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What's New in this Version

This page outlines the new features and updates that have been included in this latest release of Prognosis. Further details can be found by clicking on the adjacent 'View' link.

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Help Documentation update

Prognosis offline Help Guides are no longer produced, this refers to all the PDF documents (previously released with the Installer) and Prognosis Windows Client local help files. All help content is now available as an online service only.

Local help for IPTMReporter, Outage Adjuster and PWSR are still available for this release.


Data Obfuscation for SQL Database Collections

Obfuscating data written to SQL Databases using Database Collections has been introduced. This feature utilizes the PII tagging information in Prognosis Records to obfuscate personal data before writing to external databases. This feature is specifically designed for Reporting Advanced deployments, however, it is enabled using the standard system Prognosis Database Collection (for ODBC types only) mechanism.

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Prognosis High Availability

In Prognosis 11.6, we have enhanced our High Availablity feature to easily allow the ability to switch between a configured Active and Passive Prognosis HA Pair to support planned upgrades or outages while maintaining continuous monitoring of critical systems.

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Prognosis for Infrastructure

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Changes to Knowledge folder names in Prognosis Client  

In Prognosis 11.6, the following folder names under the Knowledge folder in the Prognosis Client have been changed to help avoid reaching the maximum path limit on Windows: 

  • 'NonStop\Trouble Shooting Online' is now 'NonStop\Trouble Shooting'
  • 'Unix and Linux\Trouble Shooting Online' is now 'Unix and Linux\Trouble Shooting'
  • 'Windows\Trouble Shooting Online' is now 'Windows\Trouble Shooting'

There are no dependencies within Prognosis on the location of these files.  

If any customizations have introduced dependencies on these path names, changes may be necessary for these customizations to work with Prognosis 11.6.


Prognosis for Distributed Systems (Linux, UNIX and Windows)

Support for IIS 8.0 and above    

Monitoring of Microsoft Internet Information Services was supported in prior versions of Prognosis up to IIS version 7.5 (shipped with Windows Server 2008 R2). The monitoring of later versions of IIS (8.0 and above) was previously not supported in Prognosis. Prognosis 11.6 now supports the monitoring of all IIS versions distributed with currently supported Windows operating systems up to Windows Server 2019.

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Prognosis for HPE NonStop

Support for the latest operating system versions

Support has been verified for the following operating system: 

  • Integrity NonStop J06.22 
  • Integrity NonStop X L18.08
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Prognosis for Payments

Merchant Mapping

In Prognosis 11.6, transaction monitoring now includes a new Merchant Mapping feature, for the use of merchant acquirers. This feature enables the population of a new merchant name field with a value derived from the values of other fields in the transaction.

Given the lack of a merchant name field in an ISO 8583 transaction, this functionality allows merchant acquirers to obtain a merchant level view to be used with Dynamic Thresholds and Merchant Portal, as well as displays and thresholds. 

This capability is enabled for all transaction monitoring sources, including BASE24, BASE24-eps, Connex, IST/switch, and Postilion. For custom transaction sources, assistance may be required from IR Consulting to enable this new functionality in any custom records.   

This feature can also be used to populate other fields in the transaction records (e.g., user fields) with descriptions or group names, based on the value of other fields present in the transaction.

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Merchant Portal   

Prognosis 11.6 includes a new feature to allow merchant acquirers to provide a real-time transaction performance portal to their top merchant customers. This feature leverages the new merchant mapping feature combined with Prognosis’ built-in role-based security capabilities to allow secure access to the merchant’s transactions via the Prognosis Web Application. 

This capability is supported for all transaction monitoring sources, including BASE24, BASE24-eps, Connex, IST/switch, and Postilion. For custom transaction sources, assistance may be required from IR Consulting to enable this new functionality in any custom records. 

This is a licensable feature and introduces a set of new security-enabled transaction records to be used in portal dashboards: MerchantTransactionSummary, MerchantTransactionDetail, and MerchantPortalCustomer. 

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Encryption of BASE24-eps Real-Time Feed traffic   

In Prognosis 11.6, TLS encrypted traffic can now be handled on the BASE24-eps Real-Time Feed into Prognosis. Currently, encryption is only supported where the destination Prognosis server is a Windows server.   

An X.509 certificate and corresponding private key need to be provided, to be used to encrypt the connection. Both the certificate and private key must be provided in PEM format.  

When encryption is enabled, only connections using TLS 1.2 or higher encryption can be accepted for that transaction source. Currently, TLS 1.2 is also the maximum protocol version accepted. 

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Performance Improvements for Transaction dashboards in Web Application

In Prognosis 11.6, improvements have been made to the performance of Web Application dashboards based on Transaction Summary records.

When there were large numbers of Transaction summary views (windows) active, memory usage inside key Prognosis components on the Web Application server could grow large and performance could deteriorate. A large number of views could be caused by dashboards with a large number of windows, dashboards containing a live canvas, having many different dashboards active, or many different user roles with dashboards active.

Memory usage on the Web Application server has been greatly reduced in Prognosis 11.6, as compared to Prognosis 11.5 running the same dashboards.

Note: it is still highly recommended that when creating custom Transaction Summary dashboards, that Best Practice for Adding Key Fields is followed.


Support for ACI XPNET 3.4    

Support has been verified for monitoring of ACI XPNET 3.4 in Prognosis 11.6. No changes were required, so this support extends back to Prognosis 11.5. 

Note: this section is referring to monitoring via the traditional XPNET interface, not XPNET Real-Time Statistics. Monitoring via Real-Time Statistics (RTS) is not yet available in Prognosis 11.6. Please contact your local IR team for more information on monitoring using RTS.   

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Support for ACI MTS 6.0 for Linux   

Support has been verified for the monitoring of ACI MTS 6.0 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux in Prognosis 11.6. MTS 6 is the first MTS version made available on Linux, and unlike prior MTS versions is not available on AIX.

Changes were required to Prognosis in order to support this version of MTS. With the release of 11.6, the following MTS versions are supported:

  • ACI MTS 4.x – 5.x (on AIX)
  • ACI MTS 6.x (on Red Hat Enterprise Linux)  

Changes to Knowledge folder names in Prognosis Client  

In Prognosis 11.6, the following folder names under the Knowledge folder in the Prognosis Client have been changed to help avoid reaching the maximum path limit on Windows: 

  • 'Payments\Prognosis for BASE24\ATM Transaction Manager' is now 'Payments\Prognosis for BASE24\Transactions\ATM' 
  • 'Payments\Prognosis for BASE24\POS Transaction Manager' is now 'Payments\Prognosis for BASE24\Transactions\POS' 
  • 'Payments\Prognosis for BASE24-eps\ATM Transaction Manager' is now 'Payments\Prognosis for BASE24-eps\Transactions\ATM' 
  • 'Payments\Prognosis for BASE24-eps\POS Transaction Manager' is now 'Payments\Prognosis for BASE24-eps\Transactions\POS' 
  • 'Payments\Prognosis for Connex\ATM Transaction Manager' is now 'Payments\Prognosis for Connex\Transactions\ATM' 
  • 'Payments\Prognosis for Connex\POS Transaction Manager' is now 'Payments\Prognosis for Connex\Transactions\POS' 
  • 'Payments\Prognosis for IST\ATM Transaction Manager' is now 'Payments\Prognosis for IST\Transactions\ATM' 
  • 'Payments\Prognosis for IST\POS Transaction Manager' is now 'Payments\Prognosis for IST\Transactions\POS' 

There are no dependencies within Prognosis on the location of these files.  

If any customizations have introduced dependencies on these path names, changes may be necessary for these customizations to work with Prognosis 11.6.  


Prognosis for Unified Communications

Avaya Aura

Support for Avaya Aura 8.0

Prognosis 11.6 has been enhanced to support various components in the latest Avaya Aura 8.0 release.

The product now supports:  

  • Avaya Aura Communication Manager 6.0 – 8.0 
  • Avaya Aura System Manager 6.0 – 8.0  
  • Avaya Aura Session Manager 6.0 – 8.0 
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Cisco Unified Communications

Support for Cisco Unified Communications 12.5 

Prognosis 11.6 has been enhanced to support key components in the latest Cisco Unified Communications platform 12.5 release. 

The product now supports: 

  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager 
  • Cisco IM&P 
  • Cisco Unity Connection 
  • Cisco Emergency Responder 
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Additional Cisco call details for one-way audio detection

In Prognosis 11.6, bytes, as well as packet sent and received by both the origination and destination devices, have been added to the record CallManagerCall (CMCALL) record as well as the Cisco Call Details display. With this new data, Prognosis can detect if a call is experiencing one-way audio or not and there is a new display that shows recent calls that might have experienced that issue.  

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CMCALL

Enhanced FIPS support  

In Prognosis 11.6 supports FIPS enhancements included in Cisco Unified Communications Manager 12.5(1)+ release. 


Support of default password for CUBE and UCS C-series configuration via Web Application administration

Prognosis previously supported the setup up a default password to be shared amongst all CUBEs or all UCS C-series servers to be monitored by a Prognosis Monitoring server via the Windows Client only. In Prognosis 11.6the Web Application - Administration Tool for CUBE and UCS C-series server have both been updated allowing users to set up the default password.

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Support of hardware statistics for MGCP gateways under Cisco clusters

Prognosis previously supported hardware statistics for H323 and VG/SCCP gateways under Cisco clusters to be monitored. In Prognosis 11.6these have been extended to cover MGCP gateways as well. As long as SNMP access is set up between the Prognosis Monitoring Server and the MGCP gateways after upgrade to Prognosis 11.6, then hardware statistics will start to become available.


Additional details on peripherals for CE video endpoints

Prognosis 11.6 has been enhanced to show hardware information about peripherals device for CE video endpoints via a new record CiscoTelePresenceTCEPeripheralStatus (CTPTCEPS). This will help the administrator to proactively detect peripheral connection issues before any important meeting needing to be held with the associated video endpoints. 

This is supported for all video endpoints running CE firmware to provide information on peripherals such as touch panel and camera regarding whether they are physically connected.  

Having said that some video endpoints running TC firmware would provide information when the device is physically connected, and no information will be given when it is not. 

Note: Cisco TelePresence threshold has been updated to include detection on the lost connection of peripherals with CE endpoints. Users should stop and restart their threshold to pick up the new condition.

CTPTCEPS

Additional room analytics information for CE video endpoints

Prognosis 11.6 has been enhanced to shows room analytics such a whether there are people present in the room or the number of people who are in the room by use of face detection where it is available and supplied by certain video endpoints running CE firmware. This helps to ensure that utilization can be maximized in terms of video endpoints and its associated meeting room capacity.  

People count, and People presence fields were added to CiscoVideoLiveCalls (CVLCALLS) and CiscoVideoEndpointDetails (CVEPTDTL).  

The people count field is only supported for video endpoint running firmware CE 9.3+. Cisco documentation has also indicated that it is only supported for the following models such as SX80, WebEx Room Kit, WebEx Room Kit Plus, WebEx Room kit Pro, WebEx Room55, WebEx Room70, etc.  

The people presence field is only supported by CE9.1+ and for the following models:  

  • SX20 
  • SX80 MX200G2 
  • MX300G2 
  • MX700 
  • MX800 
  • MX800D 
  • WebEx Room Kit 
  • WebEx Room Kit Plus 
  • WebEx Room kit Pro 
  • WebEx Room55 
  • WebEx Room70

CVLCALLS

CVEPTDTL

Skype for Business

Support for Skype for Business Server 2019

Prognosis 11.6 now supports Skype for Business Server 2019. The official supported versions in Prognosis 11.6 are the following: 

  • Microsoft Lync 2013 

  • Microsoft Skype for Business 2015 

  • Microsoft Skype for Business 2019

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Improved service provider auto-discovery 

Prognosis 11.6 now supports running auto-discovery process on the monitoring server, which supports multi-tier deployment models, especially for Service Providers. To enable auto-discovery to be run on the Monitoring Server, the monitoring server needs to be upgraded to Prognosis 11.6. 


SDN API metric improvements 

There are now additional SDN API metrics available for alerting, including additional metrics around: 

  • Wireless visibility for real-time visibility provided by SDN API 3.0. 
  • Video metrics enhancements. 
  • Application sharing metric enhancements. 

The additional metrics are available in the SkypeSDNLiveSessionDetails (SDNLSDET) and SkypeSDNLiveCallLegDetails (SDLGDET) records. 

SDNLSDET

SDLGDET

Conversation list download 

Prognosis 11.6 now supports the ability to download the search results into a CSV file. 

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Session Border Controllers

Oracle (ACME Packet) 

Prognosis 11.6, the SessionBorderControllerDialPeerSummary record has been enhanced to include the SBC name. 

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SBCDPSUM

AudioCodes 

Prognosis 11.6 now supports both the VE and SE virtualized models of the session border controllers. 


Prognosis for Contact Center

Avaya

Support for Avaya Aura Application Enablement Services 7.0 & 8.0 

Prognosis 11.6 has been enhanced to support the latest Avaya Aura Application Enablement Services 7.0 through 8.0. 

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Support for Avaya Aura Experience Portal 7.1 & 7.2.2 

Prognosis 11.6 has been enhanced to support the latest Avaya Aura Experience Portal 7.1 through 7.2.2. 

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Prognosis for Risk & Compliance

Call Recording Assurance

Verint Organizations 

Prognosis 11.6 now supports the Verint Enterprise 15.2 multi-tenancy hierarchy structure: 

  • Verint Enterprise 15.2 multi-tenancy hierarchy (may require additional licenses by Verint) 
  • Each Verint tenant can be mapped to one or more PBXs 
  • Each Verint tenant supports the ability to set the percentage of recordings to be analyzed by the Call Recording Assurance Media Integrity server(s). 
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Verint Recording Lifecycle 

Prognosis 11.6 has been expanded to provide deep proactive visibility into the archiving of recording media through new displays and thresholds.

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Prognosis Advanced Reporting

Self-Monitoring 

The new self-monitoring feature found in the Prognosis Status provides real-time visibility to key indicators around the system health, data flows, and outage to the Advanced Reporting platform.  

New Records 

DBSRVSTS 
Information related to the ODBC connections and the Store and Forward (SAF). 

BDIESSUM 
Information related to the ETL jobs 

BDIDISK 
Information related to the SQL server disks 

New Threshold 

CollectionDisconnect 
Triggers when any database collection disconnects from an ODBC database  

SAFUsageError 
Triggers when database collection is disconnected from the ODBC database, with over 50% of store and forward space used 

SAFUsageCritical 
Triggers when database collection is disconnected from the ODBC database, with over 95% of store and forward space used 

ConsecutiveEtlErrors 
Triggers when 3 or more ETL jobs have failed in a row. 

TimeSinceEtlSuccess 
Triggers when no ETL jobs have completed within the last 3 hours. 

DiskSpaceCritical 
Triggers when a SQL server file group is expected to consume more disk space than is available on SQL Server, before the end of the month 

FileGroupRetention 
Triggers when expired file groups have not been deleted based on the retention period. 

Prognosis Microsoft SQL Server monitoring is required to obtain full visibility of the performance and availability of the Prognosis Advanced Reporting platform. 

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Expanded Store and Forward (SAF) 

Store and Forward feature has been enhanced to support 120 GB of data.

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