The following is the list improvements done to the NetOps OIConnector per reelease
DX OI 2.x and SaaS + NetOps OI Connector
OI Connector 2.1.1
Introduction of Kafka Data Bus for PM Metric Harvesting
Many Performance & Scale Enhancements
OI Connector 2.1.2
Authenticated Connection to NetOps Portal and DA APIs
OI Connector 2.1.3
Encrypted Sensitive Data in Configuration Files
Connector Contributes Health Status to DX Operational Intelligence
Syslog Integration with NetOps Portal (Requires DX OI Log Analytics)
Connector download from DX Operational Intelligence SaaS
OI Connector 2.1.4
Log4J Vulnerability Mitigation
OI Connector 2.1.5
3rd Party Library upgrades: log4j2, RestEasy
OI Connector 2.1.6
Support for OI Log Analytics integration
OI Connector 2.1.7
Upgraded to Java 11 - Java 11 is now required to install/run connector
3rd party library upgrades: jackson, bc-fips, etc.
Guard against NPE when an interface has no parent global device id
OI Connector 2.1.8
Spring, jackson 3rd party library upgrades to address vulnerabilities
OI Connector 3.0.0
NFA/ADA integration has been removed - NFA and ADA metrics will no longer be harvested and sent by the connector
The connector has been upgraded to use version 1.4.49 of the supportability jar
The connector will attempt to use the Reactive NASS Client to ingest metrics into NASS. If the React support is not available on the OI server the connector will fall back to REST ingestion.
Spring and other 3rd party library upgrades to address vulnerabilities
The connector delays the consumption of metrics from the kafka bus until the first PM inventory harvest has been completed. This prevents loss of metrics on restart of the connector but results in a longer delay between when the connector is launched and metrics start flowing to OI.
Internal code changes have been made to improve the memory utilization of the connector - we are now able to successfully run the connector with 16GB heap on our poda performance test environment. (This is a 1/3 reduction in heap requirements).
OI Connector 3.1.0
Numerous 3rd party and internal library upgrades to address vulnerabilities reported by Blackduck
Updated installer to no longer provide a kafka installation - the user is instead required to have pre-installed kafka using either an apache downloaded package, or preferably our NetOps Kafka package (available from our customer support download page alongside the rest of NetOps release).
OI Connector 3.2.0
3rd party library upgrades (spring/jetty)
Modified installer to use kafka-installer merge module which tests to make sure kafka is accessible (we no longer ship kafka with the connector - customer needs to download and install NetOps Kafka or provide their own kafka instance)
Set compiled code to be java 11
Use netops kafka sdk for creation of the topic used for sending log events to NetOps