Starling Releases

Gray outlined for calendar indicating the release date for AllPath Director (APD), Sensus patch panels & Northbound API updatesAugust 27, 2021

Starling 5.1.x

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AllPath Director (APD)'s logo in red & white. One of the best softwares to manage patch panels, network devices & fiber cables AllPath Director v5.1.2.0

  • Length of editable text box expanded.
  • Support added for package downloads from Windows Upgrade server using SCP/SFTP protocols in APD.

Gray & white logo for Sensus, one of the best patch panels with an LCD to connect, monitor and manage the network via software Sensus v5.1.7.0

  • Front and rear port breakout included in presence check.
  • Ability to set alarm masking for Sensus power supplies.

Resolved Issues & Improvements

AllPath Director (APD)'s logo in red & white. One of the best softwares to manage patch panels, network devices & fiber cables AllPath Director

  • Empty description for failed “login” in Audit Log issue resolved when attempting to upgrade APD Software. 
  • If the APD manager fails to start, the service now exits with an error code.  
  • Issue resolved in Element Manager where customer data written to the cables was not being shown after page login/refresh.  
  • Length of editable text box expanded. 
  • After APD database restore, intermittent presentation of a 502 error popup issue was resolved.  
  • User-friendly module number included in cable alarms.  
  • Manual Connection is now drawn between nodes in IPv4. 
  • Default alarm table column order issue fixed. 
  • Devices can now no longer send NTP source dis/connect events when APD has no NTP source configured.  
  • After successful System Restore, logging into APD CLI no longer prompts user that APD is not configured.  
  • Support added for package downloads from Windows Upgrade server using SCP/SFTP protocols in APD. 
  • When doing a system restore IPv6 discovered device does is now registered after restoration is complete – does not require a device refresh.  
  • Manual connections for the retained Module 2 no longer removed from topology when another module with some connections is removed.  
  • Deleting DNS entry from Sensus now deletes the entry in Element Manager.  
  • Panel usage report summary format overlap issue resolved. 
  • Panel usage report incorrect type issue resolved. 
  • Users are now able to generate token after restarting “mysqld” service.  
  • Cable decommission report port information corrected. 
  • Firmware upgrade through APD from 5.1.5.0.GA to 5.1.6.0.RC2 now shows online status and is working. 
  • Custom user roles having View access to the devices & alarms are now able to view the alarm masking and bulk alarm masking screen.  
  • When Firmware upgrade requests of two different batches are sent – first batch’s status getting stuck issue resolved in Web Client. 
  • Writing to log files reduced during software upgrade.  
  • Writing to log files reduced during factory reset or API initiated reboot.  
  • All existing physical connections are now shown in topology after upgrade from 5.1.1.0.GA to 5.1.2.0.3493.  
  • Users are now able to download custom report in csv format when they create a new filter.  
  • The page no longer gets stuck on Loading when the generated report name is changed after creating a filter.  
  • Server no longer shows 500 error when the filter name field exceeds 50 characters.  
  • Column width changes are now being saved.
  • Show recent column now appears in the History tab.  
  • The alarm page getting stuck on loading issue resolved.  
  • In the Firmware Upgrade view, deleting a downloaded firmware from list now does not delete entry entirely.  
  • Occasional issue in being unable to do a firmware update on Sensus through APD resolved. 
  • In case one character limit is exceeded, the error message fixed to say, “1 character over limit”.  
  • Space added between the gear icon and the text on Alarm Masking page.  
  • Text Bulk Device Config replaced with Bulk Device Configuration on respective view. 
  • Password field becoming editable issue resolved when user clicks on name field.  
  • User is now able to download reports when modules aren’t selected for manual nodes.  
  • Port information and Device View information now gets updated when user creates a new physical connection.  
  • Devices no longer appear offline when a new physical connection is made on Sensus.  
  • After restart device re-using index values for new notifications issue resolved. 
  • Updating device name no longer reverts it back to the previous one after changes are shown saved on Web client. 

Gray & white logo for Sensus, one of the best patch panels with an LCD to connect, monitor and manage the network via software Sensus

  • Ability to set alarm masking for Sensus power supplies. 
  • Alarm and Alarm History tables showing blank issue resolved. 
  • Port information display corrected on Sensus LCD when user creates a new physical connection for last port. 
  • Rear port breakout in presence check is corrected. 

North-Bound API (NBAPI) Updates

  • Requesting a resource with an invalid query/parameter does now tells user of the invalid query/parameter. 
  • Rare exception issue resolved when logging in to APD. 
  • Alarm Masking GET/PUT requests returning 404 & 500 error codes for offline devices issue resolved. 
  • Bulk Device Configuration PUT request returning 200 status code for offline devices issue resolved.

Gray outlined for calendar indicating the release date for AllPath Director (APD), Sensus patch panels & Northbound API updatesAugust 11, 2021

Starling 5.1.x

New Features Star Icon

AllPath Director (APD)'s logo in red & white. One of the best softwares to manage patch panels, network devices & fiber cables AllPath Director v5.1.1.0

  • Ability to set alarm mask from APD GUI. 
  • Ability to sort lists of devices by name in APD.
  • Addition of a common folder on APD server for generated reports.
  • Enhanced security for OVA scripts on all APD platforms. 
  • Filters and Reports has been renamed to System Reports.

Gray & white logo for Sensus, one of the best patch panels with an LCD to connect, monitor and manage the network via software Sensus v5.1.6.0

  • New Health Check was introduced for Sensus LCD and CLI called Network Test. 
  • Addition of shortcut to Health Check feature and MAC address info in LCD home screen. 
  • Sensus Continuity Test UI Update – Single click to run test from LCD. 

North-Bound API (NBAPI) Updates

  • Added new URIs to set alarm masks from NBAPI.

Resolved Issues & Improvements

AllPath Director (APD)'s logo in red & white. One of the best softwares to manage patch panels, network devices & fiber cables AllPath Director

  • Ability to navigate added when user zooms in on the world map view on topology. 
  • If the APD Server fails to start due to expired certificate, there is now more detailed error information in the Server_Logger file. 
  • Periods between device name and page number on contents page no longer overlap page number when Device Inventory and Reports PDF is viewed in Chrome. 
  • Audit Log no longer shows entries with Device IP of 127.0.0.1 and User SysAdmin for NTP and var changes made in APD. 
  • Dangling-conn value gets updated when manual connection value is removed from destination device port.
  • Creating a Mon Conn on random port no longer displays 400 pop up.
  • Firmware Upgrade status does not get stuck in In Progress anymore. 
  • Inventory report now shows consistent data. 
  • Presence state is updated with Clear link if the port has a dangling connection, user is now able to remove manual connection data from that port. 
  • APD’s setdate command is now working and no longer shows 400 error. 
  • Port status reverts to Available when existing connection for manual node is deleted from the Element Manager.
  • User is now able to launch Web Client after upgrading from 5.1.0.0.3063 to 5.1.0.0.3163 on a 5.0.0.GA OVA base. 
  • Memory leak issue after triggering support log download fixed. 
  • After controller is modified, APD now reports old address as discoverable. 
  • Result from criteria search no longer includes multiple Element IP for the same Element Name in Alarms.
  • The APD Check requirement is to report on status of registered APD presence. 
  • Halo is displayed as expected in Topology. 
  • Even after leaving 2 browsers connected for ~2 hours, users can login to APD from web client. 
  • Users can add NTP source from Web Client if the same source address was recently deleted.
  • Expired Certificate will not allow login and expired cert error has been added in log file. 
  • On 2,000 devices discovered with connections, applying prefix on few does not cause web client to freeze on topology anymore. 
  • Auto systems backup are successfully created when upgrading. 
  • With logical status turned on device restart turns off LEDs in Element Manager. 
  • If a permission scope is removed from the database during APD update, logins that are associated to a custom role that previously had the permission are carried forward in the upgrade.  
  • Applying a filter when searching devices applies to the Select All function as well in System Reports. 
  • Upgraded Angular Version for Web Client from 8 to 9.  
  • Click here link for Two-way BERT fixed.  
  • Status is updated successfully while upgrading the version during Firmware Upgrade. 
  • Users are now able to select the destination device in manual connection window in Topology.  
  • Fresh OVA ntp.conf file now says tos orphan 14 rather than tos orphan 15 
  • Login issue resolved when upgrading APD from 5.1.0.0.GA to 5.1.1.RC1.  
  • User is no longer stuck on the loading screen after installing the latest build 5.1.1.0.RC1.3426.  
  • Devices are sorted and displayed on the Alarm Masking screen.  
  • If device name is updated from the Element Manager, it is sorted in the list without the user having to switch/refresh the page.  
  • Selecting Template drop down shows relevant values for manual nodes.  
  • Switching the PS1 or PS2 toggle off or on for any device for alarm masking reflects for the relevant device only. 
  • Icon locations are now being saved in Topology.  
  • Manual connection created is now in stable state: Dangling state issue has been fixed 
  • Ability to see the available ports in the network topology when a new manual node is created.  
  • Ability to view Audit log after upgrade to 5.1.1.0.RC2.3437.  
  • After downloading the latest Starling 5.1.1.0.RC3.3453 Build on APD, Install Now button appears.  
  • Search functionality shows relevant devices available as per the match during bulk alarm masking.  
  • While switch the toggle to OFF state, Apply Changes button is now displayed during bulk alarm masking.  
  • Addition of a newly created manual node in topology.  
  • Communication issues resolved between real Sensus device and APD.  
  • Search icon is aligned w.r.t the search text.  
  • On pointing the cursor inside the search text field, dropdown selection box is displayed- Fixed 
  • Custom user role having Edit & View access to the devices & alarms, are now not able to access the alarm masking feature.  
  • Ability to upgrade Sensus from RC3 to RC4.

Gray & white logo for Sensus, one of the best patch panels with an LCD to connect, monitor and manage the network via software Sensus

  • LCD Continuity test: Error popup enabled when user pulls out SFP during test. 
  • Intuitive Health Check workflow. 
  • Sensus upgrade to same build set – upgrade status moves to Done when action is completed. 

North-Bound API (NBAPI) Updates

  • If a user executes the alarm masking request for offline devices, error code 400 is returned instead of 200.   
  • If a user executes the bulk alarm masking request for offline devices, error code 400 is returned instead of 200. 
  • If a user sends the URIs by passing the Manual Node ID in the request for alarm masking, error code 400 is returned instead of 500. 
  • If a user sends the alarm masking per device request in NBAPI without GET method, error code 501 with relevant response message is displayed.  
  • If a user sends the alarm masking per device request in NBAPI without PUT method, error code 501 with relevant response message is displayed.