What's New - July 2019

Physical Infrastructure

Mouse Over Feature

If you point the mouse at a cable, the connected systems are displayed directly. This works in the Rack, Rack Element and Cabling view.

n:m Cabeling

It is now possible to map cablesharing. TERA cabling allows up to four data services, such as analog telephony or 100BASE-TX, to be used simultaneously with just one cable and one connection socket.

Standard Shapes for Fiber Optic and TERA Cabling

We have supplemented the standard shapes accordingly so that you can also reproduce your TERA cabling true to the original. Not only for TERA, but also for fiber optic cables. If you would like to have it even more realistic, you can of course also import your own or manufacturer-specific shapes.

CSV Import of Hierarchical Location Structures

Until now, the import of larger site structures was time-consuming, as each level had to be uploaded individually. Now, however, you can also import large hierarchical structures at once. This has the advantage that you can record the entire structures of your customers in just one Excel sheet and then transfer them to Docusnap with just one action.

Tip: If you prefer to edit your sites in a list instead of the Docusnap editor, you can export the site structure to a CSV file, make all changes there and then import the file again.

CSV Import of Cable Colours (RGB)

Give all cables in your documentation the color they have in reality. This increases recognition enormously and makes it easier to find the right cable. The cable colours can now even be entered as RGB values in the CSV import and no longer have to be maintained manually in the editor.

Information can be stored at Port Level

You can now store your own individual information at each port. Make a note, for example, if a port is defective or "reserve" a port for future hardware. We have created separate objects for the ports in the database for this purpose.

Flexible Connections Copper/Fiber Optic Cables

Docusnap can now also map flexible connections. These connections can be equipped with various media, e.g. copper or fiber optic cables. Both systems and switches can have modular connections such as SFP+ or XFP. The fact that several media types can now be assigned to a port allows flexible cabling of your multifunction connections.

GUI Optimization

In order to make working with the Physical Infrastructure Editor even more pleasant for you, we have simplified the creation of connections in the GUI.

Linux Scan

Support of multiple RSA Keys

With the latest update of Docusnap, any number of RSA keys for key-based authentication are now supported. So if you have several Linux installations in use, you can now secure them all with individual RSA keys and don't have to use a comprehensive root certificate as before. This massively increases the security in your network.

Support of Sudo User

Docusnap now also supports the Sudo function. Sudo is used to run processes with the privileges of another user; usually administrative commands with the privileges of the user "root".

General Improvements

Static Insertion of Visio Files into IT Concepts

Docusnap now also allows you to insert Visio files into concepts.

Extended Export of Maps

Maps can now be exported directly and "without detours" in SVG and PNG format.

Inserting Tables and Images into RTF Fields

When creating reports, you can now also insert tables and large image files into an RTF field. This is of particular interest if you use active customizing, either for yourself or for your customers.

Rack View in IT Concepts

Document completely. When importing a rack into a concept, you can now choose whether you want to insert the front or rear view.

Cable Connections in IT Concepts

In addition to the topic above, it is now also possible to display the cable connections in concepts within the Physical Infrastructure Maps.

Support Materials

In order to prepare you in the best possible way for the innovations in Docusnap, we have also extended all relevant documents. You can find them as usual in the Knowledge Base:

HowTo Physical Infrastructure

The HowTo was extended by all new features mentioned above.

HowTo Linux Inventory - Alternative Authentication with RSA Key and Sudo User

The HowTo was extended by all new features and replaces the previous HowTo Linux Inventory using RSA Key authentication.

HowTo IT Concept

This document was created completely with the Concept Editor in Docusnap. For this reason, we are making it available to you for the first time not only in PDF format, but also as a concept template file for import into Docusnap. Both are available for download in a ZIP file in our Knowledge Base.

White Paper Docusnap Inventory

There can be many different reasons why an initial inventory fails. In order to support you and your customers in the best possible way, we have described all of Docusnap's scanning technologies in this document. The document is divided into a tabular overview and a detailed description of the individual inventories. Of course you can also find the white paper in the Knowledge Base.

Updated Demo Database

The demo database published with the new Docusnap version contains examples of all the above named innovations: the HowTo IT concept is stored as a concept, the extensions to the Physical Infrastructure e.g. TERA cabling are available, Oracle 18 Server, BackupExec 20 and Windows Server 2019 have been added.