Monthly Release Notes - March 2020

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Automate Schedule

Version 4.5

Mar 17, 2020

IMPORTANT: When updating to Automate Schedule version 4.4.1 or later, it is recommended you manually update your scripts to ensure proper connectivity to Automate Schedule web services. See Running the Automate Schedule Web Service for more information.

Enhancements
  • High Availability (HA) has been enhanced to allow automated switchovers in the event the Automate Schedule server experiences unscheduled downtime.
  • High Availability configurations are now visible in the Getting Started section of the Home Page.
  • Oracle EBS Concurrent Request commands now accept environment variables in the Value column of Parameters.
Other Fixes
  • Fixed an issue where a large Job Suite would hang when attempting to view or edit it.
  • Fixed an issue where multiple system messages could not be acknowledged all at once.
  • Fixed an issue where MSSQL commands would not run.
  • Fixed an issue with Job Suite History where the Member Job History associated with the Job Suite History was not displaying correctly.
  • Fixed an issue where column sorting for Member Jobs was not working.
  • Fixed an issue where a job with a Private Command Set and non-Standard Return Code could not be edited or deleted.
  • Fixed an issue where Active Directory groups could not log in.
  • Fixed an issue where jobs with attached conditions did not work.
  • Fixed an issue with creating a role after configuring LDAP Authentication with User Authorization.
  • Fixed an issue where a user's email address was not updated after logging in by the way of LDAP Authentication and User Authorization.

  • Fixed an issue where installing or updating an agent on SunOS would fail.

Automate Desktop and Automate Plus/Ultimate

Version 11.3.10

Mar 16, 2020

IMPORTANT: If you are using SSL with Automate Plus/Ultimate, additional configurations may be required when updating to 11.3.10. See Configuring SSL for Automate Plus/Ultimate 11 for more information.
New Features
  • New Dataset Action
    • Automate Desktop and Automate Plus/Ultimate.

    • Adds the ability to create and manipulate datasets, as well as manage the rows and columns within them.

Enhancements
  • [22224] Support for web browser automation using Google Chrome was added with the new Web Browser action, released in version 11.2.1.
  • [25147 and 25163] Added the ability to select an open web browser window in the new Web Browser action using Windows Dissection Technology (magnifier icon).
  • [20808] Added the ability to add values and rows to an existing dataset with the new Dataset action.
  • [22436] Added the ability to delete rows from an existing dataset with the new Dataset action.
  • [22457] Added the ability to insert, update, and delete rows/columns within datasets with the new Dataset action.
  • [23190] Added the ability to edit or update the value of a dataset with the new Dataset action.
  • [24501] The Running Task Window now includes a timer that displays how long a task has been running.
  • [25029] Improved the performance of the File System (Dataset to CSV) activity.
  • [25057] Added the ability to manually adjust the "Upload buffer size (bytes)" setting for SFTP in the FTP (Logon, Download file(s), and Upload file(s)) activities.
Other Fixes
  • [24979] HelpSystems digital signatures have been added to all .exe files for both x86 and x64-bit binaries.
  • [24407] Agent disconnection due to the reported "HandleChannelDisconnect" error is now resolved.
  • [24363] The Web Browser (Open) activity no longer fails when a Web Browser session experiences a timeout.
  • [25067] The Excel (Open/Create workbook) activity no longer fails when an Excel session experiences a timeout.
  • [25148] Margins are now respected when importing HTML into a PDF file using the PDF (Create) activity.
  • [25074] Tasks now complete correctly after executing an OnStepError that causes an error.
  • [25111] MySQL Text fields were upgraded to LongText for all fields that required more space (for example, the Task AML field for Automate Plus/Ultimate).
  • [AM-16363] The Loop (Window(s)) activity's "Include windows" and "Exclude windows" parameters now support pipe ("|") as a wildcard character to provide multiple inclusions/exclusions.
  • [AM-16742] The Text (Find) activity now provides the correct index when a large number of characters are entered in the "Text" box.
  • [AM-16931] Updating a password now correctly overwrites the previous password.
  • [AM-16913] The IF (Folder exists) activity now supports wildcards.
  • [24659] Agent constants no longer cause agents to disconnect.
  • [23991] Terminal session is no longer ending on failed Terminal (Wait) for step.
  • [23748 and 25011] Email trigger jobs will now check email inboxes for new mail after midnight.
  • [24182] Task functions now properly pass structure arrays as an input parameter.
  • [24365] The PDF (Extract) activity now processes multipage PDFs without error.
  • [24615] Tasks no longer get stuck indefinitely when multiple tasks run concurrently.
  • [24742] Uninstalling an agent will no longer cause an error if login credentials are incorrect.
  • [24924] The Database (Stored Procedure) activity now sends empty parameters as NULL.
  • [24768] The Database (SQL Query) activity no longer fails due to timeout value.
  • [24830] The retry step setting on starting block steps (Loop/If/Switch/Case) now works as expected.
  • [24836] The "Learn more about search query" link on the Sharepoint (Search Site(s)) Action Properties window now connects to the correct web page.
  • [24887] The Email (Get message(s)) activity will now populate the ds.Attachments variable even when attachments are not downloaded.
  • [24891] Tasks no longer throw the "Expecting If step" error when an "If" statement occurs in a loop, or when another "If" statement within a function returns a result in an If action.
  • [25048] The Database (SQL query) activity now correctly executes queries with "Guid" data type as a parameter.
  • [24931] Tasks no longer throw the "No associated loop step" error when calling a function that returns a result from within a "Loop" statement in the Loop action.
  • [24933] The File System action is now listed under the "File" category in the Task Builder.
  • [25003] Tasks using the Loop (Files) activity will no longer fail if the "Include subfolders" parameter is enabled and the user has insufficient permissions within the selected subfolders.
  • [25008] The Email (Create Session) "Port" parameter longer resets if the step is reopened.
  • [25012 and 25097] Internal "GOTO" steps in nested Loop/IF blocks now work properly.
  • [25025] The Automate Task Service no longer crashes when the "File modified" parameter is selected for File Triggers.
  • [25047] The FTP (Download file(s)) activity now excludes files based on regular expressions.
  • {25037] The OCR (Get Text) activity can now read file names containing Russian characters.
  • [25038] The If (Folder exists) activity now works with regular expressions.
  • [25039] Schedule Triggers now allow a workday exclusions greater than "1."
  • [25043] Actions using retry step settings will now reset those settings for each task step.
  • [25050] The Excel (Open/Create workbook) activity now correctly displays .xls, .xlsx, .xslb ,and .xlsm files in the "File name" text box.
  • [25051] The OpenDocument Spreadsheet (Open/Create workbook) activity now correctly displays .xls, .xlsx, .xslb ,and .xlsm files in the "File name" text box.
  • [25053] The Task Builder Region buttons now properly expand/collapse Regions.
  • [25064] The OpenDocument Spreadsheet (Open/Create workbook) activity now opens password protected .xlsx files correctly.
  • [25065] Tasks with a "Retry" step within a function will now stop as expected.
  • [25069] Workflows are no longer missing when exporting a folder that contains a subfolder.
  • [25070] RndEx() now returns correct values.
  • [25071] RndFloat() now returns correct values.
  • [25072] Activities can now be added to Favorites from the Action pane.
  • [25078] Task Builder now prevents the ability to add breakpoints from a ribbon while a task is running.
  • [25080] The Exclude filter no longer ignores folders.
  • [25082] The Task Builder "Find and Replace" function no longer inserts "<comment></comment>" to a Comment.
  • [25084] Task cache files are now removed upon task completion.
  • [25095] The Database (SQL query) activity no longer returns zero results if the "Maximum number of rows returned" parameter is populated.
  • [25096] The OpenDocument Spreadsheet (Set cell(s)) activity formula values are now correctly applied.
  • [25104] Task Builder now loads subtask Breakpoints correctly.
  • [25107] The Cryptography (Decrypt) activity now correctly decrypts German characters.
  • [25108] Tasks calling a function within the Select (End case) activity no longer fail and throw a "Expecting select step" error.
  • [25110] The Automate (Write to log) activity now writes logs in the SystemEvents.txt file.
  • [25117] Comments containing "<" and/or ">" can now be copied and pasted into the Task Builder.
  • [25118] The Automate Schedule action no longer fails to connect if Automate Schedule is configured to run in SSL mode.
  • [25129] Task Builder no longer crashes if "Close" or "Close All" is selected from the File menu.
  • [25143] Schedule trigger exclusions are now retained when importing an Automate Desktop task into Automate Plus/Ultimate.
  • [25149] The Task Builder Variable panel now updates when changing the variable type.
  • [25153] Interactivity activities created using Windows Accessibility Engine will now successfully import and covert to the latest AML in the Task Builder.
  • [25155] Agent installation no longer fails on non-English based systems.
  • [23983] The Managed Task - Priority - "If the condition is not met" setting now correctly imports from version 10 or later.
  • [25040] The Managed Task -" Timeout" property is now honored correctly.
  • [25090] The Managed Task - On Error "Email" setting from version 6 or later now imports correctly into version 11.
  • [25159] The "Continue to next step" setting from version 6 or later now upgrades correctly when importing into version 11.
  • [25123] The "Repository Properties" window no longer appears blank after opening a task from within the Workflow Designer.
  • [24981] Automate Plus/Ultimate no longer omits carriage return characters during import.
  • [25005] Error handling has been added to detect and notify when GhostScript is not installed, or if an unsupported version of GhostScript is detected.
  • [25122] Workflows in the Server Management Console (SMC) Calendar no longer appear multiple times if workflows use the same condition.
  • [25132] The "License" page can no longer be directly accessed from the login screen.
  • [25145] When calling a workflow now, the AMExecute.exe in version 11 now has the same behavior as version 10.
  • [16492] The "Function name" parameter for the Web Service (Execute function) activity now visually populates correctly.
  • [24940] Lack of development tools no longer causes server errors.
  • [AM-16745] The Schedule condition "Work day" setting can no longer be set to any day within the range of 24-31.
  • [AM-16914] The "ID" property selection is no longer displayed when selecting Window Content items for the Window Trigger.

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Core Security


Core CSP

Version: 7.0.0

Mar 16, 2020

Enhancements
  • Automatic monthly updates are now available.
  • Under the hood performance improvements for Speedracer driver.
  • Enhanced Message Queue and communication channel improvements.
New Features
  • New API (phase1): Whitelist, Custom Threats, Users & Roles, NTP, SMTP, Proxy
  • Import / Export whitelist via DSHELL
  • Import / Export custom threats via DSHELL
Other fixes
  • Base OS version updated to Debian 9. (CAS-0010170248)
  • API authentication was failing if the user had never logged into the user interface first.

Core Impact

Version: 19.1.8

Mar 31, 2020

New Exploits
  • CORSAIR iCUE Driver Local Privilege Escalation Exploit: The CorsairLLAccess64.sys and CorsairLLAccess32.sys drivers in CORSAIR iCUE before 3.25.60 allow local non-privileged users (including low-integrity level processes) to read and write to arbitrary physical memory locations, and consequently gain NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM privileges, via a function call such as MmMapIoSpace. (CVE-2020-8808)

  • Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services Remote OS Command Injection Exploit: A deserialization vulnerability in Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services allows an authenticated attacker to execute arbitrary commands in the context of the Report Server service account. (CVE-2020-0618)

  • Integard Pro NoJs Parameter Buffer Overflow Exploit: Integard Pro is prone to a buffer overflow when handling a specially crafted HTTP POST request. (CVE-2019-16702)

  • Microsoft Exchange Validation Key Remote OS Command Injection Exploit: .NET deserialization vulnerability in the Microsoft Exchange Control Panel web page allows authenticated attackers to execute OS commands with SYSTEM privileges. The lack of randomization in the validationKey and decryptionKey values at installation allows an attacker to create a crafted viewstate to execute OS commands via .NET deserialization. (CVE-2020-0688)

  • Microsoft Windows Service Tracing Privilege Escalation Exploit: An arbitrary privileged file move operation exists in Microsoft Windows Service Tracing. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could execute code with elevated permissions. To exploit the vulnerability, a locally authenticated attacker could run a specially crafted application. The security update addresses the vulnerability by ensuring the Windows Kernel properly handles objects in memory. (CVE-2020-0668)

  • Delta Industrial Automation CNCSoft ScreenEditor DPB File Parsing Buffer Overflow Exploit: This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on affected installations of Delta Industrial Automation CNCSoft ScreenEditor. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file. The specific flaw exists within the parsing of DPB files. The issue results from the lack of proper validation of the length of user-supplied data prior to copying it to a fixed-length buffer. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code in the context of Administrator. (CVE-2020-7002)

  • Microsoft Windows SMBv3 CoronaBlue Vulnerability DoS: An unauthenticated attacker can connect to the target system using SMBv3 and sends specially crafted requests to exploit the vulnerability. This module exploits this vulnerability in order to generate a Denial of Service. (CVE-2020-0796)

  • OpenSMTPD Remote Code Execution Exploit: smtp_mailaddr in smtp_session.c in OpenSMTPD 6.6, as used in OpenBSD 6.6 and other products, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands as root via a crafted SMTP session, as demonstrated by shell metacharacters in a MAIL FROM field. This affects the "uncommented" default configuration. The issue exists because of an incorrect return value upon failure of input validation. (CVE-2020-7247)

  • Microsoft Windows Installer Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability Exploit: An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in the Windows Installer when MSI packages process symbolic links. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could bypass access restrictions to add or remove files. (CVE-2020-0683)

Enhancements
  • New Command Injection Library Method: A new command injection method was added to the library using certutil.exe to achieve code execution. -Some CI and Remote exploits were updated to use the new technique. -A library method using Powershell was updated to be more stealthy.
  • Microsoft Exchange Validation Key Remote OS Command Injection Exploit Update Improvements: .NET deserialization vulnerability in the Microsoft Exchange Control Panel web page allows authenticated attackers to execute OS commands with SYSTEM privileges. The lack of randomization in the validationKey and decryptionKey values at installation allows an attacker to create a crafted viewstate to execute OS commands via .NET deserialization. (CVE-2020-0688)

  • Microsoft Exchange Validation Key Remote OS Command Injection Exploit Update: .NET deserialization vulnerability in the Microsoft Exchange Control Panel web page allows authenticated attackers to execute OS commands with SYSTEM privileges. The lack of randomization in the validationKey and decryptionKey values at installation allows an attacker to create a crafted viewstate to execute OS commands via .NET deserialization. (CVE-2020-0688)

Other Fixes
  • Viper RGB Driver Read Write IO Ports DoS Update: This update adds the CVE number. (CVE-2020-9756)

Core Network Insight

Version: 7.0.0

Mar 16, 2020

Enhancements
  • New help text has been added to the UI to make the configuration process easier.
  • Mail alert notifications have been improved with enriched information and a new look & feel.
  • Automatic monthly updates are now available.
  • New help text has been added to Asset identification settings and it is possible now to validate the Domain Controller asset resolution settings.
  • Under the hood performance improvements for Speedracer driver.
  • Enhanced Message Queue and communication channel improvements.
  • Easier configuration of the authentication settings. Authentication settings have been merged to improve its usability and user experience.
  • Improvements on the graphical reporting of statistics. You can select specific metrics and zoom on the data to understand better the product behaviors. (CAS-0010186683)
New Features
  • After any version update, a what's new page is presented to the user to explain the new features and enhancements released on that version.
  • Dark mode ensures that bright and eye-burning screen will not be a problem for your night on-call.
  • User interface has been updated with the following enhancements:
    • UI navigation is now easier and more user friendly with more data visualization space and easier menus.
    • New login Page.
    • New table/grids look & feel.
    • New Forgot Password Page.
    • New Reset Password Page Style.
    • Diagnostics Charts look and feel has been improved.
Other fixes
  • API authentication was failing if the user had never logged into the user interface first.

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Document Management (RJS)


DeliverNow

Version: 1.2.15

Mar 9, 2020

Enhancements
  • Added option for secure SQL connections using SSL/TLS. Available via the web.config file and during the installation process.
  • Updated application to use the latest .Net Framework and jQuery components.
  • Added service filter to the log view page, to aid in viewing logs for a specific filter only.
  • Allow for user to rename the DeliverNow database during installation.
Other Fixes
  • Improved error handling for reports configurations with multiple sources. If a source is unavailable it will be reported as an error but additional sources will continue to be processed.
  • Improved log purging utility to utilize less hardware resources.
  • Fix for connection reset errors occurring frequently.
  • Improved parallel processing to use individual temporary space on disk for each process. This will correct reported issues where temp files were occasionally being overwritten by other simultaneous tasks.
  • Updated installer to flag out of date Webdocs Client Proxy installations on target machine for upgrade to latest version when updating DeliverNow.

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GoAnywhere


Version 6.4.2
  • Added support for IP blacklisting/whitelisting for IPs resolved from X-Forwarded-For headers.

  • Updated AS3 Process Message Task to process single-part messages.

  • Updated AS3 Create MDN Task status field values to 'processed', 'processed/error' and 'failed'. Added an error type field for the 'process/error' status.

  • Updated the AS3 Process Message ID output variable to include surrounding brackets.

  • Updated AS3 version from 1.0 to 1.2.

  • Relaxed the restriction on the compressed to uncompressed data ratio for reading and writing Excel documents.

  • Removed an unnecessary MIME messaging layer from the AS3 Create Message Task.

  • Fixed an issue with AS3 Process Message Task where the Signature Verification Key had to be a key pair instead of just a public certificate.

  • Fixed an issue with the AS3 Create Message Task that changes content type for encrypted messages to Base64.

  • Fixed an issue where the MFT Servers Resource Change History would cause a 500 error when saving in certain situations.

  • Fixed an issue where the SOAP Task was not handling a relative schema location in the WSDL.

  • Fixed an issue that would occur when sorting by mobile number in a Web User address book.

  • Fixed an issue where editing AS4 Resource permissions failed to save.

  • Fixed an issue where using a SAML provider with query parameters in the configured redirect URL was not working.

  • Fixed an issue where the workbook object was not closing properly in the Read Excel Task.

  • Fixed an issue with the Password Protect Excel Task not producing a usable file.

GoAnywhere for Android

Version 2.0.0
  • Rebranded 'GoDrive' as 'GoAnywhere' in the Play Store.

  • Overhauled the user interface to be more modern and to match the look and feel of the Web Client.

  • Added support for devices to work with Secure Mail. This version provides the following Secure Mail features:

    • List the packages in the different mailboxes (Inbox, Drafts, Sent Items, Templates, and Outbox).

    • View details of packages in the Web User's Inbox.

    • Download and view attachments.

    • Compose new packages.

    • Add attachments to a package from Files, Camera, or Photos.

    • View and edit draft packages, including their attachments.

  • New authentication scheme that is safer and prevents Web Users from being accidentally disabled.

    • Existing accounts will be automatically migrated to the new authentication scheme when first connecting to a server that supports it.

    • This allows for the support of single sign-on and multi-factor authentication when registering a device.

    • Device will prompt the user to reauthenticate their Web User when determined by administrator settings on the server.

  • Fixed issues with downloading, previewing and synchronizing GoDrive files in specific cases.

  • Fixed issues with uploading large files.

  • Multiple improvements to the stability and processing speed of the app.

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Halcyon


Enterprise Console

Version 11.0.6

(Note that this release only applies to an updated version of the Enterprise Console App (11.0.3) running on the iOS platform. The current version of Network Server Suite and Enterprise Console for Windows remains at 11.0.5. Please see below)

Mar 13, 2020

Enhancements
  • iOS App: Alerts are periodically refreshed based on the new 'Alert Count' and 'Refresh Interval' properties.
  • iOS App: This release supports both v10.3 and v11 of the Halcyon Enterprise Server application.
  • iOS App: Special characters are now fully supported within comments.

Network Server Suite

Version 11.0.5

(PTF 11.0.2020.056)

Mar 05, 2020

Other Fixes
  • NSS Install/Upgrade: The installer has been modified to allow upgrades of the Enterprise Console 10.3 client.
  • NSS Install/Upgrade: The installer will now abort during an upgrade and/or install if the SQL Server version is 2008 or earlier.

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IBM Partnership


Backup, Recovery, and Media Services (BRMS)

Version: PTF 7.4 SI71975, 7.3 SI73048, 7.2 SI71973
Enhancements

In version 7.2 and later:

  • BRMS has been enhanced to check for sufficient available storage before running restores.
  • BRMS has been enhanced to include additional job log messages from backup and restore commands in the BRMS log.
  • BRMS will no longer write flight recorder logs or image catalog file in ‘/tmp/brms’. The BRMS flight recorders will be located in ‘/QIBM/UserData/BRMS/logs’. BRMS managed image file will be located in ‘/QIBM/UserData/BRMS/cloud’.
    NOTE: BRMS maintenance needs to be run after applying the PTF to migrate existing BRMS managed image catalogs to their new locations. This initial BRMS maintenance job may run longer than normal depending on the size and number of images that need to be migrated.
Other Fixes

In version 7.2 and later:

  • Disaster recovery from a cloud backup fails to start the QICC/QICCSBS subsystem with message MSGCPF1179 preventing media from being transferred from the cloud.
  • BRMS is only using 1 device for parallel backups when the Minimum resources value is 1 or *AVAIL and Maximum resources value is greater than 1 when using a *USRMLB or multiple tape media libraries.
  • SAVLICPGM LICPGM(5770BR1) and RSTLICPGM LICPGM(5770BR1) job logs contain escape message MSGCPF1653.
  • Virtual backups may produce messages MSGCPF5009, MSGCPF5034, and MSGSQL0803 in the job log.
  • Escape messages are not added to the additional message queue by the BRMS function to send messages to an additional message queue when BRMS adds messages to the BRMS log
  • BRMS cloud backups using a virtual image size of 100Gb or greater leaves the volumes in *TRF state and the cloud transfer job log contains message MSGMCH1212
  • Running STRMNTBRM using *EXPSETMED(*YES) for media classes set to Initialize on expiration *YES may result in message MSGBRM1550 reporting an incorrect count for the number of volumes expired.
  • WRKCTLGBRM option 6 to a Add Job Schedule Entry with a Frequency of *MONTHLY and a Schedule day set to a specific day of the week creates an invalid special value date *UDRDFN.
  • Backups appending to an optical device incorrectly sends message MSGBRM15A3 to load a new volume when the current mounted volume is available to use.
NOTE: BRMS 7.3 PTF SI73048 replaces the 7.3 PTF SI71974. Consult the IBM PTF Cover Letter for more information.

PowerHA SystemMirror for IBM i

Version 7.4 HA 4.1.1, PTF SI72362 (plus Language PTFs)
New Features
  • Security compliance automation that detects and disables inactive profiles across all nodes in a PowerHA environment with the introduction of the QHA_AD_ANZCADPRF policy and Analyze Admin Domain Profile (ANZCADPRF) command.
  • Enhanced visibility of real-time Recovery Point Objective (RPO) information for SVC Global Mirror with Change Volumes, and CSM Global Mirror sessions in the Display SVC Session (DSPSVCSSN) and Display CSM Session (DSPCSMSSN) displays.
  • Re-designed display session screens that take advantage of 132 column displays and provide a clearer indication of replication status.
Other Fixes
  • SE72554: Resolves an issue where an authorization list entry where a user's only authority is *AUTLMGT caused the authorization list to be inconsistent within the administrative domain
  • SE67378: Resolves an issue where option 6=Activate on cluster monitor did not properly restart the cluster monitor.
  • SE69164: Previously when the system default SSH client port was set to a port other than 22, PowerHA communication with IBM Spectrum Virtualize based storage (SVC) failed. PowerHA now correctly always uses port 22 when initiating communication with SVC storage.
  • SE72468: In some instances Display ASP Copy Description (DSPASPCPYD) for a copy description used in geographic mirroring resulted in MCH1211. This has been resolved.
  • SE72650: When copy descriptions are used in multiple sessions, the Work with ASP Copy Descriptions screen has been improved to show the copy descriptions in every session that they appear in.
  • Resolves an issue when attempting to add a cluster monitor via WRKCLU filled in the wrong field on the Add Cluster Monitor (ADDCLUMON) command in some instances.
  • Using WRKCLU to remove a cluster monitor that was defined with an IP address, instead of a host name resulted in a CPD0020. This has been resolved.
  • Improves integration with IBM Copy Services manager to support session names on the storage controller that include spaces and special characters
  • Previously, when displaying copy descriptions for ASP copies in geographic mirroring sessions on a node not in the recovery domain of the Cluster Resource Group (CRG) an MCH3601 was encountered. This has been resolved.
  • When running various SVC storage commands, in some instances duplicate completion messages were returned. PowerHA has been improved to return a single completion message.
  • In some instances when the local node was not active in the cluster, the Display Cluster Information (DSPCLUINF) command displayed the incorrect node status for other nodes within the cluster.
  • SVC based FlashCopy has been enhanced to ignore license warning message CMMVC6375W.
  • The Display Cluster Resource Group Information (DSPCRGINF) command has been enhanced to show a CRG status of 'Exit Point Operation Pending' rather than a blank status when a CRG exit point operation is in progress.
  • SVC Copy description commands (ADDSVCCPYD,CHGSVCCPYD) have been enhanced to remove extra padding on internet address and keyfile fields which resulted in difficult to diagnose error messages.
  • The Create CRG Container (CRTCRGCNR) command has improved error messages when required fields node role and site are not specified for a node in the container recovery domain.
  • When adding multiple resources to the administrative domain with *ALL or wildcards a CPFAA07 may be encountered if the list of attributes selected to monitor was not *ALL. The CPFAA07 is no longer encountered in these instances.
Version 7.2/7.3 HA 3.3, PTF SI72439 (plus Language PTFs)
New Features
  • Security compliance automation that detects and disables inactive profiles across all nodes in a PowerHA environment with the introduction of the QHA_AD_ANZCADPRF policy and Analyze Admin Domain Profile (ANZCADPRF) command.
  • Enhanced visibility of real-time Recovery Point Objective (RPO) information for SVC Global Mirror with Change Volumes, and CSM Global Mirror sessions in the Display SVC Session (DSPSVCSSN) and Display CSM Session (DSPCSMSSN) displays.
  • Re-designed display session screens that take advantage of 132 column displays and provide a clearer indication of replication status.
Other Fixes
  • SE72554: Resolves an issue where an authorization list entry where a user's only authority is *AUTLMGT caused the authorization list to be inconsistent within the administrative domain
  • SE67378: Resolves an issue where option 6=Activate on cluster monitor did not properly restart the cluster monitor.
  • SE69164: Previously when the system default SSH client port was set to a port other than 22, PowerHA communication with IBM Spectrum Virtualize based storage (SVC) failed. PowerHA now correctly always uses port 22 when initiating communication with SVC storage.
  • SE72468: In some instances Display ASP Copy Description (DSPASPCPYD) for a copy description used in geographic mirroring resulted in MCH1211. This has been resolved.
  • SE72650: When copy descriptions are used in multiple sessions, the Work with ASP Copy Descriptions screen has been improved to show the copy descriptions in every session that they appear in.
  • Resolves an issue when attempting to add a cluster monitor via WRKCLU filled in the wrong field on the Add Cluster Monitor (ADDCLUMON) command in some instances.
  • Using WRKCLU to remove a cluster monitor that was defined with an IP address, instead of a host name resulted in a CPD0020. This has been resolved.
  • Improves integration with IBM Copy Services manager to support session names on the storage controller that include spaces and special characters
  • Previously, when displaying copy descriptions for ASP copies in geographic mirroring sessions on a node not in the recovery domain of the Cluster Resource Group (CRG) an MCH3601 was encountered. This has been resolved.
  • When running various SVC storage commands, in some instances duplicate completion messages were returned. PowerHA has been improved to return a single completion message.
  • In some instances when the local node was not active in the cluster, the Display Cluster Information (DSPCLUINF) command displayed the incorrect node status for other nodes within the cluster.
  • SVC based FlashCopy has been enhanced to ignore license warning message CMMVC6375W.
  • The Display Cluster Resource Group Information (DSPCRGINF) command has been enhanced to show a CRG status of 'Exit Point Operation Pending' rather than a blank status when a CRG exit point operation is in progress.
  • SVC Copy description commands (ADDSVCCPYD,CHGSVCCPYD) have been enhanced to remove extra padding on internet address and keyfile fields which resulted in difficult to diagnose error messages.

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Insite


Version 3.03

March 30, 2020

New Features
  • Global dashboard filters give the ability to adjust widget filters for an entire product without editing individual widget properties.
  • Auto Login provides a method to access Insite from non-interactive computers.
Enhancements
  • Robot Network Dynamic Dashboards are now available.
  • Additional Robot Network dashboard assets now support filtering.
  • Some Robot Schedule dashboard assets now support filtering.
  • Some Automate Enterprise dashboard assets now support filtering.
  • Various Robot Schedule and Robot Network assets can now be created and viewed as Key Indicator widgets.
  • ELA licenses are now sorted alphabetically in Deployment Manager.
Other Fixes
  • Fixed issue with Insite not showing silo data when Powertech silo mode is set to 3.
  • Fixed issue with Deployment Manager Home page not returning results.
  • Fixed issue with Network Security not showing transaction counts.
  • Fixed issue with primary and secondary axis reversal in graphs.
Components in Insite
Updates

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Powertech


BoKS Manager

Version 8.0 (update of current version)

Mar 3, 2020

NOTE: For system requirements including supported platforms, see the BoKS Manager 8.0 Installation Guide. For Known Issues in this release, see the section "Known Issues" in the Administration Guide.
New Features
  • Support is added for BoKS Server Agent 8.0 on Debian 10

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Powertech Antivirus

Version 5.3

March 30, 2020

New Features
  • Powertech Antivirus' On-Access Scan Service can now be stopped, started, and managed on endpoints using HelpSystems Insite.
    • The On-Access Scanning Service status now appears in the Endpoints list.
    • On-Access Service Configuration requests can be rerun to target endpoints whose configuration update failed.
  • Improved virus definition (DAT file) updating:
    • Virus definition updates from McAfee (DAT files) can now be distributed to servers locally over FTP using a local DAT file repository. Using this method, only a single server on your network requires an outside connection to retrieve the latest DAT files. The file server is secured using TLS, ensuring that data transfer is always secure and requires little configuration.
    • An internal HTTP proxy server dedicated to Internet activity can now be used for virus definition downloads rather than accessing the McAfee server directly.
    • DAT file updates are now validated by Powertech Antivirus before endpoints can use them, whether downloaded from McAfee or copied manually to an air-gapped endpoint.
    • DAT update requests can be rerun to target endpoints whose DAT update failed.
    • Powertech Antivirus can now be operated in an 'air-gapped' environment so that Insite and the PTAV Service (including the DAT Repository) can operate without an Internet connection.
Enhancements
  • Virus scans can now be rerun for all endpoints or for only endpoints whose scans failed or were canceled.

  • A Search bar and Search By settings have been added to the Activity Status and Activity Details pages. Activities can now be filtered to their Type and Status.
  • Items can now be sorted by Status on the Activity Status and Activity Details pages.
  • Endpoints running RHEL 6 can now be managed , monitored, have DAT files updated automatically from Insite. (On-Access Scanning is not supported on RHEL 6.)
Other Fixes
  • The term 'Success' is now used to indicate a successful result on the Activity Details page, rather than ‘Completed.’
  • The formatting of the text on the Endpoints page that indicates the Powertech Antivirus version has been corrected.
  • A loading mask has been added to the Activity Details page to indicate progress while switching pages.
  • Field validation has been corrected for On-Demand Configuration settings.

 

Robot


Easy View

Version 8.35

March 25, 2020

  • Updated installer.

Robot HA

Version 12.09

March 11, 2020

  • Improvements made to the processing of authorities.

Robot Replay

Version 3.29

March 23, 2020

  • Updated installer.

Robot Reports

Version 7.71

March 19, 2020

  • Updated installer.

Robot Space

Version 3.47

March 31, 2020

  • Fixed issue with Job Temporary Storage Monitor not using job exceptions.
  • Fixed issue with Compare Library Report receiving error MCH1210.
  • Fixed issue with Collection failing with duplicate key errors on SPCLO logical files.
  • Fixed issue with AGEIFS Audit not removing files that contain embedded apostrophes.
  • Improved GUI fonts to match Robot product GUI standards.

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Sequel


Viewpoint 11

Version: 11.20.066

Mar 16, 2020

Other Fixes
  • In View Designer using SYNTAX(*SEQUEL) when joining on derived field caused error opening existing view or creating a new one (problem introduced in xx.19.356).
  • In View Builder, field descriptions and attributes added to Simple Join dialogue.
  • View Designer using SYNTAX(*SERVER) was unable to handle spaces in the override tags, like for column headings.
  • When copy/pasting SQL statements from Adobe Acrobat Reader, Adobe Reader stripped out some of the "-" characters. It converts "/* <S EDTCDE(" to "/* <SEDTCDE(" which is invalid to Viewpoint. This condition will be corrected.

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Showcase


Showcase 9

Version 9.6.0.1 Server Patch

Mar 23, 2020

Other Fixes
  • A change to a default value of the RMVSCTCP command to prevent possible issues when executing it. The command itself was not changed, only the default parameter.
  • Enabled support for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.2 native long password support. This requires E1 Tools 9.2.0.5 or higher.
  • Fixes an issue where custom files were created in JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.1 or 9.2, but were not recognized correctly in Showcase. This requires a configuration change in Showcase.

Viewpoint 10

Version: 10.20.066

Mar 16, 2020

Other Fixes
  • In View Designer using SYNTAX(*SEQUEL) when joining on derived field caused error opening existing view or creating a new one (problem introduced in xx.19.356).
  • In View Builder, field descriptions and attributes added to Simple Join dialogue.
  • View Designer using SYNTAX(*SERVER) was unable to handle spaces in the override tags, like for column headings.
  • When copy/pasting SQL statements from Adobe Acrobat Reader, Adobe Reader stripped out some of the "-" characters. It converts "/* <S EDTCDE(" to "/* <SEDTCDE(" which is invalid to Viewpoint. This condition will be corrected.

C&DS Migration Utility

Version: 10.20.066

Mar 16, 2020

  • No updates for this release.

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