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cryptochrome
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Re: Want some examples why NSM is a piece of junk?

We are still unhappy with NSM 2011. Even with the major bug fix release 2011.1s1, which really helped, the main concerns are still there. Juniper have released 2011.4 a couple of weeks ago, which we haven't tried yet. It seems to be just another name for the 2011.1s1 release (judging from the release notes). NSM will never be a good product. Even if you fix all the bugs and make it much faster, it's architecture is fundamentally flawed. It used to be ok back in the days where you would only use it to manage Netscreen devices, but it's just not up to the task of managing all the new device types they added over the years. It just wasn't built for Junos. In my opinion, trying to make NSM the management tool for basically the whole security product portfolio was a bad decision. One that can not be fixed. It's done. Only hope is the new Space product.
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tbehrens
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Re: Want some examples why NSM is a piece of junk?

I think you'll find Juniper agrees with you. SPACE is where all new development will take place. NSM is receiving stability releases to tide customers over until SPACE is fully ready in the security arena.

 

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tbehrens
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Re: Want some examples why NSM is a piece of junk?

@kbfan: Is there word on what the "stability release" post 2010.3r2 is? I see 2011.1s3, and it seems that 2011.1 is getting all the bugfixes with regards to SRX management. 2011.4 is out, but hasn't received the same kind of attention.

 

Are both of these still to be considered interim?

 

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cryptochrome
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Re: Want some examples why NSM is a piece of junk?

"me too". What's the difference between the rollup 2011.1s1 release and the new 2011.4? Does 2011.4 contain the same bug fixes as in 2011.1s1 plus new features? Or is this just a completely different branch? Confused!
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Randy Harrison
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Re: Want some examples why NSM is a piece of junk?

2010.3s1 was the first "stability release" that was to focus on stability without adding new features.

2011.4s1 is the second "stability release" and also adds the features that came after 2010.3.  (2010.4, 2011.1 features)

2011.4s1 can be considered a "rollup" release.

 

2011.1s1 was not considered a "rollup" patch but an incremental patch based on the bug