AppsWatch Release Notes

The notes below provide details of the new features and changes introduced with each release of AppsWatch. You are highly encouraged to read about the relevant changes whenever you update or upgrade from an earlier version.

Version 8.4.0.4

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Make ScenarioStation module compatible with the latest changes of ScenarioBuilder

Version 8.4.0.3

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed some minor issues related to locked user accounts

Version 8.4.0.2

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Updated ScenarioStation to take advantage of new features added to ScenarioBuilder

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue with sending email alerts when having multiple events and reactions
  • Fixed an issue with exporting monitors graphs as image

Version 8.4.0.1

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Ability to install AppsWatch Base silently via the command line. Learn more
  • Ability to install SecnarioStation silently via the command line. Learn more
  • Design improvements in AppsWatch Login page
  • Added the drag and drop capability to re-position application monitors in the Stations tree to change the order of playback in station
  • Ability to export the monitoring results automatically
  • Ability to hide/unhide top navigation of AppsWatch by double clicking on "dashboard status" tab
  • Minor improvements in the ScenarioStation

Version 8.3.9.7

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Ability to log into the application with an LDAP user account. Learn more.
  • Added minor settings to "Global Options" for inactivate session, incorrect password attempts, etc.
  • Added a service to the dashboard automatically when creating a monitor
  • Minor improvements in the ScenarioStation

Version 8.3.9.2

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Make ScenarioStation module compatible with the latest changes of ScenarioBuilder

Version 8.3.8.8

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Improvements in ScenarioStation

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed issue with the step execution timeline image URL in AppsWatch Base

Version 8.3.8.6

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Ability to export applications monitors failures details to a CSV file through failure screenshots section

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed issue with SSrdpManager memory leak when it tries to re-connect to a machine that is down

Version 8.3.8.2

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Added a global option to disabled update checks
  • Added menu instead of icons in SSrdpManager UI

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed issue when editing scenariostation from AW manage stations tab, description field is hidden

Version 8.3.8.0

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Installer should download either SSupdates.exe or SSsetup.exe based on current installed and a new version
  • SSrdpManager always tries to reconnect with higher security option

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed issue when maintenance hours submit button does not work in the form
  • Ability to create a new event from within edited monitors form's event section
  • Fixed issue when pop-up messages stops SSrdpManager from attempting to connect to ScenarioStations
  • Do not check for trial license if license is token
  • Fixed issue when SSrdpManager does not respect the reconnect time in .srdp file
  • Fixed issue with editing an event in edited monitor's form resets reaction#2 column to empty

Version 8.3.7.8

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Improvement in Find Image actions for ScenarioStation 

Version 8.3.7.6

New Features and Enhancements:

  • ScenarioStation to create desktop screenshots for actions with Think Time for Execution Timeline
  • Ability to show screenshots for each action in Execution Timeline if available
  • Improved Timelines folder that should be purged when screenshots are purged

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed issue in ScenarioStation not downloading scenario while playing a scenario

Version 8.3.7.4

New Features and Enhancements:

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed issue with showing iexecution timeline when there is only one command

Version 8.3.7.2

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Installer should check for free disk space in order to backup database files
  • Disk space needs to be monitored to prevent database corruptions

Version 8.3.7.0

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Added "Execution Timeline" section to failure screenshots to view scenario execution details
  • Minor improvements to failure screenshots

Version 8.3.6.2

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Improved error messages in RDPManager 
  • Improved "Keep Alive" option in RDPManager

Version 8.3.6.0

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Minor improvements in RDPManager

Version 8.3.5.9

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Improvement in RDPManager to send password when connecting to a session

Version 8.3.5.8

Bug Fixes:

  • Minor bugs fixed in ScenarioStation

Version 8.3.5.6

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Improved slow logging into the Controller/Base when there is no Internet connection
  • Stopped displayed pop-up messages in RDPManager

Version 8.3.5.4

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Minor performance improvements in ScenarioStation

Version 8.3.5.2

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed issue with pausing/resuming monitors group
  • Fixed issue when changing and saving "Global Options"

Version 8.3.5.0

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Improvements in ScenarioStation during execution of scenarios
  • Minor improvements to RDPManager

Version 8.3.4.2

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed graph issue when using Custom Interval

Version 8.3.4.0

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Added dual Y-axis for line chart
  • Major improvements to upgrade/update process
  • Improved performance for large graph instances

Version 8.3.2.0

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Added monthly intervals to "Time Windows" section

Version 8.3.0.2

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Improved RDPManager to be compatible with Citrix encryption

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed some minor issues in RDPManager

Version 8.3.0.0

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Added a wait time among monitoring applications
  • Added capability to close all opened processes by “SStation
  • Graph enhancements such as new design and new tooltips
  • Improvements in “Last 60” time interval
  • Minor design enhancements
  • Improvements in RDPManager for better performance

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed issue with time delay option in ScenarioStation

Version 8.2.4.0

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Ability to submit support tickets within the application
  • Ability to email reports in CSV format
  • Ability to change the CSV separator in the “Global Options”
  • Ability to install ScenarioStation from the command line
  • Added Log Rotation option for the Controller/Base log files
  • Improvements to ScenarioStation installation and start-up
  • Improvements in “Failure Screenshots” section to help identify causes of failure
  • The AppsWatch Base UI improvements
  • Changed the default Time Interval to “Today” for the monitors graphs

Version 8.2.3.0

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Ability to schedule a full and/or configuration backup

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed issues with Logs not loading correctly in “Dashboard” and “Backend Monitors” sections

Version 8.2.2.2

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed issue with selecting multiple objects in the “Dashboard” section
  • Fixed issue where CSV files were included in the components
  • Fixed issue with receiving scenarios by the Injectors when they are included under “On Failure” section

Version 8.2.2.1

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Added live support chat
  • Design improvement in User Profile form

Version 8.2.2.0

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Added "Keep Alive" option to connection file in SSrdpManager to be able to keep a remote session active
  • Made sure all types of widgets fit at any widget size
  • Redesigned “connection file” window in SSrdpManager

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed issue that caused deleted application monitor(s) to continue to be played in the ScenarioStation(s)
  • Fixed issue with Localhost system where profile field was empty
  • Fixed issue where deleting ScenarioStation(s) from the Base would cause application monitor(s) to be played in ScenarioStation(s)

Version 8.2.0.3


New Features and Enhancements:

  • Added 1-5 hours options to default frequency list to be able to monitor applications every

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed issue with SNMP system not monitoring OIDs
  • Fixed issue with showing empty/incorrect XML files for application monitors when sending scenarios from ScenarioBuilder to the Base a second time

Version 8.2.0.2

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Ability to delete multiple scenarios from “Scenarios List” section
  • Improved capability to delete associated application monitors when deleting stations from "Manage Scenario Stations" list

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed issue with sending Scenarios that includes SubScenarios from the Base to the ScenarioStations
  • Fixed issue with deleting events from application monitors that caused application monitors to be removed from "Application Manager" section

Version 8.2.0.0

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Added "Schedule Interval" option to connection file in SSrdpManager to be able to reconnect the session after a specific time interval
  • Added default monitoring profiles to default groups in the Base
  • Added "License Release" option to be able to release license for token licensing type
  • Improvements in requesting token-based licensing type
  • Design improvements in "Login" page
  • Improved performance of sending scenarios to the Controller/Base
  • Timezone improvements in the Controller/Base

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed issue with deleting Widget Dashboard/Templates that could cause to receive empty Widget-Template emails
  • The Base shows sub-scenario(s) at the bottom after adding new sub-scenarios to the script in ScenarioBuilder while monitoring
  • The Base does not change color of the status to green when adding new sub-scenarios to the script
  • Automatically delete scheduled reports from "Schedule Email Reports" section when deleting reports
  • Sometimes keyboard gets locked when rUserManager/SSrdpManager are running
  • The graph is displayed in UTC timezone after exporting to image

Version 8.1.2.3

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed issue with “Business Hours” and “Custom” profiles
  • Pausing a monitoring should release the license for different types of objects
  • Update different types of monitors when changing the frequency or the profile of groups

Version 8.1.2.0

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Ability to view sessions in full screen mode in SSrdpManager by clicking on “Fullscreen on/off”
  • Moved "User Profile" button to the "Settings" section in the navigation bar
  • Added "Settings" button to the top right menu of AppsWatch to have quick access to “User Profile”, “Global Options”, “Controller Logs”, “Users”, and “Users Groups”

Version 8.1.1.4

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Added "Controller Logs" button to the setup/configuration sections to view all relevant log and configuration files
  • The default timezone is now displayed based on the system’s timezone
  • Improvements in “Administrator Profile” settings

Version 8.1.1.1

New Features and Enhancements:

  • The Controller/Base services will automatically restart after modifying the administrator profile
  • Improved SSrdpManager session connectivity stability

Bug Fixes:

  • Alert messages now show the time based on the AppsWatch Base timezone

Version 8.1.1.0

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Ability to click on data points on the graphs to view process list or failures screenshots if they exist

Bug Fixes:

  • Typing in the "Time" field when creating a monitoring window profile causes the dropdown to fail
  • Fixed issue with scheduling email for widget reports with large amounts of data
  • SSrdpManager disconnects the connections if the sessions have the same usernames
  • SSrdpManager shows "rUsers" where the stations list is displayed
  • SSrdpManager cannot update the status of SStations if the RDP port number is changed
  • Mouse scrolling does not work in SSrdpManager
  • ScenarioStations do not start automatically when adding new stations

Version 8.1.0.0

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Added timezone settings for user         
  • Added user's profile button to the "Help" section in the navigation bar which allows users to access the user's form
  • Make “SSrdpManager” aware that SStation is running
  • Ability to view the graphs/data/reports according to user timezone
  • Users will be logged out when session expires in the Controller/Base
  • AppsWatch Base updates Stations tree when Stations status change
  • Improvements to design and functionality of the SSrdpManager
  • Prevent users from administrative privileges (License Request, License Report, Users, Users Groups)
  • Design improvements in "Dashboard" section

Bug Fixes:

  • AppsWatch does not show hourly stats for SubScenarios
  • Do not allow to create application monitors with empty group
  • "Stop Station" shortcut does not work when the user account is administrator

Version 8.0.0.4

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Added "Quick Feedback" form to the navigation bar which allow users to send feedback to NRG Global website
  • Ability to view failure screenshots for various objects on graphs except “Column Chart” type
  • Added “Now” option to “Time Windows” section to be able to set the “End Date” and “End Time” to the current date and time
  • Ability to export graphs stats as an Image
  • Added "Compare" button to the graphs toolbar to be able to compare graphs by using different Time intervals
  • Added "Manage Application" part to the "Applications" and "Backend Monitors" sections to be able to add, edit ,delete and clone application monitors for multiple stations
  • Ability to view comparing graphs results in the CSV file when comparing multiple objects
  • ScenarioStation(s) will only execute sets of commands that were allowed by user in the "station.ini" file
  • Improvements in "Password" field in the connection file in "SSrdpManager"

Bug Fixes:

  • The "graph_export.csv" file is empty after comparing objects

Version 8.0.0.3

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Added "Stop" button to stop the execution of the scenarios on the ScenarioStation(s)
  • Added a global option to purge all stations logs after a certain number of days
  • “Stations” design improvements in “Show Stations" section and ability to view Stations logs with more details

Bug Fixes:

  • "schedule.conf" file is saved or updated when the Base sends a "sync" command to ScenarioStation
  • Date/Time selection options should be disabled when the "Custom" interval is selected for the graph

Version 8.0.0.0

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Added “Turn SNMP On/Off” option into “Global Options” part to enable/disable SNMP extension from PHP Library
  • Ability to scale graphs of one or more monitors when comparing multiple monitors
  • Ability to filter scenarios list by "Script Name", Project Name" and "Created By" options in the "Scenarios List" section
  • Added Project name column to the "Scenarios List" section
  • Added “Refresh” button to the “Stations” panel in the “Applications” section to refresh the Stations tree manually
  • Ability to view Graphs in different types of charts such as "Line Chart", "Scatter Chart", "Area Chart" and "Column Chart (Grouped, Stacked)” for different monitors
  • Ability to view a list of all active stations with their scripts and frequencies via Scenario Station's actions section
  • Added “Auto-send Script to ScenarioStation” option into “Global Options” part to turn on/off auto-sending scripts
  • ScenarioStation restart itself at a specific time during a specific Interval. The values can be changed in the "sstation.ini" file.
  • Ability to start default connections (stations) in "SSrdpManager" when the program starts
  • "SSrdpManager" replicates last line when adding new stations
  • Added "Connection Name" field when adding a new station in "SSrdpManager"
  • Added a button to view log file easily in "SSrdpManager"
  • AppsWatch Base will not be able to send any commands to the stations if they are inactive or disabled
  • Status Change for Backend Monitors includes hostnames
  • Design improvements in "Help" and "Log out" sections
  • Improvements in displaying the "Dashboard", "Applications", "Backend Monitors" and "Configurations" buttons at the top of the page
  • "SSrdpManager" shows an error message when users cannot be started
  • Improvements in "SSrdpManager"
  • ScenarioStation restart automatically after updating the "sstation.ini" file
  • Improvements in "License Report" section
  • "Setup" and ”TimeZone” windows for AppsWatch Base once user logs in for the first time
  • Ability to get "Floating (token)" and "Disposable (token 24)" licenses from a License Server
  • An improved design of the "Login" section
  • The status colors of monitors and services are more distinctive

Bug Fixes:

  • "Send 'Enter' Key" option should works correctly when the focus is on the "SSrdpManager"
  • "Select multiple items to add to a new Service" button does not work correctly in the "Monitors" part in the     "Metrics Tree" pane
  • "schedule.conf" file is saved in an appropriate folder where the "SStation.exe" file exists. Depending on whether      the ScenarioStation is installed on a PC or a Server
  • "Update" button doesn't work for the Widgets when they were changed
  • Creating "Events" and "Reactions" with the same names
  • Users cannot access Widget Dashboards
  • Hiding failure screenshots links in "Recent Failures" and "Recent Failures Reports" whenever the screenshots do not exist
  • Time Windows -Interval created by user does not display correct graph
  • AppsWatch shows incorrect stats for the status pie chart
  • Emailing Widget Reports with large amounts of data
  • HTTP port error message when launching multiple ScenarioStations in a Windows Server
  • Fixed issue with Import Node List

Version 7.8.0.0

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Ability to get different types of Licenses from a centralized License Server
  • Improvements to the ScenarioStation installation
  • Improved the communication between the ScenarioStation and the AppsWatch Base

Version 7.7.7.5

Bug Fixes:

  • The PDFs are being displayed empty in the email when the Alerts (By Dashboard), Alerts (By Monitors), Recent Failure (By Dashboard) and Recent Failure (By Monitors) reports are scheduled
  • Users cannot access to the “Widget Dashboard”
  • Unable to view Failure screenshots in Recent Failures Report
  • Creating Groups List with the duplicate name

Version 7.7.7.2

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Added SNMPWALK
  • Ability to Link/unlink Templates to/from Widget Dashboard
  • Ability to create “Widget Dashboards” from the "Widgets & Templates" part under the “Metrics Tree”

Bug Fixes:

  • ScenarioStation communication with AppsWatch Base failed after being paused and stopped
  • When a Monitor fails, Graph Data shows "Down" for the value instead of "0"
  • Adding Transaction to Widget form that have been already added      
  • Exporting List Reports

Version 7.7.7.1

New Features and Enhancements:

  • More descriptive Status Change Reports include ScenarioStations names
  • Application Monitor includes ScenarioStation name in the “Monitors” part under the Metrics Tree
  • Do not allow to delete Stations if they are linked to Monitors
  • Do not allow to delete monitors if they are used in Widgets

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed issue with Assign Reports
  • Fixed issue with Schedule Email Reports

Version 7.7.7.0

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Ability to not include failure screenshots in the alert email
  • Ability to schedule Email “Widget Reports”
  • Ability to add “Widget Dashboard”
  • Ability to create “Widgets and Templates”
  • Ability to add Intervals in “Time Windows”
  • Ability to switch Graphs to “Stack Graph”
  • Warning when trying to create an Application with duplicate name
  • Changing of “Metrics Tree” showing format
  • Ability to Email Graph Reports

Bug Fixes:

  • Show Graph with Scenario and Transactions
  • Creating User Groups with duplicate name
  • Creating Users with the duplicate name

Version 7.7.1.2

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Add “License Report” option under “Help” section
  • Add “Close” button to the Forms that would close the Form along with its Tab
  • Cleaning up and re-positioning all forms
  • Ability to delete scenarios from “Scenarios List”

Bug Fixes:

  • When all the Monitors are paused, syncing Station does not send the command to the Station
  • AppsWatch Base creates double Transactions and Monitors when Monitor does not exists

Version 7.7.0.0

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Create advanced tooltips to show multiple graph series information
  • Ability to view all scenarios in “Scenarios List”
  • Scenarios List Loading Order in Global Options
  • Action for Tabs in Global Options
  • Graph legend Position in Global Options
  • Navigation panel state (collapsed/expanded) is managed by a browser cookie

Bug Fixes:

  • When there is a CPU or Scenario mixed with other monitors in the graph, the graph does not show correctly
  • Creating Services under Check- groups separately
  • Showing all scenarios names that are in the database