Versions:

VersionOS Agent VersionReleased
2022.H2.3

AIX: v70
Linux: v44

21.12.22
2022.H2.2
28.10.22
2022.H2.1
12.10.22
2022.H2.0
11.07.22

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This version of BVQ contains a new Cisco module. When upgrading to 2022.H2.1 or higher, all data related to Cisco will be deleted without further notice!!! Please be aware that these model changes also affect compatibility to custom reports, dashboards, alert rules, GUI favorites  and external applications using BVQ REST.

The following data will be lost after the upgrade:

  • Cisco Scanner configurations
  • Cisco topology and performance data
  • Cisco alert rule results

Please see "New Cisco Module" for further information



Due to major changes in the AIX model, historical AIX data collected by previous BVQ releases will be deleted during the upgrade to version 2022.H1.2 or higher. Please be aware, that these model changes also affect compatibility to custom reports, dashboards, alert rules, GUI favorites  and external applications using BVQ REST.

Please see AIX OS model refinements for further details.

Content

Highlights

New Cisco Module

Background

Cisco has discontinued the SMI-S interface in the DCNM from version 12 which was used by BVQ to collect topology and performance data for Cisco MDS switches. For this reason, BVQ was forced to gather that information in a different way. BVQ now gathers information from the MDS switches using NX-OS API.

Impact

During the upgrade to BVQ 2022.H2.1, all data related to Cisco will be deleted without further notice. 

The following data will be lost after the upgrade:

  • Cisco Scanner configurations
  • Cisco topology and performance data
  • Cisco alert rule results

Required Actions

After upgrade to BVQ 2022.H2.1, Cisco scanners need to be configured again.

While previously one scanner per DCNM had to be configured, it is now necessary to configure one scanner per SAN. A SAN defines all MDS switches that are physically connected together.

Example:

  • SAN A consists of MDS-1, MDS-2 and MDS-3 → one scanner configuration
  • SAN B consists of MDS-4, MDS-5 and MDS-6 → second scanner configuration

Note: 
If predefined Cisco alert rules were enabled prior to the BVQ update, they will be automatically enabled again after the new Cisco scanner configurations are saved and successfully persisted for the first time. 


SVAMon integration

Beginning with version 2022.H2.x, BVQ supports exposing alert results to SVAMon. A special plugin in SVAMon is required to display BVQ alert results in SVAMon.
If you are interested, please get in touch with your BVQ or SVAMon contact for further information and help in setting up SVAMon with BVQ.


Initial configuration wizard

To help with the initial configuration of BVQ, a configuration wizard pops up after installing BVQ for the first time.

This wizard helps you to configure the first scanner configurations and to enable alerting. A short video explains how to work with BVQ's alerting engine.

Using the wizard is optional.


Capacity Charts via REST

Topology and Performance favorites can be accessed via REST using the BVQ Webui in Reporting > Datasources. But it wasn't possible to access Capacity Charts. This functionality has been added to 2022.H2.3.

Removal of BVQ database backup functionality

As BVQ covers more and more system, the required data increases and the complexity of our internal database structure grows. Unfortunately, with BVQ Version 2022.H2.x a safe and restorable backup of the BVQ database cannot be guaranteed using the previous implementation. Hence, the internal database backup function was removed from the WebUI.

Unchanged the best only recommended way to backup BVQ is to create a backup of the virtual machine BVQ is running in with the tools provided by the vendor of your hypervisor. This will continue to provide a safe and restorable backup.

If you want to safe space, you have the choice to only backup the database of BVQ. Different ways to backup a mongo db database are described here: https://www.mongodb.com/docs/manual/core/backups/

Keep in mind that by just backing up the BVQ database you will lose all rendered reports in case of a restore.




Requirements and restrictions 

Requirements of the HW/SW environment

Please see Supported Environments

Minimum BVQ version required for an update

2021.H2

Known Issues

See https://customercenter.sva.de/home/x/NwwgAw
(support agreement needed to get access credentials)




Changelogs

Version 2022.H2.3


Improvements

Issue ID

Module

Description

BVQ-18291AIX/LinuxIntroduce new OT "Scanned instance" to better identify missing instances
BVQ-18282Linux/AIX AgentDelete oldest njmon file instead of stopping agent in case max_files_in_njmonout_for_emergency_stop is reached
BVQ-18280Linux/AIX AgentCheck running agent process in addition to PID file
BVQ-18281Linux/AIX AgentIncrease default number of tgz files to keep in /var
BVQ-17649Linux/AIX AgentImprove fsmax detection 
BVQ-18048Linux/AIX AgentImportant information are split in two logs
BVQ-18049AIX AgentUsage of VG tools in 'lock' mode
BVQ-18249AIX AgentUpdate njmon to Version 81
BVQ-18269Linux AgentUpdate njmon to Version 80
BVQ-18458PowerVMToleration Support for HMC version V10R2
BVQ-18308SVCDefine primary grouping object for RC relationship
BVQ-18179VMwareLink from vm_viserver to room/site missing
BVQ-18285VMwareAdd links from VM Cluster to network objects
BVQ-18075VMwareNew security attributes for VM Host
BVQ-18293VMWareAdd power usage metrics to objecttyte vm_host
BVQ-18419BrocadeToleration support for FOS 9.1.1
BVQ-12522AlertingImprove & beautify E-Mail alerts
BVQ-18139Grafana New dachboard for NetApp Quota
BVQ-18428WebUIAdd tooltips to action buttons
BVQ-18344WebUIReload page if Server Buildnumber changes
BVQ-18360InstallerImprove handling of data and log directories
BVQ-14213CapaCharts

Make capacity charts available via REST

Bug fixes

Severity

Issue ID

Module

Description

CriticalBVQ-18439AlertingObjects in unknown state without traceable reason
CriticalBVQ-18343NetAppreclaimable_space version check too strict
MajorBVQ-17618Topo/Capacity chartChart line ending too early in GUI & Grafana
MinorBVQ-18166Topo/Capacity chartNot drawing all information
MinorBVQ-18441AlertingAlert rule overview shows different values for current and history
MinorBVQ-18153Alerting > Results > other alert rules of ObjectTiming in future shows alert results
MinorBVQ-18390Alerting > Configuration > Predefined rulesNotification chooser shows wrong config
MinorBVQ-18294Scanner"Scanner for host already exists"-check throws error in case of a match
MinorBVQ-18242ScannerMissing/Incorrect help info for action-buttons & OS Agent download not working
MinorBVQ-18327ScannerIf "http://" is stored, component still displays "https://" on edit
MinorBVQ-18241Scanner: Cisco"Proceed without saving changes"-dialog should not be displayed if nothing was changed
MinorBVQ-18257Scanner: CiscoValidations missing
MinorBVQ-18176Docker: ScannerSet default loglevel to info in log4j.xml
MinorBVQ-18331Config wizardNo header in (initial) config tab
MinorBVQ-18188Config wizardScanner configuration for Cisco and Brocade not displayed properly
MinorBVQ-18414ConfigWizardDownload agent popup appears twice
MinorBVQ-17838GrafanaMemory peak utilization % is missing in dashboard VMware - VM Virtual machines
MinorBVQ-18268BVQ InstallerBroken error messages and missing rollback script
MinorBVQ-18289PowerVMMultiple LoadGroups have the same name 
MinorBVQ-18346VMwareLatest scan dates not used for VSAN based performance metrics scan
MinorBVQ-18345VMware"Second" broadened metrics calculate wrong broadened values

Version 2022.H2.2


Improvements

Issue ID

Module

Description

BVQ-18171CommonAdd grouping object for NetApp Disk
BVQ-18200Grafana

Update to Grafana 8.5.14

Bug fixes

Severity

Issue ID

Module

Description

MinorBVQ-18180Alerting: CiscoPerformance rules produce "unknowns" because of missing filter condition
MinorBVQ-18227AlertingNPE while viewing alert results without single master grouping object
MinorBVQ-17877Maintenance ModeSkip FilesystemCheck throws exception
MinorBVQ-18173ReportingCapacity sum calculates wrong when "max rows" is used
MinorBVQ-17920Scanner: Overview Persist Tooltips with wrong dates

Version 2022.H2.1

New features

Issue ID

Module

Description

BVQ-17467Cisco

Use NX-API instead of SMI/S 

BVQ-15756IntegrationsSVAMon Integration

Improvements

Issue ID

Module

Description

BVQ-17807AlertingChange representation of error levels in alerting configuration to make them easier to read
BVQ-17180Alerting: Configuration: Custom rulesAdd search option
BVQ-17823ReportingAllow cloning of System Reports where possible
BVQ-18110VMwareVM Physical NIC alert rules
BVQ-18103VMwareVM Virtual NIC favorite and alert rules
BVQ-18028VMwareIntegrate VM Virtual NIC performance
BVQ-18024VmwareAdded guestnic based IP information to VM vNIC  and VM VM
BVQ-16190VMwareNew Objecttype "Virtual NIC"
BVQ-17424NetAppNew Objecttype "Quota"
BVQ-16987Guided reactionsMake chart information exportable
BVQ-17250Scanner configStandardise URl fields
BVQ-14487Server: Administration: UsersIntegrate "Last seen" column
BVQ-17491ServerGuided Wizard for initial configuration
BVQ-17602MongoDBUpdate to version 5.0
BVQ-17989WebUIRemove mongodb backup function

Bug fixes

Severity

Issue ID

Module

Description

MajorBVQ-17945AlertingGuided reactions for many rules fail to load with "SyntaxError: JSON.parse: unexpected non-whitespace character"
MajorBVQ-18129Grafana: SHMLink to BVQ server broken
MajorBVQ-17843SVCCluster Partnership -> Node To Node broken
MinorBVQ-18060AlertingLinks for some objects are broken if they are opened in new tab
MinorBVQ-18152Config wizard: BrocadeDuplicate information in "Scanner Configuration" and "Data expiration" tab
MinorBVQ-17906LinuxNo logic defined how to fetch Code-Level on cluster deletion
MinorBVQ-17947VMwareAttribute cd_mounted shows incorrect information
MinorBVQ-18095ScannerSave & Exit button does not exit
MinorBVQ-18082Scanner: SVCValidation too strict
MinorBVQ-18183Scanner: VMWareNullPointerException during performance persist
MinorBVQ-18184Scanner: CiscoNUllPointerException during performance persist
MinorBVQ-18182LoggingArchived logs files aren't properly deleted    

Version 2022.H2.0

New features

Issue ID

Module

Description

Improvements

Issue ID

Module

Description

BVQ-17699Alerting

Restrict alert rule detail page by linked objects

BVQ-17740ITSM

Restructure SVAMon export

BVQ-17247Scanner: Config

Seperation of Instance vs Config

Bug fixes

Severity

Issue ID

Module

Description

MinorBVQ-16806Installer

Installation of MongoDB not possible with complex password



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