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What's New for Network Operations Management!

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As our team members stream across the world to help kick off our new fiscal year with our sales and technical teams, we've got so much news.  So, let's start with our 2018.11 release, then talk about our new UI prototype (and where you can see it), and then wrap it up with a quick update to our partnership with Cisco.

First, let's talk about our new release.  We went back to our roots and focused on the core products behind NOM - Network Node Manager and Network Automation..  Our focus was to deliver on enhancement requests coming out of the NOM Idea Exchange.  A couple of highlights::

  • NNMi topology’s scheduled out of service feature now marks and reports connected uplink neighbors in topology as out of service improving overall awareness.
  • Cisco ACI device vendor and node role details can now be exported from NNMi to OMi (RTSM) UCMDB for a more detailed NNMi topology integration view. 
  • Enabled the Change Plan option in the "Run Task on this group" dropdown box, allowing NA users to easily run change plans directly from a search result
  • Check Policy Compliance results now highlight non-compliant configuration lines to more easily detect missing or incorrectly ordered lines in the compliance rule.

Check out the product release for more details at Network Operations Management 

Next up, our protoype user interface is underway and we've got some previews.  NNMi and NA have highly refined UIs refined specifically for their primary personas over decades of input.  But, with NOM we have a new opportunity to reflect the impact that security is having on the role of network operations teams.  Because we've pulled together both health and compliance information in a traditional topology view, network operators will be in a better position to address both of these areas from a single view.

NOM new UI topology.PNGNOM - Prototype UI

We will be demoing this new UI prototype in our upcoming "What's New" webinar on December 12 and in-person at ITOM Summit on February 5-7.  Sign up now for both of these events to get the latest information direct from our product management team.

Finally, to wrap it all up, Cisco recently posted a blog and video around our technology demonstation with Cisco DNA.  Cisco DNA-enable devices will deliver significant new information via API to allow enhanced analytics to ensure network health.NOM Cisco DNA.PNGNOM and Cisco DNA

Well, that's it for right now.  As excited as we are around this latest release, our product team is already hard at work with our next release as we seek to deliver the latest capablities and build new ways to visualize the network to drive enhanced productivity and value.

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