6 Replies Latest reply on Mar 23, 2010 7:45 AM by Ciag

    NCM / NPM Integration

    SLXer

      With these two products moving closer together I haven't seen any mention of integrating the events. ie. Jobs completed etc.

        • Re: NCM / NPM Integration
          chris.lapoint

          Glad you asked.   I've listed below how we view our priorities as it relates to integration.   Please feel free to chime in if you'd like vote to prioritize differently.

          1. Node management - ability for NCM nodes to be managed from Orion website "Manage Nodes" interface

          2. Job management - ability to manage NCM jobs from within Orion website

          3. Reporting - ability to leverage Report Writer on NCM database

          4. Policy management - ability to manage NCM policy reports, policies, rules from within Orion website

          5. User management / authentication - ability to directly leverage NPM users for authentication rather than linking to NCM users in Orion website

          Thanks,

            • Re: NCM / NPM Integration
              jeff.stewart

              I like the list, what are the thoughts about making NCM a module of NPM?  Option to buy in either a module or stand alone application?

                • Re: NCM / NPM Integration
                  chris.lapoint

                  Right,  the NCM integration module that's currently available is intended as a step in that general direction.   The next step is to allow the NCM integration module to ship with the just the pieces of Orion "Core" it needs (e.g. website, syslog, traps, alerts, report writer, etc.) without requiring the customer to buy NPM.   Then, you'd be able to install NCM on top of the "Core" of Orion for standalone or both NPM and NCM together for integration.

                    • Re: NCM / NPM Integration
                      cdh

                      Chris - are these features anticipated to all be available in the next major release, or are we looking at these being available over a series of incremental feature releases?

                        • Re: NCM / NPM Integration
                          christineb

                          It's a pretty extensive list, so honestly, I don't think they will all make it into the next major release. We have a number of items on the road map right now, so please do chime in with your preferences on prioritization or any other features you think should be on the list. Once we have 6.0 out the door we'll begin sketching out features for the next release, so now is definitely the time to let us know your two cents.  Fwiw, in case you're wondering why we're always a bit vague about road map stuff - Denny wrote a nice blog post about itFear and Loathing of Roadmaps: Why your PM won’t give you a date

                          Christine

                    • Re: NCM / NPM Integration
                      Ciag

                      5. User management / authentication - ability to directly leverage NPM users for authentication rather than linking to NCM users in Orion website

                       

                      I'm probably getting a little off topic here with this, but if NPM user accounts were to be used instead of linking with NCM would it continue to be a static password encrypted in the DB locally?

                      Or is there gonna be any move in the direction towards integrating NPM with a password management system like radius or tacacs or something?