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Version 10.3.00P13
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What’s New for this Release
APTARE 10.3.00 includes a number of new enhancements including: This section highlights some of the new features. For a complete list, refer to the release notes.
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The 10.3.00P13 release includes all patch release fixes up to and including version 10.2.01P12.
Monitoring and Alerting
The new Alerting feature empowers you to intelligently and pro-actively ensure operational wellness. Through real-time symptom detection and notification, you can quickly spot problems across your datacenter, rapidly identify their causes, and minimize service degradation and disruption. Alert policies, built with pre-defined Alert Rules, enable you to define watch conditions within your datacenter, and create custom triggers based on set thresholds and time periods. Use the Baseline feature to help determine thresholds by leveraging your own historic data.
Through custom symptom detection and notification, your team can have an understanding of what’s wrong and use the information to take the appropriate action. Functionality is available through the new Alerts tab. The following lists the highlights of the Alerting feature:
Badging in the Inventory - The Inventory displays badging to indicate the alerts on the specific objects with the ability to view relevant reports. Icons displayed in the Inventory Objects panel identify which objects have triggered a critical or warning alert using the thresholds you defined.
New Reports - Located in the new Alerts folder on the Reports tab, or available from anywhere in the Portal using Search:
Alert Delivery Failure - Lists alerts that one or more of the delivery mechanisms failed.
Alert Detail - Lists a summary of current alerts based on definitions in the Alert Policies and sorted by the most recent alert. Use this report to suppress/unsuppress alerts.
Alert Detail History - Lists a summary of alerts by Alert Policy for a selected time period.
Alert Summary - Donut chart displaying current alerts by Alert Policy with drill downs to Alert Detail.
Alert Summary History - Donut chart displaying all alerts by Alert Policy with drill downs to Alert Detail History.
Alert Trend - Bar chart displaying all alerts by alert type for a select time period. Filter the report by object types and Alert Rules.
Menu Restructure
As a part of the introduction of the new Alerts tab, the Tools tab has been deprecated and the functions have been relocated. The following table displays old and new locations.
Old Location
New Location
Dynamic Template Designer
Tools>Designers>Dynamic Template Designer
Reports>My Reports>New Dynamic Template
SQL Template Designer
Tools>Designers>SQL Template Designer
Reports>My Reports>New SQL Template
Method Designer
Tools>Designers>Method Designer
Admin>Reports>Method Designer
File List Export
Tools>File List>Export
Admin>File List>Export
New System Support
To provide the benefit of the latest security fixes, bug fixes, and performance advantages the following new versions are supported:
Hitachi HDvM 8.5 Support: New version support for Hitachi.
Apache 2.4.35 and 2.4.37 Support: New version support for Apache HTTP Web Server for new installations for both Linux and Windows.
Oracle 12c 12.2.01: New Oracle version support for new installations for both Linux and Windows.
Java 10.0.2: New Java version support for the Data Collector Server. Note, older versions of MS SQL Server may encounter compatibility issues. Collection occurs from the Microsoft SQL Server database used by a data collector. The version of Java used by APTARE IT Analytics version 10.3 disables some insecure TLS algorithms by default. Refer to the section in the Help Upgrade Troubleshooting: Microsoft SQL Server and Java 10. (30574)
Apache HTTP Web Server 2.4.38: New version support for new installations for both Linux and Windows.
Apache Tomcat Java Servlet Engine 8.5.38: New version support for new installations for both Linux and Windows.
Usability Focus: Simplification
Portal usability and simplification is a focus for this release. Numerous enhancements have been made across the user interface in an effort to deliver a better user experience.
Highlights include:
Licensing: Request and Upload through the Portal: The ability to apply a new license is now available from within the Portal. With this enhancement, the administration of license key installation has become easier and that equals less downtime. Access this new feature through the Admin tab under Advanced. If the Portal does not have a license or has an invalid license, a Super User can log into a license screen where they can request and upload a license.
System Configuration in the Portal: Configuration and data retention settings are now available through the Portal for Super Users. Default settings and helper text are also displayed to provide more information about the parameters that control Portal and system behavior.
Adding Notes to Data Collector Policy Screens: You can now add notes into all data collector policy screens. These notes are retained along with the policy information for a specific vendor and displayed on the Collector Administration page as a column making them searchable as well.
Adding Backup Servers Directly from Policy Screens: In an effort to simplify the configuration of data collector policies, the ability to add/edit the Backup Server directly from the data collector policy screens has been extended to the following vendors:
EMC Data Domain Backup
EMC NetWorker
Generic Backup
HP Data Protector
Veritas NetBackup
Importing Attributes and Assigning to Hosts in the Inventory: This new feature enables you to import attribute values to existing attributes and assign them to existing Hosts through the Inventory. You can also schedule this operation using Format Customizations (portal.properties file). Previously, this operation could only be completed using a load script. In an effort to simplify the process, this feature is now available through the Inventory.
Keyboard Shortcuts: APTARE IT Analytics introduces standard keyboard shortcuts to help you work more efficiently. The Reports tab offers all available options and Delete is available on other grid-based tabs in the Portal.
The following keyboard shortcuts are available on the Reports tab:
Keyboard Shortcut
Del or Delete
Select All
Delete (Del) is also available on the following pages:
Admin >Users>Users and Privileges
Admin>Users>User Groups
Admin>Data CollectionCollector Administration
Admin>Reports>Method Designer
Admin>Advanced>Support Tools
Monitor>Configure Threshold
Monitor>Configure Alerts
Monitor>Configure Report Alerts