21.02 enhancements

TrueSight Server Automation 21.02 offers the following key features and enhancements:

Smart Agent enhancements

The Smart Agent feature of the RSCD Agent now supports the following capabilities:

  • Auto update of server properties - Monitors the server properties and shares the updated property values with the Application Server. For details, see Auto update of server properties.
  • Auto configuration - Monitors and updates the agent configurations on target servers using Agent Configuration Policies. For details, see Agent Configuration Policies.

Patching enhancements

This release offers the following patching enhancements:

Compliance content enhancements

This release includes the following compliance content enhancements:

REST API enhancements

This release offers new REST APIs for:

  • Compliance and batch jobs
  • Execution tasks
  • Displaying database statistics and configuration details on the Operations dashboard
  • Connecting TrueSight Automation Console to TrueSight Server Automation

For details, see REST API endpoints.

Deploy job enhancements

For advanced deploy jobs, you can now define a timeout for the staging phase of a job before the job is canceled. For more information, see Defining timeouts for jobs.

Operations dashboard enhancements

You can now view the database cleanup statistics and related configuration details on the Operations dashboard. For more information, see Operations dashboard.

Auto cleanup enhancements

You can now schedule weekly cleanup jobs to remove additional data that is not cleaned up by daily cleanup jobs. For details, see Scheduling the automatic data cleanup.

BLCLI enhancements

This release includes new BLCLI commands to create and update web repositories and update enumeration values of the ProperyClass name space. For more information, see BLCLI commands added, updated, or removed in recent versions.

Security enhancement

For authentication between RSCD Agents and clients such as Application Server, NSH, or repeater, the following hash algorithms are now supported in addition to SHA1: SHA224, SHA256, SHA384, and SHA512

For information about using these algorithms, see these topics:

Updates in the TLS parameters

After you upgrade to version 21.02, the values of the EnabledRSCDProtocols and EnabledTlsContextProtocol properties need to be updated to avoid communication failures between the TrueSight Server Automation components, as follows:

  • After you upgrade TrueSight Server Automation from a version earlier than 8.9.02, update the appserver-options.properties file to change the TLS protocol setting for the EnabledRSCDProtocols property to TLSv1,TLSv1.2 and restart the Application Server.
  • After you upgrade to version 21.02, the value of the EnabledTlsContextProtocol property is set to TLS, which means both TLSv1 and TLSv1.2 are supported. However, if none of the agents are using TLSv1, we recommend you to change the property value to TLSv1.2 from TLS.

    If TLSv1.2 is not supported in your environment, set property value to TLSv1. To avoid any communication failure, update the java.security file.

Make sure that these TLS properties are updated for all the deployment types. For more information about these properties and how to configure them, see Configuring the TLS protocol.

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