MagniComp(tm) SysInfo(tm) 10 GA
Jan 25, 2011
MagniComp(tm) announces the General Availability (GA)
release of SysInfo(tm) 10
with major new features such as
support for ISO 19770-2 software tags,
improved and enhanced XML output,
software license discovery on Microsoft Windows platforms,
a new Java API.
The following are major new features introduced in this release:
- ISO 19770-2 Software Tags.
This release introduces support for discovering ISO 19770-2 compliant software tag files. Compliant software will install a software tag file during installation which describes the software. SysInfo will search for and parse these tag files. Results are reported as part of the normal SysInfo Software data class. SysInfo also installs software tags for itself during installation.
- Enhanced XML.
This release provides enhanced XML output encoding. The new encoding is more extensible and parsable. An XSD schema file is provided to allow third-party tools to more easily parse SysInfo's XML output.
- Java API.
A new Java API for SysInfo is introduced with this release. The API supports access to all SysInfo data classes from the local system by running the SysInfo CLI or from a remote system via the SysInfo SSP protocol. The Java API is included in the new SysInfo Java SDK distribution. The SDK includes a Programmer's Guide, Reference Guide, and Java source code examples.
- Software Discovery of Oracle E-Business Suite.
Discovery of Oracle E-Business Suite is now supported as part of
Software class reporting. (Requires version 10-H2 and later).
- Software License support on Windows.
The License data class is now supported on Windows.
- Software Serial Numbers on Windows.
Most Microsoft and Adobe products with Serial number keys are now reported in the Serial attribute of the Software data class.
- Enhanced OS Information.
The Software data class now includes an entry for the Operating System along with relative attributes. The OS entry has a Category type of "OS" to allow for easy identification. The date the OS was installed is included on supported platforms.
- Intel CPU information enhanced.
Information on Intel CPU's has been greatly enhanced to report many new attributes including: CodeName, Family, SPEC, LaunchDate, Lithography, Media, OrderCode, Socket, SysBus, AppArch, HasGraphics, Stepping, MaxMemory, MemoryTypes, MemoryChannels, MaxMemoryBw, PciExpressRev, PciExpressCfgs, PciExpressPorts, Power.
- Improved Device Detection on Solaris.
The Device detection on Solaris has been revamped to use a cleaner, more simple methodology which has resulted in improved stability and consistancy.
- Virtual Machine support for Xen.
Added support for reporting Xen based VM guests including Red Hat VM guests. Also added support for detecting if we are running inside Xen based VM such as Red Hat VM.
- New Account Data Class.
A new data class has been added to report on a system's user accounts. Attributes include username, UniqueID, TYpe, Status, First/Last/Full Name, Home Directory, and many others.
- New Job Data Class.
A new data class has been added to report on all of a system's scheduled jobs/tasks. Data is discovered from Windows Tasks and cron on UNIX/Linux.
IP version 6 addressing information is now reported in the NetIf data class.
- StorSys Pro Feature
has been incorporated into the base version of SysInfo™. No additional license is required.
- Bug fixes
from the previous release have now been all rolled up into this release
to provide a more stable and reliable product.
has been updated and expanded.
Please see the Release Notes at
http://www.magnicomp.com/sysinfo/10/doc/ReleaseNotes/html/ for more details.
NEW AND CHANGED PLATFORM SUPPORT
The following platform changes have taken place in this release:
- AIX 7.1 is supported for the first time.
- AIX 5.1 is no longer supported. AIX 5.2 is now the minimum version of AIX supported.
- HP-UX 11.00 on PA-RISC
is no longer supported.
HP-UX 11.11 (11i v1) is now the minimum version of HP-UX supported on PA-RISC.
- Linux on IBM zSeries (s390) support has been introduced. Redhat Enterprise Linux versions 4-6 64-bit and SuSe Linux Enterprise Server versions 9-11 64-bit are supported on IBM zSeries systems.
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 is now officially supported.
- Solaris 11 is now supported on X86, X64, and SPARC.
- Solaris 7 on 32-bit x86 is no longer supported. Solaris 8 is now the minimum version supported on X86 (32-bit).
- Ubuntu Linux 6 - 10 is supported for the first time on x86 and x64.
Customers with existing licenses for prior versions must obtain a new license.
License upgrades are available for free to customers with a valid Maintenance
Agreement or for a 50% discount for upgrading a previous version license.
To obtain your free or discounted upgrades, please visit the
MagniComp online Customer Service Center:
This release will run in demo mode with full functionality for
thirty (30) days.
Permanent licenses are available for purchase online from the MagniComp
Customer Service Center:
To download, please visit:
Full documentation, including instructions
on how to install SysInfo are available as: