14 July 2014
Releases, Total Network Inventory | 12 Comments

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!