Subscription Settings, Opsgenie, and Notebooks Updates

Subscribe, unsubscribe, and resubscribe to your VividCortex daily updates. Plus: an Opsgenie integration, Notebooks improvements, and more.

Email Subscription Settings: By default, you are automatically subscribed to receive the VividCortex daily update for each Environment you have access to. You can now control these subscription settings in the application, by going to “Email Preferences” in the Settings menu. From there you can subscribe to (or unsubscribe from) each Environment’s email update. You can also opt-out of future daily updates for Environments that might be created in the future. This Settings page is available while in any Environment, or from the Environment selection page.

Opsgenie Alerts Integration: We’ve added Opsgenie to our list of supported Integrations. With this, you can now configure VividCortex route Alerts to Opsgenie for you and your team to resolve. For setup instructions, visit our Integration documentation.

Notebook Templates & Printing: There are two new updates to Notebooks. First, we’ve added an incident post-mortem template, which you can use to quickly document and save important information, such as what happened and who participated, along with VividCortex Charts. To create a new post-mortem, click “New Notebook” in the top right of the Notebooks UI, and then select “Document a Post-Mortem.”

Second, Notebooks will format themselves appropriately when printed to a PDF (or a paper copy, if you’re old school). Simply use your browser’s native Print function (e.g. by clicking File -> Print) while viewing a Notebook. It will automatically include a header with information about the Environment and Notebook, including selected hosts and the date the Notebook was last updated.

New MySQL Ranking Options: For clients monitoring MySQL off-host, you can now rank Queries by Rows Sent and Created Temp Disk Tables in the Profiler and Explorer. You can see these options in the “Rank” dropdown when choosing Queries as your data category. By using Rows Sent you can see which queries are reading the most data; in conjunction with viewing a query’s Rows Examined you can see how efficient they are. By using Created Temp Disk Tables you can find queries which are creating expensive temporary tables on disk, consuming time and IO.

Hide VividCortex Queries in Explorer: Like in the Profiler, you can now hide VividCortex’s own monitoring queries from appearing in Explorer. To enable, check the “Hide VividCortex Queries” box in any Explorer module which displays queries. This option is directly above the “Reset” and “Apply” buttons.

Other Notes

  • Re-added the ability for Premium accounts to create API tokens with the “Owner” role.
  • Fixed an issue causing 500 errors when attempting to share a chart.
  • Adding a new view to a page uses the previously loaded time period, rather than live time.
  • The gray metrics loading indicator now paints a more accurate time period.
  • The trashcan icon no longer appears over the Everyone team, which cannot be deleted.
  • Hid the Quick Add button when the user does not have the appropriate permissions to perform the actions.
  • The “Deadlock” event now correctly links to the affected queries.
  • Fixed an issue which prevented the reset password form from working.
  • Fixed an issue with host tags not displaying properly for Read Only users, and an issue preventing tags from being edited.
  • Fixed an issue causing daily reports to fail to generate occasionally.
  • Fixed a Notebooks issue where custom date and time selection was not being reflected on charts.
  • Fixed an issue preventing search on the Queries page from working when Ignore Time/Host Filters is checked.
  • Fixed a time-selection issue when clicking and dragging on a chart.
  • Fixed an issue preventing the Change button on an Explorer module from working.
  • Fixed a formatting issue with the table representation of a PostgreSQL execution plan.