vNode v1.21.6 – Release Notes

Fixes, changes and features in vNode.

Released August 21, 2023

Bootstrap (V.1.39.2)

Area Change Description
LDAP New Support for LDAP secure.
Platform Improv. String tags only generate events on each update when the deadband is 0.0.
Platform New Added environment variables.
Licenses Improv. UID check in redundant configurations.
Platform Improv. Modules API configuration removed due to an improvement in the communication mechanism.
Links Improv. Old versions connecting via link to new versions are forced now to use a higher security encryption cipher.
Links Fix Description: Solved an issue where write operations through Links may show Link Timeout error even if the write operation is completed successfully.
Links Fix Solved an issue where write operations may remain in waiting due to a missing callback.
Licenses Fix Fixed an issue preventing from starting the service when the license file was empty or corrupted.
Links Improv. Configurable compression in links.
Links Improv. Removed the timeout of the links due to an improvement in the communication mechanism.
Redundancy Improv. Monitoring the status of the redundant node based on the status of the connection.

BACnet Client (V.1.1.0)

Area Change Description
Interface New Added drag and drop to the browse pop up for quick and easy tags generation.

Custom Client (V.1.4.2)

Area Change Description
API Improv. Increased efficiency in data transfer.

Derived Tags (V.1.5.2)

Area Change Description
API Improv. Increased efficiency in data transfer.
Scheduling Fix Solved an issue with data aggregation using cron scheduling.
Scheduling Improv. The timezone in schedules corresponds to the server timezone. Removed timezone from general configuration.
Interface Improv. Node tags listed by alphabetical order and added engineering units in the drop down.
Interface Improv. Allow relative tag paths in tag inputs.
Aliases Improv. It now permits aliases with empty tag paths. Aliases with empty tag paths are ignored in the expression.
Aggregated tags Fix Solved a buffer overrun issue in aggregated tags when the buffer is emptied.
Aggregated tags Fix Solved an issue applying the timestamp to aggregated values when there is not enough good quality data to calculate the aggregations.

DNP Client (V.1.2.2)

Area Change Description
Driver Fix Solved an issue converting negative integers.
Driver Improv. Added numerical value to double-bit binary input points.

DNP Server (V.1.2.2)

Area Change Description
Driver Improv. Added numerical value to double-bit binary input points.

Farell Client (V.1.2.1)

Area Change Description
Driver Fix. Fixed not being able to read data from TAF8 and TAF16 units.
Driver Improv. Added more logs for troubleshooting purposes.

Historian (V.1.16.5)

Area Change Description
Database New Added support to change tag names keeping the time series historical data.
Database New Added support to MongoDB version 6.
Database New Added support for secure connections using TLS and digital certificates.
Database Improv. Important performance increase using parallel insertions.

IEC 102 Client (V.1.5.2)

Area Change Description
Driver Fix Solved an issue when the meter may disconnect abruptly after a load profile request.
Driver Improv. Load Profile retrieval scheduled using cron expression instead of period of time.
Driver Improv. The driver doesn’t keep the connection continuously open. Instead it closes the connection every time it ends retrieving data.
Driver New Added the option to access the last successful load profile retrieval timestamp.

MQTT Client (V.1.9.2)

Area Change Description
Subscriber Fix Solved an issue where the subscriber may reconnect once after the module has been stopped.
Subscriber Fix Solved an issue where the custom subscribe parser may fail processing the custom parsing script.

OPC UA Client (V.1.15.1)

Area Change Description
Interface New Added drag and drop to the browse pop up for easy tags generation.
Browser Fix Solved an issue where the browser cannot read some properties of a tag.

OPC UA Server (V.1.11.3)

Area Change Description
Server Fix Solved an issue stopping the server when the network interface was not properly configured.
Tag filter Fix Solved an issue with permissions not being propagated correctly to nested groups.
Server Fix Solved an issue where tag filters configured for a specific role may not be properly applied.
Server Fix Solved an issue where the minimum sampling interval may not be applied.
Server Fix Solved an issue while connecting with several users at the same time.
Server Improv. Added data queue to deliver all the events received between sampling intervals.
Server Improv. Improved the responsiveness of the server while loading the model to improve the user experience when loading massive amounts of tags.

REST API Server (V.1.8.2)

Area Change Description
API Improv. Increased efficiency in data transfer.
Driver Improv. Allow specifying a custom CA for a connection.

Scripting (V.1.6.0)

Area Change Description
API Improv. Increased efficiency in data transfer.
Triggers New Added new Group Tags and Filtered Tags triggers.

Siemens Client (V.1.5.0)

Area Change Description
Driver Fix Fixed an issue where the timeout may not be properly applied.
Driver New Added support for DTL data types.
Driver Improv. The value is not set to null on bad quality.

SNMP Client (V.1.1.0)

Area Change Description
Driver New Added support for SNMP version 3.
Driver Improv. Increased the performance during the initial browse of the field devices.

Sparkplug Client (V.1.2.3)

Area Change Description
Driver New Added support for templates.
Comms. Improv. Quality status included in DBIRTH messages.

SQL Client (V.1.4.1)

Area Change Description
Driver New Added support to Oracle databases.
Driver New Added support for secure connections on MySQL version 8.
Driver New Added support for multiple authentication methods for SQL Server (local user, domain user, Azure Active Directory…).
Comms. Fix Solved a sanitization issue when using a Date object created in custom script.

VDMA XML Client (V.1.4.0)

Area Change Description
Driver New Added subscriptions support.

Web UI (V.1.16.5)

Area Change Description
Front end Improv. Removed the button to restart the service when it is not running as a service.
Interface Improv. Added a maximum limit in the lock timeout to avoid overflow.
Interface Improv. Removed tag browse button in BACNet tags inside templates.
Front end Improv. Added support to download the chart as an image.
Back end Improv. Added support to configure passwords as environment variables.
Front end Fix Solved a problem populating the tables with data.
Charts Fix Solved an issue where the line may not be highlighted when selected.
Front end Fix Solved an issue when regenerating the UID of the node.
Front end Improv. Internet Explorer 11 is no longer supported to take full advantage of modern web browsers.

Web Vision (V.1.3.4)

Area Change Description
Components New Added support to filter tags in TagPicker and HistorianClient components.
Access New Added support to filter the access to the tags by roles.