SolarWinds Releases NPM 12.2
NPM 12.2 was made available in the Customer Portal on September 13th! The release notes are a great place to get a broad overview of everything in the release. Here, I’d like to go into greater depth on Network Insight for ASA including why we built it and how it works. Knowing that should help you get the most out of the new tech!
We live in amazing times. Every day new technologies are invented that change how we interact, how we build things, how we learn, how we live. Many (most?) of these technologies are only possible because of the relatively new ability for endpoints to talk to each other over a network. Networking is a key enabling technology today like electricity was in the 1800s and 1900s, paving the way for whole wave of new technologies to be built. The better we build the networks, the more we enabling this technological evolution. That’s why I believe in building great networks.
A great network does exactly one thing well: connects endpoints. The definition of “well” has evolved through the years, but essentially it means enabling two endpoints to talk in a way that is high performance, reliable, and secure. Turns out this is not an easy thing to do, particularly at scale. When I first started maintaining, and later building networks, I discovered that monitoring was one the most effective tools I could use to build better networks. Monitoring tells you how the network is performing so you can improve it. Monitoring tells you when things are heading south so you can get ahead of the problem. Monitoring tells you if there is an outage so you can fix it, sometimes even before users notice. Monitoring reassures you when there is not an outage so you can sleep at night.
Read the entire article here, NPM 12.2 is Now Generally Available! |THWACK
Via the fine folks at SolarWinds