We are very excited to introduce ControlUp’s second major version. The first version has been out in the wild for a year and a half, during which we got plenty of feedback from excited admins, suggesting and demanding new features. A common theme was especially dominant in these feedbacks – a demand for ControlUp as an Enterprise-ready solution to be used by entire teams of system admins, technicians and help-desk personnel. Here’s how ControlUp 2.0 rises to this challenge:
- In a team, seeing a common picture of managed resources is important, so from now on the tree of folders and computers is shared and dynamically replicated between all ControlUp users in the organization. That means that once you add a managed computer, all its resources will instantly become visible to your team members. We call this new feature Central Configuration, and it’s enabled automatically for all new ControlUp organizations. Users upgrading from ControlUp v1 will be offered to enable this feature during the upgrade process.
- With multiple team members using ControlUp, it’s important to be able to delegate permissions and hide irrelevant resources or sensitive management actions from unauthorized team members (or just Exchange guys who can’t be bothered with RDS). This is achieved using the new Security Policy pane.
- With ControlUp being utilized for monitoring a wide variety of Windows machines (from personal workstations to high-end servers), many admins in the field demanded a flexible health measure, which can be adjusted to the specific characteristics of every computer. Using the new Stress Settings pane, you can set every folder in ControlUp to have its own special Stress Level configuration, which allows you to pinpoint resource-specific performance bottlenecks and malfunctions.
- When monitoring large server farms and groups of computers, one of the toughest challenges is presenting a great wealth of data in a concise and manageable form. One way of achieving this is by aggregated statistics, like the total number of user sessions on all your terminals, the total number of stressed machines in the VDI pool, or average memory utilization in a Web server silo. The new Folders View allows precisely this – a compact summary of resource utilization and health for your entire resource fabric.