Micro Focus Operations Bridge Suite Software 2020.08 has been released.

  • KM03744794
  • 09-Oct-2020
  • 09-Oct-2020

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Micro Focus Operations Bridge Suite Software 2020.08


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Micro Focus is announcing the release of

Product: Operations Bridge Suite Software
Version: 2020.08
Languages: English

The following key new features are available with this version:

Automate Hybrid IT Discovery and Monitoring

  • Introducing vulnerability scanning functionality of Data Center Automation (DCA) as part of Operation Bridge Ultimate
  • Operations Bridge containerized components now use Helm package manager for Kubernetes to simplify installation and future upgrading. Helm helps you manage Kubernetes applications using Helm Charts, which help you define, install, and upgrade the Kubernetes application.  Additional productivity updates made that simplify setting up CDF pre-requisites, deploying the suite, and configuring its capabilities, including OpsB database setup automation for external Vertica/Postgres/Oracle.  A guided deployment script now included in addition to Helm CLIs and improved CDF installation documentation in this release
  • Updated product integration in SUpport MAtrix interface (SUMA) online help
  • Operations Bridge Management Packs content
    • Oracle WebLogic MP now offers support for port 9002, and contains various defect fixes and merged earlier hotfixes
    • Oracle Database MP contains various defect fixes and merged earlier hotfixes
    • Microsoft SharePoint MP now supports MS SharePoint 2019, contains various defect fixes
    • The following Management Packs are released in Limited Availability and now have alignment with new COSO 2020.08 schema: Microsoft SQL Server MP, IBM WebSphere MP, and Infrastructure MP
  • Operations Bridge Connectors content
    • VROPS connector now supports VROPS version 8.1, token based authentication, integration for VSAN adapter, and multi-instance Automation  
    • CA Spectrum connector now supports CA Spectrum version 10.4 
    • NetIQ AppManager connector is released in Limited Availability and now publishes all AppManager metrics to COSO 2020.08
    • OBM policy manager is now used to manage polices for OEM, CA APM, CA Spectrum, and Zenoss

Consolidate Data and Reduce Noise

  • ITOM Collect Once Store Once (COSO) is now in General Availability status
  • Automated Event Correlation (AEC) is now in General Availability status, and introduces the following features:
    • Correlate cross-node events using topology
    • Provide user feedback to AEC algorithms with promote lists & prohibit lists, and provide custom attributes on which to influence clustering
    • Updated algorithms to improve the handling of event "noise"
    • New best practices documentation on when to use the appropriate correlation engine (TBEC/SBEC/AEC)

Customize Dashboards and Reporting

  • Now in General Availability, OpsBridge reporting now delivering scalable system and event reporting on COSO data lake for cross-domain (network, system, app) reports from a shared data lake 
  • Business Value Dashboards (BVD) and stakeholder dashboarding usability enhancements and improved navigation 
    • BVD usability enhancements in working with data queries and report parameters (shape grouping, quick edit button, new last day, last hour time parameters) 
    • Improved navigation to drill-down dashboards
    • Improved dashboards display for text value widgets (can now wrap text) and improved dashboard scaling 
    • Additional improvements include dashboard message catalog translation, screen reader support, dashboard import/export now includes Show in Menu/Categories properties
  • New BVD AppManager dashboard for Windows Hosts visualizing CPU and disk utilization, memory consumption and network performance metrics

Analyze Application Health

  • BPM now ships with the latest version of Load Runner, version 2020 SP2, which supports Chrome 80 and Mozilla 71
  • BPM is now certified on the following platforms: RHEL 7.7, RHEL 8.0, Windows 10 (until 1909), and Windows 2019
  • This BPM release also includes updates to the BPM Local Client application and supports Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.3 for improved communications security for transaction monitoring

Community Ideas implemented in this release

For more information, please check the Release Notes for this version (available from MySupport).

If you have an active support subscription for these products, please plan for downloading this version from the Software Licenses and Downloads Portal. To access these products in the Software Licenses and Downloads Portal, you will need to sign in with your Micro Focus credentials.

Our goal is to provide you with clear visibility into the support time-line of software products, enabling you to use this information to plan, test, and deploy new product versions. For more information, check our MySupport Software Product Lifecycle pages. Please take note of the end of support dates for the latest available version of this product:

Support time-line
Date Details
 Oct 31, 2024 Committed Support Ends
 Oct 31, 2026 Extended Support Ends
 Oct 31, 2030 Self-Help Support Ends

Please note that all Operations Bridge Suite customers with active support subscriptions are eligible to update to Operations Bridge Suite 2020.08.