NetCrunch Release Notes

Version 7.4

(March 13, 2014)

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Bug Fixes:

  • Major NetCrunch embedded Web Server (WebAppSrv) stability fixes
  • Major Monitoring of MS SQL Server performance counters fixed
  • Major Fixed timeout errors when accessing some GSM modems, and added ability to manually select the modem driver
  • Minor MIB database synchronization fixed
  • Minor IP range exclusions of the Network Scanner fixed
  • Minor Performance Trend Viewer Fix - dates in weekly performance trends were missing
  • Minor Mobile Client fixes and enhancements
  • Minor Fixed glitch causing random change of frame styles on maps
  • Minor Fixed error after closing Administration Console on Windows 2012R2
  • Minor Bug causing disappearing of Info 1, and Info 2 fields fixed
  • Minor Other minor UI glitches fixed

Known Issues:

  • Wrong code page is used in Event DB when Atlas is transferred from localized Windows to English Windows
  • Upgrade from 6.5 to 7.3:
    After the upgrade, you need to re-enter Windows credentials, if the username and password was specified individually for each node and NetCrunch 8 was installed in workgroup

Version 7.3

(November 6, 2013)

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New in this release:

  • Automatic Windows and ESX/ESXi machine type discovery
  • Added new Node Settings Wizard to help setting node Device Type
  • Updated OS definition for latest Windows and Mac OS X
  • Added ability to see raw trend data in Trend Viewer
  • Redesigned editor for Performance Triggers (aka Performance Thresholds)
  • Updated and fixed issues in Linux/BSD and Mac OS X monitoring (added sudo support)
  • It's now possible to install program on Local System Account on domain machines
  • Updated and renewed documentation and help

Bug Fixes:

  • Major Fixed website content monitoring
  • Major Fixed node traffic monitoring by Netflow
  • Minor Multiple minor UI bugs and issues fixed

Known Issues:

  • Wrong code page is used in Event DB when Atlas is transferred from localized Windows to English Windows
  • Upgrade from 6.5 to 7.3:
    After the upgrade, you need to re-enter Windows credentials, if the username and password was specified individually for each node.

Version 7.2.2

(September 2, 2013)

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The following bugs have been fixed:

  • Critical Issue with corrupted trend database fixed
  • Critical Forwarding SNMP traps now works properly
  • Critical Monitoring Windows Performance Counters for different OS language versions fixed
  • Minor NetCrunch heartbeat fixed
  • Minor Atlas manager is now available after installation
  • MinorAfter importing atlas dashboard happens to be empty until console is restarted
  • MinorSometimes when switching from production atlas to a simulated network atlas database error can occur
  • Minor Few other minor fixes

Known issues:

  • Upgrade from 6.5 to 7.2:
    After the upgrade, you need to re-enter Windows credentials, if the username and password was specified individually for each node.

Version 7.2.1

(August 8, 2013)

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The following bugs have been fixed:

  • Minor After importing atlas monitoring was not disabled
  • Minor Fixed disabling Atlas monitoring using atlas properties
  • Minor UI fixes

Known issues:

  • After importing atlas dashboard happens to be empty until console is restarted
  • Sometimes when switching from production atlas to a simulated network atlas database error can occur
  • Upgrade from 6.5 to 7.2:
    After the upgrade, you need to re-enter Windows credentials, if the username and password was specified individually for each node.

Version 7.2.0

(July 26, 2013)

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New in this release:

  • Added default credentials settings for ESX/ESXi, Windows (in Workgroup mode), Linux, BSD and Mac OS X systems
  • Text Messaging (SMS) support has been upgraded. It's possible to enter PIN for sending SMS using external GSM device (in the general options)
  • TLS encryption support for sending emails to external SMTP servers
  • Support for SNMPv3 encryption (DES, 3DES, AES 128, AES 192 and AES 256 keys)
  • Added support for SQL Server 2008 & 2012 in Trend Exporter
  • CSV format has been added to NetCrunch Open Monitor
  • Rescan Dependencies option automatically sets monitoring dependencies on ESX servers and switches
  • It is possible to change dynamic map into static one
  • Navigation in Node Settings window improved
  • Unicode version

The following bugs have been fixed:

  • Critical Overall stability and performance fixes
  • Critical Server could consume all memory in case of Alert overload
  • Major Memory leak after some errors fixed
  • Major Console reconnection problems fixed
  • Minor Several map layout issues fixed
  • Minor Several NetFlow data decoding issues fixed
  • Minor In port mapping view, ESX host is no longer displayed as "unknown switch"
  • Minor Share visual map option fixed
  • Minor Fixed Monitoring Traffic Statistics window and Traffic Limit option errors
  • Minor Filtering nodes by importance option fixed
  • Minor No options in Node -> Tools menu in performance charts bug fixed

Known issues:

  • Upgrade from 6.5 to 7.2:
    If name and password for monitoring Windows was specified individually, it is necessary to enter it again to connect after the upgrade.

Version 7.1.3

(May 24, 2013) bug fix release

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Fixes:

  • CriticalOverall stability and performance fixes
  • MajorMemory leak after some errors fixed
  • MajorSyslog messages grouping issue fixed
  • MajorPhysical Segments maps layout fixed
  • MinorEmpty Port Mapping window fixed
  • MinoriTools scanner firewall issue fixed

Version 7.1.0

(March 13, 2013)

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New in this release:

  • Import of data from version 6.5
  • ESX/ESXi – hardware status monitoring
  • NetFlow server event log
  • NetCrunch Open Monitor data window

The following bugs have been fixed:

  • CriticalSNMP View could cause server instability
  • CriticalServer and Console memory leaks fixed
  • CriticalESX/ESXi fixed multiplication of virtual nodes
  • Major Various UI fixes and enhancements
  • Major ESX/ESXi – monitoring performance improvements
  • Major Fixed MIB Compiler bug causing that newly compiled MIBs were inaccessible in console
  • Major NetFlow data parsing and stability bugs fixed
  • Minor NetFlow Dashboard has been improved

Issues from version 7.0 fixed:

  • Monitoring of Windows is now possible in any configuration (read document Monitoring of Windows)
  • Data upgrade from version 6.5

Version 7.0.3

(January 16, 2013)

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Known Issues:

  • There is no possibility of upgrading data and importing atlases from the previous versions of the program.
    This feature is planned for future release.
  • If NC 7 is installed in workgroup mode it can't monitor Windows 8 & Windows Server 2012 system.
  • If NC 7 is installed on Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 it can't monitor counters
    on Windows 2000 system.
  • Apache server monitoring works better by IP then DNS name.
  • Apache monitoring is able to monitor single server not a farm.