NetCrunch 8 Releases

Version 8.4.2

(January 16, 2015)

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Minor Release

This is strongly recommended update for all existing customers as it contains over 200 bug fixes and improvements.

New Features and Improvements

  • Improved performance of SNMPv3 monitoring (new optimized SNMP engine).
  • SNMPv2 is now the default setting and program uses bulk requests to lower network footprint.
  • Renewed WMI Tools
  • It is possible now to open node settings or execute tools directly from search results window.
  • Web Page Sensor - extended support for handling different login schemes (support for standard HTTP authentication and custom scripts).
  • It is possible now to export/import view template and use it for new views.
  • Alert & Report Settings - edit or delete user common alert definitions.
  • Improved handling of DNS queries
  • Many other UI improvements and fixes.
  • Overall stability and performance improvements.

Bug Fixes

The following issues have been fixed:

  • critical Windows Event Log monitoring in localized versions now works properly.
  • critical Windows Event Log fixed broken "like" support in queries.
  • critical Fixed problem of re-connecting some engines after server restart (ESX, Netflow).
  • critical Several server deadlocks fixed (causing server to emergency restart).
  • major Fixed memory leak in Administration Console.
  • major Problem with duplicated nodes should be resolved now.
  • major Problem of invalid login to Web Access resolved.
  • minor NetFlow charts were not displayed properly when server and remote console located in different time zones
  • minor Fixed editing alert actions inherited from multiple packs/policies
  • minor Fixed rare invalid assertion error in NetFlow Server
  • minor Fixed and updated trend export wizard (added support for MySQL 5.6)
  • minor Fixed improper message format used for speaking alerts (missing source node address and name)
  • minor Console could run improperly when started shortly after starting the server
  • minor (SysLog) Fixed processing process names of 32 byte length
  • minor Speak alerts action now works properly when "Do not disturb" mode is active.
  • minor Fixed adding multiple SNMP counters
  • minor Print preview window did not work properly in some cases
  • minor Missing pictures in program help fixed

Version 8.3.1

(November 14, 2014)

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Minor Release

New Features and Improvements

  • New mailbox sensor allows monitoring of email mailboxes (SMTP/POP3/IMAP)
  • New FTP/FTPS/SFTP file sensor for remote file and folder monitoring
  • Active Directory discovery can filter only infrastructure devices now
  • Routing map is automatically created after Atlas creation.

Bug Fixes

The following issues have been fixed:

  • minorEvent correlation for some sensors has been fixed
  • minorFixed displaying last 24h event in Web console
  • minorEvent "interface is up" brought back
  • minor Other minor issues fixed

Version 8.2.1

(September 19, 2014)

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This is strongly recommended update for all existing customers.

Minor Release

New Features and Improvements

  • It is now possible to discover infrastructure devices only
  • Added Services Discovery in node popup menu
  • Active Directory "Organizational Units" can now be used for nodes filtering and map creation.
  • Added option “Do not disturb” to the desktop notification window.
  • Warning about database size now depends on type of hard disk used. (HDD or SSD)

Bug Fixes

The following issues have been fixed:

  • criticalFixed event database stopping after backup of large database
  • criticalFixed memory leak in Unix/Linux monitoring process
  • criticalSNMPv3 performance improvements allow to handle large number of devices now
  • majorFixed disappearing custom map layout
  • majorFixed event generation in language versions (DE, FR, PL)
  • majorFixed action execution for sensor events (DE, FR, PL)
  • majorFixed problems with migration of the policy maps
  • majorFixed "Processor Queue Threshold" counter no longer generates false alerts
  • majorMonitoring Issues are now cleared when monitoring engine is disabled
  • majorSpeedup of loading Node alert statistics in node status
  • minor Max number of event's in Windows Event Log can be changed.
  • minor Fixed Save to file option in NCStatus on Windows 2003
  • minor Fixed Trend Viewer timescale issue
  • minor WMI tools now works for nodes in workgroup
  • minor "Disk Free Space" in performance counters is now visible.
  • minor Improved performance of report creation for large number of nodes
  • minor Over 100 other issues fixed

Version 8.1.6

(July 7, 2014)

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Maintenance Release

This is strongly recommended update for all existing customers. The following issues have been fixed:

  • CriticalOut of memory when importing data from NetCrunch 7.
  • CriticalOut of memory during backup of large number of daily trend files
  • MajorFixed performance issues when accessing SNMPv3 nodes


Version 8.1.5

(June 23, 2014)

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Maintenance Release

The following bugs and issues have been fixed:

  • MajorNo action when clicking on dashboard tiles.
  • MajorOverall performance and stability fixes


Version 8.1.4

(June 11, 2014)

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Initial Version 8 Release

See what's new in version 8