New Features of the Solution Manager 8.0¶
This section lists the new features of Solution Manager 8.0.
The Solution Manager now can automate the deployment of the Denodo Platform on Amazon AWS. That is, it automates:
Creation and management of clusters: choose the type of EC2 instance, number of EC2 instances in the cluster, etc.
Creation of load balancers and Auto Scaling groups.
Installation and launch of the Denodo servers.
Installation of Denodo updates on clusters with several servers, without downtime.
In Denodo 8.0 GA, enable SSL in the Denodo servers.
The main benefit is that you can instantiate and manage your entire AWS deployment without having to create and configure custom AWS elements and without SSH connections to each individual server to configure various settings.
To automate the installation and launch of the Denodo Platform servers, the Solution Manager requires a service account for AWS provided by your organization. That way, the Solution Manager automates the deployment of the Denodo Platform with the benefit that all the infrastructure is still under the control of your organization and no one outside your organization can access it.
Currently, the Solution Manager automates this on Amazon AWS. It is on the roadmap for version 8.0 to add the same support for Microsoft Azure. In the meantime, you can run the Denodo Platform on Azure but the deployment is not automated.
Single Point of Access¶
The Solution Manager now can work as the single point of access to these applications of Denodo:
The new Design Studio
Diagnostic & Monitoring Tool
Non-administrators can log into the Solution Manager and depending on their privileges, they will be shown links to the applications they have the right to access.
In version 7.0, this functionality is partially provided by the Web Panel.
Diagnostic & Monitoring Tool of the Solution Manager¶
Diagnostic & Monitoring Tool Populates Servers Automatically¶
Now, the Diagnostic & Monitoring Tool automatically populates the list of servers with the servers registered on the Solution Manager. Therefore, administrators no longer have to register manually the Virtual DataPort servers of their organization on this tool.
This applies to both Denodo servers created by the Automated Mode of the Solution Manager, and the ones registered manually.
This applies to the Diagnostic & Monitoring Tool of the Solution Manager, not the one of the installation of the Denodo Platform. In the installation of the Denodo Platform, you have to define the servers to monitor manually.
Diagnostic & Monitoring Tool Starts Automatically¶
When you start the component Solution Manager Administration Tool, the Diagnostic & Monitoring Tool starts automatically.