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faltin [2006]
historyofnav [2012/09/18 09:48] (current)
bredal [2012 - NAV 3.11, 3.12]
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 ====== The history of NAV ====== ====== The history of NAV ======
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 tested on an increasingly set of Norwegian universities and colleges. tested on an increasingly set of Norwegian universities and colleges.
  
-Documentation was improved and translated to English, and a new [[http://​metanav.ntnu.no|wiki web site]] +Documentation was improved and translated to English, and a new wiki web site
 (based on MoinMoin) was established,​ also allowing for a more distributed contribution (based on MoinMoin) was established,​ also allowing for a more distributed contribution
 of documentation. of documentation.
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-===== 2006  - NAV v3.1 =====+===== 2006 - NAV v3.1 =====
  
 2006 has been a definite upswing for NAV. Project development is now 2006 has been a definite upswing for NAV. Project development is now
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-===== 2007 =====+===== 2007 - NAV 3.2/​3.3 ​=====
  
 The NAV year of 2007 opened with the belated 3.2 release in February. The NAV year of 2007 opened with the belated 3.2 release in February.
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 Project participants in 2007: John Magne Bredal, Vidar Faltinsen, Project participants in 2007: John Magne Bredal, Vidar Faltinsen,
-Stein Magnus Jodal, Kristian Klette, Morten Brekkevold (project+Stein Magnus Jodal, Kristian Klette, Jostein Gogstad, Morten Brekkevold (project
 leader). leader).
  
-===== 2008 =====+===== 2008 - NAV 3.4 =====
  
 In May 2008 NAV 3.4 was released. IPv6 support was added for the machine In May 2008 NAV 3.4 was released. IPv6 support was added for the machine
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 In the summer and autumn there was ongoing development for v3.5. In the summer and autumn there was ongoing development for v3.5.
  
-===== 2009 =====+===== 2009 - NAV 3.5 =====
  
 In January NAV 3.5 was released: In January NAV 3.5 was released:
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   * HP switch switch stack support was report do to many problems   * HP switch switch stack support was report do to many problems
  
 +===== 2010 - NAV 3.6/3.7 =====
 +
 +NAV 3.6 was a major release for NAV as it introduced the forth generation SNMP collection system - ipdevpoll.
 +ipdevpoll would thus replace getDeviceData. The firs beta version of 3.6 came in May and the final release (after 6 beta version) ​
 +was launched in October. NAV 3.6 included:
 +
 +  * New SNMP collector: ipdevpoll ​
 +  * Major changes to the dataves with a new common interface table (leaving the separate router interface and switxh port tables behind)
 +  * New backend daemon mailin: For receiving external alarms as email, parsing them and posting events on the event queue
 +  * Enhancements to report system: CSV export, monthly availability report and more
 +  * Several subsystems rewritten: machine tracker, dev history, makecricketconfig (from perl to python)
 +  * Support ​ “ignore resolved alerts” in Alert Profiles
 +
 +NAV 3.7 came just a month after 3.6, in November, introducing more results from summer students:
 +
 +  * Geomap -  a geographical map using OpenStreetMap data.
 +  * A sudo (mechaism allowing NAV administrators to manage user’s alert profiles and other setup
 +  * Introducing AD LDAP support
 +
 +===== 2011 - NAV 3.8/​3.9/​3.10 =====
 +
 +In February NAV 3.8 was out with:
 +
 +  * New tool portAdmin that allows for configuring vlan value and port descriptions for switch ports.
 +  * The seedDB tool was rewritten
 +  * A report for inactive devices was included
 +
 +In May 3.9 came with:
 +
 +  * Threshold manager: New GUI to set threshold alarms - finally in place  ​
 +  * New tool Mac Watch: Generate alarm when a mac address appears on the network
 +  * Improved the physical topology detection ("​topology"​ replaces "​networkdiscovery topology"​)
 +  * Support for Extreme Switches
 +  * pynetsmp/​NetSNMP support for ipdevpoll - significant performance impact
 +
 +
 +In December 3.10 came with:
 +
 +  * Port link status monitoring with ipdevpoll - limit to topology ports if you like
 +  * Cricket statistics for environmental sensors in network equipment and Weathergoose
 +  * Generate alarm when a redundant power or fan in a switch fails (Cisco and HP)
 +  * Manage alarms from UPS: supports UPS-MIB (RFC 1628), APC, Eaton and MGE
 +  * Improved vlan topology detection ("​topology"​ now entirely replaces "​networkdiscovery"​)
 +  * Parallel DNS lookups increases performance ​
 +  * The status monitor (pping) now supports IPv6
 +  * Alerts when SNMP agent stops responding
 +
 +In November 2011 a NAV reference committee was established. The reference committee consists
 +of NAV power users from dominant Norwegian universities and university colleges. The reference
 +committee will give advice to future developments in NAV and help UNINETT in making our priorities.
 +The committee has members from these institutions:​ NTNU, UiT, UiO, UiA, HiVolda.
 +
 +
 +
 + ===== 2012 - NAV 3.11/3.12 =====
 +
 +In March NAV 3.11 was released with the following improvements:​
 +
 +  * LLDP support for improved topology detection.
 +  * getBoksMacs replaced by ipdevpoll plugins in `topo` job.
 +  * Q-BRIDGE-MIB now also used when collecting switch forwarding tables,
 +    meaning improved machine tracking data for switch vendors like HP, Juniper
 +    and Alcatel.
 +  * The Machine Tracker'​s IP search form has consolidated the `To` and `From`
 +    IP address search fields into a single `IP Range` search field with
 +    extended search syntax for ranges of IP addresses. ​ See LP#643544 for
 +    details.
 +  * ipdevpoll can now be made to run single job configurations from
 +    ipdevpoll.conf,​ to run in the foreground, and to log to stderr instead of
 +    its log file.
 +  * ipdevpoll will reset its log levels from logging.conf upon receiving a
 +    SIGHUP signal.
 +  * ipdevpoll will log the currently active polling jobs upon receiving a
 +    SIGUSR1 signal.
 +
 +
 +In June 2012 the number of full time NAV-developers doubled! ​
 +
 +
 +In September NAV 3.12 was out with:
 +
 +  * Rewrite of new Netmap using open standards as HTML5, Javascript (D3JS) and SVG (Scalable vector graphics) ​
 +  * A cleaner and more responsive Ip Device Info
 +  * An improved navbar search
 +  * Room information including devices and a powerful netbox interface overview
 +  * IPv6 traffic counters
 +  * An improved device poller
 +  * Greater use of django in favor of mod_python
  
    
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