With the point release UCS 5.0-3, the next important step for the further development of the Univention Corporate Server has been taken – towards more usability and performance as well as the deeper integration of services and their central administration. In this blog article, I would like to give you an overview of the most important new features and improvements bundled in the release.
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Improvements in the Area of Usability: More System Diagnosis Possibilities for More Efficient Support
Univention Support Info – Provision of Relevant Information
The “Univention Support Info” programme identifies a range of system information about the UCS system that is in operation, which our Univention Support team needs to be able to analyse problems and identify the relevant error sources quickly. This can include, for example, information about running processes, open network connections, file system utilisation, log files and aspects of the system configuration. You no longer have to install this program separately yourself, as it is pre-installed on all UCS instances and can be used by you.
Optimisation of System Diagnosis to Suit Individual Needs and System RequirementsYou can deactivate individual tests within the system diagnostics via UCR. For example, a test that does not make sense to carry out in your environment should be excluded. The format of the UCR variable you need for this is:
ucr set diagnostic/check/disable/TEST_NAME = true
Visualisation of Operational Attributes
Operational attributes are internal attributes of the OpenLDAP database. The database maintains some properties of objects, such as when they were created, who created them, who last modified them, etc. In the past, retrieving these values was sometimes a bit more complicated. The extension in the Directory Manager contained in the UCS 5.0-3 release now lets you visualise the values using a configuration on the front end and thus also supports various support scenarios. You can read more about this in our user forum article about displaying LDAP operational attributes in extended attributes.