Oxygen Release Notes for October 2018

Posted by Rob Williams on Oct 16, 2018 10:01:38 AM
Rob Williams

New Features

  • AWS Personal Health Dashboard Integration
    • We are now capturing AWS Personal Health Dashboard events for notifications and visualization.  The Personal Health Dashboard provides alerts and remediation guidance when AWS is experiencing events that may impact you.  The Personal Health Dashboard is enabled by default in your account and displays its results in the AWS console.  Oxygen integration will be capturing new dashboard results and providing workflow starting with support ticket creation.  Future enhancement will include custom workflow such as automated instance stop/start to address degraded hardware alerts.
  • AWS GuardDuty Integration
    • We are now capturing GuardDuty findings events. Amazon GuardDuty is a threat detection service that continuously monitors for malicious or unauthorized behavior to help you protect your AWS accounts and workloads.  As issues are detected, GuardDuty will create findings.  These findings are then captured by Oxygen and workflow is executed.  Initial workflow includes support ticket creation with future enhancements to include automated blocking of suspicious IP addresses.  For more information on Amazon GuardDuty you can view the documentation found here.
  • Improvements to Server Monitoring
    • We are releasing a new version of server monitoring providing better filesystem alarm aggregation.  The current configuration creates alarms based on each volume mount point.  While this provides added granularity, it also can create too much "noise" with multiple alarm points for each volume.  This release will now aggregate alarms based on each ebs volume (for Linux) and each drive (for Windows).  We are also revising the Oxygen Dashboards to support the new filesystem aggregations. 

Coming Soon

  • OS-Level Compliance Checks
    • We have developed an automated process for running server-level compliance checks using Chef Inspec. We will be releasing this feature to all of our customers in the coming weeks. The compliance checks can be configured to run on a subset of servers using tagging. The results of the compliance check will be made available in the Oxygen dashboards.
  • Improved AWS Limit Detection
    • We are improving our AWS limit detection service to include direct customer feedback for increasing service limits. In addition to the current process of approving Cloudticity support to increase limits on your behalf, you will now be able to increase limits with a click of your mouse.

 

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