Original Publication: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/06/prweb11918003.htm
Put on your party hats and get ready to celebrate. Friday is World Internet Protocol version 6 Day, or IPv6Day for short.
If you haven’t heard of it, IPv6 is the latest version of the Internet Protocol, which is the communication protocol that provides an identification and location system for computers on networks and routes traffic across the Internet.
IPv6 is intended to replace IPv4, which carries about 96% (or 4.3 billion IP addresses) of all worldwide Internet traffic, according to Google.
Here’s why it’s important: every device on the Internet is assigned an IP address for identification and location definition. Since more and more new devices are connecting to the Internet each day, there is a need for more addresses than the IPv4 address space has available.
As people and business change to IPv6, monitoring system function is paramount. Constellix Sonar now fully supports IPv6 from all its monitor nodes around the world. Users can create checks that will verify their systems over IPv6. Users can also run ad-hoc trace routes over IPv6 to check their system routes.
Constellix celebrates World IPv6 Day with other large companies such as Facebook, Google, Yahoo and Akamai Technologies. These large companies were part of the original launch on World IPv6 Day in 2011. Following the success of the original World IPv6 Day, the exercise was repeated the following year, but with the goal of leaving IPv6 permanently enabled on all participating sites. Today, the number of users on Ipv6 is continuing to grow.
Constellix Sonar is currently in beta testing but has recently unleashed a host of new features, including the IPv6 monitoring. These integrated tools offer a range of advanced features including performance optimization, troubleshooting, real-time logging, and alert management.
Other new features recently released by Constellix Sonar include:
Constellix Sonar now allows users to pick specific regions to indicate where the checks should be performed. Currently Constellix Sonar supports six major regions: North America East, North America Central, North America West, Europe, Asia Pacific and Oceania. Users can select one or more regions and the system will perform the check from the specified regions and notify when a fail is detected. Region-specific checks are the best way for administrators to see real time regional specific monitors.
Constellix Sonar allows users to group notification contacts by roles (devops, sysops, admins, etc.) and assigns the roles to checks. This new feature allows users to easily manage their contacts and associate roles to checks. When a check event happens, the system will only contact the users in the specific roles. Users are also allowed to associate checks to none, one or all roles.
Schedule aware notification
Constellix Sonar allows users to specify schedules to notification contacts. When there is a schedule associated with the notification contact, the system will only notify the contact if the event happens in the contacts schedule window.
Included in the Constellix Sonar suite is a complete monitor, detect, and correct solution, which Tiggee expects will make great strides in how cloud services are monitored and maintained in the future.