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Official Release of (2017:2) Snow License Manager 8.2

Blog Post created by Myrja.Schumacher Employee on Sep 28, 2017

SLM Product Update

Snow License Manager 8.2, part of the Snow Cloud Discovery release 2017:2, is officially released to market.

Coupled with Snow Inventory, this release of Snow License Manager includes reporting of inventory data extracted from cloud servers deployed in IaaS environments, as well as high-risk cloud applications running on computers connected to the network.

Powered by Snow's Software Recognition Service, comprehensive and consolidated usage reports provide SAM managers with key information to bridge the disruption gap between the use and control of cloud-based technologies in an organization.

 

Release information

Product:                           Snow License Manager
New version:                    8.2 
Build no:                           #6463
Revision:                          #322
Release date:                   September 28,  2017
Distribution                      Setup package and SUS
Current status:                 Released

New functionality in SLM 8.2

Coupled with Snow Inventory, this release of Snow License Manager, includes reporting of inventory data extracted from cloud servers deployed in IaaS environments, as well as high-risk cloud applications running on computers connected to the network.

Powered by Software Recognition Service, comprehensive and consolidated usage reports provide SAM managers with key information to bridge the disruption gap between the use and control of cloud-based technologies in an organization.  

New features for Snow Cloud Discovery

IaaS 

Cloud server discovery

This feature provides overview and detailed information on the cloud servers running in an IaaS estate that have not been inventoried. The discovery data is collected by Snow Integration Connectors.

IaaS application discovery

This feature provides an overview and details of the applications installed on cloud servers.

Private versus public Cloud comparison

This feature provides overview and detailed information on the use of virtual servers and applications in the on-premise environment compared with the servers and applications in the cloud environment.

SaaS 

SaaS usage

This feature provides insight into what SaaS-based applications are in use from the corporate network - what computers they are being used on, and by which users.

SaaS metering

This feature provides insight into the first and most recent use of a cloud application for each user, as well as the total number of days an application has been in use. 

Enhancements

Added support for Windows Server 2016 licensing rules:

  • Requirement calculation now takes the minimum cores per processor rule as well as the minimum cores per server rule - This is applied automatically and is not configurable.
  • Windows Server Standard VM use rights calculation has been changed to match the new "two virtual machines per fully licensed host" rule - This is applied automatically and is not configurable.
  • DCC assignment has been disabled for Windows Server Standard 2016 due to the VM use rights rule change - License assignments to hosts is still available.

Corrections

The following defect has been corrected in Snow License Manager 8.2:

    • Create or edit Custom field now supports Multi-select option to be selected and saved (PRB0040706)
    • Existing application search page is refactored - 1000 rows limitation is removed, performance and security are improved 
    • Data information fetched by SIM connector for O365 is processed and shown in SLM, errors are not created anymore when Office365Service is running (PRB0040883)

License Keys

No new license keys needed when upgrading to SLM 8.2.

 

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