Releases


Here you will find our Scansor releases sorted by date.
The release note informs you about all new features.  


17.05.2022
Scansor 2022.05 Release Notes

Generated on May 17th, 2022
Technical version: 3.3.0



New sensors

SAP Cloud Connector
  • Monitors the status of the cloud connector and its connected subaccounts
  • Verifies the valdity of the certificates
  • Displays the current memory status of the machine where the Cloud Connector is running


New features

Framework
  • Update to correctly handle the responses of several Scansor sensors (e.g. Client or Job Sensor) because of changes in function modules in newer SAP Releases

SAP J2EE Monitor
  • Added channels to monitor JAVA Garbage collection (e.g. pageFaults, amount of Full GC or CPU time of GC)


Bugfixes

Scansor framework
  • Now supports the adaptions in the latest SAP support packages (e.g. newest EHP7 or S/4HANA 2021) when it comes to sensors using RFC connection (e.g. SAP Job Monitor)

Profiler
  • Doesn't throw an exception anymore if a profile with deprecated parameters is loading

Sybase Monitor
  • Updated the sensor to get more accurate values for Spaceusage channels

MaxDB
  • Corrected wrong counting of incremental backups in some cases

SAP J2EE Monitor
  • Results with ‘-‘ are catched now and no «invalid integer value» error occurs anymore

SAP aRFC Monitor
  • Corrected queries for new function module in the latest SAP support packages

SAP tRFC Monitor
  • Corrected queries for new function module in the latest SAP support packages

SAP Parameter Monitor
  • Corrected required parameters to be only Host, OS Username and OS Password

01.01.2020
Scansor 2021.12 Release Notes

Generated on December 8th, 2021
Technical version: 3.2.0



New features

Framework
  • Added support for reading data via RFC connection for the latest SAP support packages (e.g. newest EHP7 or S/4HANA 2021)

SAP CPI Monitor
  • Added channels to monitor the keystore and check the validation respectively the expiration of the certificates


Bugfixes

SAP bgRFC Monitor
  • In some cases the selection of data failed because of empty fields in the database

SAP SOST Monitor
  • Fixed the count of items because in some cases all values were 0

HANA Monitor
  • The sensor showed status down in case the secondary node is not connected to the primary and shipping delay is empty

SAP Certificate Monitor
  • When using SAP Certificate Monitor with specific SAP Cryptolib versions, no invalid certificates in a trusted list of a PSE were shown. Different SAP Cryptolib versions are supported

Sybase Monitor
  • Fixed the calculation of used space in MB to have more accurate values

07.10.2021
Scansor 2021.09 Release Notes

Generated on October 6th, 2021
Technical version: 3.1.0



New sensors

SAP bgRFC Monitor
  • Monitors tRFC/qRFC inbound and outbound queues for errors and locks

HANA SDI Monitor
  • Monitors the status of the DP agent
  • Monitors the status of the connected remote resources (incl. corresponding DB adapters)
  • Monitors the status of the scheduled tasks

New features

MaxDB Monitor
  • Added channels for sessions used as absolute number and percent
  • Added channels for incremental backups

SAP Dump Monitor
  • Added channels for count of unique dumps

SAP Spool Monitor
  • Added parameter to filter for specific printer

SAP SOST Monitor
  • Added channels for count of successful and waiting messages
  • Introduced new parameter "Minutes" to configure the timespan for which messages should be checked

SAP Content Server Monitor
  • Added support for https

SAP Application Log Monitor
  • Added filter for "ExternalID" like in transaction SLG1

HANA Monitor
  • Introduced new parameter "CheckServices" to enable/disable the check of running services via sapcontrol (OS user no longer necessary)
  • Added support for HANA systems without a license like HANA Cockpit installations

SAP Enqueue Monitor
  • Adapted to new enq/* parameters in the SAP profile

06.07.2021
Scansor 2021.06 Release Notes

Generated on July 6th, 2021
Technical version: 3.0.0



New sensors

SAP ApplicationLog Monitor
  • monitors the SAP application log (SLG1) for errors within the last x minutes
  • you can set different filters like objects, subobjects, modes, users, programs or tcodes

SAP SF Execution Monitor
  • collects the exceptions from the Execution Management that is configured on the SuccessFactors cloud service
  • the monitoring categories “Middleware Integration”, “Scheduled Job”, “Integration Center” and “Smart Suite” are covered

SAP CPI Monitor
  • monitors the number of completed and failed iFlows (integration flows) on SAP Cloud Platform Integration in a defined timeframe (e.g. the last hour)


New features

Scansor Framework
  • you can now install or update Scansor with a 64bit version
  • with the 64bit version you can use SNC as connection type

SAP IDM Monitor
  • this sensor has been improved and can now check the dispatcher status, errors and warnings in the job log
  • the sensor also checks the number of entries in the provisioning queue, checked-out packages and the number of active identities per ID store in a SAP Identity Management System

SAP Dump Monitor
  • Display the name of the shortdumps in the sensor text


Bugfixes

SAP Spool Monitor
  • the calculation of the value for the channel "Used" has been corrected


30.03.2021
Scansor 2021.03 Release Notes

Generated on March 31, 2021
Technical Version: 2.3.0


New sensors

SAP Parameter Monitor
  • Checks one or more SAP profile parameters for desired values using different comparing operators


New features

Framework  
  • The SAP sensors can now also be used to monitor ECP systems running on Successfactors. Don't hesitate to contact us if you want to get more information.


HANA Monitor

  • By an extension of the channel "logmodecheck" the usage type of the HANA database is also checked and you have now 4 different result values:
      1. OK = backup and log mode normal is activated 
      2. Warning = log mode overwrite of non production systems is activated 
      3. Error = log mode overwrite of production systems is set 
      4. Error = no backup and log mode normal is defined


SAP Certificate Monitor 

  • Two additional values have been added to the <PSEName> channel to get notified once a certificate expires in less than 90 and less than 60 days.


SAP Dump Monitor

  • Added the new parameter “IgnoreReport” to exclude program(s) from counting the number of dumps.


Oracle Monitor 

  • Added new channels for checking the status of incremental backups "… Incr Backup(s)" in case the default value of parameter "IncrBackupsUsed" is changed from no to yes.

Bugfixes

Oracle Monitor
  • You don't get "insufficient privileges" errors anymore when a tablespace is empty (e.g. for PSAPUNDO).

SAP Certificate Monitor
  • The SAPSNCSKERB.pse certificate is not a "normal" PSE, since it contains keytab entries and you can not read the expiration date respectively there is no expiration date. Thus it will be ignored now.
  • The correct result is now displayed in case the certificate can't be read or the certificate is not yet valid. Before an "expiration in less than 7 days" was displayed as result.

SAP Job Monitor
  • The parameter "Jobname" is no longer ignored when monitoring suspended jobs.

HANA Monitor
  • The calculation of the peak memory of the last 12 months is sometimes wrong. That depends on the HANA revision which is used. Now the total consumption of the peak HANA memory is displayed correctly.

SAP Update Monitor
  • The successfully processed V2 updates are not interpreted as errors anymore.

SSH Memory Info
  • The value of "Swap Used Percent" is now calculated correctly in case "Swap Total" is 0.

30.09.2020
Scansor 2020.09 Release Notes

Generated on September 30, 2020
Technical version: 2.2.0


New features

SAP tRFC Monitor enhancement:
  • Added new channel to monitor the outgoing queues which are in status WAITUPDA for longer than 10 minutes 
  • Added new channel to monitor the outgoing & incoming queues which are in status RUNNING for longer than 30 minutes
  • Filter the outgoing & incoming queues by defining queue name(s)

SAP IDoc Monitor enhancement:
  • Added additional channels to differentiate between inbound and outbound IDocs 
  • Filter inbound IDocs by inbound sender partner(s)
  • Filter outbound IDocs by outbound receiver partner(s)
  • Filter the IDocs by customized error state(s)
  • Adapted the result text to display the IDoc type and the amount of IDocs with errors

SAP Z-Role:
  • Delivering a predefined role for the monitoring user in SAP ABAP systems 
  • The SAP Z-Role (file "Z_MONI_ROLLE.SAP") is delivered with the installer (ZIP-file


Bugfixes

SAP Job Monitor  

  • the date time parsing error (empty value for end time while Job is running) has been fixed 

  • the text "comma separated" in the profiler has been removed since only one entry is possible 


SAP BatchMappen Monitor  

  • The correct group id(s) with failed transactions and the corresponding client are displayed now. 


HANA Monitor  

  • Adapted the order of the lookup values (0-7) of the channels “last backup” & “last log backup” for a better setup of notification thresholds 


SAP Freespace Monitor  

  • Filter of undefined volumes 


SAP IDoc Monitor 

  • Using the update time instead of creation time of IDocs when when executing the query


SAP RFC Monitor  

  • The status “No RFC authorization” is now only checked for RFC connections from type 3 


30.06.2020
Scansor 2020.06 Release Notes

Generated on June 30, 2020
Technical version: 2.1.0

New features

SAP PI/PO_Monitor enhancement:

  • The WSDL for AdapterMessageMonitoringVi web service will be generated automatically if the parameter "Url" has not been set
  • But you can overwrite the Url if necessary (e.g. when using https) 
  • Also PI messages in status "holding" are shown 
  • The PI messages are displayed per "ReceiverInterfaceComponent" in case there are any defined (comma separated parameter value)


DB2 Monitor enhancement:

  • displays the free space of DMS tablespaces without auto-resize enabled (with pre-defined thresholds)
  • [optional] displays the free space of DMS tablespaces with auto-resize enabled (without pre-defined thresholds) 
  • checks the activation of MAXSIZE of DMS tablespaces with auto-resize enabled and lists the tablespaces whose free space is below the thresholds of 10% or 5% 


HANA Monitor enhancement:

  • new channel "Last Backup" which displays the status of the last data backup
  • new channel "Last Log Backup" that displays the status of the last log backup within the last <days> days


Possible states:

OK: successful
OK: running
OK: prepared
Warning: no backup
Warning: undefined status
Error: failed
Error: canceled
Error: cancel pending

SAP_RFC_Monitor enhancement:

the sensor has been extended to monitor also RFC connections of type HTTP (G,H) and TCP/IP (T)


Bugfixes

SAP_Server_Monitor: 
SAP Server Monitor does not need SAP credentials anymore (fixed required parameter)

SAP_Job_Monitor: 
Removed Days parameter from Profiler as this parameter is not supported anymore

Oracle_Monitor:
Now supports also "fnr" as backup file type.

27.05.2020
Scansor 2020.05 Release Notes

Generated on May 27, 2020 
Technical version: 2.0.0


We are proud to present you a brand new release of Scansor - formerly known as SAP monitoring for PRTG - the one and only tool to monitor SAP systems, the tool our customers love.

With this release we introduce new license keys. You will need a new license key for using it. Existing customers will be informed and contacted automatically. Please do not hesitate to contact our support or sales if you have any questions to your existing license.

This release includes also new sensors that will change your way of monitoring.


New sensors


SAP PI/PO Sensor

This brand new sensor contains parts of the PI message monitor and allows you to monitor the status of the messages. You get an overview of the amount of messages with the following status:

  • error messages
  • canceled (with error) messages

By default the monitor covers the messages from the last hour but that can be easily adjusted.


SAP Certificate Monitor
This sensor represents the state of certificates in SAP. It returns the following channels for each PSE:
  • OK: Certificate valid
  • Warning: Certificate expires in 30 days
  • Error: Certificate expires in 7 days
  • Error: Certificate not yet valid
  • Error: Could not parse PSE validity

It returns an error message as result text if there is an exception while collecting PSE or OS executes.


SSH File Monitor
There is a standard sensor which can do this on Windows systems. But this new sensor allows you to monitor the modification date of one or more files also on Linux systems by using SSH. The last modification time will be shown in hours.


Bugfixes

SAP Job Monitor ignores warning limits
  • Correction of limit parameters in "Aborted" and "Suspended" channel (change warning limit min to warning limit max)
  • Add options to check also for "ENDDATE" and "ENDTIME" (not only "STRTDATE" and "STRTTIME") for all channels except "Suspended"
  • Parameter "Days" removed; using only parameter "Minutes"

SAP STMS Monitor checks wrong time value

Fixed a bug where the sensor returned too many results due to wrong date and time handling.