Version 1.11.0

May 16, 2024

New Features:

  • [Debian 12 "bookworm" Operating System] - Full support for the latest Debian 12 "bookworm" as the base EasyDCIM operating system:
    • A new EasyDCIM and remote agent installer
    • A new EasyDCIM and remote agent updater
    • Update of most system libraries to the latest versions
    • EasyDCIM performance and security improvements
    • Automatic upgrade from Debian 11 to Debian 12 system
  • [ASUS Driver With Redfish Protocol - IPMI Integration v1.5.2 Extension] - Added support for ASUS servers using the Redfish protocol:
    • Automatic detection of basic server information: label, service tag, serial number, model, manufacturer, description, BIOS version
    • Automatic detection of server hardware:
      • [Processors] - model, name, cores
      • [RAM] - model, label, serial numbers, memory size in GB
      • [HDD and SSD drives] - model, manufacturer, serial numbers, description, memory size in GB
      • [Network interfaces] - description, MAC address, name, operational and administrative state of a port
    • Automatic determination of server on/off status
    • Remote server control with "powerOn", "powerOff" and "powerCycle" actions
  • [Server Power Consumption - IPMI Integration v1.5.2 Extension] - Added function for retrieving power usage (Amps) for ASUS and Dell servers:
    • A new "Power Usage" section in the server summary with graphs that present historical power consumption of a dedicated server
  • [Server Sensors - IPMI Integration v1.5.2 Extension] - Added function for retrieving sensors for ASUS, Dell and HP servers:
    • Automatic detection of server sensors in the polling process
    • A new "Sensors" section in the server summary, including a list of sensors retrieved using the Redfish protocol
  • [Server Power Usage Limits - Usage Collector v1.3.4 Extension] - Added ability to set power consumption limits for servers with Redfish enabled:
    • Introduced email notifications sent to the administrator after exceeding the declared limits

Improvements:

  • [noVNC Session Shortcuts - IPMI Integration v1.5.2 Extension] - The mechanism for blocking keyboard shortcuts in noVNC session in browser mode has been improved
  • [Java Security Settings - IPMI Integration v1.5.2 Extension] - Predefined JAVA security settings allowing legacy KVM console applets to run
  • [Servers - Table Filters] - Two new filters have been added to the "Servers" table:
    • Searching for servers with unspecified metadata, e.g. an empty MAC address or an empty IP address
    • Searching for servers with no parts assigned
  • [Custom Metadata - Mass Edit] - Added option to edit multiple custom metadata created by the administrator in the device mass edit form
  • [Parts - Activity Log] - Activity logs related to assigning and unassigning server spares have been added
  • [System Settings - Debug Mode] - The ability to enable debug mode directly in the backend section has been added
  • [System Settings - Support Team Access] - A new option to allow the support team access to the server on which EasyDCIM is installed
  • [Subnet Structure - IP Address Management v1.8.2 Extension] - The mechanism for generating a subnet tree with a large amount of data has been improved
  • [Global Limits For Devices - Usage Collector v1.3.4 Extension] - Automatic configuration of limits for servers and PDU devices based on global extension settings
  • [Settings - Redfish Timeout] - Option to define waiting time for connection with the Redfish protocol

Bug Fixes:

  • [Windows Post Installation Scripts - OS Installation v2.0.7 Extension] - The mechanism for executing post installation scripts for Windows systems has been revised
  • [Blade Servers - List] - The mechanism for displaying the list of Blade servers has been corrected

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Version 1.10.0

Mar 26, 2024

New Features:

  • [Devices - Add Single Device Form] - Implemented new form for faster and more efficient addition of devices to the system:
    • Assigning the device to a location and a rack cabinet
    • Completing the key network information: IP address, MAC address, default gateway and mask
    • Connecting to the switch port
    • Connecting to the PDU power outlet
    • Configuring the IPMI access data
    • Testing the connection to the switch, PDU and IPMI
  • [Users - SSH Keys Management] - Added SSH keys management option for administrators and clients:
    • Add, edit and delete SSH keys within a user account in the system
    • SSH keys validation based on the RSA algorithm
    • Configuration of a default SSH key
    • Management of SSH keys from the API level
  • [SSH Keys Support - OS Installation v2.0.6 Extension] - Added support for installing Linux-based operating systems with SSH keys:
    • Select multiple public SSH keys when installing the operating system
    • Supported operating systems:
      • AlmaLinux 8, 9
      • CentOS 6, 7, 8
      • CentOS Stream 8, 9
      • CloudLinux 8, 9
      • Debian Bookworm, Bullseye, Buster, Jessie, Stretch
      • Fedora Server 27, 36, 37, 39
      • openSUSE 42.3
      • Oracle Linux 8, 9
      • Proxmox VE 6, 7, 8
      • Rocky Linux 8, 9
      • Scientific Linux 7
      • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, 20.04 LTS, 22.04 LTS
      • VzLinux 8
  • [Fedora Server 39 - OS Installation v2.0.6 Extension] - Automatic installation of the Fedora Server 39 operating system:
    • Time zone configuration
    • Language configuration
    • Disk partitioning
    • Creating user accounts and setting up the root password
    • Configuration of network interfaces
    • Installation of additional system packages
    • Post-installation scripts installation
    • First boot scripts installation

Improvements:

  • [ISO Images Directory - IPMI Integration v1.5.1 Extension] - The mechanism for mounting ISO images in a noVNC session has been enhanced to mount ISO images in the /home/easydcim/iso directory
  • [ISO Image Auto Removal - OS Installation v2.0.6 Extension] - Added possibility to disable automatic deletion of ISO images after a specified period of time
  • [API - VLANs & Port Management] - Added option to configure VLANs for switch network ports from the API level:
    • Port settings in TRUNK mode
    • Displaying information about the port and assigned VLANs
    • Changing the speed of the network port
  • [API - System Settings] - Added option to retrieve the system settings from the API level
  • [Global Settings - Current Voltage] - Change the "Current Voltage (V)" value in global system settings, where 230V is a default value
  • [Notifications - Floors & Racks] - Added system notifications for floors and rack cabinets in the location
  • [Notifications - Variables] - New variables have been added for use during the processing of "Execute URL" actions
  • [API - Device Limits - Usage Collector v1.3.3 Extension] - Download and set data limits via the API for a particular device

Bug Fixes:

  • [noVNC Session Shutdown - IPMI Integration v1.5.1 Extension] - Enhanced mechanism for automatically closing noVNC sessions after 30 minutes of inactivity
  • [Provisioning Tasks Shutdown - OS Installation v2.0.6 Extension] - Corrected automatic closure of OS installation tasks after 60 minutes of inactivity
  • [Users - Aggregate Traffic] - Improved graph generation mechanism for aggregated IN+OUT traffic in the case of zero values

Version 1.9.9

Jan 19, 2024

New Features:

  • [Redfish Protocol - IPMI Integration v1.5.0 Extension] - Support for server auto discovering with Redfish v1 has been introduced:
    • Supported server providers:
      • Supermicro
      • Dell iDrac
      • AMI
      • HP iLO
    • Automatic detection of basic server information: label, service tag, serial number, model, manufacturer, description, BIOS version
    • Automatic detection of server hardware:
      • [Processors] - model, name, cores
      • [RAM] - model, label, serial numbers, memory size in GB
      • [HDD and SSD drives] - model, manufacturer, serial numbers, description, memory size in GB
      • [Network interfaces] - description, MAC address, name, operational and administrative state of a port
    • Automatic determination of server on/off status
    • Remote server control with "powerOn", "powerOff" and "powerCycle" actions
    • Auto discovering for both single IP addresses and whole subnets in CIDR format
  • [Duo Security - Two-Factor Authentication v1.2.0 Extension] - Added support for Cisco Duo Security two-factor authentication in the backend section:
    • Submodule configuration with client identifier and API hostname
    • Connection testing with Duo Security API
    • Authentication mechanism based on Duo Web v4 SDK
    • Duo Security activation for logged-in system administrator
    • Two-factor authentication with Universal Prompt
  • [noVNC Proxy - IPMI Integration v1.5.0 Extension] - Added new launching mechanism for noVNC session with proxy:
    • Integration with the main EasyDCIM domain and the base SSL certificate
    • Implemented session proxy mechanism for Apache2
    • Implemented Websockify version 0.11.0
  • [Settings - API Allowed IP Addresses] - "System Access" section in the global system settings now includes an option to define IP addresses for which the API section will be available

Improvements:

  • [Send Login & Send Password - IPMI Integration v1.5.0 Extension] - Enhanced functionality of the "Send Login" and "Send Password" buttons in a noVNC session, ensuring the data is accurately transmitted to the forms if the IPMI operator account exists
  • [Settings - Website Base URL] - Enhanced mechanism of defining the main system domain with a single field used to define the EasyDCIM IP address or domain
  • [Global Settings - Usage Collector v1.3.2 Extension] - All settings for "Power Usage" and "Traffic Aggregation" can now be configured globally at the module level
  • [Traffic Aggregation Ports Management - Usage Collector v1.3.2 Extension] - There is now an option to disable network ports when IN, OUT or IN+OUT limits are reached
  • [Client Area - Single Power Outlet Usage] - The collocation view in the client area will now show power outlets and power usage for given time interval
  • [System Jobs - Refresh Status] - The status of ongoing system jobs will now refresh automatically

Bug Fixes:

  • [Detect Hardware - OS Installation v2.0.5 Extension] - NVMe drives and their size in GB will be now detected correctly
  • [Orders - Terminate Action] - The "Terminate" action has been readjusted and will no longer permit repeated execution

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