Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Managed Switch Port Mapping Tools v2.77.1 released August 30, 2017

Version 2.77.1 followed closely behind the release of 2.77. This minor release adds serial and model retrieval from Adtran switches. It also fixes some minor issues with importing devices from a text file in Switch List editor. SQLite was updated as well.

Version 2.77 was a huge release.

Managed Switch Port Mapping Tool v2.77 adds several features to enhance the user experience plus new features including one that has been requested a number of times for several years.

One of the most requested features (for years) is this: a way to compare two mappings of the same switch to see what has changed. It is now there under Review History (left control panel):

Select at mapping from the left list, then select one from the right list. Press ‘Show Added & Removed’ to see a list of what is present only in the first mapping (green) and the second mapping (blue) as shown below.

To see a list of devices moved from one port to another between mappings, press Show Moved. The final port that the device was moved to is shown in the list.

Another major addition is the ‘Test’ button. You can find it in the device settings. It give you a way to see if the device (switch or router or other) can be pinged and communicated with using the SNMP settings you have entered. See below:

Do you have Juniper, Ubiquiti and Force10 switches? We improved support for those switches and we even found that some models of Adtran switches can be mapped – but not all.

Full list of changes in this revision.

2.77 August 18, 2017

-Added button in Review History for comparing and displaying the differences between two mappings of the same switch at different times. One selection shows the difference between information present on the first switch mapping vs the second switch mapping. The other selection shows movement of a device from one port to a new port. The results of the comparisons may be saved/exported/printed.

-Added Test button to Device Settings. Use it to verify the device is reachable with Ping and verify your SNMP settings are correct. It also can tell you if it is a switch or a different kind of SNMP enabled device.

-The target switch is now tested near the start of the mapping to see if it really is a switch, if not a 'do you want to continue' question is asked.

-Additional sources of warning messages during SNMP single parameter retrievals were identified and the warning suppressed. The warnings were sometimes interpreted by users as errors and slowed the mapping process.

-New Command Line option (-txt) to save the results of a mapping to a hybrid tab/CSV delimited text file. Columns are represented by tabs and rows within a multi-row cell are represented by commas.

-Improved export to 10SCAPE. If required columns are missing, a warning is now shown at export.

-Column Order and Visibility Editor: the 10SCAPE defaults button now turns off the Ping Sweep warning (see Global Settings to reactivate it).

-Global Settings: the Display Ping Sweep Not Configured warning message is now disabled by default.

-Global Settings: when switch group specific settings (like MAC limit per port) are changed, the changes are now saved to the currently shown left panel switch group.

-Switch List Editor: show final report and show individual reports are now unchecked by default.

-Framework: menu and toolbar are now fixed in place and not dockable.

-Framework: top titlebar is now correctly updated to show the switch info when the mapping is complete.

-Juniper, Force10 and Ubiquiti switches are now processed correctly and manufacturer specific details are now retrieved.

-Some models of Adtran switches are now supported.

-Juniper switches now show the vlan name, internal vlan number and vlan tag as follows with the tag in curly braces: MYVLAN(5){100}. Other switch brands will continue to show MYLAN(5) or 5 where 5 is the vlan number.

-In order to speed up the switch list mapping process, the column widths are no longer automatically resized in list mode.

-VLAN identification for older 3COM switches was improved.

-Improvements to data shown in vlan columns.

-Fixed SQL syntax problem in lldpLocChassisId when subtypes 1-7 are present.

-Fixed usability problem with device settings editor where selections from existing community names would not appear to 'stick'.

-Fixed XML export where switch information is added in the left column.

-Added System Description to CDP data.

-New information added to SNMP Error Report.

-Changed Review History icon.

-Updated SQLite to version 3.20.0

-Updated MAC address/Manufacturer database.

Download the ‘installed’ version 2.77 from SwitchPortMapper.com and install it over the top of your current installed version.

USB version users need to use the Help Menu/Check for Update selection to obtain the upgrade patch.

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