Observer Management Server : OMS documentation changes
  
OMS documentation changes
Along with the date, this list shows the major changes that were made to the product documentation.
 
September 28, 2018 (17.5.0.0)
Changed commands and images for the Observer Apex and Observer Management Server reskin.
Published 17.5.0.0 release notes for the Observer Apex.
 
 
March 30, 2018 (17.4.0.0)
Published 17.4.0.0 release notes for the Observer Platform.
 
 
February 8, 2018 (17.3.3.0)
Published 17.3.3.0 release notes for the Observer Platform.
 
 
November 27, 2017 (17.3.2.0)
Published 17.3.2.0 release notes for the Observer Platform.
 
 
November 21, 2017
Added details to Supported Operating Systems that Windows secure boot must be disabled for some versions of Windows.
 
 
October 25, 2017
Added important information about needing to uninstall OMS before upgrading to Windows 10.
 
 
September 25, 2017
Updated Windows to say "Windows 7" in the Observer Management Server (OMS) OVA instructions.
 
 
September 15, 2017 (17.3.1.0)
Published 17.3.1.0 release notes for the Observer Platform.
Improved the search algorithm to provide better results by giving greater importance to terms found in titles, introduction paragraphs, and keywords.
 
 
September 5, 2017
Added Windows Server 2012 R2 Operating System Upgrade instructions.
 
 
August 17, 2017
Removed the recommendation that CPUs be 3.0 gigahertz. Instead choose the best speed you can that meets the number of recommeded cores.
 
 
August 16, 2017
Changed the characteristics for "build" and "patch" releases in Version numbering.
 
 
July 13, 2017 (17.3.0.0)
Published 17.3.0.0 release notes for the Observer Platform.
 
 
June 23, 2017
Added a caution that if you lose your Microsoft Windows license for OMS OVA that you must purchase a new OVA.
 
 
June 14, 2017
Created instructions to import and deploy the OMS OVA files into your virtualization host. A printed copy is included in the box with the shipped USB drive.
 
 
May 5, 2017 (17.2.3.0)
Published 17.2.3.0 release notes for the Observer Platform.
 
 
March 10, 2017 (17.2.2.0)
Published 17.2.2.0 release notes for the Observer Platform.
 
 
January 17, 2017 (17.2.1.1)
Published 17.2.1.1 release notes for the Observer Platform.
 
 
January 11, 2017 (17.2.1.0)
Published 17.2.1.0 release notes for the Observer Platform.
 
 
December 2, 2016 (17.2.0.0)
Published 17.2.0.0 release notes for the Observer Platform.
 
 
November 22, 2016 (17.1.1.4)
Published 17.1.1.4 release notes for the Observer Platform.
 
 
September 23, 2016 (17.1.1.3)
Published 17.1.1.3 release notes for the Observer Platform.
 
 
September 20, 2016 (17.1.1.2)
Published 17.1.1.2 release notes for the Observer Platform.
Added information about the Require login when Observer is restored from a minimized state option in Global Asset Policy.
 
 
July 29, 2016 (17.1.1.1)
Published 17.1.1.1 release notes for the Observer Platform.
 
 
June 16, 2016
Added session timeout field descriptions for How to configure how user accounts authenticate.
 
 
June 14, 2016
Added details about licensing assets through OMS and licensing Observer Platform products in general.
 
 
June 3, 2016
Added a list of prerequisites for upgrading with the in-app upgrade feature.
 
 
May 31, 2016 (17.1.1.0)
Added details about setting the minimum TLS version for HTTPS and asset-to-asset communication.
Added the list of compatible web browsers to the product specifications.
 
 
May 20, 2016
Removed erroneous mention of Microsoft Hyper-V compatibility. Installation of Observer Platform software into Hyper-V is not currently officially supported.
 
 
March 11, 2016
Updated minimum and recommended specifications when installing on your own hardware. These recommendations are only applicable to your own hardware or virtual machines.
 
 
March 4, 2016
Added details about the version numbering scheme used by this Observer Platform product.
Added some conceptual information about version rollbacks and downgrading to previous patch versions.
 
 
February 9, 2016 (17.1.0.0)
Added SHA2 support. For details, see .
 
 
January 28, 2016
Added minimum and recommended specifications when installing on your own hardware. These recommendations are only applicable to your own hardware or virtual machines.
 
 
October 27, 2015 (17.0.13.0)
Added greater support for LDAP groups for user groups.
Added support for Windows 10.
Added a recommendation to back up NIMS before migrating to OMS.
 
 
September 16, 2015
Made explicit mention that creating and using a permission policy can prohibit access to assets, but the policy cannot hide the assets from being seen.
 
 
August 31, 2015
Updated the topic that describes how filter sharing is accomplished from inside Observer Analyzer.
 
 
August 11, 2015
Added troubleshooting information if you get an “invalid credentials” error message.
 
 
August 4, 2015
Added entries for Protocol Definitions and Auto-Add Asset & License to the authorization policy list of settings.
 
 
July 24, 2015 (17.0.12.0)
Added information about configuration backups, a feature for backing up and restoring your configuration settings.
Understanding configuration backups
How to create a backup
How to restore configuration settings
How to schedule backups
How to change where backups are stored
Added descriptions for Cache OMS logon credentials and Number of hours to cache OMS logon credentials in two topics.
Understanding the Global Asset Policy
Global Asset Policy settings
 
 
June 23, 2015 (NIMS migration guide specific)
Added a short purpose statement for the migration guide.
Updated the table that describes what is needed for migration. Be aware of Active Directory and the consolidation of NIMS user group permissions.
Made explicit mention that the dedicated NIMS local user account is no longer needed. This user account in not used by OMS.
Reference details of Active Directory settings are now included from the user guide. Active Directory settings must be reconfigured after migration if you used Active Directory in NIMS.
Reference details of authorization policy fields are now included from the user guide. These details demonstrate how user group permissions changed in OMS.
 
 
May 15, 2015
Added details about re-enabling a user account. This is particularly useful if a user cannot access assets they previously could.
How to enable a user
 
 
May 11, 2015
Added a note that firmware updates to the capture card are bundled with Observer software upgrades.
How to download upgrades for upgrade policies to use
 
 
May 8, 2015
Software installations of OMS now officially support Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012.
Installing OMS software
 
 
March 25, 2015
The technical specifications of OMS have been updated.
System specifications
 
 
March 10, 2015
Added details about how install and configure the appliance.
How to install the OMS appliance
Setting the IP address
Configuring the Lights out Management port
Added a caution to not uninstall products prior to upgrading as doing so removes the temporary web certificate used for authentication.
How to upgrade to version 17
 
 
February 27, 2015
Added details about how to reset event log settings to defaults.
How to return to the default log settings
 
 
February 10, 2015
Added details about Migrating NIMS to OMS.
 
 
January 27, 2015
Deleted capture card details that inadvertently appeared in technical specifications because OMS does not have a capture card.
 
 
January 12, 2015
Added information about assets and asset groups.
How to enable an asset group
How to disable an asset group
How to delete an asset
Added information about permission policies.
How to edit a permission policy
How to delete a permission policy
Added information about asset licenses.
How to edit an asset license
How to disable an asset license
How to enable an asset license
Added information about upgrade policies.
How to delete an upgrade policy
Updated information about logging in OMS to match the latest minor release version.
How to view event logs
How to send e-mail alerts
How to send SNMP traps
How to send Syslog messages
Added information about web certificates.
How to view certificates
How to change the trust of a certificate
Updated information about the OMS software upgrade settings to account for new proxy settings.
Upgrade settings
 
 
December 16, 2014
Added information about logging in OMS and its configuration.
Understanding logging in OMS
How to send e-mail alerts
E-mail settings
How to send SNMP traps
SNMP trap settings
How to send Syslog messages
Syslog settings
Added information about upgrade policies.
How to disable an upgrade policy
 
 
December 9, 2014
Added information about starting and stopping the OMS Windows service.
How to start and stop OMS
 
 
December 2, 2014
Added information about permission policies.
Understanding permission policies
How to create a permission policy
How to modify the default permission policy
Policy list
Added information about the default upgrade policy.
How to modify the global upgrade policy
 
 
November 19, 2014
Added information about the Global Asset Policy.
Understanding the global asset policy
Global asset policy settings
Added information about software certificates.
Understanding the certificate trust model
Certificates and how they are used
Added information about OMS software upgrade settings.
Upgrade settings
Added information about settings specific to upgrading managed assets.
Upgrade Versions settings