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Snow Inventory Agent for Linux 5.1

Blog Post created by Myrja.Schumacher Employee on Sep 20, 2017

Product Update on Snow Inventory Agent for Linux 5.1

In addition to corrected defects, the following feature have been added to this release:

Hypervisor detection for Azure and Amazon EC2 environments. Specifically, the Manufacturer/Model fields will be set to Microsoft/Azure or Amazon.com, Inc./Elastic Cloud 2.

To maximize the value of this feature, additional functionality will be released in both Snow
Inventory Server and Snow License Manager.

Release information

Product:                              Snow Inventory Agent for Linux
New version:                      5.1 
Release date:                     September 20,  2017
Distribution                       SUS or setup package from Support
Current status:                 Released

Enhancements in Snow Inventory Agent for Linux 5.1:

HYPERVISOR DETECTION FOR MICROSOFT AZURE AND AMAZON EC2:
This version of the Snow Inventory agent for Windows i additional hypervisor detection for Azure and Amazon EC2 environments. Specifically, the Manufacturer/Model fields will be set to Microsoft/Azure or Amazon.com, Inc./Elastic Cloud 2. To maximize the value of this feature, additional functionality will be released in both Snow Inventory Server and Snow License Manager. For more details, please refer to the release notes for these products.

Corrections in Snow Inventory Agent for Linux 5.1:

  • In a Citrix XenServer environment, the agent now detects Hypervisor details, such as Hypervisor name, Manufacturer, and Model.
  • A new setting “ignore_bind_mounts” has been added. When enabled, the agent will not scan bind mounts, under specific conditions. More details can be found in the detailed configuration documentation.
  • The request header sent to the server now includes site name. In the future, this data will enable the Inventory Server to block unwanted agents from sending files.
  • A new configuration setting <Environment><Ignore> can be used to exclude specified environment variables from the scan result. More details can be found in the detailed configuration documentation.

 

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