Today's release contains a number of changes designed to help us scale our tools better, and to facilitate some major upgrade steps coming soon. In addition to this, we have made some rather large customer-facing changes today:
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Prior to this update, when multiple recipients were defined on an alert notification, one email went out to each recipient. Following this change, a single email will be sent with all alert recipients mentioned in the TO: line of the message. This will allow organizations to be aware of other alert recipients, and reduce email traffic on the inbound messages.
An immensely complex topic, this effectively means that we are reducing the number of "white nodes" which appear on path visualizations by using a new path reduction algorithm.
The net result is a reduction in the complexity of path visualizations showing white nodes, per the two very simple examples below:
Not to worry:
Where a star node (node that appears as a star in a traceroute) is non-transient, we will never reduce it into another path
A path which is taken at least 3 times more often than a transitive star (*) path will consume the star path
You can control display of loss thresholds using a slider on the right of the ThousandEyes interface.