AppDNA 7.11 includes the following new features and enhancements:
This release adds a new module in AppDNA to automate the analysis of applications compatibility with Windows Server 2016. The Windows Server 2016 module contains a report that is made up of a suite of algorithms which validate the suitability, interoperability, conflicts and performance of your organization's applications in a Windows Server 2016 environment.
Enable the Windows Server 2016 module
When you install or upgrade to AppDNA 7.11, the new module is enabled by default. Enable or disable the Windows Server 2016 module in Configure > Modules > Management.
Configure AppDNA for a Windows Server 2016 migration project
Use the Configure Modules Wizard to configure AppDNA for a Windows Server 2016 migration project. The wizard targets the analysis which is carried out on your applications to suit a specific project or technology platform. This reduces the time it takes to analyze and report on applications.
Once the configuration is complete, you can select Analyze now to analyze and report on applications which you have already imported to AppDNA.
For more information, see Configure Modules wizard.
Import and analyze applications for a Windows Server 2016 migration project
These steps show you how to import a set of applications and run the analysis for applications compatibility with Windows Server 2016.
To start a new import of applications for analysis:
You can view the report as soon as the analysis has finished, and later in Reports: Applications.
For more information, see Direct Import.
View and drill down into Windows Server 2016 report views
Review the impact of migration and suggested remediation actions with the Server Compatibility report views.
For more information, see Report views.
Preparing for a move or upgrade to XenApp and XenDesktop 7.x with Windows Server 2016
Use AppDNA to model the behavior of applications in virtual settings after a move or upgrade to XenApp and XenDesktop 7.x in a Windows Server 2016 environment.
2. Follow the wizard steps, then select Analyze to generate the upgrade report.
The analysis uses the default image for Windows Server 2016 delivered with AppDNA 7.11.
View and import of images in Import > Operating Systems, and set the default images that all the modules use in Edit > Settings > OS Image Configuration.
In this release, the Compliance Manager module expands its scope of security analysis to identify and report on outdated versions of Open SSL, managed cryptography APIs, and missing SafeSEH (Safe Structured Exception Handling).
The Compliance Manager module helps you understand if applications that you are planning to deploy into your IT infrastructure could introduce security risks. This module contains an initial set of algorithms and reports, which will be extended in the future. This is a feature for evaluation in this release and should not be used to make decisions to deploy applications to the production environment. Share feedback on the module's accuracy, coverage and relevance in the AppDNA discussion forums. To view the algorithms, select Configure > Modules > Compliance Manager. Once you have imported and analyzed the applications, you can view the reports from Reports: Applications > Compliance Manager > Security. Reports offer analysis and drill-down by application of the issues identified.