UCS 4.0-5 release provides a wide range of improvements and security updates

With Univention Corporate Server 4.0-5 Univention publishes the fifth point release of UCS 4.0. Thanks to an update of the Linux kernel to 3.16.7-ckt20 this version includes various stability and security updates. In addition, the standard integration of a Nagios plug-in monitors the synchronization between OpenLDAP and Samba 4. Further, diverse updates as to scope of function and performance were carried out in the areas of directory service replication, mail server, proxy server and the synchronization of printer GPO objects.

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How to back up data from Linux and Windows machines centrally with Bareos and restore them in case of disaster.

Performing periodic backups in computer networks is indispensable. In times of Locky and other ransomware backups are often the only option left to regain access to your data. Nevertheless, for backups to be effective against these types of threats, a number of aspects have to be considered.

Open Source Automation Server Jenkins New in the App Center

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Jenkins is one of the most known Open Source automation server offering several hundred plug-ins for supporting the creation, testing, operation and automation of software. Thanks to Jenkins software will be automatically tested with each new feature that is added during the development process. This allows to notice early whether the new feature leads to an incorrect behavior in another area. Jenkins is furthermore the first app which our development team itself has provisioned as a native Docker app.

Univention & TecArt publish app bundle with Docker integration

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In our App Center the new TecArt app, the first application based on the state-of-the-art “Docker” container technology for operation in UCS is now available. The app is stored in an isolated container, making it possible to run different software applications in the same server environment without conflicts.
I am glad, that TecArt is the first developer using our new Docker integration in the App Center. Container technology Docker LogoThe encapsulation via Docker allows TecArt to satisfy the specific requirements on essential software libraries and their versions via the App Center without any complex maneuvers or additional efforts.  

Univention and TecArt publish app bundle with Docker integration

The app from the software developer TecArt is the first third-party supplier with Docker integration to be included in the App Center of the server management solution Univention Corporate Server (UCS). The innovative Docker container technology makes it possible to operate different software systems separately from each other in the same environment. These encapsulated apps offer a wide range of advantages in their use in terms of flexibility and security. The isolation creates an optimal and independent system configuration, which simplifies the integration of the TecArt Business software for UCS. The new app manages all the business information and the work and communication processes in companies in a structured, flexible, and centralized manner.