New in Net LineDancer v16

Aug 26,2016

Net LineDancer

*Please check our press release :
http://newswire.net/newsroom/pr/00093465-logicvein-releases-new-network-configuration-software.html

v16 Feature Highlight summary


Cross-Network Management

  • ・Big MSPs were primary requestors.
  • ・Important for MSPs, Large Enterprises, and companies with many Managed Networks.
  • ・In v14.06:
    • ・Search is restricted to one Network at a time.
    • ・Jobs are limited to devices from a single Network. This means that 300 Networks requires 300 Backup Jobs, Report Jobs, etc.
  • ・In v16:
    • ・Search is available across all Networks (or individual Networks).
    • ・Jobs can contain devices from one, many, or all Networks. This means that 300 Networks can be backed-up by a single Job.

”Reverse” SmartBridge Connections

  • ・In v14.06:
    • ・Core Net LineDancer server initiates connections to SmartBridges.
    • ・Typically not a problem for Enterprise customers with LAN/WAN.
    • ・But MSPs must convince their customers to open a firewall hole to HTTPS to allow an incoming connection.
      • ・Causes concerns with corporate security groups and auditors.
      • ・Slows or even prevents sales to MSP customers.
  • ・In v16:
    • ・SmartBridges can now initiate connections to the Core Net LineDancer server.
    • ・Typically requires no firewall change by customers: Simple HTTPS Traffic.
    • ・All functions are supported, including Terminal Proxy.

Jumphost (aka “jumpbox” aka “jump server”)

  • ・Customer: A Japanese major Bank
    • ・NTT already manages devices by first logging into a Cisco router, and then “jumping to” (logging into) the target device.
    • ・Customer has many “jumphost” switches, with access open to NTT, and is not interested in installing a SmartBridge in every location.
  • ・In v16, a jumphost can be specified for each Network.
    • ・Configuration backup is supported.
    • ・Command runner, change tools, and SmartChange is supported.
    • ・Limitations:
      • ・Adapters that require SNMP, FTP, or TFTP are not supported.
      • ・Configuration restore, OS image retrieve and upgrade are not supported.

Other Features and “Minor” Enhancements

  • ・New ”Changes” Tab
    • ・Provides “One-click” access to latest configuration changes.
    • ・Shows a history of configuration changes ordered from most recent to oldest.
    • ・Updated in real-time.
  • ・Discovery and Backup views automatically scroll as devices complete.
  • ・Cisco PnP History table now includes target device IP address (Nordea Bank).
  • ・Compliance Rules now support “regex” (Regular Expressions)
    • ・“Network Geek” feature requested by several customers and prospects.
  • ・New installers support Online Upgrade to ”major” versions … (v16 → v17).
  • ・NetLD servers without Internet access can now check for Online Updates and report usage data (Subscription License) through a Web Proxy server.
  • ・Serial Number search now searches all hardware (cards, power supplies, etc.)
  • ・Many third-party components upgraded: Faster server, lower memory usage.


Cross-Network Management

Provides the ability to perform searches, run jobs, and manage devices across multiple Managed Networks.

Device File Attachment

Users now have the ability to attach files to devices in the inventory.

Smart Bridge Reverse Connection

Smart Bridges can now be configured to initiate their HTTPS connection to the core server rather than requiring the core server to initiate the connection.

Backup over Jumphost

Users can now configure a Jumphost to use when performing device operations. See Jumphost Documentation.

Configuration Change View

A top-level view for seeing a history of configuration changes across all devices.

Selectable Columns for Inventory Export

Users can now select which columns should be included in the device inventory export.

Automatic SNMP version selection

Backup and discovery operations can now automatically attempt SNMP v2c when v1 fails.

Improved Serial Number Search

Serial number searches from the Advanced Device Search view now search across all device hardware, including cards, daughter cards, transceivers, power supplies, and fan trays.

Web Proxy Support

Net LineDancer servers without direct internet connectivity can now check for and download online updates, update licenses, and report usage information through an HTTP proxy.

Regular Expressions in Compliance Rules

Regular expressions can now be used within compliance rule set variable restrictions.

Hostnames in Job Output

Job results now show a hostname column for easier identification of devices.

Report Spreadsheets

Compliance, Backup, and Managed Network Usage reports can now all be output as spreadsheets (XLS and CSV).

IP in PnP Request History

The device IP address is now shown in the PnP history view.

Juniper JunOS "set" Configuration

Add the "display set" configuration for Juniper JunOS devices. This allows easier compliance rule creation as well as adds Change Advisor support for Juniper JunOS.

About LogicVein, Inc.
LogicVein has been focused on the network management domain for over a decade as a respected provider of innovative solutions. We support to eliminate network management cost, frequent errors and gap between senior and novice engineers in comprehensive way. Our Net LineDancer is targeted to network configuration management with unparalleled price Performance.

Press Contact: Jacob Gallegos
Account manager
sales@logicvein.com

LogicVein booth ended a great success at Cisco Live2016

July 15,2016

Configuration Panacea solution Net LineDancer was very well received

Las Vegas, NV, July 15, 2016 LogicVein Inc., an innovator of network change and configuration management, has attended at Cisco Live, Cisco's annual IT and communications conference. The event was great success on every level.

Since we had a larger booth area than last year’s CiscoLive, we had a great large number of visitors to our booth. We are so pleased that we had lots of attendance that day.

Net LineDancer is designed to help network engineers manage the configuration on the network devices (routers, switches, etc.) in their enterprises. Net LineDancer provides inventory reports, detailed hardware and software information of their devices, configuration comparison and history, password change, automated detection of configuration changes, and integration with network monitoring systems.

The phrase “Configuration on a Massive Scale” on our laptop showed up in the monitor perfectly just below “Fast, Easy, and Affordable” phrase printed on the booth brought larger companies to our booth because that line spoke directly to them.


To schedule a WebEx, email at sales@logicvein.com.
To learn more about these features, follow us on our website (http://www.logicvein.com) or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/LogicVeinUS).

About LogicVein, Inc.
LogicVein has been focused on the network management domain for over a decade as a respected provider of innovative solutions. We support to eliminate network management cost, frequent errors and gap between senior and novice engineers in comprehensive way. Our Net LineDancer is targeted to network configuration management with unparalleled price Performance.

Press Contact: Jacob Gallegos
Account manager
sales@logicvein.com

Net LineDancer v14.06 was released in October of 2014.

Oct 8, 2014

【Additional functions 14.06 in rev.20141007.1558】

・Added integrations with external authentication functions like Active Directory and LDAP.
・Added redundant system (Linux) *Optional
  -PostgreSQL is used when you use redundant system.
・Added IP search function in static credential.

【Revised point in 14.06 rev.20141007.1558】

・Renamed Zero-touch to Cisco PnP.

Press Contact: Jacob Gallegos
Account manager
sales@logicvein.com

LogicVein booth ended a great success at Cisco Live2014

May 27,2014

Configuration Panacea solution Net LineDancer was very well received

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, May 26, 2014 ? LogicVein Inc., an innovator of network change and configuration management, has attended at Cisco Live, Cisco's annual IT and communications conference, and ended a great success with Net LineDancer.

Net LineDancer is designed to help network engineers manage the configuration on the network devices (routers, switches, etc.) in their enterprises. Net LineDancer provides inventory reports, detailed hardware and software information of their devices, configuration comparison and history, password change, automated detection of configuration changes, and integration with network monitoring systems.

Visitors were very excited in our solution: regarding the compliance, our Terminal Proxy technology allows users already authenticated into Net LineDancer to SSH/Telnet into network devices with automatic login. Terminal Proxy captures all terminal activity and then logs, timestamps, and indexes it for later search and retrieval. Also, integration APIs use standard JSON-RPC over HTTP allowing simple integration by any programmer.

To schedule a WebEx, email at sales@logicvein.com.
To learn more about these features, follow us on our website (http://www.logicvein.com) or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/LogicVeinUS).

About Net LineDancer
Net LineDancer builds a comprehensive database of your network using automatic device inventory discovery, hardware and software detail collection, and configuration backup, allowing you to see detailed information about each of your devices. Net LineDancer also provides extensive support for performing automated changes against large heterogeneous inventories. Net LineDancer can also integrate with any SNMP monitoring solution by sending SNMP traps whenever a configuration change is detected. By using Net LineDancer you can easily detected all non-approved configuration changes and eliminate common configuration mistakes. With all this Net LineDancer can easily bring even the largest of networks under control.

About LogicVein, Inc.
LogicVein has been focused on the network management domain for over a decade as a respected provider of innovative solutions. We support to eliminate network management cost, frequent errors and gap between senior and novice engineers in comprehensive way. Our Net LineDancer is targeted to network configuration management with unparalleled price Performance.

Press Contact: Takashi Sasaoka
Product Manager
promote@logicvein.com

Net LineDancer v13.01 was announced today and will be released in January of 2013.

Dec 01,2012

This version includes significant enhancements including draft configurations editable with a built-in text editor that can easily be compared with existing configurations and deployed at the push of a button. Also included is a revolutionary Change Advisor that analyzes the proposed draft configuration and provides a set of recommended commands to implement the draft changes.

Empowered Configuration Creation and Editing
The new draft functionality and Change Advisor enhances creation, editing, and deployment functions greatly. Previous releases were not able to edit configurations once backed-up, although changes could be effectively made using the Command Runner. However, the ability to directly edit configurations and deploy them directly or via the set Change Advisor recommended commands is a significant new tool for network engineers.

Net LineDancer v13.01, allows creating draft proposals directly from existing backed-up configurations or via direct file import. As many engineers know, pushing an entire configuration brings with it some risks. Typographical errors in the configuration are often simply ignored by the device, failing to have the intended effect. Reloading the entire configuration can also bring the device offline as the device applies the settings. For this reason, Net LineDancer provides the revolutionary Change Advisor. The Change Advisor combines the power of direct configuration editing, along with the safety and immediate feedback of command-based changes. Using the Change Advisor's recommended list of commands to execute the draft changes provides immediate feedback of whether the changes are valid, and applies this without the need to reboot the device. Changes applied in this way can be followed by an immediate backup, and the new configuration can be compared with the draft to ensure that all changes were as intended.

Net LineDancer 13.01 also allows engineers to attach memos to both existing configurations and drafts.

Linux Newly Supported

With the introduction of Net LineDancer 13.01 we are pleased to announce the Linux support. Net LineDancer is now available to Enterprises, MSPs, and government organization who operate in Linux-only environments.

Net LineDancer Integration APIs
To make the most of netLD from different applications, a JSON-RPC API will be available in Net LineDancer 13.01. Using the API organizations can build custom integrations and automation to implement visibility and change that leverage the power of Net LineDancer. Documentation will be available in January of 2013.

Tera Term and SSH Integration
Net LineDancer now supports integration with Tera Term on Windows, and standard SSH on Mac OS X and Linux. By right-clicking devices in the inventory you can automatically log into devices though Net LineDancer's built-in Terminal Proxy. Net LineDancer's Terminal Proxy provides complete history logging and capture of your terminal sessions, along with indexing for advanced search.