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Problem / Symptoms: The login is possible but CDA/ARA page stays blank. Release Automation perspective is constantly reloaded. In the browser console log repetitive messages regarding "start sending authenticate post message" can be found. Technical Background: The .Net Framework roll-ups from November 2019 (and later) mark all Session and Authentication cookies that do not have a SameSite attribute present as being SameSite=Lax. With authentication cookie SameSite attribute set to Lax, CDA/ARA will only work if Release Manager URL and AWI URL are from the same domain. How to fix it: Use full hostname (FQHN - Fully Qualified Host Name) to configure ...
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Proud to announce that Service Virtualization/DevTest - SV 10.6 is now GA! With the release of Service Virtualization/DevTest 10.6, we have further enhanced our promise towards assisting Developers with tools to enable them on their Service Virtualization journey. This enables Developers and Agile teams to Shift-Left & use Service Virtualization earlier in their SDLC and as a part of their CI/CD pipeline. As a part of this release, we are providing you with blogs on the exciting new features of SV 10.6. Click on each feature to read details on those features. IntelliJ Plugin v3 API Enhancement Virtual Service  Catalog  ...
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In the previous article, I talked about the historical contexts in which iSCSI and FCoE—in 2002 and 2008 respectively—tried to replace Fibre Channel as the storage networking protocol of choice in the datacenter. In this post, I will address the latest attack Fibre Channel is already fending off from a pure ‘protocol wars’ point of view. This latest one comes on the heels of one of the most interesting and disruptive transitions we have seen in the storage industry in the past few decades: the emergence of flash storage, the transition away from SCSI to NVMe and the imminent irruption of a new generation of non-volatile memory technology for storage that has ...
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Hi The Symantec Identity Suite team are proud to announce the general availability of newest cumulative patch (CP2) for our Virtual Appliance versions 14.2 In this release, we have added some new and existing features, including: Support to Change Database Connection Configurations Virtual Appliance allows you to change the database connection configurations from the web UI without redeploying the entire solution . Connection Pool Configuration Support for an Add-on Datasource Virtual Appliance supports the following connection pool configuration parameters for an add-on datasource Support for Proxy Configuration Virtual Appliance ...
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It is costly to reinvent the wheel again. The major concern in the developer and testing community is reusability of test assets . It is always a challenge to know whether a virtual service (VS) is already created, who created it and to download already created VS. The Virtual Service Catalog has been completely redesigned (the look and feel) so that it is easier to use. We made it easier by providing download VS option (mar format) which your teams can use to share and reuse the assets. It provides information about who deployed the VS, functional/performance VSEs and config details of VS. Also, admin now has the ability to restrict user columns. ...
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One of the key challenges for our customers is to measure the usage of VSE especially that is inactive. This is vital as the usage metrics clearly depicts how the teams are using SV and also help them in analysing how SV is a real cost saver. A new v3 API simplifies and enhances the user experience; by using this single endpoint you can fetch the inactive VSE metrics without the need to logging into the Workstation or the Portal. With this brand-new API, you can also fetch the active VSE metrics. Metrics of Active/Inactive VSEs such as -  List of VSEs, VSE name, Hostname, Lifetime transaction count, Up time List of VS, VS name, Status, Transaction count ...
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Developers prefer to be able to conduct all of their work directly from their IDE.  If they have dependencies and need to create virtual services, they want to be able to manage these from their IDE as well.  Virtual services are designed to help developers emulate the missing, unavailable, or costly components or systems so that testing can happen early, errors can be identified quickly, and fixes can happen long before issues enter production systems.   With Service Virtualization/DevTest 10.6, we have developed IntelliJ Plugin to provide support for developers to create  virtual services  from the IntelliJ IDE. With this plugin, you can do the following: ...
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Return on Investment (ROI) is a key focus for any organisation. ROI  is a performance measure used to evaluate the efficiency of an investment. Our customers  always needed to know the ROI in very detail, that is, at VSE level. Without such intricacies, the customers were having difficulty to prove SV as a real cost saver. A new report that details the cost saving based on their VSE and infrastructure usage is available to generate for ROI analysis. ROI calculation is based on your organisation's use of Service Virtualization. To save cost, you could either replace a real system with a virtual service or avoid paying for each transaction.  This ROI ...
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Shell scripting: Log handler when looking out at scripts that are used for practically all projects on the wide internet, especially those hosted in containers, one notices that everyone implements its own way of handling error messages, logging etc. The main issue with that is that it becomes very difficult to actually deal with the amount of logs being written where and how. Over time, I have come to my own way of dealing with logs by always importing a small function that deals with the log handling. What is important in log handling is: Date - needs to be there to the second Origin - which app (script) sent it in Target - where to send the ...
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We have our second reader comment (RC) based post. In response to my prior post about product managers , James Ifill asked several good questions to which I immediately responded and suggested I would build on over time. I expanded on his first question in this post . Now I'm tackling his second question: "How does finance - especially budgeting - differ between the 2 [projects vs products]?" Product budgeting provides greater discretion to the product manager than project budgeting does to a project manager. In essence, when you choose to fund in a product model, the organization elects to fund the product itself (fund Product ABC for $100M for FY20) because ...
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What’s Digital Product Management anyway? After only 14 percent of their business transformation attempts succeeded, many companies said they wanted to try something other than the usual project management tools. Listening to their needs, we created a digital product management solution to help them move beyond projects to products. Instead of running a slew of unrelated one-off projects, you shift the focus to the digital products in your business. A digital product is something people like to use, like an airport check-in kiosk, HR benefits portal or online retail store. Underneath each digital product are underpinning assets – such as databases, applications ...
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Hi In our continued effort to allow our customers to be able to use our products on the latest platforms, we are pleased to announce to we are now supporting Microsoft SQL Server "Always-on" feature on MS-SQL 2016 and 2017 Enterprise edition for our customer running versions 14.2 and 14.3 our Symantec Identity Governance & Administration (Suite) solution. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/database-engine/availability-groups/windows/always-on-availability-groups-sql-server?view=sql-server-ver15 Note: Support for this platform is only relavnt for customers who have applied the latest version of our cumlative patches: IM - Starting ...
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In my last post , I provided some initial guidance on steps you can take to help move your organization along the path from projects-to-products. Here I will offer some longer term objectives or activities for which you should begin laying the groundwork now: Start the process of enlisting your organization’s power users and other opinion leaders Moving from a traditional project model to a product model doesn't just happen. People within your organization need to be convinced that the change makes sense and understand the reasoning for it. That means opinion leaders and influencers within your organization need to be enlisted into the movement. You ...
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January 31, 2020  CA Technologies, a Broadcom Company, is continually working to improve our software and services to best meet the needs of our customers. In accordance with the “Working with CA Support” guide available at CA Support , please consider this email your written notification that we are discontinuing technical support for CA Client Automation 14.0 & 14.0 SP1 effective January 31, 2021. This will allow our Development organization to more effectively focus its resources and add value to the next release of CA Client Automation.  After January 31, 2021, CA Technologies will continue to make self-service support available ...
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Now that I've laid all the groundwork, where do we go from here? I'll spend a couple of posts providing some suggestions for how to get your organization started with the product management discipline. Hopefully, it will provide a good way to get people onto the same page for making or accelerating the transition for the parts of your organization that would benefit from this new approach. From there...it's up to you. We'll add posts as we go. Sometimes we'll pick up interesting topics from other sources such as analyst publications or surveys; other times we'll respond to customer feedback or market direction. And, of course, we'll  always find time to respond ...
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As you know, Google Chrome browser announced a secure-by-default model for cookies and plans to implement this model with the Chrome 80 release scheduled for February 2020. Changes affect  the default cross-domain (SameSite) behaviour of cookies. The purpose of this Advisory is to inform you about the effect on Layer7 API Gateway use cases when the SameSite cookie attribute is present by default. Details: In the upcoming release of Google’s Chrome 80 browser, Chrome will treat cookies that have not declared SameSite value as SameSite=Lax cookies.  This change affects customers’ browser-based applications that make calls to APIs proxied through the ...
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As I alluded to in my last post, there are certain key characteristics that mark a strong candidate for a Chief Product Officer role. You probably know someone in your organization that fits these criteria -- even though they might not have this role. I'd recommend trying to recruit them to do this job as it is crucial to making product management fly: In-depth knowledge of & passionate commitment to the product CPOs gain some of their authority from being knowledgable about the product(s) that they guide. If the CPO has forgotten more about the product(s) than most people will ever know , you've got a good candidate -- and, while it should go without ...
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If these first couple dozen or so posts are intended to lay the foundation for future conversations -- and, maybe...hopefully...the groundwork for starting up new standards for the product management profession, then this post is probably the single most important if you are looking to really make this whole product management thing work for you. In a nutshell: You NEED to have a Chief Product Officer that oversees each product (or related group of products). Who is a Chief Product Officer (CPO) you ask? We're not talking about yet another of the innumerable CxO titles that have spawned out there at some firms. No -- this definition of a CPO centers on ...
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Webcast: Charts to Compliment Your Reporting Strategy Find out how to jazz up your reports with the addition of real-time data charting in this February 20 webcast. Within Clarity Modern UX grids create your report data in a graphical format that enables your audience to visualize relationships between the data. New 'How-To' Videos for Clarity 15.7.1 From setting up custom investment types and multi-dimensional funding hierarchies to leveraging the improved timesheets and third-party integrations, check out this series of how-to videos. Blog: Digital Product Management - Organize the Way You Work Learn how a switch from traditional ...
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Clarity PPM 15.7.1 is Now GA  Check out the release notes, installation manuals, user and admin guides. Plus, new Getting Started section. Blog: Digital Product Management Learn how a switch from traditional project management to digital product management will help change how you create value for your business. See What's New in Clarity PPM 15.7.1 (Webcast) First-look at the new functionalities in Clarity PPM, including multi-hierarchy planning, configurable investment types and greater UX for all. Game Changer: Investment Hierarchies in Clarity PPM (Webcast) Working towards project-to-product, come see the powerful capability that ...
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