Monday, May 25, 2015

Our SNMP Device Simulator Promo is back to help you simulate any network device for free!

Because of our previous SNMP Device Simulator promotion success, we wanted to do it all over again this May 28th & 29th! In case you were not able to get your free license, you can this second time around.  

Our SNMP Device Simulator allows you to simulate any network device. For detailed information on the features it offers, see below.

In a nutshell, this is what our full version offers:

So, how to obtain your free license?
  • It is so much easier now! Just go to our promotion page
  • Follow the steps required and complete all information necessary in the registration form.
  • Contact if you have any questions at all. You can also reach us through any of our social media accounts. 


Detailed features description 

The license you'll obtain is a full license that allows you to simulate up to 10 network devices. You can access the following features: 

Create a virtual network device in seconds

Do you need to create a virtual network for yesterday? The SNMP Device simulator has you covered!  The easy to use installation wizard and interface let you bring a simulated device online in under 5 minutes. Choose the device that you want to create, select the data your want to simulate, give it an IP address and press play.

Changes in V5 allow you to run more than 1,000 simulated devices at one time from a single machine.  Need more devices?  Need to put a firewall between devices? Deploy the SNMP Device Simulator agents on different computers and manage them through a single console.

Simulate any network device through the Device Recorder feature 

Ideal for testing with network devices that you don’t have in your test lab, the Device Recorder lets you mimic the behavior of any real SNMP device. Use the new Device Recorder feature to capture real world data and simulate the selected behavior as many times as needed, without putting your production network at risk. 

Dynamic Simulation 

The SNMP Device simulator grants users the option to perform a dynamic simulation or a normal simulation (the most basic type).  

The simulator uses a variety of formulas and statistical operations to generate dynamic values on the selected virtual devices, resulting in more realistic behavior.  These values are also recorded on log files so they can be used later in the historical simulation mode. 


Historical Simulation 

Use the logs generated in a dynamic simulation to reproduce a precise behavior during a specific timeframe.  With the Historical Simulation feature you can reproduce identical scenarios over and over again to changes to your tools, monitoring software or network configuration. This feature is ideal for tests that depend on identical data in changing environments. 


IP Address Manager 

This feature is a time saver that you’ll love! Imagine that you need to simulate 100 devices. With the IP Address Manager you no longer have to worry about manually creating IP addresses for all these devices. Instead, create individual IP addresses or a range directly from the simulator’s console, and apply them to the devices that you need to simulate. 

Generate simulated devices from scripts

You can access almost all V5 features without ever opening the console.  This includes creating a new simulated device, loading recorded data to a device and stopping/starting device simulations. Save valuable time through automation and scripts!


Save simulation configurations

Need to create a simulation for your network switches?  They are all the same model, but the ones in R&D are configured differently from the ones in Accounting.  No problem.  Using our templates as a base, load the base data, make the changes needed to match your environment and then same the custom configuration with one for “Switch – R&S” and one for “Switch – Accounting”.  With the Save Configuration features, you customizations are waiting for you the next time you do a test or an audit. 

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Can not monitor your network device? Let's try again...

Friday of solutions!

Xian NM users might have encountered the message below while trying to run the "add device" rule or the "network scan task", resulting in a device that can not be discovered.
"Plug-in unsupported device on (IP address)"

To access a detailed alert description, double-click the error message.
This error message results from a device that is not supported by the current Xian NM management packs. Fortunately, our Tech support team can help. Here is how:


To fix this issue, retrieve the SNMP dumps from your device using the Jalasoft tech support tool and send the dumps to our Tech support team by opening a ticket. Next our team, generates a patch and sends it to you along with instructions on how to apply it.
Tech Support Tool to retrieve SNMP dump.
  1. In the installation bundle you'll find the "TechSupportTool" folder.
  2. Execute the file "XianNetworkManagerIoTechSupportTool.exe".
  3. Unselect all the check boxes in the "Data Requested" tab, and click "Next".
  4. Provide the IP Address, community string, Timeout, and Retries of the device(s) you are requesting a dump from.
  5. Once you have added all desired devices, click "Next".
  6. In the "Output Folder" choose a path where you want the dump to be created, and click "Next".
  7. After the Tech Support Tool is done creating the folder with the device dump(s), zip the folder and send it to tech support by opening a ticket.  Tech Support then generates a patch for your device model and send its to you within 2-3 days. That's all!
Smart Management Pack for Generic Network Devices

If you are looking for broad monitoring and don't need a specialized management pack, then our SMP for Generic Network Devices is the solution. It can monitor any SNMP based device.

Our Smart Management Pack for Generic Network Devices extends Microsoft System Center Operations Manager capabilities to your network devices.