NetXMS Version 5.0.4 Release Notes

Jun 11, 2024

    Changes in 5.0.4

  • New SNMP DCI option "Interpret raw value as IPv6 address"
  • Added driver for GE MDS Orbit devices
  • Added driver for EtherWan switches
  • Added driver for Siemens RuggedCom switches
  • Mikrotik driver reports RSSI for wireless clients
  • RSSI is displayed in "Wireless Stations" view
  • Added "move object" item to object context menu
  • Optional context selector for dashboards in dashboard perspective
  • Seed node propery page removed for custom network maps
  • Fixed server crash when accessing alarm category list from NXSL
  • Fixed drawing issues of line charts with logarithmic scale
  • Fixed incorrect line numbers in NXSL error messages
  • Fixed bug in "Go to object" action in UI
  • Fixed bug in D-Link driver
  • Fixed interface utilization information sychronization
  • Fixed network map color source selection
  • Fixed historical line chart pop-out on web
  • Fixed save of network map object position
  • Fixed tables display glitch on Windows
  • Fixed data type of configuration variable "Objects.NetworkMaps.UpdateInterval"
  • Fixed issues:
    • NX-2489 (Read list of performance counters only when needed)
    • NX-2536 (SNMP DCI "interpret raw value as MAC address" does not support EUI-64)
    • NX-2537 (Double links on maps)
  • Changes in 5.0.3

  • Notification channel driver "Shell" escapes single quote character during exec-type command line expansion
  • Priority inclusion rules in UI element filter
  • Macro expansion in API call executeLibraryScript works for all object classes
  • Improved handling of large number of simultaneous ICMP ping requests
  • Fixed bug in database upgrade procedure
  • Fixed deadlock in web UI
  • Fixed issues:
  • Changes in 5.0.2

  • Fixed bug in database upgrade procedure
  • Fixed "pin to pinboard" in UI
  • Fixed issues:
  • Changes in 5.0.1

  • Fixed bug in database upgrade procedure
  • Added CSV export in alarm viewer and agent tunnel manager
  • Fixed issues:
  • Changes in 5.0.0

  • Improved network maps
  • Added network map link styling script
  • Delegate access option that allows read access to network maps without full read access to objects on a map
  • Reworked monitoring of wireless access points and controllers
  • Major overhaul of sensor objects
  • Many NXSL function deprecated in favor of object methods
  • Improved NXSL classes and functions for date/time handling
  • Add option to check alarm details from alarm log view
  • Log parser rules can define metrics that are populated from match data
  • Special NXSL return codes for data collection and transformation scripts (DataCollection::ERROR, DataCollection::NOT_SUPPORTED, DataCollection::NO_SUCH_INSTANCE)
  • New NXSL function FindAccessPointByMACAddress
  • New NXSL function GetMappingTableKeys
  • "Stop" function in script executor view
  • Desktop client can reconnect automatically after short connectivity loss
  • New agent metric File.Hash.SHA256
  • New agent list and table Net.IP.Neighbors
  • Index property displayed in MIB browser
  • Root object can be set for object query
  • Improved SNMP trap processing performance
  • New log parser file option "removeEscapeSequences"
  • Added peer certificate verification in ticketing system connectors
  • Housekeeper scripts (NXSL and SQL)
  • Improved REST API
  • Introduces new object class "Collector"
  • Downtime log controlled by EPP
  • Fixed issues:
    • NX-797 (Automatic reconnect of management console)
    • NX-1790 (Drag-n-dropped object are positioned to wrong place when map is scrolled down or right)
    • NX-1870 (Representation of float DCI that gets string data as input)
    • NX-1935 (Introduce hook script on map regeneration with ability to set link names)
    • NX-2006 (Remove example event templates (code 4000-4011) from database)
    • NX-2076 (Raw value should be always displayed as string)
    • NX-2292 (Automatic maps should not include nodes that are connected through a node that was excluded by filter script)
    • NX-2323 (Make parameters in all events named)
    • NX-2343 (Several changes in NXSL syntax in v 5.0)
    • NX-2375 (Use "varchar(max)" instead of "text" on Microsoft SQL Server)
    • NX-2403 (Add support for AES-192 and AES-256 in SNMPv3)
    • NX-2444 (On demand background external metrics)
    • NX-2455 (Ability to check TLS.Certificate.* for protocols with STARTTLS command)
    • NX-2481 (Add ability to manually poll network map generation)
    • NX-2507 (Add ability to cancel timers from NXSL)
    • NX-2520 (Remove "Channel name" selector from "Send notification" dialog)
    • NX-2523 (New agent metric Process.MemoryUsage (percentage of memory used by process))
    • NX-2524 (Option to disable threshold without deleting it)
    • NX-2525 (Add the ability to specify multiplier values in threshold)
    • NX-2526 (When editing a template with a DCI without instance to use instance - DCI becomes unsupported)
  • Changes in 4.5.6

  • Fixed bug in background task scheduler
  • Fixed bug in reporting access control
  • Fixed minor memory leak in server
  • Fixed event storm detection event generation
  • Fixed incorrect notification popup size calculation in user agent
  • Fixed bug in NXSL function CreateUserAgentNotification
  • Improved housekeeper throttling logic
  • User-defined scripts for housekeeper
  • Object context menu available in alarm view
  • Call for DCI status change added to web API
  • Fixed issues:
  • Changes in 4.5.5

  • Fixed scheduled file upload
  • Fixed policy apply on object selection change
  • Fixed custom attribute conflict propagation and conflict removal
  • Fixed agent crash on empty output from external table provider
  • Fixed bug in pin/popup agent file view
  • Updated OPC UA subagent dependencies
  • New agent metrics System.CurrentTime.ISO8601.Local, System.CurrentTime.ISO8601.UTC, and System.TimeZoneOffset
  • Bundled zlib updated to latest version
  • Print exception trace replaced by error logging
  • Disable walk action on root object in mib browser
  • Business service polls can be disabled or will not be executed if object is unmanaged
  • Added peer certificate verification for notification channels
  • Fixed issues:
  • Changes in 4.5.4

  • Improved Juniper driver
  • Improved integration with ticketing system Redmine
  • Fixed build errors on Solaris 11.4 with Solaris Studio 12.6
  • Fixed memory leak in web UI (server side)
  • Fixed some server performance issues
  • Fixed issues:
    • NX-2492 (Custom attribute inheritance conflict not detected)
    • NX-2515 (Inherited object custom attributes not deleted from children)
  • Changes in 4.5.3

  • Fixed server crash during passive network discovery
  • Fixed bug in dashboard chart data source editor
  • Fixed bug in TCP proxy session setup
  • Fixed issues:
    • NX-2509 (productVersion does not display value correctly with Ethernet-IP)
  • Changes in 4.5.2

  • Fixed server crash on client session disconnect
  • Fixed updated issues in new web UI
  • Cosmetic fixes in UI
  • Fixed issues:
    • NX-2490 (Server tries to read from tdata_xxxx table when TimescaleDB is used as backend)
    • NX-2502 (nxagentd uses UDP port 4700 to exchange hearthbeat messages and listens on address 0.0.0.0)
  • Changes in 4.5.1

  • Driver for Edgecore enterprise switches
  • Driver for HPE Aruba Networking switches and wireless controllers
  • Chart height in performance view automatically adjusted to accomodate large legend
  • New NXSL class "MacAddress"
  • Attribute "state" of NXSL class "AccessPoint" renamed to "apState" (to avoid conflict with attribute "state" from parent class)
  • Context object views can be hidden
  • Configurable timeout for client session first packet
  • Improved VLAN handling by generic driver
  • Updated Eltex driver
  • Fix missing object synchronization for ad-hock maps (drill down)
  • Fixed server crash when interface list cannot be read from SNMP device and option to ignore interfaces in NOT PRESENT state is on
  • Fixed bug in EPP rule copying
  • Fixed line numbering bug in desktop UI script editor
  • Fixed issues:
    • NX-2491 (Add alarm category attribute to NXSL alarm class)
    • NX-2493 (Activation / Deactivation event not shown in threshold editor)
  • Changes in 4.5.0

  • XPath can be used for querying XML-based web services
  • New NXSL operation "?." (safe dereference)
  • New method "join" in NXSL arrays
  • Server-side custom attributes (not visible by clients)
  • Additional argument in NXSL method createSNMPTransport to control if it should fail when node is marked as unreachable via SNMP
  • Updated drivers for Eltex and TP-Link switches
  • Added agent metric Agent.LocalDatabase.FileSize
  • Fixed internal metrics PollTime.*
  • Fixed issues:
    • NX-1409 (Implement separate access right for editing object comments)
    • NX-2412 (Separate access right for editing agent configuration file)
    • NX-2440 (Wildcard imports in NXSL)
    • NX-2275 (Option for ignoring interfaces in NOT PRESENT state)
    • NX-2485 (XPath support in web service queries)
    • NX-2487 (Any changes to object from UI or via Java API wipe out responsible users list)
  • Changes in 4.4.5

  • Improved SNMP proxy performance under heavy load
  • Added limit on number of nested NXSL VMs (to prevent accidential infinite loop of script execution)
  • Fixed server crash on polling TP-Link switches
  • Fixed bug in dashboard element "status indicator"
  • Fixed bug in status map view
  • Fixed bug in database manager check function
  • Fixed "Failed to register resource" error in web UI
  • Fixed database import/migration to TimescaleDB
  • Java components switched to logback 1.3.13 (fixes CVE-2023-6378)
  • Fixed issues:
    • NX-2465 (List of saved queries in Tools->Find Object is not updated when query list is altered in Configuration)
    • NX-2479 (Misleading error messages when loading properties for root objects)
  • Changes in 4.4.4

  • New methods in NXSL class "InetAddress": contains, equals, inRange, sameSubnet
  • Constructor for NXSL class "InetAddress" accepts mask length as second argument
  • Fixed incorrect ICMP polling if ICMP proxy set on node level
  • Improved topology discovery on TP-Link devices
  • Improved driver for DLink devices
  • Added driver for TP-Link devices
  • Added driver for Eltex devices
  • Added driver for Q-tech devices
  • nxencpasswd can read password from terminal
  • GUI clients built with patched version of simple-xml (fixes CVE-2017-1000190)
  • Fixed deadlock after login in legacy web UI
  • Fixed issues:
    • NX-2431 (Implement agent list Net.IP.RoutingTable for AIX)
    • NX-2478 (Named function parameters does not work for entry points)
  • Changes in 4.4.3

  • Package deployment can be scheduled
  • Server-side macro expansion in package deployment command
  • Use compact JSON format when saving events to database
  • Improved event processing performance
  • Improved NXSL function "random"
  • New event processing macros %d (DCI description), %D (DCI comments), %L (object alias), and %C (object comments)
  • Added driver for FortiGate devices
  • Fixed server crash during execution of delayed EPP action
  • Fixed server crash when processing interfaces with 8 byte MAC address
  • Fixed session disconnect handling in new management client application
  • Fixed bug in physical disk information reading on Windows
  • Fixed bug in SSH key store
  • Improved debug logging
  • Minor fixes and improvements in new management client application
  • Fixed issues:
    • NX-1063 (Interface icon is incorrect)
    • NX-2224 (Command history in nxadm)
    • NX-2446 (Increase timeout for agent tunnel binding)
    • NX-2463 (Add metric to measure execution time of background queries in dbquery subagent)
    • NX-2467 (Allow to execute same action multiple times in one EPP rule)
    • NX-2468 (NetworkService.Status SMTP call to curl_easy_perform failed (56: Command failed: 502))
    • NX-2469 (Empty "Parameters" line should be interpreted as no arguments in Execute Script)
    • NX-2471 (Add agent list and table to list physical disks)
    • NX-2475 (netsvc: ServiceCheck.SMTP() uses VRFY command, which is disabled on most servers)
  • Changes in 4.4.2

  • Server checks interface speed during status poll and generates event if it changes
  • Improved Cambium device driver
  • Added driver for Hirschmann switches
  • Implemented implicit import for constants in NXSL
  • NXSL implicit import does not add non-referenced functions and constants from imported module
  • Context action "Change expected interface state" implemented in new GUI client
  • Context action "Clone network map" implemented in new GUI client
  • Masked credentials in "Network Credentials" view
  • Fixed bugs in TCP proxy session closure handling (server and agent side)
  • Fixed bug in parsing XML content returned by web service
  • Fixed template apply/remove in new GUI client
  • Fixed server crash when network map uses physical link with non existing rack
  • Fixed audit log writing on object move
  • Fixed issues:
    • NX-2410 (Notification driver is locked during retry waiting period)
    • NX-2432 (Query interface speed when status poll detects that interface goes up)
    • NX-2441 (Auto-focus on Two-Factor input on WebUI)
    • NX-2442 (Maintenance predefined time)
    • NX-2449 (Unexpected SYS_DUPLICATE_IP_ADDRESS generation)
    • NX-2450 (microhttpd presence is not detected correctly)
    • NX-2451 (GetDCIValue() should return same data type as set in DCI properties)
    • NX-2452 (Agent on Windows returns only one software inventory record when multiple versions of same software are installed)
  • Changes in 4.4.1

  • Improved support for LLDP-V2-MIB
  • Server can use both LLDP-MIB and LLDP-V2-MIB if supported by device
  • Server saves SNMPv3 context engine ID alongside authoritative engine ID to avoid unnecessary engine ID discovery
  • NXSL function GetDCIValues can be used to retrieve raw DCI values
  • Added method "enableWinPerfCountersCache" to NXSL class "Node"
  • Custom timeouts for external metric providers in agent
  • Fixed incorrect display of line chart series with "Invert values" option
  • Fixed database upgrade procedure (zone UIN update)
  • Fixed memory leak in subagent "netsvc"
  • Fixed bug in NXSL function FormatMetricPrefix
  • Added workaround for "unexpected eof" OpenSSL error reported by web service calls to some servers
  • Minor fixes in asset management
  • Minor fixes and improvements in new management client application
  • Fixed issues:
    • NX-2407 (Add the ability to duplicate server action in action manager)
    • NX-2414 (nxdbmgr should ignore data for deleted DCIs if there's record in dci_delete_list for that DCI)
    • NX-2415 (Legend text color is ignored in the nxmc console)
    • NX-2419 (When log file monitoring with wildcards is used, data right after file creation might be skipped)
    • NX-2428 (Cannot import configuration if threshold activation or deactivation event tags are missing or empty)
    • NX-2434 (Add option to set user, password as a parameters for IMAP and SMTP)
    • NX-2435 (0 is not shown on Y scale in graphs)
  • Changes in 4.4.0

  • "Trusted devices" in two-factor authentication
  • Scrollable dashboards
  • Native Modbus TCP support
  • Arguments can be passed to script called via script macro
  • Indirect function calls in NXSL
  • Interface table in agents
  • Linux agent can report interface aliases
  • Improved dashboard elements "Pie Chart" and "Gauge"
  • New macro {node-name} in DCI performance view configuration
  • Added Query table columns for SNMP Table DCI
  • Spanning Tree port state for interfaces collected at status poll
  • System event for STP port state change
  • Improved configuration import
  • Fixed issues:
    • NX-457 (Support for multiple tile providers)
    • NX-696 (Condition status reset to UNKNOWN on change)
    • NX-875 (More info on per-node basis on polls for that node)
    • NX-935 (Scrollbar in Dashboards)
    • NX-1014 (Correct names of "Remove" menu items to "Remove from node" or "Remove from template")
    • NX-1232 (Tool for simplified SNMP tables configuration)
    • NX-1598 (Rename column "submap_id" in table "object_properties")
    • NX-1613 (Object state icon not shown in Template -> Remove)
    • NX-2067 (Add a hotkey to save policies. Ctrl+S)
    • NX-2244 (Have ability in the UI to jump to specific DCI from check)
    • NX-2294 (Add server setting to prefer IPv4 address when resolving node hostname)
    • NX-2295 (Use System.ActiveUserSessions agent list to display "User sessions" in management client)
    • NX-2317 (Add parameters to threshold activation events with additional information on triggered threshold)
    • NX-2357 (Create events for invalid object identifiers in EPP rules)
    • NX-2364 (Add option to request 2FA authorization less frequently)
    • NX-2370 (Use libedit for shell-style tools)
    • NX-2372 (Show DCI comments in Data Collection / Last Values view)
    • NX-2373 (Make DCI comments available in alarms generated from threshold violation events)
    • NX-2384 (Store and display event message in active threshold)
    • NX-2391 (Not possible to set correct zone for cluster)
    • NX-2392 (ARP table view for nodes)
    • NX-2397 (Cluster that is in another zone still belongs to the zone with Zone UIN=0)
    • NX-2420 (Add explicit option for log parser to follow symlinks)
    • NX-2424 (Add information about user login failure (2FA issue, etc) to audit log)
  • Changes in 4.3.7

  • Fixed bug in reading topology information from LLDPv2 MIB
  • Small fixes and improvements in new management client application
  • Fixed issues:
    • NX-2253 (Actual repeat count should be passed to event in log file monitoring when reset repeat count is true)
    • NX-2418 (Log file monitoring does not work properly with symlinks)
    • NX-2421 (Invalid time format in log parser configuration can cause agent crash)
  • Changes in 4.3.6

  • Correctly handle FDB record type "secure"
  • Improved driver for Cambium devices
  • Fixed bug in handling /32 addresses during network discovery
  • Fixed bug in flood notification processing in Telegram driver
  • Fixed server crash caused by timeout during file transfer to agent
  • Fixed bug in SNMP codepage handling
  • Fixed bar gauge dashboard element drawing issue
  • Small fixes and improvements in new management client application
  • Changes in 4.3.5

  • Fixed bug in X.509 certificate subject and issuer decoding
  • Agent tunnel listener will not start if server certificate is not loaded
  • Fixed WEB service configuration import with multiple headers
  • Fixed login issues in new web UI
  • Small fixes and improvements in new management client application
  • Fixed issues:
    • NX-2272 (Session is not closed if user cancel 2FA auth initialization)
    • NX-2276 (Warn user when adding too wide mask to active discovery)
    • NX-2388 (Modify default templates - filesystem with type "ahafs" should be excluded from discovery)
    • NX-2404 (Integer division by zero in NXSL crashes server)
    • NX-2406 (Entering maintenance mode on cluster does not trigger maintenance mode on nodes within cluster)
  • Changes in 4.3.4

  • Fixed bug in ICMP ping implementation introduced in 4.3.3
  • Added agent configuration option for setting file mode creation mask (umask)
  • Bundled SQLite updated to version 3.41.2
  • Multiple fixes and improvements in new management client application
  • Fixed issues:
    • NX-2137 (File delivery policy times out of big files when saved)
    • NX-2386 (Object Category custom node icon covers object browser status icon)
    • NX-2395 (Output of PATCH Web Service call is ignored)
    • NX-2396 (Web Service Definition timeout not displayed correctly)
  • Changes in 4.3.3

  • Improved database migration procedure when TimescaleDB is target (GitHub issue 83)
  • Fixed bug in handling "verify-peer" option for network service metrics
  • Fixed server crash when doing RADIUS authentication using MS-CHAP
  • Fixed columns for 'Find switch port' search result
  • Added additional information to debug message about event with incorrect source id
  • Added ZoneUIN for Cluster's overview page
  • Small fixes and adjustments to new management client
  • Close DCI config view message not shown on DCI copy
  • Dashboard element "Table Value" works in context dashboards
  • Fixed issues:
    • NX-2387 (SQL errors when saving OSPF neighbor list)
  • Changes in 4.3.2

  • Fixed stacked line charts in new UI
  • Fixed timeout inconsistencies in netsvc subagent
  • Added web API calls for managing alarm comments
  • More functionality migrated to new management client
  • Fixed issues:
    • NX-677 (Dashboard editor: accelerators are duplicated in Line chart -> Data sources)
    • NX-2377 (Copy-paste of rules not working in EPP editor)
    • NX-2348 (Show active threshold event name in Last Values)
    • NX-2376 (Agent restart is not working correctly on RedHat based Linux OS)
    • NX-2379 (REST API to force poll DCI)
    • NX-2383 (Ignore systemd synthetic records when resolving node IP address to hostname)
  • Changes in 4.3.1

  • Fixed database schema upgrade on Microsoft SQL Server
  • Fixed issues with network service checks using netsvc subagent as a replacement for portcheck subagent
  • Fixed bug in external table provider command execution
  • Fixed server crash during execution of object tool of type "server command"
  • Dashboard element "Availability Chart" is working again
  • Mikrotik driver correctly handles server settings for using ifXTable and interface aliases
  • Fixed VLAN configuration reading bug in Juniper driver
  • Multiple fixes and improvements in new management client application
  • Cosmetic fixes in Windows agent installer
  • Fixed issues:
    • NX-808 (NXSL error message should include module name)
    • NX-2222 (Interface alias duplicated in UI if Objects.Interfaces.UseAliases set to "concatenate name with alias")
    • NX-2345 (Copy to Clipboard and Save as image... buttons no longer exist in WebUI in line chart window)
    • NX-2374 (Template auto unbind grace period handled incorrectly)
  • Changes in 4.3.0

  • New format strings in NXSL (Python f-string style)
  • Intoduced two dots option to concatinate string in NXSL
  • NXSL keywords replaced: "sub" changed to "function" and "use" changed to "import"
  • Inline action scripts in EPP
  • Set and delete custom attributes in EPP rule
  • Column display names in object queries can be set using column metadata
  • New agent metrics File.Type and File.Content
  • New dashboard element "File Monitor"
  • Functionality of PortCheck and ECS subagents merged into NETSVC subagent
  • In dbquery subagent configuration database connections can be configured as separate sections
  • Database driver options can be configured in dbquery subagent
  • SMTP driver supports authentication
  • Correctly read LLDP information from devices that support only LLDP-V2 MIB
  • Fixed object query result sorting on hidden columns
  • Server configuration parameter DBDrvParam is deprecated and replaced with DBDriverOptions
  • Fixed issues:
    • NX-538 (ESXi not detected as LLDP)
    • NX-1291 (Different font size on different dashboard gauge entries)
    • NX-1915 (Ability to copy shared secret from Network Configuration)
    • NX-2075 (EPP rule to have both IF and IF NOT conditions for objects)
    • NX-2180 (Clusters cannot change zones)
    • NX-2192 (Merge PortCheck and ECS subagents functionality into NETSVC subagent)
    • NX-2270 (After adding device overview to pinboard it is not displayed properly on the pinboard)
    • NX-2289 (Filtering on Container object Thresholds tab)
    • NX-2301 (Show interfaces in object tree when searching for node)
    • NX-2303 (Add OAuth 2.0 Bearer Access Token in libcurl build on Windows)
    • NX-2305 (Add wrapper to get information from smartctl)
    • NX-2311 (Add macros to display DCI values with multipliers and measurement units)
    • NX-2312 (Named capture groups in log parser)
    • NX-2320 (Configuration import ends with timeout for large configuration files)
    • NX-2324 (Telegram notifications should stay in queue if there is no connection to the Internet)
    • NX-2327 (SMTP driver with authentication support)
    • NX-2328 (Improved algorithm for managing thread pool size)
    • NX-2329 (Time based filter in EPP rules)
    • NX-2330 (Add option to set/delete custom attributes from EPP rule)
    • NX-2331 (Display DCI and policy count for templates in object details)
    • NX-2332 (Add new EPP action that allows to specify NXSL script inline)
    • MX-2335 (MQTT DCIs on objects of Sensor class)
    • NX-2336 (F-strings in NXSL)
    • NX-2337 (Side areas in new UI)
    • NX-2339 (New syntax for calling external processes)
    • NX-2350 (Use Container for Seed Node)
    • NX-2352 (File manager's chmod does not work with environment variables)
    • NX-2360 (Network equipment may get discovered by a broadcast address)
    • NX-2367 (netxms-dbdrv-mariadb uses character set utf8mb3 instead of utf8mb4 as connection encoding)
    • NX-2368 (NetXMS Agent Windows Service recovery to restart on failure)
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