Monthly Release Notes - March 2019

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Automate


Version 11.1.20

This release includes all patches from the 11.1.11 - 11.1.19 releases.

New Features
  • Functional Action Grouping

    • Automate and Automate Enterprise.

    • Adds the ability to group actions in the Task Builder by 7 functional areas (API, Cloud, Control, File, GUI Automation, Integration, System).

    • Grouping can be turned off if the previous alpha-sorted full list is preferred.

  • Workflow retry on failure

    • Automate Enterprise only.

    • Adds the ability to configure a workflow on failure to retry a defined number of times or until successful and to wait a defined period of time between retries.

  • Workflow item retry on failure prior to execution

    • Automate Enterprise only.

    • Adds the ability to configure a workflow item so that on a failure, prior to execution (due to a disabled agent, a disconnected agent, a disabled construct, etc), the item will retry a defined number of times or until successful and will wait a defined period of time between retries.

  • Workflow failure only on unhandled workflow item error

    • Automate Enterprise only.

    • Adds the ability to configure a workflow item to fail a workflow only if the workflow item has an error that isn’t handled by a failure link.

Other Fixes
  • [18372] Records of "Log off" event now included in audit log.
  • [18512] A Polling mode has been added to the File Trigger to enhance reliability.
  • [18822] Kenya holidays have been added to the holiday listing.
  • [20938] The audit log now notes how an item was started (either Manually or Triggered).
  • [20981] Selection lists of Users/User Groups can now be sorted.
  • [21124] Workflow name now included in workflow error emails.
  • [21131] A Windows server running in application mode can now be logged on.
  • [21186] Extended Functions using runtime properties now work properly.
  • [23752] XML action Read NODE activity properly supports accented character.
  • [23806] Azure Storage action Create Session activity properly times out.
  • [23842] File Trigger is more resilient to many changes at once and a warning entry will inserted into Event Logs.
  • [23914] Excel action Get Cells activity properly creates the dataset if the step has only one cell.
  • [23918] Process Agent properly displays Automate Enterprise version number.
  • [23987] Added a new configuration to the PDF action to create a PDF file without blank page.
  • [24061] Automate importing errors do not default to "the operation could not be performed because of bad password".
  • [24155] HealthCheck is available for all Automate versions up to 11.1.20.
  • [24167] Database Action - Opening SQL Connection via ODBC associated with local file DSN now correctly passes in the credentials.
  • [24194] Double quotes properly escape commas with Excel actions.
  • [24196] ODS Action Get Cells activity properly works with commas inside the double quotes.
  • [24244] Enhancements to logon functionality.
  • [24309] Email Trigger correctly populates AMTrigger.MessageID variable.
  • [24319] Applying new license does not disconnect agent in Automate Enterprise.
  • [24326] Print document now handles HTTPS urls.
  • [24341] Agents will no longer connect unless they are the exact same version as the server.
  • [24364] Automate Enterprise Management Console persists the filter on the Dropdown TreeView selection when data is refreshed.
  • [24373] Basic Script Execute activity errors properly manifest themselves.
  • [24376] Tasks Return Variable returns correctly when inside a code block.
  • [24421] SNMP action Send Trap activity properly releases the resource.
  • [24453] Excel action Get Cell activity returns correct number of rows with "Auto detect" and " User first rows as column names" selected.
  • [24466] Text Format Date/Time activity now properly prompts the user for input when set for user input.
  • [24480] FTP action Advanced activity long list action works properly with MLSD commands.
  • [24481] Task Builder 'Find and Replace' does not change the content by changing the content to XML compliant escaped characters.
  • [24482] Task Builder Auto Indent works properly when Block steps (Loop/IF) are part of selected steps.
  • [24483] The Data Migration Utility now works with Oracle on x64 machines.
  • [24484] Task not running due to a full Queue message is now properly recorded in the Logs.
  • [24493, 24494] File System action Get Information activity properly throws error for reserved keyword.
  • [24495] Permission settings for the "Stop" action are now working correctly.
  • [24500] Task names are fully displayed if there is a . in the name.
  • [24502] Task/Shared Array resize works properly now.
  • [24519] Database Action SQL Query activity properly populates dataset.rows variable.
  • [24520] Task Builder now properly shows the expander triangle for variables that have child entries.
  • [24541] File System Delete Folder activity now works properly when the path ends with 'ï¼¼'.
  • [24544] Task Functions with optional parameters do not error due to internally created parameter as placeholder.
  • [24548] Automate Enterprise Evaluation object now works with one character values.
  • [24550] Task Builder Variable pane displays multi-dimensional arrays properly.
  • [24556] Imported Tasks with '<' and '>' in their name now run correctly.
  • [24561] Runtime engine internal attributes for step AML, starting with 'AM_', are not evaluated until needed.
  • [24570] Task Variables can be sorted by name in Task Builder.
  • [24592] Development tools no longer needed to run workflows on the server.
  • [24609] Excel action Get Cell activity properly populate the dataset if there is only data for cells by reference.
  • [24617] Send Email OnError for activities now properly allows for usage of variables as placeholders.
  • [24618] Shared Variable dependencies have been corrected.
  • [24623] Server Management Console properly handles non-valid settings for log trim options.
  • [24630] User can explicitly choose the Task Variables Type now.
  • [24631] Help file enhancements.
  • [24653] Retry functionality added to workflows and workflow items.
  • [24658] Saving agent properties now works as expected.
  • [24661] Goto Label will now reference the correct step.
  • [24668] Workflows now follow the proper result out of an evaluation.
  • [24672] Subtask priority setting messages correctly report the exact cause.
  • [24677] Basic Script Execute activity allows for scripts without 'SubMain'.
  • [24684] Basic Script Execute activity properly identifies the Automate variable type and allows assignment.
  • [24708] Terminal Disconnect activity properly closes when writing to a log file.
  • [24713] WinWrap issue with missing icon file corrected.
  • [24726] Task regions are properly restored in the state they were when task was saved.
  • [24801] Logon debug file is no longer on by default.

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Document Management (RJS)


Webdocs Windows

Version 2.1.5
Enhancements
  • Document history list is now sortable.
  • Added the ability to view any document version in the document viewer (where document format is supported).
  • Added the ability to print supported documents via the document viewer.
  • Added the ability to resize the folder panel on the Document tab.
  • Added the ability to optionally specify a sort field and direction when posting a search request via the REST API.
  • Added the ability to search for text in a supported document inside the document viewer.
  • Added the ability to resize the routing approval panel on the Workflow Document Review page.
Other Fixes
  • License checks will no longer fail if there are multiple hardware devices with invalid IDs present on the server.
  • Fixed an issue where posting a new document via the REST API with an undefined key for the Document Type produced an error.
  • Fixed a character length limitation on the SMTP Server Address settings field.
  • User will now be required to have Add Notes permission to add or delete notes.
  • Other miscellaneous bug fixes.
  • Miscellaneous security fixes.

Webdocs for IBM i

Version 4.01.3
Enhancements
  • Added iasp group name to command DOCIFS1 (menu opt 20).
  • Added iasp group name to command CRTAPACHEI (menu opt 22).

Report Splitter

Version 4.71.4
Other Fixes
  • Fixed Edit Report Distribution Settings (menu opt 21). Corrected problem when trying to copy an entry.

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IBM Partnership


Backup, Recovery, and Media Services (BRMS)

Version PTF 7.3 SI68856, 7.2 SI68855
Enhancements

In version 7.2 and later:

  • Improved virtual tape image catalog management for BRMS backups to virtual tape.
  • BRMS enhanced the select user space code to support cumulative/incremental *ALLUSR backups.
  • BRMS added the Change Control Group Attributes (Q1ACHGCGA) API.
Other Fixes

In version 7.3 and later:

  • In 7.3 and later, BRMS GUI web reclaim media fails.

In version 7.2 and later:

  • In 7.2 and later, BRMS backup job loops sending MSGBRM1017.
  • In 7.2 and later, BRMS GUI web incorrectly allows the parallel type to be set for the all IBM data
    control group entry.
  • In 7.2 and later, PRTRPTBRM TYPE(*CTLGRPSTAT) outfile information does not show device names that are less than 10 characters.
  • In 7.2 and later, DSPLOGBRM not reporting some MSGCPC37xx completion messages and some completion messages appear in the wrong order in the job log.
  • In 7.2 and later, volumes with an expiration date in the year 2039 may be changed to *VER xx during maintenance.
  • In 7.2 and later, WRKPCYBRM parameter changes are not saved when paging up or down without hitting enter.
  • In 7.2 and later, DUPMEDBRM batch jobs are not using the BRMS system policy values for Job description and Job queue for the submit job.
  • In 7.2 and later, Object lists QCLDIPL *OBJ, QCLDIPL *LNK, and QCLDOMTUSR *LNK lists are created incorrectly when 5733ICC is not installed.

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Insite


Version 3.00
New Features
  • Includes Powertech Antivirus.

  • Insite Integration Services - HelpSystems Insite 3.0 introduces a number of changes that improve data flow and security within and outside of Insite. Insite Integration Services accomplishing this by providing out of the box secure communication channels using TLS certificates for the following products:

    • HelpSystems Insite services
    • Powertech Antivirus

    In addition, important usability changes in Insite introduced with Insite Integration Services:

    • Multiple System installation - Installation has been updated and improved to allow you to install Insite on two separate servers if desired. Because of the expanded footprint of Insite with the addition of Insite Integration Services, installing on separate servers will improve performance and allow for scalability in an enterprise level environment.
    • System Requirements - The minimum hardware requirements have been changed to the following:
      • For Insite 3.00 NOT using Powertech Antivirus (PTAV):
        • 8 GB RAM
        • 10 GB free space
        • 4 CPU
      • For Insite 3.00 using PTAV with up to 500 PTAV connections:
        • 16 GB RAM
        • 50 GB free space
        • 4 CPU
      • For Insite 3.00 using PTAV with up to 1000 PTAV connections:
        • 16 GB RAM
        • 50 GB free space
        • 8 CPU
        • System is dedicated to Insite (not shared with other server apps)
    • Product Instances - The Products page lists all products that are connected to your installation of HelpSystems Insite. The list is made up of two types of objects: legacy Product Connections, which you can also view and edit on the Products page, and Product Instances, which are instances of Insite's new and more streamlined way to connect and communicate with an installed product. You cannot add a Product Instance, as they are added upon installation of compatible products, but you can view and edit properties and remove them. Be aware that within the Product Instance list you can add, edit, and remove legacy Product Connections as well.

    • Integration Service Administration - The Integration Service Administration page is only accessible to a user with Integration Service administrative permissions. It allows you to copy the API key, enable/disable the API key, and Regenerate the API key needed for TLS authentication.
Enhancements
Other Fixes
  • The field 'Unit Label' has been taken out of the widget configuration panel for Health widgets because it is not applicable to those type of widgets.

  • Insite services will now automatically start after reboot on Linux and Power Linux servers.

  • Performance improvements have been implemented.

  • In dashboard widgets, changes to sorting were not being retained after changing other settings, but this has now been fixed.

 

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Powertech


BoKS Manager

Version 7.2 (update of current version)
NOTE: For system requirements including supported platforms, see the BoKS Manager 7.2 Installation Guide. For Known Issues in this release, see the section "Known Issues" in the Administration Guide.
Enhancements
  • Support is added for BoKS Server Agent 7.2 on SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 on x64
  • BoKS Server Agent is released as native packages (RPM and DEB format) for various platforms.

Command Security for IBM i

Version 1.14
New Features
  • Two new operators are now provided that further restrict the Condition comparison to the beginning or end of a value. The STARTSWITH operator checks if one value begins with another value. The ENDSWITH operator checks if one value ends with another value (while ignoring trailing blanks).
  • A new action now allows you to send messages to the joblog during the execution of a Monitored Command. The *LOGMSG action allows you to send messages that usually will appear to the user of the Monitored Command since they are sent to the caller of the command. This is particularly useful when you reject a command's execution due to Conditions you have implemented.
  • A new group of Rules is now available that will run before the defined Rules for every Monitored Command. These are called Global Rules. Instead of adding the same Rule to many Monitored Commands, Global Rules can be used to apply rules to (or remove those Rules from) all Monitored Commands quickly.
Enhancements
  • You can now refer to Replaceable Variables in the "Compare to" value for Conditions. This allows you to test, for example, the value of one keyword to another keyword's value.
  • The software has been enhanced to provide two new Data Sources that deliver the name (*CMDNAM) and library (*CMDLIB) of the command actually run by the user or compiled into a program. This command can differ from the Monitored Command whose rules are in effect when a proxy command is used.
  • The PCS Journal Report has been enhanced to provide more robust selection criteria. The following new or enhanced selection criteria are now available:
    • Whether the Monitored Command was allowed or rejected.
    • Up to 50 user profiles can be specified for inclusion in the report. Each can be a generic name.
    • An authorization list can be specified, instead of a list of user profiles, to be included in the report.
    • Up to 50 user profiles can be specified for exclusion from the report. Each can be a generic name.
    • An authorization list can be specified, instead of a list of user profiles, to be excluded from the report.
    • The job name, job user, command name, and command library selection criteria have all been enhanced to support generic search terms.
  • When selecting commands to monitor, the command finder list now supports a generic filter for the command name, as well as expanded library selections like *LIBL, *USRLIBL, and *ALLUSR. Additionally, F13 has been added to allow you to repeat a list option all the way to the end of the list. This allows you to select a wider range of commands to monitor more quickly than you could before.
  • Conditions have been enhanced to allow comparisons to be performed using only the library or object name portion of a qualified keyword value. The *OBJLIB(<keyword>) and *OBJNAM(<keyword>) Data Sources treat any keyword's value as a qualified object name, and each extracts the desired part of the keyword's value for comparison.
  • Sometimes a command can never be changed at run-time by Command Security due to limits imposed by the Operating System. When creating or changing Actions for one of these Monitored Commands, a yellow phrase now appears on the panel indicating that the command string cannot be overridden at run-time. Additionally, those actions that modify the string will not be allowed to be selected from the finder nor specified manually.
Other Fixes
  • A defect affecting the MEMBEROF Operator from working as documented has been corrected.
  • References within Command Security to "Powertech Network Security" have been updated to reflect this product's new name "Powertech Exit Point Manager".
  • A defect affecting the ONEOF operator has been corrected. Specifically, it was not recognizing the last value contained within the "Compare to" entry.
  • The *MSG and *QUEUEMSG actions have been changed to execute synchronously in the job that executes a Monitored Command rather than being submitted to the Deferred Action Queue for asynchronous processing. This means that the *MSG and *QUEUEMSG actions will no longer cause the PCSDAQMON Deferred Action Queue Monitor job to be started automatically during a monitored command's execution.

Compliance Monitor for IBM i

Version 3.31

Consolidator

Enhancements
  • A process has been added that allows data that was previously marked 'Prevent Delete' to be deleted.
  • The collection aging process has been enhanced to allow for longer retention periods and the ability to not purge Manual Assessments by Age or Count.
Other Updates
  • An issue causing excessive getProfileText() error messages in cm3.log files has been resolved.
  • Change have been introduced to the way some databases are being journaled so they no longer include file open and closes.
  • A syntax error in Automatic Purge of Automatic Data by size has been fixed.
  • Changes have been made to address failed Batch Assessments and incorrect report dates.
  • OutOfMemory Errors when attempting to view Automatic Collection data have been resolved.
  • Changes to Powertech product names have been introduced, including Exit Point Manager for IBM i (formerly "Network Security") and Authority Broker for IBM i (formerly "Authority Broker").
  • The PowerTech directory owner is now set to PLCM2ADM if it is not being shared by Exit Point Manager (Network Security) version 6.
  • Retrieval of Log File data has been changed to reduce the file size.

Endpoint

  • Changes to Powertech product names have been introduced.

Powertech Antivirus

Version 5.0
  • Powertech Antivirus is now supported by the HelpSystems Insite web browser interface, which allows you to easily monitor your systems using Insite's Dashboard and interactive controls.
  • Notifications can now be sent from several points in Powertech Antivirus, including On-Demand Scanning and On-Access Scanning. Scheduled emails can also be sent for status updates.

  • Powertech Antivirus now uses the McAfee 6000 Anti-Malware Engine, which includes the following new features:
    • Enhanced support for JavaScript, including stabilization and performance improvements.
    • Improved VBA file handling capability to detect more threats.
    • Improved access to Win32 APIs enabling better policy control over DAT content.
    • Enhanced support to detect 64-bit PE , ELF , Mach-O and .NET based malware.
    • Improved ELF file handling capability.
    • Optimizations to DAT initialization to improve load times.
  • The product has been renamed "Powertech Antivirus." The new name is used throughout the software and accompanying documentation. (Prior to version 5.0, the product was called "Stand Guard Anti-Virus.")

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Robot


Robot Autotune

Version 8.24
  • Problem caused by use of *AVAIL notation for minimum pool size on CHGATPF or OVRATPF with very large memory size resulting in MCH1210 is corrected.

Robot Console

Version 7.03
  • WTR Resource editing on the green screen has been changed to allow *ALL primary resources, properly check for *ANY, and to disallow a generic writer.
  • Fixed an issue with some install and upgrades failing with CPF1059 - Length of value not correct for QALWOBJRST.
  • Fixed an issue with RBCLOGFTP failing to start when integrating with Powertech products.
  • There was an issue with some info messages not displaying on the host when several of them were sent within a very short time period, but this has now been fixed.

Robot Network

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.

Robot Replay

Version 3.28
  • Fixed an issue with some install and upgrades failing with CPF1059 - Length of value not correct for QALWOBJRST.

Robot Reports

Version 7.70
  • Fixed an issue with some install and upgrades failing with CPF1059 - Length of value not correct for QALWOBJRST.

Robot Save

Version 12.29
  • When the submit of RBSARCHIVE failed, notifications were not happening correctly, but this has now been fixed.

  • Fixed an issue of RBSVU data not being used correctly when archive (RBSOH) is available during GSR's building of RSTLIB commands.

Robot Schedule

Version 13.03
  • French message updates have been completed for the Secure GUI changes.
  • Robot Schedule has been updated to interface with Automate 11 and support for Automate 10 has been removed.
  • An issue with the display of spooled files has been fixed.
  • Fixed some typos in date patterns.
  • The Connection Properties List table was not updating the Certificate Expiration Date when a new certificate was retrieved, but this has now been fixed.

  • Fixed an issue with some install and upgrades failing with CPF1059 - Length of value not correct for QALWOBJRST.
  • Fixed an issue with some jobs having the wrong job text on the Print List of Robot Schedule jobs.

  • There were errors when submitting a group member job on a remote system, but this has now been fixed.
  • Fixed a job starting issue in the GUI when 2 members with the same job number are in the group, one is a local group member and the other one is a remote group member.

Robot Schedule Enterprise

Version 2.03
  • Multiple values are now allowed in QALWOBJRST during install.
  • Robot Schedule Enterprise has been updated to interface with Automate 11 and support for Automate 10 has been removed.

Robot Space

Version 3.44
  • There was an issue with the purge process orphaning records, but this has now been fixed.
  • SPC426 (Member Collection Statistic) has been enhanced to show summary data like the Space Member Explorer.
  • The size displayed in the following reports has been changed from Kilobytes(K) to Megabytes(MB):
    • SPC415 - Library Report

    • SPC416 - IFS Report

    • SPC421 - System Health Report

    • SPC425 - Compare reports

    • SPC426 - Member Report

  • Fixed some typos in date patterns.
  • The Connection Properties List table was not updating the Certificate Expiration Date when a new certificate was retrieved, but this has now been fixed.
  • Multiple values are now allowed in QALWOBJRST during install.

Robot Transform

Version 1.37
  • Fixed an issue with some install and upgrades failing with CPF1059 - Length of value not correct for QALWOBJRST.

Performance Navigator

Version 19.0C
Enhancements
  • Defaults to top data collected in nmon.
  • If multiple defaults are detected for nmon then they are all used for nmon settings in the pn.config file.

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TeamQuest


Automated Analytics

Version 11.3.19

Features

  • Added the VCM vSphere module to work with Vityl Capacity Management.

Enhancements

  • Updated Tomcat 8.5.38 to include the latest security updates.
  • Updated the TeamQuest, VCM Metrics API, and Amazon CloudWatch modules to work with Vityl Capacity Management.

Other Fixes

  • (CAS-0010112627) Hardened the Java Deserialization.
  • (CAS-0010137578) Enabled ECDHE cipher suites to allow forward secrecy with modern web browsers and to use DHE cipher as a fallback to support a wider range of clients.
  • (CAS-0010134691) Updated long loading views to not display "Aw Snap" messages.
  • (CAS-0010137578) Updated the HTML email output from reports to display as it did in previous versions.

TeamQuest Administration Console

Version 11.4.0

Enhancements

  • Updated to the following libraries for security purposes:

libxml2-2.9.8

openssl-1.0.2q

pcre-8.42

postgresql-9.6.11

Other Fixes

  • (CAS-0010137578) Enabled ECDHE cipher suites to allow forward secrecy with modern web browsers and to use DHE cipher as a fallback to support a wider range of clients.

TeamQuest CMIS for Storage

TeamQuest CMIS for Storage Version 8.14.10
TeamQuest CMIS for Storage Collector Version 4.0.18

This is a maintenance release.

TeamQuest Manager

Version 11.4.0

Enhancements

  • Removed the following data collection agents:

DB2 UDB

Network Application

Network Device

Oracle

Sybase ASE

Web Server

  • Updated to the following libraries for security purposes:

openssl-1.0.2q

pcre-8.42

postgresql-9.6.11

  • Removed the TQGETM program.

Other Fixes

  • (CAS-0010129901) Updated Microsoft Windows OTHER workload to not falsely spike to 100% CPU usage.
  • (CAS-0010129190) Updated the Linux Block Device.by Device avgresp* statistic description in the Linux Systems section of the TeamQuest Performance Software Statistics Reference Manual.
  • (CAS-0010112035) Updated the Network Agent (tqbnp) to no longer exit with an interface change or an interface that is not completely configured.
  • (CAS-0010137578) Enabled ECDHE cipher suites to allow forward secrecy with modern web browsers and to use DHE cipher as a fallback to support a wider range of clients.

Vityl Capacity Management

Version 2.3.0

Features

  • Added support for charting data from the Amazon CloudWatch module in the Performance Monitor Overview and Performance Monitor Details user interfaces.
  • Added support for charting data from the VCM vSphere module in the Performance Monitor Overview and Performance Monitor Details user interfaces.
  • Added support for charting data from the TeamQuest module for Microsoft Windows, Linux, and VMware vSphere systems in the Performance Monitor Overview and Performance Monitor Details user interfaces.
  • Added connected workflows to allow you to navigate from the KPI Health of a system to the Performance Monitor Overview or Details user interfaces.
  • Added the ability to open a newly-created plan from the Performance Monitor Details user interface.
  • Added System Overlay to the Performance Monitor Details user interface to allow you to chart data from multiple systems together.
  • Added the ability to select multiple collectors from the Controllers list in the Collectors user interface.
  • Added the ability to automatically synchronize interval and group changes across multiple instances of Analytics Service.

Other Fixes

  • (CAS-0010131093) Updated Capacity Plans timelines to allow you to select the previous year as the baseline.
  • (CAS-0010127169) Updated Capacity Plans so running a growth plan with an undefined profile does not generate vityl-plans-api errors such as "An item with the same key has already been added."

Vityl Monitor

Version 11.4.0

Enhancements

  • Updated Tomcat 8.5.38 to include the latest security updates.

Other Fixes

  • (CAS-0010132528) Updated the combine function to show the last record.
  • (CAS-0010128925) Updated jar files to address security vulnerabilities.
  • (CAS-0010111612) Changed the default SSL port to 636 for configuring Active Directory (AD) and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP).
  • (CAS-0010137578) Enabled ECDHE cipher suites to allow forward secrecy with modern web browsers and to use DHE cipher as a fallback to support a wider range of clients.

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