About this release
Product: op5 Monitor
Release Number: 5.7.0
Release Date: June 7 2012
Release Type: Minor Release
Previous Release: 5.6
This document contains release notes for op5 Monitor 5.7.0. The document is intended to give brief information about the new release. It is directed towards staff responsible for managing op5 products.
HTTP API (REST)
The main focus for Monitor 5.7 is to deliver a HTTP API and we have prioritized configuration and status data since this is what our customers seem to be wanting most of all (and in that order).
Add scheduled downtime retrospectively
Add scheduled downtime retrospectively can be useful when you had a service window but forgot to set your hosts in scheduled downtime before you took them down for maintenance, thus ruining your availability report.
Custom variables in GUI and HTTP API
Nagios has support for something called custom variables which basically is any nagios configuration variable starting with an underscore. This can be useful in a lot of cases as was described in the roadmap presentations during our Inspiration Days. This has been possible to do for quite some time but probably hasn’t been used much (since we haven’t had GUI support for adding them ;-)
Starting with op5 Monitor 5.7, it is possible both from the web GUI (nacoma) and through the HTTP API.
For a list of new features and fixed bugs, see https://bugs.op5.com/changelog_page.php?version_id=278
Downloadable as install/upgrade package in tar.gz format from http://www.op5.com/get-op5-monitor/download. Available as a yum update for users of op5 Monitor 5.0.