[RELEASE] Geneos 6.0.0

Released: 20 Sept 2022

This release delivers the updated binaries in the ITRS Downloads page for:

  • Active Console
  • AWS plugin
  • Azure Monitor plugin
  • Collection Agent
  • File Agent
  • Fix Analyser 2 Netprobe
  • Gateway
  • Geneos Workflow plugin
  • Kubernetes plugin
  • License Auditor
  • Licence Daemon
  • Netprobe
  • Open Telemetry plugin
  • Prometheus plugin
  • SSO Agent
  • StatsD plugin
  • Web Server
  • Webslinger

AWS Marketplace

  • AWS AMI (pre-configured for AWS monitoring)

Azure Marketplace

  • Azure Virtual machine image (pre-configured for Azure monitoring)

ITRS Docker repository

  • Gateway docker image
  • Netprobe docker image

ITRS Helm repository

  • Gateway Helm chart (pre-configured for Kubernetes monitoring)
  • Netprobe Helm chart (pre-configured for Kubernetes monitoring)

The updated AWS Marketplace AMI, Azure Marketplace Image, and Helm charts for GA6.0.0 will be available at a later date.


These are the highlights of this release:

  • Ingest OpenTelemetry data for complete observability

    OpenTelemetry is an open, vendor-neutral toolset and standard for instrumenting your applications and services. With increased use of highly distributed microservice architectures, OpenTelemetry has become a popular standard for collecting Observability data. We are excited introduce the new OpenTelemetry plugin supporting the OpenTelemetry Protocol (OTLP) for collecting metrics, logs and trace (partially supported). This gives you full stack monitoring of your systems and applications alongside your other monitoring using Geneos extensive range of plugins.

    While metrics and logs are fully supported, we currently extract important metrics from the trace data. We intend to fully support trace data in future releases. Geneos can be configured to dynamically create the monitoring entities and data structures so your monitoring can automatically scale with your application deployment.

  • Improved visibility and management of Collection Agents

    Collection Agent and its plugins, first introduced in Geneos 5.x, gathers data points (metrics, logs and evets) and report to Geneos Netprobe. Collection Agent can be deployed alongside Netprobes and managed by Netprobes or installed and managed independent of Netprobe. For most host based monitoring it is useful to deploy Collection Agents to be managed by Netprobe. For containerised environments like Kubernetes both Netprobe and Collection Agent are typically managed using Kubernetes objects.

    This release introduces improvements to Collection Agent and its plugins (or Collectors) managed by a Netprobe.

  • Easily migrate AES keys for more secure password management

    Gateway supports private AES keys for encrypting sensitive data in configuration. When AES keys are changed all encrypted data must be updated to use the new key. Gateway Setup Editor now supports a migration option to easily update configuration to use the new key.

Full release notes are available here:


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