Will NCM be able to support user groups?
This question was previously asked and we were told "this is on our roadmap for our next major version release"
I still can not deploy NCM to local "field" engineers because there is no capability to limit device views to specific groups of AD authenticated users.
What is new in the RC? We're likely interested in checking it out, but I'll need to make sure our network geeks know what to go play with. 🙂
Hi Damien - pretty much everything we were working on made it in to the RC. Here is an overview:
the improved policy reporter sounds interesting, what kind of improved inventory reports are you talking about?
will be possible natively (that report is the only useful report we use from NCM).
Looking forward to the GA release (we dont do the RCs in production environment)!
PS: can you tell if the GA-release is planned together with APM4?
Hi Questionario - the inventory reports improvements are mainly around the web UI and performance. We didn't actually add any new reports in this RC. We do have a Cisco inventory report with serial numbers in the product though - what were you needing in the report that you sent?
There's no intentional syncing between APM and NCM GA dates. We just started our RC with NCM.
I tried the built-in serial report in NCM which is practically useless unless you put a lot of work in it everytime you export it into excel, it lists items that don't even have a serial.
The report I linked I would guess is what everybody would be looking for, perfect to send on which items you need a smartnet contract or something similar for. it lists basically everything you can exchange in your hardware.
I would also like to note that the way NCM presents reports on the web look nice but are not too practical for most larger reports, there should be an option to show the whole report like it does in NPM.
Hi Questionario - thanks for the input. I'll enter this in our tracking system as something we should incorporate into a release. Makes sense!
Support for HP "A" series switches
Also a filter option on import jobs from NPM so we can be selective in wha goes into NCM. For example we have to moinitor APC UPS used with all of the routers but the import job pulls them into NCM so i have to create filters on the backups jobs to keep them from appearing as errors in the logs
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