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IpMonitor: What We're Working On

Hi everyone – the IpMonitor team is hard at work developing a number of key enhancements:

1. Bandwidth monitors will separate inbound and outbound traffic. This enhancement will provide a more detailed view of bandwidth usage, allowing the ability to test incoming and outgoing data rates.

2. Use Windows credentials for IpMonitor login.  

3. Define customized device types. This will help organize data in reports. 

4. Create a monitor and settings and deploy to a list of servers. This “templatized” deployment will save time and decrease the possibility of errors when deploying the same monitors to multiple devices.

5. Configure reports with non-contiguous times.  Customize timeframes to leave out weekends, evening hours, etc.

6. Enhanced Exchange support - Support for Exchange 2010. 

7. A shiny new printer monitor

8. The ability to sort columns in reporting view

PLEASE NOTE:  We are working on these items based on this priority order, but this is NOT a commitment that all of these enhancements will make the next release. If you have comments or questions on any of these items (e.g. how would it work?) or would like to be included in a preview demo, please let us know!

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Hi Sfletche:

No date yet, but we'll keep you posted. 

--Christine

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Hi.

I really need Exchange 2010 support.

Any date for this?

Is it completly dead now, or can we get some monitoring?

 

Regards

Ronny

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Ronny,

Have you tried using the Exchange 2008 Monitor against your Exchange 2010 server? 

As far as I know, they both use the same WMI classes.

Let me know,

Chris Foley - SolarWinds - Support Specialist
Support:866.530.8040 || Fax:512.857.0125
network management simplified  |  solarwinds.com

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3. Define customized device types. This will help organize data in reports. 



While you are at it please dont forget to introduce custom selection of table summary: Average OR Total. At the moment you cant select this at all and e.g. monitoring power usage of 20 device shows the average as summary while you would need the total of all device but the average per month.

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2 and 4 🐵

 

We also need more file monitoring features. For example we really need to be able to check that a folder has a file in it which is less than 24 hours old.

For example, we need to check that nightly backups are correctly being deposited into a folder.

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Hi Aj119: 

Have you seen this? 

--Christine

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Just to throw my 2 cents in - I've mentioned this elsewhere - I'd really like to see the scan come up with status monitors (up/down) for the interfaces the same way that the bandwidth monitors come up.  If an interface drops, the bandwidth just drops to zero but nothing alarms unless you have manually added all the up/down monitors.  Also, a selectable monitor for tracking interface errors (both in and out) would be cool too.  That's another one I've had to add manually to each interface I need to monitor.

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Just to throw my 2 cents in - I've mentioned this elsewhere - I'd really like to see the scan come up with status monitors (up/down) for the interfaces the same way that the bandwidth monitors come up.

+1.  I've also asked for this one before.  It seems crazy that a network monitoring solution doesn't by default tell you when a network interface goes down.  Almost as crazy as the length of time it takes for these glaring omissions to be rectified, if ever.

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Forgive me if this is addressed elsewhere, but will Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit) be supported in a future release? We are pushing to standardize on R2, but since it is only 64-bit, we are unable to move ipMonitor (based on the current documentation I've seen which states 32-bit only support).

 

Thank you,

Chris

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Hi Chris - this is definitely on the roadmap for IpMonitor. I appreciate your input. 

 

--Christine

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Nice to see that SolarWinds is still working on ipMonitor. Ever since the buyout, I've been concerned they would phase this out to move everyone to Orion NPM/APM

 

Brachus

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Christine,

Great to hear about those upcoming features.  My colleague has opened a support case because we are running 8.5 and planning to upgrade to 10 but he was toald the SOAP interface was removed.  We have heavility integrated ipMonitor with our CMDB (assetr inventory) and run a nightly process to update ipMonitor from this CMB (add/delete/modify monitors based on Asset type , ...).  Is there anything else that can be used (API interface, direct access to backend DB, ...) ?

We would be really left without options if the functionality is gone.  What is your suggestion ?

 

Regards

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Hi GriGri - who told your colleague the SOAP functionality was removed? It's still there.... 

--C

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Here is the email from support,  I can give you the name offline


Thank you for contacting SolarWinds technical support. Unfortunately SOAP is not longer supported in ipMonitor. Version 8.5 is the last time ipMonitor worked with SOAP. Please let me know if this answers your question, and if so I will close your case. If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to let us know.

 

Regards,

SolarWinds Support Team

 

 

 

 

 

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Hi GriGri - please send me a message and let me know so I can make sure they understand where we are with IpM and SOAP. The support rep was right - we don't officially support it, but it's definitely still in there. I'm really sorry about the confusion. 

 

--C

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Sorry Christine, how do I send you a message ? Tried to send you an email but the forum tells me my level of participation is not high enough.  I assume you have access to my email address since you are a sw staff.  Please send me an email.

 

BTW, is there any doc about the "enhancements to the SOAP interface since 8.5 related to the new features (grouping, .. ) ?

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Hi GriGri - one of the other product managers sent me a link to the older documentation on the SOAP interface. I think you have seen this, but just in case here it is. 

http://support.ipmonitor.com/devdocs.aspx

--C

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I sent you an email. 

No, there isn't any doc about the SOAP interface, sorry. It's one of those things that is there but not supported or documented. 

--C

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2. Use Windows credentials for IpMonitor login.  



 

Integration with Active Directory would be an excellent addition to IpMonitor, our company would really appreciate this addition and I would be more than happy to help with testing.

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Thanks Blair - we have this request on the radar. I appreciate the input!

--Christine

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How about enabling the Move button on monitors so we can easily move them without going through the extra step of moving them first to Orphan Objects.

Also, why not pop up the device list when cloning a monitor so we can easily move cloned monitors.

All the code is there already, it's just a matter of mostly removing the constraints of what you allow users to do.

Thanks,

Adrian

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