Super is a component based monitor and administration tool for EJB/J2ee. It provides built-in functionality as well as extensions, as SuperComponents. Users can install SuperComponents onto it, or uninstall them from it.
Super has the following functions: * A J2EE monitor. * A gateway to J2EE/EJB servers from different vendors. * A framework holding user defined SuperComponents. * A full-featured J2EE logging and J2EE tracing tool for centralized, chronological logging. * An EJB tool for Peeking and Poking attributes from EJBs. * An EJB Stress test tool. * A J2EE global environment tool. * A J2EE report tool. * A J2EE Scheduler tool. * A J2EE Business patrol tool.
It is written entirely in the Java(TM) programming language. The current version support: * Universal servers. * Weblogic 8.1 * Websphere 5
Version 5.40 Aug., 2004 1. SuperScheduler 4.40 and SuperWatchdog 1.40: Add new tasks and chores: scp (Secure CoPy) and ssh (Secure SHell). 2. SuperWatchdog 1.40: fixed bug for slow grow file trigger. 3. SuperLogging 4.11: Add timeout for LogAgent; bug fix: Attribute did not show correct values for the first call. 4. SuperArch 2.00: Add Deployment and ServerShutdown. 5. Introduce SuperEjbGateway to replace SuperServlets.
Version 5.31 Aug, 2004 1. Bug fix: Triggering missing for SuperWatchdog. 2. Bug fix: Websphere 5.1 license did not working due to new IBM java.
Version 5.30 May, 2004 1. Provides Auto login and Hibernation features with SuperEnvironment 3.1, SuperPeekPoke 2.1, SuperScheduler 4.30 and SuperWatchdog 1.30. 2. SuperLogging 4.1: Add timeout for client site logging facility LogAgent. 3. SuperScheduler 4.30 and SuperWatchdog 1.30: Add new Deploy (deploy, redeploy, start, stop, undeploy, ...) jobs. 4. Bug fixes.
Version 5.20 February, 2004 1. Both SuperScheduler 4.20 and SuperWatchdog 1.20 use own alarm facilities. 2. SuperScheduler 4.20: Bug fix: in some conditions, nextRunTime may equals to lastRunTime and the task will not run anymore (for HypersonicSQL database only, we did not find this problem for Oracle, nor DB2). 3. SuperLogging 4.02: With better error handling; better Alert/Alarm Email.
Version 5.10 January, 2004
Enhancement: 1. SuperScheduler 4.1: Multiple holiday set is an advanced feature now. This arrangement is convenient for most of users. 2. Support WebSphere 5.1.
Change: 1. SuperScheduler 4.1: Repeating "At specified times" changes from "all things considered" algorithm to POSIX cron compatible implementation.
Bug fix: 1. SuperScheduler 4.1: Repeating Daily did not consider "Day time saving", so there were one hour shift in April and October.
Version 5.00 January, 2004
Enhancement: 1. SuperScheduler 4.00: Rewritten SuperScheduler with bug fixes and enhancements, including: 1. Add task duration. 2. Add Email, JMS Queue and Topic jobs. 3. Add Retry tasks. 4. Add GUI version of Unix cron repeating. 5. Rewritten holiday facilities. 2. SuperWatchdog 1.00 with File, JMS Queue, JMS Topic and User triggers and the same group of actions as SuperScheduler. 3. SuperLogigng 4.01: Improved Alarm/Alert GUI.
Version 4.00 November, 2003
Enhancement: 1. Support for both native protocol (RMI-IIOP) mode and HTTP/HTTPS (with/without proxy) protocol mode for SuperEnvironment, SuperLogging, SuperReport and SuperScheduler. 2. SuperLogging 4.00: tracing can work on both live database and retired database. 3. SuperReport 3.00: works for both live database and retired database. 4. SuperScheduler 3.00: add URL job type (for Servlet/JSP). Add DoerTalker Table Panel.
Bug fix: 1. SuperScheduler 3.00: Interval change did not take effect until restart Super.
Version 3.00 July, 2003
Enhancement: 1. SuperLoggingLibrary 3.00: New implementation for change scope adding "Smart" scope, with enhancements and bug fixes. 2. SuperLoggingLibrary 3.00: Support mail server which requires user name and password. Add MenuTreePanel. 3. Improved GUI and document. 4. Add support to WebLogic 8.1.
Bug fix: 1. SuperScheduler 2.0: Fix a bug in FutureView for Hourly and Minutely. 2. SuperScheduler 2.0: Startup should never be reported as missed. 3. SuperScheduler 2.0: Could not reset job for existing task in some situation.
Version 2.20 Jan. 2003
Enhancement: 1. Add desktop and start menu shortcuts for MS-Windows. 2. Add support for SunONE 7, JOnAS 2.6 and jBoss 3.0. 3. SuperLogging 2.40: Add new sendAlarmEmail() method. 4. SuperScheduler 1.40: Add SuperSchedulerEJB for managing when direct database is not practical; Allow user to choose favorite logging software; Add Last day as Monthly repeating attribute.
Change: 1. Change Unusual to PatrolAlarm. The name "Unusual" was misleading.
Bug fix: 1. SuperEnvironment 1.31: Bug fix: if database is broken, could not open Environment Manager. 2. SuperLogging client 1.52: Annoying exception thrown when you use JDK 1.4 (the program runs okay). 3. SuperPeekPoke 1.61: Fix bug where input object contains java.lang.Double and alike. 4. SuperScheduler 1.40: Bug fixes in: Memory leak; Reporting PatrolAlarm for SuperPatrol; Composite task with members; Non-scheduled run on other host; Around edges of last days in Monthly with holiday policy.
Version 2.10 July 2002 Enhancement: 1. SuperScheduler 1.3: Add Future View to check future schedule in both text and Gantt-chart mode. 2. SuperScheduler 1.3: Add graphic Gantt view for monitoring task's activities. 3. SuperEnvironment 1.3: uses new graphic package adding print and preference facilities. 4. SuperPeekPoke 1.6: uses new graphic package adding print and preference facilities. 5. SuperStress 1.21: uses new graphic package. Bug fix: 1. SuperStress 1.21: fixed graphic related bugs.
Version 2.01 June 2002 Enhancement: 1. Add options for Look & Feel. 2. Preference is persistent now. Bug fix: 1. Installation for WebLogic 7.0: extEnv may not be installed on the right place, so SuperLibrar on the server side was not loaded and causes other problems.
Version 2.00 June 2002 Enhancement: 1. SuperScheduler 1.2: All copies of SuperScheduler refresh themselves when any Doer causes things to change. 2. SuperScheduler 1.2: Support default HTML browser for reading HTML document. 3. SuperReport 1.2: Support default HTML browser for reading HTML document. 4. Support WebLogic 7.0. 5. SuperEnvironment 1.21: Database Panel appears when it is necessary. 6. SuperEnvironment 1.21: New SuperEnvironment tour. Bug fix: 1. WebSphere Envoy did not always list all JNDI names.
Version 1.90 May 2002 Enhancement: 1. Rewritten SuperLogging engine. Add Alarm Email on SuperLogging. 2.Rewritten SuperScheduler allowing multiple Doers. Add support to holiday policy, effective period. Add Patrol job type as SuperPatrol. 3. Add support for both JOnAS and jBoss. 4. Add more elements on Report criteria. Change: 1. Now, both left and right mouse clicks are the same on Table Panel: toggle ascend and descend. 2. New log database. Bug fix: 1. Alert email should be sent once in the interval, regarding number of servers in the clustering. 2. Minor bug fixes to make errors handled better on SuperLogging. 3. If withFileInfo or withTimestamp are changed alone, Style Panel did not save them. 4. Rewritten SuperLogging and SuperScheduler with many bug fixes.
Version 1.80 March 2002 Enhancement: 1. Add new component: SuperScheduler Bug fix: 1. SuperLogging: Verbose should ignore class registration. 2. SuperLogging-tracing: an exception was thrown if the java class without package name.
Version 1.70 January 2002 Enhancement: 1. SuperLogging: Scope can dynamically change both for upgrade to downgrade (for weblogic 6.1, need download an application). 2. Add alias names for log threshold as new Java suggests. 3. New component: SuperReport. Change: 1. SuperLogging: Log database parameters are specified in a properties file, instead of EJB's deployment descriptor. It is more convenient and it avoids some potential problems. No change for development, easier for administration. Bug fix: 1. Add Source Path Panel now accepts both directory and jar file. 2. Bug in SuperEnvironment example (for version 1.60 only).
Version 1.60 December 2001 Enhancement: 1. SuperPeekPoke and SuperStress can use user defined dynamic argument list. 2. Add timeout parameter to logging access. 3. New installation program with A). Easy install. B). Remote command line install. 4. Support EJB 2.0 for Weblogic 6.1. 5. Support SuperPeekPoke, SuperEnvironment and SuperStress for Websphere 4.0 (SuperLogging was supported since version 1.5). Change: 1. Poke: argument list is set at define time, not invoke time. 2. Default log database change to server mode from web server mode, booting performance to 10-20 times. Bug fix: 1. If the returned object is null, Peek did not handle it correctly. 2. If the value was too big, TimeSeries chart did not handle it correctly. Now it can handle up to 1.0E300. 3. Help message was difficult to access in installation program. 4. Source code panel now both highlights and marks the line in question (before it was only highlight using JDK 1.2, not JDK 1.3). 5. Delete an item on PeekPoke and add a new one generated an error.
Version 1.50 August, 2001 Enhancement: 1. Source code level tracing supports EJB, JSP, java helper and other programs which are written in native languages (as long as you write correct log messages in your application). 2. Redress supports JSP now. 3. New installation with full help document: hope it will be easier. 4. Support WebSphere 4.0
Version 1.40 June, 2001 Enhancement: 1. Add SuperEnvironment which is a Kaleidoscope with TableView, TimeSeriesView and PieView for GlobalProperties. GlobalProperties is an open source program from Acelet. 2. SuperPeekPoke adds Kaleidoscope with TableView, TimeSeriesView and PieView. Changes: 1. The structure of log database changed. You need delete old installation and install everything new. 2. The format of time stamp of SuperLogging changed. It is not locale dependent: better for report utilities. 3. Time stamp of SuperLogging added machine name: better for clustering environment. Bug fix: 1. Under JDK 1.3, when you close Trace Panel, the timer may not be stopped and Style Panel may not show up.
Version 1.30 May, 2001 Enhancement: 1. Add ConnectionPlugin support. 2. Add support for Borland AppServer.
Version 1.20 April, 2001 Enhancement: 1. Redress with option to save a backup file 2. More data validation on Dump Panel. 3. Add uninstall for Super itself. 4. Add Log Database Panel for changing the log database parameters. 5. Register Class: you can type in name or browse on file system. 6. New tour with new examples.
Bug fix: 1. Redress: save file may fail. 2. Install Bean: some may fail due to missing manifest file. Now, it is treated as foreign beans. 3. Installation: Both installServerSideLibrary and installLogDatabase can be worked on the original file, do not need copy to a temporary directory anymore. 4. PeekPoke: if there is no stub available, JNDI list would be empty for Weblogic5-6. Now it pick up all availble ones and give warning messages. 5. Stress: Launch>Save>Cancel generated a null pointer exception.
Changes: 1. installLogDatabase has been changed from .zip file to .jar file. 2. SuperLogging: If the log database is broken, the log methods will not try to access the log database. It is consistent with the document now. 3. SuperLogging will not read system properties now. You can put log database parameters in SuperLoggingEJB's deployment descriptor.
Version 1.10 Feb., 2001 Enhancement: 1. Re-written PeekPoke with Save/Restore functions. 2. New SuperComponent: SuperStress for stress test. 3. Set a mark at the highlighted line on<font size=+0> the Source Code Panel (as a work-a-round for JDK 1.3).</font> 4. Add support for WebLogic 6.0 Bug fix: 1. Uninstall bean does physically delete the jar file now. 2. WebLogic51 Envoy may not always list all JNDI names. This is fixed.
Version 1.00 Oct., 2000 Enhancement: 1. Support Universal server (virtual all EJB servers). 2. Add Lost and Found for JNDI names, in case you need it. 3. JNDI ComboBox is editable now, so you can PeekPoke not listed JNDI name (mainly for Envoys which do not support JNDI list).
Version 0.90: Sept, 2000 Enhancement: 1. PeekPoke supports arbitrary objects (except for Vector, Hashtable and alike) as input values. 2. Reworked help documents. Bug fix: 1. Clicking Cancel button on Pace Panel set 0 to pace. It causes further time-out. 2. MDI related bugs under JDK 1.3.
Version 0.80: Aug, 2000 Enhancement: 1. With full-featured SuperLogging.
Version 0.72: July, 2000 Bug fix: 1. Ignore unknown objects, so Weblogic5.1 can show JNDI list.
Version 0.71: July, 2000 Enhancement: 1. Re-worked peek algorithm, doing better for concurent use. 2. Add cacellable Wait dialog, showing Super is busy. 3. Add Stop button on Peek Panel. 4. Add undeploy example button. Bug fix: 1. Deletion on Peek Panel may cause error under JDK 1.3. Now it works for both 1.2 and 1.3
Version 0.70: July, 2000 Enhancement: 1. PeekPoke EJBs without programming. Bug fix: 1. Did not show many windows under JDK 1.3. Now it works for both 1.2 and 1.3 Changes: 1. All changes are backward compatible, but you may need to recompile monitor windows defined by you.
Version 0.61: June, 2000 Bug fix: 1. First time if you choose BUFFER as logging device, message will not show. 2. Fixed LoggingPanel related bugs.
Version 0.60: May, 2000 Enhancement: 1. Add DATABASE as a logging device for persistent logging message. 2. Made alertInterval configurable. 3. Made pace for tracing configurable. Bug fix: 1. Fixed many bugs.
Version 0.51, 0.52 and 0.53: April, 2000 Enhancement: 1. Add support to Weblogic 5.1 (support for Logging/Tracing and user defined GUI window, not support for regular monitoring). Bug fix: 1. Context sensitive help is available for most of windows: press F1. 2. Fix installation related problems.
Version 0.50: April, 2000 Enhancement: 1. Use JavaHelp for help system. 2. Add shutdown functionality for J2EE. 3. Add support to Weblogic 4.5 (support for Logging/Tracing and user defined GUI window, not support for regular monitoring). Bug fix: 1. Better exception handling for null Application.
Version 0.40: March, 2000 Enhancement: 1.New installation program, solves installation related problems. 2. Installation deploys AceletSuperApp application. 3. Add deploy/undeploy facilities. 4. Add EJB and application lists.
Change: 1.SimpleMonitorInterface: now more simple.
Version 0.30: January, 2000 Enhancement: 1. Add realm support to J2EE 2. Come with installation program: you just install what you want the first time you run Super.
Version 0.20: January, 2000 Enhancement: Add support to J2EE Sun-RI. Change: 1. Replace logging device "file" with "buffer" to be compliant to EJB 1.1. Your code do not need to change.
Version 0.10: December, 1999 Enhancement: 1. provide SimpleMonitorInterface, so GUI experience is not necessary for developing most monitoring applications. 2. Sortable table for table based windows by mouse click (left or right).
Version 0.01 November., 1999: 1. Bug fix: An exception thrown when log file is large. 2. Enhancement: Add tour section in Help information.