This page summarizes new features and improvements for the NetQ 4.8 release. For a complete list of open and fixed issues, see the release notes.
What’s New in NetQ 4.8.0
NetQ 4.8.0 includes the following new features and improvements:
- High-availability improvements for new, on-premises cluster installations: you can now access the NetQ UI via a virtual IP address in the event of a node failure
- Lifecycle management support for in-band deployments
- Network topology redesign that accommodates large networks with many devices (beta)
- Adaptive routing monitoring for switches (beta)
- RoCE monitoring and threshold-crossing rule support for DPUs (beta)
- Performance improvements to the NetQ Agent
- Security enhancements
For deployments running:
- 4.7.0, 4.6.0, or 4.5.0: upgrade directly to NetQ 4.8.0
- 4.4.1, 4.4.0, or 4.3.0: back up your NetQ data and perform a new installation of NetQ 4.8.0
- 4.2.0 or earlier: upgrade incrementally to version 4.3.0. Then back up your NetQ data and perform a new installation of NetQ 4.8.0.
Enabling high availability for the NetQ control plane and UI requires a new installation of your server cluster deployment. Database migration is not supported for new HA server cluster installations.
Compatible Agent Versions
The NetQ 4.8.0 server is compatible with NetQ Agents 4.7.0 and 4.6.0. You can install NetQ Agents on switches and servers running:
- Cumulus Linux 4.3.0 and 4.3.1 (Broadcom switches)
- Cumulus Linux 5.0.0 and later (Spectrum switches)
- SONiC 202012
- CentOS 7
- RHEL 7.1
- Ubuntu 20.04
You must upgrade to the latest agent version to enable 4.8 features.