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Spring has finally arrived in New York, but some places this year have still been cold. Regardless, the Nastel team has still been busy and this month’s newsletter highlights some of our recent updates.
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Have you used a Deployment Pack?
In response to customers who wanted a simplified installation and deployment mechanism, we offer several distribution models. A deployment pack is a preconfigured environment hosting all of the Nastel Navigator X components. The deployment pack is basically an "unzip and go" package for Linux environments. The default configuration is designed for a basic environment, but by altering settings in a property file, you can easily select a variety of configurations. The deployment packs include a number of commands to assist with starting, stopping, and checking the status of the environment.
We encourage all customers who are performing new installations to use the deployment packs. Any customers on Workgroup Server 10 can easily migrate to a deployment pack while continuing to use an existing database and configuration. Customers who are still on out-of-support versions like Workgroup Server 6 can still use the deployment pack to quickly get migrated to the latest versions. Contact your Technical Account Manager for additional information about using a deployment pack for your environment.
Latest fix packs
We covered the latest version of Nastel Navigator, 10.4.0, in last month's newsletter. The first monthly fix pack, 10.4.0.1, is available. We release a fix pack for the latest release each month. Fix packs for prior versions, such as Nastel Navigator 10.3.0, may not be monthly and depend on the severity of fixes and the customers impacted. For Nastel XRay, fix packs for 1.3.0 and 1.4.0 are also available.
Fix packs of older versions are typically only done on demand. Accordingly, we encourage all customers to be on either the current e-fix version or the e-fix immediately preceding it.
See this link for more details on the Nastel support policy and the support matrix for our products.
Navigator X Web Security Manager
One of the new features included with Nastel Navigator 10.4 was the Navigator X Web Security Manager, navxwsm. This latest version of the web security manager is currently used solely within Nastel Navigator but will have expanded use in the future. When the original web security manager was released, it was a major improvement from the previous methods. However, what was new at one time becomes dated. It needed to be improved and made more consistent with the rest of the Nastel product offerings. However, in order to minimize the impact of moving to 10.4, we support either the old or new interfaces. Thus, you can continue to use the existing procedures until you have updated them. In order to use navxwsm, there are several requirements and this article covers troubleshooting, should you have issues connecting.
Popular FAQs & Articles
How to sort in Nastel Navigator
By default, a viewlet reflects the sort method set up in the selected schema. Click any column header to sort the data by that column. You can also sort on two columns. See this article for some tips on how to use the sorting capabilities.
Viewing data in IOS and Android
Do you want to view your XRay data—including AutoPilot Sensors and events—on your phone? The installation, setup and usage are similar in both iOS and Android with minor variations due to the underlying architecture. See this article to learn how to connect your phone with your XRay environment.
Middleware Performance Benchmark
Have You Ever Wondered if a Different Messaging Middleware Platform Would Perform Better for Your Business?
New for April 2022, we have just released an update to our middleware performance report including testing of the latest versions of the middleware plus some new ones.
This middleware performance benchmark report outlines the performance of these commonly used messaging middleware platforms:
- IBM MQ
- Apache Kafka
- ActiveMQ Classic
- ActiveMQ Artemis
- Apache Pulsar
- TIBCO EMS
The report also includes details on the methodology, environment, the tests performed, results, and conclusions.
Whether you are building a new app, upgrading existing, or migrating workloads, this report will give you a new perspective.
Have a look at our latest blog: Monitor IBM MQ Appliance Metrics.
Please read and share these recent blogs to help spread the word:
- Why Does A Business Need Middleware Management?
- Managing Kafka on AWS with Nastel Navigator
- Who Can Benefit From Kafka Monitoring Services?
Click HERE to read Nastel's blog.
Nastel's Webinars & TechTalks
Podcast - i2M - IBM's Exclusive New Interview with Sam Garforth in which he discusses the need for dedicated Integration Infrastructure Management.
Click HERE to see our library of other on-demand sessions.
Keeping up with Nastel
On Thursday, December 16th, 2021, we announced Nastel Products Are Not Affected by Log4j Vulnerability Issues. Here is the press release that discusses how Nastel Technologies customers will not be exposed to any risks from this vulnerability, but enterprises are encouraged to check with their Cloud and other solution vendors to protect themselves and their data:
We want to ensure you and your colleagues can easily find all our recent press releases and other news, so here is the Nastel News archive for your convenience.
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