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  • WebNMS Framework 5.2 :: Release Notes

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    Table of Contents

    RELEASE NOTES - INTRODUCTION ...................................................................... 2

    WEBNMS FRAMEWORK 5.2 .................................................................................... 3

    Release Notes for WebNMS Framework 5.2 ..................................................................... 3

    Service Packs .................................................................................................................... 4

    WebNMS Framework 5.2 - Service Pack 1 ..................................................................................... 4

    WEBNMS FRAMEWORK 5.0 .................................................................................... 7

    Release Notes for WebNMS Framework 5.0 ..................................................................... 7

    Service Packs .................................................................................................................. 16

    WebNMS Framework 5.0 - Service Pack 1 ................................................................................... 16

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    Release Notes - Introduction This document is prepared to help the reader who looks for the specific information such as the New features in the current release, and the enhancements done over earlier releases.

    • WebNMS Framework 5.2 Release Notes : It explains the new feature of release WebNMS Framework 5.2

    • Service Pack 1 Release Notes : It explains the new features and enhancements made in SP1.

    • WebNMS Framework 5.0 Release Notes : It explains the new features and enhancements of release WebNMS Framework 5.0

    • Service Pack 1 Release Notes : It explains the new features, changes and bug fixes made in SP1.

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    WebNMS Framework 5.2

    Release Notes for WebNMS Framework 5.2

    In WebNMS Framework 5.2, PostgreSQL has been bundled as the default database. The database version supported in WebNMS Framework 5.2 is PostgreSQL 9.0.1. The release comprises of the following:

    • The new features and enhancements of release WebNMS Framework 5.0. Refer the WebNMS Framework 5.0 Release Notes for more details.

    • The new features, changes and bug fixes made in WebNMS 5.0 SP1. Refer the Service Pack 1 Release Notes for more details.

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    Service Packs

    WebNMS Framework 5.2 - Service Pack 1

    • Release Highlights

    1. Framework Services

    2. Java Client Framework

    3. HTML Client Framework

    4. Maps

    5. Fault Management

    6. Performance Management

    7. Configuration Management

    8. Eclipse

    Release Highlights Enhancements

    • The web client user interface has been completely redesigned with new aesthetics and layout with focus on usability.

    • Attractive and intuitive map interface introduced in web client with new layouts and easy-to- use map toolbar.

    • NETCONF protocol support added for configuration management.

    • KPI reporting tool introduced with comprehensive reports.

    • JDK support provided for JDK 1.7, and OpenJDK 6 versions.

    • Browsers support provided for IE 9x and Firefox 17x and higher versions.

    • Chrome browser is now officially supported.

    Framework

    Enhancement

    • WebNMS can now be started in a floating Virtual IP in the failover setup.

    Java Client Framework

    Enhancements

    • 3Dimensional and Force directed map layouts introduced in maps. Default implementation available at /default_impl/map_layouts/ folder.

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    • Easy-to-use filter functionality added to the map panel to facilitate map search.

    • Highly intuitive and user-friendly configuration user interface provided for adding/modifying/deleting polling objects, polled data, and thresholds.

    • Enhanced escalation policy interface provided for adding policies with complete details along with action items.

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    Web Client Framework

    Enhancements

    • Web client now supports real-time updates for all managed device information, events, and alarms.

    • Support provided for audio notification with facility to play MP3 / WAV file on receiving an alarm in the fault console.

    • Trouble shooting alarms is made easier with actions such as Ping / TraceRoute the device which is the alarm source.

    • Telnet or SSH directly to the device from the web client to trouble shoot any problems on the device.

    • Tree nodes can now be associated to dashboard for easy viewing of module-wise metrics at a glance.

    • New themes Gainsboro with white/gray combination, and NOC with black background introduced for more attractive user interfaces.

    • Performance graphs and widgets made more attractive with enhanced graphs.

    • Powerful map functionality introduced to perform all map operations from the web client interface. Functions such as re-arranging symbols, grouping, adding symbols and links, etc., can be performed with ease using the web client map toolbar.

    Maps

    Enhancements

    • 3Dimensional and Force directed map layouts introduced in Java client maps. Refer to /default_impl/map_layouts/help/MapLayouts.html for complete details.

    • Maps can now be searched easily with the filter functionality in Java clients.

    • Powerful interactive map interface introduced in web client with new layouts and easy-to-use map toolbar.

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    Fault Management

    Enhancements

    • Send SMS action introduced in fault monitoring, with customization options in the Events Filters and Alert Filters UI.

    • MP3 / WAV files support provided for audio alarm notification.

    • Support introduced for Ping / TraceRoute the device, and Telnet / SSH directly to the device from the web client for effective troubleshooting of alarm source and devices respectively.

    Performance

    Enhancements

    • KPI Reporting Tool introduced, with highly sophisticated KPI graphs and reports.

    • Support provided for storing collected performance values of polleddatas in decimal format.

    • Performance graphs viewing enhanced with attractive graphs.

    Configuration

    Enhancement

    • NETCONF protocol support introduced for configuration management in Java and Web client.

    Eclipse Plugin

    Enhancements

    • Eclipse plugin version 1.3.0 with enhancements and bug fixes has been bundled with this release.

    • Support provided for upgrading the eclipse project created in WebNMS 5.2 to WebNMS 5.2 + SP1.

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    WebNMS Framework 5.0

    Release Notes for WebNMS Framework 5.0

    • Release Highlights

    1. Framework Services 1.1 Database 1.2 Security Service

    2. Java Client Framework

    3. HTML Client Framework

    4. Management Protocol Services

    5. Discovery & Topology

    6. Maps

    7. Fault Management

    8. General

    9. WebNMS Framework Eclipse Plugin for Application Development Environment

    9.1 General Features 9.2 Services

    Release Highlights

    • Hibernate version 3.2.6.ga integrated in Web NMS as persistence framework. Object modelling, connection pool, transaction service, caching etc., are based on Hibernate framework. With Hibernate integration, WebNMS Framework now offers enhanced object modelling, database constraints like foreign key, surrogate key etc., Core WebNMS Framework modules like Topology, Fault Management, Map, Performance Management, and StorageServer use Hibernate persistence.

    • WebNMS Framework uses Tomcat version 5.5.20 as web server instead of Apache. It is used as web container as well as web server, thereby reducing the security vulnerabilities, maintenance effort and product size. In the previous versions of WebNMS Framework, Apache was used as web server and Tomcat was used as web container involving two applications for two services.

    • WebNMS Framework Studio enhanced with support for Eclipse IDE. WebNMS Framework provides a plug-in for Eclipse version 3.3.x, which has WebNMS Framework Studio tools and features integrated.

    • WebNMS Framework monitors the JVM parameters like CPU Utilization, Memory Usage and Thread Counts and Web NMS server parameters like Status Polling rate, Data Collection rate, Trap, Event, Alert Processing Rates. For managing the JVM issues, if the JVM parameters cross the threshold, it is reported to Administrator by mail or other actions. For quick issue resolution WebNMS Framework provides server and database logs in a sleek format.

    • WebNMS Framework introduces Distributed Multi-tier Architecture in Polling Engine to provide scalability and reliability in monitoring Network Elements. This architecture reduces

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