After the release of NCM v7.1 (and service release 7.1.1), here is what the NCM team is working on now, for the future of the product:

  • Continue moving functionality from Win32 client to Web UI
    • Job management (Windows Task Scheduler not used anymore)
    • Config management (edit, delete, set baseline)
    • Possibility to test device login credentials
    • Import config from file
  • Provide End-of-Life/End-of-Support information for managed devices.
  • The execution of Config Change Templates can be scheduled.
  • Change Approval System enhancements
    • Approved requests to be executed at specified date/time
    • Approved requests to be returned to requester for execution
    • Requesters can see a history of what they requested and was approved
    • Approvers can see a history of what they approved
  • Multiple Global Connection Profiles
    • Define multiple connection profiles (device credentials, protocol, port etc.)
    • NCM will try which of the predefined connection profile works for a device (configurable pre device)
  • More native device support
  • Inventory for Brocade devices
  • Support of AES 256-bit encryption for SNMPv3
  • Make downloaded configurations searchable for IP addresses with FTS enabled.
  • Config Change Template Extensions: 'delay' command, string <-> number conversion
  • Security enhancements of the Web UI
  • Support for database encryption using MS SQL TDE.

 

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