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  • Home / Archive / NetDecision 5.5 (codename: Volcano) has been released print version
    05/14/2015
    NetDecision 5.5 (codename: Volcano) has been released

    NetDecision 5.5 Release Notes

    All

    • This product release is fully compatible with Windows 10 Technical Preview.
    • Major GUI usability improvements:
      • New 32-bit color icons
      • The look and feel of icons on disabled buttons has been improved.
      • Common icons are now used across all NetDecision applications.
      • Layouts of elements/controls on dialog windows are unified now.
    • The copy to clipboard functionality of log window has been improved. Now it supports standard CSV format and includes header.
    • New set of compiled MIB files is included into the installation package.
    • The modified state is now properly set in the Custom Tools Editor. So the Apply button is now enabled when tools have been modified.
    • The modified state is now properly set in the Remote Admin Editor. So the Apply button is now enabled when configuration has been modified.

    Performance Vision

    • The overall stability of NetDecision Performance Vision server has been improved.
    • The Element Properties window has been completely refactored/reengineered. It is now used as universal inline properties viewer/editor for selected entities of the following types: monitors, custom OID elements, generic elements, formula elements and dashboards.
    • The Performance Vision now implements user-defined (custom) tools similar to other NetDecision applications (the tools are configured in Applications Settings -> Custom Tools).
    • New generic monitors have been added:
      • Shared Folder Availability monitor – monitors availability of shared folder
      • Shared Folder Files monitor – monitors files by mask in shared folder
    • The network interface properties are now configurable.
    • The network interface speed displayed in Element Properties window is now scaled (kbps, mbps, gbps, etc).
    • The ifOperStatus values are now resolved based on latest version of IF-MIB.
    • The Performance Vision now uses latest definition of ifType from IANA website: https://www.iana.org/assignments/ianaiftype-mib/ianaiftype-mib to display the type of the network interface. So all VLAN specific types like 130, 135 are now resolved properly.
    • The automatic value scaling facility is now capable of recognizing user defined units that are already scaled (like MB, GB etc) and scales them properly.
    • The Performance Vision now allows the user to select the value from the list of predefined values for the Unit attribute (custom, generic and formula elements).
    • The user is now capable of configuring the interface identifier format at Monitor level. This format is used to display interfaces in Workspace. It is now possible to use ifDescr as network interface identifier.
    • The Write Community attribute has been added to Monitor Configuration in order to send SNMP SET requests directly from Performance Vision.
    • The user is now capable of changing ifAdminStatus via SNMP directly from Element Properties window.
    • The user is now capable of changing sysName and sysLocation via SNMP directly from Element Properties window.
    • The date/time format of the chart view is now fully customizable per individual chart.
    • The Generic element property window now sets focus to value field instead of name field when editing.
    • The GUI visualization theme can now be changed similar to other NetDecision applications.
    • The application log related ribbon buttons are now working properly.
    • The network nodes are now displayed in alphabetical order in both desktop client application and in the web interface.
    • The bug in web interface when navigation tree was empty if tree item name contains single quote has been fixed.

    MIB Browser

    • The SNMP table retrieval for last SNMP table in MIB is now working properly when SNMPv1 is selected.
    • The MIB Browser no longer crashes when the user starts polling of OID and specifies polling interval < 1000ms (1s).
    • The problem with community string validation has been fixed.
    • The HTML export functionality now preserves colors.
    • The content of MIB table data can now be exported to CSV file in MIB Table window.
    • The content of MIB table can now be copied to clipboard in MIB Table window. The user can now paste tabular formatted data directly to MS Excel. No additional editing is required.
    • Index columns are now displayed using proper background color in MIB Table window
    • The bug related to multiple rows creation in MIB Table window has been fixed.
    • The bug related to setting of table item value when the MIB object is defined as integer enumeration has been fixed.
    • The MIB Browser now uses standard NetDecision log window instead of custom one.
    • The Clear context menu option is no longer disabled when it should be enabled.
    • The look and feel of MIB Table window has been significantly improved.

    Network Manager

    • The content of notifications list window(s) can now be exported to CSV file.
    • The content of notifications list window(s) can now be exported to HTML file.
    • The content of notifications list window(s) can now be printed.
    • The copy to clipboard functionality of notifications list window(s) has been improved. Now it supports standard CSV format and includes header.
    • The look and feel of Element Properties window has been significantly improved.
    • The Network Manager is now capable of generating synthetic SNMP traps based on result of ICMP ping. You can handle those SNMP traps using standard Event Handling mechanism built into Network Manager.
    • The Network Manager now adds just one log message on ICMP ping response/timeout. Previously there were a number of same messages added each polling cycle in case if the network entity consists of multiple logical components.
    • The Network Manager now loads NetMechanica.cmf MIB file by default.
    • The deduplication option of the application log is now configurable via Application Settings.
    • Added the ability to "freeze" the data in the Notifications Details window similar to TrapVision implementation. So, the data in this window does not update when new SNMP trap is received.
    • The application no longer crashes when user clears notification in Element Notifications window.
    • The application no longer crashes if user selects “Go to managed elements” for notification is associated with NE that is not present in current topology.
    • The application performance has been improved. The DB gets loaded and processed much faster on application startup.

    Scripting

    • JSON parser and serialization functions have been implemented
    • New plugin for Ginkgo USB-I2C adapter (supports I2C/GPIO/UART/PWM/CNT/ADC modes):
      • USBAdapterOpen
      • USBAdapterClose
      • USBAdapterBoardInfo
      • USBAdapterSetPins
      • USBAdapterResetPins
      • USBAdapterSetInput
      • USBAdapterSetOutput
      • USBAdapterSetOpenDrain
      • USBAdapterReadGPIO
      • USBAdapterGetErrorString
      • USBAdapterSetReadBufferSize
      • USBAdapterInitI2C
      • USBAdapterInitTimeConfig
      • USBAdapterInitADC
      • USBAdapterInitPWM
      • USBAdapterInitCNT
      • USBAdapterInitUART
      • USBAdapterReadI2C
      • USBAdapterReadSlaveI2C
      • USBAdapterReadADC
      • USBAdapterReadUART
      • USBAdapterWriteI2C
      • USBAdapterWriteSlaveI2C
      • USBAdapterWriteUART
      • USBAdapterSetPWMPulse
      • USBAdapterSetPWMPeriod
      • USBAdapterStartPWM
      • USBAdapterStopPWM
      • USBAdapterSetCounter
      • USBAdapterStartCounter
      • USBAdapterGetCounter
      • USBAdapterStopCounter
    • Comparison operators (<, >, <=, >=) are now working properly for strings.
    • Sort function has been implemented to sort array elements.
    • XslTransform function has been implemented to processes the XML node and its children using the supplied XSL Transformations (XSLT) style sheet and returns the resulting transformation
    • PrepareTrapPdu utility function has been implemented to able to send SNMP traps encoded in XML via NXMP protocol.
    • FindOneOf string processing function has been implemented.
    • MakeReverse string processing function has been implemented.
    • SpanIncluding string processing function has been implemented.
    • SpanExcluding string processing function has been implemented.
    • Base64 encoding/decoding functions have been implemented.
    • Bit helper functions (SetBit, IsBitSet, ClearBit, ToggleBit) now support both byte and integer data types.

    Trap Simulator

    • The main application is now properly updated when GUI theme has changed.
    • Standard accelerator keys Ctrl-N, Ctrl-O, Ctrl-S are now working properly.
    • The Property window no longer flickers when user selects trap in trap list.
    • The Property window no longer displays properties of non-existent trap when new file is loaded or created.
    • The read-only properties are now grayed out in Properties window.

    LogVision

    • The copy to clipboard functionality of event and syslog list windows has been improved. Now it supports standard CSV format and includes header.
    • The color selector for informational severity level is now working properly in Application Settings window.
    • The event/message handler option “Stop execution” is now working properly.

    TrapVision

    • The copy to clipboard functionality of trap list window has been improved. Now it supports standard CSV format and includes header.
    • The TrapVision now loads NetMechanica.cmf MIB file by default.
    • The trap handler option “Stop execution” is now working properly.
    • The bug in Device ID identification functionality has been fixed.
    • The TrapVision is now capable of receiving and processing XML-encoded SNMP traps via NXMP.

    SNMP User Manager

    • The main application is now properly updated when GUI theme has changed.
    • The Property window no longer flickers when user selects user profile.
    • The Property window no longer displays properties of non-existent profile when new file is loaded or created.
    • The read-only properties are now grayed out in Properties window.

    Smart Agent

    • The SNMP BER encoding of 32-bit unsigned integer has been fixed.

    LogViewer

    • The HTML export functionality now preserves colors.
    • The content of notifications list window(s) can now be exported to CSV file.

    MIB Manager

    • REFERENCE attribute is now properly parsed and saved to CMF for OBJECT-TYPE and OBJECT-GROUP.

    Parameter Editor

    • The Property window no longer flickers when user selects parameter in parameters tree.
    • The read-only properties are now grayed out in Properties window.

    Launchpad Anywhere

    • The upload of a file now works properly if the old version of the target file does exist in FTP cache folder.

    FlowVision (successor of NetFlow Trace Tool)

    • The application no longer crashes on NetFlow v5.

    Reporting Issues

    Found a bug? Please submit a bug to the NetDecision bug database.

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