Network Topology Discovery Enhancements

New release of AggreGate Network Manager features improved L2 network discovery algorithm that relies on Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) and Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP). Those protocols enable accurate detection of switch-to-switch and switch-to-router connections, as well as connections between switches and other network devices. Topology visualization module has been also extended to support new tree and balloon layouts:

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Better SVG Rendering Performance

We’ve dramatically improved performance of the Vector Drawing component used for SVG vector graphics visualization in widgets. Now a vector image has an Animated attribute. When the attribute is disabled (by default), the component is fully redrawn as soon as SVG parameters change, while built-in SVG animation is blocked. When it’s enabled, the component dynamically updates the image segments if SVG parameters change, whereas supports integrated SVG animation.

Animation attribute creates additional system load, thus enable this attribute only if you need build-in SVG animation or when your image is slow responding to SVG changes. Disabled animation increases widget loading speed with plenty of vector images, for example, pipeline HMIs. Contact us with any questions.