What's New in Opsview


This page contains the list of all highlights that have recently been introduced in Opsview.

For detailed release notes for all versions of Opsview, see Opsview 6.x Release Notes.

For the list of issues that have been addressed in the Opsview Cloud version, see Opsview Cloud Release Notes.

Opsview 6.8.3

These are the highlights of this release:

Default NRPE ciphers update

The default NRPE ciphers have been amended to work with both the old and new Infrastructure Agent. This change makes it easier for users to migrate from the old Infrastructure Agent to the new Infrastructure Agent.

For more information, see Default TLS Ciphers.

New RELOADVIEW permission

This new permission allows Opsview User Roles to view the Apply Changes status without being able to Apply Changes themselves. The RELOADACCESS permission still controls which Roles are able to apply changes.

For more information, see Reload - Request Format.

Security fixes

The permissions for the Monitoring Collectors page have been updated to prevent unauthorized users from viewing clusters and collectors.

Opsview 6.8.2

These are the highlights of this release:

New Infrastructure Agent

A new self-monitoring host template was added as part of Opsview deploy.

Support for easier certificate management using self-signed certificates.

Help documentation has been added to all Linux plugins.

LDAP sync script updated

Improved opsview_sync_ldap script that is used for syncing Opsview users and roles with an LDAP or Active Directory server.

Group files must now have an .xml extension to be processed correctly.

For more information, see LDAP and Active Directory.

Additional host information in tables

Many dashlets have new optional columns available:


A new CONFIGURECLUSTER permission is now available that allows you to add empty clusters and manage them remotely. For more information, see Current role definitions.

Performance improvements

The default message queue driver has been swapped from Kombu to Nucleon for all Python modules.

Security fixes

Opsview 6.8.0

These are the highlights of this release:

Supported Unicode Characters

Opsview now supports UTF-8 characters.

For more information, see Supported Unicode Characters.

New Windows and Linux agent open beta

The beta version of a new Windows and Linux infrastructure agent is now available to use and download at the Opsview Downloads website.

For more information, see the Installation and operation documentation.

Documentation migration

Opsview Knowledge Center will make way for ITRS Documentation as our new documentation platform.

Starting with the Opsview 6.8.0 release, you can find the documentation, including the ITRS Opsview Cloud Documentation, at ITRS Opsview Documentation.

You can still visit the Opsview Knowledge Center for older versions of documentation, which will be available until further notice.

Dashboard updates

A new dashlet in Dashboard can display the speed, throughput, discards, and error information for each interface configured through the Host Interfaces Dashlet.

In Performance Graph, additional details are exported when saving graphs as images, with the ability to configure the graph balloon text format.

In some configuration fields, the Metric Pie Chart supports wildcards (%) .

Top Services Issues supports wildcards (%) in some configuration fields, with the ability to summarize details for multiple services on the same host.

Top Service By Metric supports wildcards (%) in some configuration fields, with a new bar chart display, Host Group, and Host IP columns.

Flow Collector advanced options

The Flow Collector processing now sets a timeout for reverse DNS lookups. This improves the response time for loading Flow Collector dashlets when the flow data contains IP addresses where reverse DNS is slow.

To configure the timeout as well as the concurrency level for the reverse DNS lookups, see Advanced flow collector options.

New parameters for Status — Performance Metrics endpoint

The Status - Performance Metrics endpoint now accepts the include_hostgroup and include_hostip URL parameters.

Security fixes

Golang upgraded to 1.19.3

The version of Golang used to build Opsview Monitor and associated plugins has been upgraded to 1.19.3 to improve security. As a result of this, support for legacy certificates has been removed from all Golang-based Opsview plugins. See Plugins in the Known Issues.

All Golang components are now compiled using the updated toolchain:

Opspack updates

The following Opspacks have been updated to improve security:

Opsview 6.7.6

These are the highlights in this release:

New Windows and Linux Agent Beta

A new agent for Windows and Linux based machines is now in closed beta. If you are interested in taking part in this closed beta, please reach out to either Customer Support or your account manager.

Network Topology security

A new Network Topology permission NTVIEWALL has been added which, when applied to a role, allows a user to view any unimported nodes in the network topology map.

Also, two known issues related to Network Topology have been resolved to improve security.

New time range presets

The Events Viewer, Notifications, and Graph Center pages have access to new preset time durations. These are:

Dashboard updates

Added two new NetFlow dashlets:

Added the ability to select historical time ranges to the following dashlets:

Added a new Dashboard Time Range Sync mode to sychronise cursors and zooming across supported dashlets.

Jasper Server upgrade to 8.1.0

The Reports Module has been updated to use Jasper server 8.1.0 and Tomcat 9.0.65 which fixes a number of security vulnerabilities. UI and functionality remain the same, however note two new UI features:

Flow Collector improvements

The opsview-flow-collector has been made more resilient to any messagequeue failures, so it now reconnects automatically.

A TTL (time to live) has been added to any flow requests made through the REST API, so messages are automatically removed if a flow-collector does not pick up the request within 30 seconds. This avoids a build up of messages if the component is temporarily stopped.

Additional timing data will be returned by Flow REST API calls, for debugging:

Opsview 6.7.5

These are the highlights in this release:

Uptrends integration

ITRS Uptrends is a leader in website monitoring, web application monitoring, and API monitoring. The new Cloud-Uptrends Opspack provides an integration to monitor your Uptrends monitors in Opsview.

The following host templates are provided as part of this Opspack:

Deploy updates

It is now possible to deploy Opsview to collectors using sudo without the NOPASSWD option set. In this case the orchestrator will need to know the local password for this account, so it is advised to turn off remote password login for this account by adding the following to the sshd_config on the collector.

Match User <local user for sudo>
  PasswordAuthentication no

The following playbooks will now set up the appropriate version of Python on InfluxDB systems if configured, as the first action in a deployment:

Re-notifications are now consistently sent following configuration changes

In previous versions of Opsview Monitor, re-notifications did not consistently take configuration changes into account if an object was in a non-OK state prior to the change. For example, adding a hashtag with notifications applied to a Service Check in a non-OK state will now correctly send all notifications.

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