Open Enterprise Server 2018 Support Pack 2 – Public Beta Now Available

Open Enterprise Server 2018 Support Pack 2 (OES 2018 SP2) public beta is now live. You can download the build from here.

The key highlights of this release include:

Platform and Eco-system currency:  OES 2018 SP2 ships with SLES 12 SP5 and eDirectory version 9.2.1

File stack Security enhancements:  Enhanced security through support for AES 256-bit encryption in NSS; Encrypted NCP traffic; Enforcing Multi-Factor authentication (MFA); OES logging(VIGIL) in Common Event Format (CEF).

File stack Performance enhancements: The CIFS stack on OES 2018 SP2 gets improved caching and support for SMB leases, resulting in overall throughput improvement.

File stack Usability enhancements:  Improved storage usage reporting through support for thin provisioning in NSS

File stack AD Integration enhancements:  The enhancements to NFARM on Windows allow you to manage both eDirectory and Active Directory rights while NFARM for Mac allows you to manage Active Directory rights.
The improvement to the NURM tool allows you to schedule user mapping task.

Cloud Integrated Storage (CIS) enhancements:  Enhanced desktop experience through the introduction of Mac and Windows clients
Introduction of "Free Space Calculator" and "Storage Space Estimator" to give you an idea of storage requirement without actually moving the files across. The OES agents now also support checkpointed incremental volume scan.

Domain Services for Windows (DSfW) enhancements:  Schema and functional level support for AD 2016

iPrint enhancements:  iPrint for OES is now called iPrint Advanced and is available as a pattern in the OES media for easy deployment and patching.

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