IBM Cloud APM 8.1.4.0.8 is generally available on June 28. You can find the new features and the enhancements here or KC (Check the link at the bottom).

Expanded platform support for agents

The following agents and platforms are now supported:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8

The following agents and data collectors now support RHEL 8. Before installing agents on RHEL 8, be sure to read the Specific operating systems section of Preinstallation on Linux systems.

RHEL 8 on x86-64 (64 bit)

  • Cassandra agent
  • Cisco UCS agent
  • DataPower® agent
  • DataStage® agent
  • Db2® agent
  • Hadoop agent
  • HTTP Server agent
  • Internet Service Monitoring agent
  • J2SE data collector
  • Linux KVM agent
  • Linux OS agent
  • MongoDB agent
  • MQ Appliance agent
  • MySQL agent
  • NetApp Storage agent
  • Node.js data collector
  • PHP agent
  • Python data collector
  • PostgreSQL agent
  • RabbitMQ agent
  • Response Time Monitoring Agent
  • Ruby agent
  • SAP agent
  • SAP HANA Database agent
  • SAP NetWeaver Javaâ„¢ Stack agent
  • Sterling Connect Direct agent
  • Sterling File Gateway agent
  • Sybase agent
  • Tomcat agent
  • VMware VI agent
  • WebSphere® Applications agent
  • WebSphere MQ agent

RHEL 8 on System z

  • Db2 agent
  • Hadoop agent
  • Linux OS agent
  • MySQL agent
  • Node.js data collector
  • Python data collector
  • Response Time Monitoring Agent
  • WebSphere Applications agent
  • WebSphere MQ agent

RHEL 8 on POWER Little Endian (ppc64le)

  • Db2 agent
  • Hadoop agent
  • J2SE data collector
  • Linux OS agent
  • MySQL agent
  • Node.js data collector
  • SAP NetWeaver Java Stack agent
  • WebSphere Applications agent
  • WebSphere MQ agent

Solaris Sparc 10 and 11

  • JBoss agent
  • Oracle Database agent
  • WebLogic agent

Windows Server 2019

  • WebSphere Applications agent

Agent enhancements

Hadoop agent

  • The Hadoop agent now supports monitoring of HDF 3.3 (with HDP 3.1.0) Ambari service Big SQL 6.0.
  • The Hadoop agent now supports SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 15 on x86-64 platform.

HMC Base agent

The HMC Base agent supports HMC V9.1.

Internet Service Monitoring agent

The agent now has Service Assurance Agent monitor, which monitors Cisco Service Assurance Agent probes.

Microsoft IIS agent

The agent is enhanced with tolerance provision to the Windows 2019 server. This enhancement displays the FTP site data for agent that is installed on Windows 2019 server.

MongoDB agent

The agent now supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8 on x86-64 (64 bit) platform.

Python data collector ifix02

The data collector now supports Django 1.10 and higher.

SAP agent

The SAP agent now supports the following platforms:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8 on x86-64 (64 bit)
  • SAP NetWeaver Application Server 7.52 (SAP Basic 752)

SAP HANA Database agent

The SAP HANA Database agent is enhanced with the following features:

  • Hostname is added in the :HDB Subnode node of SAP HANA Database agent for its unique identification.
  • The agent now supports scale out architecture.
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8 on x86-64 (64 bit) and Linux ppc64le platforms.
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 15 on x86-64 (64 bit) platform.
  • A new attribute Trimmed Host is added under System Database attribute group.

SAP NetWeaver Java Stack agent

The SAP NetWeaver Java Stack agent supports the following platforms:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8 on x86-64 (64 bit)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 15 on x86-64 (64 bit)
  • Windows Server 2019 DE and SE
  • Windows Server 2016 DE and SE

Synthetic Playback agent

  • Supports .side script recorded by Selenium IDE 3.2.X, 3.3.X, or 3.5.X
  • Supports playback by Firefox ESR 60.5.1
  • Supports the wait, flow control, and linkText locator type Selenium IDE commands

Skype for Business Server agent

The Skype for Business Server agent is enhanced with the following features:

  • The agent now supports Skype for Business Server 2019.
  • Two new group widgets such as Database-Throttled Requests(DBStore) and Database-Throttled
  • Requests(SHAREDDBStore) are added on the Overview page that displays number of requests throttled by the Skype for Business Server due to high latency of the database queue for DBstore and shared DBstore.

Prerequisite scanner

The IGNORE_PRECHECK_WARNING command is now available as an alternative to the SKIP_PRECHECK command. For more information, see Bypassing the prerequisite scanner.

Documentation enhancement

A page is created to help you quickly find out the version information and change history for each agent and data collector. See Change history.

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