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10 October 2018
Releases, Total Network Inventory | 2 Comments

TNI 3.7.0: Improved SNMP scanner

Hello, friends! A new version of Total Network Inventory has seen the light of day today. The main improvements are aimed at expanding the functionality for scanning network devices via the SNMP protocol. We’ve also made a number of fixes in the main functionality.
As is usual, we offer you the full list of changes and improvements:

  • NewSignificantly increased number of fields collected via the SNMP protocol: from printers, UPSes, host resources.
  • NewMIB file package containing more than 300 RFC specifications (for decrypting the SNMP tree in the full scan mode), and a mechanism for updating it.
  • NewCollecting information about the Microsoft Edge browser version.
  • ImprovedRedesigned SNMP scanning engine.
  • ImprovedEven more information displayed about SNMP fields after the full scan.
  • FixedSNMP scanner operation when scanning via the SNMPv3 protocol with authorization.
  • FixedText in error messages when invalid SNMPv1 or SNMPv2c credentials were used.
  • FixedError in the form for editing the SNMPv3 login.
  • FixedMechanism for auto-picking common communities for scanning via SNMP.
  • FixedScanner hanging in some cases.
  • FixedScheduler: missed scans are now performed as expected after exiting sleep mode.
  • FixedChanged the algorithm for checking for updates and sending results to the resident agent.
  • FixedResident agent: disabled scan tasks are now skipped as expected.
  • FixedAuto-import: problem saving the import data path.
  • FixedError running the resident agent on an OS with Turkish localization.
  • Fixed“Ends with” condition in Table reports now works correctly.
  • FixedHints for storage assistants.

 

SNMP scanning has reached a whole new level. First off, new fields are available for reports on devices scanned via SNMP. For example, you can easily build a table report that shows the toner level in network printers or UPS battery status. And you won’t need to perform a full SNMP scan.

Changes have also affected the full scan via SNMP. The new version of the program already contains an updated MIB file package. This allows the system to decrypt many asset fields in the SNMP tree and display additional information as hints for fields on the Viewer & reports tab.

Please update and enjoy the new features.
But wait, there’s more. Coming very soon is another large-scale update that many of our users are waiting for. It’s a treat!

P.S. And don’t forget that we’re having a beta test of our new product Network Olympus. All active participants will receive a license as a gift.


19 July 2018
News, Press-releases, Softinventive Lab, Total Network Inventory, Total Network Monitor, Total Software Deployment | Leave a comment

System Administrator Appreciation Day 2018!

Dear readers, are you ready for Friday? July is coming to a close, and that means it’s almost time to celebrate System Administrator Day! The holiday is on July the 27th.

We’d like to sincerely congratulate all admins on this wonderful day! You are the true heroes, quietly preserving the peace and order in corporate networks. May the force be with you!

We highly value what you do and hope that our products make your work a bit more pleasant. Therefore, once again, we are lowering the prices for all our licenses until August 3:

Total Network Inventory 3
Total Software Deployment 3
Total Network Monitor 2

The discount is applied automatically when you order from our site.

And what is a holiday without gifts?! Starting July 23 and during the next 5 days, we’ll be handing out Total Network Inventory and Total Software Deployment licenses for 25 devices to anyone interested.
To receive your license, send us an email!

-20%

Offer ended on August 3

TNI & TSD 25 node licenses

FREE until July 28

 


18 May 2018
Releases, Total Network Inventory | 2 Comments

TNI 3.6.0: New scanner core and extended capabilities of the Windows agent

Hello to all! We’ve put a lot of time and effort into improving the scanning mechanism, the Windows agent and many other program components. This time we’ve also paid special attention to improvements requested by our users.

Please bid welcome to version 3.6.0!

Updated Scanner

The TNI scanner underwent an in-depth tuning and refinement. We’ve completely rewritten the internal scanning mechanism: increased the stability of the whole process, expanded the network discovery mechanisms and significantly raised the scanning speed for medium and large networks. How events in the scanner are logged and how it interacts with Active Directory have been improved as well, with many other positive changes that will speed up the scanning process and make it more thorough and reliable.

Scheduled scans will no longer be delayed because the scanner is busy with the previous task. They will start in the background exactly when you’ve planned!

Enhanced Windows agent

We’ve added more features to the Windows agent. Yes, we mean tniwinagent.exe that’s used when scanning remote computers from the Scanner tab and can also be run manually to scan the computer. You may also be using this file as an automated resident agent. So what we’ve done for this new agent version is updated its own scanner, added more fields to be collected and improved the interaction with the SMB protocol. Lastly, now it supports the new FTP/FTPS and SFTP/SCP protocols. All this was done to obtain as complete and reliable information about Windows systems as possible.

You asked, we delivered

In each update we try to pay special attention to fixes and improvements based on your feedback and requests. In Total Network Inventory 3.6.0, these changes have affected many parts of the program: interface, reports, temporary files, compatibility with Total Software Deployment, other elements have been corrected and improved thanks to you! In addition, we’ve finally solved a number of issues that may arise when corrupted files are present in the storage and, by optimizing internal processes, heavily improved the stability of the application as a whole.
After these changes, TNI becomes considerably faster and even more stable.

Here is the full list of changes:

  • NewSilent installation/uninstallation mode in the resident agent.
  • NewAbility to update the resident agent via FTP/FTPS and SFTP/SCP, as well as via SMB with authorization.
  • NewSupport for file sending via SFTP/SCP after the resident agent performs a scan.
  • NewCollection of information from the SystemSKUNumber field.
  • New“Device name” field when exporting the Change log contents in the CSV format.
  • NewTelnet and ESXi agent versions displayed on the About screen.
  • ImprovedInternal scanning engine was totally reworked, resulting in better scanning stability and increased reliability of network device discovery.
  • ImprovedScan scheduler now runs in the background, independently of the Scanner tab.
  • ImprovedAuxiliary modules for working with SSH and SSL/TLS were integrated into the Windows agent.
  • ImprovedSending files via FTP by the resident agent: TLS is always used if supported by the server (explicit mode), and for the implicit mode, specify “ftps: //” in the URL (also applies to updating via FTP).
  • ImprovedAbility to create screenshots when scanning various types of devices that have a web interface.
  • ImprovedInformation refresh when filtering the network tree.
  • ImprovedDevice type selection lists now have a common look.
  • ImprovedСompatibility with the network storage in TSD. Also more information is now collected for the software uninstallation module.
  • ImprovedScanner operation logging system was expanded.
  • FixedObtaining information about Windows Firewall and Windows Updates.
  • FixedChecking for files when the resident agent is auto-updating.
  • FixedProgram operation when the temporary folder is not found.
  • FixedMissing option to delete logins in Edit – Logins.
  • FixedProgram doesn’t restart after it’s closed when the license key is submitted.
  • FixedRounding of the prices in custom fields.
  • FixedUndefined device status after scanning.
  • FixedRendering issues when deleting scan tasks.
  • FixedIncorrect rendering of the storage selection window on the Windows classic theme.
  • FixedPCI devices with the 0xFF class not being detected when scanning ESXi systems.
  • FixedCertain unexpected program shutdowns, as well as the issues when working with corrupted files in the storage, were corrected. Overall stability of the program was increased.

 

PS: Our team is now working on creating a network map feature and improving the scanning of SNMP devices. Stay tuned for more updates!