Improved device support
Starting in EcoStruxure IT Gateway 1.9.0, the device library will be released more frequently, independent from Gateway software releases. EcoStruxure IT Gateway device library release notes
EcoStruxure IT Gateways configured for auto-update will get the new device library automatically.
Gateways not configured for auto-update require an Administrator user to manually update the device library in EcoStruxure IT.
Note: Updates to the device library are only available through EcoStruxure IT, not as a separate downloadable file. How to update the Gateway device library
Strong passwords enforced
The EcoStruxure IT Gateway password policy now requires:
- At least 10 characters in length
- At least 3 of the following 4 types of characters:
- Lower case letters (a-z)
- Upper case letters (A-Z)
- Numbers (0-9)
- Special characters (Example: !@#$%^&*)
- No more than 2 identical characters in a row (Example: aaa is not allowed)
Strong passwords are enforced when you first create your password and when you change your password. You are not required to change your existing password after updating your Gateway.
SCP is now supported as a secure alternative to FTP for event.txt, device configuration, and firmware update. It is strongly recommended that you use SCP and disable FTP on your APC NMC-based devices.
IMPORTANT: You must update the device configuration settings in the Gateway and rediscover the devices that you modified to use SCP credentials. See Configure Gateway device file transfer settings
Gateway log rotation on Linux installations now occurs as expected.
Backup output email
An email is no longer sent for a Gateway backup on Linux installations, was previously sending large email for each backup. Backup results are still stored in cli.log.
Various security updates