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  • 1. What’s New New Feature Information for Syncsort DPX4.1.1 As used in the NSB Data Protection Solution With release 4.1, Syncsort updated the software product name to Syncsort DPX. This name change will be reflected in the product user interface and user documentation. Syncsort DPX is the software component of the NSB solution which combines Syncsort DPX software with NetApp ONTAP-based disk storage to create a complete data protection and disaster recovery solution for any storage environment. The following table details new features found in Syncsort DPX 4.1.1. A feature update release history for the 4.x version follows this table. Syncsort DPX 4.1.1 (DPX 4.1.0 PL0061) NEW PRODUCT FEATURES NSB ™ Powered by Syncsort® DPX™ Feature Description Benefit New OS Support Windows 2012 Data protection support is added for Windows 2012 clients. Includes file and block level backup. Master Server and Device server are not yet supported on this OS. For additional information on backup support, please consult the Release Notes or the DPX Compatibility Guide. Extends OS Support Allows users to extend Syncsort DPX data protection to Windows 2012 servers. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 SP2 Data protection support is added for SLES 11 SP2 clients. Includes file and block level backup. Master Server and Device server are also supported on this OS. Extends OS Support Allows users to extend all Syncsort DPX file and block data protection and recovery features to SLES 11 SP2 and to utilize SLES 11 SP2 for Master and Device servers. Solaris 11 SPARC Data protection support is added for file level backup of Solaris 11 SPARC clients as well as backup via NetApp OSSV Agents. Device Server support is added for this OS. Extends OS Support Allows users to extend Syncsort DPX file and OSSV data protection to Solaris 11 Clients and utilize Solaris 11 as a Device Server. Windows 8 Data protection support is added for Windows 2012 clients. Includes file and block level backup. Extends OS Support Allows users to extend Syncsort DPX data protection to Windows 8 clients.
  • 2. WHAT’S NEW IN DPX NEW PRODUCT FEATURES Feature Description Benefit New Application Support Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Data protection support is added for file and block level backup of SQL 2012 clients. Includes support for SQL AlwaysOn Availability Groups (block level backup only). Please consult the Release Notes for further details. Extends Application Support Allows users to extend Syncsort DPX high speed backups and near instant recovery to SQL 2012 environments. Bare Metal Restore Enhancements Unified Linux BMR CD A single Bare Metal Restore CD (ISO image) is now available for all supported Linux platforms. Ease Of Use DPX users can now more easily run Bare Metal Restores for all supported Linux platforms without the need to maintain two sets of CD images. Virtualization Enhancements Thin Provisioning support The Full VM restore process now supports creating a thin provisioned virtual machine. This is selected via a GUI option when creating a Full VM restore job. Supported for Agentless backups only. Increased Efficiency Thin provisioned virtual machines save on disk space consumption. When users recover using the DPX Full VM restore process, they can now do so using thin provisioning which allocates less disk space for the resulting VM. Tape Enhancements HP LTO-6 tape support Support is added for HP LTO-6 format tapes across all DPX Device Server platforms, including support for NetApp NDMP. Encryption is supported for file-level backups and NDMP. Please contact Syncsort support regarding IBM LTO-6 support. Increased Performance and Efficiency Allows DPX users to take advantage of the increased performance and capacity of the LTO-6 tape format. NetApp Platform Support NDMP support for Clustered DATA ONTAP 8.1.1+ Support added for NDMP backups from Clustered Data ONTAP systems running version 8.1.1 or higher. Adds Clustered ONTAP Support Allows DPX users to run NDMP backups for clustered NetApp systems. ONTAP Edge-T support DPX supports NetApp ONTAP Edge-T as a data protection target, including SnapMirror for replication. Increased Efficiency and Flexibility ONTAP Edge-T is a virtualized NetApp device that runs on a VMware platform. By extending DPX support to Edge-T, users have the flexibility of using Edge-T as a DPX backup target. This can be especially useful as a backup device for small sites and remote sites. Backup Enhancements Dynamic backup data throttling Backup bandwidth utilization throttling has been enhanced to be more consistent. This enhancement is for block-level backups of Windows clients and is controlled via a Windows registry setting. Increased Performance Windows clients that have throttling set will now produce a more consistent and reliable data transfer pattern.
  • 3. WHAT’S NEW IN DPX NEW PRODUCT FEATURES Feature Description Benefit Enabling Upgrade from 3.4 and 4.0 Upgrade Assessment Tool The Upgrade Assessment Tool (UAT) is a new utility that scans your Syncsort Enterprise and generates a report identifying feature differences and upgrade concerns you need to be aware of when upgrading from Syncsort BEX /NSB version 3.4 or Syncsort Data Protection Software 4.0 to Syncsort DPX 4.1. Improves Upgrade Experience The Upgrade Assessment Tool conducts an extensive analysis of your Syncsort Enterprise providing you with a complete picture so that you can make an informed decision about when and how to upgrade to the latest version of Syncsort DPX. Interoperability with 3.4/4.0 clients The Syncsort DPX 4.1 Master Server will interoperate with 3.4/4.0 clients to facilitate planned upgrades from 3.4/4.0 clients to DPX 4.1 clients. Improves Interoperability to Facilitate Upgrade Interoperability with 3.4 and 4.0 clients allows you to better plan your timelines to upgrade your clients to 4.1 while continuing to protect them during the transition phase. Virtualization Enhancements Enhanced Virtualization Features The Syncsort Instant Virtualization (IV) and Full Virtualization (FV) features no longer have TFTP/BOOT server dependencies. Existing scheduled recovery jobs for IV/FV will need to be recreated. Improves Reliability; Simplifies Management Eliminating the TFTP/BOOT server dependencies enhances the reliability of IV/FV and reduces the amount of specialized network configuration needed. Unified object deletion Wizards A unified Wizard-based tool to delete virtual machines and their associated VMDK files which were created by Syncsort IV or FV recovery. The Wizard deletes the VM or selected VMDKs along with the associated LUN mappings and LUNs from the NetApp secondary storage. Simplifies Management A single unified Wizard simplifies the clean-up of resources created by the IV and FV processes and frees up storage from the NetApp storage system, optimizing resource utilization. Security Enhancements Changed communication ports used for backup/restore functions This upgrade changes the default communications with NetApp storage from HTTP and Port 80 to HTTPS and Port 443, respectively. Improves Security This change ensures secure communication to the NetApp storage system Backup Agent Enhancements Improved Windows block level Agent Enhancements to the Windows block-level backup Agent detect system conditions that may have resulted in a new base backup when using previous versions of the Agent. With this update those conditions no longer create a rebase. Improves Backup and Storage Efficiency Eliminating the need for additional base backups following certain system conditions improves overall data protection and storage efficiency. New OS and Application Support Java 7 Syncsort DPX 4.1 fully supports Java 7 and users can run the management console on operating system platforms running Java 7. Extends Java Support Allows user to run the management console on a supported OS running Java 7. Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL] 6.0-6.3 Data protection support is added for RHEL 6.0-6.3. Includes file and block level backup. 64-bit only. Master Server and Device server are also supported on this OS. Extends OS Support Allows users to extend all Syncsort DPX file and block data protection and recovery features to RHEL 6.0-6.3 (64-bit only). Syncsort DPX 4.1 Release
  • 4. WHAT’S NEW IN DPX NEW PRODUCT FEATURES Feature Description Benefit Management and Usability Enhancements Mount Point Display Enhancements The visual display of server mount points has been enhanced to be more user friendly. Superior Ease of Use Mount points are now displayed using the full mount point path and name (for example: D:mountpoint1). Previously, mount points were displayed using only the Volume GUID. The new display makes it easier to identify volumes for backup purposes, especially on systems with a large number of mount points. New OS and Application Support Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.0 and 6.1 Data protection support is added for RHEL 6.0 and 6.1 clients. Includes file and block backup. 64-bit clients only. Extends OS Support Allows users to extend all NSB file and block data protection and recovery features to RHEL 6.0 and 6.1 clients (64-bit only). SharePoint 2010 SP1 Object Recovery Support added for object level recovery with SharePoint 2010 SP1. Extends Application Support Allows users to rapidly recovery objects (e.g. documents) from backups of SharePoint 2010 SP1 document repositories. This extends SharePoint object recovery to the most current SharePoint release. Syncsort Data Protection Software v 4.0 SP1 Release Feature Description Benefit New OS and Application Support CentOS Linux 6.0-6.3 Data protection support is added for CentOS 6.0-6.3. Includes file and block level backup. 64-bit only. Master Server and Device server are also supported on this OS. Extends OS Support Allows users to extend all Syncsort DPX file and block data protection and recovery features to CentOS 6.0-6.3 (64-bit only). New OS and Application Support continued vSphere 5.1 Syncsort DPX virtualization features now support vSphere 5.1. Extends VMware Support All Syncsort DPX virtualization features work with vSphere 5.1, allowing users to make use of the latest enhancements in VMware. Novell OES 11 SP1 Data protection support is added for Novell OES 11. Includes file level backup and Device Server support Extends OS Support Allows users to extend all file level data protection and recovery features to Novell OES11 SP1. Novell GroupWise 12 Support added for Novell GroupWise 12 backup and recovery. File-level backups only. Extends Application Support Allows users to extend all file data protection and recovery features to GroupWise 12. This extends NSB support to the most current GroupWise release.
  • 5. WHAT’S NEW IN DPX NEW PRODUCT FEATURES Following are the new features released as part of Syncsort Data Protection Software v 4.0. These features are also included in the 4.0 SP1 release. Syncsort Data Protection Software v 4.0 Release Feature Description Benefit Virtualization Enhancements Agentless VMware backup VMware virtual machines can be protected without the need to install an Agent in the guest OS. Superior Ease of Use, Reduced Management Through use of the VMware VADP protocol, users can now easily and reliably protect virtual machines without the need to install an Agent. This simplifies administration and reduces management overhead. Agentless Backup Recovery Options Multiple recovery options are available from Agentless backups. Best of Breed Recovery Options Users have a wide range of recovery options available. These include the same Instant Virtualization and Full Virtualization features available with NSB agent-based backups. In addition, “Instant VMDK” allows rapid mapping of VMDK images back to the same VM or an alternate VM. VMDKs can also be mapped to physical servers to share data across physical/virtual boundaries. Automatic protection of VMs New VMs created in vSphere can automatically be included in backup protection. Helps Ensure Backup Coverage By automatically including new VMs into backup schedules, users can ensure that VMs aren’t accidentally left outside of data protection plans. Users have the option of configuring backups to include new VMs or not based on their vSphere groupings. Expanded operating system coverage Agentless backup works with any operating system supported by VMware. Increased Scope of Coverage Because Agentless backup isn’t dependent on specific Agents for each operating system, it works with any operating system supported by VMware. This increases the number of OS’s that can be supported by NSB, and also eliminates the need for LVM on Linux clients. Multi-threaded proxy servers for backup Agentless backups are run through load-balanced proxy servers which can support multiple simultaneous backups. Scalable and Efficient Performance Proxy servers used to process Agentless backups are multi-threaded to support many simultaneous backups. This allows the environment to scale while still remaining efficient in terms of the number of proxy servers to manage. Backup processing can also automatically load balance across however many proxies are defined in the environment. Proxy servers can be physical systems, virtual machines, or both. ESX Cluster support Extends NSB protection to clustered ESX servers. Extends VMware Support By supporting clustered ESX servers, NSB now delivers protection to highly available VMware environments. This extends the reach of NSB protection. vSphere 5.0 support NSB virtualization features now support vSphere 5.0. Extends VMware Support All NSB virtualization feature work with vSphere 5.0, allowing NSB customers to make use of the latest enhancements in VMware.
  • 6. WHAT’S NEW IN DPX NEW PRODUCT FEATURES Feature Description Benefit Management and Usability Enhancements New Graphical User Interface A simplified graphical user interface (GUI). Simplifies Management, Reduces Learning Time A newly designed GUI features a more intuitive design while removing legacy features no longer needed. The result is an easier experience for end users with reduced learning time. This release also is labeled as NetApp Syncsort Integrated Backup, removing all BEX references. Object deletion Wizards Wizard-based tools to delete VMs and mapped drives. Simplifies Management Two new Wizards simplify clean-up of resources created in NSB. • Delete VM Wizard easily removes virtual machines and associated VMDKs and LUNs created by either Instant or Full Virtualization. • Unmap Wizard removes LUN mappings created by VMDK Instant Access. Rerun failed backup enhancements Individual failed backups within a multi-backup job can be directly re-started. Simplifies Management and Troubleshooting Interface enhancements make it easy to re-start individual failed backups that are part of a multi-backup job definition. This eliminates the manual steps required to determine the failed systems and makes backup management easier and faster, thereby reducing management time. These enhancements also make it easier to put multiple clients into a single backup job, thereby further decreasing management time. Automatic secondary storage deletion Cleans-up storage that is no longer needed due to backup changes. Simplifies Management, Improves Space Utilization When backup jobs are deleted or destinations changed, this enhancement will automatically clean-up the no longer used target space (qtrees) on the NetApp storage. The clean-up takes place as part of the Catalog Condense process. Remote Backup/Cloud Enhancements Enhanced resiliency Remote site backups (cloud backups) are more resilient to inconsistent network connections. Enhances Reliability Enhancements to NSB backup retry logic have made remote backups more resilient to inconsistent network connections. This greatly reduces the need to re-send a full set of backup data during remote backups when the network connecting the client to the NetApp FAS has inconsistent service. Time out and retry values are configurable and can be raised from default values to deal with especially poor connections. Efficiency Enhancements Enhanced deduplication Increased deduplication performance to maximize storage savings Increased Solution ROI NSB makes better use of NetApp Deduplication, thereby further decreasing the total amount of disk storage capacity needed to hold backup data. Data compression NetApp data compression creates significant disk savings Increased Solution ROI NSB leverages NetApp storage compression found in ONTAP 8.1 to further shrink total storage footprint. Compression is effective on data types that do not necessarily deduplicate very well, such as MS Exchange and database data.
  • 7. Feature Description Benefit Security Enhancements Active Directory/ LDAP support NSB user accounts can authenticate using Active Directory or LDAP. Improves Security, Manageability Customers that require all users to authenticate within a directory schema can now make use of Active Directory or LDAP to authenticate NSB administrators. Tape encryption support for AIX 7.1 with DB2 v 9.7 Support for tape encryption extended to AIX 7.1 with DB2 v 9.7. Improves Security Allows users to encrypt data on tapes when protecting DB2 in an AIX environment. New OS and Application Support SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10 SP4 Data protection support is added for SLES 10 SP4 clients. Includes file and block backup Extends OS Support Allows users to extend all NSB file and block data protection and recovery features to SLES 10 SP4 clients. Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.7 Data protection support is added for RHEL 5.7 clients. Includes file and block backup with added support for the EXT4 file system. Extends OS Support Allows users to extend all NSB file and block data protection and recovery features to RHEL 5.7 clients. AIX 7.1 with DB2 v 9.7 Data protection support is added for AIX 7.1 as well as DB2 v 9.7. File level backup only. Extends OS Support Allows users to extend NSB file level data protection and recovery features to AIX 7.1 clients as well as providing application support for DB2 v 9.7. About NetApp NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions that accelerate business breakthroughs and deliver outstanding cost efficiency. Discover NetApp’s passion for helping companies around the world go further, faster at www.netapp.com. About Syncsort Syncsort is a global software company that helps the world’s most successful organizations rethink the economics of data. Syncsort provides extreme data performance and rapid time to value through easy to use data integration and data protection solutions. With over 15,000 deployments, Syncsort has transformed decision making and delivered more profitable results to thousands of customers worldwide. © 2013 Syncsort Incorporated. Syncsort is a registered trademark of Syncsort Incorporated. NSB and DPX are trademarks of Syncsort Incorporated. All other company and product names used herein may be the trademarks of their respective companies. NetApp and the NetApp logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of NetApp, Inc., in the United States and/or other countries. NSB-SC-003-0513US WHAT’S NEW IN DPX NEW PRODUCT FEATURES 50 Tice Boulevard, Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677 201.930.8200 | www.syncsort.com United Kingdom Phone: +44 (0)1732 849000 Germany Phone: +49 (0)2102 9546 0 France Phone: +33 (0)1 46 67 46 10 Singapore Phone: +65-97771859

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