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Summary

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.

SPM - 4.7.0 (2022/Q2)

Features & Updates

  • Configuration > Discovery > Credentials Management
    • ​​​​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.

Additional Updates

  • Fixed an issue to prevent WMI Attribute collection attempts when no WMI Attribute is assigned to the CI. 

Fixes & Changes

  • PRB35999 • Business Service Dependencies now show the correct Last Collected date. 
SPM - 4.7.1
  • PRB36770 • Updating Maintenance Windows will no longer duplicate themselves, and will now properly save changes.
  • /web_services/ci_relationship response object will now include a field firescope_servicegroupid to contain the GUID of the Service Group
SPM - 4.7.2
  • Updated some general Apache headers, cookie settings, and file access permissions to enhanced security.
  • Edge Device Update Jobs will now show that they have timed out instead of spinning forever if they fail.

SPM - 4.6.0 (2022/Q1)

Features & Updates

Additional Updates

  • PRB35878 • Added optional field for FireScope ID to REST API responses
  • Edge Device Flow Sampling updated to allow “Sample 1 packet, drop X packets,” now including 0 drops. (Still defaults to dropping 1).
  • Enhanced EMI connectivity checking by testing port availability with a socket connection attempt.

Fixes & Changes

  • PRB35827 • Removed SNMPv3 AuthPriv AES256 encryption setting for credentials due to incompatibilities.
  • PRB36214 • Overnight Maintenance Windows will display correctly in the calendar.
  • PRB36432 • Lengthy Attribute history values will now display the historical value clicked instead of the current last value.
SPM - 4.6.1
  • 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
SPM - 4.6.2
  • PRB36540 • Additional fixes to unlink a Configuration Item from the Cherwell CMDB integration
  • PRB36633 • Dashboard slideshow play/stop button will now properly control the slideshow and use default settings if the user has disabled their dashboard refresh rate.
  • Edge Device Registration Keys have reduced the require information payload.
  • Discovery Jobs with SSH & WMI credentials will now update Configuration Item inventory data.
  • The firescope_id field will be included automatically in all response objects going forward.
  • 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".
SPM - 4.6.3
  • PRB35995 • Maintenance Windows with past occurrences can now be updated to change all future occurrences’ details or termination (but not repetition settings). 
  • PRB36631 • Prevent false alerts when immediately exiting a Maintenance Window for Events requiring multiple, sequential evaluations.
  • Business Service Rules will now allow a Minimum Packets of 0.
  • Updated all firescope.com URLs to matrix42.com equivalents.
  • Updating existing Maintenance Windows will now save correctly.
  • 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 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.

SPM - 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.

Additional Updates

  • The Edge Device will now update its IP address in the UI when it changes on the device.

Fixes & Changes

  • PRB35279 • Fixed an issue where sometimes associated multiple blueprints to a single CI in SPM would only sync one of the blueprints.
  • PRB35424 • Fixed an issue where creating CIs in bulk via Agent Management in SPM would fail to associate after the first CI/Blueprint association.
  • PRB35809 • Fixed an issue preventing the Event Details page from loading in SPM
  • PRB35823 • Allowed SNMP v2 and v3 Attributes to use SNMP v1 Attribute Syntax Operations in SPM.
SPM - 4.5.1
  • Unlinking a CI From Discovery Profiles will indicate success instead of always seeming to fail.

SPM - 4.4.0 (2021/Q1)

Features & Updates

  • No new functionality for SPM in this release

Fixes & Changes

  • (#294002) Fixed: An issue preventing Edge Devices from being disabled
  • (#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'
  • (#300599) Fixed: An issue causing SAML configuration to be stored incorrectly
  • (#306138) Fixed: An issue with SNMP Table Blueprint assignments interface & processing

SPM - 4.3.0 (2020/Q3)

Features & Updates

  • No new functionality for SPM in this release

Fixes & Changes

  • (#3884) CS-134 Fixes: SPM Admin message display issues
  • (#3892) CS-112 Fixes: “None” Proxy Authentication method missing
  • (#283506) Fixed: ES-96 Many error messages on SPM Dashboards
  • (#287346) Fixed: ES-104 Random validation popup on SPM Blueprint Attribute Edit Form
SPM - 4.3.1
  • PRB35153 • Fixed: Maintenance Windows colors are missing & “End Now” button does nothing
  • (#289881) CS-201 Fixed: Cannot unlink Cherwell CMDB CIs
  • (#289742) CS-202 Fixed: Visual Controls, graphs do not display
  • (#290380) CS-206 Fixed: Maintenance Windows do not suppress events from firing
  • (#289740) ES-109 Fixed: Browser warning when saving Blueprint Attribute with Delay change
  • (#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

SPM - 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

  • ConnectWise Incident Integration for SPM (licensed feature)
    • SPM now provides integration to the IT service management solution ConnectWise. ConnectWise has been widely adopted by MSP’s as their choice for ITSM. Customers who have licensed the ConnectWise integration can now open ConnectWise incidents automatically with event definitions or manually. When creating an incident from a FireScope event, you can choose to open a new ConnectWise incident or assign the event to an existing ConnectWise incident.
  • 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

  • (#3604) Fixes: CI Migration: Require at least 1 CI to migrate
  • (#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
  • (#3680) Fixes: Map Loading Issue for Missing Cluster Member
  • (#3684) Fixes: Manage Attributes doesn’t submit
  • (#3691) Fixes: URL_DIR_PRODUCT Error in Explorer URLs
  • (#3695) Fixes: Misleading No Data message for Business Service Traffic list
  • (#3696) Fixes: User Group Picker & Permissions incorrect
  • (#3708) Fixes: CMI Edge Device Edit Form does not show correct Edge Flow Config settings for the account
  • (#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
  • (#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
  • (#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
  • (#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
  • (#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
  • (#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
  • (#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
  • (#3789) Fixes: Event Definition Value times in Account Time Zone instead of User
  • (#3790) Fixes: Edge Device Scorecard doesn’t load

SPM - 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 "Exclude Disabled Event Definitions" to Event Reports
  • Added Configurable CI Mapping for ServiceNow CMDB Export
  • Added NTPD Monitoring for CMI Cloud Components

Fixes & Changes

  • Performance improvements to reduce "noisy" Flow Data Collection
  • Performance improvements to Blueprint Linking
  • Performance improvements to Attribute's Latest Data Analysis
  • 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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