What's new in IBM Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps 3.3.0

Get a quick overview of what is new with IBM Cloud Pak® for Watson AIOps.

The IBM Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps 3.3.0 version introduces new features and capabilities for runbook automation, infrastructure automation, viewing stories, detecting metric anomalies, and defining operational policies.

Version 3.3.0 also includes changes to improve the install experience and fixes to address known security vulnerabilities. These additions simplify the install process and give you the capability to ensure that your IBM Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps installation is kept up-to-date and secure.

The following new features and changes are introduced with this IBM Cloud Pak offering:

For more information about new features and changes that were introduced in the previous versions of IBM Cloud Pak® for Watson AIOps, see:

Installing and upgrading

IBM Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps 3.3.0 adds support for the following storage provider as a recommended storage provider:

Learn more about IBM Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps storage options.

Technology preview: GitOps install pattern available

A new install pattern is available as a technology preview. This installation pattern uses GitOps to install IBM Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps. For more information, see Deploy IBM Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps using GitOps.

Fixed security vulnerabilities

Fixes and updates are included to address reported security-related vulnerabilities with IBM Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps.

For more information about the included fixes, see Security bulletins and fixes.

Guided tours

New in-context guided tours are added for users to gain a better understanding of application details and to help get started with automations and story investigation. The Tours menu also now includes a Learn more tab which can include videos and documentation links to help users learn how to complete tasks and navigate the UI.

The following guided tours are either new or updated for Version 3.3.0:

These, and other, tours can be accessed at any time by clicking the Tours icon in the console toolbar. Learn more about the available guided tours.

UI console

The UI console for IBM Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps is updated to include new permissions to assign to your users. These permissions give your users the ability to access and use the new and changed features introduced with Version 3.3.0. For more information about the available permissions, see Roles and permissions.

Automations

With IBM Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps Version 3.3.0 you now have the ability to manage automations. You can now create automation policies, runbooks, and actions to help you resolve incidents quickly by setting up and enabling an automatic response as situations arise. Starting up additional capacity or restarting a failed service can happen before your team knows there is an issue. For more information, see Managing automations.

For setting up automated procedures, you can proactively set up policies, runbooks, and actions to detect and remediate events, both current and future.

Infrastructure Automation

Infrastructure Automation is now available as an installable component for IBM Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps. Infrastructure Automation can be installed with AI Manager or stand-alone. Infrastructure Automation brings together Terraform and ManageIQ for an integrated, infrastructure automation capability for IT Operators.

Infrastructure Automation delivers two distinct features:

For more information, see Infrastructure Automation.

If you install Infrastructure Automation, A Welcome to IBM Automation guided tour is available for first time users upon login to the console. This tour introduces them to the various home page components, shows how to access tools and capabilities, and where to complete key tasks across the platform. This tour is the same welcome tour that is available for AI Manager. This tour can be accessed at any time by clicking the Tours icon Tours icon in the console toolbar.

Metric anomaly detection

Ensuring that your applications are meeting your requirements can require you to measure key performance indicators. For instance, variations in key areas like memory availability or latency can indicate potentially severe problems. To help with identifying trends and deviations in these areas early, metric anomaly detection AI is introduced.

Metric anomaly detection provides the ability to analyze any time series metric automatically using AI without the need for configuration or tuning. This AI leverages the Instana Integration, Automations, and policies. YOu can group metric anomalies with log anomalies and other Alerts.

API for metric anomaly detection and forecasting is also available. These API handle for data ingestion, data retrieval, and forecasting.

For more information, see About metric anomaly detection.

Instana connector

A new connector for connecting to and integrating with Instana is now available. IBM Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps now has the ability to connect and integrate with Instana enabling connectivity to Instana events, metrics and toplogy. Instana assets can now be combined with IBM Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps AI to help you gain insights. For more information about setting up this connection, see Creating Instana connections.

Story and Alerts viewer

A new Story and Alerts Viewer is introduced. The Alert viewer brings together alert details, alert severity, and alert filtering. This capability helps you to analyze the context of stories and alerts across the full enterprise estate. The story overview acts as a single pane of glass alert dashboard, which displays key details like the probable cause, topology, and recommended runbooks to resolve the alerts.

From a ChatOps integration you can launch into the IBM Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps console Stories and alerts dashboard to view more information about an alert that is being viewed in ChatOps.

For more information, see Managing stories and alerts.

Technology preview

The IBM Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps 3.3.0 version introduces a new technology preview feature of using GitOps to install version 3.3.0. For more details, see the GitOps install documentation.

Secure Tunnel

With IBM Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps version 3.3.0, Secure Tunnel is substantially upgraded.

For more information, see Secure Tunnel IBM Documentation