18.3.0.0
Observer Platform 18.3.0.0 was released March 31, 2021.
Supported Operating Systems
 
Notice: Windows 7.0 is no longer supported as of the 18.1.0.0 release. Your product must be installed on one of these operating systems to receive assistance from Technical Support.
 
Table 3. Supported Operating Systems
Product Name
64-bit Windows
GigaStor Software Edition
Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows Server 2016
Observer Apex
Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows Server 2016
Observer Management Server (OMS)
Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows Server 2016
Observer Expert Observer Standard Observer Suite
Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows Server 2016
Observer Expert Console Only (ECO)
Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows Server 2016
How to upgrade to version 18 of the Observer Platform
 
For version 17 to version 18 upgrades executed through OMS, you must ensure that you have your NEW version 18 asset licenses added in OMS prior to the upgrade, otherwise the upgrade WILL NOT WORK.
Refer to How to add a license for procedures on manually adding your license(s) to OMS. If you have a license (.lic) file containing all of your verions of 18, then refer to How to import a license for procedures on importing your licenses to OMS.
To receive your new version of 18 asset licenses, please contact our Technical Assistance Center at nisupport@viavisolutions.com or call +1 800-526-7919 (for Americas) and niuksupport@viavisolutions.com or call +44 1959-569-880 (for Non-Americas). Please have your current asset license keys and/or product serial numbers available.
The process for upgrading each product is available by following the information at these links.
Apex
OMS
 
New Features
 
Observer Apex
Apex Miscellanous Rendering Performance Enhancements
Remove Apex Socket Limit to Allow More Concurrent Widget Queries
 
Fixed Issues
 
Observer GigaStor and Observer Console
There are 4 issues fixed and several improvements made in this release.
CAP-196 GEN2 capture card ports are reporting traffic , when no traffic is sent to them - Gen2 10G Firmware update
CAP-210 GEN2 Capture card randomly stops capturing data, requiring a reboot of the system - Gen2 10G Firmware update
CAP-214 Virtual Adapters for GEN4 576T-100Gb capture card is not segregating traffic based on assigned ports - Gen4 100G Firmware update
CAP-215 100G Expert Packets report utilization for only the final 100ms of each 1s interval - Gen3 100G Firmware update
 
 
Observer Apex
There are 2 issues fixed and several improvements made in this release.
OA-16778 Issue with Trace Extraction when Filter contains parentheses
OBS-13221 Vulnerability : HSTS Missing From HTTPS Server
 
 
OMS
There are 1 issue fixed and several improvements made in this release.
OMS-1812 Drag and Drop feature for upgrade policies will not work when the Asset table contains more than 22 entries