Jan – Oct, 2022. It has been a busy 10 months. Our ndCONF Agent Development Studio and its Eval benefitted from our ever continuing development program, strengthened by the customers’ feedback. Several improvements have been made in the NETCONF / RESTCONF libraries. The ndCONF Builder, a generator of YANG Datastore Server’s extension modules has been improved again and verified against a large set of YANG modules. Support for features, like YANG Patch has been released, while others, like Call Home and more, are in a final validation cycle, primed for releases before the year’s end.
Big news?, we are making ndCONF Studio available to our customers via an attractive subscription pricing model, in addition to the present buy-out model. You can now obtain all development tools and binary SDK’s with a full technical support as an Annual Development Subscription License. Only when you start shipping your product, our Annual Production Subscription License kicks in, and it includes Unlimited Runtimes assigned to a specific Product Line. Request more information or your ndCONF Eval at email@example.com.
Our key SNMPv3 offering, the SNMPv3 Service for Windows, is a drop-in replacement of Windows’ native SNMPv1/v2c Service component and has seen two releases in this period, improving its diagnostics, event logging capabilities and handling of several “corner cases”, including handling of MIB walking with a variety of 3rd party extension DLLs. It is now easier to install and configure in the remote Mass Install scenarios, please see our Application Note and the Service’s new Help file.
A comprehensive technical coverage of SNMPv3 in Windows (including SNMPv3 in Windows 11) is also provided by “Tech with Jasmin” blog at https://lnkd.in/gz3FK5k. Thank you!
November 30, 2021. The new releases of NuDesign’s ndCONF Agent Development Studio and its Eval version are now available. The Studio provides for the development of a YANG Datastore Server with YANG-based standard and custom extensions, and remote NETCONF / RESTCONF / SNMP protocols access.
The NETCONF access, in addition to SSH username/password-based security, adds support for mutual, X.509 Certificate-based, NETCONF session authentication. The ndCONF Studio implements the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol communications between the NETCONF Access Agent of a YANG Datastore Server and the remote NETCONF Clients. Additionally, support for retrieval of user group information from an external RADIUS Server has been added. This mechanism simplifies the configuration of NETCONF’s NACM access control for multiple devices, by providing a common, server-based solution. Currently, this provision applies to RESTCONF access only.
Numerous improvements have also been made to the ndCONF Builder, a source code generator of YANG-based, dynamic extensions to the YANG Datastore Server, a crucial development tool providing for rapid development of new ndCONF Agent capabilities, as well as securing a continuing NETCONF standard compliance. Each ndCONF Builder release is preceded by a rigorous validation testing, against a large set of IETF and OpenConfig standards YANG modules. Request a copy of the ndCONF Studio Eval at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 26, 2021. The latest releases of NuDesign’s ndCONF Agent Development Studio and ndCONF Studio Eval are now available. These releases add rfc5277 compliant, NETCONF / SNMP / SYSLOG and Custom Streams support. They further improve and simplify the addition of custom, web based applications. These applications communicate with the ndCONF YANG Datastore through the RESTCONF Access Agent.
The ndCONF Studio also provides strong support for SNMP legacy systems that require addition of NETCONF / YANG interface. The development tools translate proprietary MIBs into YANG modules and provide for the re-use of SNMP legacy instrumentation in a new, integrated, NETCONF / RESTCONF / SNMP YANG Agent. Request ndCONF Studio Eval at email@example.com.
November 27, 2020. Checkout a new release of ndCONF Agent Development Studio, it updates NuDesign’s NETCONF / YANG-based Agent building tools and SDK libraries for Linux.
The new release allows for the separation of ndCONF code and vendor-specific embedded applications, making the design process and software updates easy to manage. In postCommit phase the software architecture provides for vendor’s embedded applications to have final control over the new configuration values, enabling additional, product-specific check of configuration integrity. The RESTCONF interface, with its support of JSON encoding and notification streaming, makes the web-based management applications easier to write.
The ndCONF Agent Development Studio targets developers of 5G or LTE systems, aiming at providing an automation platform for their programmable networks via the deployment of NETCONF / YANG-based declarative configuration capabilities. Request ndCONF Studio Eval at firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 24, 2020. NuDesign has released version 16.4 of its SNMPv3 Service for Windows. It rectifies a potential problem when upgrading from services prior to v12. It potentially required a manual re-selection of previously loaded DLLs. The new Service provides for an automatic upgrade of any previous versions of NuDesign SNMP Service to the latest version 16.4, fully preserving the pre-existing configuration.
April 8, 2020. All of us at NuDesign extend our best wishes to you, our colleagues, customers and your families during this difficult period. Please stay safe, and it’s great if you can help slow down this COVID pandemic by practicing social isolation and working from home. However, we understand so many of you provide essential services that require your on-site presence and we thank you for that!
We are here to support you, continuing our work from home, and staying in touch online. All the best, and we will meet again soon!
December 27, 2019. Revision 1.7 of NuDesign’s ndCONF Agent Development Studio Eval for Linux has been released. The product provides software tools and SDK libraries to OEM developers automating provisioning, configuration and monitoring processes of networking devices, whole networks and their specific services using NETCONF / YANG technologies. This new release has improved coverage of the NETCONF standard RFCs and provides a pre-production, and at this time limited in scope, support for rfc8040 – RESTCONF access, in addition to already present NETCONF, CLI and SNMP support. The eval also provides a command line NETCONF Client test application and a sample, web based, RESTCONF application. Request your download credentials here.
December 16, 2019. NuDesign’s SNMPv3 Service for Windows, rev16.3 / build004, has been released. It provides for a more robust auto installation of SNMPv3 Service across different MS Windows / Windows Servers environments. The Service’s NDT Installer continues to unpack and install MS Windows’ native SNMP extension DLLs, including for the latest releases of Windows 10. The recommended process is to first update your Windows 10 with the latest updates, before the Installer is run. The final outcome is the NuDesign SNMPv3 Service installed and running, along with the MS extension DLLs.
August 26, 2019. Revision 1.6 of NuDesign’s ndCONF Agent Development Studio for Linux has been released. It has been updated with support for libxml2 implementation and full XPATH namespaces capability. The ndCONF Agent Studio provides native support for IETF and OpenConfig YANG modules, and the ndCONF Agent Studio Eval provides implementations of ietf-interfaces.yang and openconfig-interfaces.yang modules to demonstrate their respective approaches. The ndCONF Agent Studio Eval also provides a copy of ndconfsrv, a daemon version of NuDesign’s extensible YANG Datastore Server, along with ndcliclient, providing access to all CLI interactions with YANG Datastore. Use the ndCONF Agent Studio Eval to built a fully operational management Agent for your YANG module with NETCONF, CLI and SNMP access.
July 17, 2019. NuDesign has released rev. 16.2 of its SNMPv3 Agent Service for Windows. This is a recommended update. It improves Service function in high SNMP traffic environments.
February 5, 2019. Revision 1.5 of NuDesign’s ndCONF Agent Development Studio for Linux has been made available for evaluation. It provides tools, binary SDKs and protocol Access Agents (NETCONF, SNMP, CLI, with more coming soon). It supports an improved code generation process of YANG Datastore Server’s extension modules that use YANG constructs such as nested groupings and augments. The extension project’s generated code also includes complete, auto-generated “startup-cfg-demo.xml” file to facilitate the build of a ndCONF Agent that can be run right away for testing and demos purposes.
The Eval and Full Release installs create the same directory structures, auto-installing pre-requisite Linux libraries. It also installs PYANG, required for ndCONF Builder, NuDesign’s code generator for custom YANG modules.
November 8, 2018. NuDesign has released an enhanced snmpXplorer rev7.0, an AFDX®/ARINC664 compatible, SNMPv3 software management tool that works with AIM-USA latest family of AFDX®/ARINC664P7 PC cards. The new software is compatible with all cards supporting AIM’s BSP software v19 and it also automatically detects and functions with the older AIM’s cards running BSP software v17. This latest release of snmpXplorer uses enhanced crypto libraries for secure communications, it also improves efficiency of SNMP functions such as Walk, Get Row and Get Table with the use of Get Bulk operation among other enhancements.
September 20, 2018. Revision 1.4 of NuDesign’s ndCONF Agent Development SDK for Linux has been made available for evaluation. It now provides a full set of NETCONF rfc6241 listed capabilities. The ndCONF SDK with NETCONF / CLI / SNMP protocol Access Agents are available for evaluation in Linux YANG Demo Agent download package and / or in Linux ndCONF Eval Agent Development package that provides for addition of customer YANG module’s extension code to NuDesign’s YANG Datastore Server. The ndCONF Agent Development and YANG Demo Agent packages come with a command line NETCONF Client Test Application and have also been tested with an open-source Yang Browser and RPC Builder Application called YANG Explorer.
July 30, 2018. NuDesign has released rev. 15 of its SNMPv3 Agent Service for Linux. This version allow the Service to be bound to specific addresses. It permit these addresses to not be present at start-up, providing address monitoring so that specifically bound addresses are monitored for becoming active. Any addresses found to become active are added to the transport’s service endpoint list.
July 19, 2018. NuDesign has released rev. 15 of its SNMPv3 Agent Service for Windows. This version adds support for virtual networking interfaces when binding to specific interfaces. Virtual interfaces need not be active at start up, but will be added to the bound service endpoints, when they do become active. These interfaces can be associated with Windows Server’s list of redundant “Server Application Roles” that get enabled if a primary Server for such an “Application Role” goes down.
May 28, 2018. NuDesign has released rev. 14 of its SNMPv3 Agent Service for Linux. The new version can run in SNMPv3-FIPS140 mode, in addition to its existing SNMPv3 mode. This new mode restricts the use of OpenSSL rev1.1.x crypto modules to only those that are compliant with FIPS-140 standard (United States Federal Information Processing Standard 140, that defines cryptographic algorithms approved for use by US Federal government computer systems for the protection of sensitive data).
May 23, 2018. NuDesign has released rev. 14 of its SNMPv3 Agent Service for Windows. The new version can now run in SNMPv3-FIPS140 mode, in addition to its existing SNMPv3 mode. This new mode restricts the use of Windows’ crypto DLLs to only those that are compliant with FIPS-140 standard (United States Federal Information Processing Standard 140, that defines cryptographic algorithms approved for use by US Federal government computer systems for the protection of sensitive data).
Support for SNMPv3-FIPS140 mode has not been extended to Windows XP / Server 2003 in the new rev 14 of SNMPv3 Agent Service. For XP/2003 users we continue to provide and maintain SNMPv3 Agent Service rev 13.x that supports all Windows OS’es (including XP/2003) with its existing SNMPv3 mode. This version (rev 13.x) uses Windows’ Enhanced Cryptographic Provider (RSAENH) utilizing both, FIPS and non-FIPS compliant crypto DLLs.
January 24, 2018. A production release of NuDesign NETCONF / YANG Agent development tools and SDKs has been made. The products target developers of embedded networking equipment looking to add remote configuration and monitoring capabilities to their products. An extensible YANG Datastore Server instruments the required YANG modules as Loadable Data Handlers. The management information is exposed to client applications via loadable, protocol specific Access Agents. The NETCONF, CLI and SNMPv3 Access Agents are available now, with RESTCONF / web coming soon. For more details please see the Overview of NuDesign’s Development Tools for NETCONF, CLI, RESTCONF and SNMPv3 ndCONF Agent document.
November 24, 2017. NuDesign has released version 13 of its secure SNMPv3 Agent Service for Windows with improved support for HPE Insight Management Agents® extension DLLs software for use in HPE ProLiant® and HPE Integrity® Windows Servers. The updated NuDesign SNMPv3 Agent Service also supports extension DLLs for specialty networking cards, such as a line of HPE FlexFabric® and other vendors 10Gb 2-port Emulex® networking adapters for Windows Servers.
Summer, 2017. NuDesign has extended SNMPv3 standard security features with support for 3DES, additional AES privacy and SHA(2) authorization higher security protocols for all of its SNMPv3 End User and Developer Tools and SDKs for desktop and embedded platforms. The full function evals are available for download.
January 25, 2017. NuDesign SNMPv3 Agent Service for Linux supports 3DES, additional AES privacy and SHA(2) authorization protocols starting with the release rev12.0. A complete list of user selectable security protocols contains now:
- authorization: MD5, SHA , SHA224, SHA256, SHA384 and SHA512
- privacy: DES, 3DES, AES, AES128, AES192 and AES256
The evals of Linux and Windows SNMPv3 Service are available on our Evals Download page.
January 20, 2017. NuDesign SNMPv3 Agent Service for Windows supports 3DES, additional AES privacy and SHA(2) authorization protocols starting with the release rev12.0. A complete list of user selectable security protocols now contains:
- authorization: MD5, SHA , SHA224, SHA256, SHA384 and SHA512
- privacy: DES, 3DES, AES, AES128, AES192 and AES256
These protocols are provided by MS Windows encryption libraries (with the exception of SHA224 protocol which requires that the user obtains and installs the libeay32, an openssl library dll).
August 10, 2016. NuDesign has released a Linux version of its YANG Demo Agent supporting NETCONF, SNMPv3 and CLI access. It has been tested on CentOS 6 & 7, Fedora 20 & 23, Debian 8.6, Ubuntu 16.04 and OpenSUSE 42.1 64 bit distributions. The Demo utilizes Linux native SSH client and SSH server modules and contains a simple NETCONF Client, SSH NETCONF subsystem and the core YANG Demonstration Server implementing a recent draft of the IETF’s YANG Data Model for SNMPv3 Configuration and NuDesign’s Garage YANG modules. This release of YANG, rfc6020 based Demo Agent with NETCONF, SNMP and CLI access and the NETCONF Client is based on our latest NETCONF / YANG embedded development libraries. Request your download credentials here.
March 25, 2016. A new release of NuDesign YANG Demo Agent (build 12) provides improved implementation of NETCONF development libraries and full support for Windows local user, Windows Live or domain networking user accounts, tested under different Windows environments, up to Windows 10.
December 16, 2015. NuDesign has released its most complete version of YANG Demo Agent with NETCONF / SNMPv3 / CLI integrated access. In addition to the multiprotocol Agent, the package contains simple NetCONF client, SSH client and SSH server components and SSH NetCONF subsystem. The YANG, rfc6020 based Agent with NETCONF, SNMP and CLI build-selectable access and the NETCONF Client are based on our latest SDK Development Libraries supporting the following RFCs:
- rfc6241 – NetCONF Protocol
- rfc6242 – NetCONF over SSH
- rfc6022 – NetCONF Monitoring
- rfc6021 – YANG and INET Data Types
- rfc7407 – A YANG Data Model for SNMP Configuration
- rfc6643 – Translation of Structure of SMIv2 MIB Modules to YANG Modules
- rfc5277 – NetCONF Event Notifications
- rfc6470 – NetCONF Base Notifications
- rfc6536 – NetCONF Access Control
- the IETF standard SNMPv3 modules
July 28, 2015. NuDesign has released an integrated evaluation product containing NuDesign SNMPv3 Agent Service for Windows and SNMP Informant set of Windows Servers monitoring DLLs. Also included in the package is the eval of NuDesign Visual MIBrowser Pro. All products are pre-configured for instant SNMPv1/v2c/v3 communications to ease the evaluation process. The MIBrowser Pro eval comes pre-loaded with SNMP Informant MIB modules.
April 9, 2015. NuDesign Technologies and Informant Systems have agreed to extend their long term co-operation to ensure that NuDesign’s secure SNMPv3 Master Agent Service for Windows and Informant Systems’ SNMP Informant provide the best possible product for the monitoring of Windows Servers. Both companies have pledged engineering support to continue providing full interoperability and integration. Among the goals are:
- providing an integrated evaluation product
- improving the initial installation process
- reviewing improvements in mass deployment of the NuDesign’s SNMPv3 Service with SNMP Informant in production environments.
April 8, 2015. NuDesign has released its next version of YANG Demo Agent with NETCONF / SNMPv3 / CLI access. The current YANG Agent and NETCONF Client provide improved support and demonstration of NETCONF capabilities including Notifications (rfc6470). Request your download credentials here. If you also need an SNMP Client with Trap Receive capability please download an eval of our Visual MIBrowser Pro application.
December 15, 2014. NuDesign announces availability of the SNMP Master Agent Service for Linux, supporting secure SNMPv3 and bundled with Host-MIB and MIB II extension subagents, implemented as shared object libraries. The releases support 32 bit and 64bit current Desktop and Server Linux distributions, also RHEL5 and other distributions built for OS/ABI Unix System V. The extension subagent API provided is supported by NuDesign’s SNMP Agent Studio for Desktop Linux product, allowing for easy generation of SNMP Service compliant, customer specific extension subagents. The support for rfc2741, the AgentX remote subagent standard is provided as well.
October 20, 2014. NuDesign released a new version of its Command Line Interface Code Generation Framework for Linux, QNX and other embedded platforms. The xCLI Builder provides a comprehensive support of Juniper and Cisco like CLI modes. The associated SDK libraries implement a substantial set of operational and configuration commands. Using the xCLI Builder’s GUI the user can quickly build-up the Configuration Template for their device. A custom Commands Template can be added as well. The instrumentation methods provide for access to user routines with associated callback mechanism, to OS system resources and to SNMP Agent MIB objects (if such Agent is present on the device). Improved user management and authentication has been added along with mechanisms to preserve configuration consistency in multi user scenarios. The xCLI Builder evaluation product is provided with Windows SDK libraries.
April 25, 2014. NuDesign announces release of YANG Demo Agent. The demo comes with a simple NetCONF client app, SSH client and server components, SSH NetCONF subsystem and the actual core YANG Demo Agent implementing a recent draft of the IETF’s YANG Data Model for SNMPv3 Configuration and NuDesign’s Garage YANG documents. Currently, three Access Agents (AA’s) are coupled with the core YANG Demo Agent; NetCONF, SNMP and a basic CLI. This architecture also includes a Web AA, to be released soon. The Access Agents, together with the core YANG Demo Agent, constitute a complete multiprotocol, integrated NetCONF/SNMP/CLI/Web Management Agent, demonstrating functionality, integration and synchronization of operations on the XML Data Store from different remote management applications. If you also need a SNMPv3 client app, please download our eval of SNMPv3 MIBrowser Pro.
The purpose of this Demo is to invite our SNMP and CLI products, customers, and all interested developers of management software to experiment with our integrated NETCONF / SNMP / CLI / Web technology before we release a full suite of development tools providing YANG code generation framework, SDK libraries, Access Agents and other tools to enable development of specific embedded YANG Agents modelling our customers own products. We believe that the flexibility of providing support for all these management interfaces is key to successful product deployment in environments that already have established management applications such as SNMP but are or will be adding NETCONF application capabilities for its standardized configuration management features.