Observer Platform was released January 11, 2017.
How to upgrade Observer Platform
The process for upgrading each product is available by following the information at these links.
New Features
The new features listed here were added with this release.
Auto-Detection of MAC/VLAN/MPLS in Network Trending
Observer now tracks network delay even if the MAC, VLAN, and MPLS tags differ on each end of a conversation. This provides greater detail and possible understanding of your network. The Collect MAC addresses in Pair Trending option was removed from Network Trending > General. Collecting MAC addresses is now done automatically making this option unnecessary.
When a conversation is identified, even with mismatched tags, Observer tracks the conversation to produce metrics such as client and server response times. If changes in MAC, MPLS, or VLAN are detected, those fields are no longer tracked for the conversation but other metrics remain intact.
Fixed issues
The list below are 4 customer-reported and other notable issues fixed in this release.
Observer and GigaStor Control Panel
OBS-9836 GigaStor could crash during overrun
OBS-9897 Fix known issue with GEN2 40G driver
OBS-8179 Added VLAN tag, on returning packets, resulting in the non-calculation of Response Times and Network Delays
OA-3613 Error downloading PDFs sometimes