Deprecated and Removed Features and Platforms

The following features or platforms have recently been removed or deprecated. If you need more information about any deprecated or removed features, contact support@embotics.com.

  • Scanning Guest Operating Systems: The Scanning Guest Operating Systems (OS) feature has been removed in version 8.4, including the following:
    • Scheduled tasks for Guest OS Scan
    • Software search category
    • Saved searches for Microsoft Software, SQL Software, VMs with stopped services that should be started automatically, and Guest OS scans that haven't been done in more than a week
    • Guest OS Details tab and related properties
    • POST vms/{id}/action/applyscangroup endpoint in REST V2
    • guest_os_scan_group property from the GET groups endpoints in both REST V2 and V3

    For information about related upgrade changes, see Changes affecting upgrading users.

    Note: This feature was deprecated in version 8.1.

  • VM Billing Report for Public Clouds: You can use the VM Billing Report for private cloud environments; however, for public or hybrid cloud environments it's recommended that you use the Cloud Billing Report. The ability to use the VM Billing Report for public clouds will be removed in a future release.
  • End of Life Policy, Suspect Policy, and Approval Policy: The End of Life policy, Suspect policy, and Approval policy and the relevant VM states were deprecated as of Release 7.0.2 and will be removed in a future release.
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012: Support for Commander installations on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012 has been removed as of Release 8.1.
  • Deployment destinations REST API: Some properties changed in the deployment destination models in Release 8.4, affecting the POST /rest/v3/deployment-destinations and GET /rest/v3/deployment-destinations/{id} endpoints. The following changes occurred to the VmwareVcenterDeploymentDestinationPostRequest and VmwareVcenterDestinationDetails models on these endpoints: 
    • renamed the property datastores to storage
    • changed the type of the storage property from ReferenceId to TypedReferenceId
    • changed the type of the networks property from ReferenceId to TypedReferenceId
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012: Our support for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 now requires SP4 as of Release 8.1. However, Microsoft SQL Server 2012 support is now considered deprecated and will be removed in a future release.

    Note: As of Release 8.1, Microsoft Windows Server 2019 and Microsoft SQL Server 2019 were supported for use with Commander. For information on software, hardware, and other requirements to run Commander, see System Requirements in the Installation Guide.