2019.01 Update 3 Release

New Features and Enhancements

The following new features and enhancements were introduced this software release:
Product Internal Number Case Number Description
All VOV-10550   Added inline documentation for the default vovcleanup config file, cleanup.config.tcl.
All VOV-6577   A new configuration parameter (liverecorder.logdir) has been added to allow the Live Recorder recording file directory to be specified. This can be used with both the vovservermgr configure and vovslavemgr configure utilities.

The default location for the server remains $SWD/../. The default location for the slave remains /tmp.

All VOV-9639, VOV-9640   Improved the functional relationship between the refresh operation and the reporting operations of the vovprocessmgr utility, improved the help text for all options that needed clarification, added warnings about timing and accuracy, and added host filter support to the refresh operation for orphans.
All VOV-9454 23741 Most of the VOV Tcl files from the installation package now contain a proper Altair copyright statement.

Resolved Issues

The following issues were resolved in this software release:
Product Internal Number Case Number Description
All   24362 Fixed a bug when vovserver incorrectly reports about license expiration for perpetual license.
All   23689 Added a new time value trace parameter: preemption.rule.cooldown. Preemption rules that are disabled due to exceeding the max preemption processing time (preemption.max.time.rule) will observe a cooldown period equal to the value specified by preemption.rule.cooldown before being automatically re-enabled. The minimum value is 0 which indicates that an alert should be generated but the rule will not be disabled. The default and max value is 1y = off (rules will not be automatically re-enabled).
All VOV-10317   Fixed an error that corrupted non-default values for the allowUidForSecurityFile parameter, which in turn could prevent the vovserver from honoring settings in the security file.
All VOV-10665   Fixed an issue in the deprecated vtk_resourcemap_reserve Tcl command that caused an error when attempting to cancel existing reservations by updating the duration to 0 seconds.
All VOV-10239   Simplified switches to avoid user confusion.
All VOV-10726   Fixed an issue that caused the "show all rows" link to not appear in some web UI tables that were being limited. The behavior of this link has also changed slightly, in that when showing all rows, instead of passing the total number of rows the table is cognizant of back into the table as the new limit, a limit of 0 is passed. This triggers the table functionality to show all rows available. To prevent confusion, an empty string is displayed as the current limit value instead of 0. Before this change, the total number of rows was only current at the time the table was build, so the limit passed was often stale and still did not show all rows.
Monitor VOV-10265 24389, 24416, 24487 Fixed an issue in the license web UI page that caused an error to be displayed concerning an undefined "enterpriselicense" array element when using a license key file for product licensing.
Monitor VOV-10013 23315 Parser now can handle datetime strings that has comma after year, such as "8/5/19, 10:14:06 AM" or "Jan 15, 2019, 5:27:40 PM"), and added test cases; Also fixed the parser to locate and use full key file path (necessary for commandline run).
Monitor VOV-10132   More places changed to use global db handle to prevent or essentially reduce multiple db handles in the same session. Also optimized code to reduce the repeated calls to db to retrieve the same data.
Monitor VOV-10049 24281 This addresses an issue where under certain circumstances the LM/LA vovlmd daemon crashes because the vov slaves are unable to stop jobs via the autokill mechanism.
Monitor VOV-10725 24614 More places changed to use global db handle to prevent or essentially reduce multiple db handles in the same session. Also optimized code to reduce the repeated calls to db to retrieve the same data.

Errata

The following issues and defects are known to exist in 2019.01 Update 3 software release.
Product Interal Issue Description
Monitor VOV-10947 Altair Monitor SFD not starting on Linux