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.



  • @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.



  • @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.



  • @rojoloco said in Sodium Update:

    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.

    Known issue. I get that, too.

    @QuixoticJeremy



  • @gjacobse said in Sodium Update:

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

    Browser?



  • @rojoloco said in Sodium Update:

    @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.

    I have stability issues with Win10, too.



  • Got kicked out of the console after maybe 1.5 hours of inactivity. Tired of resetting my password as my company name is always "incorrect" no matter what I put in (it's a simple name, with or without the hyphen. Not sure what else it would be except the actual company name).



  • @rojoloco said in Sodium Update:

    Got kicked out of the console after maybe 1.5 hours of inactivity. Tired of resetting my password as my company name is always "incorrect" no matter what I put in (it's a simple name, with or without the hyphen. Not sure what else it would be except the actual company name).

    I did but it was 3+ hours of use, 1.5+ of inactivity.



  • @rojoloco PM me the company name, I'll look it up.



  • @scottalanmiller said in Sodium Update:

    @rojoloco PM me the company name, I'll look it up.

    I don't know what it is, it rejects everything I put in. And our company name is simple and short, I would only put it in one of two ways.



  • Did some work tonight. The big thing that is done tonight is that the Windows installer is a bit more robust now. The key thing is that it now handles automatic generation of a UUID like our UNIX installer has been doing for quite some time. Some Windows pickup issues have been caused by key collision and duplicates getting ignored. This fixes that. The UUID is totally under the hood and you never really need to know about it, but it is an important part of the mechanism and is all there now.

    We will soon be making the UUID visible in the interface labeled as the SodiumID, but that will totally be for troubleshooting and nothing else.



  • Today's work has been almost exclusively in OS detection and deployments. A lot of progress, though. We are able to support several more kinds of OSes today.


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