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Astaro Command Center V3.0 Released

I am proud to announce the availability of Astaro Command Center 3.0. ACC is our central management application that you use to see and work with all Astaro products through a single GUI. Simplify your management of Astaro Installations by sharing objects, centrally configuring security policies, and pushing out rules to one or many devices. Whether you have two installations or hundreds, ACC gives you the ability to manage and work with your sites. Best of all, this exciting new version remains completely free -no gimmicks, no asterisks, no hidden conditions. Enjoy!

**Important Licensing Note**: Version 3 now uses our the newer-style licensing model we released in 2010 for our ASG products. This means your existing ACC key from the MyAstaro portal is longer valid, nor is any outstanding static keys from the time when we only offered a single key for all installations. To get your new ACC 3.0 key, fill out the creation form on our website. Your personalized license will then be available via the License Management section of your MyAstaro account.

ACC Version 3.0 is now running on the same technology platform that powers Version 8 of our flagship Astaro Security Gateway product. This gives us a new, capable base with which to advance ACC with even more functionality for the future. Sporting a massively-upgraded GUI experience, ACC 3.0 now offers on-demand reporting, central backup file management, and support for notifications to alert you during desired events.

1) On Demand (Forensic) Reporting - the reporting section can now be used to run aggregated report queries "as needed" across some/all installations for a desired timeframe. A change from our existing aggregated reporting (which compiles almost instantly but has history and detail limitations), the new ODR can be used to run more detailed queries. This will take a few moments to generate (depending on the amount of installations selected and the time period you require) as the information is fetched and compiled.

2) Central Backup Management - you can now save and work with backup files in ACC, providing not only a safe repository to store your backups, but letting you restore and make backups without logging into WebAdmin. Combined with the new capabilities of ASG 8.200 to remove installation-specific data from backups, admins can easily work with a cookie-cutter type backup which significantly eases implementation of new ASG's which have a shared "base" configuration.

3) Notifications - ACC also now supports notifications, alerting configured administrators of many possible events.

ACC 3.0 Download Information:

Remarks:

  • System will be rebooted
  • Configuration will be upgraded

News:

  • V2 & V3 are based on different backends; an upgrade package is not available
  • ACC V2 backup files can be restored into V3

Fixes:

  • [18808] Update procedure for global objects is not thread-safe and leads to deadlocks
  • [18865] ANY device also resolves devices which haven't backup feateure
  • [18957] Notification Refactoring
  • [18975] ACC WebAdmin language selection dropdown only shows default value
  • [18972] Expand odr create and abort messages
  • [18969] Allow only selection of devices which support backup rollout
  • [18770] Remove Product upgrade modules (acc3000 branch part)

Download Links:

Below are the links for the ISO image and Astaro Smart Installer for ACC V3. We plan to offer newly-updated VMware Virtual Appliances within the next two weeks.

Software ISO Image
Link: http://ftp.astaro.de/ACC/v3/software_appliance/iso/acc-3.000-10.1.iso
Size: 312.9MB
Md5: 39228469c44207a4ba488065f62fed07

Smart Installer - ASI V1
Link: http://ftp.astaro.de/ACC/v3/software_appliance/smart_installer/v1/acc-3.000-10.1-ASI.zip
Size: 301.7M
MD5: 932adc90163cbeae258aeb4d329715eb

Smart Installer - ASI V2
Link: http://ftp.astaro.de/ACC/v3/software_appliance/smart_installer/v2/acc-3.000-10.1-ASI-V2.zip
Size: 301.9M
MD5: 83f80c7a68dcd5328be03ad8b6748be3 

Once more:

**Important Licensing Note**: Version 3 now uses our the newer-style licensing model we released in 2010 for our ASG products. This means your existing ACC key from the MyAstaro portal is longer valid, nor is any outstanding static keys from the time when we only offered a single key for all installations. To get your new ACC 3.0 key, fill out the creation form on our website. Your personalized license will then be available via the License Management section of your MyAstaro account.

Astaro Command Center FTP Mirrors:

Mirror 1 (German)

Mirror 1 (USA)

Mirror 2 (German)

Feedback

  • If you want to provide feedback or want to discuss any of the ACC V3 features you should post it on our User Bulletin Board. Please indicate the version you are using (e.g. "[3.000] Central Backup Creation Question").
  • If you have any feedback on our help, manual, or any documentation (Online Help) please send it to docu@astaro.com.
  • There is also an ACC demo server for public use: http://demo.astaro.com

Angelo Comazzetto
ACC Product Manager