Cristie VA 3.5 What’s New

Here’s an update on what’s new 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.

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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