StableNet® Release 9.0 – New Features
The new release StableNet® 9.0 offers major performance and usability improvements, including an improved GUI scaling on high resolution monitors.
It is now possible to set up StableNet® without root access. We have also improved the zero-touch module and extended the monitoring possibilities for Cisco ACI.
This page presents the new features and improvements of StableNet 9.0 in more detail.
Improved GUI Scaling on High Resolution Monitors
Improved GUI Scaling on Low Resolution Monitors
Copy & Paste in Weather Maps
XML Discovery Jobs
Layering and Grouping in Dynamic Weather Maps
Weather Map Portal
The Weather Map portal is interactive. It is based on yFiles for Web, similar to the Weather Maps in the GUI. The new basis for development (Angular) offers more possibilities for the implementation of further features. Plus: It offers new functionalities that were not technically feasible before.
This feature is still in the Beta Phase. Therefore, not all actions are available, e.g., you can make changes to the Weather Map, but the changes cannot be saved yet. Over time more actions (like saving the changes) will become available.
Grafana, Measurement and Metric REST API
It is now possible to display the StableNet® measurement data in Grafana® plots. In order to create the Grafana® dashboards you have to install the StableNet® data source on the Grafana® server. The data source integrates the device and measurement selection into Grafana®. Additionally, StableNet® Analyzer charts can be easily imported to Grafana® dashboards by copying the link from the GUI into Grafana®.
3. Module Enhancements
Improved/Enhanced/Extended Zero-Touch Module
Therefore, improving the Zero Touch module was one of our main focuses. This module helps you to perfect the move towards network automation and to optimize IT and Telco rollout projects. StableNet® can provide a zero-touch server, with which a plug-n-play setup can be achieved. With the StableNet® Config Portal the configuration files for zero-touch can be created easily. With one setup you can configure millions of devices.
In the new release not only the process for selecting the configuration file is simplified but also there is a centralized log of the process. It is now possible to observe and control all autonomous Zero Touch Provisioning processes via the StableNet® Web Portal.
- Extended monitoring: Switch modules and capacity dashboards can now be monitored.
- Improved presentation of the ACI measurement tree: The measurements are now all assigned to their respective device and will no longer be listed under the controller.
- Improved backup process: The backup process of the controller configuration has also been improved.
Device Selection on the fly in Jobs based on Resources
Improved Syslog/Trap Processing
For each received syslog or trap, the syslog/trap filters and measurements have to be checked. This used to happen step by step. Now the syslog and trap measurements are processed in parallel – potentially utilizing all cores of the Agent system. The trap and syslog filters are still processed in serial since their filter actions have a defined order.
Java 11 and WildFly 17
StableNet® 9.0 is based on Java 11 which is an LTS release. Java 11 delivers improved performance and an optimized garbage collector. Moreover, the usability issues that occurred due to the use of Java 8 are now fixed (e.g., not being able to maximize the GUI on your second screen that has a different size).
The application server has been upgraded: We now use Wildfly 17. This upgrade fixes several security issues and improves the performance. Wildfly 17 is a Jakarta EE 8 certified application server, which is the current Java EE standard.
The StableNet® server and agent can now run on Linux without root access. This is helpful for cases where security guidelines in companies do not allow processes running as root.
No special license is necessary and the installation is easy. In order to work with the non-root system, a 2-day workshop is required. In this workshop the access of the different modules is explained, e.g., how can a user script be run on a non-root system.