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Reminder of NetWorker 8.0 SP1

A document discussing the announcement of NetWorker 8.0 SP1 was posted on December 12, 2012

https://community.emc.com/docs/DOC-20620A

Below are  a few highlights that can be found in the announcement document.

Additional Product Details

NetWorker 8.0 SP1 and NetWorker Module for Microsoft Applications 2.4 SP1 provide a number of new features:

  • Localization for French, Korean, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese (both binaries and documentation) 
  • Support for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013, and Hyper-V 2012, including Cluster Shared Volumes 
  • Support for Microsoft applications running on Windows Server 2012 
    • SharePoint Server 2013 
    • Hyper-V 2012 
    • SQL Server 2012 
    • SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 or later 
    • SQL Server 2008 SP3 or later 
    • Active Directory
  • SQL Server VDI multi-streaming support with Data Domain Boost and NetWorker Client Direct enabling up to 3X greater performance for SQL VDI backups to Data Domain. 
  • VMware vSphere 5.1 support 
  • FIPS 140-2 compliance 
  • Bare Metal Recovery support for Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI), meant as the replacement for the BIOS firmware interface 
  • Auto configuration of NDMP backups simplifies complex configuration tasks 
  • Support for LTO6 tape devices and increased default block sizes for LTO2-6 tape devices to 256KB, thus providing up to 30% better write performance for remote connections and up to 15% better deduplication performance. 
  • New Operating Systems supported 
    • Windows Server 2012 (NetWorker server, storage node, client, and NetWorker Management Console) 
    • Windows 8 (NetWorker client and NetWorker Management Console) 
    • Apple MAC OS X 10.8 “Mountain Lion” 
    • Linux distributions 
      • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 
      • Fedora 17, 18

Availability

Both NetWorker 8.0 and NetWorker Module for Microsoft Applications 2.4 are orderable today. Both Service Packs will be made available under Directed Availability in December 2012. Apply with the NetWorker v8.0 SP1 Directed Availability Programon EMC Feedback Central to register.

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