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Foglight 5.9.5 - Release Notes

Foglight 5.9.5 Release Notes

Foglight® 5.9.5

Release Notes

July 2019



Welcome to Foglight

What's New

Resolved issues and enhancements

Known issues

Third party known issues

Upgrade and compatibility

System requirements

Product licensing

Getting started with Foglight

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Welcome to Foglight

Welcome to Foglight

Quest's Foglight® solution simplifies application performance monitoring and reduces the skills and effort required to manage applications, the user experience, and the supporting infrastructure.

Unlike other solutions, Foglight uses a single code base, and has a model-driven design that couples fast deployment and accelerated time-to-value. It offers the modular flexibility required to deliver a range of capabilities and sophistication to meet the needs of any organization—from those still focused on technology-centric monitoring to those that have completed the transition to application-centric or transactional monitoring.

Foglight performs equally well in physical, virtual, and mixed infrastructure environments, providing visibility into issues affecting the application and end-user experience. Intuitive workflows help you quickly move from the symptom to the root cause in the application, database, infrastructure, or network to resolve issues, reducing mean time to resolution. Predefined and drag-and-drop dashboards provide insight that is tailored to each stakeholder. By offering comprehensive visibility into your monitored environment, Foglight helps ensure that cross-functional teams collaborate on and prioritize issues that matter most to the business.

These Release Notes cover the resolved issues, known issues, workarounds, and other important information about the 5.9.5 release of Foglight. Review all sections before starting the installation.


What's New

What's New

Note: 32-bit Windows, 32-bit Linux, Solaris SPARC64, and Solaris 86-64 are not supported in this release. If you are still using these platforms and need further assistance, contact Quest Support.


The 5.9.5 release of the Foglight Management Server contains the following new features and enhancements:



  •  Added Dashboard access control dashboard. (FGL-19937)
  •  Added User Level Topology Object Access dashboard. (FGL-19960)


User Experience Enhancement

  • Added monitor for observation storage metrics. (FGL-19978)
  • Added global switch setting for usage feedback. (FGL-19947)
  • Enhancements on server.config upgrade. (FGL-19785)
  • Supported alarm filter for services applied to ServiceNow Integration. (FGL-19981)
  • Added fatal UI notification when JVM heap issue occurs. (FGL-19883)
  • Added Foglight subscription-based license support. (FGL-19999)
  • Enhancements for Foglight Evolve licenses. (FGL-20105)
  • Made dashboard links customizable. (WCF-16203)
  • Designed and implemented WCF version of Rule Editor. (WCF-16091)
  • Implemented WCF version of Threshold Editor. (WCF-16092)
  • Implemented WCF version of Retention Policy Management dashboard and editor. (WCF-16093)


Security Enhancement

  • Switched from OracleJDK to OpenJDK. (FGL-19942)
  • Vulnerabilities reported from WebInspect on Foglight 5.9.1. (FGL-19793)
  • Security vulnerability CVE-2016-3642 found in 5.9.2 installation on Windows. (FGL-19801)
  • Upgraded commons dbcp2 and commons pool2 for DBCP-446. (FGL-20010)
  • Upgraded Tomcat for CVE-2019-0232 vulnerability. (FGL-20077)
  • HTTP security header enhancement for CWE-693. (FGL-20015)
  • Upgraded jackson databind.jar for CVEs. (FGL-20011)
  • Upgraded JDK for CVEs: CVE-2019-2699, CVE-2019-2684, CVE-2019-2602, CVE-2019-2698, CVE-2019-2697. (FGL-20140)


Support Platforms and Browsers

  • Added the support for Oracle 18c as an external repository. (FGL-20032)
  • Added the support for Windows server 2019. (FGL-19997)
  • Added the support for RHEL 8. (FGL-20100)
  • Browser latest version compatibility validation for IE/Edge/Chrome/Firefox/Safari. (FGL-20130)


Foglight Agent Manager

The Foglight Agent Manager (FglAM) is upgraded to version 5.9.5. For more information about the Foglight Agent Manager 5.9.5, refer to the Foglight Agent Manager 5.9.5 Release Notes.



The Infrastructure cartridge was upgraded to version 5.9.5. For more information about the Foglight for Infrastructure 5.9.5, refer to the Foglight for Infrastructure 5.9.5 Release Notes.


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