Sodium Update



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  • @wls-itguy said in Sodium Update:

    Curious to know if anyone has written a script to install this either through PDQ or GPO. I have 50 endpoints I'd like to install it on and am too damn lazy to go unit by unit.

    We have a task assigned to get that for you soon.



  • okay Sodium fans... we just deployed the latest code. Go check it out.



  • Up first is dashboard updates. The header takes up less room so there is more room for Recent Activity data on the front page. This is a big cleaner and more useful.

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  • Asset page is a bit cleaner now. Just looks a bit more snappy.



  • We have new data collection to make troubleshooting networking issues easier. Now, in addition to the IPv4 address and the IPv6 addresses of a network connection, we not collect the Subnet Mask and the Default Gateway address as well. Now finding pesky misconfigurations will be that much easier.

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  • Just did another small deployment. Minor stuff, not worth mentioning.



  • @quixoticjustin said in Sodium Update:

    Just did another small deployment. Minor stuff, not worth mentioning.

    Yet you mentioned. 😉



  • @dashrender said in Sodium Update:

    @quixoticjustin said in Sodium Update:

    Just did another small deployment. Minor stuff, not worth mentioning.

    Yet you mentioned. 😉

    Glad someone else realized it was Snarky Monday.



  • @quixoticjustin said in Sodium Update:

    Just did another small deployment. Minor stuff, not worth mentioning.

    Oh well, just saying 😛



  • @dashrender said in Sodium Update:

    @quixoticjustin said in Sodium Update:

    Just did another small deployment. Minor stuff, not worth mentioning.

    Yet you mentioned. 😉

    The deployment causes about a ten minute start up process during which you can sign in, but things are really slow or don't always act as expected (data doesn't fully populate or whatever) due to the load as the system compiles itself. We like to let people know in case they are watching it and see something odd, they can wait a few minutes and check again to see if it is a real problem or just a start up artifact.

    Once we are in full production, we'll be doing staggered updates with people unable to access untested nodes. But for now, we just let people know.



  • Latest release just went out. Will post in another thread about the update, this is a big one.



  • @quixoticjustin said in Sodium Update:

    We have new data collection to make troubleshooting networking issues easier. Now, in addition to the IPv4 address and the IPv6 addresses of a network connection, we not collect the Subnet Mask and the Default Gateway address as well. Now finding pesky misconfigurations will be that much easier.

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    One more useful tidbit on that screen... What DNS servers the client is using. This could be helpful. (Disclaimer: I haven't logged in yet to see the changes for myself).



  • @dafyre said in Sodium Update:

    @quixoticjustin said in Sodium Update:

    We have new data collection to make troubleshooting networking issues easier. Now, in addition to the IPv4 address and the IPv6 addresses of a network connection, we not collect the Subnet Mask and the Default Gateway address as well. Now finding pesky misconfigurations will be that much easier.

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    One more useful tidbit on that screen... What DNS servers the client is using. This could be helpful. (Disclaimer: I haven't logged in yet to see the changes for myself).

    Yes, that was requested but hasn't arrived yet. It should be getting added soon.



  • Small update just rolled out. Focus is on some cleanup in helpdesk.

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  • Just deployed a new update with the purpose of giving more space to the notation system (as we try to prep for external notes coming up) and thus we've taken some space away from the metadata:
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    Due to upcoming changings we felt that the ticket data was taking up far too much room and it needed a change. Hope that everyone enjoys!



  • Small update just deployed on Sodium.

    And Happy Holidays, everyone!



  • @quixoticjustin said in Sodium Update:

    Small update just deployed on Sodium.

    And Happy Holidays, everyone!

    I'm not sure if it is update related but none of my machines are checking in. Some since January 18, 22 or 26th.


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    @wls-itguy said in Sodium Update:

    @quixoticjustin said in Sodium Update:

    Small update just deployed on Sodium.

    And Happy Holidays, everyone!

    I'm not sure if it is update related but none of my machines are checking in. Some since January 18, 22 or 26th.

    The last known good check in was 1/27/2018 6:00AM

    Anything prior to that would be individual machines not checking it. but for some reason, the Salt Master process hasn't picked up checkins since that time. @QuixoticJeremy has been looking into it.


  • Service Provider

    @wls-itguy said in Sodium Update:

    @quixoticjustin said in Sodium Update:

    Small update just deployed on Sodium.

    And Happy Holidays, everyone!

    I'm not sure if it is update related but none of my machines are checking in. Some since January 18, 22 or 26th.

    Scans ran a few minutes ago. Why did they run on a non-standard time interval? Got me, no idea. But they ran. I see green now.



  • Rolling out changes to the agents deployment page. We are moving from downloads to command line installers. This should make installing far easier for most people. We have a new, single script for UNIX installers, including most Linux, so that you no longer need to track down a different install for each type.



  • @quixoticjustin said in Sodium Update:

    Rolling out changes to the agents deployment page. We are moving from downloads to command line installers. This should make installing far easier for most people. We have a new, single script for UNIX installers, including most Linux, so that you no longer need to track down a different install for each type.

    That sounds refreshing to my eyes and fingers:)



  • It's been a bit since we posted an update large enough to mention. This morning's update is quite large. Not in new features, but SodiumSuite is quite different this morning.

    Two major new changes are now in the system:

    1. Chat has been removed. I'll post more about this later, but the decision was to take IM communications in a new direction and as such the chat feature is no longer included in the SS system and is not on the pages.
    2. The log out problem appears to have been fixed. This one has been a long time trying to track down. The system now should be able to keep people logged in for long periods of time with data regularly updating without any interaction needed.

    The changes have also brought about significant performance improvements. Pages are certainly snappier today. And without the space used for chat, there is a lot more screen real estate for tickets, assets, or whatever you are viewing. Very helpful for those on smaller displays.



  • @quixoticjustin said in Sodium Update:

    It's been a bit since we posted an update large enough to mention. This morning's update is quite large. Not in new features, but SodiumSuite is quite different this morning.

    Two major new changes are now in the system:

    1. Chat has been removed. I'll post more about this later, but the decision was to take IM communications in a new direction and as such the chat feature is no longer included in the SS system and is not on the pages.
    2. The log out problem appears to have been fixed. This one has been a long time trying to track down. The system now should be able to keep people logged in for long periods of time with data regularly updating without any interaction needed.

    The changes have also brought about significant performance improvements. Pages are certainly snappier today. And without the space used for chat, there is a lot more screen real estate for tickets, assets, or whatever you are viewing. Very helpful for those on smaller displays.

    1. I was still signed out... maybe I need to nuke the browser cache completely...


  • Ok, after I sign in and go to anything but dashboard, I can't get back to the dashboard from the shortcuts on the left side. I can click any of the other ones, but the dashboard link just flashes the "dashboard" text popup over and over, clicking does nothing.

    Opera 51.0.2830.34, on windows 8.1.



  • @rojoloco said in Sodium Update:

    windows 8.1

    I'm sorry. I always hated their Metro desktop.



  • @nerdydad once you dump all those stupid tiles, it works fine. Still better than win 10, especially on the vintage Dell workstation I have.



  • @rojoloco said in Sodium Update:

    @nerdydad once you dump all those stupid tiles, it works fine. Still better than win 10, especially on the vintage Dell workstation I have.

    I actually like Win10, except for they are forcing me to move off of the old Control Panel and to their new Settings Pane. I know that sounds stupid, but that is just my opinion.



  • yea,.. still getting kicked out here. even after reboots..



  • @nerdydad said in Sodium Update:

    @rojoloco said in Sodium Update:

    @nerdydad once you dump all those stupid tiles, it works fine. Still better than win 10, especially on the vintage Dell workstation I have.

    I actually like Win10, except for they are forcing me to move off of the old Control Panel and to their new Settings Pane. I know that sounds stupid, but that is just my opinion.

    I like 10 ok, but it has been terribly unstable on everything I've tried (laptops, new, badass workstations, tablets, you name it). I can't deal with the crashing and freezing and constant driver issues. I've reinstalled it on one desktop here multiple times, as I refuse to spend any time figuring out the problem on a testing system (no user data at all on it). I nuke and pave, they test, then I have to reinstall the nest time they want to test stuff.