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7.2.7

November 1st, 2016

Men & Mice Announces the release of version 7.2.7 of the Men & Mice Suite.

This is a maintenance release containing a bug fix in a 3rd party software on the Men & Mice appliances. 

Appliance

7.2.5

October 6th, 2016

Men & Mice Announces the release of version 7.2.5 of the Men & Mice Suite.

This is a maintenance release containing a fix for the updater agent for Men & Mice Central.

Fixes

  • An issue in the updater agent for Men & Mice Central has been fixed. This issue caused an older version of the updater to be installed. 

7.2.4

September 28th, 2016

Men & Mice Announces the release of version 7.2.4 of the Men & Mice Suite.

This is a maintenance release containing a bug fix in a 3rd party software on the Men & Mice appliances. 

Appliance

7.2.3

August 17th, 2016

Men & Mice Announces the release of Version 7.2.3 of the Men & Mice Suite.

Bug fixes

  • An issue was fixed where creating swap space could take more space than it should have

  • The performance was improved for gathering lease history

7.2.2

July 7th, 2016

Men & Mice Announces the release of Version 7.2.2 of the Men & Mice Suite. This release contains a single bug fix

Bug fixes

  • An issue was fixed where the state of a virtual appliance was wrongly reported as Unknown instead of OK. This did not affect the basic usage of the appliance, but prevented configuration of the appliance. 

7.2.1

July 6th, 2016

Men & Mice Announces the release of Version 7.2.1 of the Men & Mice Suite. This release contains several updates and fixes.

Bug fixes

  • Optimizations were done for DNS synchronization when deleting records with custom properties

  • IgnoreZones property was changed so it now only applies to master zones

  • An issue was fixed where Central would sometimes fail to connect to a DNS server controller

  • An issue was fixed where cached DNS master zone records in Central were unnecessarily cleared

  • Performance was improved for the GetDNSRecords and SetDNSRecordAging SOAP commands

  • An issue was fixed in the AD synchronization thread that was causing the thread to incorrectly add or remove subnets

  • Central now keeps connections to remotes open for a longer time in order to improve performance

  • An issue was fixed where newly created DNS records were removed from the suite during a synchronization

  • An issue was fixed where DNS Zones could go out of sync in certain situations when IXFR failed

     

 

7.2.0

May 19th, 2016

Men & Mice announces the release of Version 7.2 of the Men & Mice Suite.

Please note:  Version 7.2 is not a long term support (LTS) release, but a feature release. More information on the Men & Mice Release Policy can be obtained here.

 

Important

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Due to changes introduced in Men & Mice Suite Version 7.2.0, customers currently running Men & Mice software on Windows Server 2003 will not be able to upgrade to Version 7.2.0 of the Suite. Customers affected by this change are advised to upgrade to a more recent Windows Server.

Note: This applies to all Men & Mice Components.

 

New features

ISC Kea DHCP Server Support

Men & Mice introduces support for the new ISC Kea DHCP server, the natural successor to the ISC DHCP server. The Kea DHCP server is a high performance server, allowing for the clean and fast implementation of both DHCPv4 and DHCPv61. Kea DHCP also boasts PXE Boot Support, DHCPv61 prefix delegation, dynamic reconfiguration and dynamic DNS updates. 


As with other servers supported by the Men & Mice Suite, the Kea DHCP server functionality is fully controlled through the Men & Mice Management Console. This includes the effortless migration of IP subnets (scopes), including options, from ISC DHCP to Kea DHCP.

 

Windows Server 2016 Support

The Men & Mice Team is developing and releasing support for specific new Windows 2016 features, as and when they are made available by Microsoft.

From Version 7.2, the Men & Mice Suite supports all of the primary Windows DNS and DHCP Server 2016 features.

Support for other new Microsoft Server 2016 features, such as the DNS Zone Scopes and DNS policies, is scheduled for the Men & Mice Suite Version 7.3 release later this year.

 

Windows Response Rate Limiting

Men & Mice Suite Version 7.2 introduces a dedicated UI for the Windows 2016 Response Rate Limiting (RRL) feature. Response Rate Limiting significantly reduces the impact of a denial-of-service (DoS) attack on DNS servers.

 

Men & Mice Suite Management Console Enhanced

A stint of spring cleaning at Men & Mice has resulted in a Management Console with a tidier, and ultimately more manageable, look. From Version 7.2, windows in the Management Console are dockable, making it both simpler to manage and easier to navigate for the user.


Appliances

  •  ISC BIND has been upgraded to 9.9.8-P4 on the DNS/DHCP appliance, which addresses critical security flaws in the BIND software (CVE-2016-1285 and CVE-2016-1286).
  •  The glibc library was upgraded on the Men & Mice appliances, which addresses a vulnerability (CVE-2015-7547).

       

Other Improvements

  • The performance of SOAP commands GetIPAMRecord and GetIPAMRecords has been improved.
  • Men & Mice Central’s handling of the running of external scripts has been improved.
  • Only users defined by the administrator’s role access now receive Men & Mice Suite update notifications.
  • Available updates are only visible to the built-in administrator, or users with access to the built-in administrator role.
  • Multiple instances of the same error/warning are grouped by category in the health bar panel.
  • A verify PTR status is no longer reported for IP addresses that only have custom properties.
  • When a group is added, it is assumed that it is an AD group if its name contains @ or \ .
  • Zones on Microsoft 2016 DNS servers with defined policies now never use incremental zone transfer (IXFR).
  • Read-only boolean custom properties can be defined in the Men & Mice Management Console (MMMC).
  • DHCP scopes can automatically be removed from their failover relationship when being deleted.
  • The ReportAccess SOAP command has been improved, so that results returned are ordered by object name.
  • Deconfiguring a scope in a failover relationship no longer times out as a result of extended synchronization time with a partner server.
  • When copying from tables in MMMC, a trailing return is no longer added to the last line.
  • The performance of generating reverse records for multiple zones at the same time was improved.
  • The dynamic DNS (DDNS) host name is now shown in scope views when applicable.
  • An unresponsive service state no longer causes server menus in the Management Console to be disabled.
  • Ranges that are incorrectly marked as subnets are now fixed during startup.
  • A system setting has been added that allows an administrator to disable recalculation of utilization when a range is opened.
  • Additional log messages are now sent to the Windows Event Log based on the current log level.
  • Changes to reservations and DHCP options now avoid full replication to the failover peer.
  • Truncated answers are correctly identified when checking DNS service status.
  • Various improvements for agent free DNS Server Controllers.

Bugs and Issues Fixed

  • A bug was fixed in the XML command GetRangeStatistics, where it was using wrong data for utilization calculations.
  • A bug was fixed in functionality that included fetching address blocks for IPv6 ranges that contain the IPv4 root range.
  • Tab behavior in the zone window was fixed.
  • An issue was fixed where last zone transfer time would fail.
  • A bug that caused Men & Mice Central to crash when logging messages during service shutdown on Linux was fixed.
  • A bug that could cause Men & Mice Central to crash when attempting to apply changes to undefined DHCP options was fixed.
  • An issue was fixed where Men & Mice Remote Controllers could not listen to both IPv4 and IPv6 interfaces simultaneously.
  • An issue was fixed where Men & Mice Central could crash if a device entry was created with the special IP address 255.255.255.255.
  • An issue was fixed where it was not possible to reconnect a re-enabled server.
  • An issue was fixed where pasting into Quick Filter with Ctrl-V would sometimes result in two copies of the clipboard contents.
  • An issue was fixed where mmedit and mmlock were not installed when a Bind DNS server controller was installed.
  • An issue with the incorrect updating of the address scanning discovery date was fixed.
  • An issue was fixed where the installer for the Linux generic controller did not find service startup scripts.

End-of-Life Announcements

There are no EOL announcements for this release.

 

1: The Men & Mice Suite does not yet support DHCPv6. 

 

 

 

 

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