NetCrunch Release Notes

Since version 12

  • 4 Releases
  • 40 Fixes
  • 164 Features


Version 12.1.1

(July 23, 2022)

3 Fixes
  • critical Large Event Database could not be imported to version 12
  • critical Can't add anything to business status node
  • critical In certain condition console could crash on start

Version 12.1.0

(July 07, 2022)

21 Features

29 Fixes
New Features & Improvements
  • Active Alerts view is customizable now [MD0017]

  • Atlas View Status you can enable the displaying of status for any Atlas view, including IP Networks

  • Customizable Physical Segments you can customize the layout of the physical segments' map

  • Customizable Views in Node Tab You can customize and store node views

  • Graphical Editor popup menu on the mouse right-click shows available options

  • IP Tools 'Timeout' and 'Try Count' options were added to SNMP scanner

  • Live Interface Status allows copying MAC address to the clipboard

  • Monitoring Pack - Meinberg LANTIME (SNMP)

  • Monitoring Pack - Atlantis ILIO (SNMP)

  • Monitoring Pack - Kentix

  • Monitoring Pack - Ruckus SmartZone (SNMP)

  • Monitoring Pack - Ruckus ZoneDirector (SNMP)

  • Monitoring Pack - Stormshield (SNMP)

  • Node Icon widget has new options: clear/light text & clear/dark text

  • Node Tiles View Allows sorting

  • Password resetting issues were fixed

  • Revamped Network Services Status The window shows status, response time and availability for each service

  • SNMP config file SNMP engine parameters can be customized using `engine.cfg.yaml`

  • Settings Menu - All settings are available from NetCrunch menu now

  • Shape shadow new options allow to change the color and to center it

  • Status Dashboard Sections of Active Alerts and Monitoring Issues are leading to relevant views

  • major After creating new Atlas some features were not available until console restart
  • major Sometimes report generator was not closed, which could lead to system resource exhaustion
  • major Microsoft 365 Service sensor was not working due to Microsoft API change [MD0018]
  • major Unable to install program when no Internet connection [JK0001]
  • major The scanner might hang when rescanning Local networks
  • major 'Check Now' option was not working properly when a node was monitored by the probe
  • major Service monitoring using SSL not working properly when monitored by the probe
  • major SNMP Views fields were missing when trying to edit data
  • major Flow Collector service not started after installation
  • major Various upgrade issues
  • major Scanning public address IP range was not working [TG0014]
  • major SNMP Views editor has been replaced with a new YAML-based definition editor
  • major Various UX issues
  • major Backup could be incomplete. Missing SNMP Views, custom device profiles and custom pictures
  • major Using a SNMP profile with a context could cause SNMP errors on other nodes
  • major Sending retry packets was not working properly for SNMPv3
  • major Search in web console was sometimes returning partial results
  • major IP Networks custom maps not converted during an upgrade
  • major Some views in SNMP Views could not be edited
  • major Various licensing issues
  • minor Drag&drop operation might not work in Monitoring Dependencies view
  • minor Dragging dashboard tiles was not working properly
  • minor Adding folders to Atlas Status dashboard was not possible
  • minor Desktop console stability issues
  • minor Search node by MAC address was not working
  • minor Search not available when any Server Task was running at the same time
  • minor Ordering in Atlas Tree not working properly
  • minor Changing name of newly created custom folder/view in SNMP Views Editor was not working
  • minor Deleted node was not removed from the Recent list in the Search field


Version 12.0.2

(May 24, 2022)

2 Fixes
  • critical Interface monitoring could stop working after upgrade due XML format errors in snmppp.cnt
  • major Program couldn't' find the licence from previous version

Version 12.0.1

(May 19, 2022)

143 Features

6 Fixes
New Features & Improvements
  • AWS Alarm Sensor allows keeping track of most important AWS alarms, and extends monitoring to warn about states like insufficient data

  • AWS Auto Scaling Sensor tracks changes within Auto Scaling Group and observe multiple states of group instances

  • AWS Cost Sensor monitors the use of budgets and estimated cost of using AWS services

  • AWS EBS Sensor monitors EBS in terms of performance and resources used by a single EBS instance

  • AWS EC2 Sensor monitors the network load, disk usage, and CPU utilization for each available EC2 instance resources

  • AWS ELB Sensor allows monitoring the health of user's applications and their performance in real-time

  • AWS ElastiCache Sensor offers insight into ElastiCache performance allowing settings triggers to take corrective action before performance issues occur

  • AWS SQS Sensor monitors performance and workload parameters to avoid queue overload and spot large number of empty receives

  • Audit Log/Activity saves the configuration activity of users in a separate encrypted database

  • Azure API Management Services Sensor provides information on API metrics, such as Requests and Utilization to ensure its optimal performance

  • Azure CosmosDB Sensor monitors service availability and alerts user when availability drops

  • Azure Cost Sensor monitors the use of budgets and estimated cost of using Azure resources

  • Azure Insights Components Resource Sensor monitors user's live applications by detecting performance anomalies along with providing analytics tools

  • Azure Kubernetes Cluster Sensor allows collecting metrics for the managed Cluster notifying user e.g. when allocable memory is running out

  • Azure Load Balancer Sensor helps to evenly distribute loads (incoming network traffic) across a group of backend resources or servers

  • Azure Logic Apps Sensor allows you to monitor performance and behavior of the Microsoft Cloud technology called Azure Logic Apps

  • Azure SQL DB Sensor allows monitoring performance and behavior of the databases managed in Azure SQL DB

  • Azure Server Farm Sensor monitors Azure Server Farm resource, using Azure Monitor metrics

  • Azure Service Bus Sensor allows monitoring the metrics of the cloud apps connected to the Service Bus namespace.

  • Azure Storage Account Sensor detects potential service problems, monitors cost-related service usage, and observes key parameters of the service

  • Azure Website Sensor monitors the usage and performance of the web applications that are deployed to the cloud with Azure Web Apps.

  • Cloud Service Node allows monitoring of a single cloud service (Azure, Amazon AWS, Google, and other services)

  • Dark mode implemented in a lot of windows like status, top charts, alerts, and nodes

  • Device Config Management allows adding custom profiles in YAML along with a built-in editor

  • Device Config Management allows monitoring and storing configuration changes for a variety of devices such as switches, routers, firewalls, and other

  • Device Config Sensor allows monitoring and backup of device configuration using Telnet or SSH protocol

  • Eltek (SNMP) checks battery, fan, and rectifier as well as gathers information about voltage, current, and temperature.

  • Export Trends & Events allows exporting trends and events from NetCrunch using the NCCLI command-line utility

  • Extended Discovery Exclusions allows setting exclusions for given address space and specifying exclusions by e.g. IP address

  • GUDE Expert PDU Energy 8341-Series (SNMP) informs about environmental issues like possible condensation or temperature/humidity fluctuations

  • Gitlab Cloud Sensor monitors the status of the latest build/job on a specific project in GitLab cloud repository

  • Google Analytics Metrics Sensor monitors several metrics of a Google Analytics view using the Google Analytics Reporting API v4 and OAuth2

  • Google Analytics Users and Sessions Sensor measures metrics related to users and sessions based Google Analytics Dashboard

  • Google Drive Sensor monitors a Google Drive free storage and trash size using the Google API and OAuth2

  • GrafCrunch upgraded to Grafana based on version 7.x

  • Graphical Views are fully interactive and come with a new modern editor available in Desktop and Web Console

  • HPE 3PAR StoreServ Sensor monitors state and utilization statistics of the storage objects

  • Hardware View (Windows nodes) shows data from Windows machines such as the amount of memory, number/kind of CPUs, and storage information

  • Hillstone Firewall (SNMP) monitors multiple metrics from Hillstone Firewall e.g. IPSec attacks count, online users, dropped packets.

  • Hillstone Firewall - System (SNMP) alarms if something is wrong with HA, fan, or power supply, informs about memory, CPU, and active sessions usage

  • Improved Access Profile management is no longer limited to 64 profiles

  • Improved Active Alerts view provides Alert source column now

  • Improved Automated Full Screen Views and moved to web console

  • Improved Event Details window displays all types of operations related to a given alert

  • Improved Event Details window visualizes precisely all kinds of thresholds

  • Improved Trend Viewer - a new version allows using more types of charts and provides user with additional options to display min, max, and avg lines

  • Interactive Graph Widgets - update automatically (according to data time interval). Users can easily open trend viewer or given node menu

  • Interactive Widgets - all of the widgets are interactive and allow easily drilling down for the root cause analysis

  • Interface Monitoring Remote Probe supports SNMP and interface monitoring now

  • Limit Threshold collects values over a given period of time and notifies user if the limit is exceeded

  • Microsoft 365 Service Status Sensor monitors the state of Microsoft 365 services and alerts you if some services are in a degraded or interrupted state

  • Microsoft Cloud Applications- OneDrive Sensor monitors OneDrive storage usage using OneDrive API, and OAuth2 for authorization

  • Monitoring Dependencies Manager allows to easily review all monitoring dependencies

  • Monitoring Dependencies Manager enables dragging & dropping of its elements

  • Monitoring Dependencies Manager supports probes and remote address spaces

  • Monitoring Dependency is now possible to be rescanned

  • Monitoring Pack - APC ATS (SNMP) monitors Input/Output frequency, voltage, current, and power. Alerts when there are problems with the power supply.

  • Monitoring Pack - APC NetBotz Rack Monitor (SNMP) informs when any of multiple events occur, like smoke detection, temperature too high, and others.

  • Monitoring Pack - AVG Antivirus

  • Monitoring Pack - AVG Internet Security

  • Monitoring Pack - Adaware Antivirus

  • Monitoring Pack - Adaware Total Security

  • Monitoring Pack - Asustor Disk (SNMP) monitors free space and disk temperature

  • Monitoring Pack - Asustor System (SNMP) checks processor and memory utilization. Gathers information about system and CPU temperature, fan, and network

  • Monitoring Pack - Asustor UPS (SNMP) monitors battery status, charge level, and voltage

  • Monitoring Pack - Avast Premium Security

  • Monitoring Pack - Axis Video (SNMP) alerts about failures and other undesirable events. Monitors also temperature.

  • Monitoring Pack - BitDefender

  • Monitoring Pack - BitDefender Parental Control

  • Monitoring Pack - BullGuard Antivirus

  • Monitoring Pack - BullGuard Internet Security

  • Monitoring Pack - BullGuard Premium Protection

  • Monitoring Pack - Carel (SNMP) monitors multiple metrics (e.g. temperatures, fans, humidity) and alarms when something is wrong.

  • Monitoring Pack - Cisco UCS - PSU and Fan (SNMP) checks fan, fan module, and PSU statuses

  • Monitoring Pack - Citrix Netscaler (SNMP) alerts if CPU/Memory usage is too high or there are too many server/client connections.

  • Monitoring Pack - Comodo Antivirus and Internet Security

  • Monitoring Pack - Comodo Endpoint Protection

  • Monitoring Pack - ESET

  • Monitoring Pack - Exchange 2016 monitors key Windows services and performance counters of the Mailbox multi-role server

  • Monitoring Pack - F-Secure

  • Monitoring Pack - G Data Antivirus

  • Monitoring Pack - G Data Internet Security

  • Monitoring Pack - G Data Total Security

  • Monitoring Pack - Janitza monitors measurements of voltage, current and frequency, gathers data like active/reactive energy, real/reactive power

  • Monitoring Pack - Kaspersky Endpoint Security

  • Monitoring Pack - Kaspersky Home Products

  • Monitoring Pack - Kaspersky Security Center

  • Monitoring Pack - Kaspersky Small Office Security

  • Monitoring Pack - Linux - CPU (SNMP) monitors CPU load.

  • Monitoring Pack - Linux - Disk (SNMP) monitors disk utilization, swap available, volume free space, and physical disk I/O operations

  • Monitoring Pack - Linux - Memory (SNMP) monitors system memory utilization.

  • Monitoring Pack - Malwarebytes

  • Monitoring Pack - McAfee Total Protection

  • Monitoring Pack - Nasuni Filer - Statistics (SNMP) monitors transmitted and received bits/second, cache, and number of connected clients

  • Monitoring Pack - Nasuni Filer - System Health (SNMP) monitors updates, license usage, temperature, errors from Power Supply, and RAID

  • Monitoring Pack - Nasuni Filer - Volume (SNMP) informs about antivirus policy violations and state. Monitors also Volume state

  • Monitoring Pack - Norton

  • Monitoring Pack - Panda Dome

  • Monitoring Pack - Pingdom

  • Monitoring Pack - Ruckus - System Health (SNMP) alerts when memory usage or CPU utilization is high. Informs when services are disabled

  • Monitoring Pack - Socomec Modulys UPS (SNMP) informs about environmental, battery, and UPS issues. Monitors also Input and Output phases.

  • Monitoring Pack - Socomec UPS (SNMP) gathers data about Input/Output Current, Frequency, Voltage. Informs about battery problems.

  • Monitoring Pack - Sophos Endpoint Protection

  • Monitoring Pack - Sophos Home

  • Monitoring Pack - Trend Micro

  • Monitoring Pack - Tycon monitors voltages and currents on 4 on-board relays, the internal and external temperature of the device

  • Monitoring Pack - VIPRE

  • Monitoring Pack - Veritas Backup Exec Agent monitors key Veritas Backup Exec Agent Windows Services.

  • Monitoring Pack - Veritas Backup Exec Events monitors specific Veritas Backup Exec Windows Event Log events.

  • Monitoring Pack - Veritas Backup Exec Server monitors key Veritas Backup Exec Server Windows Services.

  • Monitoring Pack - Veritas NetBackup Client monitors key Veritas NetBackup Exec Client Windows Services.

  • Monitoring Pack - Veritas NetBackup Server monitors key Veritas Backup Exec Agent Windows Services.

  • Monitoring Pack - Webroot SecureAnywhere

  • Monitoring Pack - Windows Defender (2016-2019)

  • Monitoring Pack - ZoneAlarm

  • Monitoring Pack - eScan

  • Monitoring Pack - pfSense (SNMP) collects statistics about firewall packet rates, alerts if the number of dropped packets is worrying

  • Monitoring Probe can be used both remotely for monitoring isolated networks and as additional monitoring engines for the NetCrunch server

  • Monitoring Targets allows finding all related monitors in one place and creating a new node if necessary

  • NetApp ONTAP Sensor monitors the health and performance of NetApp storage components

  • NetApp SANtricity Sensor collects various performance metrics and checks e.g. the current status of Storage Polls, Volumes, Controllers, Drives

  • NetCrunch Server Dashboard allows quick access to the current NetCrunch load and health, shows resource utilization history for the last 7 days

  • New MP - Cybernetics iSAN Series Storage (SNMP) alerts when the temperature of the CPU or chassis is high. Informs also about disk, power supply, and array issues

  • Node Traffic view allows data to be presented in a cleaner way and searching through the talker's list

  • Palo Alto Firewall Sensor monitors IPSec site-to-site VPN tunnels configured on the Palo Alto device

  • Physical Segments map can be easily dragged and zoomed at the given point like a normal map

  • Recent section in the Search field containing the last 5 clicked search results

  • Revamped overview dashboard with support for dark mode

  • Revamped top charts with support for dark mode

  • Routing Map could be searched and navigated like other maps

  • Routing map is zoomable and draggable like a regular map

  • SNMP Views brings new engine supported by a monitoring probe. If the node has a writable SNMP profile, you can easily modify the device's SNMP data

  • SSL-related Sensors allow additional root certificates not included by default in the Mozilla certificate package used by NetCrunch

  • SSL-related Sensors allow adding custom certificates to a designated folder

  • Settings tab includes all the settings previously placed in the top menu

  • Status Dashboard brings new tooltips for a quick overview of particular nodes or alerts

  • Tasks tab which is a small utility to track simple tasks with attachments

  • Veeam Backup & Replication Sensor monitors the capacity of backup repositories informs user if the available space in any repository is low

  • Windows Hardware Sensor (partial replacement for the old inventory module) tracks configuration changes and can notify user of a specific change

  • Zoom Account Sensor reads actual configuration settings of Zoom account and monitors changes to the configuration of the Zoom account

  • Zoom Operation Logs Sensor allows accessing the use of Zoom services on one's entire account every day of the month

  • Zoom Plans Usage Sensor monitors usage of Zooms plans

  • Zoom Status Sensor monitors the status of Zoom services

  • Performance views have been removed
  • Inventory View tab - is replaced by Hardware Config node view
  • Removed Routing Map appearance options
  • NetCrunch can't no longer be installed on Windows Server 2012R2 and Windows 8.1
  • Removed 44 outdated Monitoring Packs for deprecated Anti-virus software (including Norton 360, Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8, McAfee Total Protection 2013 etc.)
  • major Service Desk Plus ticket cannot be created for some of the language versions
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