Login PI Release Notes

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Login PI 2.1.2.17

Release date: 8 Aug, 2018

Resolved Bugs:

  • The data in the latency graph on the dashboard may not show correctly when the time zone of the PI server is not UTC
  • Launchers may not be completely deleted from the database, causing duplicate launchers to appear in the Web UI Launcher List

Login PI 2.1.2.6

Release date: 13 Sept, 2017

Changes/Improvements:

  • Threshold extended in the statistical charts to enable comparison with the trend prediction
  • Data filtering removed from the Latency chart as it produced inconsistent results
  • Enhanced error handling for all the analytical charts
  • Minor updates to the user interface

Resolved Bugs:

  • Error in the raw data charts did not display all relevant data
  • The data selector broke when the browser was left open for a long time (24 hours)

Login PI 2.1.1.4

Release date: 30 Aug, 2017

Important Notice:

The bootstrapper script (C:\Program Files\Login VSI\Login PI Server\target\scripts\bootstrapper.cmd) has been updated and will be replaced when upgrading to this version. Therefore, if you’ve made any manual changes to this file, please back it up first before beginning the upgrade process.

New Features:

  • Statistical Workload Action chart including a predictive trend-line (up to one month into the future)
  • Protocol Latency chart including a predictive trend-line (up to one month into the future)
  • Filtering option lets you filter out anomalous data in the statistical charts, which can impact the reliability of the trend-line
  • Dashboard health indicator panes provide the option to configure the time-span the system uses to calculate the results

Changes/Improvements:

  • Selecting date ranges in the Raw Data charts has been disabled; to retrieve multiple dates please use the statistical charts (more interesting for large amounts of data)
  • Selecting/deselecting login counters or workload actions in the charting section doesn’t reset the graph or zoom function
  • Improved grammar in the balloon tips
  • Improved clarity regarding various launcher alerts
  • Additional resiliency and proper error handling has been added in the case of a hidden C: drive using windows policies
  • The PowerShell section of the bootstrapper script has been redesigned to make it easier to read
  • The statistical charts now load piece by piece, preventing timeouts on the database side

Resolved Bugs:

  • Stream wasn’t closed during window resizing, which resulted in browser console errors
  • The position of the scheduling frequency text was incorrect
  • Scheduling frequency and thresholds could be set to a negative value by using the arrow buttons
  • Menu bar would wrap to multiple lines if the browser was resized to a very small window
  • The Workload Action chart on the dashboard repeatedly loads after resizing

Login PI 2.1.0.20

Release date: 18 Aug, 2017

New Features:

  • Statistical Login Times chart including a predictive trend-line (up to one month into the future)
  • Both Login Time and Workload Action charts now provide the option to zoom in (and out) for closer analysis

Improvements:

  • Updated help texts and links for all charts
  • Enhanced bootstrapper error handling

Resolved Bugs:

  • Date selector arrow button was not visible in either Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox
  • Creating a new connection that accesses the web interface using http://localhost:8080 would fail

Known Issues:

  • After upgrading to this version the local browser cache may not get updated, which can result in missing out on new features

Login PI 2.0.5.1

Release date: 04 Aug, 2017

New Features:

Improvements:

  • .NET Core for Server Hosting 1.1.2 now included

Known Issues:

  • The Workload Action chart on the dashboard never loads after resizing the window

Login PI 2.0.4.12

Release date: 21 July, 2017

New Features:

  • The alerts overview has been re-introduced: Charts & Alerts
  • You can now drill down to each specific workload action in the Workload Actions chart

Improvements:

  • The configuration for email alerts now has input validation for the email addresses
  • VMware Horizon View 7 is now available as its own profile type (the VMware Horizon View 6 connector use to also support 7)
  • Launchers can now be removed from the launcher sidebar
  • Threshold information is now available in a balloon-tip on the chart data dots

Resolved Bugs:

  • In some time-zones switching to the 24-hour view in the dashboard would fail
  • In specific threshold alerts, commas were used when they should be points
  • Hovering over dashboard info icons wouldn’t change the mouse cursor to a hand
  • On low resolution screens the charting sidebar would overlap with the selected date
  • Profiles were not in alphabetical order in the profile selector

Known Issues:

  • After initially accepting a launcher, pressing the Deny button doesn’t refuse the connection to the launcher (it keeps functioning as is)
  • The Workload Action chart on the dashboard never loads after resizing the window

Login PI 2.0.3.7

Release date: 10 July, 2017

New Features:

Improvements:

  • Enhanced look and consistency of the sidebar
  • You can now forcefully disable encryption for email alerts
  • Enhanced email encryption error handling creates more specific error messages

Resolved Bugs:

  • Chrome download link re-directed to the Dutch version of the Chrome website
  • License expiry date was not in the US date/time format
  • Occasionally the database authentication messages would pop-up instead of using the notification part in the database configuration window

Known Issues:

  • Date picker gets cut-off creating a vertical scrollbar when viewed on a low resolution screen

Login PI 2.0.2.1

Release date: 20 June, 2017

Improvements:

  • Notifications for the statistical information calculation automatically update when opening the sidebar
  • When PI Admin group non-members try to open the web interface they are presented with a custom 403 unauthorized page
  • Back-end improvements for SLA reporting (mostly regarding the handling of date & time)
  • 70% approx. decrease in network bandwidth usage between PI and SQL servers while using the PI Dashboard
  • Running logon metric renamed to Shell Start (this metric monitors when the shell executable has been started)
  • Shell Start metric now retrieves the executable to monitor from here: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\IniFileMapping\system.ini\boot\Shell
  • New beta connectors have been included with the launchers (location C:\Program Files\Login VSI\Login PI Launcher\SupportConnectors)
  • Success indicator help text has been moved from the More button to the Help Icon

Resolved Bugs:

  • After deleting a profile in the profile manager a refresh was needed to update the UI
  • Rows wouldn’t be deleted when deleting a user from a connection
  • SLA report zooming functionality disabled
  • Alignment and padding anomalies fixed for several browsers
  • Long profile names would show incorrectly in the Profile Manager
  • Separation line was missing between user rows in Connections
  • Applying a license via the API would fail if you didn’t open the web interface first
  • After uninstalling & re-installing, Login PI would report back an expired license instead of invalid license
  • Sessions scheduled for an offline launcher would all be pushed to that launcher when it came online; sessions are now properly load balanced across launchers after an offline launcher comes back online
  • Launcher label validation via the web interface was done using a different logic then the launcher used causing mismatches between launcher and web interface in terms of what was considered as a matching label
  • When changing the database after Login PI was setup, the credential validation was reported as successfully completed while in reality it wasn’t

Login PI 2.0.0.12

Release date: 05 June, 2017

Important: In Login PI 2.0, historical data has been replaced with SLA reporting. This new feature does not contain exactly the same information as in the historical data charts. If this functionality is important for your organization, then we advise you to keep using Login PI 1.5.x for the moment.

Which version to choose:

  • Login PI 2.0.x: Easier configuration, API based, bleeding edge, SLA reporting
  • Login PI 1.5.x: Stable, historical data available

New Features:

  • SLA reporting functionality allows the user to generate reports that show the up-time and performance of your VDI/SBC environment (per day/month)

Improvements:

  • When entering an unknown URL you are now presented with a custom 404 page

Resolved Bugs:

  • When switching profiles on the configuration page the system retrieved too much back-end information
  • Closing the window while initializing the database would break the initialization
  • Changing the database after first initialization was not possible

Known Issues:

  • Applying license unattended via API fails when user has not logged in to dashboard first
  • No pop-up for credentials if you open the web page from the PI server with a user that’s not a member of the PI Admin group
  • After first database initialization some parts (micro-services) of PI won’t start properly

Login PI 1.6.1.12

Release date: 28 April, 2017

Important: In Login PI 1.6.x we have switched to a new user interface. Historical data is not available for review in this version. If this functionality is important for your organization, then we advise you to keep using Login PI 1.5.x for the moment. Historical data will be replaced by SLA reporting in the next major release.

Which version to choose:

  • Login PI 1.6.x: Easier configuration, API based, bleeding edge
  • Login PI 1.5.x: Stable, historical data available

Improvements:

  • Loading indicators added to dashboard graphs
  • Loading indicators added to configuration section
  • Bandwidth metric renamed to bitrate
  • Exception handler service rewritten (errors now show up in a notification box)
  • Custom Thresholds input field automatically disabled if you don’t override the Auto Threshold switch
  • Launchers now report back entire FQDN instead of only the domain name in configuration section
  • Check implemented to see if a connection with the same name already exists
  • Stopped adding local administrators to Login PI Admin group (not supported by Windows)

Resolved Bugs:

  • Some GUI styling issues on dashboard, configuration and in licensing
  • Heading on configuration section was hidden

Known Issues:

  • Applying license unattended via API fails when user has not logged in to dashboard first
  • No pop-up for credentials if you open the web page from the PI server with a user that’s not a member of the PI Admin group
  • After first database initialization some parts (micro-services) of PI won’t start properly

Login PI 1.6.0.52

Release date: 10 April, 2017

Important: In Login PI 1.6.x we have switched to a new user interface. Historical data is not available for review in this version. If this functionality is important for your organization, then we advise you to keep using Login PI 1.5.x for the moment. Historical data will be replaced by SLA reporting in the next major release.

Which version to choose:

  • Login PI 1.6.x: Easier configuration, API based, bleeding edge
  • Login PI 1.5.x: Stable, historical data available

New Features:

Improvements:

  • Configuration of the API security (only Login PI admins can access it)
  • The CPU/Memory usage of the dashboard itself has been lowered
  • The UI of the configuration sidebars has been updated
  • Database configuration now auto-completes and checks input while typing
  • The database upgrade is now performed during the installation/upgrade process
    • Important: Please back-up your database before beginning any upgrade

Resolved Bugs:

  • Dashboard shows incorrect month instead of the correct week in weekly scale
  • Alert generated when guardian fails to download the engine
  • The Daily Schedule section is disabled while in grace period (this should only happen if you have an invalid license)

Known Issues:

  • After initializing the database for the first time not all micro-services come back online properly

Login PI 1.6.0.49

Release date: 05 April, 2017

Important: In Login PI 1.6.x we have switched to a new user interface. Historical data is not available for review in this version. If this functionality is important for your organization, then we advise you to keep using Login PI 1.5.x for the moment. Historical data will be replaced by SLA reporting in the next major release.

Which version to choose:

  • Login PI 1.6.x: Easier configuration, API based, bleeding edge
  • Login PI 1.5.x: Stable, historical data available

New Features:

Improvements:

  • Configuration of the API security (only Login PI admins can access it)
  • The CPU/Memory usage of the dashboard itself has been lowered
  • The UI of the configuration sidebars has been updated
  • Database configuration now auto-completes and checks input while typing
  • The database upgrade is now performed during the installation/upgrade process
    • Important: Please back-up your database before beginning any upgrade

Resolved Bugs:

  • Dashboard shows incorrect month instead of the correct week in weekly scale
  • Alert generated when guardian fails to download the engine

Known Issues:

  • The Daily Schedule section is disabled while in grace period (this should only happen if you have an invalid license)
  • After initializing the database for the first time not all micro-services come back online properly

Login PI 1.5.32.14

Release date: 20 March, 2017

Improvements:

  • Clarified error message when launcher stays in the launcher queue too long
  • Engine stability in high latency environments (+150ms)
  • By customer request: Custom timers are visible in the Login PI Dashboard again

Resolved Bugs:

  • CPU Counter stays at 0% in latency chart
  • Incorrect connection string for VMware View
  • Login timer details are not stored when target and Login PI Server are not synchronized on time
  • Launcher stops launching VMware View sessions
  • Alert page shows dates in UTC instead of local server time
  • Default Install directory is incorrect when using bundle installer
  • Automatic thresholds when JobID does not match ProfileID
  • Dashboard shows incorrect month in per week scale

Login PI 1.5.0.16

Release date: 31 January, 2017

New Features:

  • Network Latency measurements - NEW with Login PI 1.5 - Graphing and metrics gathered for:
    • Endpoint networking latency
    • Transmission bandwidth
    • CPU load (on server-side for endpoint delivery)
    • Endpoint memory load
    • Number of running processes on target
  • The Login PI installer download contains both the login-pi-upgrade.exe and login-pi-setup.exe.
    • Run the login-pi-setup.exe for a fresh, clean installation.
    • Run the login-pi-upgrade.exe to upgrade an existing installation.
      • To upgrade Login PI from version 1.0.4 to 1.5, please uninstall 1.0.4 completely before fully installing version 1.5. Please make sure you back up the database, as well as any custom workloads, before you begin the upgrade process.

Improvements:

  • Enhanced look and feel of Dashboard Preview
    • Dashboard Preview is now the default dashboard
    • As expected, the URL still contains \beta for this dashboard
  • Logon step timings added to logon chart tooltip
    • (In some cases the Group Policies timing doesn't appear as expected. In this case, the group policy timing is included in the Running timing.)
  • Improved application start time charts

Resolved Bugs:

  • Graphs don't show unnecessary no data warnings anymore
  • The target engine does not automatically copy .pst files anymore

Known Issues:

  • The current iteration of the dashboard only shows results for the Application Start workload actions. Custom Timer actions are not displayed, but they can be still be seen graphically by accessing the Classic Dashboard. However, this does not impact threshold alerts generated by Custom Timer actions – these are still displayed. Custom Timers will be included with application start times in the performance chart in an upcoming PI update. (Resolved in 1.5.32.14)
  • When using a custom workload that utilizes Outlook, please add the following commands to the workload file to prevent any issues when testing Outlook on the target environment.
    • Please place the following command as high as possible in the workload file:
      • VSI_Random_File_Copy("Outlook", "pst", "%VSI_Userhome%\Outlook\PersonalFolders.pst")
    • Please also add the following command between the workload lines:
      • # Start Outlook
      • App_Start("Outlook", "", "outlook.exe", "Title", "lang:Outlook:lang")

Login PI 1.1.21

Release date: 18 October, 2016

New Features:

  • Simplified network requirements – All PI communications between the PI server, launchers, and targets now happens over a single port. The default is port 8080, but can be changed at install.
  • Improved Launcher Management – Launchers will not begin executing jobs until the Launcher is approved on the Launchers Overview page of the PI management console. When a new launcher is installed and started, it will show up on the Launchers Overview as Pending until it is approved.
  • API – an API is now available, allowing programmatic access to PI configuration and results. The API functions available can be found by navigating to http://yourPIservername:8080/help (change the URL and port to reflect your installation). API access is new and subject to change.
  • Dashboard preview – we’ve included an alternative dashboard that displays additional data about your environment. The new charts update in real-time, allowing you to see the current status of your environment at a glance. The preview dashboard can be accessed from “Dashboard Preview” link on the current dashboard, or by navigating to http://yourPIservername:8080/beta. The dashboard beta represents a work in progress. This preview may not represent the final product when it releases.
  • Email Alerts – you can now have all PI alerts and notifications sent by email. You can also limit the number of emails generated by setting a time value for Alert Digest – this will compile all the alerts for the specified time value into a single mail. This can be configured from the dashboard preview – Email Settings link.
  • Mouse click support in workload language – based on customer requests, the PI workload language now includes a mouse click action. Command format can be found here.

Installation and Upgrade

  • PI installation now automates several steps that previously had to be done manually, including installing perquisites like the .net framework.
  • Launcher installation separated into a standalone MSI installer. The MSI file can be downloaded from the Launchers Overview page of the PI management console. This .msi will need to be executed on all Launcher machines to upgrade them.
  • The installation package for Login PI will perform a fresh installation on systems that do not already have Login PI. For systems that do have Login PI installed, the same installation package will perform an upgrade.
  • Upgrades only supported from version 1.0.4 (the last public build). Customers running on any interim beta build will need to completely remove and reinstall PI. You can reconnect to the same DB and it will pick up all the configuration and continue as an upgrade would.

Resolved Bugs:

  • Improved Launcher recovery and stability – Launchers are better at detecting abandoned sessions and cleaning them up. Sessions automatically force a logoff after 30 minutes, reducing scenarios where a job won’t just keep reconnecting to a hung session.
  • 22 other bugs, primarily minor text fixes and display improvements.

Known Issues:

  • If you have made changes to the default workloads, they will be lost as part of the upgrade. Backup your workload files and replace them after upgrade completes.

Login PI 1.0.4

Release date: 25 April, 2016

New Features

  • The format in the eventdata of the Login PI events have changed, so monitoring solutions can parse it better
  • Some of the titles and descriptions in interface have changed to be more intuitive
  • The interface now provides feedback when the launcher authentication is denied so it is easier to know when to resolve this
  • Configured connection settings for the desktop broker are now displayed in the launcher console window for easier troubleshooting
  • The launcher IDs are programmed to stay the same when upgraded to a newer version
  • The server settings of the PI server will stay the same when upgraded to a newer version

Installation and Upgrade

Resolved Bugs:

  • Exception errors on ASP.NET
  • The BBC website is now loaded before reporting results to Login PI
  • Leap year day, Feb 29, was not working in the charting module
  • Fixed values could not be set for thresholds

Known Issues:

  • Dashboard Page, Logon Chart: On occasion the Logon Chart view improperly presents data. The Y axis range is increased which results in the measurement points to be on the X axis. If this happens you can get a more accurate view on the Charts
  • With this release, Workloads are now located in [InstallDir]\Login PI\target\workloads. Updating from 1.0.3 or older requires manually copying the files from [InstallDir]\Login PI\Shared\Workloads\ and it is recommended to do a backup of any custom workloads prior to updating Login PI.
  • In some scenario's we have seen that with VMware Horizon View generates a memory leak on the Launcher machines. We have seen that USB redirection within the VM hardware has a bug that causes the memory leak to appear. Disabling this virtual hardware will solve this issue.

Login PI 1.0.3

Release date: 10 Nov, 2015

  • Resolved Bug: Connector stays open after timeout which caused Login PI to get stuck
  • Resolved Bug: Wrong chart displayed when switching between profiles
  • Resolved Bug: Alert overview switching back to page one when opening details
  • Resolved Bug: The thresholds button is not working when switching a workload
  • Improvement: Added date and time stamps within the launcher console
  • Improvement: Added additional checks to verify if a program can be started including extra alerting
  • Feature: Launcher can be installed and configured as a seperate feature with the Login PI setup

Login PI 1.0.2

Release date: 28 Sep, 2015

  • Resolved Bug: Session won't launch when using the VMware View connector
  • Resolved Bug: Restored the language name for Japanese in the language overview
  • Resolved Bug: When editing a job the interface was not updating
  • Resolved Bug: Removed the ability to add duplicate launchers
  • Resolved Bug: Prevented that duplicate workload actions where added to the threshold overview
  • Resolved Bug: Unable to import a license file with a uppercase LIC extension
  • Resolved Bug: When hosting the database on the Login PI server the error 'login failed for NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM' was shown during the database setup
  • Resolved Bug: Error while deleting a connection
  • Resolved Bug: Error while deleting a job
  • Resolved Bug: The session log was not found when using a username with a name@domain format.
  • Resolved Bug: Made improvements in performance when deleting jobs which includes a large amount of results
  • Resolved Bug: Changed default setting in the Outlook.prf file to avoid increasing profile sizes.
  • Resolved Bug: Resolved the 'something went wrong' messasge in the details of an alert
  • Improvement: Added event id's to the Login PI events for better filtering functionallity
  • Improvement: Usability improvements in the job status panel
  • Improvement: Usability improvements in the legal notices modal
  • Improvement: Changed the scale from milliseconds to seconds for a better overview
  • Improvement: Added quotes around the recourse parameter in the Citrix Storefront Connector
  • Improvement: Added the -desktopName parameter in the VMware Horizon View connectors by default
  • Improvement: Added the product version number at the logo in the management interface
  • Feature: Added thresholds for the logon including the ability to configure a fixed threshold
  • Feature: Add the VSI_ShellExecute and VSI_ShellExecuteWait function in the Login PI meta language
  • Feature: Added a landing page when the database migration is taking place (in a upgrade scenario)
  • Feature: Closing the connector after timeout
  • Feature: Complete rebuild of the launcher which is now communicating by API technology with the Login PI server. (Instead of a direct connection in to the database)
  • Feature: Added option in database to enable or disable importing the office registry file
  • Feature: Added the automated creation of product shortcuts towards the Login PI Management Interface, documentation and Login PI Launcher.
  • Feature: This update requires .NET 4.5.2 because of new functionality. Microsoft .NET framework can be downloaded here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42642
  • Feature: Changed the connectors locations to {currentDir} of the launcher so the launcher can be used on a remote location.
  • Feature: Show the status 'disabled' in the job overview
  • Feature: Show status 'resetting' in the job overview when the job is still resetting.
  • Feature: Added a extra check to verify if a user is configured on the connection.
  • Feature: Added support for Office 2016.

Login PI 1.0.1

Release date: 22 May, 2015

  • Resolved bug: There was a bug when using the VMware View Connector that stopped sessions from beeing launched.
  • Resolved bug: Japanese was incorrectly displayed in the Management Interface > Workload settings.
  • Resolved bug: In some cases users were unable to make changes to a Job. This has been fixed.
  • Resolved bug: There was a duplicate Launcher.exe in the Login PI files. This has been removed to stop confusion.
  • Resolved bug: When two launchers were configured with the same name it caused an issue that stopped sessions to be launched.
  • Resolved bug: There were duplicate workload actions in the thresholds overview. These have been removed.
  • Resolved bug: Due to a bug licenses that had an extension name (.lic) in all capitals (.LIC) were unable to be used by Login PI.
  • Resolved bug: When a database is configured on the Login PI server there was a chance that the 'NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM' failed to login.
  • Feature: Login PI Event logs now have ID's for better filtering and troubleshooting options.
  • Feature: Manually configurable thresholds for Logon times can be configured in the Threshold overview.
  • Feature: The scale in the charts have been changed from MilliSeconds to Seconds.
  • Feature: The function "ShellExecute" has been added to the Login PI workload engine.

Login PI 1.0.0

Release date: April 9, 2015

Initial release of Login PI

  • Monitoring based on the virtual users
  • Automatic & configurable thresholds
  • Alerting within the Event Log
  • Legal notice compatibility
  • Connection command line editing
  • Custom timer to measure application logons or other application actions