With NPM 11.0 just barely in our rear-view mirror, it is our great pleasure to announce NPM 11.5 has reached RC2 status. NPM 11.5 RC2 delivers on a ton of feature requests driven by the Thwack community, in addition to...
WEB BASED ALERTING!
One look at the new "Manage Alerts" grid tells you this isn't just a port of the old Advanced Alert Manager to the web:
We could spend an entire post on the goodness of the new Alerting Engine- so in fact we did. If you would like to dive deeper into some of the new functionality, check out this: What We're Working On: New Alerting Engine
Wireless Heatmaps - with client location tracking
NPM can now display where your wireless clients are on your heatmaps. When client location is enabled, NPM periodically polls the wireless infrastructure for client signal information. NPM then uses triangulation and other techniques to determine where that client is on your floor plan and displays it right in your NPM web console. As time goes by, NPM periodically polls your wireless infrastructure, recalculates location, and updates the client locations on your maps.
WIRELESS VENDOR SUPPORT
Speaking of wireless, 11.5 RC also includes pollers for Aerohive, Aruba Instant AP, and Juniper/Trapeze. Check out the Manage Pollers page to apply them.
Capacity Planning / Forecasting
NPM can now report and proactively alert on the number of days before a problem occurs. This applies to CPU / Memory / Volume / Interface
AUTOMATIC GEOLOCATION ON WORLDWIDE MAPS
Based on SNMP Location field, the Worldwide Maps resource will automatically place and aggregate nodes. We included new "zoom-level" aggregation logic as well.
Independent Hardware Sensor Management
Hardware sensors can be independently managed, thresholds set, or forced up. Cisco hardware MIBs are now selectable on a per-device basis
QoE Application Discovery
QoE now automatically discovers applications on defined sensors. This streamlines deployment and setup process greatly.
NPM 11.5 RC2 is available for customers under active maintenance via their Customer Portal
We'd love to hear you feedback on the new features- please let us know what you think below!