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A history of previous release notes for versions no longer supported. Below you'll find a table for each version, and rows for the features/updates and fixes/changes. For each bug-fix release, there will be an additional row added to the main version with what was fixed.

SDDM - 4.7.0 (2022/Q2)

Features & Updates

  • Multiple IP Support for Configuration Items
    • Combine all the CIs representing a single device into a Primary-Secondary compound CI.
    • CIs that are marked as Secondary CIs will not count against your Licensed CI Count unless you have Attributes collecting data for them.
    • For basic CMDB (Configuration Management Database) usage, this is ideal because you just need to track IPs relative to devices, and you can still group them into Service and Logical Groups for organization & Business Service Baseline Mapping.
    • When displayed on a Baseline Map, they will be bundled under the Primary CI, and expandable to show you all the Secondary CIs participating in the Service's Dependencies. However, when dealing with the dependencies and inventory, only the CIs participating in dependencies will be shown.
    • For more advanced Monitoring and Alerting, you can still create Attributes, Event Definitions, and Notifications against Secondaries just like you normally do to track the details and status of specific network cards on the CI.
    • /web_services/ci will provide a simple CI reference to for the parent/child relationship on Compound CI objects returned in the ci.parent_ciid and ci.child_ciids fields, each containing the CI Name, Edge Device Name and FireScope ID of the related CI.
  • Configuration > Edge Device > IP Groups
    • Use the new IP Groups to gather & centrally manage sets of IP Addresses, CIDRs, and Host Names relative to an Edge Device into a collection, even before they exist as Configuration Items (CIs).
    • Create a Discovery Job to regularly scan this area of the network using the IP Groups as Inclusions or Exclusions. Use Discovery Rules to apply Blueprints, Logical Groups, or any other actions on CIs found in this network space.
    • As new CIs are found that match the addresses in an IP Group, they will pick up a reference to the group automatically and be impacted by the associated Discovery Rules.
  • Configuration > Connection Credentials
    • SSH Credentials have been updated to transparently work with Kerberos authentication. 
    • A new option allows you to specify a privilege elevation command for your credential, allowing non-root, sudoer credentials to be used during discovery. 
    • A list of required commands for discovery is also displayed on the credential page to help set sudoer permissions. 
  • Integration Manager > CMDB > Matrix42
    • The Matrix42 CMDB Integration via the FireScope SDDM is being replaced with an Extension in ESM (Enterprise Service Management) that is set up and configured from the ESM side. 
    • If you are using the Matrix42 CMDB Federation, please migrate to the new Integration: Infrastructure Forensics – CI Federation before FireScope v4.8.0’s release by the end of calendar Q3 2022.
  • Explore > Log Viewers 
    • For tier 3+, Attribute types & operations have been updated/added to allow for the collection of some device logs: Windows Event, SNMP Trap, and Syslog.
    • Filter all types of logs collected by specific categories, and other parameters. Then use the Log Viewers to run a date/keyword search over them by Edge Device.
    • For Syslog, a pair of new panels was added to the Application Settings page for Syslog Facilities and Priorities. 

Additional Updates

  • Added a filter to the interior page navigation on Discovery Results and Edge Device Scorecard pages.
  • Added optional auto-refresh for List pages, controlled from the Application Settings panel in a User’s Profile.
  • Added shortcuts to CI Inventory to some page headers and context menus.
  • Additional performance optimizations for the CI List.

Fixes & Changes

  • PRB35999 • Baseline Map & Dependency List now show the correct Last Collected date.
  • PRB36769 • CMDB Federation CI Matching Rules will now display available chips for selection on new rules.
  • Added a check to prevent multiple CI Inventory Custom Fields with the same name, to avoid data loss during export & federation. 
  • Baseline Map Cluster nodes will save their location in the map correctly. (May require an update to existing Preset map layouts to take effect.) 
  • Fixed an issue where the CI List’s credential type columns displayed “Unknown Credential” when no credential is assigned to the CI for a given type. 
  • For Attributes that do not collect on regular intervals, their Last Check icon status has been adjusted, and the collection interval is not applicable.
  • Fixed an issue to prevent WMI Attribute collection attempts when no WMI Attribute is assigned to the CI. 

SDDM - 4.7.1

  • Update all 4.7.0 feature pages to have their Knowledge Base Help Icons link to the new documentation pages.
  • The Cluster Edit form will allow proper manual creation of Load Balancer Clusters.
  • The Cluster List will now show the checkboxes only when they are available for interaction.
  • Fixed some typos in the Discovery Edit Form help text and field labels.
  • When on the Discovery Edit Form, the Results Processing Panel will now re-enable the appropriate toggles when changing Discovery Job Types.
  • CI Inventory Field "Total Ram" is now a string, and not a number, which may or may not come with units included, depending on the source of the data.
    • This change is in the CI Edit Form's Inventory Panel fields and the CI Inventory List.
    • The Inventory Export has also been updated to a single total_ram field.
  • Event Definition Icons will now render as icons instead of text.
  • /web_services/ci_relationship response object will now include a field firescope_servicegroupid to contain the GUID of the Service Group.

SDDM - 4.7.2

  • PRB36904 • Service Groups will now correctly save the target IP exclusions on subsequent saves.
  • Updated some general Apache headers, cookie settings, and file access permissions to enhance security.
  • Fixed an issue with Cherwell CMDB Integration lists where they would not paginate or scroll.
  • Removed auto-grouping on Cherwell CMDB Federation lists.
  • Edge Device Update Jobs will now show that they have timed out instead of spinning forever if they fail.

SDDM - 4.6.0 (2022/Q1)

Features & Updates

  • Explore > Configuration Item > Service Topology
    • View a CI's memberships to groups & services, as well as participation in event definitions.
  • Configuration > Event Definition > Interdependencies
    • Added Event Definition interdependencies to trigger/prevent events if another event has/hasn’t fired already.

Additional Updates

  • PRB35878 • Added optional field for FireScope ID to REST API responses
  • Updated & consolidated graphs to a more modern library.
  • Edge Device Flow Sampling updated to allow “Sample 1 packet, drop X packets,” now including 0 drops. (Still defaults to dropping 1).
  • Matrix42 CMDB Integration to ESM now also sends the network card object for improved IP/MAC Address filtering on the ESM side.
  • Enhanced EMI connectivity checking by testing port availability with a socket connection attempt.

Fixes & Changes

  • PRB35811 • CI Migration will no longer drop attributes when moving to the new Edge Device.
  • PRB35827 • Removed SNMPv3 AuthPriv AES256 encryption setting for credentials due to incompatibilities.
  • PRB36208 • Agent Refresh Property button will now actually refresh the properties.
  • PRB36214 • Overnight Maintenance Windows will display correctly in the calendar.
  • PRB36470 • Edge Device registration through a proxy will no longer infinitely spin.
  • CI Migration preview will show the correct Attribute count.
  • Updated wording for discovery-based flows & optional confinement to a Service Group.
  • Discovery Rule filter comparisons that don’t require a value now won’t ask for one.
  • Loading 500+ rows in the list is a little quicker and won’t error out while doing so.

SDDM - 4.6.1

  • PRB36494 • Upon Account Reactivation, Maintenance Windows will reschedule themselves correctly.
  • Performance improvements to List pages & permission checks
  • The Configuration Item Inventory page will now correctly filter by Logical Group selections.
  • The Delete Blueprint Group change-action will now actually delete the group.
  • The Delete Tag change-action will now actually delete the Tag.
  • Fixed a problem with the Notification Channel edit form having wrong data.
  • Added a link on the product name & logo to the user’s default URL.
  • Allow modification of the Configuration Item Type priority values.
  • General fixes to event triggering, interactions, and component library.
  • Fixed usage of the license properties to properly determine Configuration Item Limit warning and overage thresholds.
  • /web_services/ci response objects have added the ci_profile.last_seen field

SDDM - 4.6.2

  • PRB36621 • Users can once again edit their notification channels from their User Profile.
  • Edge Device Registration Keys have reduced the require information payload.
  • Matrix42 CMDB integration connection form will display the required fields correctly on initial setup
  • The "Unsupported Attribute" message on the Attribute edit form will only display after an Attribute is created and determined to be unsupported.
  • The Attribute List's Value column will now filter correctly, and the Attribute Value History icon has moved to its own column.
  • The Omnibar will once again scroll to the selected items correctly on initial open.
  • Discovery Jobs with SSH & WMI credentials will now update Configuration Item inventory data.
  • Topology Discovery Jobs will obey address exclusions
  • Weak SSH Algorithms have been removed from the supported list, which has been updated with the algorithms currently considered to be "strong".
  • /web_services response objects will now all automatically include the firescope_id field.

SDDM - 4.6.3

  • PRB35996 • Evaluations requiring a numeric Attribute Value will now be checked before allowing you to set the Evaluation statement.
  • PRB36673 • CSV Export for Configuration Item Inventory will now display the right data in the right columns.
  • PRB36631 • Prevent false alerts when immediately exiting a Maintenance Window for Events requiring multiple, sequential evaluations.
  • Explore > Configuration Item > Inventory
    • Exports will now obey the grid filters (except for pagination, to export all rows).
    • The list & export data now has a column for the Edge Device.
  • Configuration > Dependency
    • The list page will now filter correctly.
    • The edit form will now save successfully.
  • Business Service Rules will now allow a Minimum Packets of 0.
  • Custom themes will now regenerate correctly after version upgrades.
  • Updated color pickers to use a native HTML5 element.
  • Updated all firescope.com URLs to their matrix42.com equivalents.
  • If currently running, all Discovery Jobs will stop processing as soon as the Edge Device receives the disabled Discovery Job.
  • Fixed an issue where restarting the Apache service on the Edge Device fails and prevents the EMI from loading.
  • /web_services now uses a publicly-signed TLS certificate for HTTPS on ports 38060 & 38061
  • /web_services/ci_relationship will now include the Configuration Item's ID as the source_ci.firescope_id and target_ci.firescope_id fields.

SDDM - 4.5.0 (2021/Q2)

Features & Updates

  • Authentication Enhancements
    • Completely redesigned the login screen to support multi-factor authentication, and single-sign-on without prompting for unnecessary credentials, or to require 2FA (two-factor authentication) setup if needed. Added 2FA support to User Profiles, including recovery code support to clear the 2FA settings.
    • Added a setting for FireScope Administrators to require 2FA for all users of a particular User Role or better.
    • Added Support User Impersonation feature to allow Matrix42 Support services to authenticate themselves to the CMI (Cloud Management Interface) and take on the settings and permissions of a given user for a customer account, leaving an audit trail of login-logout and any actions taken, and which user was being impersonated.
  • Tag Management & List Updates
    • Completely rebuilt and redesigned the configuration object List pages with updated styles, cross-pagination row selection persistence, and simplified "change action" options for selected rows with refresh-in-place processing in most cases.
    • All Lists of tag-able objects can now be filtered by tag assignments (to show all objects with any of the chosen tags).
    • All state icons, coloring, labels, and wording has been updated for consistency and clarity.
  • Baseline Map Update: Clusters, VIPs, and Node Enhancements
    • Load Balancer VIPs determined to be the same device will display as a single, expandable node with each VIP represented inside as a node, and linked to each of the Cluster Members associated to it.
    • Any node that is the source of a change (new/inactive dependency) receives a badge indicator of the change, which will bubble up to any groups where the node is a child when collapsed.
    • Added some clarifying hover effects for the nodes to show connections; enhanced information about the underlying lines that are collapsed into the representative lines; new left-/right-click interactions and context menu items including change-actions on dependency lines within the map, and a delayed refresh of the map until all Change Enablement tasks are taken.
  • Advanced Event Definition Support: Aggregate & Policy Definitions
    • Added support for Aggregate (Level 2) and Policy (Level 3) Event Definitions to augment the Basic (Level 1) type. This allows the monitoring of a Logical Group's worth of similar Configuration Items via an Aggregate Event Definition, and then a Service's worth of Configuration Items & Logical Group Event Definitions as a Policy to determine the failure of the Service.
    • Policy Event Definitions can now also be assigned to Configuration Items as the "Business Availability" indicator for a service.

Additional Updates

  • Added an option to auto-exclude a node from the Baseline Map, and auto-cleanup of dependencies associated to it.
  • Added ability for FireScope Administrators to assign User Groups to a Service, Logical or Blueprint Groups on their respective edit forms.
  • The Edge Device will now update its IP address in the UI when it changes on the device.

Fixes & Changes

  • PRB35409 • Fixed an issue where rapid editing of Blueprints would sometimes not sync the changes.
  • PRB35597 • Fixed an issue preventing the Baseline Map's context menu change actions from working.
  • PRB35689 • Fixed an issue with SNMP Attribute Operation validation and storage, improperly appending the operation to itself.
  • PRB35856 • Added IP & Hostname to the CI Drawer picker, and the IP to the Chip Lists of CIs (if different from the CI's name).
  • Fixed an issue preventing the Baseline Map's "Show In Map" feature from working.
  • Fixed an issue allowing the High Availability & Generic Clusters to save without creating a proper Delegate CI.
SDDM - 4.5.1
  • PRB36033 • Context Menus are no longer concealed by the borders of scroll-able parent containers.
  • PRB36042 • Edge Device List will now display content instead of sometimes being empty.
  • PRB36062 • Virtual Discovery Jobs with errors will display those errors in the Discovery Jobs List.
  • The slider UI component will no longer be bunched-up due to lack of space.
  • Edge Device Scorecard will now display all Edge Devices.
  • Fixed some spelling mistakes in the CI Migration Interface.
  • Virtual Topology Maps will render correctly.
  • Network Traffic List filters will work with CIDR values and Edge Devices
  • SAML User Search will now use some other IDP attributes to find a local user match.
  • Unknown Event Evaluation settings will now show the correct options.
  • Notification Procedures will only show Incident Integrations which are currently configured.
  • The List pages’ Change Actions will properly determine their drawer pagination requirements

SDDM - 4.4.0 (2021/Q1)

Features & Updates

  • Integration Manager UI & Matrix42 CMDB Federation Integration
    • Updated CMDB Federation Integration section with all integrations available by default for product tier 1+ account licenses. Accounts with product tier 3+ will also gain an Incident Integration section. 
  • Microsoft Azure Discovery
    • Run a new Microsoft Azure discovery job using Microsoft Azure Connection Credentials

Additional Updates

  • Added ability to edit some Chip Components as a CSV of text
  • Minimum Attribute collection delay reduced to 60 seconds (down from 3600 seconds) for product tiers 1-2
  • Allow freeform Attribute operation for FireScope Agent type Attributes.
  • Added ability to display Baseline Map in full-screen mode

Fixes & Changes

  • (#294002) Fixed: An issue preventing Edge Devices from being disabled
  • (#294427) Fixed: An issue where a failed Virtual Discovery job would offer Discovery Results, but delivered a 404 page
  • (#294709) Fixed: An issue where an SSO user would receive a 404 page after a successful login
  • (#300599) Fixed: An issue where SAML Connection Settings would be stored & displayed incorrectly
  • (#304782) Fixed: An issue preventing Global Discovery Exclusions from being cleared.
  • (#305996) Fixed: An issue where Blueprint Attribute calculated operations could not be '0'
  • (#305997) Fixed: An issue where Blueprint Attribute does not display previously set targeted Custom Inventory Field
  • (#300599) Fixed: An issue causing SAML configuration to be stored incorrectly
  • (#306138) Fixed: An issue with SNMP Table Blueprint assignments interface & processing
  • (#306429) Fixed: An issue where Value Display options were not available to edit when expected
  • (#306670) Fixed: An issue where changing the license from SPM to SDDM remembered the chosen SPM homepage
  • (#294730) Fixed: An issue preventing Cherwell-federated Service Groups from being unlinked
  • (#303323) Fixed: An issue where multiple sibling Baseline Map lines would stack when recovering to the full map
  • (#306428) Fixed: An issue where some new nodes rendered far from the main area of the Baseline Map
  • (#297017) Fixed: An issue preventing deletion of orphaned Service Group Delegate Configuration Items
  • (#304773) Fixed: A missing link on the Event Definition List sub-navigation items

SDDM - 4.3.0 (2020/Q3)

Features & Updates

  • Create Maintenance Windows to suppress Events
    • When monitoring assets that are known to be down, create a Maintenance Window for the CIs or Event Definitions that would send notifications of failure during maintenance.
  • Add Tags to Configuration Objects
    • Use tags to easily identify similar or related objects, and then (in a future release) filter those objects' lists by tags to group and locate them easily.

Additional Updates

  • Optional password visibility toggle on input fields
  • Baseline Map overhaul & application-wide performance improvements
  • Added default controls & layouts to the new Baseline Map.
  • UI component library style updates
  • Active Directory User Sync job status enhancements in Settings panel
  • Removed DIGEST & NTLM Edge Device proxy authentication types from the UI as unsupported by the Edge Device.

Fixes & Changes

  • (#3877) CS-63 Fixes: Virtual Infrastructure Guest metrics show “Unknown” Agent Check status
  • (#3884) CS-134 Fixes: SDDM Admin message display issues
  • (#3888) ES-60 Fixes: CI Profile Custom Fields are glitchy
  • (#3909) ES-77 Fixes: Script Execution Halted, editing Calculated Blueprint Attribute
  • (#3913) Fixed: Notifications Check error for Configuration Admins or less
  • (#282834) Fixed: CS-180 Filtering CIs by 0 Attribute Errors returns 0 results
  • (#282833) Fixed: CS-95 SSH Attribute Operations won’t allow commas
  • (#283448) Fixed: ES-94 Cannot change number of hops in Business Service Definition
  • (#287233) Fixed: CS-185 Service Entry Points timeout after 2 minutes
  • (#284077) Fixed: CS-187 Creating snmp_aggregate Attribute throws errors
  • (#286252) Fixed: Issue with right-side drawer pagination persistence & recovery
  • (#286360) Fixed: CS-193 Administration > Export does not export the requested items
  • (#282823) Fixed: CS-61 Display issue with long Attribute operation in Attribute List
SDDM - 4.3.1
  • (#289330) Added: VIP IP search in Cluster List
  • (#287217) Added: Product Tier 1 support
  • (#291118) Added: Product Tier 3 support (Maintenance Windows)
  • (#287943) Fixed: Restore pre-selected nodes in Related Services map links
  • (#289500) Fixed: Clicking Baseline Map expansion line causes infinite spin
  • (#288234) CS-181 Fixed: Business Service Rule processing with single VIP IP Starting Address
  • (#289334) ES-107 Fixed: Existing edgeless Credentials not sent to new Edge Device

SDDM - 4.2.0 (2020/Q1)

SDDM 4.1.0 (2019/Q4)

Release 4.2.0 includes work done for 4.1.0, which was immediately folded into this quick turnaround "feature" release.

Features & Updates

  • Asset Service Impact Analysis in SDDM
    • CI’s selected in service maps now show a list of Related Services that depend on the selected CI in the Baseline Map Controls drawer where users can navigate to related services.
  • Create New Service Maps with Network and Virtualization discovery results
    • Many customers have requested to simplify the service group and map creation process by creating service groups from Network and Virtualization discoveries. Users can now use network and virtualization discovery results and create Baseline Service Maps right from the discovery job configuration screen.
  • Business Service Baseline Events screen in SDDM (optional feature)
    • Alert on unplanned and planned baseline service map changes including new CI’s, network connectivity and more. This page shows all baseline events of a Business Service since the last baseline. The Business Service Baseline Alerting feature is a licensed feature. Please contact your FireScope Account Manager for details.
  • PCI DSS compliance improvements
    • There are several changes we made to the product to ensure we help our customer meet PCI DSS compliance requirements including updating all edge and backend software libraries to the latest versions, secured agent to edge communication and ability to install the edge, app and database on customer hardened RHEL 7 operating systems.

Fixes & Changes

  • (#3789) Fixes: Event Definition Value times in Account Time Zone instead of User
  • (#3790) Fixes: Edge Device Scorecard doesn’t load
  • (#3759) Fixes: Parse Error on Event Severities page
  • (#3760) Fixes: Service Management > Port Details: Enforce CI Permissions
  • (#3761) Fixes: Top/Bottom X widget: Missing unit of measurement
  • (#3762) Fixes: CSP-8039 :: Discovery Jobs: Extend default time periods
  • (#3763) Fixes: CSP-8040 :: CI MultiView: Permissioned users show no content
  • (#3764) Fixes: CSP-8037 :: CI MultiView: Event counts broken
  • (#3765) Fixes: Update Edge Device OVA download link
  • (#3770) Fixes: Edge Scorecard – Edge Name & Version display issues
  • (#3745) Fixes: Cannot create a BP ED in 4.1.0.4 SPM
  • (#3746) Fixes: CSP-8028: SSH & WMI Delete Credential Modal missing content
  • (#3747) Fixes: Add Event Defs to Context Menu On CI Page
  • (#3742) Fixes: SNMPv3 Auth/Priv passphrase doesn’t save
  • (#3743) Fixes: Unable to delete Edge Device in CMI
  • (#3744) Fixes: Incorrect Edge Flow Config promiscuous mode network interface value
  • (#3736) Fixes: Flow Database Index rewrites
  • (#3737) Fixes: Network Destinations Client column sorting issues
  • (#3738) Fixes: Footer overlapping page content
  • (#3739) Fixes: Broken CI Unlink Discovery Profile response
  • (#3740) Fixes: CI Cloning Errors
  • (#3731) Fixes: Maintenance Window creation errors
  • (#3732) Fixes: Discovery Rule Add to new Service Group Validation Error
  • (#3733) Fixes: Discovery Rules never apply their actions
  • (#3721) Fixes: Endless login page redirects if account expired/suspended
  • (#3725) Fixes: Read-only Chips have a Remove Icon
  • (#3726) Fixes: Pages with tree-view navigation doesn’t work
  • (#3727) Fixes: Service Group validation fails, but still saves
  • (#3728) Fixes: Traffic Map filters don’t require Port for Starting Address helper
  • (#3729) Fixes: Network Traffic Map missing pan/zoom controls
  • (#3730) Fixes: Remove Edge Device Network Traffic Context Item that wasn’t implemented
  • (#3708) Fixes: Edge Device Edit Form doesn’t save Flow Config
  • (#3719) Fixes: Can’t create new Maintenance Window
  • (#3721) Fixes: Endless login page redirects if account expired/suspended
  • (#3604) Fixes: CI Migration: Require at least 1 CI to migrate
  • (#3680) Fixes: Map Loading Issue for Missing Cluster Member
  • (#3708) Fixes: CMI Edge Device Edit Form does not show correct Edge Flow Config settings for the account
  • (#3695) Fixes: Misleading No Data message for Business Service Traffic list
  • (#3696) Fixes: User Group Picker & Permissions incorrect
  • (#3691) Fixes: URL_DIR_PRODUCT Error in Explorer URLs
  • (#3653) Fixes: Typos and Spelling Errors
  • (#3668) Fixes: Discovery Rule can save without a filter/action
  • (#3677) Fixes: Explore > Network > Service Entry Points doesn’t sort by Clients
  • (#3684) Fixes: Manage Attributes doesn’t submit

SDDM - 4.0.0 (2019/Q2)

Features & Updates

  • New login screen with the option to treat the computer you are logging in on as public or private. If this is a private computer, your account & username will be stored in a cookie to facilitate your next login by only asking for your password (for non-SSO accounts).
  • Product name & logo updated and significant improvements have been made on the backend to aid in future upcoming releases.
  • WMI Discovery Jobs, Credentials, & Attribute Support
  • SSH Discovery Jobs, Credentials, & Attribute Support

Additional Updates

  • Added "Last Seen" timestamp to CIs found through Discovery Jobs
  • Added Configurable CI Mapping for ServiceNow CMDB Export

Fixes & Changes

  • Performance improvements to reduce "noisy" Flow Data Collection
  • Performance improvements to Blueprint Linking
  • Significant performance improvement on Baseline Map
  • Significant UI and process performance improvements
  • Fine-grained IP inclusion/exclusions by both source IP and target IP
  • Entire FireScope Platform now runs on CentOS 7
  • Clustered Edge 4.1.0-rc3
  • Various other bug fixes and performance tweaks
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