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2022 updates

The visible and not-so-visible parts of Zenoss Cloud are updated regularly; this page highlights the visible new features or enhancements released in 2022.

October 4

The inventory view is now in Beta release and is available to all users.

The inventory view displays entities that are currently in your Zenoss Cloud environment and their properties. Entities are displayed in a table with one row per entity and one column for each property. Each row provides links to additional information. You can customize views and export the contents of a view.

Inventory view is powered by a SQL-like query interface that helps you find entities quickly. Several query templates are provided to get you started and you can save and share queries.

September 29

The default mode of the side panel on the ADMIN page is now expanded, rather than collapsed.

August 18

The browser interface is updated to maximize the available space in the following areas:

  • The side panel of the ADMIN page is now dynamic rather than static, and its default mode is collapsed, leaving more room for content.

  • The controls on Smart View pages become truncated at smaller sizes but are always available.

July 19

The BigQuery tables that Zenoss populates for Data Access now include separate time series database tables for each of the following metadata categories:

  • Events
  • Entities
  • Anomalies
  • Metrics

The new tables dramatically reduce the cost and improve the speed of queries against Data Access views.

To take advantage of the new tables, the relationships among views in the zenoss_view dataset and between the dataset views and the BigQuery tables that Zenoss populates are changed.

  • Customized queries that rely on the metadata and metadata_current views may be affected. You may have to adjust customized queries.

  • Embedded queries in the other views that Data Access provides are unaffected; the views have been updated to use the new tables and relationships.

For more information, see the updated relationships diagram.

July 14

The Microsoft Teams integration now supports multiple instances of Microsoft Teams. In addition, the source name of each instance matches the name you provide for the instance. Previously, the source name used in dashboard scopes could not be changed (cloud-source).

July 7

The Graph tile now supports displaying series associated with the child entities of an entity.

June 28

The Anomalies tile is updated to display a maximum of 16 entities in chart or combined view and a maximum of 30 entities in table view.

May 31

The default behavior on clicking the DASHBOARDS tab is updated.

  • If you have a list of favorite dashboards, Zenoss Cloud displays the first dashboard in your list.
  • If you do not have a list of favorite dashboards, Zenoss Cloud displays the ALL tab of the dashboards panel.

May 26

When you click the DASHBOARDS tab, the new default is to display the first dashboard in your list of favorite dashboards. If you do not have a favorite dashboard, open the dashboards panel, click the ALL tab, and then select a dashboard.

Now you can use metric labels or tags (from the metric dictionary) in any field that requires a metric name.

The Metric + Number tile now supports displaying raw metric values, as well as rounded and simplified values (the default).

May 19

The Map tile now supports filtering events by specifying one or more event field comparisons.

May 17

Creating and editing dashboards is much simpler now. Rather than a separate editing mode, the controls for adding a tile and moving and resizing tiles are always available on the dashboards you own. Also, now you can mark your favorite dashboards quickly, from the dashboards panel.

The action service now supports many new message templates.

May 12

Dashboard graphs are more responsive now. When you hover your mouse over a graph, the list of entities represented in the graph appears immediately.

April 28

Now you can add a Graph tile to a new or existing dashboard quickly, without opening a dashboard.

  • In the Actions column of the metric dictionary page (ADMIN > Metric Dictionary), click the vertical ellipsis (), select Create tile on and then either New Dashboard or an existing dashboard.

  • Likewise in Smart View, the menus of the primary and secondary metric tiles now
    include the Create tile on option.

The new tile is placed in the first available area on the dashboard grid. You can move or resize the tile at any time.

April 21

The policy service, which provides centralized data and operations management through declarations rather than code, is now generally available.

In addition, Smart View now loads related entities properly.

April 12

The dashboards panel now includes options for navigating to dashboards you've used recently.

April 7

With this update, the users and groups you create with the native identity management feature are automatically synchronized to all your Collection Zones.

March 29

This update introduces a new dashboard scope type, current scope, and updates all dashboards to use it by default. The previous default scope, historical scope, if available as well.

In addition, you can now rename dashboards you own. Click a dashboard's name to start editing it.

March 17

This update standardizes event filtering options in event-related tiles.

  • In the Event Count tile, the Filter field replaces individual event fields with an interface that is similar to the action service query builder interface. The settings in existing tiles are converted to the new interface.

  • The Top Event Producers tile now supports many more fields than just event severities.

  • Similarly, the Event List tile now supports additional event fields in comparisons.

March 15

This update includes the following enhancements:

  • You can mark dashboards as favorites, and the dashboards panel now includes a tab for navigating to favorite dashboards.

  • The names of the subject and message fields in email destinations are updated to reflect their use in multiple trigger contexts. Likewise, when you create a new destination, the subject and message fields are empty, and their defaults are appropriate for the matching trigger.

March 10

This update includes refinements to tiles that include events and a Graph tile fix:

  • Event Count and Map tiles now display deduplicated totals instead of raw totals by default. You can change the default and display raw totals at any time.

  • Previously, the Graph tile locked the Aggregator field when an entity was added to the Entity and metric field. Now, the field remains unlocked and you can specify any aggregation function.

February 15

The Map tile is updated to display only open events.

February 10

This update includes a new login process and a fix.

  • The process of gaining access to Zenoss Cloud is updated. First, you are prompted to provide your email address, and then either prompted for a password or passed along to your organization's identity provider for additional steps.

  • Previously, the Metric Outliers tile displayed no more than 10 entities and now it displays up to 50 entities.

February 8

This update includes a new tile and a new destination for the action service.

  • The Event List tile is now generally available for all users. The tile displays a table of events during the current time range.

  • The action service supports a new destination, the Zenoss event service destination. When a metric data point crosses a threshold boundary, you can use an event destination to generate an event.

February 3

This update includes support for keyboard accessibility in all Zenoss Cloud tables. Now, all tabular content can be accessed with the keyboard alone.

February 1

This update includes a new color scheme for light mode (dark text on light background). The scheme provides greater contrast and improved usability throughout the browser interface.

January 27

This update includes:

  • speedier loading of events in dashboard tiles that feature them
  • standardization of colors in elements throughout the user interface
  • enhancements to checkboxes and radio buttons

In addition, these update notes are refactored. Collection Zone updates are now recorded on their own page.

January 20

This update includes a new color scheme for dark mode (light text on dark background). The scheme provides greater contrast and more gradations for improved usability throughout Zenoss Cloud.

January 13

This update includes a new anomaly detection service, several action service updates, and two retirements.

Anomaly detection service

The new anomaly detection service is based on an advanced neural network algorithm. The service uses more historical data and trains more frequently, so the results are more accurate, more precise, and more up-to-date (near real-time). Also, you can customize the metrics that the service models. The following features take advantage of the enhanced results:

  • The Anomalies tile automatically highlights anomalous entities.
  • Smart View pages display anomalous metrics on both the primary entity and related entities.
  • The action service now supports anomaly triggers.

Action service

The action service now supports three new destination types:

  • ServiceNow IT Operations Management
  • Microsoft Teams channels
  • PagerDuty (Alert Events)

In addition, a new message template is available, to highlight cleared conditions.

Dashboard tiles retired

The Single Metric and MultiMetric tiles, which were deprecated in September 2020, are now retired. Existing Single Metric tiles are removed from dashboards containing them and MultiMetric tiles are migrated to Graph tiles.