MagniComp(tm) SysInfo(tm) 9 GA
May 11, 2009
MagniComp(tm) announces the General Availability (GA)
release of SysInfo(tm) 9
with major new features such as
support for XML output,
new Virtual Machine enhancements,
support for discovery of 17 additional enterprise software products.
The following are major new features introduced in this release:
- XML output encoding
has been implemented for the first time.
This allows a customer supplied XML parser to read all SysInfo data in a
program readable format.
All data available through SysInfo's field deliminated
Report encoding is available as XML.
See the SysInfo Reference Manual for the --encode xml
- Additional Virtual Machine platforms are now supported.
The VmGuest class now supports VMware Virtual Server 2.0.
VMware ESX is now also officially supported as a valid Linux platform
with full discovery capabilities.
- New Process Class
has been introduced with this release.
The Process class provides a list of all processes running on a
system at run-time.
Attributes include the process ID, command name, command line,
CPU time, CPU percentage, virtual memory size, and resident memory
- An additional 17 Enterprise Software products now discovered.
The new product discovery support includes:
Apache Tomcat, CA BrightStor Server,
HP OpenView Data Protector, IBM DB2,
IBM Informix C-ASAM, IBM Informix Enterprise
Gateway Manager, IBM Informix I-SPY,
IBM Informix MaxConnect, IBM Informix Extend\
Parallel Server, IBM Tivoli App Dependency
Discovery Manager, IBM Tivoli COmposite
App Manager for WebSphere Data Collector,
IBM Tivoli Configuration Discovery and
Tracking, IBM Tivoli Configuration Manager,
IBM Tivoli Enterprise Console, IBM Tivoli
Netcool, IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager
for OS Deployments, Sun Java/JRE.
- Chassis Serial Number
is a new General class attribute which reports the serial number of
the system chassis. This value is usually only reported on blade
systems where the Chassis Serial Number differs from the System Serial
Number. Support is limited to systems which support IPMI access to
Baseboard Management Cards (BMC).
- SMBIOS 2.6.0
is now supported. The previous release supported 2.4.0 features.
- CPU Core and Thread count
is now reported for Intel and AMD CPU's as attributes CoreCount and
- Improved SMBIOS device handling
Hardware devices discovered via SMBIOS are more tightly aligned and
automatically intergrated with devices discovered via other
means. This should result in fewer duplicate devices and increased
attribute reporting for devices discovered via both SMBIOS and other
- Additional Monitor hardware capability data
is now included. The additional attributes are MinVerRefresh,
MaxVerRefresh, MinHorRefresh, MaxHorRefresh, and MaxPixelClock.
- Increased stability from a major overall of how Class data is handled internally
should continue to make SysInfo™ one of the most stable asset and
configuration agents available.
- Bug fixes
from the previous release have now been all rolled up into this release
to provide a more stable and reliable product.
has been updated and expanded.
Please see the Release Notes at
http://www.magnicomp.com/sysinfo/9/doc/ReleaseNotes/html for more details.
NEW AND CHANGED PLATFORM SUPPORT
The following platform changes have taken place in this release:
- FreeBSD is no longer supported. Customers should use SysInfo 8 for
- IBM AIX 4.3 is no longer supported. Customers running AIX 4.3 should use SysInfo version 7.
- HP HP-UX 10.20 is no longer supported. Customers running HP-UX 10.20 should use SysInfo version 7
Customers with existing licenses for prior versions must obtain a new license.
License upgrades are available for free to customers with a valid Maintenance
Agreement or for a 50% discount for upgrading a previous version license.
To obtain your free or discounted upgrades, please visit the
MagniComp online Customer Service Center:
This release will run in demo mode with full functionality for
thirty (30) days.
Permanent licenses are available for purchase online from the MagniComp
Customer Service Center:
The Storage System class requires a license in order to use this
feature. A Storage System Base license is built into the
SysInfo product and provides basic storage system data such as make, model,
serial number, and storage capacity.
A Storage System Professional license is required to receive the
full spectrum of storage system data.
Storage System Professional licenses must be purchased either with
a SysInfo product license purchase or seperately.
For a comparison of Base vs. Professional, please see
A demo license of
Storage System Professional is built into the SysInfo product and
is enabled automatically for 30 days - with or without a permanent SysInfo product license - after which time the license
reverts to a Storage System Base level.
You always need a valid demo or permanent SysInfo product license in order
to use any edition of the Storage System feature.
To download, please visit:
Instructions on how to install SysInfo are available as:
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