3.2

Distribute reports, billing basis or
todo-lists to users with limited insight

New collaboration features were introduced in vScope 3.1 that provided major improvements to the reporting functionality in vScope. In 3.2 we extend this functionality even further by introducing a new user group called viewer.

Viewer – Limited insight in vScope

vScope provides organizations with access to an almost endless IT library full of information. Sometimes you just want to share limited views of all this data to certain users, such as external parties or colleagues that don’t require full access to vScope. This is why we are introducing Viewer in vScope. Viewer can, as the name suggests, only view reports in vScope. No building, no filtering, no history just viewing. Here is a print screen that shows how P.Viewer sees vScope (notice that there are no tools available other than a very streamlined version of Table Explorer)

How to add viewer

Under the Settings page -> Users & Groups you will now find a permission group named “Viewer”. You can add a viewer manually by clicking “Add user” and selecting the Viewer radio button.

By integrating vScope with your directory service you will also be able to map the vScope permission groups to groups in your directory directory. This will automatically assign permissions at sign on.

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Attach table exports to scheduled reports

Starting with vScope 3.2, you can now attach table exports to scheduled emails. This feature is a great time saver! It can help you automate your reporting, billing and follow ups. Supported formats are CSV and XLSX. You can access the scheduled export feature under the collaboration float in Table Explorer.

A new product – vScope Container

A container is a lightweight package that contains everything needed for an application to run. Since a container isolates the application from its surrounding it helps teams reduce conflicts in the infrastructure. From vScope 3.2, you can get all necessary information, configurations and settings about your Docker containers. This release introduces three new resource types:

Containers

A container is a lightweight, stand-alone, executable package of a piece of software that includes everything needed to run. In vScope you will get the necessary information you need about your containers such as:

  • When they were started
  • When they where finished

You will also be able to track any errors occurring such as if the containers were OOM killed.

Images

Images are essentially a snapshot of a container. Images are created with the build command, and they’ll produce a container when started with run. Adding information about images to vScope will give you information about:

  • How large are the images?
  • When were the images created?
  • What repository tags are used?

Volumes

Volumes are the preferred mechanism for persisting data generated by and used by Docker containers. With vScope you can for instance track down and see where all your persistent containers data is stored.

Engines

Docker Engine is a client-server application that is responsible for running the containers. In vScope you can build tables about for instance:

  • How many containers are running on the engines?
  • Which images relates to the different engines?
  • What server version is the engine using?

You are welcome to try vScope Container with a Limited license or explore the full product with a trial license. Please contact us to learn more.

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Additional news

Veeam Backup ready for BETA

We are looking for testers for an upcoming vScope product called Backup. This backup inventory solution helps organizations identify failed jobs or replicas. Anyone running vScope in full or trial mode is free to evaluate and feedback Veeam backup.

If your organization is running a commercially licensed version of vScope and is interested in evaluating Veeam, contact us and we will help you further!

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We are phasing out Guest Access

Say hi to the new Viewer group and (start to) say goodbye to Guest Access in vScope. Previously, administrators have been able to grant access with no required authorization, so called guest access. The introduction of the new group Viewer will be the first step towards phasing out Guest Access from vScope, making it more compliant with best practices regarding access control and management. Important: Once you choose to disable Guest Access on your vScope installation you will not be able to re-enable it again.

Improvements

Overall

  • Close float with the classic ESC button
  • Add option to specify starting point in the directory for discovery
  • Support OpenSSH Private Key PEM format
  • VMM probe now supports Å, Ä, Ö letters
  • More efficient AD integration
  • Removed Highlighted Changes button from Scheduled Email template
  • The community’s favourite Tracker Case: Missing patch for WannaCry has been removed. You can still check patch status manually by following this post: How to verify that MS17-010 is installed (Wannacry Ransomware patch)
  • Overall improvements of the Azure AD probe (which we presented in the last release notes)

UI/UX

  • A new “Add user float” which is customized for the Viewer setup flow
  • Some tweaking to improve the loading animations in vScope Table explorer

Tags

Client/Server

  • IPv4 Subnet Masks
  • IPv6 Prefix Length

Database

  • Logical Name for SQL database

Tracker cases

Client/Server

  • Improved case for Active Guest Accounts

Database

  • Improved case for Databases with Recovery Mode FULL have Transaction Log Size Ratio above 100%

Probes

  • Overall improvements of the Azure AD probe (which we presented in the last release note)
  • VMM probe now supports Å, Ä, Ö letters

Various bug fixes

  • Fix for various needs to force refresh browser to get newly added functionality
  • Fix for erroneous local host links
  • Fix for misleading File system values
  • Fix for SSH probe failing for ECDSA signatures
  • Fix for missing File system tracker cases
  • Fix for clearing local storage
  • Fix for invalid email input handling

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Release 3.2.3

Improvements

Overall

  • Improvements of Excel export
  • Remove “Welcome to new Table Explorer”-float
  • Added CIM_SoftwareFeatureServiceImplementation
  • Merge UNIX/Linux credentials to SSH
  • Updated descriptions in Discovery Manager and Discovery Wizard
  • New UI for vScope installer enabling a faster setup flow

Tracker cases

Client/Server

  • Server applications run by local accounts
  • Server applications run by domain accounts
  • HP Touchpoint analytics client

Directory

  • Disabled user accounts and OU
  • Email equals Principal name
  • Email does not equals Principal name
  • Mail enabled security groups

Docker

  • Unused images

Probes

  • The Docker probe has been updated with a few fixes and improvements related to stitching with WMI

Various bug fixes

  • Updated Tracker case about Data Protection Manager is missing. Contained wrong filtering.
  • Fix for Azure AD not stitching properly with on-prem AD

Release 3.2.4

Improvements

Overall

  • New tag for User account – Logged in on type
  • New Tracker case – File systems estimated full within 14 days (VMs)
  • New Tracker – File system estimated full within 14 days (1 week projections) (VMs)

Various bug fixes

  • Fix for OSGi console
  • Added more tags to fix Tracker cases crashing
  • SSH: fix for connection between filesystems and logical disks
  • Unable to right-click in compare-mode
  • Fix for erroneous row selection in compare

Release 3.2.5

Updating History Browsing – Introducing History&Compare

Updating the UI of one of vScope’s most powerful features allow you to easier get started comparing and investigating historical data. Here are some of the highlights:

Sliding dates

Use the “Sliding date span” feature to save a table to always compare the latest version with x number of days ago. Perfect for follow up reports or monthly billing basis!

Custom dates

“Custom dates” comparison lets you decide two dates to compare. Very good to track back what happened during a vacation or a project.

Fixed date

Instead of comparing two dates, overview what your IT looked like at a specific date. In the following screenshot we can have a look at what our server configurations looked like 2017-12-11. Notice that the “Compare” box is unchecked.

Improvements

Overall

  • Updated favicon
  • Changed placeholder for target (easier to understand!)

Tags

Client/Server

  • File System Shares – Backing OS Type
  • File Systems – Backing OS Type

Tracker cases

Client/Server

  • File System Shares – Permissions Everyone read
  •  File System Shares – Permissions Everyone write

Directory

  • Domains with password length not set to 14
  • Exchange Recipient Type Details
  • Exchange Remote Recipient Type
  • Exchange Recipient Display Type

Various bug fixes

  • Fixed various bugs related to inventory of Veeam Copy Jobs
  • Fix for Pie chart widgets crashing

Release 3.2.6

Improvements

Overall

  • Updated ACL och API endpoints
  • Discover Meltdown and Spectre status from Windows machines
  • Linux kernel parameters
  • Identify more Veeam job types
  • Populate SureBackup and Configuration Backup jobs for Veeam

Tags

  • New tag for password complexity requirements, Local Accounts
  • msExchRecipientType 1
  • User Type under User Groups
  • Backing OS Type for User Groups

Tracker cases

Client/Server

  • List speculative execution-vulnerable ESX hosts
  • List unpatched Windows machines (Spectre/Meltdown)
  • List Linux machines vulnerable to speculative execution
  • List windows server without mitigations enabled
  • File Systems estimated full within 30 days (VMs)
  • File Systems estimated full within 30 days (1 week projection) (VMs)
  • File Systems estimated full within 7 days (VMs)
  • File Systems estimated full within 7 days (1 week projection) (VMs)
  • Installed Applications – Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Installed Applications – Adobe Creative Suite
  • Installed Applications – Adobe Reader
  • Installed Applications – Adobe Acrobat
  • Installed Applications – Adobe Creative Suite (Machines)
  • Installed Applications – Adobe Creative Suite (Machines)
  • Installed Applications – Adobe Acrobat (Machines)
  • Installed Applications – Adobe Creative Cloud (Machines)
  • Installed Applications – Adobe Reader (Machines)
  • Installed Applications – Antivirus is discontinued – Microsoft Forefront

Various bug fixes

  • Top5 widgets were shown without any icon

Release 3.2.7

Improvements

Overall

  • Support for range filter on versions which also mean…
  • that we’ve improve the sorting based on version number
  • Various improvements on the Properties page for user accounts
  • More information related to speculation control status
  • Improved Tracker cases related to Spectre & Meltdown

Tags

  • Installed Server Features
  • Registry key exposing new processor capabilities

Tracker cases

Client/Server

  • Linux machines with updates pending
  • Linux machines missing update info
  • Linux machines with security updates pending
  • Linux machines missing security update info
  • Linux machines with restart pending
  • Linux machines missing restart required info
  • Older OS – Windows Server 2008
  • Older OS – Install date is over 1 year
  • Hyper-V hosts not exposing CPU capabilities needed for Spectre migration to virtual machines
  • List ESX hosts not exposing CPU capabilities required for mitigation to guests

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Release 3.2.8

Improvements

Overall

  • Now showing “System name” on certificate properties page
  • New tracker: Domain admins logged in
  • Reuse WMI credentials on LDAP/AD
  • Veeam: EXCEPTION ArrayIndexOutOfBounds
  • VMM: Use correct character encoding when sending command to remote server
  • Veeam SureBackup jobs sometimes showing wrong last run status
  • Open external links from properties page in new tab
  • Add Server CPU cores tag to Oracle DB properties page
  • WMI: Allow multiple PowerShell commands within the same CommandSet
  • Veeam: Use MSSQL Server Browser Service to find Veeam instances
  • Redesign properties header
  • Stitcher: Allow any probe to set kernelVersion property on OperatingSystems
  • Add port option to Veeam wizard
  • Read Veeam Config DB
  • Add hop from VM to Jobs, and Job to VMs
  • Update Linux Meltdown/Spectre tracker case to use new PTI Status
  • Change name of Last run start time dyntag
  • New tag for Disk – Backing OS
  • Add model measurements for backup jobs and total backup size
  • API: Don’t allow creation of users and groups with / in ID
  • Get target directory for Veeam jobs

Various bug fixes

  • Fix for duplicate UIDs in SNMP Probe
  • Fix for duplicate instanceIDs from WMI Probe
  • Fix for exception in SNMP Probe towards multiple targets
  • Fix for exception in NetApp Probe on multiple targets
  • Fix for cannot search in Features and Watermarks on Oracle properties
  • Fix for tables API: Return 400 with error-code when DeltaTable cannot be built
  • Fix for handling loading of deltaPreset when there is no matching revision for the deltaSpec
  • Fix for reading out PTI status on Linux for older patched kernels
  • Fix for job name not mapped to backup product
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