Robot Network

Release notes are also available for Robot Network for Insite.

June 2020

Version 12.06

June 9, 2020

  • Updated temporary license keys.

May 2020

Version 12.05

May 13, 2020

  • Updated installer.
  • Fixed issue with failed GUI login after changing password on the IBM i.
  • In host properties, Enhanced Event Data now correctly stays selected after restarting host.
  • Fixed issue with node not showing connected to GUI after restart of Robot Network.
  • Fixed issue with executable not showing valid signed certificate.

June 2019

Version 12.04
  • Enhanced secure handshake with TLSv1.2.

  • The Connection Properties List table was not updating the Certificate Expiration Date when a new certificate was retrieved, but this has now been fixed.
  • Updated Network port checking on startup.

March 2019

Version 12.03
  • Fixed an issue with some install and upgrades failing with CPF1059 - Length of value not correct for QALWOBJRST.

  • Fixed an issue that was causing some Robot product updates to error.

November 2018

Version 12.02
  • Fixed an error that occurred when attempting to configure a node from the GUI if the node is not currently configured to the host.

  • Security enhancements have been implemented.

August 2018

Version 12.01

No updates for this release.

June 2018

Version 12.00
  • Users can now create a secure connection to the IBM i system from the Robot Network GUI within Connection Properties and using the parameter USESECURE within the RBNCFGHOST and RBNCFGNODE commands.

December 2017

Version 11.30
  • SNMPv3 support has been added to Robot Network.

  • Socket deflate memory allocation changed so as to not leave memory allocated.

February 2017

Version 11.28
  • QSYSGENPT now accepts profile passwords up to 128 characters.

August 2016

Version 11.27
  • During new installs or conversions, the RBTNETPT profile sets the Public authority to *EXCLUDE.

  • The performance metrics for Robot Network have been improved.

June 2016

Version 11.26
  • Our license agreement has been updated.

  • SNMP in Robot Network is now allowed to be turned off in hostconfig.xml.

  • The RBNSETASPG command now changes the host RBNJOBD job description in RBTNETLIB.

April 2016

Version 11.25
  • We’ve enabled the quick link from the threshold status message in Network Web to display the performance metric that caused the threshold.

January 2016

Version 11.24
  • Enhanced the Robot Network IFS pre-checker. The pre-checker now checks directories to identify missing QShell files.

  • Upgraded the startup garbage collection size to improve performance and system efficiency.

  • The command RBNSETASPG was added to RBTNETNODE. This command changes the job descriptions in Robot Network, so that if Robot Schedule is in an IASP, it can interface with Robot Network.

September 2015

Version 11.23
  • The licensing API has been enhanced so that it can correctly identify partition numbers greater than 255
  • When configuring a node using the Robot Network Explorer (the GUI), the option to “Reset my newly configured Node” has been updated so that when it’s selected, it will restart the node
  • Checking for Disk Performance Thresholds has been improved so that the threshold processing doesn’t slow down performance collection
  • The Enable Thresholds option (on the Performance Metrics tab of the Node Properties) has been fixed so that threshold alerts will only be sent when the option is selected

April 2015

Version 11.22
  • A change was made to disk, memory and system performance collection to close connections when done processing. When the connections are closed, the jobs are no longer held active, and so there are no locks on the metrics files
  • The types of statuses escalated from the nodes to the host now abide by the rules in RBNSNDSTS
  • You can now open the Robot Schedule Explorer from within Robot Network on a Windows 32-bit computer
  • Made updates to remove the vulnerability to a POODLE attack

September 2015

Version 11.23
  • The licensing API has been enhanced so that it can correctly identify partition numbers greater than 255
  • When configuring a node using the Robot Network Explorer (the GUI), the option to “Reset my newly configured Node” has been updated so that when it’s selected, it will restart the node
  • Checking for Disk Performance Thresholds has been improved so that the threshold processing doesn’t slow down performance collection
  • The Enable Thresholds option (on the Performance Metrics tab of the Node Properties) has been fixed so that threshold alerts will only be sent when the option is selected

February 2015

Version 11.21
  • Changed the Robot Network update process so that Robot Console (v6 and higher) updates the Product Master instead of Robot Network

November 2014

Version 11.20
  • Added a confirmation process when reassigning a status event
  • Enhanced the refreshing of custom maps to prevent the Map Center from locking up

September 2014

Version 11.19
  • Updated the license agreement
  • Added another SNMP trap type to the MIB. The new trap type includes enhanced event data such as, Message Center Name, Message Queue Library, Message Queue, Message Set Name, Message Status, and Message Severity
  • Increased the efficiency of Robot Console status escalation by updating status processing so it creates the product data first
  • Fixed the ASP% Used Threshold status so the status is received when the threshold is met
  • Fixed ASP data collection so the data is no longer received if System collection is turned off

June 2014

Version 11.18
  • Change RBNACK to handle response required messages
  • Modify RBN591 text for Console Reply Errors
  • Remove Red Lines to Alt Host on Map Center and Custom Map loses node icons

May 2014

Version 11.17
  • Changes required for IBM i 7.2

April 2014

Version 11.16
  • Disk Protection Thresholds now allow multiple status entries (Power Loss, Failed, Degraded)
  • Remove authority check from RBNCFGNODE and RBNCFGHOST commands. Now based on object level security

March 2014

Version:

  • New! Performance Center and Status Center WEB UI released

July 2013

Version 11.12
  • License codes are not sorting correctly in Product License Manager
  • Product Metrics was shipped off, now shipping this feature on
  • Not authorized to profile xxxx for status assignment

June 2013

Version 11.11
  • Check for installation of PASE
  • Have pre-checker look for our install files
  • Remove pre-checker checking for ibmxmlcrypto.jar
  • Data collection failed for user-defined cat RBTNET
  • Grant RBTUSER authority to QPMAAPI
  • Enh: Purge performance data by date
  • Average Interactive Response Time calculation does not match IBM's DSPPFTDTA command's output
  • Only write status history records of 'Assigned to' when the assigned to user changes
  • License code message in QSYSOPR will expire in XX days, however node has a permanent code
  • Allow only one node license check to run on the host at a time

December 2013

Version 11.15

Network Host:

  • Remove rbninst.sh from prechecker
  • Node doesn't connect to alternate host, gets message unable to register. Reply not posting in network when in the process of updating ticket notes. Status center refresh conflicts with status reply option processing
  • Unable to load detail summary data in product metrics dashboard
  • Correct Status Center Security for Server Functions
  • Correct Performance Metrics Disk Collection Interval message when changing collection interval to larger value

Network Node:

  • Robot job termination statuses were not being sent to the Alternate Host. They are now being sent
  • RBTNET job fails with lock on RBN8400DA
  • Remove rbninst.sh from prechecker

October 2013

Version 11.14
  • Added ability to use short name or fully-qualified name when configuring Host or Node rather than IP address
  • Performance Metrics - added an additional disk collection interval option and ability to turn off specific categories

August 2013

Version 11.13
Enhancements:
  • API added to automatically assign a user to a Network status event from the user escalation program feature
Other Fixes:
  • RBNPURGE deletes packet sent for delayed installation
  • Increase performance metrics data collection from 12 to 32 system memory pools
  • Status History report duplicating notes field
  • Do not cache password for GUI peer connection

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