Note: These release notes do not cover the usual install, just differences from previous version, new features and special procedures involved in upgrading from one version to another. In other words, this isn't a short-cut, it's more stuff you've got to read. Sorry.
Release Notes for Remstats version 1.0.13a
Release Notes for Remstats version 1.0.12b
Release Notes for Remstats version 1.0.11b
Release Notes for Remstats version 1.0.10b
If you see this version, you're really fast. Please remove it and take 1.0.11b instead.
Release Notes for Remstats version 1.0.9b
Note: There is a new target in the Makefile:
BACKUP YOUR CURRENT CONFIGURATION!
make all make upgrade make install ...
Release Notes for Remstats version 1.0.8a
Another minor release.
Release Notes for Remstats version 1.0.7a
Another minor release. This one gets rid of GIFs and replaces them by png files.
Also some minor bug-fixes.
Release Notes for Remstats version 1.0.6a
Oops. There was a small glitch in the install for 1.0.5a. Here's a fixed version.
Release Notes for Remstats version 1.0.5a
Release Notes for Remstats version 1.00a4
[There is no version 1.00a3.]
It's always a good idea to run check-config after changing any of the config-files, but it's also a good idea to run it after doing an upgrade, especially when, as in this version, there are changes to the config-files.
Mostly small new features and bug-fixes, except:
Release Notes for Remstats version 0.13.1
I fixed a minor buglet in 0.13.0 which was noticed shortly after release. I was annoyed enough with it that I made 0.13.1.
Release Notes for Remstats version 0.13.0 (AKA 0.12.2)
There are lots of little improvements, which are detailed in the Change History, which I'm not going into here. The main incompatible changes are:
Customgraphs on host-index pages
graph.cgi - remstats graphs anywhere
Like it says, using the new graph.cgi, you can put remstats graphs on any page you want.
You can now define your own pages with page-layout of your choice using views. (Thanks to Marek and Thorsten and Matt and anyone else I've forgotten.) Don't forget to add view-writer to the list of pagemakers if you've changed the default.
You can now ping different interfaces on a host separately (Thanks Steve)
fileage section for unix-status-server
This allows you to fetch the last-modification-time for specified files. It was written to allow remstats to monitor lock-files to check for stale locks. There is no included rrd using it as lock-files are all over the place.
port-collector can collect data from results
The port-collector has always been able to send a string to remote services to that it could tell if they were working correctly. Now it can pull values for RRDs and status-files from the results as well. I've included a sample rrd (weathernetwork) and script (weathernetwork) to collect current weather data for Ottawa. Look at the updated docs for scripts config-files.
new script - snmpif-description-updater
The snmpif-description-updater will keep the descriptions on snmpif-* RRDs up-to-date with whatever you've set as ifAlias for that interface. (Thanks Steve Francis.)
You can now do:
./configure make make install
for the beginning of of the install.
Release Notes for Remstats version 0.12.1
Ideally, this document will only have to tell you about the great new features of remstats in this version.
Not this time.
In addition, due to various stuff (read the Change History), this covers changes since version 0.11.1.
Configuration File Replaced by Configuration Directory
The old "one huge configuration file" has been replaced by a directory
of files and sub-directories. (See the new configuration docs
for details.) This means that most programs don't need to read and parse
everything, including stuff that they're not going to use. It also
makes it easier to find things, as you can go directly to the file that
has what you want, e.g. details on a particular host. It also made
possible the newly revamped replacements for
There is a new script, split-config, which will take your old config-file and a new name and generate a new config-dir from it.
On a related note, I broke the groups line
out of the
If you've made your own collector, you'd better look at the new
skeleton-collector for the required changes. Just change
do-remstats replaced by run-remstats
A new feature of
CGI scripts and non-default config-dirs
At the moment, the supplied CGI scripts don't deal with non-default config-dirs. I do consider this to be a problem, but I need to get this release out to deal with other serious installation problems.
You can work-around this by editing the installed CGI scripts and putting in the correct definition for $config_dir, near the top.
plugin-collector is gone
It was an inefficient, difficult-to-configure, kludge and isn't needed anymore with the new run-remstats.
pre-release testing automated
You won't see it, but I hope you'll all notice the improvement in release quality.
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