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  • Home / Archive / NetDecision 5.7 (codename: Aurora) has been released print version
    04/01/2016
    NetDecision 5.7 (codename: Aurora) has been released

    NetDecision 5.7 Release Notes

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    • All message placeholders in action handler configuration GUI (email, outlook, sms, smpp, TTS) are now highlighted.
    • You can now hit Ctrl- to select and insert message placeholder in action handler configuration GUI (email, outlook, SMS, SMPP, TTS)
    • The Invoke Web Service handler action now supports HTTP POST request with ability to pass fully customizable user data to server (as JSON array)
    • The About window is now capable of checking and downloading software updates via brand new Software Update Wizard.
    • All NetDecision applications that support remote administration now validate the admin port specified by user in Remoting configuration window. There is also handy infotip to inform the user about all reserved ports used by other NetDecision applications.
    • The NetDecision now properly sets application-specific initial folder for all applications and file types when you do File->Open or File->Save
    • The USM Profiles folder is now automatically created by installer in application folder
    • The set of configuration files for Windows Host SNMP agent is now installed
    • USM profiles file selector now opens C:\ProgramData\NetDecision\USM Profiles\ folder by default
    • The Downloads folder is now automatically created by installer in application folder
    • The grid item that is used to display severity of the event has been unified across all NetDecision applications
    • The set of default severity colors have been unified across all NetDecision applications
    • The password visibility option has been implemented where applicable (you can now click on eye icon on the right to see the entered password)

    Performance Vision

    • The web interface now supports localization (user-customizable via xml file). The system now comes with built-in English and Russian localizations.
    • Performance Vision Server can now be restarted by NetDecision Service Manager if Keep Alive option is enabled.
    • The Keep Alive Mode is now enabled by default for Performance Vision Server.
    • The standard keyboard accelerators Enter and Esc keys are now working properly in Value Handlers Configuration window.
    • The tabbing order is now working properly in Value Handlers Configuration window.
    • The bug that caused the application to crash which is related to incorrect handling of sysObjectID value received from remote SNMP device/agents that do not implement it has been fixed.
    • In web view values on Y-axis are now displayed properly when all data point values are the same.
    • The bug that caused Performance Vision Server to crash after the error handler action was changed has been fixed.

    Smart Agent

    • The Smart Agent is now fully supports Augmented Tables and Tables with External Index. Augmented Table comes into a picture when there is one-to-one dependency between rows of one table and rows in another table. In other words the indexes for both tables are now in sync.
    • The Smart Agent now supports importing SNMP walk data from CSV file.
    • Several bugs have been fixed in Create Table Row algorithm
    • The Smart Agent is now capable of extracting values for missing table indexes directly from the OID when data was imported from snmp walk dump.
    • NET-SNMP walk file format validation has been improved.
    • COUNTER64 encoding bug has been fixed.
    • The status bar pane that displays network address and port is no longer truncated
    • Negative range can now be configured for RANDOM signed integers
    • The value generation type is now properly applied when changed by user in runtime.
    • The Smart Agent now validates the port used for remote administration. There is also handy infotip to inform the user about all reserved ports used by other NetDecision applications.
    • The tabbing order is now working properly in Smart Agent Configuration window
    • The standard keyboard accelerators Enter and Esc keys are now working properly in Smart Agent Configuration window.

    MIB Manager

    • The SMI parsing engine has been completely reengineered. It is now pretty stable and fully unified.
    • This version of compiler improves SMI parsing speed significantly. The SMI parsing accuracy in MIB Manager is best on the market.
    • The set of precompiled MIB definitions has been extended to support thousands and thousands of vendor specific MIB files (even if they have some SMI errors – missed definitions). The compiler has been tested on most of standard IEEE, IANA and RFC MIB files as well as Cisco, Juniper, Alcatel, Zyxel, Huawei, HP, 3Com, Blankom, Motorola, Ubiquiti Networks, Fujitsu, NEC and may others vendor specific MIB files.
    • The MIB Compiler now fully supports Augmented Tables (AUGMENTS clause)
    • Several bugs related to size parsing have been fixed
    • The compiler is now capable of detecting duplicate MIB objects that share the same OID but have different names

    Network Manager

    • The new option “Clear unacknowledged events” has been added to be able to disable ability to clear unacknowledged events
    • The event model is now ITU X.733 (RFC3877) compliant. Each event now has AlarmType and ProbableCause fields.
    • The powerful event deduplication algorithm has been implemented. Configure corresponding set of options in Event Handlers in order to use it. The modify time and count fields have been added to each SNMP notification to trace all modifications when deduplication mode is enabled.
    • The user is now capable of de-acknowledging events
    • Ack/UnAck are now fully inline. You can now simply toggle the corresponding checkbox to ack/unack target event.
    • Automatic acknowledge option is now supported in Event Handler
    • The SNMP notifications are now displayed in proper order after loading
    • The order and titles of fields/columns in SNMP Notifications grid window and Details window are now the same
    • All user actions are now audited. The audit data is stored in application log
    • The SNMP Notifications List visualization has been significantly improved.
    • The bug that caused the application to crash which is related to incorrect handling of sysObjectID value received from remote SNMP device/agents that do not implement it has been fixed
    • The bug when the user was able to acknowledge events which were previously acknowledged has been fixed
    • The bug when assigned trouble shooting information is not displayed after topology reload has been fixed
    • The Quick Reports window now uses Bar chart instead of pie chart to display stats
    • The list of notifications in Element Notifications window is now populated almost instantly for selected managed object
    • The bug when dark and white GUI themes selector was upside down has been fixed
    • The standard keyboard accelerators Enter and Esc keys are now working properly in Trap Handlers Configuration window.
    • The tabbing order is now working properly in Trap Handlers Configuration window
    • The .tpl file format has been optimized. The file size has been reduced. The file format is fully backwards compatible.

    LogVision

    • The powerful event deduplication algorithm has been implemented. Configure corresponding set of options in Message Handlers in order to use it. The modify time and count fields have been added to each message to trace all modifications when deduplication mode is enabled
    • The user is now capable of de-acknowledging events
    • Ack/UnAck are now fully inline. You can now simply toggle the corresponding checkbox to ack/unack target event.
    • The events and syslog messages are now displayed in proper order after loading
    • The loading performance has been improved.
    • The order and titles of fields/columns in events grid window and Details window are now the same
    • The bug in Export to CSV procedure has been fixed.
    • Several bugs in Web view/reports have been fixed.
    • Export to CSV now exports data for visible columns only following exact columns order
    • The standard keyboard accelerators Enter and Esc keys are now working properly in Message/Event Handlers Configuration window
    • The tabbing order is now working properly in Message/Event Handlers Configuration window
    • The .lvl and LogVision.cfg file formats have been optimized. The file size has been reduced. The file format is fully backwards compatible.

    TrapVision

    • The user is now capable of de-acknowledging events
    • Ack/UnAck are now fully inline. You can now simply toggle the corresponding checkbox to ack/unack target event.
    • The TrapVision is now capable of passing Device-ID and Tag parameters to handler script. These parameters can also be used as placeholders to define message templates in email, sms and other corresponding actions
    • The trap processing performance has been significantly increased up to 60000 traps per minute
    • The max number of script handling threads is now limited to prevent Out of memory issues. If the max number of threads is reached the action task is put in run queue for further processing
    • The modify time field has been added to each SNMP trap to trace all modifications when deduplication mode is enabled
    • The Trap List visualization has been significantly improved.
    • The bug in Export to CSV procedure has been fixed.
    • Several bugs in Web view/reports have been fixed.
    • Export to CSV now exports data for visible columns only following exact columns order
    • The SNMP notifications are now displayed in proper order after loading
    • The loading performance has been improved.
    • The order and titles of fields/columns in SNMP Notifications grid window and Details window are now the same
    • The Quick Reports window now uses Bar chart to display stats
    • The standard keyboard accelerators Enter and Esc keys are now working properly in Trap Handlers Configuration window.
    • The tabbing order is now working properly in Trap Handlers Configuration window
    • The .tvl and TrapVision.cfg file formats have been optimized. The file size has been reduced. The file format is fully backwards compatible.

    LaunchPad

    • Remote log retrieval performance has been improved

    LogViewer

    • Now stats get updated on delete/clear
    • The log list visualization has been significantly improved

    MFT Server

    • URL that contains UTF-8 characters is now properly decoded. The web server now supports non-ASCII file names.

    Scripting

    • The SendTrapV2 function has been implemented to send out traps in TRAPv2 format
    • The SendInform function has been implemented to send out SNMP INFORMs
    • The SendTrap function has been extended. You can now specify SNMP version (SNMPv1 or SNMPv2) and community string to be used.
    • SendTrap, SendTrapV2, SendInform functions now fully support SNMPv3
    • Fixed Unicode bugs in Event log plugin functions
    • The GetNetDecisionSystemDir function now supports ND_USM_PROFILES_DIR
    • The GetNetDecisionSystemDir function now supports ND_DOWNLOADS_DIR
    • Fixed some bugs in AppendString function if max file size limit is set
    • CreateBarChart function now works properly when all data point values are negative
    • Now the Y-axis values on SVG chart generated by CreateLineChart function are displayed properly when all data point values are the same

    Reporting Issues

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

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