UPDATE: NPM 12 has landed!
It took longer than usual to build this release but I can honestly say this is our biggest release in years. NPM 12 is almost ready.
NetPath started as something we were fiddling with in the lab. We came up with some really cool tech tidbits like:
At the end of the day, tools should make problems easier to understand and solve. As Network Engineers, we know there will never be a troubleshooting easy button, but our tools should always be aspiring to achieve that goal.Today, NetPath is our very best first attempt to reach toward that goal. Today, NetPath looks like this:
As NetPath strives to make network problems faster and easier to solve, we're super excited to see how it impacts your view of the network and how you solve network problems.
Network Insight for F5 BIG IP provides deep, relationship aware monitoring of your F5 LTMs and GTMs (BIG-IP DNS). We get new metrics like concurrent connections by pool member and health monitor status. Most importantly, we are able to relate a single component to all of the dependent components. Or enumerate all of the components that must be working for a single service to work. www.solarwinds.com is pretty important to us. We want to know fast if there is a problem, and what it is!
The UI for NPM and all other Orion based products has been refreshed. This includes two key changes.
First, we've rebuilt the top menu bar to minimize the space it uses, make navigation easier, and surface important features that are shared across several products, for example alerts and reports.
Second, we've reskinned the rest of the pages. This means colors and styles have been changed, but the function of the page is the same. Your cheese hasn't moved, it's just a different color! (hopefully that's good)
The goal here is a clean UI that makes it easy to focus on things that really need your attention. This overhaul also provides a path to our truly next generation UI, the first of which can be seen in NetPath.
Improved Cisco Switch Stack Monitoring
Cisco switch stacks have a layer of technology beyond a simple fixed switch that allows the stack to act as a single logical entity. This release makes it easy to understand, monitor, alert, and troubleshoot on that layer of technology. NPM can:
- List the member switches, and alert you upon membership changes.
- Identify the master and backup master switches.
- Discover CPU, RAM, and hardware health for each individual member.
- Visualize the stack ring and identify partial failures.
ServiceNow integration, stackable poller scalability improvements, installation optimization, install pre-flight checks, built in upgrade path advisor, AD integration for discovery, auto-import from discoveries, and so much more. We can't wait to show you the rest! In the mean time, what looks most interesting to you?