As Brandon eluded to in his Orion NPM vNext Sign Up for Beta & – Tell us what you think on the feature Multi-CPU Polling, the next and last iteration of NPM vNext Beta is here!

If you are an NPM customer with active maintenance, I would strongly encourage you to sign-up here for the Beta 3. As you know, the more and the earlier we get feedback, the more tweaks and changes we can incorporate into the product, plus you get to play with the new stuff early

So, what new stuff do we have in Beta 3?

  • Juniper router native support – Memory and CPU (JUNOS & SCREENOS)
  • Juniper SSG/ISG sub-interfaces support (SCREENOS)
  • Procurve 420 support – more out of the box Wireless support
  • Interface availability reports and views
  • Dependency Improvements (Interfaces can now be placed in a Group that is a child in a dependency and will mark themselves as unreachable if their parent is down and they themselves detect that they should be down.  Prior releases ignored this relationship)

As a reminder, this is what was delivered in the first 2 betas (which is in beta 3 as well, of course)

  • IPv6 Support – ability to poll and monitor IPv6 nodes just like you can today with IPv4
  • SNMPv3 Trap Support – ability for Orion to receive SNMPv3 traps
  • Multi-CPU Polling – the ability to poll and visualize multi-CPU machine in Orion (see below)
  • Windows Server Polling (non SNMP) – since SNMP is not on by default on Windows, this now gives users the option to discover and poll Windows machines using WMI
  • Improved Topology (more accurate ConnectNow) – we are removing the dependency that Network Sonar must be used to gather topology, it will now be a polling job.  Also we have greatly improved the accuracy of L2 topology and added in L3 support.
  • Network Atlas performance improvements – faster loading of maps in the web console

Here are a few snapshots of the new Beta 3 features:

  • Juniper router native support – Memory and CPU
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  • Juniper SSG/ISG sub-interfaces support 
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  • Procurve 420 support – more out of the box Wireless support 
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  • Interface availability reports and views 
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  • Differentiated retention settings for the wireless portion of the database

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