Manual:The Dude/v3/Feature Requests

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Please add your vote to an existing feature request, or add a new one. Please, sort the list by votes. Only one vote per user!

Feature Requests

Not yet implemented

  • (Votes: 52) Please ADD a SNMP TRAP support. A TRAP Listener!
  • (Votes: 50) Native Linux port for Dude Server - no need for Wine/GUI etc on Linux server host
  • (Votes: 49) Interface Google Earth (Location Parameter in Device, Load Google Pictures in Map-View)
  • (Votes: 38) MySQL or similar database (sqlite?)
  • (Votes: 34) Support of SMTP-Auth for sending email notifications
  • (Votes: 29) When Elements are on two maps, poll only once
  • (Votes: 27) Ability to save/export/import part of the configuration (certain map, Actions list,functions...etc)
  • (Votes: 20) Ability to create maps for individual users or group access for each map, (maps per user/group).Also give the same rights to winbox login that user has in dude.
  • (Votes: 19) Ability to get maps from different dude servers.
  • (Votes: 15) From Device view, ability to add SNMP community string (and other values like uptime) as a column to view.
  • (Votes: 14) Ability to monitor signal strength and build their schedules yearly, monthly, hourly (graphs, like bit rate rx/tx with checkbox)
  • (Votes: 14) Store both ends of link in map database (Switch port - Computer port)
  • (Votes: 12) Ability to pass arguments to functions
  • (Votes: 12) Link elements between maps.
  • (Votes: 12) Ability to set multiple "down counts" per notification. ie. device on map goes red after 3 down counts, email not sent until 5 down counts
  • (Votes: 10) Ability to specify a different IP address for an element SNMP query other than elements own IP address
  • (Votes: 10) "Little Dude": Dude client interface for Mobile device such as symbian os60. (e.g. Nokia E90)
  • (Votes: 10) Ability to aggregate bandwidth from two different IP addresses on a single link
  • (Votes: 9) Autodiscover of physical network links (i.e. Cisco's SHOW CDP NEIGHBOUR function)
  • (Votes: 8) When defining a device, be able to specify default notifications
  • (Votes: 8) Finer grained permissions. ie Granting read/write access to individual maps
  • (Votes: 8) Ability to alter an Elements SNMP OID from SNMPwalk/display screen (right click, change OID value)
  • (Votes: 7) Specify averaging value for graphs and data archival (require SQL database)
  • (Votes: 7) Ability to re-arrange columns in any list (drag&drop).
  • (Votes: 7) Ability to print from lists to "*.csv" format.
  • (Votes: 7) Ability to "pass-though" dude interface to remote networks, i.e. Dude server establishes connection with winbox, and sends information though dude. (Can remotely manage entire network from dude server with single public IP)
  • (Votes: 8) Ability to centrally manage RouterOS queues, and firewall
  • (Votes: 7) Ability to add "elbows" to Link Lines, allowing link lines to be routed around devices that are "in the way."
  • (Votes: 6) For All lists, show a column on the left for row numbers i.e 1,2,3,4..etc
  • (Votes: 6) Cumulative bandwidth for monitoring used bandwidth on links.
  • (Votes: 6) Copy/export outages data from Dude to Notepad/Word/Excel or other apps (with shedule option?)
  • (Votes: 6) Auto magnifier to zoom in devices turning to ORANGE/RED, or just snap small map to most recent event, useful on wide lcd monitors with huge maps fully loaded of devices
  • (Votes: 6) Ability to trigger events on links predefined threshold.
  • (Votes: 6) Ability to send notification after a certain % of devices are down in a network map. i.e monitoring cable-modems from ISP. Send alert when 20% or 10% of modems are down.
  • (Votes: 6) Ability to change where the Link Line "Snaps" to (Instead of Center-to-Center, allow corners/sides of device shapes).
  • (Votes: 6) Custom WMI queries on the Windows Computers and Servers
  • (Votes: 6) Ability to display an already discovered device on more than one map without having to rediscover it
  • (Votes: 6) Ability to Drag and Drop (copy or move) between maps maintaining one item in database and one poll
  • (Votes: 5) Virtual panels containing horizontal/vertical scroll bars allowing more charts
  • (Votes: 5) Show a column for "map" in "Outages" list.
  • (Votes: 5) Show a column for "Addresses" in "Services" list.
  • (Votes: 5) Hierarchical Folders for Charts and Panels
  • (Votes: 5) From map view, list all devices in that map.
  • (Votes: 5) API to add/remove/modify items without using the graphical interface (or even a command line option), this may not be
  • (Votes: 5) Ability to apply MT scripts to a router by loading script, and then right-clicking router, and applying script:
  • (Votes: 5) support to SMS_modem send notify to manager,support count from array.
  • (Votes: 5) SMS alert system
  • (Votes: 4) Add support to resolve DNS names for agents instead of just static IPs. (Dynamic DNS support)
  • (Votes: 4) Show on map feature will zoom-in to the selected device.
  • (Votes: 4) More variables/functions to work with. eg: HEX->DEC, LEFT$, RIGHT$, MID$, VAL, MAC-HEX->MAC-DEC etc.
  • (Votes: 4) More custom fields [Currently 3].
  • (Votes: 4) More charts options - 3D charts, two values inserted by user (not just -> 'value/time' charts), export charts by shedule
  • (Votes: 4) Global history and management of outages.
  • (Votes: 4) Enhancement to Link Settings to allow change (going RED) notification the same as Devices.
  • (Votes: 4) Display value on chart while dragging vertical line across chart.
  • (Votes: 4) Ability to snmp query from server running on MT device set.
  • (Votes: 3) Enhance Static Element so it can point to URLs and Files
  • (Votes: 3) Change Device sizes by stretching at the corners
  • (Votes: 3) Ability to modify appearance of device to include a jpeg, gif, or other image from a web cam on the device. Possibly just the ability to view web cam pictures or streams in a object on a map.
  • (Votes: 3) Ability to manage all tools your own (no close ones like ping) and also be able to change the device every time you want.
  • (Votes: 3) Ability to change where the Rx/Tx Rates are displayed on a link line.
  • (Votes: 3) Ability to add another link between two switches i.e. support dual trunks
  • (Votes: 3) MAC ping vs. IP ping. For DHCP clients, the option should be provided to ping by MAC in case the IP address changes.
  • (Votes: 2) Output of 95th percentile traffic calculation (requires keeping 5 minute data for at least a month, maybe sql)
  • (Votes: 2) Link type added as a field in the Links window
  • (Votes: 2) Interface added as a field in the Links window
  • (Votes: 2) Fix the Ping test failure problem. If all Dude ping tests stop working, what use is it as a network monitor?
  • (Votes: 2) Export to text files (useles in bash scripts).
  • (Votes: 2) Default Probes to list per device per Map.
  • (Votes: 2) Default Notifications per Map.
  • (Votes: 2) Default Agent per on Map.
  • (Votes: 2) Asset Register, Item Serial Number, cpu, memory in summary list (not just snmp or populated by snmp)
  • (Votes: 2) Add preset function to monitor disk full status on computers
  • (Votes: 2) Add Device Layers to Maps (Turn Device Layers on and Off for single Map)
  • (Votes: 2) Add colored flag beside Network Maps list (in the navigation windows), showing the status of the map. (Votes: 2)
  • (Votes: 2) Ability to variably position link label so it doesnt get covered up, or forces you to rearrange map. This hinders correct geographically positioned devices with proper links.
  • (Votes: 2) Ability to upgrade BIOS (firmware) througth The Dude on RB devices
  • (Votes: 3) Ability to synchronize a local Dude Server with a Network Dude Server (helpful when adding client tech support information when you do not have internet access (driving in vehicle after an install/tech call)
  • (Votes: 2) Ability to set up appearance of types of links (color and other properties)
  • (Votes: 2) Ability to display the number of accociations on a wirless interface.
  • (Votes: 2) Ability to disable downtime alerts on transient network devices (i.e. no red status for client PC's that are shut down at night).
  • (Votes: 1) when double click on a device on dude instead of opening settings, winbox runs.
  • (Votes: 1) When adding Agents under Settings, add ability for Fully Qulified Domain Name in addition to ip address only
  • (Votes: 1) Wake on LAN (WOL) functionality on each device discovered
  • (Votes: 1) system health on services, with the possibility of configure notifications if the voltage or fan down bellow a configurable value.
  • (Votes: 1) Show interfaces on each device icon (eg MT would show as main icon with 2-4 ethernet ports + wireless int)
  • (Votes: 1) Search option (Devices view search is great, but Map view search is hardly viewable)
  • (Votes: 1) Return modified appearances to default (remove per-device appearances) for multiple devices at a time.
  • (Votes: 1) Resize the Device Highlight area when resizing the device
  • (Votes: 1) Reset probe counter !
  • (Votes: 1) Remember column widths in tables / data grids. Presently reset to default at redraw.
  • (Votes: 1) Refresh button in Map view to poll immediately before it polls automatically
  • (Votes: 1) Reboot router from right-mouse button popup
  • (Votes: 2) Realtek Remote Control Protocol (RRCP) Monitor and Managment switches that support this protocol ... http://openrrcp.org.ru/wiki/rrcp_protocol
  • (Votes: 1) Optionally, show multihomed computers (ie multiple NICs) as single device with multiple links. Useful for PC routers.
  • (Votes: 1) On the map, drag with the mouse to create a box, the box stays as a background, give it a color, and a label to mark a segment of the map.
  • (Votes: 1) Network Auditing Functions (Periodically get info about connected clients from Network Devices via SNMP, and via scan of range of IP addresses,...etc)
  • (Votes: 1) make chart for time segment and use arrow key forward or backward the time
  • (Votes: 1) "Little Dude": Dude client interface for PDA (Windows CE 3.0 and above)
  • (Votes: 1) Is there any detailed User Guide to Dude other than http://www.mikrotik.com/pdf/dude1.0a.pdf
  • (Votes: 1) Integration with Web SMS services (ex. voip providers) to send notifivations via sms
  • (Votes: 1) Include some more MIBs - maybe from places like http://www.oidview.com/mibs/6876/md-6876-1.html
  • (Votes: 1) Dude Client (installing only client, not allowing for running server on local machine).
  • (Votes: 1) Custom status text - just "up" or "down" does not adequately relay the message for some notifications.
  • (Votes: 1) Compile V3 to work with LCD for routerboards
  • (Votes: 1) Change Appearance defaults (specifically labels) based on device type.
  • (Votes: 1) Cache last device live appearance info while the device is down.
  • (Votes: 1) Automaticly export information from mikrotik devices and sinchronize to The Dude Server ... and offline view settings ...
  • (Votes: 1) Automaticly backup configuration and Offline review settings of backuped file ...
  • (Votes: 1) Auto-arrange objects by traceroute path - i.e. when discovered objects are ip-address-only with no snmp, use traceroute to discover links and add links and lay out map accordingly.
  • (Votes: 1) Alarms for bandwidth utilization (%) on links that are being charted. For example if a link goes above 90% of a Max. Badnwidth variable (configured by user), the Dude sends an alarm.
  • (Votes: 1) Add support for Right-to-Left (device labels doesn't support it).
  • (Votes: 1) Addition of a window, similar to the Address Lists window, where one could simply create a list of VLANs for a network and add notes to it for documentation purposes
  • (Votes: 1) Add a new submap appearance state: All Down - when all hosts and services in subnets are down.
  • (Votes: 1) Ability to use periodicaly service monitoring (f.e from 9:00 am to 18:00 pm). Useful for CPE routers that can be shutdown by customer.
  • (Votes: 1) Ability to show Notes of links in label (.NotesColumn, .NotesCommaList).
  • (Votes: 1) Ability to send group reboot AND console command.
  • (Votes: 1) Ability to run Tools from web interace, i.e. Winbox, Terminal, etc.
  • (Votes: 1) Ability to mount SMB/NFS/FTP/SFTP drives for storage? needed if the data was stored in an open database like mysql
  • (Votes: 1) Ability to monitor interfaces based on enumerated SNMP interfaces (w/out manually adding OID for each int as a custom probe)
  • (Votes: 1) Ability to interact with online maps to have active weather radar on maps.
  • (Votes: 1) Ability to add a probe to a multi-selected group of devices
  • (Votes: 1) Ability to talk to NSClient++ monitoring daemon -- possibly simpler than using SNMP.
  • (Votes: 1) Support for interfaces >4.29gbps (ie, use larger than 32-bit variables).
  • (Votes: 1) Gridview and "Snap to grid"-function for placing objects on map. Object snappoint should be selectable. E.g. Object center or Lower left corner should snap to gridpoint.
  • (Votes: 1) Double-clicking Map overview (Lower left corner) Should take you to mapview of that map.
  • (Votes: 1) Ability to select (click-drag sizeable selection box) a part of the map in Map overview (Lower left corner), and have the map open and zoomed in to the selected part/zoom level, based on the selection.
  • (Votes: 1) send a Mail (Notification) after found a new device with Auto Scan
  • (Votes: 1) Ability to have parent maps be affected by a child map when it changes state i.e from green to red.

Existing Features

  • Handle Cisco Subinterfaces (VLAN Interfaces). (Votes: 10) ***(Already does this?? SNMPv2 on a Cisco 2851 and it sees them fine.)***
  • Ability to add customized tool for Device, such as VNC and SSH. (Votes: 7) -- Already there! ?? You can do this by adding tools!
  • Add colored flag beside Network Maps list, showing the status of the map. (Votes: 1) ***(This feature exists; double click "Network Maps")***
  • Syslog places new entries at the top of its list instead of adding to the bottom (Votes:3) ***(simply sort by date, with newest entries on top, [verified in 3.07]!)***
  • Ability to display signal strength on wireless links. (Votes: 3)
  • Ability to display Rx/Tx speed on wireless links. (Votes: 3)
  • Option to view Map size in Variable zoom. (Votes: 3)

Features implemented

  • GoToObject (Device,Link,Network, service);to find it in its corresponding map from any info. table.(Votes: 1)(Done-3b6,Thanks)
  • View MAC address as raw, or have the option to select (Vendor/raw) MAC address display. (Votes: 1) (Done, 3b6,Thanks)
  • String compare function
  • "Open separately" will not minimize/close with main Dude window. (Votes: 4) (Implemented in at least version 3.07)
  • Complete full-screen mode for maps without toolbars/menu/status/etc (kind of "F11") (Votes:12) (Implemented in 3.08)
  • Save maps in other formats than PNG and PDF. (Votes: 1) (Implemented in 3.08)