NetCrunch introduces a versatile dark theme for both Desktop and Web Console, including an innovative feature where diagrams and dashboards can be presented in light or dark mode. This allows different users to view the same content in their preferred theme, ensuring a customizable and eye-friendly interface for all.
Probes in NetCrunch have been enhanced to now monitor physical segments, routing maps, and interfaces, offering a more comprehensive and detailed network analysis
NetCrunch 14 introduces a customizable Node Status Policy, allowing users to define how node statuses are determined.
Traditionally, a node's status depended on the monitoring of network services, going 'down' only if all services failed. The new policy option lets the node's status remain consistent, regardless of response state. If a node has an alert or any issue, its status will stay the same even if it becomes unresponsive.
These settings are easily managed in the new 'Status Monitor' section within nodes' monitoring settings, enhancing user control and simplifying status management
NetCrunch introduces the Interface View, a brand new addition that organizes all interfaces from a node group (switches or servers) in a grid format. This separate tab groups data by switch or server, offering a clear and comprehensive overview of interface performance, complete with historical data and weekly usage heatmaps.
The Trend Viewer in NetCrunch is now equipped with advanced functionalities, including a weekly heatmap chart, the option to display delta per time unit for specific series, and the addition of percentile lines for designated periods, enhancing data analysis and visualization capabilities
NetCrunch now allows for MAC address-based searches of any device known to the system, using the top-level search button in the top right corner. Even for unmonitored devices, it provides connection details like the port and device they are linked to.
NetCrunch now includes End of Life monitoring for Windows and VMware systems, ensuring timely updates and maintenance for these critical environments.
NetCrunch now offers enhanced monitoring capabilities for ESXi, including the ability to track triggered alarms as well as changes in any status or flag, ensuring comprehensive oversight of your ESXi environment.
Users can now assign a geographic location (coordinates) to nodes in NetCrunch by searching for an address. These locations can be displayed on Google Maps or utilized in geographical views, adding a spatial dimension to network monitoring.
NetCrunch's updated audit log now captures a broader range of configuration changes, ensuring comprehensive monitoring and record-keeping. The enhancements include logging for alerting scripts, backup processes, rediscovery actions, and email server configuration changes.
Additionally, updates cover GSM settings, automatic restarts of the NetCrunch (NC) service, probe configurations, HTTP proxy settings, and connection profiles.
The node state policy profile changes are also meticulously tracked, offering a more detailed view of system modifications.
The modernized and revamped status window in NetCrunch now offers an enriched information display, providing comprehensive insights into all aspects of a given node for a more detailed and informative overview.
The redesigned monitoring properties window in NetCrunch offers a cleaner, more intuitive interface. It highlights what is being monitored more clearly and eliminates unnecessary clutter, enhancing user experience and efficiency.
The updated node properties window in NetCrunch features a simpler approach to address management, a cleaner and more streamlined design, and enriched details for each field, improving both functionality and user experience.
Alongside major updates, NetCrunch also introduces a variety of small changes and UI improvements, further refining the user experience and enhancing the system's overall functionality.
NetCrunch now provides an array of view options, and to simplify the creation process, introduces the Atlas View Wizard. This feature includes a 'Quick Mode' for easy navigation, allowing users to directly select from one of the nine view types, facilitating a smoother and more efficient setup experience.
NetCrunch now features over 150 geographic contour maps encompassing countries and regions. Users can place widgets on these maps using geographic coordinates or addresses, enabling the creation of spatial network diagrams that visually represent network elements in their geographical context.
Below, find a world map highlighting webcams strategically placed at renowned global landmarks, demonstrating NetCrunch's capability for dynamic and geographically informed network visualizations.
NetCrunch's Graphical Data Views have been significantly upgraded with advanced dashboard capabilities.
NetCrunch enhances graphical view charts with several key improvements:
NetCrunch introduces substantial improvements in diagram creation. This update includes over 2000 new symbols from popular providers like Google, AWS, VMware, and Azure, bringing the total to more than 5000 icons.
With adjustable positioning, users can now add captions to widgets, such as icons, symbols, pictures, and shapes. Widgets can also be linked to web pages or other Atlas views for enhanced interactivity.
Additionally, the platform introduces new connection line types – ZigZag, Spring, and Slanted – offering more versatility in illustrating network relationships.
The Config sensor in NetCrunch has received a significant update, with 48 profiles updated and 19 new profiles added, expanding its capabilities and efficiency in network monitoring
NetCrunch introduces a new bandwidth sensor designed to monitor node bandwidth usage from the node's perspective.
This innovative approach ensures that data remains consistent and accurate, even if the node changes its physical connection.
The sensor achieves this by reading data from the switch interface to which the node is connected, providing a more reliable and node-centric view of bandwidth usage.
We have replaced the old monitoring pack for Microsoft SQL Server with a new sensor. The new sensor enables you to monitor a specific SQL server instance without duplicating the monitoring pack. You can add a sensor for each SQL server instance with just one click.
You can configure multiple sensors with the monitoring pack or add alerts and data collectors to each sensor separately.
The new monitoring pack for the sensor is "Applications/Microsoft/MS SQL Server"
NetCrunch 14 introduces enhanced control over node monitoring with two distinct options:
Suspend Monitoring: This feature allows you to pause monitoring temporarily without altering any existing state or alerts. It's ideal for scenarios where you need to halt monitoring but want to retain the current status and alert configurations.
Deactivate Monitoring: Previously known as 'disable', this option goes a step further by not only stopping the monitoring but also closing any open alerts and changing the node's status to 'disabled'. This is suitable for nodes that are being decommissioned or won't require monitoring for an extended period.
NetCrunch 14 rolls out additional enhancements in the monitoring domain:
Auto-detection of incoming data format for sensors requiring data parsers, streamlining the setup process.
Introduction of a 'Test' button for all monitors, including Windows, Linux, and macOS, mirroring the functionality previously available in sensors.
The 'Generic Agent' sensor has been renamed 'Data Receiver,' reflecting its broader and more versatile role in data collection and analysis. It also allows the deletion of the monitored counter if needed.
The Web Page Sensor in NetCrunch now excludes specific non-critical resources from alerting. This feature is handy for third-party resources like Google or other tracking systems but is often not essential to the web page's functionality. Users can avoid unnecessary resource load error alerts by excluding these elements focusing on the more critical aspects of their web page monitoring.