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The first feature release of the 5.0 series of NAV is now out!

The source code is available for download at GitHub.

New packages for Debian 9/10 (Stretch/Buster) are available in our APT repository as usual.

Please also be extra aware of config file changes. Look out for *.dpkg-dist files in /etc/nav and make sure to update your running config.

The virtual appliance will be updated shortly

Deprecation warning

Python 2 reaches its end-of-life on January 1, 2020. NAV 5.0 therefore moves to Python 3, and as such, you will need at least Python 3.5 to run NAV.

Most of NAV will still run on Python 2 as of the 5.0 release, but from this point, Python 2 will be deprecated and we will start removing code that exists solely to keep compatibility with Python 2.

User-visible features and improvements:

  • #1793 (Add maintenance filter option to netbox API endpoint)

    • #1995 (Add maintenance filter to Netbox API endpoint)
  • #1859 (Improve portadmin support for dot1x)

  • #1905 (Add support for alcatel DDM-sensors)

  • #1908 (Add display widget for binary/boolean sensors to “racks”)

  • #1919 (Add support for external sensors from newer Watchdog products)

  • #1926 (Add support for most external sensors on newer watchdog products)

  • #1930 (Refactor IT-WATCHDOGS-MIB MibRetriever implementations)

  • #1943 (Improve support for boolean sensors in racks)

  • #1947 (Management profiles)

  • #1969 (Store local chassis ids from LLDP-MIB and use for neighbor lookups)

  • #1970 (Add API for management profiles)

  • #1971 (Provide option to automatically enable CDP on voice ports)

  • #1974 (enabling CDP when a voice port is set using portadmin)

  • #1987 (Refactor power supply and fan monitoring functionality)

  • #1988 (Add status monitoring for Juniper PSUs and FANs)

  • #1989 (Collect optical sensor measurements from Coriant Groove devices)

  • #1998 (Remove support for alert dispatching over Jabber)

  • #2002 (Refactor installation documentation.)

  • #2005 (Export stream of serialized alerts from the event engine)

  • #2007 (Support REMOTE_USER header for web authentication)

  • #2008 (Add more database stats to Watchdog’s “NAV by the numbers”)

Fixed GitHub issues in this release:

  • #1978 (Netmap layer 2 traffic data requests to Graphite are too slow and too large)
  • #1979 (Location alerts widget crashes intermittently)
  • #1980 (Using the wrong Radius dictionary file can cause servicemon to eat all available system memory and hang)
  • #1984 (Blank sysnames should not be allowed)
    • #1985 (Disallow blank sysnames)
  • #1990 (Make type changes immediately when unknown types are encountered)
  • #2004 ([BUG] Interface browser shows wrong “last used” date)
  • #2009 (Ensure rooms require a location attribute also in the SQL schema)

Release notes

We always advise you to have a look at NAV’s accompanying release notes when upgrading.

Happy NAVing everyone!