Below is a summary of features, updates, and changes in regards to RackConnect. Keep this page bookmarked for updates made periodically to RackConnect.
April 9, 2013
- Support for ASA software versions greater than 8.3
- Support for ASA X series firewalls
January 15, 2013
- Support for Cloud Networks
- Automated quality control for each new RackConnect customer configuration. RackConnect will automatically create two cloud servers (via a test account which the customer will NOT be billed for) and perform several quality assurance checks before removing the servers and marking the configuration complete.
- The AutoNAT feature is now available
November 19, 2012
- Support for Windows Server 2012
November 13, 2012
- Changed the order of operations for cloud server builds for customers at the managed service level so that the server builds, RackConnect automation runs, and then managed cloud automation runs. Managed cloud customers who run their own post-build automation should trigger their automation to start based on the completion of the managed cloud automation rather than RackConnect. For more information, consult How to Programmatically Determine the RackConnect Automation Status of Your Cloud Servers.
October 9, 2012
- Network device configuration save and sync performance improvements
October 3, 2012
August 13, 2012
- Performance improvements for F5 packet filter changes
August 1, 2012
- Support for Next Generation Cloud Servers
July 02, 2012
- Customer API call to retrieve automation status
- Customer API call to retrieve automation status details
- Customer API call to retrieve gateway IP
May 08, 2012
- Add Network Policies which allow communication between Cloud accounts belonging to the same RackConnect Configuration
- Improve overall automation performance
Pre-9/6 Windows Managed Cloud Server Snapshots Failing RackConnect
Description: Windows Managed Cloud Server Snapshots fail RackConnect automation
Cause: The agent is not able to correctly set the private IP when IPv6 is disabled, leading to an instance that does not have proper connectivity and thus fails RackConnect automation.
Affects: Snapshots created from Next-Gen Managed Windows Servers where the Cloud Server from which the image is based was spun up before 9/6/12
Workaround: Re-enable IPv6 on the base image before creating snapshots. See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929852 for instructions.
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