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All that’s happening around here…

NeDi 1.1 Beta

monset Development is moving along and I’m able to provide a beta version for the early adopters among you. It’s available on the Download page and simply be updated via System-Files. Either initialize the DB or follow the steps on the bottom of the Readme.txt to adjust your current DB scheme. I wouldn’t recommend using this version in production just yet, though. The HTML5 rework is still in progress and new features will be added, but it should give you a good first impression. Speaking of impressions, have a look at the updated gallery on the bottom of the GUI page

San Francisco, SDN & Monitoring

Being in San Francisco is great! I met a lot of interesting people already and got to spend quality time with the guys from Groundwork!

We’re going to have a webinar this Thursday at 11:30am PST (20:30 MET) around SDN and what it means for monitoring.

You’re welcome to participate (Link to replay on G+). Just sign up using the form to the right, if you’re interested!

Spring Forward

Announcement I did mention that big announcement, so here it is:

I took the leap and became a freelancer! Besides the spring header, you’ll notice the Services menu on the top! This is a big step for me and NeDi and I’m determined to make NeDi more professional than ever before!

The start went extremely well and I’m going to be in San Francisco soon for the first official project overseas!

findit-button Last but not least, I did have time to work on NeDi itself as well. The next release should be ready soon and greatly improve the user experience. As its slogan suggest it finds your IT, right? Well here’s the searchbox for it…

Italy & More

Speak Change of plans, I’ll be pesenting after all. Better yet, I actually intend to show the latest development snapshot live! So don’t miss out if you can make it (details in previous post :)

Remo goes to Italy…

AnnouncementWell it’s time for OSSM in Bolzano again. I’ll not be presenting but certainly around for a chat or two!

I’d highly recommend this event, especially since Peter Haag’s going to talk about nfdump and NfSen this time. For all who don’t know, it’s one of the best Netflow solutions out there…

NeDi News

Speak With the CeBIT coming up next month I can offer some free tickets! Contact me in the forum, via mail or Google+, if you’re interested in visiting me and my sponsor. I’ll be with Sector Nord at Gemeinschaftsstand-Exclusiv, Halle 6 (A50) from Monday thru Wednesday.

The week after on March 15, Michael Schwartzkopff gives a speech at the Chemnitzer Linuxtage.

Last but not least Alain Mowat from SCRT informed me about a vulnerability in the function plotter. However this module is disabled by default and I’m going to remove it completely from upcoming versions. You can simply delete Other-Plot.php and inc/graph.php to be on the safe side…

Stay tuned as I have some great announcements to make very soon!

NeDi 1.0.9 is here!

Announcement After a shorter than usual development cycle, a new release has arrived. The changes are listed in the README.txt, which is displayed after upgrading via webgui. Many new enhancements like Postgres backend, interactive maps and new reports made it in. Find some pictures at Google+ for more information. You can contact me for professional consulting and support now…

After 4 weeks off…

AnnouncementI’ve enjoyed beautiful beaches in the Maledives for 4 weeks indeed!

However I’ve also learned from a rather annoying experience and turned the whole thing into something useful. I presented this at the last ETH security talk…

I’m going to use the holiday period the finish nedi 1.0.9 and spend time with the family (of course). I wish the best to all of you and want to thank the community for the continued support and trust!

Best Regards

Final RC is here

Development I proudly present nedi-321 – the final release candidate for the nedi-1.0.9 version. Many changes and improvements made it in, so the final testing needs to be thorough!

Have a close look at the discovery (start without -v). Check for warnings on failed SNMP access (uppercase letters followed by a lowercase one). You can finetune this, by adding a retry value after timeout in nedi.conf. The discovery itself should come across a lot cleaner than before:

Discovery (1.0.8-321) /var/nedi/ -Aall -l10  at Sun Nov 17 12:53:41 2013
Device                          Status                          Todo/Done-Time
===============================================================================   c45-hci-e481  v193 i444    j1   p0 m11    a2|o0|b0|f0      535/1-7s   c45-rz-d22-a  v320 i570    j1   p0 m11    a2|o0|b0|f0      534/2-6s   c45-hsa       v230 i70   Jc j1 p0 m3   Ac a2|o0|b0|f0    533/3-3s   c45-bsb-f15-  v38 i193    j1   p0 m9    a2|o0|b0|f0      532/4-3s  c45-eta-f43-  v160 i37   Jc j1 p0 m2   Ac a2|o0|b0|f0    531/5-2s   c45-wep-j17-  v230 i103   Jc j1 p0 m4   Ac a2|o0|b0|f0    530/6-4s   c45-hia-z23-  v174 i71   Jc j1 p0 m4   Ac a2|o0|b0|f0    529/7-3s   c45-hpp-e22-  v237 i296    j1   p0 m7    a2|o0|b0|f0      528/8-3s   c45-ifw-b33-  v321 i476    j1   p0 m9    a2|o0|b0|f0      527/9-7s   c45-bsc-g235  v38 i71   Jc j1 p0 m4   Ac a2|o0|b0|f0    526/10-3s
Building nodes
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If you want to see more debug information add “x” to notify in nedi.conf. Read here, what it does…

Last but not least, you’ll find many changes in the GUI! Just look through the README and keep exploring! A highlight besides piecharts in reports and more charts in Monitoring-Timeline, definitely is the new D3js visualization in Topology-Map! Just start with changing the format from “png” to “json”. Use flat-mode, if you don’t have compatible SNMP location strings. Then play with Node-Type…

In the month of December you’ll be redirected to Other-Invoice instead of User-Profile. If I can raise enough funds this way, I promise to take NeDi to the next level! Bookmarked links won’t be affected, though.

Website Updated

MaintenanceI didn’t exactly plan it like that, but here is the new home of NeDi, sexier than ever ;) I decided to delete all files and reinstall everything, after some individuals (even worse than spammers) exploited a vulnerability in PHP. However I’ve learned a lot about forensic apache log analysis and even wrote a little Perl script, that allowed me to track back what exactly happened…

Things are looking much better on the NeDi front! I need to cleanup some code and will make the final release candidate for 1.0.9 available to the public in the coming days!