Unimus 2.0.0 & Unimus Core release

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Tomas
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Fri May 15, 2020 11:24 am

Unimus version 2.0.0 is being released today!
2.0.0 has been in development for 7 months, and is the biggest release of Unimus yet.

We have published a Release Overview on our blog if you prefer to read up on this release.
Alternatively, you can watch the Release Overview video below:



Release highlights:
- "Zones" feature for support of remote networks, including Unimus Core (remote agent / remote probe)
- Full Config Change Notifications (including a diff) over Slack
- Config Push Scheduling (MCP presets can now be scheduled)
- Push backups into Unimus over our API push endpoint
- Support for binary backups (for now only over the API push endpoint)
- Observium and PRTG support for NMS Sync
- Support for 22 new device types
- MANY other improvements and MANY fixes for various bugs/issues

Links at https://unimus.net/download.html have been updated with the newest version.

Full Changelog:
= Version 2.0.0 =
Important:
Slack integration has been migrated from a Webhook to a Slack App. Your Slack notifications will not work without reconfiguration.
Manual migration and reconfiguration is required, please see more in the "Migration warnings" section.

Features:
New "Zones" feature for support of remote networks - includes a new "Unimus Core" that serves as the remote proxy / remote agent
Configuration Change Notifications with full diffs are now supported over Slack (if Slack Notification Sender enabled)
Failed discovery logs now show full details of discovery and why it failed (Dashboard > Latest Failed Jobs)
Added visual indicator (grey/green/red) of last job result to the Devices table
"Devices > Info" window completely reworked, now shows much more useful information about the device
Added Last Backup Date to device info window ("Devices > Info")
Added REST endpoint to upload backup (Push backup into Unimus)
Added support for binary backups (currently only possible with API Backup Push)
Added an "Export backups" button to the "Backups" view - allows to export all or only latest backups for all devices
Added support for specifying a CRON expression for Schedules (in addition to current options)
Changed pagination on the "Config Search" view to 500 (up from 10)
NetXMS client API updated to version 3.1 (NMS Sync)
Zabbix importer will now import nodes with only Agent-type interfaces
Added a new help link on the Backups view, "How does Unimus store backups?"
Added a new Backup Retention Policy - "Number of backups" (will only keep last x backup for device)
Added a new "Send Diff" and "Send Backup" popup that replaces the old email input form
The "Send Diff" and "Send Backup" features now also supports sending diffs over Slack
New global notification options to control where the system FQDN is displayed in notifications (title or body)
Added system FQDN to notifications which were missing it (all notifications now contain system FQDN)
Improved system FQDN lookup for notifications on Windows
Improved message formatting in all Email and Slack notifications
Improved UX in all sections of the Notification view ("Save" buttons now only active on change, added "Discard" button, etc.)
Added retention cleanup jobs to the "Show scheduled tasks" window
Added new "http.proxyType" and "https.proxyType" settings to configure proxy type when running Unimus behind a HTTP(S) proxy
Improved responsiveness in multiple views in Mass Config Push
Added a new Easter Egg (hint: "mike", also, Hi Mike!)
Improved handling of CLI mode changes, many previously unhandled edge-cases now work properly
Added support for empty password (just press enter) CLI mode changes (enable, configure)
Improved detection of "Press any key to continue" and "Press enter to continue" prompts
Added support for "Do you accept this statement [yes/no]" prompts during login
Added support for shortened prompts on Cisco IOS in Configure mode
Added support for line-break prompts in Cisco IOS when using tclsh
Improved support for Cisco ASA Thread Defense and Cisco FirePOWER TDM
Added support for read-only user accounts on ExtremeOS
Improved support for Enhanced Security Mode on HP/HPE ProCurve/Provision/ArubaOS
Added output of "show bof" to TiMOS backup
Improved support for ArubaOS Wireless Controllers in various edge-cases
Improved banner detection during CLI login process

"Zones" feature for support of remote networks and distributed polling
- you can create as many Zones as required, each zone signifying a unique network
- new top level "Zones" view for Zone management
- Zones can be polled directly from Unimus, or using the new Unimus Core serving as the remote proxy / remote agent for the Zone
- architectural overview: https://wiki.unimus.net/display/UNPUB/A ... e+overview
- more info about Zones: https://wiki.unimus.net/display/UNPUB/Zones

"Debug Mode" options moved to the "Zones" menu
- Unimus allows debugging remote cores directly from the Unimus UI
- you can also download logs from Remote Cores directly in Unimus
- this requires setting debug options per-zone, so Debug Mode moved to "Zones"

Mass Config Pushes can now be scheduled
- You can now schedule Config Push jobs for more automation power
- More details on Push result notifications and Push result history below

Other Mass Config Push improvements:
- Added "Config Push History" table to the Dashboard
- Added new "Config Push Result" notifications (enabled by default)
- Push job status is displayed for each Push preset in Mass Config Push Home view
- Improved the responsiveness (UI scaling) of the Config Push view

PRTG importer was added to the "NMS Sync" view
- uses PRTG API to sync devices from PRTG to Unimus
- sync possible based on Tags, or by node hierarchy in the device tree

Observium importer was added to the "NMS Sync" view
- uses Observium API to sync devices from Observium to Unimus
- sync only specific devices from Groups, or all devices in Observium

Updated dynamic (runtime) data filtering from backups in diffs:
- improved filtering of dynamic (runtime) data from backups in all diff views
- whenever possible, filtering will no longer make a backup invalid by changing it's syntax
- this only influences diffs - in Unimus and in Config Change notifications
(View, Download and Send Backup features were always sending raw, unfiltered backups)
- See more info below in the "Migration warnings" section

Network Scan improvements:
- Added "Network Scan History" table to the Dashboard
- Added new "Network Scan Result" notifications (disabled by default)

Added support for:
- ArubaOS-CX devices (Aruba / HPE 8320)
- more variants of AudioCode devices
- Blonder Tongue CMTS
- Casa CMTS
- Cisco ASA TD
- Cisco IE (industrial ethernet) switches
- CTS switches (FOS-3128)
- more variants of Dell PowerConnect switches
- Draytek Vigor (Discovery and Config Push only, Backup not supported)
- Exinda devices
- Fortinet FortiAnalyzer
- Fortinet FortiOS v6
- Harmonics CMTS
- HPE StoreFabric devices
- HPE VirtualConnect
- Huawei Eudemon
- Huawei VRP in HRP mode
- Huawei VRP multi-context
- LANCOM switches (Discovery and Config Push only, Backup not supported)
- more variants of Mellanox switches
- Moxa switches
- Omnitron RuggedNet switches
- Ubiquiti AirOS CS (custom script) firmwares
- Ubiquiti UFiber OLT
- Zhone MXK

Fixes:
Fixed discovery not running for undiscovered devices when credential was added and discovery should run according to system settings
Fixed the password of a High Security credential being visible in "Device -> Show Info -> Show credentials"
Fixed Mass Config Push not working when it contained Un-managed or Undiscovered devices
Fixed Mass Config Push not working when it contained devices with all connectors disabled
Fixed Config Search showing only first 500 backups that matched the search
Fixed Config Search "Expand all" not working
Fixed wrong (empty) config change notifications on Calix OccamOS based devices
Fixed device selection selecting devices randomly if they were imported from "Address Importer" or ".csv File Importer"
Fixed Zabbix importer not importing nodes which only had Agent-type interfaces
Fixed .csv importer sometimes importing the file header even when "Ignore header" was enabled
Fixed wrong config change notification for Cisco WLC caused by CDP peer changes
Fixed wrong config change notification for FortiOS caused by dynamic certificate key output
Fixed Mass Config Push status showing "Scan Status" instead of "Push Status"
Fixed multiple extremely rare bugs where Config Search did not show some backups that matched (normally this would never happen)
Fixed scheduling services to run on Schedule deletion, even if no Push or Scan presets were scheduled (did not schedule jobs, just enabled service)
Fixed a very rare bug that could cause backup failing with very short backups
Fixed change of backup retention only being applied after service restart
Fixed not being able to delete schedules in the Deployment Wizard
Fixed multiple UI inconsistencies and UX pain-points
Fixed multiple rare edge-case failures when switching CLI modes (enable, configure)
Fixed ExtremeOS devices not working when used with read-only accounts
Fixed FS S3900 switching being discovered as Allied Telesis
Fixed some HP 1910 models not being discovered
Fixed Network Scan very slow when DNS requests were timing out
Fixed Network Scan subnets import incorrectly accepting invalid some subnets as valid
Fixed DNS timeout configuration being ignored
Fixed some Mellanox switch models not being discovered
Fixed backup not working on specific TelcoSys T-Marc firmwares
Fixed backup not working on a few specific Brocade devices
Fixed very rare login failure on devices with extremely slow data output during login
Fixed Config Push that required Configure mode not working on some Fiberstore switches
Fixed Patton/Inalp devices not working (discovery/backup/push) in certain cases
Fixed ArubaOS Wireless Controllers not working in very rare edge-cases
Fixed extremely rare login failure on devices with a post-login menu
Fixed multiple other extremely rare login failures in various edge-cases
Fixed backup failing on Adtran Total Access with extremely long configurations
Fixed discovery failing on newer AudioCodes Mediant devices / firmwares
Fixed extremely rare cases where VT100 control sequences were not properly stripped from backups

Fixed a bug that could cause ~1% of scheduled backups to fail on slow, or heavily loaded devices
- each scheduled backup, a small random subset of devices would fail their scheduled backups
- slow (older) devices, devices under sufficient load to slow down the control plane, or devices with slower external AAA were most affected
- in the long run, all devices would be properly backed up, as the subset was usually different for each scheduled run
- running backups manually would work, only scheduled backups were affected

Security fixes:
Fixed issue that caused imports from HTTPS URLs in "NMS Sync" to not check HTTPS certificates even if "Do not check HTTPS certificates" was not checked
Fixed users being able to change "Other settings > Sensitive data stripping" even for Tags they didn't have access to
Fixed users being able to change "Other settings > Per-Tag connectors" even for Tags they didn't have access to

Embedded Core version:
2.0.0

Migration warnings:
Slack integration has been migrated from a Webhook to a Slack App. This is due to the addition of sending Configuration
Change Notifications over Slack. The Webhook API did not support sending Snippets, which Config Notifications require.
You will need to setup a new Slack App for Unimus, and reconfigure Unimus Slack sender in "Notifications > Slack".

For some devices, there may be a single config-change notification after the first backup following the 2.0.0 upgrade.
This will show a change occurred inside a comment or a non-config line. This is expected due to changes to the dynamic
(runtime) backup content filtering mentioned in the "Features" section. This is caused by changes to what Unimus
considers as dynamic (runtime) data inside backups, and you can safely ignore this change notification.

Known issues:
ISSUE: under rare circumstances, when a Unimus Core disconnects due to packet loss, some jobs may become stuck in Unimus
WORKAROUND: restarting Unimus is necessary
STATUS: fixing already in progress - fix coming in 2.0.1

ISSUE: when you delete the "Device Output Log" file in "Debug mode", any jobs that started before deletion, but finish after
deletion will recreate the file and write their output to the file
WORKAROUND: delete "Device Output Log" after all jobs finish / no jobs are running
STATUS: issue scheduled for fix in 2.0.1

ISSUE: session timeout doesn't work in certain situations when browser tab is not closed - user's web session can remain logged-in forever
WORKAROUND: close all tabs in which Unimus is opened, or log-out manually
STATUS: issue scheduled for fix in 2.0.1

ISSUE: Importing is possible even with accounts that don't have access to the Default Zone due to Tag-based access restrictions
WORKAROUND: none, account can be made read-only
STATUS: issue scheduled for fix in 2.0.1

ISSUE: Unable to export all backups when two zones have devices with same addresses
WORKAROUND: none
STATUS: issue scheduled for fix in 2.0.1

ISSUE: with higher latency, when writing text into an input box, a desync may occur that causes a character to get lost,
and the cursor to jump to the start of the input box
WORKAROUND: none
STATUS: we are investigating

ISSUE: unable to set connection timeout in Core - this doesn't influence Core functionality in any way
WORKAROUND: none
STATUS: currently no ETA, framework limitations

ISSUE: special characters can be replaced by '?' under specific circumstances
WORKAROUND: none
STATUS: currently no ETA, framework limitations
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