Lights-Out 3.5 – What’s new on the client side?
In the context menu there is now a new option to disable Lights-Out on the server for 1, 2, 4, 8 or 16h. This means that the server or NAS is not controlled by Lights-Out for this period of time and runs through.
The Windows client now supports the new “Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows 4.0”.
The macOS client now contains the appropriate Mono runtime, i.e. the separate installation of Mono including its version dependencies is no longer necessary.
The macOS client is now notarized by Apple and released for Cortana. This includes support for “dark mode”:
When connecting to the server, the name server.local, which Apple uses via Bonjour, is also automatically tested.
Be sure to look at the post installation steps. These are necessary to properly get TimeMachine results.
The Linux client works with all Mono versions from 5.10 up to 6.10 (latest at the time of writing this article) . It now supports the new “Veeam Agent for Linux 4.0“, with can be used to completely back up a Linux installation.
Newly added is the support of openSUSE Leap and Tumbleweed, which require a customized installation package.
A lot of work has gone into the new installation packages to properly support current operating systems.
Upgrade to Lights-Out 3.5 immediately to benefit from this.
May 20, 2020 @ 4:52 pm
I have been running 2 for a while, think I paid for the upgrade to 3. Question is — what are the differences between the two versions of the product? And going forward, would it make more sense in your opinion to install v3 on my QNAP or my existing 2012 R2 windows server (as microsoft seems to be discouraging small domains).
May 20, 2020 @ 5:55 pm
the primary difference between 2 and 3.5 is first of all the wider platform support: Synology and QNAP on the server side, Linux and macOS on the client side. A lot of small other improvements are there too.
You can run Lights-Out on both 2012 R2 and QNAP, see https://www.green-it-software.com/9799/lights-out-3-5-whats-new-on-the-server-side/