SolarWinds Rolls Out New Tool for Network Path Analysis Across Hybrid Environments

Published On: March 19, 2018Categories: Buzz, Uncategorized

SolarWinds, an Austin, Texas-based provider of IT management software, has unveiled “Traceroute NG,” a free network diagnostic tool that maps hop-by-hop performance across modern, hybrid networks and through firewalls. This capability enables channel partners and network administrators to more easily monitor performance and pinpoint bottlenecks across networks, regardless of whether the resources are running on-premises or in the cloud.

Through this initiative, SolarWinds is offering a free replacement for “Traceroute,” a long-standing diagnostic tool designed before the era of hybrid networks. SolarWinds’ new tool simulates real application traffic to map paths across networks and through firewalls, showing a live view of changes in latency and packet loss when network routes change.

“Network performance is the currency of user experience, as well as business performance in many cases, so it’s imperative that IT professionals can get accurate data to effectively manage responsiveness and availability,” said Christoph Pfister, executive vice president and head of products at SolarWinds. “With Traceroute NG, we’ve replaced a fan-favorite tool with something that really works on modern hybrid IT networks. We’re confident it will become the tool IT pros use first when troubleshooting their networks and applications.”

Features include path analysis and visibility via CLI from the source to the destination, with the ability to identify the number of hops, respective IP addresses, host names, packet loss, and latency; continuous probing to see path changes easily; the ability to switch the probe type with various command arguments to imitate real application traffic; and creation of a log file containing the path number and trace information.

The tool is available immediately for systems with Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server® 2012 R2, or Windows Server 2016.

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The new tool is intended to provide quick access to accurate network-path data across hybrid environments, enabling users to troubleshoot network issues more effectively.


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