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Pre-release announcement for Snow Inventory Agent for macOS 6.0.0

Blog Post created by Myrja.Schumacher Employee on Sep 21, 2018

This release introduce features, enhancements and corrections.

Release Information

ProductSnow Inventory Agent for macOS
New version6.0.0
Release DateSeptember 27, 2018
DistributionSUS and MSI Setup
Current StatusQA approved

 

Enhancements

The following enhancements have been implemented in Snow Inventory Agent for macOS 6.0.0:

  • Official support for macOS Mojave.
  • To align with Apple’s announcement that support for applications built on 32-bit architecture will cease, the macOS agent are now built with a 64-bit architecture.
  • Scanning of environment variables can now be enabled/disabled, using the system setting software.scan.environmentvariables in agent configuration. This parameter is enabled by default.
  • Functionality to detect and gather information about NVMe-disks on newer MacBooks has been added to the agent. Full utilization of this functionality is dependent on an upcoming release of Inventory Server.
  • The agent can now gather detailed information from the APFS file system introduced in macOS High Sierra.
  • The curl library has been updated to maintain compatibility and ensure that the latest vulnerability patches included in these libraries are applied, such as the most recent release of the communication protocol TLS 1.2.
  • 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 more efficiently.
  • The capability to gather information from local disks has been upgraded to support new Apple file systems and hardware. Full utilization of this functionality is dependent on an upcoming release of Inventory Server (PRB0041131).

Corrections

  • The agent now reports the correct number of physical cores when Hyper-Threading is enabled on the machine being scanned. (PRB0040911).
  • If BIOS date is unavailable, this field will remain empty – overriding the previous solution, which assigned it with the scan date (PRB0041129).
  • The agent no longer causes a segmentation error when the running update-package command is run from the command line (PRB0041672).

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