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11 November 2014
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TNI 3.1.2: Scanning via Telnet and other improvements

And here is the update we promised:

  • NewTelnet protocol support (scanning of network devices running BusyBox via Telnet).
  • NewDetection of virtual machines running under KVM.
  • NewNew currencies in the currency list.
  • NewMS SQL Server 2014 detection support and 64-bit versions designation.
  • NewNew fields for MS Windows and MS Office: product name, description, and license status.
  • ImprovedComputers with multiple network interfaces are distinguished more correctly (to avoid duplication).
  • ImprovedAll instant search fields support search by phrase (space-separated words are searched in any order and on any positions).
  • ImprovedGUI improvements in the “Edit – Properties” panel (more space for long network names) and “Edit – Users” panel (resizeable user list).
  • ImprovedMobile processors dictionary updated.
  • FixedMS Office 2013 product keys detection.
  • FixedLags when the “Edit – Users” panel is opened and the list of users is large.
  • FixedDate format in Spanish locale.

 

A little more info on several items:

Telnet protocol support

New feature that allows TNI to gather previously unavailable information about modems, routers and other devices running embedded Linux OS that implements the BusyBox utilities set.

KVM detection

Detection of virtual machines running under KVM (Kernel Based Virtual Machine) supplements our list of recognizable virtual machines.

 

KVM support

 

Search by phrase support

Search in TNI has become even easier now. Search by phrase support allows you to find programs, which names you remember only partially. For example, it’s enough to enter “mysql migration” in a search box to find “Microsoft SQL Server Migration Assistant for MySQL” software. This feature is available not only in Software management, but in any instant search box. We’ve also kept the possibility to perform a strict search by phrase, to do so put your query in single or double quotes.
 

Aside, we would like to thank you for all the emails and feedback you write us. Thanks to you, we choose the most interesting direction of TNI development, we add new features, improve existing ones, and fix bugs. We read all your messages. Thanks to you, TNI becomes better!

Stay with us, till next time!


24 October 2014
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User manual update for TNI 3

We haven’t been updating our Total Network Inventory 3 user manual for a long time, now it’s time to fix this.

First of all, a new section dedicated to the professional version of TNI has been added. It describes how to operate the software and license management modules.

software asset management

The new section consists of four parts:

Software asset management

We admit that software accounting and license management isn’t the most trivial task for a corporate network. However, our team has tried to make the interface simple and friendly. We believe that our new user manual section will help you to catch up with all the nuances and reveal every feature of Total Network Inventory even faster.
TNI updates regularly, so we have not missed any single feature that was added recently. All of them have also taken their rightful place in our new user manual:

Network tree

Network scanning

Change log

And of course, we haven’t forgotten our FAQ section. Now it is completely updated and supplemented, so finding information you need became even easier!
It was painstaking, a little boring, but very necessary part of work. At the same time TNI development doesn’t stand still. Soon we are going to please you with some new features: scanning network assets via Telnet, … anyway, we’ll tell you very soon.

Until next time!


14 July 2014
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TNI 3.1.1: A new look and ESX/ESXi support

Greetings! Today we roll out another significant update:

  • NewVMware ESXi 5 and ESX/ESXi 4 scan support (via SSH).
  • NewDetection of VMware virtual machines on Windows.
  • NewNew types of physical devices (specific and generic hypervisors) and virtual machines.
  • NewNo tags filter in Software accounting.
  • ImprovedVisually redesigned user interface.
  • ImprovedUpdated low-level hardware scan driver.
  • ImprovedNew default settings for low-level hardware scan, for both maximum safety and accuracy of collected information.

 

ESX/ESXi support

We were getting this question a lot, so we implemented the feature: meet the support for scanning of VMware ESX 4 and ESXi versions 4 and 5.

You can see the hardware of all your virtualization servers and also get the information on all the virtual machines they run: their location, state, utilized disk space, type of the guest OS, installed virtual equipment (RAM size, number of processors, etc.). Further, this same information is now collected for VMware Workstation machines on Windows.

Making it simple

This is what Google Trends shows for “skeuomorphism”:

Namely, no one knew what it was until it started disappearing massively from everywhere. This may have affected you recently enough if you own a certain popular communications device and care to update its firmware once in a while…

Anyway, we love the tendency, so we’re in.

The new graphical interface of TNI has fewer “life-like” elements; no gloss, no gradients, no shadows and highlights, no unnecessary borders and no clutter. Colors became more vivid, and controls are now easier to read: see how ticked checkboxes stand out at a glance in the “after” frame above.

We believe the redesign will add to your experience with the program. Please tell us what you think about the change.

And as always, till next time!