CloverDX 5.1 continues with improvements to the Server administration interface, focusing on usability and implementing user feedback from previous versions.
A major overhaul of the Server frontend was introduced in CloverDX 5.0 and this release continues with further UI improvements. Other changes are related to support of the new versions of Vertica, MongoDB, and other minor changes.
Execution History is one of most frequently used modules. Based on the feedback from our users, we have implemented an option to enlarge the right-hand side part of the module. It is now much easier to work with the tracking table or console output of a job.
Schedules are marked as failing whenever the scheduled task fails, and then is reset back to normal the next time it succeeds. However, for low cadences, e.g. once a week, this means the job can stay marked as ‘failing’ for a long time, even after the cause has been resolved. This could lead to operators learning to ignore the failing state and thus potentially missing some newer hidden failures.
In CloverDX 5.1 we have added a user option to manually clear the failure indication. This is useful when the user has analysed the cause of the failure and considers it solved.
Clearing the “failing” flag enables you to maintain a clean, error-free operational environment where all issues are brought to operators attention and properly resolved.
The Monitoring module now contains only the most important information, so that it is easier to see the current state of the Server. We have also added tooltips for charts showing more detail and precise numbers when needed.
Event Listeners was the last key automation module that did not have proper filtering. With this release we have added a full-text search field to allow filtering of items. Now you can quickly find the Event Listener you need to work with.
Vertica and MongoDB drivers bundled with CloverDX have been updated. The MongoDB driver is now in version 3.9.1 (the driver works with MongoDB version 4) and the bundled Vertica driver has been updated to version 9.1.1. Of course, in both cases, it is possible to use another version of the driver by putting the desired driver on the classpath and configuring the connection to use the custom driver.
Other than the changes mentioned above, there are dozens of other minor improvements, such as fixes to cluster status reporting using Server’s HTTP API, support for self-extracting ZIP archives and the possibility to create a Worker heap dump directly from CloverDX Server Console.
To help you install or upgrade to this version, we've prepared a simple checklist:
Before You Upgrade
|Compatibility/Upgrade notes, Features & Fixes
|January 31, 2019
|Documentation Download CloverDX 5.1 5.1.1
Features & Improvements
|December 18, 2018
|Download CloverDX 5.1 5.1.0