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The first feature release of the 5.6 series of NAV is now out!

The source code is available for download at GitHub.

New packages for Debian 10 (Buster) and 11 (Bullseye) are available in our APT repository as usual.

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


User-visible features

  • NAPALM/NETCONF management profiles can now be configured with custom timeout values (#2460, #2390)
  • Post lifecycle events the first time new chassis/module/PSU/fan devices are seen (#2391, #2414)
  • Accept JSON Web Tokens signed by third-parties as valid API authentication/authorization tokens (#2483, #2511)
  • Collect “chassis” serial numbers from Aruba wireless controllers (#2514)
  • Added an API endpoint for module information (#2517, #2520)
  • Result caching added to ranked statistics - including the ability to populate the cache regularly behind-the-scenes in a cronjob ((#1504, #2398)

Developer-centric features

  • Added option to fetch issue numbers from git reflog (#2474)
  • Added tests for get_memory_usage for all memory MIBs (#2376, #2441)
  • Added tests to discover invalid MIB dumps from smidump (#2501, (#2521)
  • Updated/added explicit relation names to various ORM models (#2539, #2540, #2541, #2542)


User-visible fixes

  • Empty alert messages are no longer sent when device software upgrades are detected (#2533)
  • Merged two fixes from the 5.4.x stable series that never actually made it into the 5.5 series:
    • Metric values of 0.0 are evaluated correctly by threshold rules (#2447)
    • Validate maintenance calendar input form to avoid e-mail spam from bots scanning for vulnerabilities (#2420, #2431)
  • Properly log (for posterity) old and new revision numbers with every software/hardware/firmware upgrade event NAV posts (#2515, #2545, #2560)
  • snmpwalk routine for synchronous NAV code now correctly handles end-of-mib-view errors (#1925, #2489)
  • Removed deprecation warnings from command line programs navsnmp, naventity and navoidverify (#2389, #2429)

Developer-centric fixes

  • Use pip-compile’s backtracking dependency resolver to fix failing CI pipelines (#2509)
  • Updated libsnmp dependency for newer Ubuntu runners in GitHub pipelines (#2532)
  • Use same version of Django for pylint runs as the latest stable release (#2536)
  • Fixed a slew of new CI pipeline / test suite problems that appear after new years (#2537)

Release notes

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

Happy NAVing everyone!