SCOM Insight – Release history

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Current version

The current version of SCOM Insight can be downloaded here. The installer supports both new installations and in-place upgrades. You will need a trial or full licence.

Release history

Version Date Notes Link
1.4.7 05/12/2018 Major
  • Added support for user access authorisation by group membership. By default, all users have access to the application, but if a group is specified in the OperatorsGroup setting in the Web.config file, only members of the group (and nested groups) will be permitted to access the application.
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1.4.6 20/11/2018 Minor
  • Added support for blank tile section names, e.g. to hide the heading Services or Sites from a group of tiles. This can be enabled by two methods:
    1. Changing the name of a section group in the SCOM console; e.g. from 1 Services to simply 1, or from 2 Sites to 2. This will affect a single section (tile group).
    2. Changing the HideSubGroupNames setting in the Web.config file to true, which will hide all section names.
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1.4.5 24/09/2018 Minor
  • Added more comprehensive logging to the event log, and an error page to be presented to users.
    Warning: to accommodate this change, the HTTP Errors IIS component is now required, and the installer will not proceed until it is installed.
  • Bug fix: occasional NullReferenceException exceptions, that may have caused an error message to be presented to the user.
  • Updated warning and error images.
  • Improved the message to users in the tile-specific alert view when there are no active alerts, to explain how an unhealthy state can exist without associated alerts.
  • Improved database query efficiency, to reduce the load on SQL Server.
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1.4.4 13/08/2018 Minor
  • Bug fix: when CapitaliseComputerNames was set to true, some computer computer names were incorrectly capitalised.
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1.4.3 15/07/2018 Minor
  • Added server-side caching of images and data from the database, to improve performance and reduce server load.
  • Bug fix: when CapitaliseComputerNames was set to true, some computer DNS suffixes were incorrectly capitalised.
  • Bug fix: removed a noticeable flickering on page updates in some circumstances.
  • Bug fix: tile and text sizes were not always set correctly on mobile devices, when scrolling.
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1.4.2 13/06/2018 Minor
  • Bug fix: in some circumstances, tiles were not vertically-centred on the page.
  • Bug fix: in some circumstances in IE, some tile names were truncated.
  • Bug fix: the application's ProgramData directories are now removed on uninstallation.
  • Bug fix: when upgrading, if a setting in the Web.config file contained no data, the installer failed to transfer any configuration settings.
  • Improved the quality of image scaling in IE.
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1.4.1 05/06/2018 Minor
  • Bug fix: custom logos overlapped with page content in some edge cases.
  • Bug fix: the installer failed to update some files on upgrade, if the files were in use by the application pool.
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1.4.0 01/06/2018 Significant
  • Changed the default action when selecting a tile. Originally, the full alerts list was loaded, but now an alerts list specific to the selected tile is presented. The generated URL is a permanent link to the alerts for that object. This setting can be disabled by changing the TileSpecificAlertView setting in the Web.config file.
    At all times, the full alerts view can be accessed via /alerts.
  • Added the ability to present a custom logo on the dashboard. To add a logo, save a JPEG or PNG file to C:\ProgramData\Pendlenet\SCOM Insight\Custom\Images and set the CustomLogoFile setting in the Web.config file. Further settings are available, to set the image size and position. See the configuration guide for details.

Minor
  • Bug fix: in carousel mode (/carousel), when clicking on a tile, the alerts view is now displayed.
  • Bug fix: the installer warmed the application pool only on initial installation; this now includes upgrades.
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1.3.0 15/05/2018 Significant
  • Initial page load times have been improved by ~40% by improving the efficiency of database queries. This is especially noticeable on pages with a large number of tiles.
  • Added two parameters to the Web.config file:
    1. CapitaliseComputerNames, enabled by default, this causes computer names to be capitalised across the application, for consistency.
    2. ComputerTilesNameExcludesDomainNamesCSV, a comma-separated list of domain names that are not to be shown on the tiles that represent computers/servers. When populated with a list of your internal domains, this property will reduce FQDNs to individual computer names, so that they more easily fit onto tiles.

Minor
  • Removed redundant data from the database, reducing its size by ~10%.
  • Changed the background data update caching settings to prevent temporary files being created in the browser's cache, which could lead to thousands of temporary files being created.
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1.2.1 29/04/2018 Minor
  • Bug fix: when upgrading, settings in Web.config that contain a semicolon are now correctly transferred.
  • Bug fixes: when in static grid mode (>100 tiles), dynamically-added rows are now correctly rendered, and, as the tiles can't be positioned by the user, existing positioning is ignored and all tiles are rendered to fill the grid, in alphabetical order.
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1.2.0 24/04/2018 Significant
  • Further improved the responsive design, to better support displays with low resolutions and to automatically resize the tiles on resolution changes.
  • Improved the efficiency of tile rendering, to reduce the time taken to render the tile view with a large number of tiles. In addition, added a parameter to the config file, NumberOfTilesBeforeStaticGrid (defaulting to 100), that is used to determine when to render a static grid (one where the tiles can't be moved), which is faster to display. Together, these measures allow a larger number of tiles to be rendered more quickly.
  • Added application icons for mobile devices.

Minor
  • The IIS application pool now automatically starts, ensuring that the application always runs.
  • Bug fix: registry settings are now removed upon uninstallation.
  • When upgrading, configuration in Web.config is now automatically transferred from the previous version.
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1.1.0 13/04/2018 Significant
  • Bug fix: removed the incompatibility with the APM component of the Microsoft Monitoring Agent (SCOM agent).
  • Improved the responsive design, to better support displays with high pixel densities, and mobile devices.

Minor
  • Improved on-screen error reporting and event log error logging.
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1.0.0 28/01/2018 Initial release. Download