Cristie VA 4.3 What’s New

Here’s an update on what’s new for the Cristie Virtual Appliance. The 4.3.1 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 4.3.1 release includes lots of new functionality and bug fixes which bring with it a wealth of benefits.

Headline Enhancements

  • You can now specify network changes (hostname, IP, DNS etc) to take place when your CloneManager Offline replications are powered on.
  • You can now specify custom scripts to run when your CloneManager Offline replications are powered on.
  • Enhanced testing is now available for CloneManager Offline systems.
  • A reworked user interface for CloneManager Offline systems. Allowing you to use pre existing hypervisor targets, automatically create machines from the interface & even configure boot orders.
  • You can now replicate your pods/containers from Kubernetes up to Oracle Cloud! Check out our new “Kube Management” section from “Tools”.
  • You can now specify custom password policies for your users on a per tenancy basis, as per your organisation’s password policy.
  • You can now surrender licences back from systems that are no longer online back to the VA pool to be reused.
  • You can now surrender licences back from the VA to the Cristie Licensing Portal to be reused on another VA, or for manual deployments.
  • You can now recover and replicate EFI machines directly to Oracle Cloud without EFI->BIOS conversion taking place, ensuring your target system is more similar to your original and reducing complexity in the recovery/replication process.
  • You can now filter the job/backup/machine lists in the Backup, Simulate, Recover and Replicate sections of the VA. Try filtering by name, product, enabled status, running status or replication type!
  • You can now setup DR Orchestration plans to recover back to physical systems that have not yet booted into the DR environment; perfect for if your DR plan involves recovering back to the original hardware.
  • The VA dashboard has been redesigned! You can now add customisable widgets, change the layout and see even more information at a single glance.
  • CloneManager Offline replications now auto detect the Object Storage Namespace.
  • All VA emails now contain the IP address of the VA.
  • Mounting NFS datastores is now optional when discovering a vSphere hypervisor. When disabled, the datastore is mounted on the host at recovery/replication time.

Bug Fixes

  • Deleting a user would sometimes fail.
  • CoBMR pre-backup scripts pushed via the VA would cause warnings in the Cohesity DataProtect console.
  • vSphere hypervisor discoveries that took a long time would fail with database connection timeout errors.
  • Software deployment of BMR 9.3.2 to Windows systems would fail if the system was missing KB2506143.
  • Software deployment of BMR 9.3.2 to Windows systems would sometimes fail to correctly deploy a licence.
  • Software deployment to Windows systems could sometimes leak sensitive user data to the event log.
  • The CloneManager ISOs available via the download page had broken links.
  • It was not previously possible to turn off dissimilar hardware for Linux replications/recoveries.
  • Post recovery checks would not be run is the system was recovered by a different VA than deployed through.
  • NBMR installations on 2016 would fail if the NetWorker extended client was not installed.
  • It was not possible to modify the log level for CloneManager Offline replications.
  • Reset password utility would only work for the root tenant.
  • Other minor bug fixes and improvements.

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