We are pleased to announce a new update for the Cristie Virtual Appliance. The 3.5 release includes lots of new functionality and bug fixes which bring with it a wealth of benefits.

Headline Enhancements

  • Clustering/HA – You can now deploy multiple appliances and configure them in a HA cluster, providing you with resiliency for your replications, simulations and DR Orchestrations.
  • Failover/Failback DNS Changes – The VA can now automatically add DNS entries during failover/failback operations.
  • Force full clone – You can now restart a replication job to force a full clone. Useful to capture hardware/disk changes that would not be picked up by a sync.
  • TBMR Linux encrypted recoveries – You can now restore encrypted TBMR Linux recoveries.
  • You can now enable/disable the post recovery test tool run on source systems.
  • Refined Windows software deployment to support all locales.
  • You can now obtain source log files with one click from the appliance GUI.
  • Software deployment logs are now split into system specific log files.
  • Enhanced checks when disabling features to stop you disabling a feature that is currently in use.
  • Enhanced multipath support for Linux Replications.
  • Support Tools – You can now run ping & port tests from a target environment.
  • Further security enhancements for the core appliance & software deployment.
  • Easy offline updates – From 3.5 you can simply upload the update.tar and update via the appliance interface.

Bug Fixes

  • Incremental backup of a Linux Sles15 BTRFS system does not exclude the BTRFS snapshots.
  • Replication/Recovery boot scripts would sometimes not run.
  • Some Windows sync operations would fail with “Unable to connect to target bmr_management”.
  • Replication occasionally failing with incorrect error ‘Replication failed, target was rebooted’
  • Uninstalling BMR products would sometimes report success but leave the software installed.
  • Windows NBMR recoveries with version 9.1 would sometimes fail with “missing backup location information”
  • Improved error message for CBMR backup operations.
  • Solaris backup reports progress greater than 100%.
  • VA discovery would sometimes fail on system with multiple NICs.
  • VA Import Hotfix ISO would not work under certain conditions.
  • CoBMR Windows file based backup – fails to recover DR config.
  • Web Boot ISO failing with operation not permitted.
  • VA Report attachments not sending as pdf/xls.
  • AD integration – 1000 users limit.
  • Hotfix ISOs would not have the VA address included, causing discovery to fail.
  • Improved post recovery check reporting interface.
  • Cannot select custom ISO to use with Repliation Enhanced Testing.
  • Improved post recovery check reliability with Linux systems.
  • Software Deployment error to Linux target confused by some .bashrc content.
  • Fixed VM creation to vSphere environments with vApps.

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