Announcing: MAX Backup/ IASO 15.10 – October Release

The October 2015 release of MAX Backup/ IASO 15.10 was posted to the MAX download and IASO download sites overnight on October 13th/14th and is scheduled to be pushed to the Auto Update Service on October 27th November 2nd.

This release includes resolutions for several minor customer reported issues as well as the following updates and enhancements to the MAX Backup / IASO platform:

Summary for MAX Backup / IASO 15.10 

Recovery

  • Dynamic Disk ‘Beta’ support for Standby Image Backup – Beta support added for creating local Standby Image Backups of physical Windows systems configured with  GPT or MBR dynamic disks.
  • Dynamic Disk ‘Beta’ support for Virtual Disaster Recovery – Beta support added for Virtual Disaster Recovery to Hyper-V/.VHD/.VHDX for physical Windows systems configured with  GPT or MBR dynamic disks.  Note: Support for VMware / .VMDK currently only supports systems with non-bootable dynamic disks.
  • Dynamic Disk ‘Beta’ support for Bare Metal Recovery – Is not included at this time but is planned for a future release.

Management

  • Web-Based Management Console Enhancements:

A New Web-based Management Console was introduced in 15.6  to supplement the existing Cloud Manage Console. This  new Web Console is targeted specifically at the needs of Resellers and MSPs remotely managing end customer devices. The Web Console continues to evolve providing partners with browser based access to add, delete, configure, monitor and manage backups from virtually any web based device without the need for a local software installation.

The Web Console can be accessed securely at https://cmc.cloudbackup.management/ and uses your existing CMC Partner credentials.

Stay tuned, as additional phased updates to the Web Console will be made throughout the remainder of 2015 to expand performance, functionality and usability.

Beta Features (ongoing)

  • Individual File Restore for VMware and Hyper-V backups from within the Backup Manager (Beta)  – We’ve made significant usability and performance enhancement to the ability to restore individual files from VMware and Hyper-V host level backups.  Now, from within the Backup Manager , the contents of a protected virtual machine can be Expanded with a single click to show a directory structure of the VM and select individual items to restore.  Please visit our knowledge base for more information and submit support tickets for any open issues.
  • Virtual Disaster Recovery for Linux (Beta)– The beta release of our Virtual Disaster Recovery for Linux technology remains available for partners.  Initial support is focused on VDR of CentOS to VMware.  Please submit support tickets for any open issues.
  • Bare Metal Recovery – BETA support for dissimilar disk hardware, includes the ability to recovery to an environment with a different number of disks or different disk sizes. Please submit support tickets for any open issues.

Updating to the latest version

Backup Manager

You may download the latest Backup Manager from the download sections of our website or download links within the CMC.  The latest Backup Manager release will also be distributed via our auto update server shortly following the initial release.  To ensure your Windows and Mac OS clients are always updated with the latest Backup Manager client version please ensure that you have specified ‘Always latest version’ for the ‘Max version:’ setting in the ‘Partner information view’ section of the Cloud Management Console.  You can consult the support knowledge base for more details on how to set the client Max Version.

Cloud Management Console

You may download the latest Cloud Management Console from the download section of our website.  The latest CMC release will also be distributed via our auto update server shortly following the initial release.  Once available you will be notified upon launching the CMC and presented with the option to update.

Other Tools

You may also download the latest versions of the BMR Tool, Recovery Console, etc. from the download section of our website. These components are not currently released via Auto Update.

About Eric S. Harless

Eric is a Senior Sales Enablement Manager / Senior Product Manager for the SolarWinds MSP | Backup & Recovery products and is focused on customer experience, product usability, reliability, and scale-ability.
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