Good News!  Extra Support is Included in Our Latest Release.

I’m pleased to let you know that in our latest release, we bring Windows 2012/2012 R2, CentOS 6.2 (32bit)/(64 bit), CentOS 6.5 (32 bit) & RHEL 6.5/6.4 (32bit) version support. Even better, we’ve added great new features that I think will make your life easier, and that you’ll enjoy using.

 Command Center extends AAA support and helps you manage Command Center appliances better.  You can now authorize users to configured “Views”under a Monitoring dashboard.  Life is much easier for administrators wanting to extract groups for RADIUS deployments, giving better AAA support. 

And most importantly, you will now be able to monitor Command Center appliance performance including memory, CPU, disk and other statistics under the administration section.

Key Features & Details of this Release.

Support for Group Extraction over RADIUS

Group extraction makes life easier for administrators by dynamically adding users within a group for authorization. It allows you as an administrator to select the already existing groups of AAA server and authorizes the users defined within that AAA server group. This is done without having to manually add the users to the group.

This group extraction support has now been extended from Active Directory & OpenLDAP to RADIUS. Enjoy the ease in management!

Authorizing Views from Monitoring Dashboard

Every user accessing Command Center can see modules authorized to them along with the specific configuration they create on Command Center like custom task, reports, views etc. Creating views really help segment the deployment. But, isn’t it the same deployment data accessed by a lot of the administrators like you? Why should every admin create their “Views” similar to what you created? Well, the answer is, now you don’t need to.

You can now create view and share them with any administrator you want!

Command Center Appliance Performance Monitoring

When you have a central management hardware deployment tracking a lot of key devices, you would want to keep a closer look at this device as well. To enable this, we bring all the major monitoring aspects of Command Center appliance upfront on the dashboard giving you live feed of the HA pair along with notification support as and when following limits are reached.

  • Memory usage greater than 90%
  • CPU usage of 100%
  • Page Fault more than 1
  • Disk usage greater than 90%
  • Interface Status going Down
  • HA status

Let me throw some light on significance of bringing page faults upfront.

An interrupt occurs when a program requests data that is not currently in real memory. This interrupt triggers the operating system to fetch the data from virtual memory and load it into RAM. An invalid page fault or page fault error occurs when the operating system cannot find the data in virtual memory. This at times can happen when the virtual memory area, or the table that maps virtual addresses to real addresses, becomes corrupt.

Here is the list of all new Features in CC 5.2 Build 42.7:

  • Support for Group Extraction over RADIUS
  • Authorization of Views from Monitoring Dashboard
  • Command Center Appliance Performance Monitoring
  • Ability to change Command Center SNMP community string
  • New built-in task for CloudBridge Devices

New operating systems support list:

  • Microsoft® Windows® 2012 and 2012 R2 NEW!
  • CentOS 6.2 32 bit & 64 bit NEW!
  • CentOS 6.5 (32 bit) NEW!
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 and 6.5 (32 bit) NEW!
  • CentOS 5.1 (32 bit)
  • Microsoft® Windows® 2008 and 2008 R2
  • Microsoft® Windows® 2003 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003 R2 Standard x64 Edition
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 6.2 (32 bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 4.0 and 5.1
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 4.0

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