What’s New? – Overview
Data Driven & Open Architecture to allow for monitoring of application metrics
You may now integrate metrics from your own NonStop applications on to Web ViewPoint Enterprise (WVP E). Use its Open Architecture and Open-Source Foundation to create a monitor component. Next use the new automated methods to deploy it in 2 steps:
- Use NonStop Studio on Remote Analyst to record configuration information of your Monitor App and Publish it.
- Open My NonStop on your NonStop Server to download, install, and start your Monitor App.
You are done; Web ViewPoint Enterprise will automatically become aware of the new Metrics your Monitor App generates. Simply open a new frame on your Dashboard.
In an open architecture, you can now use Web ViewPoint Enterprise to display metrics from your own and 3rd party Applications available to install from My NonStop such as Shadowbase Monitor.
Following guidelines in an Opensource format, you can develop modules that read and maintain metrics in memory from other sources on NonStop. Using a YAML structure, this information can then be passed to Web ViewPoint Enterprise. Using a fully data driven architecture, Web ViewPoint Enterprise can display the metrics on its Global Dash and include it in its Alert features, where you can set Alert and forward conditions and take necessary automated action in case anything goes wrong.
Enhanced Dashboard & Visualizations
A new and flexible Performance monitoring Dashboard is introduced with this release. You are now free to use the open architecture stated above, to include your applications’ metrics along with NonStop subsystems on the same screen, for one or more NonStop Servers (Residents of a Neighborhood).
Monitoring all the metrics from all your servers all-in-one-place has never been easier than now. Simply set a neighborhood on Web ViewPoint Enterprise and create frames for all the specific metrics from your connected servers.
User interface is much improved, where nearly all features utilize point and click with no requirement for internal NonStop commands.
You can also customize the dashboard by simply dragging and dropping the frames in any order that you prefer.
Enhanced User Authentication feature i.e., RSA SecureID access
WVP E is now enabled with a multi-factor authentication so that it can securely connect with your servers and start helping you monitor all the metrics, set up alerts, and more.
Ability to import/export data between servers in the neighborhood (Pre-requisite: Neighborhood)
Now, you have the ability to import and export various features between two NonStop servers within a Neighborhood. You can read more about it in detail here.
Export to Excel
Users and their access control details can be now be exported to excel. This is the Export to excel option in Admin – Users.
Adding group.user supports aliases under that user or group
You can now add users/aliases under a group.*. Ability to add a group or user instead of just individual aliases. Any aliases that belong to that group or user would pick up the group/user access control settings. If an alias for a defined group or user is added, then the alias’s settings take precedence over the group/user settings.
In WVP E Admin – Users section, add user as super.* and set permissions such that this group has access to only to WVP E – Performance section.
All users & aliases under super.* will automatically have the permissions to Performance section (without manually adding each of them in the Users section).
Now, if you want to explicitly give additional or different permissions to specific users or aliases under this group, then you will need to add them individually. Adding a user/alias individually will overwrite the permissions of the group access controls.
Improved Alerts UI
Admin – Alerts is where you set conditions that you want Web ViewPoint Enterprise to watch for, issue alerts, and take action when they occur. You may set as many alert conditions as needed. And now, it has an improved UI.
Ability to suppress duplicate EMS messages in Events
Toggle for ‘Suppress Burst’ and ‘Burst period’ have been added in the Events – Settings Display section. You can now set the Suppress Burst and the burst range to suppress duplicate EMS messages.
Added new Alert metric – ‘Status’ of Expand line
The Expand subsystem enables you to connect as many as 255 geographically dispersed NonStop servers to create a network with the reliability, capacity to preserve data integrity, and potential for expansion of a single NonStop server. Now you can set up alerts for monitoring the status of Expand line using Web ViewPoint Enterprise.
Automated Installation & Configuration controls
My NonStop is an App store and management platform which runs on HPE NonStop Servers.
It is developed and maintained by Idelji Corporation for apps running on HPE NonStop Servers.
Apps developed by NonStop Servers use a variety of configuration parameters which requires certain knowledge of NonStop internals. System Engineers tasked with installation and management of such software must read lengthy installation manuals. This directs them to edit various files to suit them to their environment and use case. In addition, other user guide and management manuals must be reviewed to learn how to start, manage, and stop each Application. This whole process is demanding, slow, and error prone. It even gets more complicated when installing multiple applications developed by different companies, each of which have their own requirements and directives. Problem is further exasperated when needing to upgrade from one version to another or install certain updates and fixes.
Hence My NonStop was made available from Idelji, and it is free to all NonStop users.
My NonStop is a central platform where users can:
- Shop for available products, or product upgrades from different companies.
- Install the products.
- Check the status of each App at any time.
- Start and stop each App with a single click.
- Change available setting options with ease.
My NonStop has its own dedicated Knowledge Base at https://www.idelji.com/my-nonstop-knowledge-base/.
OSS files can now be edited via WVP E – Operation – Storage – OSS section
The OSS subsystem offers a File Explorer-like interface to the OSS file system, in a Root-Fileset folder format. This feature is available and is visible only on NonStop systems that have OSS installed. Clicking on the File set Report icon displays a report of file sets configured on the NonStop system, on the right-hand side of the screen. The Root folder icon provides means to traverse the OSS file system in a File Explorer-like fashion.
Enhanced Online Help/Wiki
WVP E and My NonStop both come with an enhanced online help knowledge base. All you need to do is simply click on the help icon wherever needed while using WVP E and My NonStop. The link to the appropriate section of help will guide you from there.
Web ViewPoint Enterprise Knowledge Base: www.idelji.com/web-viewpoint-enterprise-knowledge-base/
My NonStop Knowledge Base: www.idelji.com/my-nonstop-knowledge-base/