We are glad to describe new Algorius Net Viewer 5.1 for you. We already have good and established tradition to build the version x.1 totally on user feedback. Please write to us – any your feedback, reviews or critics is always welcomed – thus we are making our product ideal for you.
The key novelty of 5.1 version is the SNMP support. We’ve also significantly enhanced the external commands processing. There are new standard external commands implemented, which configuration was frequently asked by the users.
SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) is used to manage devices in IP networks. SNMP-enabled devices include routers, switchboards, servers, workstations, printers etc.
Algorius Net Viewer supports SNMP versions 1, 2, 3. Both authorization and data encryption are supported for SNMP v.3. You can use MD5, SHA1 for authorization. For data encryption — DES, AES-128, AES-192, AES-256, Triple DES.
Please do the following in order to configure SNMP: open monitoring settings '(F8)', select 'SNMP Get' polling method or create new polling method based on 'SNMP Get' plugin:
Specify SNMP version, supported by your devices, OID, Community, authorization parameters. If specified OID has numeric value then you can specify its ranges to set Active, Inactive or Warning statuses.
SNMP is based on UDP protocol, which doesn’t guarantee package delivery, so there is function of automatic repeated request sending for specified number of times if there is no response from a device. You can optionally set a pause between such checks.
Standard collection now includes new device group Terminals and 3 new devices:
New update dialog
If new version is found automatically or manually, application will inform you about that, show new features list and suggest to download and install the update automatically.
Ability to group map tabs
This feature will be definitely interesting for users, who open lots of network maps. Select 'View->Groups' in main window menu. Map tabs will be shown in groups. Groups are defined as catalogs where maps are stored. It can be company offices or branches, city districts etc.
Summary statistic report now presents percent fractions. Now you can check downtime duration and package losses more precisely, e.g. up to 0.001%. Data highlight is also enhanced, so you can faster focus on critical stuff.
Time intervals for data filtering in reports are expanded – now you can show the data for today, yesterday, previous month etc.
Now you can group external commands with unlimited nesting level. External command tree is now created from the very top level of the context menu. Thus checkbox 'show at the root of context menu' is no longer needed – you just need to change command from a group to an upper level.
You can quickly enable/disable a command or a group of commands with one checkbox. So you can temporarily hide the commands you don’t need.
Predefined commands (Open, Trace route etc.) can be placed in any place of context menu or hidden.
New standard external commands are added – now there are over 20 of them. Application makes a check at the first launch and enables only those commands which are available on a machine.
Wake On Lan
Wake On Lan utility is developed and added into distributive. It allows to turn PCs on remotely via network, using so called Magic Packet.
In order to use Wake On Lan you have to know MAC-address of a machine to be turned on. Algorius Net Viewer collects MAC-addresses of all devices and enters it automatically. Select 'Management->Wake On Lan' in device’s context menu to use Wake On Lan.
You can enter IP of an intermediate device like router, thus enabling turning a computer on via Internet.
Utility is stored in 'Utils\wol.exe' in application catalog. It is the console application. Its syntax is shown after launching wol.exe.
You can find more details about Wake On Lan in documentation.
UDP scanning method
Now you can specify various local port and destination port in UDP scanning method settings. E.g. you can send request from port 7 to port 9 and wait for reply on port 7. If port 0 is specified as local port then operating system will assign first free port in upper range. Thus you’ll avoid conflicts with other applications if port is already assigned.
Web-enhancements in the interface
Device address is now shown as a link, so you can open it faster via Web-interface.
Hyperlinks are now recognized in device descriptions like in the application interface.
Content of text blocks can be selected and copied to clipboard – separate Web-interface page is available for them now.
Formatted device descriptions are now displayed.