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17 Posts authored by: michal.hrncirik

With this release we have substantially improved the integration between IPAM and UDT making it much easier to find and fix IP conflicts


With the new releases of IPAM v4.3 you can now find and fix IP conflicts in two clicks using these new capabilities:

 

IP Conflict Detection Resource

  • Detects IP address conflicts and organizes them by subnet
  • Provides troubleshooting details                                          

IP Conflict Troubleshooting Resource

  • Provides deeper troubleshooting information on ports, users, and wireless (using UDT integration)
  • Provides recommendations for how to resolve the IP address conflicts
  • Ability to remotely quarantine a device by shutting down a port (using UDT integration)

 

Download is on your customer portal or as eval for those who want to try & see. More details and demo in this post.

 

This beta is focused on tighter integration between UDT and IPAM and inconvenient IP address conflicts. Who was first connected to IP, what are conflicting device, what's the segment of the network where it happening? Typical question you have to quickly understand in order to run a troubleshooting and fix steps.

IPAM and UDT combo can help you to understand this fundamentals faster in current Beta.

 

IPAM gives you history of MAC to IP address connection and it detects IP Address conflicts, where UDT can detect WiFi SSID, port, device and Active Directory user name which should be enough to make a right decision who is conflicting end-point and minimize end-point down time.

 

small preview:

 

For more information, please read our beta thread:IPAM 4.3 and UDT 3.2 Beta available for download!

 

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SolarWinds is pleased to announce IP Address Manager (IPAM) v4.2 was released today.

 

In its greatest and latest version you may find following new features and improvements:


1) Automatic IPv4 subnet discovery.

  • No more obsolete information from spreadsheet during import, IPAM scans routing tables and gets your real list of subnets
  • Automatic detection of default gateways speeds up your discovery process
  • New interactive wizard which will help you organising new subnets from network discovery
  • Uses read only & SNMP protocol - supports almost all L3 network devices.

 

2) Automated MAC -> HW Vendor translation

  • Need monthly audit reports? IPAM resolve MAC to Vendor Icon and name automatically.
  • Contains over 4500 vendors in up-to date internal database (doesn't need internet connectivity to resolve MAC)
  • Looking for a specific device? Search for specific vendor name and IPAM shows you a list of assigned IP addresses

 

3) Improvements in DHCP and DNS management

  • Speed-up your daily routine tasks - PTR records are created automatically with A or AAAA records on your DNS servers, no space for typos and mistakes.
  • Problems with server availability? New DNS Mismatch UI that scans your DNS servers and shows you where you have mismatch in forward and revers DNS records
  • Running DHCP in split-scope scenarios on multiple servers and want to see top utilised scopes before you run out of free IPs? New UI will tell you where you need to reclaim old IP addresses or re-size your DHCP scope


4) IPAM is now fully IPv6 compatible

  • Did you deploy IPv6 networks and devices but you don't have up-to date network map of IPv6 addresses? IPAM has now IPv6 IP Address discovery. It scans routers and their NDS tables for all IPv6 traffic and automatically assign discovered IP Addresses into your IPv6 subnets. You can run it every week or month and keep IPAM updated
  • Would you like to see IP address status history, when it went offline or if it uses same MAC address? IPAM now uses ICMP v6 protocol for scanning IP address status and also track MAC addresses in a history list.

 

You can read more details about its content in this post:IP Address Manager (IPAM) - Updated May 5, 2017and in product release notes:IPAM v4.2 Release Notes

 

This version is already waiting for download on customer portal.

I'm very excited to announce General Availability of VNQM 4.2 with native support for Avaya (Red) communication managers and call quality monitoring and troubleshooting. This version of VNQM brings most wanted features by VoIP pros who were looking for a software for Avaya real call quality troubleshooting. Features, which may sound as a fundamental functionality but existing solutions on the market simply didn't have them.

 

Here is the short list of what's included in VNQM 4.2:

 

  • Support for Avaya VoIP call troubleshooting and monitoring
    • CDR and CQR monitoring of 1:1 and conference VoIP calls
    • MOS, Jitter, Latency, and end-point quality metrics information
    • Visualization of call signaling
    • Automatic region recognition and call grouping
    • Call manager failed calls and calls quality statistics
    • Avaya Gateway detection during call signaling phase
    • Reporting and alerting for Avaya VoIP CDR/CQR metrics
  • Call Manager phone registration resource with full text search and other new features
  • Support for Cisco Call Manager v10.x


You can see more insights in product blog post: VNQM 4.2 GA - Avaya CDR support available for download!

Release notes with bugs & fixes are ready here: VNQM v4.2 Release Notes

 

This version is already waiting for download on customer portal.

Are you awaiting new features we've been working on for IPAM 4.2? then I have a great news for you. Our IPAM 4.2 Release Candidate 1 is here and it's literally packed with new functionality. Here comes a quick overview on what's new:

 

1) Automatic IPv4 subnet discovery.

  • No more obsolete information from spreadsheet during import, IPAM scans routing tables and gets your real list of subnets
  • Automatic detection of default gateways speeds up your discovery process
  • New interactive wizard which will help you organising new subnets from network discovery
  • Uses read only & SNMP protocol - supports almost all L3 network devices.

2) Automated MAC -> HW Vendor translation

  • Need monthly audit reports? IPAM resolve MAC to Vendor Icon and name automatically.
  • Contains over 4500 vendors in up-to date internal database (doesn't need internet connectivity to resolve MAC)
  • Looking for a specific device? Search for specific vendor name and IPAM shows you a list of assigned IP addresses

3) Improvements in DHCP and DNS management

  • Speed-up your daily routine tasks - PTR records are created automatically with A or AAAA records on your DNS servers, no space for typos and mistakes.
  • Problems with server availability? New DNS Mismatch UI that scans your DNS servers and shows you where you have mismatch in forward and revers DNS records
  • Running DHCP in split-scope scenarios on multiple servers and want to see top utilised scopes before you run out of free IPs? New UI will tell you where you need to reclaim old IP addresses or re-size your DHCP scope

4) IPAM is now fully IPv6 compatible

  • Did you deploy IPv6 networks and devices but you don't have up-to date network map of IPv6 addresses? IPAM has now IPv6 IP Address discovery. It scans routers and their NDS tables for all IPv6 traffic and automatically assign discovered IP Addresses into your IPv6 subnets. You can run it every week or month and keep IPAM updated
  • Would you like to see IP address status history, when it went offline or if it uses same MAC address? IPAM now uses ICMP v6 protocol for scanning IP address status and also track MAC addresses in a history list.

 

Can't wait to see that live on your environment? If you under IPAM active maintenance go to your customer portal and download RC version. It's fully supported and you can install that as an update on your production systems.

 

You can also help us answer two questions about IPAM and get direct download links from HERE.

I'm very excited to announce we have Release Candidate 1 of VNQM 4.2 with native support for Avaya call managers and gateways and call quality monitoring and troubleshooting. Here is the short list of features:

 

  • Support for Avaya VoIP call troubleshooting and monitoring
    • CDR and CQR monitoring of 1:1 and conference VoIP calls
    • MOS, Jitter, Latency, and end-point information
    • Visualization of call signaling
    • Call manager failed call and call quality statistics
    • Avaya Gateway detection and call success rate monitoring
    • Reporting and alerting for Avaya VoIP statistics

 

  • Faster search of CDR and CQE records
  • Call Manager phone registration resource with full text search and other new features
  • Export to spreadsheet directly from search detail page


We are very interested to see this version up and running on your environment - production. And our Support or Engineering teams may help you if needed. For more information about how to get the download click here.


You may find AdminGuide in attachment of this post and start at page 64 which is related to Avaya installation.

Lot of new features coming with IPAM 4.2 Beta 1!

 

1) DNS record mismatch detection

 

2) Automatic PTR record creation when you add A records: - http://thwack.solarwinds.com/ideas/2995

 

3) IPv6 active polling

 

4) MAC vendor identification - http://thwack.solarwinds.com/ideas/1366

 

 

We are very interested in your feedback and everybody who is under IPAM active maintenance can simply test IPAM 4.2 beta. You just need to agree with our beta terms and conditions and I'll send you the link asap.

 

Please, DO NOT install beta version on production neither update your existing IPAM machine.

We just released Beta 3 of our SolarWinds VNQM for Avaya VoIP monitoring. This build mainly fixes issues we have found thanks to your previous co-operation on beta. Here comes the full list:

 

New Features:

  1. 1) MOS score
  2. 2) Latency for each call

Fixes:

  1. 1) Avaya CLI - different characters in prompt
  2. 2) Avaya Date Formatting (DDMM vs. MMDD)
  3. 3) Handle RTCP sender reports
  4. 4) Date handling (start-date v. start-date(4d))
  5. 5) Handling of missing fields for investigation in logs
  6. 6) “xterm” on CLI challenge
  7. 7) IP Address parsing
  8. 8) CDR Listener

 

If you want to participate in beta, you should own VNQM and be under active maintenance. Then you need to simply agree with this beta agreement: SolarWinds VoIP & Network Quality Manager 4.2 Beta Participation Survey and I'll send you download link. All previous Beta subscribers will receive email with download links from me automatically.

 

How to add Avaya call manager? Click on "Add new call manager" button on IPSLA Summary page and our wizard will take you through the process.

 

Adding draft of Avaya admin guide - how to start: http://downloads.solarwinds.com/solarwinds/Release/PreRelease14/Beta/VNQM4.2Beta1/VNQM4.2Beta1Guide.


Your feedback is important, share it with us on Beta Forum

SolarWinds is pleased to announce that latest and greatest version of IP Address Manager (IPAM) 4.1 has been recently released.

 

Here is the list of major improvements and new functionality:

 

ISC DHCP server management

  • A new re-designed DHCP management UI that helps to manage multiple methods of organizing IPs across Windows, CISCO and ISC DHCP vendors
  • Management of ISC DHCP subnet options, ranges and pools (New to ISC)
  • Monitoring of ISC shared network containers and their subnet utilization
  • Monitoring of ISC DHCP IP address static assignments within groups

Support for more DHCP options

  • Monitor and manage over 180 (RFC 2132) DHCP options on Cisco, Microsoft and ISC DHCP servers
  • New UI for DHCP options management with data type validator and text translation of numeric value of each option (you don't have look into RFC)
  • Automatic detection of supported/unsupported options per DHCP vendor
  • Both-way sync between IPAM and DHCP server.

 

You can read more details in this post: Announcing IP Address Manager 4.1 General Availability!

IPAM v4.1 Release Notes

 

This version is already waiting for download on customer portal.

We are proud to announce the General Availability of Orion NPM 10.6.  Below you will find a set of the major features with this new release. 


  • New reporting with new canned reports
  • New Top XX Canned Reports
  • UnDP (custom pollers) on Maps
  • Improved BigIP F5 Interface Polling Support
  • Add filtering capabilities to Custom Chart
  • World Map
  • Un-manage/maintenance window improvements
  • Traps / Syslog rule improvements
  • DB manager improvements
  • Charting: Fixing the label issue

 

You can download the new release from your customer portal.

Also, please find the release notes here

 

Read all about the fantastic features included in Orion NPM 10.6 here: Introducing the new "Worldwide Map" resource or here:The New-and-Improved Report Writer- now with Electrolytes!

If you are specifically interested in how to use new reporting you may find this video useful.

 

We are listening so you may see things from Feature Request forum like:

http://thwack.solarwinds.com/ideas/1139

Report Writer Search Feature | thwack

More Export options | thwack

UnDP Status on Map Icons | thwack

Custom Report with Graph or Chart , FEATURE REQUEST - Scheduled Chart and Graph type reports

All,

 

Today I am very pleased to announce the General Availability of VoIP and Network Quality Manager v4.1. The most noticeable features and enhancements of v4.1 include:

 

  • Cisco MGCP Gateway PRI Trunk Utilization Monitoring
  • Detailed Voice & Data Distribution UI
  • Per Trunk Utilization Charts
  • Historical VoIP & Data utilization Statistics for Cisco Gateways
  • Completely New Gateway Detail View Page that contains:
    • Top call quality issues for each gateway
    • List of all failed calls related to a gateway
    • Current percent utilization for each interface
  • Adoption of Subviews From Core and NPM VoIP Subview Integration.
  • New Gateway Wizard That Leads Users Through The Process Of Adding a Gateway


You can see more insights in this blog post. Feel free to download the latest version from your customer portal if you are VNQM user under active maintenance or from SolarWinds.com pages if you would like to get full 30-days trial version (release notes).


We would also like to get your opinion on MS Lync in your VoIP environment in this short survey.


New IP Address Manager 4.0 just has arrived. The upgrade is available for free for all IPAM customers under active maintenance and can be downloaded from the SolarWinds customer portal.

 

The 4.0 comes with following list of new features and improvements:

  • Support for BIND DNS management and monitoring
    • Create, edit, delete DNS zones and DNS records for BIND DNS v8.x and v9.x (A, AAAA, MX, PTR, CNAME)
    • Monitor BIND DNS service status
    • Monitor BIND DNS zone status
  • Active IP Address conflict detection in both static and DHCP environments.
  • Integration of IPAM with our UDT product via subviews
    • See Port and User information on the same page as IP address Host or DNS assignment history
    • Shutdown port remotely in case of IP address conflict (UDT functionality)
  • New Icon pack for IP addresses, DNS zones and DHCP scopes.

 

You can read more information here

Today I am very pleased to announce the General Availability of Network Performance Monitor 10.5. The most noticeable features and enhancements include:


  • Routing information including alerting for major routing protocols (RIP, OSPF, BGP)
    • View and search in routing tables.
    • See changes in default routes and flapping routes
    • View router topology and neighbor statuses
  • New Interface filtering UI to import discovery results:
    • Exclude virtual interfaces and access ports, or specific interface type
    • Select interfaces based on pattern matching including Regex formulas
    • The new preview UI for final selection of imported interfaces
  • Multicast traffic information monitoring and alerting, including topology information.
    • Automatic detection of multicast protocol and multicast group import into NPM
    • Display multicast information, route information, and device information in a single unified view
    • View multicast topology using upstream and downstream device list information
    • Generate intelligent alerts based on multicast errors
  • Interface Auditing
    • View user actions related to interface monitoring in NPM


You can download new version from your customer portal

 

I would like to announce availability of IP Address Manager (IPAM) 3.1.1. This is a service release and it fixes reported issues and problems.

But it also adds one very widely requested feature - integration with our UDT product. If you are interested what port is used by your IP address or who (what account) is currently using it then IPAM is a right place where you can see all this information together.

 

You can see this integration on the IP Address Management Tab and see following new colums there:

  • UDT port
  • Currently connected user(s)
  • Connected switch ID (IP or link to node)

 

IPAM 3.1.1 also adds full support for Windows 2012 Server and Windows 8 (evaluation only) which means that IPAM can also manage and monitor Windows 2012 DHCP & DNS services

 

Our team also added a small UI improvement so now you can see related subnets, IP Address exclusions or split scopes for each DHCP scope.

Besides what's above, there is a list of issues and bugs that were fixed. You may see full list on IPAM release notes page.

 

You may download this version from your customer portal and directly upgrade your current IPAM 3.1 instance.

I'm happy to announce availability IP address manager 3.1

 

You can download latest version from customer portal.

 

The major improvements of 3.1 version are:

 

  • Microsoft DNS service & zones management
    • Users may create, modify or delete DNS zones and DNS records
  • Complete split scope functionality for Microsoft® and Cisco® DHCP servers
    • Brand new UI helps users to quickly define split scope for high availability or load balancing scenario
  • Cisco DHCP management
    • Management of DHCP scopes and IP address reservations
  • DHCP management support for Cisco ASA devices
  • UI improvements
    • Users may see related subnets, IP address exclusion or split scopes for each DHCP scope.

 

You can see all details in IPAM release notes.

 

There is also short blog post that summarizing all new IPAM functionality

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