Tuesday Aug 07, 2007

N1 SPS 6.0 Goes Live

The N1 SPS 6.0 release is now available for download. This new release includes several features that a few of you have been waiting for, including:

  • User Interface Enhancements, including integrated task flows and wizards for creating plans, components, and containers
  • N1 SPS Modeler, a NetBeans module that enables you to create N1 SPS components, plans, and plug-ins in your NetBeans IDE
  • Plan Variable Sets, enabling you to capture plan execution information, as well as other common plan parameters, as a complete variable set
  • UNIX <reboot> Step, allowing you to include reboot instructions in your execution plans
  • User Name and Password Constraints, giving you the option to specify the minimum character length, maximum character length, and acceptable character set for you N1 SPS user names and passwords
  • Linux RPM Installers, allowing you to install the Master Server and Command Line Interface client as Linux RPM packages
  • Native Call Cancel on Timeout, enabling you to use the <execNative> and <execJava> elements to perform a remote procedure call (RPC) and terminate code that is running on a remote agent
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 3 Update 5 Support
  • JDK Upgrade to include version 1.5
  • PostgreSQL Upgrade to include version 8.1

This new release also includes the new features first introduced in the N1 SPS 5.2 Update 2 release:

  • Import/Export Bundles, enabling you to copy N1 SPS artifacts (plans, components, etc.) between master servers as bundles
  • Dynamic Targetting, allowing you to use variable substitution on a component targeter.
  • Installed Components Display Commands, enabling you to list installed components and their dependencies with the cdb.ic family of commands
  • Unrestrictive Host Locking, enabling you to customize the locking behavior for your hosts while executing plans

Get Started With N1 SPS 6.0

  1. Download the software here
  2. Download the N1 SPS Modeler here.
  3. Install the software by following the instructions.
  4. Learn more about N1 SPS.

 

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