23 Replies Latest reply on Dec 24, 2014 1:17 PM by choly

    NTA 4.0 FAQ

    jacob_beucler

      The latest and greatest NTA v4.0 FAQ is now here

       

        • Re: NTA 4.0 FAQ
          Deltona

          Hi Jacob,

           

          For those that do not wish to use the 64bit version of NTA that migrates away from Microsoft SQL and uses the Flow Storage Database, what options do they have and how long will they be able to dodge the "new" NTA platform?

          It has been mentioned that the 32bit variant will remain MS SQL based. Does this mean that you will be able to download two variants of NTA or does the single installer package ask you what type of setup you wish to deploy?

          Last but not least, is there an EOL set on the 32bit variant of NTA or will development continue in parallel?

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              fcaron

              Hi Deltona,

              We don't have a date set for when we will stop running on 32 bits, but my guess is that it wil come fairly soon after 4.0.

              As far as the versions running on 32 bits, 3.x and 4.0 (and possibly others after this, again, we don't know yet), they will be supported following our usual process, which means at least one year aftre we announce their end of engineering. E.g., when we will announce 4.0 end of engineering, we will still support 4.0 for at least 1 year.

              So this gives you some time on 32bits platform, but of course no new features and improvements

                • Re: NTA 4.0 FAQ
                  Deltona

                  Hi Francois,

                   

                  Thanks for the swift reply. I think everyone is wondering about one more detail and that is; will the coming version releases of the other Orion modules (NPM 10.7, SAM 6.X, IPAM 3.X etc etc) be backwards compatible with the 32bit version of NTA?

                  Is it too early to tell?

              • Re: NTA 4.0 FAQ
                cejay79

                Does this mean the CBQOS granularity is now set to 1 minute as well, and doesn't aggregate up? Or is that only for Netflow data?

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                    fcaron

                    CBQoS is untouched, this is only for the flow data. CBQoS is SNMP polling based and you can control the polling frequency in NTA Settings / "CBQoS Polling" resource. Default is 300sec but you can change it, in 4.0 or in versions before 4.0

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                    neerajmishra

                    Hi Jacob,

                     

                    We are receiving 687K flows per second so what will be your recommendation for NTA server specs and secondly we have lot of SQL report built for NTA so Is there any integration or export available from Storage Database to SQL?

                      • Re: NTA 4.0 FAQ
                        fcaron

                        687K flows per second: is this peak or averaged across a fairly long period of time?

                         

                        Old custom reports have been archived for you to reference, you will need to rebuild those reports using the new web reporting interface that ships with 4.0. If you are unable to write a similar report with the new web reporting, you can always use the SolarWinds API/SWQL

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                        ecklerwr1

                        Wow this is exciting!

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                          jeremydr

                          when I ran the script I get null in the results field

                          any advice

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                              choly

                              NULL value returned means that you don't have any detailed tables in your DB.

                              1) Make sure you run script against correct DB, in SQL management studio right click your Orion DB in Object Explorer and choose New Query, than paste the script and hit F5.

                              2) You might not have any detailed tables because you:

                                   a) Already migrated to NTA 4.0, the script is only valid for NTA 3.x installations

                                   b) Receiving no flows in past hour

                                   c) having some old remnants of already uninstalled NTA 3.x

                               

                              ecklerwr1Level 1

                              Do you have to run it in SQL management studio?  Shouldn't you be able to run it in report writer as well?

                               

                              Maybe not... seems like it should be able to... I'm trying to run it but it seems to just stick at Querying Database ... forever.

                              Tried inside database manager as well and it didn't work there either got

                              Msg 208, Level 16, State 0, Line 35

                              Invalid object name '##DetailTables'.

                               

                              Re: NTA 4.0 FAQ

                              CholyLevel 1

                              It has to run in SQL Management Studio because neither Report Writer nor SolarWinds Database manager doesn't interpret the query correctly. Thanks for understanding.

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                              neerajmishra

                              If a device is configured to send netflow data then does that device need to be added in NPM as SNMP polled or it can be added as ICMP only for proper functioning of NTA 4?

                              • Re: NTA 4.0 FAQ
                                zackm

                                Is there a solid breakdown of 32-bit versus 64-bit?

                                 

                                The only thing I have seen is that 32-bit users will not have the new DB and granularity improvements.

                                 

                                Can someone confirm exactly what is in the 32-bit version of NTA 4.0 that is not in NTA 3.11?

                                • Re: NTA 4.0 FAQ
                                  foonly

                                  When installing NTA Storage on a separate server, is the .NET install needed?

                                   

                                  I'd like to be able to skip if it I can.

                                    • Re: NTA 4.0 FAQ
                                      choly

                                      Yes, .NET 3.5 and 4.0 installation is needed even for Flow Storage. Flow Storage installer does it automatically in case they are not present on the system (online download, quiet installation).

                                    • Re: NTA 4.0 FAQ
                                      neerajmishra

                                      is there any way to track which app/port has been included in "Remaining traffic"?

                                       

                                      In our network,"Remaining traffic"  is 27% under APPS so how we can know that which port/app traffic has been considered?

                                       

                                      In earlier version of NTA,we used to get the list of ports/app which were considered as "unmonitored traffic".

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                                        johnny ringo

                                        Can you install the Flow Storage Database on a Windows 7 x64 bit OS?  I did not see a mention of a dependancy on Windows Server, but want to make sure.

                                         

                                        Thanks