What's new in ITRS
Discover the latest features and improvements for ITRS products
Geneos: Collect OpenTelemetry data for complete observability

OpenTelemetry is an open, vendor-neutral standard adopted and supported by industry leaders in the observability space. With the increased use of highly distributed microservice architectures, OpenTelemetry has become the standard for instrumenting applications for collecting observability data.

ITRS is excited to introduce the new OpenTelemetry plugin supporting the OpenTelemetry Protocol (OTLP) for collecting metrics, logs, and traces (partially supported). This plugin gives you full-stack monitoring of your systems and applications, alongside your other monitoring using the extensive range of plugins in Geneos.

Obcerv: Real-time forecasts with historical playback

Instantly check real-time forecasts on any metric based on historical usage. It is easy to set up how signals are triggered: choose a set of servers and a metric, select a lookback period, and then specify warning thresholds. With the Forecaster app, the most suitable forecast model on an observed metric is automatically selected. The Forecaster app generates signals to predict or inform you when the threshold is breached over a period.

Capacity Planner: New user interface

The new Capacity Planner user interface is based around React and amCharts, and it brings a fresh look to Capacity Planner and more consistency with the ITRS new Observability Platform, Obcerv.

Standard lists are now used throughout, with a choice of number of rows to display, pagination, and sorting options as well as easier access to Baseline Views, Scenarios and Reports.

OP5 Monitor: Hybrid IT environments

Many of our customers have started to incorporate cloud into their IT estate. This is a natural evolution, and OP5 Monitor shall continue to be a best-in-class monitoring tool for networks and on-premise environments, while evolving to support dynamic environments. We call the mix between traditional IT and dynamic environments the Hybrid IT. We have already started the work of supporting Hybrid IT environments with these new items:

  • We have created the Slim Poller, a containerised lightweight version of OP5 Monitor poller configuration. This was especially designed to enable the OP5 Monitor poller to run as a container in environments such as OpenShift and Kubernetes. Slim Poller supports autoscaling in Kubernetes, can be set up automatically with environment variables, and can auto-register with the cluster.
  • We have created a plugin specifically for monitoring Amazon Web Services (AWS) resources. The plugin allows for this by accessing the AWS native cloud monitoring called CloudWatch.
  • We have created a plugin for monitoring of Kubernetes cluster components such as deployments (replicas), nodes, and pods.
  • We have the latest version of OP5 Monitor available in AWS and Azure Marketplace for easy deployment in the cloud.
  • The check_vmware_v2 plugin replaces the check_vmware_api plugin to bring extended capabilities for monitoring VMware networks.
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