Since the last major release of EasyDCIM, we have been working on a new version with all our dedication, carefully weighing what its cornerstone should be. What essential functionality EasyDCIM users would most want to get access to next. And now that we have finally figured it out, we are proud to announce that EasyDCIM v1.5.2 is officially out in the open, armed and ready to facilitate your server management process!
Without dragging things out any more than necessary, let us see what novel features this vital new update presents at your disposal.
IPMI protocol with Proxy server integration
It is a well-known fact now that remote supervision of modern servers would be greatly obstructed, if not impossible, without such management processors as IPMI. But what is less obvious to the public is that this seemingly brilliant solution has quite a few drawbacks too, posing a serious security risk to all systems using this very protocol and connected to the Internet. To address and deal with this looming threat, the 1.5.2 version of our control panel provides administrators with the possibility to configure servers that will serve as proxy servers for all IPMI commands and KVM consoles. If you would like to read all about this specific function and how it works in practical terms, our dedicated article which is already scheduled for release will put you in the picture very shortly.
ACL model for managing permissions among user groups
No matter if you are currently working on the production environment or web app. You need rules defining to which parts of the system each particular user should be granted access so that your team could carry out their individual tasks effectively, but without compromising the safety of the entire infrastructure – either willingly or by accident. ACL model is one way to approach this problem. It not only shields your system against potential security breaches through advanced access control but also enables you to manage permissions on groups of users (not only each user separately) which turns out to be a huge time-saver when you need to define access to particular departments to multiple employees.
EasyDCIM v1.5.2 is all about safety – our spotlight features, each briefly outlined above, are the best example of that. But a sharp eye will momentarily notice that our changelog accommodates a handful of other improvements and adjustments as well, all worthy of your close investigation. Here is a sample of some of them:
- Open two simultaneous login sessions separate for the administrator and the user
- Advanced device search tool based on the previously set filters
- Possibility to switch off such options as “Activate”, “Suspend”, “Unsuspend” per device
- A new bootloader in OS installation which supports booting of the older device types with network boot support
Learn more about the new EasyDCIM v1.5.2 and stay tuned for the upcoming articles elaborating some more on our two keystone features!
UPDATE: Two promised articles are now ready. Learn more about IPMI proxy integration and ACL in EasyDCIM v1.5.2!
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Eager to find out more about the latest integration with IPMI proxy? See our latest publication!
Watch the news, we will also shed more light on the ACL next week.