Cross platform support (including Red Hat & SuSE)
Take all your existing management scripts, copy & paste them into controlled and secure modules. Can be included in RunBooks to make changes in multi-tenant systems & services.
New Linux Tasks:
- Execute Command
- Download Resource
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager integration
Utilize the Automation Manager Self Service Portal to install applications through collections in ConfigMgr. You can also query the ConfigMgr client status (version, available services, cache options etc).
Scalability and performance improvements, including native 64-bit support
Unlimited scalability through the new Dispatcher+. Previous recommended limit per Dispatcher was 150 CCA (concurrent agents). This limit has been removed.
Launch window support
Control when jobs can be launched on systems to prevent changes during business hours. This can be overruled in the delegation model (for emergency maintenance).
Agent, Team and evaluator relationship enhancements
Allows for running queries and then automatically perform an action based on the outcome.
Evaluators now included:
- NOT LIKE
Enhanced support for evaluators in the following queries:
- Query AD Computer
- Query AD Group
- Query AD Object
- Query AD Organizational Unit
- Query AD User
- Query Computer Properties
- Query Disk Space
- Query Installed Programs
- Query Service Properties
- Query TCP/IP Properties
New Task: Change Team Membership
Add or remove agents from teams directly in a task.
New Global Setting: Default Schedule
To have an additional safe net the default scheduling can be changed from Scheduled to On Hold. This also applies to rescheduled jobs.
The option to schedule offline agents at next boot is enhanced with; or when Agent is resumed after hibernate, sleep or standby. this is very useful for managing laptops.
The option to use RunBook parameter has been enhanced with the following;
- to select Agents on computer name
- to select Agents on active Console user
- to select Agents on last Console user
- to select most recent Agent on last Console User
When configuring a Task, the values of many fields can now optionally be replaced with Variables. Similar to parameters, Variables function as placeholders for customer-specific values, such as, server names, passwords or credentials. Different from parameters however, Variables are resolved at the moment of Job execution, rather than at the moment of Job scheduling.
Plus many additional enhancements.