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Administration

Satellite Work Orders (SWOs) (?)

Manage

SQL Reporting (?)

Manage SQL Profiles | Dashboards

Tools

Custom Test

Combine and configure test processes

Manage custom tests

Publish Test

Create customer-facing test pages

Publish a new test

Copy or convert an existing test

View published tests

Dashboard

Define SQL for use with a dashboard

Manage SQL Profiles

Dashboards

Tools

Custom Test

Combine and configure test processes

Manage custom tests

Publish Test

Create customer-facing test pages

Publish a new test

View published tests

Dashboard

Define SQL for use with a dashboard

Manage SQL Profiles

Dashboards

Satellites (?)
Satellites establish remote testing points in the enterprise or public network. Server enabled satellites can receive tests whereas Client satellites initiates tests. An MCS Satellite can be both Client and Server.

View Connected Satellites

These include Access Devices and NQC Satellites

View Satellite Servers (Java)

Deployed and installed Satellite Servers

Deploy Satellites

Deploy a remote Satellite

General Options

Satellite related options

Monitoring Tests

DNS

Add Task

FTP

Add Task

Ping

Add Task

Port

Add Task

Router

Add Task

SIP

Add Task

SNMP

Add Task

Web

Add Task

Tools

View and edit monitoring tasks performed by this server

Configure good/warn/bad values for metrics

Make a satellite work order publicly available for monitoring

Testing

MySpeed (Quality)

Speed: Last Hour | Last Day | Last Week
Quality: Last Hour | Last Day | Last Week
Speed+Quality: Last Hour | Last Day | Last Week

MyVoIP

Last Hour | Last Day | Last Week

MyFirewall

Last Hour | Last Day | Last Week

MyCapacity UDP

Last Hour | Last Day | Last Week

MyRoute

Last Hour | Last Day | Last Week

MyConference

Last Hour | Last Day | Last Week

MyIPTV

Last Hour | Last Day | Last Week

MyVideo

Last Hour | Last Day | Last Week

MyDHCP

Last Hour | Last Day | Last Week

MyCRT

Last Hour | Last Day | Last Week

Tools

Web Reports

Tabular HTML reports in your browser

New Reports

Saved Reports

Alert Reporting

View alert triggers

Summary of alerts

Last: hour | day | 30

All alerts triggered

Last: hour | day | 30

Critical alerts

Last: hour | day | 30

Errors

Errors experienced during tests

Last: hour | day | 30

Thresholds

Configure good/warn/bad values for metrics

Set Thresholds

Quality Assessment Cloud (?)
Quality Assessment Points (QAPs) leverage Visualware's Quality Assessment Cloud services as a virtual resource.
QAPs allow MCS to automatically distribute tests to one or more city locations to validate connectivity problems using multiple test source locations.
Europe
Paris
Munich
Madrid
Barcelona
Kiev
Oslo
Pacific Rim
Tokyo
Singapore
Sydney
Melbourne
Hong Kong
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New Release Information for 10.2a (Full Release List)
  • MCS: Correction. Satellites allocated to a group name which is deleted now correctly update when transferred back to group default
  • MCS: Correction. Published test table now correctly reports satellite workorder test details when user modified
  • MCS: Correction. Improved test diagnostic reporting and logging
  • MCS: Correction. Satellite Advanced Settings, File Dir column now reports correctly
  • MCS: Correction. Corrected variable name on RTT tab for HTML5 tests
  • MCS: Correction. Database retention parameters are now correctly processed in accordance with the retention settings
  • MCS: Correction. HTML browser errors on user created test pages resolved
  • MCS: Deprecation. Java test options deprecated and removed from GUI main view
  • MCS: New Feature. MCS now supports allocating a user name to a satellite group. This feature permits the user associated with the log-in to assign/unassign satellite work orders without the requirement for administrator privilege
  • MCS: New Feature. JavaScript call-back variable to identify connection type as Wi-Fi or wired
  • MCS: New Feature. MCS Access Series auto update firmware added for CT1, CT2 and CM1
  • MCS: New Feature. Connection type added to SQL variables
  • MCS: New Feature. Security Settings provides a new HTTP control to add custom headers for browser processing. Satellites servers need to be updated to support this feature
  • MCS: New Feature. New management utilization metrics have been added to the System Status page
  • MCS: New Feature. Improvements to database control files to better prevent corruption on MCS database relative index files when disk-space is exhausted
  • MCS: New Feature. To improve assessment of test results, MCS tests now report if a proxy has been detected on the test path
  • MCS: New Feature. To better monitor the health of remote satellites, the MCS Satellite status now includes the Satellite's processing uptime since boot
  • MCS: New Feature. New Custom Report Template (CRT) feature provides a browser API for the submission of 3rd party metrics and result validation metrics (such as pass, fail conditions etc.)
  • MCS: New Feature. Deleted Satellites are now reported on Satellites status page. Releasing a permanently deleted satellite will allow the satellite to reconnect
  • MCS: New Feature. User definable headers for web browser on Security Settings page
  • MCS: Performance. Improved performance of web template processing
  • MCS: Performance. Improved performance when MCS satellite deployments exceeds 2000
  • MCS: Performance. Improved performance of browser client server timeout management
  • MCS: Performance. MCS performance improvements when processing satellite protocol requests
  • MCS: Security. Improved security validation for MCS inbound URL requests to prohibit hack attacks from consuming resources
  • MCS: Security. Browser UUID processing improved to enforce non predictable assignments
  • MCS: Security. Secure HTTP sockets no longer supports TLS 1.0 (only TLS 1.1 and 1.2 supported). This change will restrict the use of older browser versions used for hack attacks
  • Satellite: New Feature. Software based Satellites will now auto upgrade to newer versions on Linux platforms when MCS is upgraded. MAC and Windows platforms will follow in future MCS releases
  • Test: Correction. MyCapacity test resolves overflow issue and now correctly calculates loss percentage for very high packet rates
  • Test: Correction. Firewall timeout check for SIP validation improved
  • Test: Correction. To improve language translation HTML5 tests now enforce the correct use of variable substitution in the test UI when published to a test "bin" configuration file
  • Test: New Feature. New DHCP test validates available DHCP resources
  • Test: New Feature. The VoIP test now provides and optional setting to invoke average jitter calculations compliant with RFC3550