[BESAdmin-Announcements] OS Deployment and Bare Metal Imaging 3.7 Release

Announcements for BES Administrators besadmin-announcements at bigmail.bigfix.com
Thu Mar 26 08:58:55 PDT 2015

The IBM Endpoint Manager OS Deployment team is pleased to announce the 
release of OS Deployment and Bare Metal Imaging 3.7.

What's new in this release:

* Driver Management enhancements
        * The Model Binding Feature allows you to associate drivers to one 
or more hardware models. The driver selection logic that operates at 
deployment time is more efficient and reduces the need for manual 
        * Support of non-PCI drivers
        * A revised dashboard and panel layout, including a new and 
simplified driver import wizard, improves the overall user experience
        * Product use case examples that show the new Driver Management 
features at following link:

* Support for the following Linux Enterprise Versions for Re-imaging and 
Bare Metal Deployments:
        * RedHat Enterprise Linux 6.6
        * SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) Version 12
        * SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) Version 12

* Support of VMware ESXi 5 and later for Bare Metal Deployments

* Serviceability Improvements for Re-imaging and Bare Metal Deployments 
        * Upload the Bare Metal deployment logs to the Endpoint Manager 
Server for Linux and Windows deployments
        * During the re-image of a Windows target you can enable real time 
logging of the LiteTouch phase on a user-defined network share for 
debugging purposes
        * Endpoint Manager client installation during a Bare Metal 
Deployment is completed through the network instead of from stored setup 
files in the MDT Bundle

Actions to take: 

This release is an update of the existing site. No immediate actions are 
required and the current product will continue to function normally. Some 
changes were made to existing features and to the User Interface. 
To take advantage of the new features, you may need to create a new 3.7 
MDT Bundle and update your Bare Metal Servers to Tivoli Provisioning 
Manager for OS Deployment 7.1.1 Fixpack 18. 
Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment can be downloaded from 
FixCentral. In airgapped or proxy environments, you may need to cache 
files on the IBM Endpoint Manager Server and/or the Console.

Additional Resources: 

Link to Users Guide:

Link to Users Guide (PDF version):

Link to Wiki: 

Instructions for air-gapped can be found at the following location: 

Published site version: 
OS Deployment and Bare Metal Imaging, version 51

Application Engineering Team 
IBM Endpoint Manager 

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