CES 3.3: A Whole New Look, A Whole Better Performance

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The release of CES 3.3 today takes us back to our roots – rendering high-performing enterprise monitoring simple. And it just got simpler with a whole new look and nifty interface features, courtesy of version 2.7 of Centreon Web (formerly termed only as Centreon).

All the same, we have not ignored performance functionality and optimization. CES 3.3 also features an updated version for both Centreon Engine (v1.5) and Centreon Broker (v2.11). Centreon CLAPI has also been completely replaced by a native command line API that now runs in Centreon Web.

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The star within the latest version of CES is without a doubt Centreon Web, the user interface that makes manipulating, viewing and configuring easy when it comes to monitoring IT service availability and performance.

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Not only has Centreon Web v.2.7 undergone a full makeover to align with our revised brandbook, the whole new look and feel provided for CES monitoring interface is also functionally more intuitive. Over 100 tickets were opened and corrected on GitHub for this purpose.

Here are some of the many user-friendly reasons to celebrate:

  • Overall less clicks – more intuitive graphic interface makes navigating efficient;
  • Transitions for daylight savings is accounted for and automatically triggered when managing multiple time zones;
  • “Switch to full screen” mode has been added, doing away with the use of display tabs;
  • Enhancements to “Custom Views” gives more user choices and control to determine what to share, with who and what to import on workflow views, from both an editor and viewer perspective;
  • Better views of inherited macros and its sources (host, services, template, commands), facilitating the macros management in the configuration;
  • Better streamlining of monitoring pages with integrated filters for each front page of services, hosts, host groups and services groups.

Functionality and Performance Updates

Additional improvements made were largely about ensuring compatibility and optimized performance as a result major interface and configuration changes to CES. At the same time, minor enhancements continued to strive for even better user functionality. For instance:

  • Better stability with simpler configuration properties in Centreon Engine using ID rather than name: host_id, service_id, hostgroup_id and servicegroup_id, making the identification of the concerned objects easier in the need of a re-boot.
  • Replacing the status “critical” with “unknown” for errors in probes (invalid, timeout, etc) within Centreon Engine to reflect more accurate information.
  • Addition of new macros in Centreon Engine: $HOSTCHILDREN$ and $HOSTPARENTS$ to provide more better notification about the impact on parent-child objects.
  • Automatic configuration of Centreon Broker for key triggers such as a failover, using good configuration practices found natively in the module.
  • Enhancement of ACL performance to cover a bigger monitoring perimeter.
  • CES 3.3 also brings a new user-friendly navigation in graphic and log pages adapted to high volume data collection.

How To Get CES

As usual, CES users can download the latest version and if you don’t yet have CES, download it for free and unlimited use here.

Like some help with migration and integration? Then, contact us at sales@centreon.com

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