RAMP Version 3.4

This includes release notes from V3.3 hot fix.

New Features

  • Support for Cisco UCS Manager
  • Added the ability to separate panel boards from the PDU/RPP
  • Added new service to allow RAMP DCIM to act as a Modbus TCP manager. This allows other management systems to pull cabinet level power and environmental data from RAMP DCIM using Modbus TCP.
  • Enhanced change log support for VMware virtual disk drive and memory changes
  • Enhanced unmetered rack PDU/RPP power monitoring by using power values from metered breakers
  • Enhanced the RAMP DCIM license functionality to provide the ability to turn on and off features in RAMP DCIM. This allows customers to simplify the user interface to remove functionality they are not using. It also allows them to turn off features they do not want, such as outlet level control.
  • Added ability to search for memory, hard drives, and processors
  • Added roll-up values for total memory, total disk space, total processors, and total cores
  • Enhanced notification view to be able to see the recipients of a notification and to display the notification method (email, command, etc.)
  • Add the ability to connect a device to multiple power meters to support equipment with multiple power sources
  • Discovery enhancements
    • All administrators to disable global credentials at the discovery level
    • Provide the ability to set different timeout values for all communication protocols to increase discovery speed
    • Enhancements to all communication protocols to reduce the discovery time
    • Randomized the order of the credentials to handles cases where a failed credential may cause a timeout
  • Added a database setting to allow control of the frequency of VMware polling
  • Enhanced the End of Life report to include more information about devices nearing their end of life
  • Add support for RAMP DCIM to send SNMP traps to a designated network management system (or systems)

User Interface Enhancements

  • Logical groups are now displayed on the asset main dashboard
  • Server roll-up page now displays name, location, maximum CPU, average CPU, and power
  • Added protocol descriptions on the discovery settings to make it more clear how the protocols are used
  • Enhanced the virtual machines view on a server to display the cores, processors, disk space, and memory resources being used by the virtual machine
  • Added the ability to “Add & Continue” to allow users to more quickly add locations and assets
  • Added ability to view power path either vertically or horizontally
  • Added a column for “Acknowledged By” on the asset alarm page to show who acknowledge the alarm

New Devices Supported

  • Jacarta Interseptor Environmental Monitor
  • Enhanced support for HP Blade Chassis
  • Eaton RPP
  • Cisco RPS
  • Enhanced support for Dell through their Web API
  • Added SNMP support for Dell iDRAC
  • APC Environment Monitoring Unit
  • Talari network equipment
  • Fire control panel
  • Geist Watchdog Environmental Monitors
  • Riello UPS
  • Enhanced support for blade storage devices
  • Liebert DS62 Host Module
  • Baytech rack PDUs
  • Bladesystem c7000 G3 Enclosure
  • DataAire cooling equipment
  • Gigamon Edge Traffic Aggregation Nodes
  • Wrightline / Eaton racks
  • Added support for Avocent serial-chained rack PDUs
  • Enhanced HP blade chassis discovery to use SNMP over SSH
  • Juniper SSG550 and ISG2000
  • HP SL6000 Chassis

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue with the helper arrow icon that helps you visualize the placement of a rack
  • Fixed an issue with a blade server “un-retiring”
  • Fixed issue with not being able to edit the model dimensions for a UPS
  • Fixed issue with only being able to schedule weekly discoveries on Saturday
  • Fixed issue with occasional blank notification messages being sent for locations
  • Fixed issue with the alarm for IT Power exceeding total power misconfiguration not sending an email notification
  • Fixed issue with weight field not being displayed in the add new model form
  • Fixed issue where if a blade server was discovered through iLO before its chassis was discovered, it won’t use the name from the chassis
  • Fixed issue of RAMP DCIM continuing to use the original part number for model matching even after the part number was updated on the model screen
  • Fixed issue with null values being returned from a blade server caused problems with setting the correct bay
  • Fixed issue with APC rack PDU/RPP failing to discover without the model being in the models database
  • Fixed issue with manually added rack PDUs/RPPs not setting the number of outlets
  • Fixed issue with the bay location not being displayed on the home page for a blade device
  • Fixed issue with exception occurring when a logical group is deleted
  • Fixed issue with bulk import of rack PDUs/RPPs not setting the side of the rack (front, rear, 0 U)
  • Fixed issue with fabric connected network devices not displaying in the network path
  • Fixed issue with documents associated with a model not displaying from the model screen
  • Fixed issue with incorrect reporting of power per phase for Mitsubishi UPSs
  • Fixed issue with not being able to save a blank part number for a model
  • Set minimum heights for some panels to allow better functionality on smaller screens
  • Fixed issue with power calculation for a device plugged into the same power source more than once
  • Fixed issue with bay location not being displayed on advanced search
  • Fixed issue with deleting an asset after the first page of assets from a large advanced search
  • Fixed issue with text on VMs by operating system pie chart being difficult to read
  • Removed alarming for undefined and reserved devices
  • Fixed issue with some virtual machines not displaying IP address
  • Fixed issue with duplicate operating system update messages in the server change log
  • Fixed issue with not being able to set the capacity for a transfer switch
  • Fixed issue with not being able to set the power source using the rack power connection screen
  • Fixed issue with discovery end time sometimes not being set when the discovery is manually stopped
  • Fixed issue with displaying the incorrect number of CPUs and cores for some systems