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Release Notes


The Release Notes document includes a list of new features introduced in this release of Heroix Longitude®, a list of known issues, and information about upgrading Longitude.

Product Packaging

Heroix Longitude can be packaged to exclude certain product capabilities. However, the documentation will include a description of the full capabilities of the product. If you have installed a package containing less than the full product, some of the capabilities described in the documentation will not be available to you.

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Quick Start Guide

The Heroix Longitude Quick Start Guide gives a basic overview of the product, including instructions for installing and configuring the product. For more detail about Heroix Longitude, please see the online help. You can access the Quick Start Guide from the Help menu in the Heroix Longitude Web UI or by opening the following web page:

Online help

You can access the online help from the Heroix Longitude Web UI, by selecting How to from the Docs menu.

The online help is context-sensitive – when you open the help, the page that is displayed will depend on what page of the Web UI you were on when you opened the help.

New Features

Heroix Longitude V11.0

  • Longitude Integration with Elastic Stack
    • Longitude sends data directly to Elasticsearch
    • Kibana based dashboards display Longitude performance and event data
    • For additional details see the Longitude Elastic Stack Integration
  • Monitoring Enhancements
    • Oracle 12 monitoring is now available
    • aes256 encrypted SSH Keys supported
  • Web Interface Enhancements
    • The webhook action sends Longitude event data directly to REST API compliant web services
    • Display Monitored Applications view provides more details along with the option to copy the application monitoring details
  • Other Enhancements
    • Longitude operates using OpenJDK Java Platform

Heroix Longitude V10.1

  • Longitude Command Line Interface (CLI)
    • The Longitude CLI provides the ability to:
      • Add or Remove monitoring for computers or groups.
      • Suspend or Resume monitoring for computers or groups
      • Create groups, add computers to groups, and list computers in group.
      • List computers monitored by an application and list suspended computers
    • The Longitude CLI can be incorporated into user-written scripts to automate monitoring tasks.
    • For additional details see the Longitude Command Line help and Application Properties reference sheet
  • Monitoring Enhancements
    • The Longitude SQL2016 application is now available.
  • Other Enhancements
    • The right-click menu for Events in the Event Monitor now includes a direct link to the Event’s Configure page.

Heroix Longitude V10.0

  • Enhancements in the primary user interface in V10.0
    • The user interface uses Apache tomcat V8 in Longitude V10.0
    • The definition of computer groups has been changed, allowing computers to exist in multiple groups.
    • The summary of all Status dashboards now contains a colored icon representing the worst state of each dashboard.
    • Several schedules are available when defining scheduled reports.
    • Monitoring can be suspended or resumed on multiple computers with a single operation.
  • Monitoring Enhancements
    • The NetworkDevice solution has been enhanced to support SNMP V2 64-bit counters.
  • Other Enhancements
    • Longitude V10.0 uses Java 8.

Product notes

  • Install may fail on Windows if logged in with an account with non-alphanumeric characters

    The install on Windows may fail if you are logged in with an account that includes non-alphanumeric characters. If this occurs, try logging in to the machine with an account that only includes alphanumeric characters and run the install again.

  • Email stops working using the internal SMTP server

    By default, Heroix Longitude uses an internal SMTP engine, called Aspirin, to send email and does not require any configuration from the user. In many sites, this has worked correctly in a production environment, but some sites have experienced problems sending email. If you experience problems with the internal SMTP server, follow the instructions in the online help under “Configuring a User-Defined SMTP Server” to configure Heroix Longitude to use a different SMTP server.

  • Monitoring the Internet Application

    The Internet application enables you to emulate the experience of a web site by executing synthetic transactions against a web site and evaluating the response time and content of the site. Firefox 44.0 or higher is required on the Longitude Statistics Server to record and execute the internet macros.

  • Statistics Dashboard for VMware statistics

    Several of the VMware statistics can not be collected at the very short intervals used by the Statistics Dashboard (such as 10 seconds). If you create a Statistics Dashboard that includes VMware statistics, and the dashboard is not updated with new values each interval, you should use a longer interval.