We have officially reached Release Candidate (RC) status for Network Configuration Manager 7.2. RC is the last step before general availability and is a chance for existing customers to get the newest functionality before it is available to everyone else.
Here is the content of this RC version:
Continue moving functionality from Win32 client to Web UI
Job management (Windows Task Scheduler not used anymore)
Config management (edit, delete, set baseline)
Possibility to test device login credentials
Import config from file
Provide End-of-Life information for managed devices.
Multiple global connection profiles
Define multiple connection profiles (device credentials, protocol, port etc.)
NCM will try which of the predefined connection profiles works for a device (configurable per device)
The execution of Config Change Templates can be scheduled.
Change Approval System enhancements
Approved requests to be executed at specified date/time
Approved requests to be returned to requestor for execution
Requesters can see a history of what they requested and was approved
Approvers can see a history of what they approved
SNMPv3 -- Support of AES-256 encryption
Inventory for Brocade devices
More devices supported natively (Palo Alto)
Config Change Template Extensions: 'delay' command, string <-> number conversion
Make downloaded configurations searchable for IP addresses with FTS enabled.
RC builds are made available to existing customers prior to the formal release. These are used to get customer feedback in production environments and are fully supported. If you have any questions, I encourage you to leverage the NCM RC forum.
You will find the latest version on your customer portal in the Release Candidate section.