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openITCOCKPIT 4.5.3 released

06.10.2022

openITCOCKPIT version 4.5.3 has been released.

Import Module: Combodo iTop

The Import Module of openITCOCKPIT has now support for the open source CMDB Combodo iTop. iTop got implemented as an alternative CMDB.

iTop as external system

The configuration wizard for external systems can be used, to define a new iTop instance. openITCOCKPIT will check the provided API credentials and you can pick which object classes you like to import.

openITCOCKPIT will query all objects from the iTop CMDB and will create hosts/services depending on the user defined role set (Host Defaults).

Embedded information

openITCOCKPIT will embed additional information from the CMDB into the detailed view of hosts. In case of an issue, the operators have all required information about the device available in openITCOCKPIT to be able to quickly respond. Also an direct link to the asset is included, to open the iTop interface for more information about the host.

HTML5 date picker

Most of the date or time input fields in openITCOCKPIT are now providing a date picker option. This makes it more intuitive for the end user to schedule downtimes or adjusting filters.

Depending on the used browser and operating system, the datepicker can be operated and look differently.

New font: Roboto

In the past, openITCOCKPIT did not included any font and relied on the browser to pick a decent default font. This leads to different fonts used depending on the operating system. To improve the overall experience, openITCOCKPIT will now ship and use the Roboto font (Apache-2.0 license) by default.

openITCOCKPIT Desktop App 4.0.7

A few days ago, the openITCOCKPIT Desktop App was released in version 4.0.7. This version fixed some timeout issues and increased the overall stability of the app. To improve the performance even further, we implemented a new API endpoint into openITCOCKPIT which got especialy designed for the openITCOCKPIT Desktop App.

Smooth charts

We have added an feature to disable the smoothing of charts.

Update Grafana

We updated the shipped version of Grafana to 9.1.6 to apply the latest security patches.

LDAP improvements

We adjusted the LDAP query whitch is executed by openITCOCKPIT to query users from LDAP / Active Directory. In the past, the system used a wildcard search in both directions like so: sAMAccountName=*muster*. While this search is more convenient for users it is a nightmare when it comes to query performance and query runtime.

We changed the query, that only the last part of the username is search with a wildcard: sAMAccountName=muster*.

This change lowered the query runtime by 99% (from 15s to 0.06s).

Copy to clipboard

A new "copy to clipboard" feature got added to host and service overview list and details views. This lets you copy the ip address of the system without any hassle.

Known issues

Some wizards are only available for "Administrator" user role #1427

All changes are available in the changelog.

How to Update

tmux
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade