The most eye catching feature in this release is a new look for the Admin Console; we’ve given the Admin Console another go over from our initial attempt, rebranding it to look more distinctly Payara!
The more exciting highlight of this release is the Healthcheck Service. In its initial release, this service allows you to monitor CPU usage, the number of times Garbage Collection has occurred, the machine memory usage, the heap memory usage, and any hogging threads. Documentation for it can be found here, and documentation for the asadmin commands can be found here.
Here are some of the key features and changes implemented in this release:
- 15 Enhancements - including Slow SQL Logging feature, Health-Check Service and Admin Console re-design
- 34 Bug Fixes - including data source deployment (Payara Micro) and JASPIC (thanks to our amazing community!)
- 7 updated modules - including crucial security ones like Woodstock 188.8.131.52 and Apache commons-fileupload 1.3.1
See the release notes here for more detailed information on what's new in Payara Server 161 release.
You might also want to check out the detailed overview of the Slow SQL Logging and Healthcheck Service features in this blog post by Steve Millidge.