NetWorker 9.2 is released!

31/08/2017
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Release Highlights- NetWorker 9.2

NetWorker 9.2 provides functional enhancements, feature changes and changes in behaviour:

  • CloudBoost 2.2 Support, extending onsite data protection to the cloud with multiple solutions including
    Amazon EC2 and S3, Microsoft Azure and Azure Blob Storage, and client direct backup to cloud on Windows
    and Linux 64-bit platforms.

  • Microsoft VM App Agent for SQL Server Application-Consistent Protection
    The Microsoft Virtual Machine Application Agent (MSVMAPPAGENT) is a new component of the vProxy data
    protection solution that is bundled with the vProxy appliance OVA for NetWorker 9.2. MSVMAPPAGENT is
    automatically deployed by the vProxy during a virtual machine application-consistent backup and, if required,
    when restoring Microsoft SQL databases and SQL instances to running virtual machines. After installation, the
    MSVMAPPAGENT package appears in the Windows installer Add-Remove programs list.

  • The Data Domain Retention Lock (DD Retention Lock) Feature within NetWorker allows you to efficiently
    manage and store different types of data backed up by NetWorker to a single Data Domain system by
    securely locking the data on that system, preventing accidental deletion of save sets.

  • NetWorker 9.2 Supports Backup Direct to Data Domain Virtual Edition (DDVE), allowing you to deploy
    DDVE in Amazon Web Services (AWS) for Windows and Linux instances.

  • Filtering Capabilities Within NMC:
    Filters can now be used to search and view details about NetWorker server resources, recover configurations,
    devices, media, and hosts. Search fields and list boxes display on all NMC windows with filtering capability.
    For more information see the NetWorker 9.2 Release Notes.

  • Change in Cloning Behavior for Recyclable Save Sets
    NetWorker cloning operations now skip save sets that are marked as recyclable or eligible for recycling.

CloudBoost 2.2 also released with NetWorker 9.2. See the CloudBoost 2.2 Release Notes and NetWorker 9.2 for CloudBoost 2.2 Integration Guide for information about CloudBoost 2.2.

For additional information about NetWorker 9.2, see the NetWorker 9.2 Release Notes Portfolio, NetWorker 9.2 Updating from a Previous Release Guide and NetWorker 9.2 VMware Integration Guide.

NetWorker 9.2.0.3 Build 85 was released on August 30, 2017 and is the recommended version of NetWorker 9.2.
All previous versions should be replaced with NW 9.2.0.3 Build 85 or later.


IMPORTANT!

NetWorker 9.2 provides new features and improvements for Virtualization, Application, Cloud support, and Cloning over previous NetWorker 9.x versions. See NetWorker 9.2 Release materials for more information.
As NetWorker 9.x is significantly different from NetWorker versions prior to 9.x, Dell EMC highly recommends that customers take advantage of Upgrade services (either custom or one of the standard offerings) provided by Dell EMC Professional Services and Dell EMC Partners.

Customers who have been successful with installing, upgrading, and configuring NetWorker 9.x have engaged Dell EMC Professional Services and used the available free training. If unprepared, you might encounter issues including backup failures during and after upgrading from earlier NetWorker releases.

The procedure to install and uninstall the NetWorker software differs based on the OS platform that is
used on the NetWorker host. The NetWorker SolVe Desktop provides step-by-step guidelines on how to
install and uninstall the NetWorker server software on different OS platforms.

Install/de-install procedures for NetWorker and NVE are all available at:
https://support.emc.com/products/1095_NetWorker/Documentation/

NetWorker can be found in the NetWorker 9.2 Installation Guide
NetWorker Virtual Edition (NVE) can be found in the NetWorker 9.2 Virtual Edition Deployment Guide

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