I’m happy to announce the release of Vantage 2.2! Download Vantage 2.2 here.
All three products in the Vantage range (Premium, Giga and Ultimate) have been updated with the following features:
Vantage now utilizes the extra processing power on machines with multiple cores or CPUs to import log files and generate reports faster.
- Improved report styles
HTML (including MHT) reports are now sporting an updated look and feel.
- Updated Aliases and Profiles
Added support for the latest search engines, social networking sites, operating systems and user agents.
- Storage Repair Utility
Storages can become damaged if there is a system crash or if WebSpy.Vantage.exe process is ended when an import is in progress. Damaged storages are now detected automatically and you have the option of repairing them. Storages can also be manually checked and repaired on the Storage properties dialog.
- Save / Open Tasks
Scheduled Tasks can now be saved to an external file (.Tasks) for backup and migration purposes.
Obviously, the multi-processing feature is the big one! Many of you (Vantage customers) have been running Vantage on multi-core or multi-cpu machines and just dying for Vantage to grab hold of the CPUs and make them work. You should be happy with this new build. Import a folder full of log files and watch 6 to 8 logs import simultaneously instead of watching them import one after the other. Run a full analysis or a comprehensive report with no filters and watch your CPU jump into gear to generate the report in 30% – 50% of the time. We’re expecting this to be a very popular update, especially among our larger customers.
Multi-processing is a great new feature, but be aware that there are some circumstances where Vantage will not be able to utilise more CPU power when generating reports. For example, if your report contains filters that significantly cuts down the amount of data in your storage that needs analysis, Vantage’s analysis engine and your CPUs will not be significantly pushed. Also see my earlier blog for more information on how the report structure can also affect the performance.
To get hold of this build, simply download the latest version of Vantage from our website. It will run side by side with your existing Vantage 2.1 installation, which minimizes any downtime, and makes it easy to transfer all your settings across (use the Migration Wizard in the Tools menu). Then you can uninstall Vantage 2.1 when you’re ready.
Let us know how you go by leaving comments below, or by tweeting us.