Release notes

This page contains release notes for features and updates to Network Intelligence Center and its components.

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April 19, 2021

Network Topology is Generally Available.

April 06, 2021

Connectivity Tests now evaluates hierarchical firewall policy rules as part of its configuration analysis. For more information, see Connectivity Tests overview.

March 11, 2021

Connectivity Tests now includes a feature that verifies connectivity by sending probes. This feature, which is in Preview, is available for VM-to-VM tests. In the Google Cloud console, you can see the results of this analysis in the column labeled Last packet transmission result. In the gcloud command-line and API responses, you can see the results in the probingDetails object. This feature complements the existing configuration analysis feature, which evaluates reachability by assessing your network's configuration.

January 15, 2021

The Network Topology graph now includes a checkbox, Show connections for child nodes only on focus, to display only the traffic paths between top-level entities, such as regions. When this checkbox is selected, you can still view the traffic paths between lower-level entities by selecting or holding the pointer over the lower-level entities.

November 20, 2020

Firewall Insights is available in General Availability.

September 21, 2020

Running Connectivity Tests to and from Google-managed services is available in Alpha. This release includes support for Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) cluster masters and Cloud SQL instances.

August 31, 2020

In the details pane for a connection, under View flows in BigQuery, Network Topology now provides a table that lists the subnets relevant to the currently selected connection and whether those subnets have VPC Flow Logs enabled. For more information, see Using generated queries to retrieve detailed logs.

July 30, 2020

Network Topology no longer supports infrastructure segments. This feature is deprecated and will be completely removed after 90 days. If you have any questions, see Getting support.

July 23, 2020

Network Topology includes two new metrics for connections between entities: packet loss and latency. Additionally, you can now use a drop-down menu to select which metric Network Topology overlays on traffic paths. For more information, see Viewing metrics for traffic between entities and Network Topology metrics reference.

July 01, 2020

Connectivity Tests now supports running tests from the Network interface details screen of a Compute Engine VM instance in the Google Cloud Console.

April 16, 2020

Performance Dashboard is now available in General Availability.

April 14, 2020

Firewall Insights is now in Beta.

March 29, 2020

Performance Dashboard is now available in Beta.

March 20, 2020

Connectivity Tests and the Network Management API are now Generally Available.

February 04, 2020

gcloud commands are now available in beta for Connectivity Tests.

January 29, 2020

November 13, 2019

Network Topology is in Beta.

Connectivity Tests is in Beta.