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Release notes

July 17, 2017

Following are the Phoenix updates released on July 17, 2017.

New Features
  • Backup proxy pool selection
    Phoenix now lets you select a backup proxy pool at the time of restore. When you restore your virtual machine, virtual disk, or files, Phoenix provides an option to select a backup proxy pool. To ensure an enhanced restore performance, select a backup proxy pool with backup proxies that are locally connected to the destination hypervisor. 
    For more information, see:

    Action Required: No action required.

  • Two network interface cards
    The new Phoenix backup proxy now provides two network interface cards. After you deploy the new backup proxy, you can configure one network interface card for public network and the other card for private network. 

    Action Required: No action required.

  • Enhanced error reporting
    For backup and restore jobs that fail due to VMware reported errors, we have enhanced error reporting with details to better understand the failure causes.

    Action Required: No action required.

Revision Information
Platform Revision Public Cloud GovCloud

Windows

4.6.11-29892                  
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Linux 4.6.11-29892
Backup Proxy
Druva_Phoenix_Backup
4.6.11-29892

Note: To use the latest backup proxy, deploy it and add it to a backup proxy pool. You cannot upgrade existing backup proxy to the latest version using the Phoenix Management Console or RedHat Package Manager.

July 3, 2017

Following are the Phoenix updates released on July 3, 2017.

New Features
  • Parallel scan and Smart scan
    Phoenix extends it's backup capabilities for File server by introducing the following features:
     
    • Parallel scan: With the parallel scan feature, Phoenix agents scan files and upload data to the Phoenix cloud simultaneously. This feature ensures optimal utilization of the backup schedule window.

      For more information, see Overview of Phoenix for File server.

      Action Required: Upgrade the Phoenix agent to version 4.6.10 and later.
       
    • Smart scan:  The Smart scan  feature optimizes the scanning duration for backup. To optimize the scanning duration, Smart scan excludes scanning of Access Control Lists (ACLs) for the files that are not modified since the last backup. 

      For more information, see Overview of Phoenix for File server.

      Action Required: Upgrade the Phoenix agent to version 4.6.10 and later.
       
  • Cost Allocation Reports
    Phoenix gives IT organizations the provision to chargeback to their internal groups for the credits consumed by their individual servers. It enables cloud administrators to categorize servers from one internal group into a logical cost object unit, such as server group and organization. Phoenix also introduces "cost code", an entity to map with server groups and organizations to determine the cost allocation of individual servers.

    Phoenix also provides a powerful cost allocation reporting mechanism to record credit consumption at each server level. The cost allocation reports enable cloud administrators to track effectiveness of internal groups by retrieving credit usage details for individual servers and billing internal groups for the consumed storage. 

    Note: The Cost Allocation Report generated for July 2017 will include cost allocation details from July 3, 2017.

    For more information, see
  • In-product notification
    The in-product notifications are communications from Druva to the Phoenix administrators to keep them updated about the new features, product changes, and enhancements. In-product notifications are displayed under the   icon on the menu bar.

    There are 2 types of in-product notifications:

    • Informational notifications for a feature or an enhancement release. These notifications include links to release notes where administrators can read up further details.These notifications are represented with the  icon. Phoenix displays only one informational notification at a time.

    • Actionable notifications for actions that administrators must perform to prepare for the product updates. These notifications can be specific to all organizations or a single organization.

      These notifications are represented with the  icon. Phoenix displays up to four actionable notifications at a time. These notifications continue to show up until you perform the required action.

      For more information about in-product notification, see General FAQs.

       Action Required: No action required.

Revision Information
Platform Revision Public Cloud GovCloud
Windows 4.6.10-29131          yes.png          yes.png
Linux 4.6.10-29131
Backup Proxy
Druva_Phoenix_Backup
4.6.10-29131

May 16, 2017

Following are the Phoenix updates released on May 16, 2017.

New Features
  • Windows Server 2016 certification

    Phoenix now certifies File server agent on Windows Server 2016 (64-bit). 

    Action Required: To use Windows Server 2016 (64-bit) for physical hosts,  you will have to upgrade the File server agent to version 4.6.9 and later.
     
  • SQL Server 2016 certification

    Phoenix now certifies MS-SQL Server 2016 (64 bit). For more information about the certified versions, see Support matrix.

    Action Required: No action required.
     
  • Enhancement for VMware

    Phoenix now certifies vCenter 6.5 and ESXi 6.5. For more information about the certified versions for vCenter and ESXi, see Support matrix.

    Action Required
    • For new vCenter 6.5 and/or ESXi 6.5 setup registration: Deploy the Backup Proxy OVA version 4.6.9 or later.

    • For existing setup: Upgrade Backup Proxy to the rpm version 4.6.9 or later.

  • Enhancement for CloudCache 

    Phoenix now provides you with the ability to resize an existing CloudCache data volume. For more information about how to edit data volume size, see, see Edit data volumes.

    Action Required: No action required.
Fixed Issues

Following issue is fixed with the Phoenix update released on May 16, 2017:

  • ROBO-5750: Druva Install Package License Agreement shows incorrect schedule maintenance.  
Revision Information
Platform Revision Public Cloud GovCloud
Windows 4.6.9-27415                  yes.png
 
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Linux 4.6.9-27415
Backup Proxy
Druva_Phoenix_Backup
4.6.9-27415

Known issues and workarounds

For more information on known and fixed issues, see Known issues and fixed issues.