1 What's New in Advanced Management Console?

New features that are provided in the following releases of Advanced Management Console are listed in the following topics:

Advanced Management Console 2.7

The following new features are introduced in Advanced Management Console 2.7:

  • Following features are added to partially support the planned upcoming release of Java SE 9:

    • The Advanced Management Console agents can detect Java SE 9 installations on managed desktops.

    • You can search for Java SE 9 installations on managed desktops in the console.

    • You can search for applications that run with Java 9 in the console.

  • Support for Non-enterprise JREs — Includes the following:

    • Executable (EXE) installers on Windows

    • Disk image (DMG) installers on Mac

  • Container-based user authentication: This feature allows customers to configure user authentication in the WebLogic Server and leverage it in the Advanced Management Console.

  • Desktop group improvements — Includes the following:

    • Automatic desktop group updates

    • Desktop groups based on IP ranges

  • Provides the following options:

    • To turn off agent auto updates on managed desktops

    • To export failed Java Usage Tracker records to a file

    • To choose what Java Runtime Environment (JRE) types to track on managed desktops

    • To define a default deployment rule set, which can be deployed to a target automatically, as part of agent installation

Advanced Management Console 2.6

The Advanced Management Console 2.6 is primarily a bug fix release.

Advanced Management Console 2.5

The following new features are introduced in Advanced Management Console 2.5:

  • Java Usage Tracker in Advanced Management Console agents

  • Java Runtime Environment (JRE) management on OS X

  • Displaying Application Names has been simplified

  • The following additional information about Java applications is shown:
    • Hostname and IP address

    • JRE paths

Advanced Management Console 2.4

The following changes are made in Advanced Management Console 2.4:

  • Support added for the following:

    • Agent support on OS X for usage tracking and Deployment Rule Sets

    • MySQL 5.7

    • WebLogic 12.2.1

  • JREs can be installed and removed on managed desktops.

  • Self-signed certificates for DeploymentRuleSet.jar files are supported.

  • Advanced Management Console agents can be un registered from the Advanced Management Console server.

  • Deployment rule sets management is a part of the Advanced Management Console user interface (UI) and not a separate application.

  • Status tab shows all the Java Usage Tracker records which are rejected by the Advanced Management Console.

Advanced Management Console 2.3

The following changes are made in Advanced Management Console 2.3:

  • Advanced Management Console agents are bundled with JRE 8u91 (was 8u71 in 2.2).

  • The Advanced Management Console agent logging mechanism is improved.

  • Automatic scripts are provided for Oracle WebLogic Server that create a new WebLogic domain and configure it to host Advanced Management Console.

Advanced Management Console 2.2

The following changes are made in Advanced Management Console 2.2:

  • The depersonalized managed endpoints feature is added: With this feature, user information, such as e-mail, first name, or last name, becomes optional when the Advanced Management Console agent registers itself on the application server. When the agent registers itself, the agent installation is a seamless process and you do not have to configure the AMCUser.properties file before installation.

  • Automatic deployment rules are enhanced to cover various applications, and to make created rules more targeted.

Advanced Management Console 2.1

The following changes are made in Advanced Management Console 2.1:

  • Support is added for Oracle Database as the Advanced Management Console database.

  • Migration is possible from Advanced Management Console 2.0 to Advanced Management Console 2.1.

  • Support is provided for customization of JDK 7 enterprise MSI files.

  • Export of desktop data and Java usage data as HTML or CSV files is now possible.

  • Support is added for the following features of Deployment Rule Set 1.2:

    • Rules based on checksums

    • Customized messages for run rules and default rules

    • Customer data that is added to the Java Usage Tracker record when an application that matches the rule is run.