The BRSB Software Engineering and Product Management teams are proud to announce the availability of NetWorker 8.1 SP1 for production environments. This announcement includes availability of a new version of the NetWorker Module for Microsoft (NMM 3.0 SP1) and NetWorker Module for Databases and Applications (NMDA 1.6) and NetWorker Module for SAP (NMSAP 4.6).
The focus of the NetWorker 8.1 SP1 release is currency and localization, including the following enhancements:
- Localization (server & filesystem client)
- Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Korean and French.
- Virtualization Currency
- VMWare vSphere 5.5
- Hyper-V Server 2012 R2
- Microsoft Currency
- Windows 8.1
- Windows Server 2012 R2
- SQL Server on Windows Server 2012 R2
- Linux/Unix Currency
- MAC OSX 10.9 (Maverick)
- Ubuntu 12.04, 12.10, 13.04 & 13.10
- Debian 7
- Cross-Platform Application Currency
- Oracle 12c – additional OS’s, as released by Oracle
- SAP 7.40 – all OS’s
- IBM DB 2 10.5 – all OS’s
- MySQL 5.6 – all OS’s
- Lotus 9.0 – all OS’s
- BRS Currency
- RDZ, Client Push (NMM)
- Immediate Cloning (NMM, NMDA, NMSAP)
- DFC, Client Direct to AFTD for UNIX/Linux, Wizards for Snapshot Backups (NMDA, NMSAP)
- NetWorker Currency with Data Domain, VMAX, VNX, RP, Isilon
- High Value-Add Enhancements
- Windows Block Based Backup: support for 64 TB volumes (was 2TB) volumes, No reboot on installation
- Windows Bare Metal Recovery: P2V BMR support from Windows Server 2012 R2 & 2008; to Hyper-V & vSphere 5.5
- Cross Platform Applicatons
- Oracle: Complete Oracle 12c support via the Configuration Wizard, Backup Config Wizard integration with snapshot-based backups, Improved Authentication Wizard
- DB2: Support for pureScale highly parallel environments
- SAP: Improved Authentication Wizard
- Check Point Restart for Isilon.
- Hyper-V Virtualization
- Up to 2-4 times faster Hyper-V backups using multiple backup proxies.
EMC has transitioned to a phased product release lifecycle where a production-ready product is first released as Directed Availability (DA), followed by a transition to General Availability (GA) based on meeting defined milestones during the DA phase.
Directed Availability (DA) releases are fully-tested and production-ready, however, software is made available through an alternate process that lets EMC track adoption to ensure the early roll out meets customer expectations.
After initial monitoring of progress and success in the marketplace, the software will be deemed Generally Available (GA) and moved in total to EMC Online Support (support.EMC.com), that would happened in Q1 of 2014.