31 minute readApplies to: v4

Release Notes - SquaredUp for SCOM v4

To get started see How to install SquaredUp for SCOM.

You can download the latest version from here.

For more information about new features see What's New.

4.5.1

Bugs Addressed

  • Installations and upgrades fail if there are multiple bindings in IIS (SQ-2355)
  • Pinned perspectives show as the last item in a folder regardless of where they are pinned (SQ-1585)

4.5.0 (Release Candidate)

Improvements

  • Log Analytics visualisations - Line Graph and Donut visualisations for Logs data.
  • Dark theme - users can choose which theme they prefer – light or dark - in their own Personalisation settings.
  • Pinning perspectives - Perspectives can be pinned to the navigation bar, and then made available using Open Access .
  • New Maintenance page for administrators - allows SquaredUp administrators to easily access important information, such as latest product updates, high availability details, links for remote administration, log levels and log files.
  • Alert tile improvements: sort Alerts, rename columns, and option to show full date and time
  • VADA support for new HYCU F5 Management Pack
  • Improved logging for the Web API tile (SU-8065)

Known Issues

  • Open Access dashboards default to light mode (SU-8306)
  • Enterprise Applications (EAs) may need to be re-saved for any recently added Enterprise Application features to work as expected
  • Discovery is unable to complete through a Citrix NetScaler using Service Groups (SU-6788)

Bugs Addressed

  • The named user list does not synchronise across HA servers (SU-4917)
  • Upgrade can fail if dashboards with duplicate IDs exist (SU-6286)
  • Performance Bar Charts do not show Custom Ranges with a negative value for the Min value as expected (SU-6689)
  • Non-permitted changes to sensitive queries are executed when admin views dashboard (SU-6730)
  • Non-permitted changes to sensitive queries need an admin to revert changes (SU-8011)
  • Unable to link from the Web Content tile to a website that uses JavaScript (SU-7171)
  • In-place upgrade allows path and names to be edited which results in a failed upgrade (SU-8006)
  • The ServiceNow tile can hit an overflow error when building large contexts (SU-8025)
  • It is possible to edit a VADA application map whilst it is saving (SU-5801)
  • The installer will incorrectly set the website physical path if the default website does not exist (SU-5931)
  • SLA tile availability gauge shows incorrect value when timeframe set to 'last 1 hour' (SU-7904)

4.4.3

Known Issues

  • Enterprise Applications (EAs) may need to be re-saved for any recently added Enterprise Application features to work as expected
  • The named user list does not synchronise across HA servers (SU-4917)
  • The installer will incorrectly set the website physical path if the default website does not exist (SU-5931)
  • Discovery is unable to complete through a Citrix NetScaler using Service Groups (SU-6788)

Bugs Addressed

  • When Performance tiles are scoped to a list or group, users may see performance data and object names for objects for which they do not have permissions in SCOM. We strongly recommend an upgrade to v4.4.3 as soon as possible if you are running v4.4 in a multi-tenanted environment, or make significant use of Role Based Access Control (RBAC). SquaredUp v4.3 and below are not affected, and neither is SquaredUp for Azure (SU-8099).

4.4.3

Known Issues

  • Enterprise Applications (EAs) may need to be re-saved for any recently added Enterprise Application features to work as expected
  • The named user list does not synchronise across HA servers (SU-4917)
  • The installer will incorrectly set the website physical path if the default website does not exist (SU-5931)
  • Discovery is unable to complete through a Citrix NetScaler using Service Groups (SU-6788)

Bugs Addressed

  • When Performance tiles are scoped to a list or group, users may see performance data and object names for objects for which they do not have permissions in SCOM. We strongly recommend an upgrade to v4.4.3 as soon as possible if you are running v4.4 in a multi-tenanted environment, or make significant use of Role Based Access Control (RBAC). SquaredUp v4.3 and below are not affected, and neither is SquaredUp for Azure (SU-8099).

4.4.2

Known Issues

  • Enterprise Applications (EAs) may need to be re-saved for any recently added Enterprise Application features to work as expected
  • The named user list does not synchronise across HA servers (SU-4917)
  • The installer will incorrectly set the website physical path if the default website does not exist (SU-5931)
  • Discovery is unable to complete through a Citrix NetScaler using Service Groups (SU-6788)

Bugs Addressed

  • The dashboard designer can crash when moving tiles across columns (SU-7849)
  • Web API provider authorisation fails if there is a space after the provider name, when creating an App Insights or Log Analytics provider (SU-7353)
  • The search returns no results for SCOM objects with square brackets in their name (SU-7323)
  • The scope input gets stuck loading infinitely if populated in the .json with an object ID for an object that does not exist (SU-6728)
  • Matrix tile Performance drilldown gives an error when "always link to row object" is enabled (SU-6704)
  • Visio tile becomes unresponsive if deleted while the Behaviour tab is selected (SU-5936)
  • Donut drilldown does not work when 'HeathState = NULL' is set (SU-4972)

4.4.1 (Release Candidate)

Improvements

  • New dedicated ServiceNow tile - makes it much quicker and easier to get ServiceNow incidents and change requests displayed in SquaredUp.
  • VADA support for SQL 2017 & 2019 - component level discovery is now supported for SQL 2005 through to 2019
  • Improved support in VADA for non-ASP.NET IIS websites and web apps - This means SQL instances show default perspectives when you drill down to them, but also data and graphs on VADA maps and in the Matrix tile.
  • New dashboard pack for version agnostic SQL management packs
  • Scalability improvement to allow for saving even larger EAs (SU-7531)
  • Search result cache improvements (SU-7203 and SU-7216)

Known Issues

  • Enterprise Applications (EAs) may need to be re-saved for any recently added Enterprise Application features to work as expected
  • The named user list does not synchronise across HA servers (SU-4917)
  • The installer will incorrectly set the website physical path if the default website does not exist (SU-5931)
  • Discovery is unable to complete through a Citrix NetScaler using Service Groups (SU-6788)

Bugs Addressed

General

  • v3 to v4 upgrade fails if a profile starts with 'SCOM' (SU-6271)
  • Upgrade report: Warning generated for built-in dashboard packs (SU-5846)
  • Installer allows space in application name (URL), but results in "Unrecognised URL format" (SU-6097)
  • Installer fails when the application pool name contains a space (SU-6094)
  • High availability error message contains incorrect haupgrade command syntax (SU-6583)
  • Some users logging in to SquaredUp are taken to "/system" (SU-6368)
  • Logging in as the same user in different browsers produces inconsistent results (SU-7530)
  • Updating company knowledge fails on the monitor configuration perspective (SU-3142)
  • It is not possible to disable automatic refresh for the Web Content tile (SU-6585)

Performance tile

  • Performance Bars occasionally show 100% when dashboard is refreshed (SU-7649)
  • Performance Bar Top n tiles revert the sort to ascending after upgrade (SU-7648)
  • When the top n is applied to the Performance Report tile using a time comparison the lines shown for the time comparison may be for different objects to those shown for the current time period (SU-7338)

VADA

  • VADA can only discover traffic for IIS ASP.Net endpoints which have been discovered in SCOM (SU-6144)
  • Adding an IIS Hosted WCF Web Service to EA dependencies causes EA to save blank (SU-7475)
  • VADA's visual indicator of background activity is no longer present (SU-7714)
  • EAM Settings: The save button not present when editing the Filtered Process Names for second time (SU-6595)

4.3.1

Known Issues

  • Performance Bar Top n tiles revert the sort to ascending after upgrade (SU-7648)
  • It is not possible to disable automatic refresh for the Web Content tile (SU-6585)
  • Enterprise Applications (EAs) may need to be re-saved for any recently added Enterprise Application features to work as expected
  • The named user list does not synchronise across HA servers (SU-4917)
  • The installer will incorrectly set the website physical path if the default website does not exist (SU-5931)
  • When upgrading a HA secondary server, EAM features are not available for the first 15 minutes (SU-5842)
  • Discovery is unable to complete through a Citrix NetScaler using Service Groups (SU-6788)

Bugs Addressed

  • Hover over text is missing on Status icons (SU-7255)

4.3.0 (Release Candidate)

Improvements

  • New Performance Report tile - a new type of Performance tile that enables you to make comparisons. You can either compare different metrics on the same chart, for example to identify correlations, or you can compare a metric with the same metric for a previous period, for example to identify trends or spot divergences from the norm.
  • Extended discovery of Enterprise Applications (EAs) in VADA. When building an EA map with Visual Application Discovery and Analysis (VADA) you can now discover Oracle servers (Linux and Windows), and can discover components through two additional load balancer types - NetScaler and Kemp load balancers.
  • Improved navigation bar loading speed (SU-7109)
  • Status tile results can be sorted by the user defined label (RDMP-495)
  • Performance tiles use the new 'auto' resolution setting which automatically changes the resolution to a more suitable resolution when the page timeframe is changed by a user, to optimise graph load time (SU-6116)
  • Sparklines and line graphs can show the 'top n' results
  • Bar charts and sparklines can be sorted by value or label

Known Issues

  • It is not possible to disable automatic refresh for the Web Content tile (SU-6585)
  • Enterprise Applications (EAs) may need to be re-saved for any recently added Enterprise Application features to work as expected
  • The named user list does not synchronise across HA servers (SU-4917)
  • The installer will incorrectly set the website physical path if the default website does not exist (SU-5931)
  • When upgrading a HA secondary server, EAM features are not available for the first 15 minutes (SU-5842)
  • Discovery is unable to complete through a Citrix NetScaler using Service Groups (SU-6788)

Bugs Addressed

General

  • Scalar tile is missing the configuration to add SCOM objects to the query (SU-7222)
  • Web API tile does not handle the token URL correctly when it contains an @ symbol (SU-7120)
  • Expired licences are not displayed on the system > licensing page (SU-6732)
  • The message 'Startup failed for Filesystem' does not show the correct permissions command (SU-6438)
  • Performance Bar top n graph custom data range is shown incorrectly (SU-6323)
  • On a Performance Bar graph clearing the top n limit leaves the limit as the default (10) rather than unlimited (SU-5889)

VADA

  • On Internet Explorer a search within a filter group on a VADA map is not performed when pressing enter (SU-6528)
  • VADA discovery never completes if no instances of ManagementPackClass 'IIS Server Role' are returned (SU-6803)
  • EA Availability does not update properly in SCOM if the watcher group is changed (SU-6084)
  • If the Management Pack containing the EAM_ Availability Test Group is deleted the associated EA can no longer be edited (SU-6397)
  • Show a message when resolution of a node to a SCOM object fails/times out (SU-6581)

4.2.1

Known Issues

  • It is not possible to disable automatic refresh for the Web Content tile (SU-6585)
  • Enterprise Applications (EAs) may need to be re-saved for any recently added Enterprise Application features to work as expected
  • The named user list does not synchronise across HA servers (SU-4917)
  • The installer will incorrectly set the website physical path if the default website does not exist (SU-5931)
  • When upgrading a HA secondary server, EAM features are not available for the first 15 minutes (SU-5842)

Bugs Addressed

  • Log Analytics and App Insights tiles on dashboards need a scope to be selected (SU-7130)
  • Typing quickly in the Perspective title input causes the page to reload (SU-7118)
  • Incorrect parent scope suggestions displayed for certain hosted objects (SU-7123)

4.2.0 (Release Candidate)

Improvements

  • Web API array support - you can now build more powerful integrations with third party applications by building queries against multiple objects.
  • Scoping improvements - tile scopes on perspectives now include realtime contextual suggestions based on the current scope's relationships.
  • Perspective hiding - each perspective now has a suppress (hide by default) option.

Known Issues

  • It is not possible to disable automatic refresh for the Web Content tile (SU-6585)
  • Enterprise Applications (EAs) may need to be re-saved for any recently added Enterprise Application features to work as expected
  • The named user list does not synchronise across HA servers (SU-4917)
  • The installer will incorrectly set the website physical path if the default website does not exist (SU-5931)
  • When upgrading a HA secondary server, EAM features are not available for the first 15 minutes (SU-5842)

Bugs Addressed

  • Visio tile does not display all elements contained in the .svg see Troubleshooting the Visio tile (SU-6980)
  • Image tile does not allow uploading of new images (SU-6966)
  • Unable to activate with a valid key after attempting to activate with key for an invalid edition (SU-6793)
  • Using Scope criteria in perspective scoped to relative objects results in long load times (SU-6577)
  • Enabling a dashboard for Open Access within a Team Folder causes Everyone permissions to display as View, when in practice they do not have View permissions (SU-6160)
  • Web APIs secured by OAuth2 Client Credentials or Password grant types become unauthorised once the refresh token expires (SU-6742)

4.1.2

Known Issues

General

  • It is not possible to disable automatic refresh for the Web Content tile (SU-6585)
  • Enterprise Applications (EAs) may need to be re-saved for any recently added Enterprise Application features to work as expected
  • The named user list does not synchronise across HA servers (SU-4917)
  • The installer will incorrectly set the website physical path if the default website does not exist (SU-5931)
  • Enabling a dashboard for Open Access within a Team Folder causes Everyone permissions to display as View, when in practice they do not have View permissions (SU-6160)

Upgrade

  • During a side-by-side upgrade the installer defaults the new IIS Application pool identity to Network Service (SU-6396)
  • When upgrading a HA secondary server, EAM features are not available for the first 15 minutes (SU-5842)

Bugs Addressed

  • The SquaredUp home page shows the folder settings when a Team Folder appears above the first dashboard (SU-6246)
  • Unable to name a new EA group on a map without clicking outside of the group and back into it (SU-6110)
  • "connection-failed-blocking" error when using the Active Directory 2016 MP v10.0.2.0 or above (SU-6440)
  • Export to Excel does not work correctly from the performance perspective (SU-6405)
  • Low privileged users can change and execute sensitive queries, permitting access to Web APIs and SQL databases that SquaredUp has access to (SU-6338)
  • SVGs are inserted into the Visio tile without being sanitised (SU-6336)
  • The Open Access renderer cookie is not correctly restricted to HttpOnly (SU-6298)
  • Perspectives can show as continuously loading (SU-6095)
  • Web API and Azure tiles become unresponsive if the query is removed (SU-6439)
  • The warning for unlicensed tiles mentions the incorrect tile (SU-6699)

4.1.1

Known Issues

General

  • It is not possible to disable automatic refresh for the Web Content tile (SU-6585)
  • Enterprise Applications (EAs) may need to be re-saved for any recently added Enterprise Application features to work as expected
  • The named user list does not synchronise across HA servers (SU-4917)
  • The installer will incorrectly set the website physical path if the default website does not exist (SU-5931)
  • Enabling a dashboard for Open Access within a Team Folder causes Everyone permissions to display as View, when in practice they do not have View permissions (SU-6160)

Upgrade

  • During a side-by-side upgrade the installer defaults the new IIS Application pool identity to Network Service (SU-6396)
  • When upgrading a HA secondary server, EAM/EAM Plus features are not available for the first 15 minutes (SU-5842)

Bugs Addressed

  • Users may experience unusual UI behaviour, such as blank Performance tiles or a non-functional custom label button (SU-6782)

4.1.0 (Release Candidate)

Improvements

  • Performance improvements to VADA and the EA Designer
  • Simplified and improved licence management
  • Licensing perspective in system gives more information about the active and other licences installed
  • Ability to reactivate SquaredUp from system > licensing

Known Issues

General

  • It is not possible to disable automatic refresh for the Web Content tile (SU-6585)
  • After upgrading, users may experience unusual UI behaviour due to cached page content. Examples of this are blank Performance tiles or a non-functional custom label button. A hard refresh of the page (CTRL-F5) or clearing the browser's cache resolves the problem (SU-6782)
  • Enterprise Applications (EAs) may need to be re-saved for any recently added Enterprise Application features to work as expected
  • The named user list does not synchronise across HA servers (SU-4917)
  • The installer will incorrectly set the website physical path if the default website does not exist (SU-5931)

Upgrade

  • During a side-by-side upgrade the installer defaults the new IIS Application pool identity to Network Service (SU-6396)
  • When upgrading a HA secondary server, EAM/EAM Plus features are not available for the first 15 minutes (SU-5842)

Bugs Addressed

General

  • Uploading large files to the Image or Visio tiles shows error '406 - Client browser does not accept the MIME type of the requested page' (SU-6381)
  • Alert ticket button is visible to read-only users (SU-5820)
  • Perspective settings > Target value is not always saved (SU-6442)
  • Alert drilldown hangs if double square brackets are present in the alert description (SU-6415)
  • Export to Excel fails on ServiceNow Web API tiles (SU-6297)
  • Notification count doesn't decrement immediately when a notification is dismissed (SU-3458)
  • On the Performance drilldown the date picker left month arrow is embedded in the month name when whole days is selected (SU-5447)

VADA / EA

  • Analyze mode shows a spinner instead of the “Perspective not available” message (SU-6452)
  • Network link not always created for Windows Service when editing an Enterprise Application (SU-6715)
  • VADA hangs when entering analyze mode with a complex map (SU-6131)
  • Report Availability does not function in multi-management server scenarios (SU-6329)
  • EAM Library MP discovery script fails if any objects present with GUID key properties (SU-6410)
  • VADA hangs after adding multiple application pools on the same machine (SU-6318)
  • Adding Enterprise Application component SCOM objects into the map prevents changes from loading (SU-6108)
  • Dashboards in a Team Folder that have been added to the Open Access navigation bar do not show unless the logged in user has permissions to the Team Folder (SU-6241)
  • On mobile devices navigation menus appear behind other navigation elements (SU-6070)
  • On mobile devices an unusable scroll bar appears on Open Access pages (SU-6403)

4.0.7

Improvements

  • Dashboard share and edit buttons have been swapped around to ease dashboard editing (SU-6287)

Known Issues

General

  • It is not possible to disable automatic refresh for the Web Content tile (SU-6585)
  • The named user list does not synchronise across HA servers (SU-4917)
  • The installer will incorrectly set the website physical path if the default website does not exist (SU-5931)

Upgrade

  • During a side-by-side upgrade the installer defaults the new IIS Application pool identity to Network Service (SU-6396)
  • When upgrading a HA secondary server, EAM/EAM Plus features are not available for the first 15 minutes (SU-5842)

Bugs Addressed

General

  • VADA analyze mode loads indefinitely when performance row perspective data is missing (SU-6325)
  • Users with no authoring permissions can create their own drafts (SU-5921)
  • Access control can be bypassed by a user if the relative file path of content on disk is known (SU-6335)
  • Matrix tile SQL Active Requests shows erroneous sparkline (SU-6379)

Alert tile

  • User name field is not cleared when clicking user name after assign to me has been used (SU-6168)
  • Read-only users see an indefinitely loading spinner when trying to assign an alert to themselves (SU-6295)
  • A new folder name is not saved if another action is taken before losing focus on the name input (SU-6165)
  • Duplicate items on the navigation bar cause issues (SU-6159)
  • Cannot move a dashboard from the end of the nav bar to the start in one operation (SU-6130)

4.0.6

Known Issues

General

  • It is not possible to disable automatic refresh for the Web Content tile (SU-6585)
  • The named user list does not synchronise across HA servers
  • The installer will incorrectly set the website physical path if the default website does not exist

Upgrade

  • During a side-by-side upgrade the installer defaults the new IIS Application pool identity to Network Service
  • When upgrading a HA secondary server, EAM/EAM Plus features are not available for the first 15 minutes

Bugs Addressed

General

  • When importing Community packs, you cannot drag and drop a dashboard pack into the import area using Internet Explorer
  • SLA tile shows SLOs which have been deleted from SCOM
  • Incorrect perspective selected when using HA
  • Alert drilldown hangs if the less than character is present in the alert description
  • Dragging items using the navigation bar editor may create duplicates

Performance tile

  • Graph value sometimes not displayed when hovering over a Performance graph
  • No line is shown when a sparkline timeframe is set to one hour
  • Performance graph doesn't clearly show 100% values

VADA / EA

  • VADA diagrams saved as dashboards display a yellow exclamation point that can be ignored
  • Error if the user does not have the correct licence for the EA designer

4.0.5

Known Issues

General

  • It is not possible to disable automatic refresh for the Web Content tile (SU-6585)
  • The named user list does not synchronise across HA servers
  • When importing Community packs, you cannot drag and drop a dashboard pack into the import area using Internet Explorer
  • VADA diagrams saved as dashboards display a yellow exclamation point that can be ignored
  • The installer will incorrectly set the website physical path if the default website does not exist

Upgrade

  • During a side-by-side upgrade the installer defaults the new IIS Application pool identity to Network Service
  • When upgrading a HA secondary server, EAM/EAM Plus features are not available for the first 15 minutes

Bugs Addressed

General

  • Web content tile displays "Invalid URL" error for certain valid URLs
  • Performance graphs may return no data if the aggregation job for the selected timeframe has yet to run
  • Export button missing when scoping Status and Image tiles
  • A License error may be briefly displayed whilst saving an Enterprise Application
  • An unauthenticated user can perform a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack against the logon screen

Matrix tile

  • Matrix status block tiles use incorrect colour for uninitialised state
  • Matrix Health state history may be incorrect for most recent hour/day

Team Folders

  • Team folder Owners who are not Admins cannot see folder permissions
  • Dashboards cannot be moved from Team Folders to the Global navigation bar

Upgrade

  • Upgrade may fail if two different drafts of a perspective have been published at the same time
  • When deployed side-by-side with forms auth, logging into v4 logs you out of v3
  • The Upgrade report may warn you about OMS depreciation even if you have no dashboards using the OMS tile
  • Unable to save WebAPI providers after upgrade

4.0.4

Known Issues

General

  • It is not possible to disable automatic refresh for the Web Content tile (SU-6585)
  • The named user list does not synchronise across HA servers
  • When importing Community packs, you cannot drag and drop a dashboard pack into the import area using Internet Explorer
  • VADA diagrams saved as dashboards display a yellow exclamation point that can be ignored
  • The installer will incorrectly set the website physical path if the default website does not exist

Upgrade

  • During a side-by-side upgrade the installer defaults the new IIS Application pool identity to Network Service
  • When upgrading a HA secondary server, EAM/EAM Plus features are not available for the first 15 minutes

Bugs Addressed

  • Attempting to update an EAM management pack via the SquaredUp UI fails in Internet Explorer
  • Performance drilldown may be slow for a large timeframe
  • Scope panel may be blank when editing Performance or Monitor tiles.
  • Renamed dashboards may have their name reverted during upgrade
  • Upgrade may fail if OMS or Dynamic table tiles in v3 do not have a title configured
  • Attempting to expand a Navigation Bar folder on Mobile navigates to the folder drilldown
  • WebAPI providers may not authorise correctly if the API makes use of cookies to track session state
  • During installation the Import Management packs step does not import all required MPs in a single attempt
  • Attempting to import Dashboard Packs as a non-admin does not result in an error message

4.0.3

Known Issues

General

  • It is not possible to disable automatic refresh for the Web Content tile (SU-6585)
  • The named user list does not synchronise across HA servers
  • When importing Community packs, you cannot drag and drop a dashboard pack into the import area using Internet Explorer
  • VADA diagrams saved as dashboards display a yellow exclamation point that can be ignored
  • The installer will incorrectly set the website physical path if the default website does not exist
  • WebAPI providers may not authorise correctly if the API makes use of cookies to track session state

Upgrade

  • During a side-by-side upgrade the installer defaults the new IIS Application pool identity to Network Service
  • When upgrading a HA secondary server, EAM/EAM Plus features are not available for the first 15 minutes

Bugs Addressed

General

  • Installation fails if HA share path contains a .
  • Monitor Block tile crashes Internet Explorer if a large number of monitors/objects are displayed
  • SquaredUp may hang during startup and display the loading screen indefinitely
  • Unable to save Custom labels that contain speech or quote marks inside mustaches
  • Unable to save Web Content tiles that contain speech or quote marks inside mustaches
  • Unable to save SQL, Web API, Azure Log Analytics, Azure App Insights and Data On Demand (grid) columns that contain speech or quote marks inside mustaches
  • Unable to remove navigation items using the navbar editor on Firefox
  • Object names do not wrap correctly on narrow Status tiles
  • SquaredUp is significantly slower when running in HA mode
  • Monitor configuration displays an error if the user is not an Advanced Operator or higher
  • Unable to use the down key to initiate performance metric searches in some cases

Team Folders

  • Move dashboard dialogue allows you to select Team Folders which are not on the navigation bar
  • Draft dashboards in a Team Folder do not appear in the Unpublished Dashboards list

VADA / EA

  • VADA UI performance is poor if components are added with a large number of incoming connections
  • VADA tile freezes under some circumstances if IIS websites that share an application pool are added to the diagram
  • EA Discovery fails if SCOM has been installed to a non-default location on one or more management servers

Open Access

  • Open Access navigation bar is unavailable if the same dashboard is added multiple times
  • Open Access dashboard is not updated when the source dashboard is modified
  • Open Access SSR processes can be left running after SquaredUp instances are removed
  • Team Folder owners/authors cannot enable Open Access on dashboards in their folders
  • Open Access home button returns an error when all OA dashboards are in folders
  • Disabling a dashboard for Open Access does not remove it from the OA navigation bar

Upgrade

  • Upgrade fails if a perspective acting as a folder on the navigation bar has been deleted
  • Upgrade fails if a profile contains dashboard pack Dynamic items at the root of the navbar
  • Upgrade can fail from v3 HA instances with certain packs imported
  • Resources contained in dashboard packs created as part of a v2 to v3 migration are not upgraded correctly

4.0.2

General Availability.

Known Issues

General

  • It is not possible to disable automatic refresh for the Web Content tile (SU-6585)
  • Unable to save Custom labels that contain speech or quote marks inside mustaches
  • Unable to save Web Content tiles that contain speech or quote marks inside mustaches
  • Unable to save SQL, Web API, Azure Log Analytics, Azure App Insights and Data On Demand (grid) columns that contain speech or quote marks inside mustaches
  • When configuring a Performance tile, some metrics are not returned when using the quick or advanced search
  • The named user list does not synchronise across HA servers
  • Unable to remove navigation items using the navbar editor on Firefox
  • When importing Community packs, you cannot drag and drop a dashboard pack into the import area using Internet Explorer
  • Monitor Block tile crashes Internet Explorer if a large number of monitors/objects are displayed
  • WebAPI providers may not authorise correctly if the API makes use of cookies to track session state

VADA

  • VADA tile freezes under some circumstances if IIS websites that share an application pool are added to the diagram
  • VADA diagrams saved as dashboards display a yellow exclamation point that can be ignored

Open Access

  • Open Access navigation bar is unavailable if the same dashboard is added multiple times
  • Team Folder owners/authors cannot enable Open Access on dashboards in their folders

Upgrade

  • During a side-by-side or in-place upgrade the installer defaults the new IIS Application pool identity to Network Service
  • When upgrading a HA secondary server, EAM/EAM Plus features are not available for the first 15 minutes
  • Resources contained in dashboard packs created as part of a v2 to v3 migration are not upgraded correctly
  • Upgrade fails if a profile contains dashboard pack Dynamic items at the root of the navbar

4.0.1 (Release Candidate)

Improvements

  • New navigation experience - We've updated the navigation bar to offer a more intuitive navigation and authoring experience. See How to edit the navigation bar
  • Matrix tile - The new Matrix tile supersedes the Dynamic Table tile to bring fully-customisable, data-rich grids to your dashboards. See How to use the Matrix tile
  • Team Folders - Replacing user profiles, Team Folders enable you to deliver dashboards and delegate control to different teams within your organisation (or to different clients if you are a service provider). See Team Folders
  • New High Availability (HA) architecture - We have redesigned the HA architecture in SquaredUp v4 to make it simple to configure and support higher volumes of usage. See How to configure high availability
  • Community Dashboards improvements - A new community.squaredup.com site supports improved product integration, including dashboard pack suggestions tailored to your SCOM environment.
  • Advanced tile scoping on perspectives
  • New Monitor Status Block tile
  • Faster loading and rendering
  • Enterprise Application Designer - this enables you to model your applications and save directly to SCOM as a new Enterprise Application class, replacing traditional SCOM distributed applications. Configure availability monitoring for your application, map your application using Visual Application Discovery and Analysis (VADA) and model the application's dependencies.
  • Application availability monitoring - Use the EA Designer to configure URL or TCP based outside-in availability monitoring of your applications.
  • Custom PowerShell based availability monitoring - In addition to URL and TCP monitoring, our powerful new custom PowerShell availability monitoring enables you to measure the availability of any application.
  • Manual availability reporting - Update your business dashboards with accurate availability information and meaningful status messages for your service desk and end users.
  • Enterprise Application dashboards and SLA reporting - Out-of-the-box dashboards for Enterprise Applications - deliver meaningful, end-to-end application monitoring to users.
  • Next-generation VADA mapping - Updated user experience: intuitive ‘filter-in’ approach to mapping allows you to filter out the noise and focus on the true application dependencies

Known Issues

General

  • It is not possible to disable automatic refresh for the Web Content tile (SU-6585)
  • VADA diagrams saved as dashboards display an infinite loading spinner when migrated to v4
  • When configuring a performance tile, some metrics are not returned when configuring using the quick or advanced search
  • The named user list does not synchronise across HA servers
  • Unable to remove navigation items using the navbar editor on Firefox
  • When importing community packs, you cannot drag and drop a dashboard pack into the import area using Internet Explorer
  • Monitor Block tile crashes Internet Explorer if a large number of monitors/objects are displayed

Open Access

  • Open Access navigation bar is unavailable if the same dashboard is added multiple times
  • Team Folder owners/authors cannot enable Open Access on dashboards in their folders

Team Folders

  • Unable to move dashboards between different team folders, or the global navigation bar

Upgrade

  • Upgrade ignores profile permissions if dashboards in that profile cannot be converted into a team folder
  • During upgrade, if a dashboard appears multiple times in the same profile, all but one instance is removed from the navigation bar without warning
  • When upgrading a HA secondary server, EAM/EAM Plus features are not available for the first 15 minutes
  • During upgrade dashboards contained at the root of a profile result in a unique team folder for each dashboard

What's New

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How to install SquaredUp for SCOM

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How to migrate from SquaredUp v3 to v4

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