Micro Focus File Dynamics 6.1 includes performance enhancements, new functionality, and addresses several outstanding issues.
Due to the introduction of new features, previous versions of the Admin Client (6.0 and earlier) are not compatible with the 6.1 Engine and vice versa. If you attempt to log in via an earlier version of the Admin Client you will receive an error indicating that it is incompatible with the new Engine.
Changes have been made to the Windows Firewall rules for the Engine and File System Agent. Therefore, once each component has been upgraded you must run the respective configuration utility through to completion of the Wizard to repair their Windows Firewall rules.
While the Event Monitor and File System Agent have been updated, upgrading them is not necessary for functionality in this release. However, you are encouraged to do so at your earliest convenience.
All component installers will attempt to download and install version 4.6.2 of the .NET Framework if it or a newer version is not currently installed. If you encounter an error during installation regarding the .NET Framework, it is likely due to a lack of network connectivity to automatically download and install the latest 4.6.2 .NET Framework or there is a security restriction preventing it from being set up.
If it is the former, you can opt to manually download and install the .NET Framework at https://www.microsoft.com/net/download/dotnet-framework-runtime.
If it is the latter, you can enable .NET Framework setup by performing the following:
Launch Internet Explorer.
Click thetab, then click the … button
Scroll to find, then click .
Clicktwice to save the settings.
Rerun the necessary component installer.
File Dynamics 6.1 contains updated versions of all components. These are the:
File System Agent
Data Owner Client
When upgrading the Engine, you are required to update the SQL Server database schema via the File Dynamics Configuration Utility.
When upgrading the Engine and File System Agent, you should run the respective component’s configuration utility through to completion of the Wizard to repair any Windows Firewall rules.
The following are new features in File Dynamics 6.1:
These new Target-Driven policies allow you to analyze and be notified of the changes in security permissions for a selected target path. Notifications are sent via email and specify the added, modified, or removed permissions for users and groups.
The updated Phoenix Agent is required for Security Notify Policies.
Owners on files can now be set via Workload. The new Engine, Phoenix Agent, and Data Owner Client are required to utilize this feature.
The following improvements have been made in File Dynamics 6.1:
The OpenSSL libraries used by the Engine, File System Agent, and Event Monitor have been upgraded to 1.0.2o. In addition, TLSv1.0 and TLSv1.1 have been disabled.
The CEDM capability indicator was not properly set for an eligible File System Agent.
Theoption is no longer enabled for Workload.
A Groom rule consisting solely of delete rules would inadvertently add a copy all fallback rule. This would result in any files not matching the delete rules would be groomed to the vault instead.
The list of pending events was missing from the Runtime Config due to a malformed query.
Under certain conditions, the Identity-Driven available target path calculation could enter a never-ending loop.
The log message level for CEDM eDirectory meta-data creator and owner retrieval was increased.
There might be instances where a Microsoft Excel file cannot be previewed.
My Data, directories with a “.” (period) in the name are considered a file and appear as a recent document item.
When logged in as a normal user, then selecting theoption, certain files might not be opened properly via the Windows shell.