24x7 Scheduler v6.1 (maintenance release) - What's New

March 20, 2022

NOTE: Version 6.1 includes couple of new major features and multiple  enhancements. An upgrade is provided from previous versions. See upgrade instructions for more details.


New Features and Changes
  1. Jobs now support user-defined variables that can be changed programmatically in job run-time. The variables are passed between dependent jobs facilitating dynamic flow of data without a need for temporary files and global environment variables. This feature in turn enables spawning multiple sequential or parallel instances of the same job with different parameters.
  2. New macro-variable @V"var:var_name" can be used for injecting values of dynamic variables into job properties and command lines.
  3. the scheduler now supports user-defined scripted job notification actions that can be used in advanced job dependencies and control.
  4. Multiple enhancements in the 24x7 Web-based management console.
  5. Multiple enhancements in the 24x7 Scheduler graphical user interface.
  6. Transition to Apache Tomcat 9.0 web server engine used by the web console.
  7. Sanitized version of Apache log4j protected from all known vulnerabilities.
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Miscellaneous
  1. a number of minor enhancements.

24x7 Scheduler v6.0 (major release) - What's New

June 3, 2021

NOTE: Version 6.0 includes multiple new major features and  enhancements. An upgrade is provided from previous versions. See upgrade instructions for more details.


New Features and Major Changes
  1. The job database engine upgraded from XML database to relational database with many new capabilities.
  2. New job semaphoring mechanism using message queue and job multicasting.
  3. Auto-scaling groups for dynamic workload scaling, and for massive parallel job execution.
  4. Advanced custom reporting functions for running analytical and self-monitoring reports supporting new report formats, report scheduling, and more.
  5. Two dozens new prebuilt reports for system and job performance analysis, error reporting.
  6. Web services automation.
  7. Scripting engines now support XML and JSON data.
  8. Greatly enhanced command console covers many new management functions.
  9. Updated web console directly supporting new version 6.0 features, including designing and running reports directly from a web browser.
  10. Full transition to Java 1.8 and higher versions.

Miscellaneous
  1. Many minor enhancements.