We are delighted to announce the availability of SquaredUp version 4.3, continuing our approach of bringing you frequent updates to the product. Version 4.2 was released just two months ago, and 4.1 two months before that. Each new release brings bug fixes, quality improvements and in this case some cool new features too.
For a demo of these new features take a look at the webinar ‘SquaredUp – v4.3
SquaredUp Version 4.3 brings some great new capabilities in three areas
New performance Report tile
We have introduced a new Performance Report tile. This is similar to the current line graph tile, but introduces a new concept of “layers”. A performance report tile can have multiple layers, but each layer is added to the same graph – allowing you to show different metrics or different scopes on the same chart. For example, you could show memory utilisation with CPU utilisation, or compare connections per second on web servers with CPU utilisation on your database servers. Each layer can also be used to compare metrics with the same metric in a previous period – e.g. last week or last month.
When you configure the tile you are sent to a new full window page to make it easier to add the multiple layers without being in a constrained space. Any changes you make in this page are synchronised back to the dashboard that hosts the tile, but will only be published when you publish that dashboard.
We expect to add more capabilities to this tile over time – for example a separate y axis, the ability to save and export, and potentially additional visualisations such as bar/column chart. We would love to hear from you what improvements you would most like to see next.
Enhancements to performance tiles
We have also added some improvements to the existing performance tiles.
Improved VADA mapping
Our Visual Application Discovery and Analysis (VADA) technology is at the heart of the Enterprise Application Designer.
In response to requests from partners and customers we have extended its ability to discover application components, specifically:
SquaredUp will check for the presence of these management packs, and will enable the associated discovery source to enable automatic VADA discovery. The settings page for EAM lists the possible discovery sources and provides details of where to acquire any missing management packs.