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Upcoming features for the next release
June 30, 2010 @ 7:30am

I've recently been thinking about making some updates and enhancements to nandView. The following are a few features I'm hoping to add within a few weeks.

Removing popups. When I first was developing the UI for nandView, I thought having the main dashboard always being present in the back, and popping up a new window for configuration changes, was a good idea. I'm starting to rethink this. The model works okay in Safari. In FireFox and IE8 (at least by default), the config window will open in a new tab. On the iPhone, it opens on a separate panel. I haven't decided yet if I will make using popups a global configuration option or just remove it.

Mobile dashboard. Although nandView's regular dashboard renders just fine on an iPhone, it's not an optimal viewing experience. A mobile device, with its smaller screen size, will either display text far too small or require constant scrolling in both planes. A new dashboard will be created, designed for the smaller screen of the typical smartphone.

Kiosk dashboard. To create a read only dashboard in version 1.0, you can create a user account with as few access privileges as possible. However, this still requires you to log in. For kiosks and wall displays, I'll be adding the ability to have a read only version of the main dashboard screen that does not require a username or password. This feature will be off by default.


Press Release - Announcing nandView
August 4, 2009 @ 3:00pm

Syracuse, New York - August 4th, 2009: nand.net internet services, a central New York consultancy, proudly announces the initial release of nandView, an open source network and systems monitoring suite.

nandView is a free, multi-platform solution, designed for small to midsize networks. Written from the ground up to be easy to use and easy to configure, administrators will get powerful features without the headaches of other complicated network management systems. There is no need to learn shell scripting, programming or write SQL commands with nandView.

"This is an example of how the recession is encouraging open source development," says program designer Mike DeMaria. After getting laid off from a software development firm, Mike decided that creating an open source project would be a good training experience. "The best part is that overworked IT administrators get an easy to use product without the hassle of seeking purchase approval."

Major product features include:
* Agentless, zero footprint polling that works with virtually any IP enabled system.
* Web interface for configuration and maintenance.
* Protocol verification, which ensures that web, FTP, mail and DNS servers are operating correctly, in addition to TCP and UDP port checks
* Multiuser logins with role based access controls
* Email notifications with support for on-call/off-call time restrictions
* Includes historical reports and statistics, powered by a MySQL database
* Context sensitive online help system with extensive, professionally written documentation
* Source code included, allowing for custom modifications and redistribution

The suite is currently available for download at nandview.com and is officially supported on Linux, FreeBSD, and Microsoft Windows. Also available at nandview.com is a five minute online video demonstration, product documentation and development blog.

nandView 1.0 is now available
August 3, 2009 @ 5:51pm

nandView 1.0 has been released! Click here to download.

Final testing
August 3, 2009 @ 12:15am

I've started the final testing for nandView 1.0. Just need to make sure that the Windows and Linux download packages are working correctly, and everything will be ready to go. I should be launching the official release later today.

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