Unsupported Features and Platforms post upgrade to ASR Scout 8.0.1

Summary

ASR Scout 8.0.1 removed support for all Application Protection, P2P, Backup Solutions, virtual snapshot, Unix platforms. However the same is not removed from the product. Any continued usage of the same will not be covered under the Microsoft support agreement. For a more detailed list of unsupported features and configurations refer to the EOL Support Depreciation list below.

The ASR Scout 8.0.1 feature set is equivalent of the InMage vContinuum feature set. For a complete list of the ASR Scout 8.0.1 feature set refer to the compatibility matrix at the following link: http://download.microsoft.com/download/C/D/A/CDA1221B-74E4-4CCF-8F77-F785E71423C0/InMage_Scout_Standard_Compatibility_Matrix.pdf

Microsoft has stopped distributing all versions of ScoutOS ISOs. Users need to download the required CentOS ISO from the internet and install required packages before installing RX.

EOL of Support from previous releases:

Deprecated Solutions (Not Supported)

  • Any Application aware features (MSSQL, File Server, MS Exchange, Oracle, Oracle RAC, DB2, MySQL, SharePoint, BES) protection/failover/failback

  • Backup features (Virtual Snapshot, backup validation, volpack, long term retention, Scout Mail Recovery)

  • Fx and any Fx based solutions

Deprecated Deployment and Configuration (Not Supported)

  • 1 to many replications

  • CX HA

  • Standby CX

Deprecated Platforms (Not Supported)

 •  Linux CX (Configuration Server and Process Server)

 •  Ubuntu

 •  RHEL4

 •  Debian

 •  AIX

 •  Solaris

Deprecated Hypervisors (Not Supported)

 •  All virtual to virtual scenarios are deprecated (except VMware 5.1 and 5.5)

 •  For Physical to Virtual, target has to be VMware 5.1 or 5.5. For source details refer to the ASR Scout 8.0.1 compatibility matrix

Maximum supported retention size is up to 15 days

Appliances using InMage Scout products are no longer supported

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Article ID: 3120174 - Last Review: Nov 20, 2015 - Revision: 1

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