SolarWinds RMM: Dashboard Release with update to Automation Manager

We’re pleased to confirm a new SolarWinds RMM Dashboard release is now available in all territories, with an update to the ‘Automation Manager’ feature, the drag-n-drop script building tool you can use to create custom scripts for Checks and Tasks, without having to be a wizard at writing complex scripts.

The updated version has a UI facelift to make it a little easier and more intuitive to use, and it comes with a series of quality updates and bug fixes, which are detailed in the release notes section below.

In case you missed the original info when we first launched Automation Manager, here’s a quick recap of how to take advantage of the Automation Manager feature…

  1. Go to the ‘Settings’ dropdown menu, then select ‘Script Manager’.
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  2. Click ‘Automation Manager’ in the top right of the dialog to download the new version that contains the UI update and the bug fixes. After installing the program, look for the Desktop shortcut to launch the feature. You may uninstall the previous version of Automation Manager in case you have a local copy.new AM 2
  3. Open up the new Automation Manager to start building a new script. You can also edit existing scripts you previously created in the old version of Automation Manager.
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  4. Once you’ve created or edited a script, save it to your local computer. Then in the Script Manager dialog, click ‘New’ or ‘Edit’ to upload or update the script.
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  5. Once you’ve added it to your Dashboard, you can apply it to devices as a Script Check or Automated Task using the standard Add Check and Task options.

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Here are a few additional user notes:

  • To run scripts you create in the new version of Automation Manager, you need to ensure the Windows devices are running the latest GA Agent, v10.5.15. Otherwise the script won’t run and you’ll get a blank response from the system.
  • Scripts you created in the previous version of Automation Manager will continue to run on devices that have those Script Checks and Tasks installed. The old version of Automation Manager will continue to work.
  • However, we encourage you to upgrade to the new Automation Manager version to take advantage of the latest enhancements,  bug fixes and future improvements.

 

The release notes for this week’s release, including details of the bug fixes for Automation Manager…

Summary for Service Release
– New ‘Automation Manager’ version
– Dashboard v6.46.1
– No Agent change

Dashboard v6.46.1
FEATURE: A new version of ‘Automation Manager’ for creating custom scripts with UI and bug fix improvements **
BUGFIX: In the Automation Manager UI, fix issue with the ‘Restart System’ module causing it to give an error message
BUGFIX: In the Automation Manager UI, fix issue with the ‘Add Printer Driver’ module causing it to give an error message
BUGFIX: In the Automation Manager UI, fix issue with the ‘Set Environment Variable’ module causing it to give an error message
BUGFIX: In the Automation Manager UI, fix issue with the ‘Get Mapped Drive’ module causing it to give an error message
BUGFIX: In the Automation Manager UI, fix issue with the ‘Is User Logged On’ module causing it to give an error message
BUGFIX: In the Automation Manager UI, fix issue with the ‘Type’ dropdown showing blank values when adding a new global variable
BUGFIX: In the Automation Manager UI, fix issue with the ‘Get Volume List’ module causing it to give an error message
BUGFIX: In the Automation Manager UI, fix issue with the ‘CleanMgr’ module causing it to give an error message
BUGFIX: In the Automation Manager UI, fix issue with the ‘Clear Event Logs’ module causing it to give an error message
BUGFIX: In the Automation Manager UI, fix issue with the ‘Is Application Installed’ module causing it to give error message
BUGFIX: Resolve issue with non-English site names in the Price breakdown report

** Note that to run scripts created in the new version of Automation Manager requires devices to be running Windows Agent v10.5.15 and up.

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