FireScope Stratis v1.4-1-1 includes updates to improve quality and overall performance. The items listed in the following table note the enhancement requests and fixes that are detectable during the user experience.
Available with Stratis Release 1.4-1-1
The Stratis architecture is designed to support multiple locations of data collection as well as user access. In order for time interpretation to present data coherent for analysis, the new global timezone enhancement allows administrator and common users to customize and select settings relevant to them.
There is a lot of functionality in the Stratis environment that is based on time, and related to the location of the machines. The time values collected are stored in Unix Time, or seconds from epoch (Jan 1, 1970 @ 00:00:00-0000), but that only relates to one time zone, specifically the time zone for Greenwich Mean Time, aka GMT or UTC. The Stratis environment’s cloud components (Application Servers, Database Servers, and UI Servers) are required to have a synchronized clock and time zone configuration in their VMs’ settings. For new installations, this is UTC; for existing installations, it is the time zone where the majority of the business operations are located. Having a 'neutral' setting such as GMT as the timezone of the main Stratis cloud allows for more consistent presentation of each localized components of accounts and users.
Edge Devices are the exception, having their VM time zones represent the location of the VM and, by association, all the CIs that report to the Edge Device. For more information, go to the Virtual Machine configuration section in System Configuration.
To display dates and times in a different time zone than what has been configured in the VMs, there are two locations: Account-based, and User-based. The CMI administrator can set the default display time zone in the Account form while creating or editing an account. This will become the default time zone for all users created under a given account. Users of the account can then choose a different display time zone via their User Profile, or administrators of the account can set it in the User form while editing or creating a user. For more information, go to the Using the Time Zone in Stratis section.
The display of timestamps in Stratis is also customizable at both the Account and User levels. The CMI administrator can set the default date format in the Account form while creating or editing a given account. This setting will be used as the default date format for new users created in the account. Users can then change their own date format via their User Profile, while account administrators can set it in the User form while editing or creating a user. For more information, go to the Using the Date Format in Stratis section.
This new feature also introduces a data format change with how attribute delay flex periods, user communication windows, and event definition notification windows are stored in the database. This information is only applicable if a user is manually creating an attribute for import. For more information, go to Implications of Time Zone Selection section in Edge Device Time Zones.