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Our products currently support a minimum level of Java 8. As of November 1st, 2022, we will raise the minimum level to run our products to Java 11. Existing products will continue to operate and will be supported per the existing support timelines (refer to Resource Center Support System Information section for more information). Please contact your Technical Account Manager or our support team if you have any concerns about this change.
The latest version of XRay is now available. There are several new features that provide even more value to our customers. A pretty exciting feature is Image Viewlets. These viewlets have at their heart an image of your choosing.
An example of that could be as shown below, a flow diagram taken directly from your application documentation. We annotate this diagram with real time updates from your application data. This complements the existing topology diagram by showing the problem spots directly in a context that your application teams understand.
We can use other images as well. A second example shown is a DevOps process flow. In this case, we are annotating it with data from the underlying build systems to identify where hot spots are.
And a third example, is a map of a region and we can annotate that with real-time weather data. The possibilities are endless as it simply requires an image and some associated data for annotations.
Also new in XRay 1.5 is integration with Slack. This integration can automatically post an update into a Slack channel when an issue is identified. It can also be used from the user interface to record a problematic query or post observations directly. Another social integration is on its way. Let us know what you’d like us to prioritize.
This is just a subset of the features available in XRay 1.5. For the complete list, see the release notes and Nastel XRay 1.5 Highlights.
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Navigator Component Architecture with Port Assignments
This FAQ contains a diagram that shows the typical Navigator architecture with default ports. The ports are used for communication between components and can all be changed. It also explains the key elements. To see the diagram and explanation see https://customers.nastel.com/hc/en-us/articles/360050734314
How do I audit usage of requests or changes made using Navigator?
You may want to know if certain actions were performed, such as message requests or starting/stopping channels. Within the Web Security Manager, you can configure which requests you want to be audited. These are written to the audit tables in the database. See this FAQ to better understand how to configure the data audited: https://customers.nastel.com/hc/en-us/articles/360040651214.
Why is the table adtinfo so large?
Related to the previous article, once auditing is active, the data is stored in the database. The table adtinfo is used to store Navigator audit records. These records are controlled by the settings in the web security audit profile. This FAQ explains both how to control the size of the audit table: https://customers.nastel.com/hc/en-us/articles/360042222314.
Webinars & TechTalks
OnDemand Webinar featuring Forrester: Total Economic Impact of Nastel’s Integration Infrastructure Management
You can watch the replay of this month’s very popular webinar. It detailed a real customer story, based on a Forrester study, of the ROI achieved for MQ, Kafka, TIBCO & IIB Management.
In the webinar featuring Forrester: Total Economic Impact of Nastel’s Integration Infrastructure Management, you hear from:
- A Forrester consultant on how Forrester developed its findings based on an actual customer deployment
- Nastel on why companies are choosing Nastel to manage and monitor their integration infrastructure securely
Podcast - i2M
IBM's Exclusive New Interview with Sam Garforth in which he discusses the need for dedicated Integration Infrastructure Management.
Click HERE to see our library of other on-demand sessions.
Nastel XRay Delivers Business Flow Visualization & Machine Learning for Integration Infrastructure Management
Nastel XRay 1.5 release builds on industry analyst acclaim for leading AIOps & transaction observability vendor.
- Image Viewlets: Adding to the existing, dynamically created flow topology view, customers can now include their own business, DevOps, and IoT map images, automatically annotated with progress and status, clickable to drill into any element for root cause analysis, remediation, and Management Information.
- Machine Learning Time-to-Value models for Kafka, IBM MQ, TIBCO EMS, IBM IIB/ACE, Solace, and other Integration Infrastructure (middleware) data with dynamically created Insight and Anomalies dashboards and others.
- Social integration to share and collaborate on AIOps using Slack, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype, etc.
Plus, enhancements for:
- Multi-user Security for Volumes
- Solace PubSub+ Data Source Enhancements
- Enhanced XRay App for iOS and Android
To read more, click HERE.
Please read and share these recent blogs which we believe will be of interest to you:
- What Is OpenTelemetry?
- Why You Need A Specialized TIBCO Management Solution
- The Importance Of Automated Regression Testing With Social Integration In DevOps
Click HERE to read Nastel's blog.