CloverDX 5.8

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CloverDX 5.8 focuses on the Operations aspect of using CloverDX. We're introducing the Operations Dashboard that helps you to quickly see the health of your business processes. The Operations Dashboard is the new landing page of Server Console to bring focus to the oversight of your data processing. On the backend, the dashboard communicates with the Server via a new REST API. This new Monitoring API is public and allows you to create your own dashboard integrations.

About this release: This is a production bugfix. We recommend upgrading to this version from all previous versions. Please check Installation/Upgrade section.

New features in 5.8

Operations Dashboard

The Operations Dashboard offers a quick way of seeing status and health of your business processes. The Dashboard displays tiles called Monitors with each Monitor showing health of processes according to your own configuration. Each Monitor can track any number of job automation triggers – Data Services and Data Apps, Scheduler, Event Listeners – and provides summary of their health.

Monitors provide a way to quickly see an issue and drill-down to its root cause for quick problem resolution. After reviewing the issues, each trigger can be marked as resolved to ensure that other team member do not investigate the same problem.

We’ve also implemented a new log file that allows you to track historical changes of your Monitors. This log is part of CloverDX Server support package so you can easily export and send it to our CloverCARE team for assistance.

Monitoring REST API

The Operations Dashboard is backed by a modern REST API. The Monitoring REST API is public and you can use it to create custom dashboards or integrate 3rd party monitoring solutions with CloverDX.

 

CloverDX Server provides a complete and easy to use documentation of the REST API. You can use the documentation pages to test the API and see the responses it provides.

Alerts and Notifications

All of CloverDX Server's automation triggers (Data Services, Schedules  and Event Listeners) now provide the same capabilities for error reporting and notifications. For example, you can specify that an Event Listener is considered as failing if it encounters an error in 10% of its executions in the last hour. 

 

These new options provide you with robust and easy to use ways of keeping track of your CloverDX Server and allow you to monitor your processes even without having to actively look into Server Console.

Job Queue Improvements

If an important job is enqueued for a long time and you need it to start now, you can use the Start Enqueued Job Immediately action. With this action you manually force an enqueued job to start immediately.

 

To help you install or upgrade to this version, we've prepared a simple checklist:

Before You Upgrade

  • Be sure to check the "Compatibility" notes for ALL intermediary releases. We mark all changes that can potentially alter the function of your existing transformations with a "Compatibility" label. Typically, you can safely ignore most of them, as we try hard to keep as much backwards compatibility as possible. There's a comprehensive list of all releases that will help you get the information quickly.
  • Upgrade Designer and Server together. We always release Designer and Server together under a single version. It's highly recommended to upgrade Server and all Designers at the same time. Although using different versions of Designer to connect to Server might work, it is not generally supported.
  • There are no incremental patches. We don't release incremental patches. Every upgrade is in fact a full installation that, if installed over the older version, will automatically update whatever is necessary in your workspaces, sandboxes, and Server databases as needed, no user data will get overwritten.
  • Don't forget to backup. Although none of the above upgrade steps requires explicit backup, we recommend you always back up your work. The upgrade will keep all your transformations, jobflows, and configurations safe. However, as a good word of advice, it never hurts to have a backup.

Designer Upgrade

  • Download the latest version by logging into your customer account. If you lost your credentials or no longer have access there, click here to recover your password or contact our CloverCARE Support.
  • Install the new version of Designer. You can install Designer over your existing installation. The process will automatically clean up the old version. Don't worry, you will NOT lose your workspaces, graphs, and transformations. However, if you installed some additional plugins to Designer (Eclipse plugins) you might need to reinstall them. Eclipse should automatically help you do that. When you start the application, point it to your existing workspace directory. With some major releases, we may notify you about upgrading the workspace to the latest version. In such cases, you won't be able to use the workspace with previous versions—be sure to upgrade ALL Designers at once if you're sharing the workspace.
  • Activate the product on first start. You will need a new key as we issue new license keys for every new major version (e.g. from 4.9 to 5.0). If you're on our maintenance program, we automatically renew the keys for you. Just go to the License Keys again and copy/paste the license keys from there. If you can't find the latest keys, please contact us to renew your product maintenance.

Server Upgrade

  • Download the latest version by logging into your customer account. You'll find Server in the same list as Designer downloads. If you no longer have access there, click here to recover your password or contact our CloverCARE Support.
  • Plan for downtime. Upgrading Server requires downtime, so plan your upgrades in advance. If you're running multiple environments, upgrade the non-production installation first and run all your tests there first.
  • Follow our step-by-step Server Upgrade Guide. We've prepared detailed instructions on how to properly shut down Server and install a new one. Server will upgrade its database and sandboxes from any previous version automatically.
  • Activate the product on the login screen of Server Console. Server requires new license keys with every major version (e.g. from 4.9 to 5.0) and we automatically renew the keys for you. Just go to the License Keys again and copy/paste the license key from there.

 

Release Compatibility/Upgrade notes, Features & Fixes Published Download

Features & Improvements

EmailReader ability to customize JavaMail properties
CLO-19999 Improvement

Fixes

Using SSO with GIT causes the Designer to sync before it's logged into the Clover Server and subsequent conflicts
CLO-19997 Fix
Health monitor doesn't clear history of deleted listeners
CLO-19958 Fix
EmailReader slow download of attachments
CLO-19955 Fix
SimpleHttpApi operation fails with status 501
CLO-19953 Fix
FAILING Data service status is reset to WORKING during DB patching
CLO-19942 Fix
Task execute graph - stays RUNNING forever
CLO-19893 Fix
Server Simple API Catalog: import and export of configuration are missing option for Operations Dashboard
CLO-19886 Fix
Event listeners with failure ratio recover after first successful run
CLO-19879 Fix
Remove Failures Since column from monitor detail
CLO-19866 Fix
Data Apps invalid filename
CLO-19703 Fix
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Operations Dashboard

Main Operations Console page
CLO-19471 Improvement
Operations Console monitor detail
CLO-19472 Improvement
Operations Dashboard in cluster
CLO-19620 Improvement
Operations Dashboard log
CLO-19622 Improvement
Import & Export of Operations Dashboard configuration
CLO-19536 Improvement
Removing a monitor from Ops Console
CLO-19477 Improvement
Reset failing state action in Ops Console detail
CLO-19476 Improvement
Navigation from Ops Console monitor detail
CLO-19475 Improvement
Adding new monitor to Ops Console
CLO-19473 Improvement
Transition of Monitor state
CLO-19591 Improvement
Automatic monitor state changing
CLO-19533 Improvement
Add action icons to Monitor Detail's header
CLO-19764 Improvement
Add dashboard to tutorial
CLO-19755 Improvement
Make monitor name unique
CLO-19708 Improvement
Displaying of messages for Operation Dashboard
CLO-19633 Improvement
Action to add monitors for all sandboxes
CLO-19562 Improvement

REST API

Operations Dashboard API
CLO-19512 Improvement
API CSRF protection
CLO-19696 Improvement
Add 'Trigger' description to the API
CLO-19674 Improvement
API error reporting
CLO-19658 Improvement
Make API datetime format stable - do not cut off millis
CLO-19647 Improvement
Dashboard API automated documentation
CLO-19617 Improvement

Additional Improvements

Alerts and notification configuration for Listeners
CLO-19415 Improvement
Failing state for the Listeners
CLO-19414 Improvement
Alerts and notification configuration for Schedules
CLO-19413 Improvement
Streaming directory listing for smb2
CLO-18037 Improvement
Allow to force execution of enqueued jobs manually from server console
CLO-18709 Improvement
Pretty URL for Data Services
CLO-16435 Improvement
Pretty URL for Event Listeners
CLO-16434 Improvement
Remove CloverDX 5.5.2 offers from cloud marketplaces
CLO-19183 Improvement

Fixes

Data Service Endpoint configuration cause java.lang.NullPointerException after upgrade to 5.7.0
CLO-19815
Id remains set in URL after unpublishing a Data Service
CLO-19807
Missing id in URL after publishing REST job
CLO-19804
File event listener is recreated after deletion
CLO-19557
SalesforceReader Issue While Reading AnyType Field
CLO-19401
Graphs longer than 10 minutes fail in RunGraph
CLO-19148
Tooltip in Data Inspector - StringIndexOutOfBoundsException: String index out of range: -1
CLO-19138
Change order of columns in Status History
CLO-18975
Drop support for 32b Windows Designer
CLO-10577 Compatibility
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