MagniComp(tm)'s SysInfo(tm) 5.0
July 14, 2003
MagniComp(tm) is pleased to announce the General Availability (GA)
release of SysInfo(tm)
5.0. This release features many
significant new features and new platform support.
NEW PLATFORM SUPPORT
SysInfo now supports Apple's
Mac OS X platform,
the #1 request by customers for new platform support.
All Apple systems which support MacOS X are supported.
The SysInfo 5.0 release is focused on expanding
SysInfo further into enterprise customer environments.
The new SysInfo Service Protocol (SSP) for remote access significantly
expand the ability of SysInfo to be deployed and accessed in large,
The major architectural changes in this release are the foundation for
many of the new features in this release as well as providing the
building blocks for future development.
The major new features are:
- Remote SysInfo access has been added.
agent implements the new
SysInfo Service Protocol (SSP).
The agent allows a remote system to obtain all
SysInfo data over an IP connection.
The Command Line Interface accepts the new
option to obtain SysInfo data via SSP from hostname
rather than direct from the
The Graphical User Interface has a new Show Host button which
does the equivalent.
The SysInfo API's have been extended to support transparent SSP support.
- Major internal architectural changes have been implemented
to support the new
Remote SysInfo access feature and future
expandability. In particuliar, SysInfo has been split into a low level
SysInfo Engine (SIE) and an upper level presentation layer. The SIE
layer probes the local system and presents the raw data to the presentation
layer or to the
server which passes the data on to the presentation layer.
The SIE layer is essentially the same stable mature code base as in previous
The presentation layer is a complete rewrite in
The report format remains unchanged except for additional fields
and data classes.
Other formats may have subtle differences.
- The Network Information class has been added.
This new data class provides information on general network
configuration including DNS and NIS.
- The Network Interface class has been added.
This class provides highly detailed information about all detected
network interfaces, both physical as well as virtual.
Information includes IP address, subnet mask, network number, interface
configuration flags, and link media status.
- The License class has been added.
This class provides detailed information about licenses found on the
Currently we support licenses provided by
We report licenses provided by FLEXlm server(s) running on the scanned system.
- Distribution and installation of SysInfo has been revamped.
There are now multiple SysInfo product downloads for each platform and
each product consists of one or more packages which can be selected or
deselected for installation.
The main difference in product downloads is to seperate the SysInfo
Software Developers Kit (SDK) files from the runtime files since most
customers don't need the SDK.
- Caching has been added to cache
most class and license data.
This significantly improves runtime performance when the same data is
- More than 2500 devices have been added to our PCI device database.
We now have over 11,000 entries.
Please see the Release Notes at
http://www.magnicomp.com/sysinfo/5.0/doc/RELEASE_NOTES.html for more details.
You can download SysInfo 5.0 as a free, 60-day demo. During the
demo period full functionality is provided.
You may also obtain permanent licenses from www.magnicomp.com by
clicking on Customer Service.
For customers with current Maintenance and Support, 5.0 licenses are
Existing customers without current Maintenance receive a 50% discount on
To download, please visit:
Instructions on how to install SysInfo are available as:
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