Documentation Updates for SL1

The following video provides an overview of the new features included in SL1 Duomo, version 11.1.0:

The following table contains a list of new features that were documented in the latest version of SL1, along with links to the corresponding documentation in HTML and PDF format.

Documentation Updates for SL1 11.1.0

Updates to the Product Documentation for SL1 11.1.0 PDF Documentation

An Asset Link/Precedence drop-down list was added to the Collections tab for Dynamic Applications of type "Configuration" to set the priority values of asset fields.

Added a new field for Model Number to the asset database.

Asset Management and Vendors

Added additional details about the services listed on the Business Services page.

Added a Change Events tab to the Services Overview page for SL1 PowerFlow users for tracking ServiceNow Change Tickets.

Added the ability to bulk delete business service templates.

Added a new Policies page.

Business Services

Classic Global Manager is no longer supported as of SL1 version 11.1.0.

Classic Global Manager

The ability to define custom links and run them from the SL1 Action Runner is now enabled by default.

Customizing the User Experience

Added a new Organizations widget type, which displays information about selected organizations in a table and can drive context to other widgets.

Added a new Leaderboard From drop-down option for metrics in leaderboard widgets.

Updated the default time span for new dashboards to Last 6 hours to improve dashboard performance.

Added the ability to include availability and latency vitals metrics to leaderboard widgets.

Interface table and leaderboard dashboard widgets can now display and be filtered by interface tags.

Added the ability to display the fetch count for all line charts for device, interface, and file system widgets.

Dashboards

New Recurrence option for Schedule Manager: select a specific day of the week to run monthly schedules.

Device Groups

Device Management

Customer Dashboards

Discovery and Credentials

Organizations and Users

Reports

Ticketing

Added a new Guided Discovery process for VMware devices.

Added a new credential for VMware.

Added the ability to duplicate credentials.

You can retrieve details of saved Guided Discovery Sessions with the guidedDiscoverySessions GraphQL query.

Added a new video about Guided Discovery.

Discovery and Credentials

Updated the Events page to sort the listed events in order of severity and last occurrence by default.

Events

When logging in to a Global Manager system, Global View is now enabled by default.

Added the ability to access the Activity Center tools for global devices and events.

Added two new columns, Stack and Stack ID, to the Global Devices and Global Events pages.

Global Manager

Improved logging for PhoneHome configurations.

VMware tools are automatically installed if you install SL1 on a virtual machines in a vSphere environment.

Installation and Initial Configuration

 

The SL1 user interface is the default user interface. A new logout page appears when you log out of SL1.

SL1 retains search criteria on a page after you refresh the page or navigate to another page and return to that page.

The Help option was moved from the username menu to the top blue navigation bar.

Introduction to SL1

Migration Guide for the New User Interface

System Administration

Added new search-able metrics for Machine Learning in the selection modal.

Machine Learning-based Anomaly Detection

The toolbar icons for Maps were updated.

For Classic Maps (Views) You can specify whether relationships between devices should use the status color of the device on each end or the status color of the network interface on each end.

Added a new video about using SL1 Maps.

Maps

Classic Maps (Views)

Added the ability to enable concurrent SNMP collection for network interfaces.

Monitoring Device Infrastructure Health

Concurrent SSH is disabled by default in 11.1.0. You can enable it in the Process Manager page if you have the Linux Base Pack version 104 installed.

Monitoring Linux Systems

Updated the default value for the Upload Interval on the Settings tab of the Device Investigator page to one minute.

You can enable Run Book Actions and Run Book Automations to run with the SL1 agent.

Added three new videos about using the SL1 agent.

Monitoring with the SL1 Agent

While configuring Windows Remote Management, you can set the IdleTimeout value.

You can enable and disable concurrent PowerShell collection in the Behavior Settings page and the Collector Group Management page.

You can enable or disable HTTPS as the mode of transport for communication between SL1 and the PowerShell Data Collector.

You can now optionally use CLI parameters in PowerShell to opt out of loading the PowerShell profile, hide the copyright banner at startup, and not present an interactive prompt to users.

Monitoring Windows Systems with PowerShell

WMI and PowerShell Dynamic Application Development

New "sl1admin" and "sl1user" accounts let you provide limited access to SL1 to run certain commands or to troubleshoot issues.

Organizations and Users

You can now bulk enable/disable and delete Automation policies

Run Book Automation

Added a new topic to the ScienceLogic Libraries and Execution Environments manual that explains how to create a library to use with SL1.

ScienceLogic Libraries and Execution Environments

The new PowerFlow Control Tower page provides visibility into system health and automation health.

Added two new PowerFlow applications to enable SL1 to pull and retry any Run Book Actions that failed because PowerFlow was not available.

Enabled administrators to configure Common Access Card (CAC) Authentication with PowerFlow.

The PowerFlow user interface includes new features and enhancements to improve the user experience.

The Admin Panel page includes a Session Management panel that lets an Administrator view all active PowerFlow sessions for users.

The Backup and Restore PowerFlow applications were updated with a number of new features.

SL1 PowerFlow Platform version 2.3.0

Support for data from performance Dynamic Applications.

Support for proxy configurations for Collector Pipeline.

Added a new video explaining the SL1 Publisher service.

SL1 Publisher

Removed reference to deprecated PowerPack for concurrent SNMP collection.

You can now configure the logging level for concurrent SNMP collection.

SNMP Dynamic Application Development

The usage payloads sent to ScienceLogic now include CPU, Memory, and Disk configuration and usage information for SL1 appliances. The usage payloads sent to ScienceLogic now include the number of devices and interfaces monitored by each Data Collector.

Additional data retention thresholds for stored usage and telemetry data have been added.

New configuration data and metrics are included in the new "Feature Usage" tab for devices assigned an SL1 appliance device class.

Subscription Billing

Previous methods for users editing silo.conf, silo_mysql.cnf, and firewall configurations have been deprecated. Only the following commands are supported: visilio, vimariadb, vifirewald.

Added two new fields to the System_Admin > Collector Groups section for concurrent collection (PowerShell and network interface).

The PHP Developer Logs page (System > Tools > PHP Developer Logs) is now hidden from non-admin users.

You can now set the threshold for Inbound Message Throttle to prevent alert floods.

New button in the Admin Notifier displays all Admin Notifier events.

Improvements to chapter on CAC Authentication.

When manually updating MariaDB, the regeneration command uses a new "-f" switch.

New command to put MariaDB into maintenance mode.

System Administration

Report Development

Deprecated Registry > Web Proxies pages: Proxied Web Services, Proxy Service Files, Proxy XSL Transformations, and DNS Based Proxy

User Interface Integration

Dashboards

Discovery and Credentials

PowerPacks

Security Features

Added /streamerpush/proxy endpoints to the ScienceLogic API to support configuration of the Streamer Push proxy.

Added the /api/account/_self endpoint to the API, which uses the user ID for the logged-in user for records that require an account value.

Added multi-tenancy actions for the collector_group endpoint: collector_group/all_orgs and collector_group/aligned_organizations. These actions are visible only if the feature is turned on via "master.system_settings_core.enable_cug_orgs".

Using the ScienceLogic API

The low-code snippet framework for developers builds on traditional snippet Dynamic Applications and lets users solve common monitoring problems.

Using the Snippet Framework PowerPack

Documentation for silo_low_code