What's New in N-able N-central 2022.7
Preview of the new macOS Agent
Our awesome Engineering teams have been hard at work thoroughly overhauling N-central’s macOS agent, and we’re really excited to let you try out a Preview of this new agent. Available as a separate download from the Actions → Download Agent/Probe page, the new macOS agent includes the following improvements:
Support for M1 processors
Proper notarization/signing of the installer
The macOS agent is now a separately releasable component, which means that once its installed, it’ll update itself with the latest bug fixes and new features, without requiring an upgrade to your N-central server
The foundation for supporting more real-time actions, such as the Tools menu, the Overview tab, and the real-time CPU and Memory graphs are included in this version of the macOS agent, and will be enabled in an upcoming release
Over 70 bug fixes in comparison to the “legacy” macOS agent
This first Preview of the new macOS agent allows you to install/uninstall the agent on test devices; in a future release of N-central, we’ll also allow you to push the new macOS agent via the Windows Probe, and upgrade the “legacy” macOS agent to the new binary.
Support for Ubuntu 20.04
N-central’s Linux agent has been updated to support Ubuntu 20.04; you’ll find a new installer that is specific to Ubuntu 20.04 under the Actions → Download Agent/Probe page, and in the Add/Import Devices wizard. The Operating System drop-down menu has also been updated to include Ubuntu 20.04.
Updates to Automation Manager
N-central 2022.7 comes bundled with Automation Manager 2.40, which is a significant upgrade over the version of Automation Manager (v2.19) that was included in earlier versions of N-central. Notable changes between v2.19 and v2.40 of Automation Manager include:
The AM Designer executable is now signed with the “N-able Solutions ULC and N-able Technologies LTD” software signing certificate.
Automation Manager is now a separately releasable component, which means that once its installed, it’ll update itself with the latest bug fixes, new objects and new features, without requiring an upgrade to your N-central server.
The “Reboot Prompt” object has been updated to include a new “Allow user to postpone past the limit” option. This new option is a “parent” of the existing “Allow user to decline reboot” option and makes it possible to further fine-tune how what options you want to present to your users when their machine needs to be rebooted.
A number of Partner-reported bugs have been addressed; please see the “Fixed Bugs” list in this document for details.
HP and HPE (HP Enterprise) Warranty Lookups
Due to changes by the vendor, N-central is unable to perform warranty lookups on HP and HPE devices. This functionality has been removed in N-central 2022.7, which allows you to manually specify the warranty expiry date and purchase date of your HP/HPE devices, without needing to worry about N-central overwriting those values. We will continue to work with the vendor, and look forward to re-enabling this functionality in the future.