Neverfail for Progress MOVEit 2021 Plug-ins Suite - Release Notes

Neverfail for Progress MOVEit 2021 Plug-ins Suite - Release Notes

About Neverfail for Progress MOVEit Plug-ins

Neverfail for Progress MOVEit consists of four plug-ins bundled together to support MOVEit Automation, Transfer and Mobile Servers as well as Analytics Agent instance installed on any of the MOVEit servers protected by Neverfail Engine. Each plug-in addresses specific functions and services for the various components of Progress MOVEit protected by Neverfail Continuity Engine.

Neverfail for Progress MOVEit Plug-ins proactively monitor the MOVEit environment. Neverfail for Progress MOVEit Plug-ins provide protection for all associated MOVEit Automation, Transfer and Mobile Servers as well as Analytics Agent configuration data, services, and application data files.

What's new

  • Support for MOVEit Automation Server 2021 (plug-in version 201.5.4)
  • Support for MOVEit Transfer Server 2021 (new plug-in version 201.5.5)

Supported Versions and Platforms

  • MOVEit Automation Server 2021.0 / 2020.1 / 2020.0 / 2019.2 / 2019.1 / 2018 / 2017
  • MOVEit Transfer Server 2021.0 / 2020.1 / 2020.0 / 2019.2 / 2019.1 / 2018 / 2017
  • MOVEit Mobile Server 2019.2 / 2019.1 / 2018 / 2017
  • MOVEit Analytics Agent 2018 / 2017
  • MOVEit Central v8.0, 8.1
  • MOVEit DMZ v8.1
    • on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019 (where compatible)
    • using one of the following Databases either local or remote (where compatible)
      • SQL Server 2008R2, SQL Server 2012, SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2016, SQL Server 2017, SQL Server 2019 (where compatible)
      • MySQL Server 8.x, MySQL Server 5.x (versions embedded with MOVEit Servers)

Neverfail for Progress MOVEit Plug-ins Suite

Neverfail for Progress MOVEit Plug-ins monitoring consists means:

  • Service Availability Monitoring
  • Application Monitoring

Service Availability Monitoring

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

Application Monitoring

Tasks - The following 'Tasks' are installed by Neverfail for Progress MOVEit Plug-ins:

  • Pre Start
  • Periodic
    • Protected Services Discovery
    • File Filter Discovery
    • Registry Filter Discovery
    • Application Data Discovery

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

  1. Using the Neverfail Advanced 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).

  1. Click OK to save the changes.

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

Protected Application Services

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

Neverfail for MOVEit Automation Server Plug-in

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

  •  MOVEit Central v8.0, v8.1:
    • MOVEit Central
  • MOVEit Automation 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021:
    • MOVEit Automation

Neverfail for MOVEit Transfer Server Plug-in

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

  • MOVEit DMZ v8.1:
    • MOVEit DMZ FTP
    • MOVEit DMZ Helper
    • MOVEit DMZ High Availability
    • MOVEit DMZ SSH
    • MOVEit SysStat
  • MOVEit Transfer 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021:
    • MOVEit Transfer FTP
    • MOVEit Transfer Helper
    • MOVEit Transfer High Availability
    • MOVEit Transfer SSH
    • MOVEit SysStat
    • MOVEit Transfer Status Server (2018.2 and 2019)
    • MOVEit Transfer Gateway Tunnel Service (2020.0)
    • MOVEit Transfer Key Management Service (2021.0)

Neverfail for MOVEit Mobile Server Plug-in

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

  • MOVEit Mobile

Neverfail for MOVEit Analytics Agent Plug-in

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

  1. MOVEit Analytics Agent

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-ins at the time of install.

MOVEit Automation/Transfer/Mobile/Analytics Agent

  • All registry data, security certificates, and configuration files.
  • All MOVEit database instances discovered at install time.

Install/Uninstall the Neverfail for Progress MOVEit Plug-ins Via the Neverfail Advanced Client

The Neverfail for Progress MOVEit Plug-ins can be installed either via the Neverfail CE deployment process or by using Application -> Plugins in the Neverfail Advanced Management Client using the procedure below. Neverfail recommends that for initial deployments of Neverfail for Progress MOVEit Plug-ins, installation should be performed using Engine Management Service.

To manually install the Neverfail for Progress MOVEit Plug-ins, follow the steps below:

  1. Unzip the Neverfail for Progress MOVEit Plug-ins to the desired location.
  2. Launch the Neverfail Management Advanced Client.
  3. Navigate to Application -> Plugins .
  4. Click on the Install button.
  5. Click the Browse button and navigate to the location of the <plug-in name>.dll file.
  6. Click OK to complete the installation.
  7. Repeat this process for each individual plug-in.

To remove/uninstall the Neverfail for Progress MOVEit Plug-ins, 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.
  5. When the plug-in is uninstalled, the files are not removed. This is by design for future functionality and therefore the following workaround is provided:
  6. Copy the contents of the r2\plugins\<sponsor>\<version>folder to a different location (e.g. C:\temp).
  7. Delete the contents of the r2\plugins\<sponsor>\<version>folder.
  8. To reinstall the plug-in, when prompted for the location of the plug-in files, navigate to the new folder location (e.g. C:\temp).

Note: As an alternative, reinstallation can be accomplished by using the downloaded files from the original download location after removing the plug-in.

Applies To

Neverfail for Progress MOVEit Plug-ins