Neverfail for View Composer 7.6 Plug-in v201.5.5 - Release Notes

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Summary 

This Knowledgebase article provides information about this specific release of the Neverfail for View Composer Plug-in.

 

More Information

Neverfail for View Composer Plug-in provides protection for all associated VMware View Composer configuration data, services, application data files, and log files.

Release Notes for:

  • Neverfail for View Composer Plug-in v201.5.5

Supported Versions

  • VMware View Composer up to and including 7.6 versions on Windows 2008 R2 up to SP1, Windows 2012, Windows 2012 R2, Windows 2016 (where compatible)
  • VMware View Composer up to and including 6.2.5 versions on Windows 2008 R2 up to SP1, Windows 2012, Windows 2012 R2 (where compatible)
  • VMware View Composer up to and including 5.3 versions on Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 2008 R2 SP1 (where compatible)

 New Features

  • Support for VMware View Composer up to and including 7.6 versions

 

About Neverfail for View Composer Plug-in 

Neverfail for View Composer Plug-in provides protection for all associated VMware View Composer configuration data, services, application data files, and log files.

 

Install/Uninstall the Neverfail for View Composer Plug-in Via the Neverfail Advanced Management Client

First time installation of the Neverfail for View Composer Plug-in must be via Neverfail Continuity Engine Setup. Uninstall / upgrade can be performed using Applications -> Plugins in the Advanced Management Client using the procedure below.

To install the Neverfail for View Composer Plug-in, follow the steps below:

  1. Unzip the Neverfail for View Composer Plug-in to the desired location.
  2. Launch the Neverfail Advanced Management Client.
  3. Navigate to Application -> Plugins.
  4. Click on the Install button.
  5. Click the Browse button and navigate to the location of the 'ViewComposerNFPlugin.dll' file.
  6. Click OK to complete the installation.

To remove/uninstall the Neverfail for View Composer Plug-in, follow the steps below:

  1. Launch the Neverfail Advanced Management Client.
  2. Navigate to Application -> Plugins.
  3. Select the desired plug-in to be removed/uninstalled.
  4. Click on the Uninstall button in the 'Plugins' pane

 

Monitoring  

For Neverfail for View Composer Plug-in, monitoring consists of the following:

  • Service Availability Monitoring
  • Application and Performance Monitoring

 

Service Availability Monitoring

Neverfail for View Composer Plug-in monitors services specified by the plug-in to ensure application availability. In the event that a specified service stops or fails, Neverfail can take up to three pre-configured actions to remedy the issue. 

 

Application and Performance Monitoring  

Rules - There are no configurable performance monitoring rules for this plug-in. 

Tasks - The following 'Tasks' are installed by Neverfail for View Composer Plug-in: 

  • Periodic 
    • Protected Services Discovery
    • File Filter Discovery
    • Registry Filter Discovery

To configure/modify these 'Tasks', follow the steps below:

  1. Using the Management Client, click on Application -> Tasks.
  2. Select the desired 'Task'.
  3. Click on the Edit button at the top of the 'Tasks' pane.
  4. Configure/modify the 'Interval' field. 

    Note: 'Interval' is the only field available for configuration/modification and is measured in seconds (secs).
  5. Click OK to save the changes.

Note: This dialog is also used to Enable/Disable the selected 'Task'.

 

Protected Services

This is a list of all services protected by this plug-in:

VMware View Composer

  • VMware View Composer / VMware Horizon 6 Composer / VMware Horizon 7 Composer
  • VMware Universal File Access

When the plug-in is installed, all protected services will be set to manual unless otherwise stated.

 

Protected Data

This is a description of the protected data set determined at plug-in install time. Please note that exact filters will depend upon the configuration of the application plug-in at the time of install.

 VMware View Composer 

  • All registry data, security certificates, and configuration files.

 

Applies To

Neverfail for View Composer Plug-in

 

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