Assure 8.3 enhancements include:
Web Services Layout Improvements
The capability to define a layout rule that accesses a web service has been rewritten so that it no longer requires the generation of plugin jar files. As a result, it is no longer necessary to redeploy the Infogix Assure application when building a web service layout. This also allows use of a web service layout with the Infogix Assure client and the “local” capture option for those situations where the Infogix Assure server is not able to access the web service endpoint. Because of this rewrite, any existing web service layouts will no longer work, and new layout rules must be built to replace them. Chapter 11 of the Infogix Assure Layouts Guide describes the new process for making a web service layout rule.
Result Action Processing Improvements
Customers with many millions of results in the database will no longer experience significant delays in the generation of alerts for newly created results. The persistence mechanism for processed results has been changed to greatly improve query performance for the selection of unprocessed results.
Infogix ER Intra-Day Status and Notifications
Integration with Infogix ER has been improved with the ability to detect a new reconciliation state, and the ability to send a new “Prepare EOD” notification to the ER reconciliation. This provides the rules writer with rules-driven insight into the intra-day process in ER, and control over how soon the ER reconciliation can start its EOD processing.
Active Export Feedback
Previously, the export of control entities did not provide any progress feedback while the user was exporting control entities. Now, the system will compute the number of controls, display an export progress bar, and provide step-wise information on each control being exported. In addition, the export processing speed is greatly improved over that of previous releases. This improves user productivity and provides confidence in the controls export process when exporting a large number of controls.
Infogix Sagacity Integration
Infogix Assure can provide Infogix Sagacity with information on all the controls within the environment, including the control data, reports and results that are produced by each control. Based upon selections by Infogix Sagacity users, Infogix Assure sends the corresponding control data, reports, and results to Infogix Sagacity for analysis and visualization. This feature makes Infogix Assure a source for the self-service business intelligence capabilities that Infogix Sagacity offers.
Configuration Independent Product .ear File
This enhancement simplifies console-based WebSphere® deployments across multiple environments. In the prior releases, the .ear file generated by the dist.bat (or dist.sh), contained certain environment specific information that prevented the use of the same .ear file across different environments.
The enhancement provides the ability to re-use the same .ear file across multiple environments, when Infogix products are deployed manually from the WebSphere administrative console. Additionally, the product patching process is simplified as there is only one .ear file that must be patched.
Enforcing Strong Password Usage in Embedded Directory Deployments
The enhancement provides the ability to enforce the use of strong passwords in Embedded Directory deployments.
Enable the EMBEDDED_DIR_STRONG_PASSWORD_SECURITY property to impose strong passwords. You can configure region specific password policy settings, and also define the password complexity. For more information, see the Infogix Properties Guide.
Infogix Administrative Console: Health Checker Improvements
Health Checker feature is now available in Infogix ER, Infogix Insight and Infogix Perceive. You can run health checks to detect general problems at the platform-level such as runtime problems with clustering, database, file systems, and configuration.
Process and Memory Viewer is now Supported on Unix®/Linux®
The Process and Memory Viewer that is accessible from the Infogix Assure administrative console, is now supported for product deployments on the Unix®/Linux® environments.
Platform Thread Resource Usage Optimization
Fewer thread resources are used with Caching, Process Management, and Cluster Commands. Additionally, the platform specific thread names are prefixed with the product name and category. This is particularly helpful to:
- Identify problems when multiple applications run on the same JVM™.
- Analyze Thread Dumps and Heap Dumps.