor session related metrics if diagnostics data is activated on the server, so that PRTG can notify you if there are too many ongoing sessions or the amount of timeout sessions increases.
• We added support for authentication with username and password, as well as you can use encryption and provide a certificate to authenticate the sensor against the OPC UA server.
• We improved the general performance of OPC UA sensors in this version by minimizing their network communication.
• We drastically reduced the amount of log entries that OPC UA sensors write into the probe.log file.
The SSL Certificate sensor has a new timeout setting for TCP read requests, which is useful if you monitor a slow server with the sensor.
CISCO IP SLA
Tag and Owner are now in the correct column when adding the Cisco IP SLA sensor. Furthermore, the sensor will not erroneously add a vendors_cisco tag to a device anymore when you run an auto-discovery and the discovered device is not a Cisco device.
You can add Google Analytics sensors again. The sensor type needed a new OAuth verification by Google to be able to access data.
HTTP PUSH DATA SENSOR
The HTTP Push Data Advanced sensor now applies the unit to a channel value if provided in the push message and as defined in the Channel Unit Configuration settings.
Smart URL Replacement in the HTTP Transaction sensor now even works if you use the Alternate/Compatibility Mode as Monitoring Engine. In previous versions, the URL replacement only worked with the recommended default monitoring engine. Please note that support for ports in smart URL replacement when using the compatibility mode will only come with a later version.
SNMP CUSTOM TABLE
We fixed an issue with SNMP Custom Table sensors that are created via auto-discovery. In certain cases, the sensors were created with invalid IDs and uncommon sensor names and immediately showed a down status after creation.
SQL V2 SENSORS
We fixed an issue with SQL v2 sensors that caused a down status with the message Error: An item with the same key has already been added because PRTG did not properly reset the parameters after a sensor timeout.
The auto-discovery with template can add certain WMI sensors again. In previous versions, you could not add the sensor types WMI Exchange Server, WMI Sharepoint Process, and WMI Vital System Data v2 sensors, for example, by using an auto-discovery with template.
If you change the Login Name of an Active Directory user account in PRTG, it is not possible anymore to login with the changed login name because this user account does not exist in the Active Directory. The login with the original login name still works and will create a new Active Directory user account in PRTG. In previous version, the behavior in such cases was unreliable.
We fixed an issue with historic data queries via the PRTG API. In certain scenarios, the queries could take too much time since we improved the memory consumption of historic data queries in PRTG 20.1.57.
We fixed a potential deadlock that could happen when PRTG saved the configuration, resulting in a server crash in rare cases.
The Local Probe now keeps its name after a server restart in Japanese, Russian, and Chinese language versions. In previous versions, the name of the probe was overridden by question marks (??) after a restart.
We fixed an issue with the login of PRTG user accounts that occurred in rare cases when changing the password of a user who was logged in into PRTG Desktop at the same time. A re-login was not possible for some time in such cases.
We fixed a potential deadlock that could happen in rare cases when using the Map Designer. PRTG became unresponsive in such cases and required a server restart to work again.
You can edit the settings of multiple devices, groups, and probes at once again. In previous versions, multi-edit on these objects resulted in an error with the message The validation of the data you entered has failed when you saved your changes.
Multi-editing limits of sensors now properly works for sensors with channels that display data in percent of the maximum value. In previous versions, the applied limit values were incorrect if two or more multi-edited channels had different maximum values.
We removed some redundant entries from the History tab of notification templates that still appeared on 64-bit installations of PRTG.
Links to sensors and devices in PDF reports work again. In previous versions, the links included a wrong port and could not be opened.
We fixed an issue that prevented a clean uninstall of PRTG on Windows 10 Pro 64-bit instances.
You can collapse and expand library nodes again.
Fixed System Information
The System table on System Information tabs shows data for specific SNMP devices again. In previous versions, PRTG could not retrieve system information data from SNMP devices if an interface had multiple IP addresses. You received the message Error: duplicates not allowed in this case.
Fixed PRTG for Android
Sorting by status in the alarms section of PRTG for Android corresponds to the sorting in the web interface again if you connect your app to PRTG version 20.4.64 and later.
The following sensor types are not in beta status anymore and are now fully supported.
• AWS Cost
• Cloud HTTP v2
• Cloud Ping v2
• DNS v2
• Microsoft 365 Service Status
• Microsoft 365 Service Status Advanced
• MQTT Round Trip
• MQTT Statistics
•SNMP Nutanix Cluster Health
• SNMP Nutanix Hypervisor
• SNMP Fujitsu System Health v2
• WMI Microsoft SQL Server 2019
• Zoom Service Status
We added two new experimental sensors that you can manually enable.
• Microsoft Azure SQL Database: The experimental Microsoft Azure SQL Database sensor monitors your Microsoft Azure SQL Database instances so that you are notified if there is an issue with your SQL instance. The sensor in the current experimental status has the known issue that the sensor will stop working as expected it if the database type changes or has changed from vCore to DTU or vice-versa. If you try out the sensor and encounter this issue, we would kindly ask you to contact us and provide the sensor logs if possible. This will help us to further develop the sensor.
• Modbus RTU Custom: The experimental Modbus RTU Custom sensor monitors up to 5 values that your Modbus RTU device returns.
ALL PARTS OF PRTG
Various other minor fixes and improvements, updated user manual, updated German language file
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