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DynaCenter Release 6.5.0

Release Summary

DynaCenter Now Available Through the AWS Marketplace

Significant Improvements in Migration Operation Time

Migrations into Amazon EC2 No Longer Require a Deploy Subnet

Template Editor Added to Simplify Template Creation

Template Override Editor Expanded to Support Full Customization of Template Settings

Ability to Download DynaCenter Agent Directly From the DynaCenter Console Added

Automatic Import of Older Generation Templates Simplifies Upgrade

Improved Compatibility with SELinux

Amazon Instance Type and Instance Size Support Added

Potential Port Conflict Between DynaCenter and Other Third Party Software Resolved

Disk Misalignment on Windows Live Deploy Operations Resolved

Preservation of File Metadata on Windows Migrations More Robust

Deploys Specifying ‘auto’ Server Size and EBS Encryption Now Select Server Size that Supports Encryption

Elastic IP Now Released After Migration to VPC

Final Migration Operation Reboot More Robust

Race Condition Between Creation of Migration Operation Objects Resolved

Race Condition When Creating Compute Instance Resolved

New Features and Enhancements

DynaCenter Now Available Through the AWS Marketplace

DynaCenter is now available from the AWS Marketplace, an online store that makes it easy to install, configure, and immediately start using DynaCenter to migrate servers.

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Significant Improvements in Migration Operation Time

DynaCenter migration operations now complete in up to 40% less time with the introduction of the new Rapid Migration Engine.

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Migrations into Amazon EC2 No Longer Require a Deploy Subnet

When DynaCenter is installed on an Management Workstation (MWS) that is located on a subnet that can be accessed from the destination subnet where migrated servers will reside, such as a dedicated tools subnet or the destination subnet itself, a deploy subnet is no longer needed for the migration operation. This new capability reduces the effort needed to set up the migration environment and simplifies the configuration of migration operations.

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Template Editor Added to Simplify Template Creation

A new template editor, which is accessed directly from the user interface, simplifies the template creation process and significantly mitigates the risk of template configuration errors.

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Template Override Editor Expanded to Support Full Customization of Template Settings

The template override editor has been expanded to offer support for customization of all template settings. This expanded capability means that any template setting can now be overridden directly from the user interface so that you can easily customize the migration operation for an individual server.

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Ability to Download DynaCenter Agent Directly From the DynaCenter Console Added

You can now download the DynaCenter Agent directly from the DynaCenter Console onto the system where you are logged in to the DynaCenter Console.

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Automatic Import of Older Generation Templates Simplifies Upgrade

After you upgrade and then log in to theDynaCenter Console, older-generation templates located in the /opt/race/console/templates/ directory on the Management Workstation (MWS) are automatically upgraded to the newer-generation format, thereby reducing the impact of this upgrade to customers and preserving any previously configured templates.

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Improved Compatibility with SELinux

Improved compatibility with SELinux, a Linux kernel security module that provides a mechanism for supporting access control security policies, allows DynaCenter to be installed on a Management Workstation (MWS) that has SELinux running in permissive mode.

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Amazon Instance Type and Instance Size Support Added

DynaCenter now supports migrating images to the c4.large, c4.xlarge, c4.2xlarge, c4.4xlarge, and c4.8xlarge Amazon instances for both the SSD and magnetic EBS-backed volume types. This expanded support provides you with more options when migrating into an Amazon environment.

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Bug Fixes

Potential Port Conflict Between DynaCenter and Third Party Software Resolved

Fixed an issue where, under very specific conditions, there could be a port conflict between DynaCenter and other third party software installed on the Management Workstation (MWS).

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Disk Misalignment on Windows Live Deploy Operations Resolved

Fixed an issue where, under very specific conditions, a Windows live deploy operation could not complete successfully because the disk layout of the target server was misaligned with the disk layout of the source server.

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Preservation of File Metadata on Windows Migrations More Robust

Fixed an issue where, under very specific conditions, DynaCenter would incorrectly set the created time stamp of files and folders on a migrated server.

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Deploys Specifying ‘auto’ Server Size and EBS Encryption Now Select Server Size that Supports Encryption

Fixed an issue where DynaCenter would incorrectly choose a server size that did not support encrypted EBS volumes when a customer specified a server size of ‘auto’ and requested encrypted non-boot EBS volumes within a deploy profile.

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Elastic IP Now Released After Migration to VPC

Fixed an issue where, under very specific conditions, DynaCenter would not correctly release an elastic IP within the deploy subnet when migrating to a VPC.

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Final Migration Operation Reboot More Robust

Fixed an issue where, under very specific conditions, DynaCenter would not correctly initiate a final reboot of a migrated server at the end of the migration process.

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Race Condition Between Creation of Migration Operation Objects Resolved

Fixed an issue where, under very specific conditions, DynaCenter would fail to deploy a server because of a race condition when creating a new security group.

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Race Condition When Creating Compute Instance Resolved

Fixed an issue where, under very specific conditions, DynaCenter would fail to deploy a server because of a race condition when creating a new compute instance.

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