Altaro product updates and new forums

Product Updates

  • Altaro has just released a new version of their virtual machine (VM) backup solution for Hyper-V and VMware environments that now includes WAN-Optimized ReplicationAltaro VM Backup v8WAN-Optimized Replication permits a business to make an ongoing copy of its virtual machines (VMs) to a remote site and to switch to that copy with immediacy should anything go wrong with the live VMs, such as damage due to hurricanes, fires and flooding. Downtime is therefore reduced to no time at all. Some more info here and here.
  • They have now also launched Altaro Office 365 Backup for MSPS! As Microsoft does not back up Office 365 subscriber data, Altaro’s new offering enables MSPs to provide their customers with robust, reliable mailbox backup and recovery services. Altaro Office 365 Backup for MSPs backs up mail items and their attachments, with backups taking place automatically several times per day to Altaro’s secure Microsoft Azure backup location. MSPs can manage and monitor the mailboxes they are handling per customer through a centralized, multi-tenant online management console. More info here and here.

Launch of Altaro Dojo Forums

 

Jenkins: there is no “Launch agent via Java Web Start” method

Jenkins uses a TCP port to communicate with agents launched via the JNLP protocol, such as Windows-based agents. As of Jenkins 2.0, by default this port is disabled. You need to verify that JNLP is enabled and TCP port is defined in the Global Security section.

Go to Manage Jenkins -> Configure Global Security, and then scroll down to Agents, define a static TCP port for JNLP agents (random ports making it difficult to manage firewall rules on agents hosts ’cause port is chosen during the boot of Jenkins master), click Save and get back to agent’s configuration (try to connect the agent to Jenkins by clicking the Launch button, and then verify that agent’s status is “Connected via JNLP agent”)

jenkins jnlp port