Oracle DB Discovery and Device42 License Alerts in v16.04.00

We are excited to announce the general availability of Device42 v16.04.00, which includes the following:

Upgrade cut off release

Due to the size of our current upgrade package, we are making 16.04.00 a cut off upgrade. This release will be a required upgrade before any future upgrades. In addition, this cut off will apply to Remote Collectors as well. This is a necessary step in order for us to reduce our upgrade size, and we appreciate your understanding.

Oracle Database Discovery

Device42 v16.04.00 now supports Oracle database discovery for both Windows and *nix OS environments. Enable database discovery by simply checking the Collect database server information checkbox on any Window Discovery job. Add valid database credentials to the job and as Oracle databases are detected, discovery will import a list of all instances, databases, and connection details!

Device42 License Expiration Alert

Device42 v16.04.00 now displays an alert on the Device42 dashboard 30 days prior to the expiration of your Device42 license.

You can also add your own Device42 license alert with custom rules for when you want to be notified. Go to Reports > Setup Alerts and select Device42 license.

Cisco Meraki Warranty Check enhancement

Device42 v16.04.00 now includes warranty check discovery for Cisco Meraki in addition to vendors such as Dell, HP, and IBM to check for warranty information and license expiration. Go to Discovery > Warranty Sync > Add Warranty Check to add a check for Meraki.

Device42 also updates our external version of Warranty Check; it’s available in github at https://github.com/device42/warranty_check/releases.

CyberPower PDU Discovery enhancement

Device42 v16.04.00 now supports discovery for CyberPower PDUs through SNMP discovery to create CyberPower device and power mappings in Device42.

Kubernetes Discovery

Device42 v16.04.00 includes an early preview of Kubernetes discovery for both cloud platforms and in standalone mode. Kubernetes discovery is the ideal way to see your containerized applications and their structure across the cloud. Discover and collect Kubernetes cluster, pod, and container data and see the information quickly and easily in visual physical and logical views. You can select Kubernetes cloud discovery for MS Azure, AWS, and Google Cloud or for a standalone platform.

Notes

  1. We auto-create VRF groups to capture internal K8s IPs.
  2. In AWS, some K8s nodes may not match due to naming differences between K8s node names and vendor VM instance names. Manual merging needs to take place to rectify this discrepancy. After merging, future discoveries should see both devices as the same.
  3. Currently, if you have permission to see the new Configuration Resource items, you can see the whole physical and logical diagrams regardless of multi-tenancy permissions. However, you will not be able to drill down into the device if you do not have rights to see it based on security permissions or multi-tenancy permissions.
  4. Currently, we are not allowing any modifications or deletions of Configuration Resources. We will enhance this functionality in the near future to empower you to do more with it.

Bug fixes

  • Solaris OS being returned as “generic_virtual” rather than Solaris. Fixed.
  • AD LDAP sync doesn’t work with PosixGroups. Fixed.
  • Windows – Ignore IPv6 is still creating IPv6 details. Fixed.
  • port_name_prefix_to_ignore_macs is not working with SNMP job creation through API. Fixed.
  • asset_number_profile page encoding/decoding error for some languages. Fixed.
  • Openldap sync fails if no credentials supplied in the LDAP settings. Fixed.
  • Rack layout and Multiple Rack Connections displays blank page if components are placed on the “Shelf.” Fixed.

Latest Device42 update

Current customers, grab the latest update file @ https://www.device42.com/update/
If you haven’t tried Device42 yet, download a 30-day free trial now!