What's new in version 1.2.2

Lenovo XClarity Administrator management software version 1.2.2 supports new hardware, software enhancements, and fixes.

Additional hardware support

This version supports the following new hardware:
  • Servers and appliances

    • System x3100 M4 Type 2582

    • ThinkServer RS160 Types 70TD, 70TE, 70TF, 70TG

    • ThinkServer RS260 Types 70TH, 70TJ

  • Switches

    • RackSwitch G8272 (CNOS)

    • RackSwitch G8296 (CNOS)

  • Storage devices

    • Nimble Storage AF5000 All Flash Array

    • Nimble Storage CS1000 Adaptive Flash Array, Type 6687

    • Nimble Storage CS3000 Adaptive Flash Array, Type 6687

For support and limitations information for manageable devices (such as servers, switches, storage, and CMMs) and other I/O devices and options, see the following compatibility pages for each device type:

Fixes

Refer to the change history file (*.chg) that is provided in the update package for information about fixes.

Software enhancements

This version supports the following enhancements to the management software.
Function Description
Installation and setup You can install XClarity Administrator on Red Hat 7.x with Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) (see Supported host systems and Installing Lenovo XClarity Administrator in a CentOS, VMware ESXi, Windows Hyper-V, Red Hat KVM, or Citrix XenServer environment).
Network configuration When setting up an NTP server, you can choose to use M-MD5 or SHA1 authentication (see Setting the date and time).
device management You can choose not to create a recovery ID and not disable local user accounts on rack servers (see Managing servers).

You can force management when using the bulk import file to manage multiple devices (see Managing chassis, Managing servers, Managing storage devices, and Managing switches).

You can specify a fully-qualified domain name (FQDN) when manually managing devices (see Managing chassis, Managing servers, Managing storage devices, and Managing switches). The FQDN is included in SNMP forwarded traps.

Operating system deployment Added support for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12 SP2 (see Supported operating systems).
Firmware updates You can power on and off devices from the Firmware Updates: Apply / Activate page (see Applying and activating firmware updates with compliance policies and Applying and activating firmware updates without compliance policies).

Firmware updates is supported for Flex System switches that are configured for IPv6 (see IP configuration limitations).

Configuring servers The predefined extended UEFI patterns have been replaced with generic patterns that can applied to any server to optimize servers for specific environments (see Working with server patterns).
PyLXCA toolkit For information about new and updated PyLXCA commands, see Summary of changes in the Python (PyLXCA) toolkit.
REST API For information about new and updated REST APIs, see Summary of changes in the REST API.