|We hope you enjoy this month’s NetEqualizer Newsletter. Highlights include details on more 8.5 Release features, as well as a preview of our Product Demonstration Site and Demo Guide!
Optimizing the 8.5 Release
Greetings! Enjoy another issue of NetEqualizer News.
In this Issue:
:: Tips for Optimizing Your 8.5 Installation
:: 8.5 Product Demonstration Guide
:: 8.5 Product Demonstration Site
:: Best of Blog: QoS Over The Internet – Is It Possible? Five Must-Know Facts
|Tips for Optimizing Your 8.5 Installation|
Using Wildcarding with Hostnames & Making Pools Even Better!
We are very happy to announce that our 8.5 Release is now Generally Available.
Tip #1: Using Wildcarding with Host Names
In this first picture, you can see that we have set up *.amazonaws.com. as a Tracked Host, by adding it to RTR -> Traffic History -> Manage Tracked Hosts.
In our second picture, you can see the Download traffic has been aggregated for *amazonaws.com for the last week. This is a great tool to help us see the total usage on our network for our security cameras. When the download traffic is 0, our cameras were down.
Tip #2: Making Pools Even Better
This is a great way to offer difference levels of service to groups of users. For example, you may want Equalizing to kick in sooner for one Pool, but allow larger traffic to go through without being equalized. You would do this by setting a lower RATIO and are larger HOGMIN than your global parameters. This is shown in our example below, where Pool 102 “Tier 2” has a RATIO = 80% and HOGMIN of 3Mbps. This is compared to the global RATIO of 85% and HOGMIN of 2Mbps. Pool 103 “Tier 3” is using the global default parameters, which is shown using brackets [ ].
If you are interested in exploring the 8.5 Release, and how you might use pool-specific RATIO and HOGMIN or DNS Host Names, please contact us. The 8.5 Release is free to customers with valid NSS (NetEqualizer Software and Support) subscriptions.
|8.5 Product Demonstration Guide|
We have now updated updated our Product Demonstration Guide to reflect the 8.5 Release!
In particular, the NetEqualizer Monitoring & Reporting section now shows the new Active Connections table with the penalties column, our updated NetEqualizer Log showing color-coded penalty information, and our new Traffic Graph by Host Name.
This guide is a great resource for anyone on your team that you would like to acquaint with the key features & functions of the NetEqualizer. Use it standalone, or as a guide to walkthrough the Product Demonstration Site.
You can view the 8.5 Product Demonstration Guide here.
|8.5 Product Demonstration Site|
Take a look at our new 8.5 Product Demo Site!
We’ve updated our Product Demonstration (Demo) Site to the 8.5 Release. The Product Demon Site gives you a preview of the entire NetEqualizer user interface, with most features enabled. If you’ve been curious about NetEqualizer, this is a great place to start. See all of the NetEqualizer Setup Screens, along with Reporting and Maintenance interfaces.
You can view the 8.5 Product Demo Site here: http://bit.ly/2jfVCQr
In addition, take a look at our new secondary login for Read-Only users that focuses on Reporting, by going to the same link but using our demo reporting login:
Go to the 8.5 Product Demo Site here: http://bit.ly/2jfVCQr
Please contact us if you are interested in an online webex demo with our Sales Team or have any questions!
|Best Of Blog|
QoS Over The Internet – Is it possible?
FIVE MUST-KNOW FACTS
By Art Reisman
For those of you that are moving to a cloud architecture, you are reaping the benefits of lower costs and a simplified IT infrastructure, but lest we forget – you are concentrating your business applications on your Internet link. The following article gives some nice insight into ensuring QoS for those applications, and what to look out for as you move away from a WAN based infrastructure.
I had an inquiry from a potential customer yesterday asking if we could monitor their QoS. I was a bit miffed as to what to tell them. At first, the question struck me as if they’d asked if we can monitor electrons on their power grid. In other words, it was a legitimate question in a sense, but of what use would it be to monitor QoS? I then asked him why he had implemented QoS in the first place. How did he know he needed it?
|Photo of the Month|
Early Fall in the Mountains – views of Breckenridge Ski Resort…
One of our staff members just returned from an early fall trip to the mountains, which is a great time to start seeing fall color and also to escape late summer heat! This shot was taken from a hiking trail on the east side of Breckenridge, where the grasses and aspens were all starting to turn yellow, orange, and red. You can also see the Breckenridge ski slopes off in the distance.
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