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Notifications, Alerts and Revisions

Here you will find any notifications, alerts and revision details for Nerdio Manager for MSP (NMM).  We do recommend that you follow this page if you are a Nerdio partner using NMM.

Notifications and Alerts

Important Notification
  • Current status is normal - operating as expected

Upcoming version: v1.4.0 (Projected date: June 24, 2021)

  1. Host Pools:
    • Ability to clone a host pool
    • Custom tags
    • Don't allow user to delete Host Pool when a Add host task is in progress
    • Log which settings are changed
    • Don't allow user to initiate tasks on sessions hosts that are in the process of being removed
    • Handle various scenarios when Host Pool is created with default workspace
  2. Desktop Images:
    • Maintain a change log
    • Allow user to schedule Set as image tasks
  3. Allow user to check a box and add availability zone when creating a new server
  4. Provide daily usage info in Distributor API
  5. Minor enhancements and bug fixes
    1. Remove extra comma in Desktop field of Users report export
    2. Show icons for user types on Users screen
    3. Add link to download RDP client on Login pop-up on Users screen
    4. Fix button length on Global Images screen
    5. Remove "Success" message when user navigates to another screen
    6. Tooltips for main menu items
    7. Warn MSP partner when they haven't flagged any account as Internal Use
    8. Allow MSP partners to upload customer logos on Accounts screen
    9. Made page size selector on User sessions screen match page selector on other screens
    10. Added Unselect all button on User sessions screen
    11. Tooltip on IP modal screen
    12. Improved UI to select and unselect multiple users on Users & Roles screen

Current version: v1.3.1 (June 09, 2021)

Resolved issues around scheduling tasks and linking to Resource Groups. Changed all references to Windows Virtual Desktop & WVD to Azure Virtual Desktop & AVD respectively.


Previous versions

v1.3.0 (June 04, 2021)

  1. NSG: manage Network Security Groups
  2. Cost Estimator:
    • Unified code between public version and the version in NMM Installs
    • Limit number of users that can be entered in various fields
    • Removed a misleading underline that looked like a hyperlink
    • Show VPN type on results page
    • Allow pricing in third-party products
    • Volume pricing for Nerdio Manager for MSP
  3. Users report: export and print report
  4. Scripted Actions
    1. Run Windows scripts from Host pool>Properties>VM deployment>START/STOP
    2. Run Windows scripts for Global Images
    3. Limit which user roles can access Scripted Actions
    4. Fix breadcrumb, tooltip and other similar small tweaks
    5. Secure variables at MSP level
  5. API for Distributors
    • Log API calls to Mothership
    • /checkhealth: new API call
    • /register: activate suspended installs
  6. A new billing module for partners to view their monthly charges from Nerdio
  7. Additional options on VM deployment pop-up
    • Deallocated powered off VM
    • Allow non-admins to shadow user sessions
  8. Minor enhancements and bug fixes
    1. Invalid older restore points were displayed when restoring from Backup
    2. Disk OS size displayed was off by 1 GB for certain WVD Host Pools
    3. Show desktop assignment on Users screen when assignment is via a Group

v1.2.1 (May 13, 2021)

Addressed issues related to scheduling of Scripted actions, reimage tasks and validation check for editing a VPN connection.


v1.2.0 (May 7, 2021)

  1. Scripted Actions: ability to run Windows Scripts when running other tasks such as re-image host or adding host to host pool. Specifically, you can setup Windows Scripts from these areas of NMM:
    • Host pool>Hosts>Run script
    • Host pool>Properties>VM deployment>CREATE/REMOVE
    • Session hosts>hostname>Run script
    • Desktop image>Run script
    • Desktop image>Set as image
  2. VPN: manage VPN gateways
  3. Cost Estimator
    • Public version: ability to estimate costs of WVD environments without needing to install NMM first
  4. Distributors Mothership portal enhancements
    1. Home page summary of installs and users
    2. View invoices from Nerdio
  5. API for Distributors
    • Retrieve usage data
    • Cancel NMM purchase
    • Suspend NMM Install
    • Re-activate NMM Install
  6. Users report: generate a list of end-users in customer NMM account, along with desktop assignments if any
  7. Storage cost optimization: Change OS disk type when VM is stopped to save on costs
  8. Minor enhancements and bug fixes
    1. A repeating error would show in certain circumstances on Backups screen
    2. WVD Insights monitoring agent was not installed on re-image
    3. Allow deleting Global Image created without Image object
    4. Removed an incorrect "$" symbol from name of desktop image on certain confirm popup windows
    5. No longer allow global images to be assigned to accounts if an image object is not created
    6. Clarified the naming convention requirements on Add Server pop-up
    7. Several follow-up tweaks to Backups

v1.1.0 (April 13, 2021)

  1. Backups: various tweaks and enhancements for an improved user experience. [KB].
  2. VNet: various tweaks and enhancements for an improved user experience.
  3. Cost Estimator:
    1. Reserved Instance pricing is updated to April 2021 pricing
  4. Distributors can log in to licensing website, called Mothership
    1. Register a NMM Install
    2. View partner installs
  5. API for Distributors
    • Register a NMM Install: /register

v1.0.0 (April 1, 2021)

  1. Cost Estimator updates
    1. Print, export estimates.
    2. Improved navigation experience
    3. Reserved Instance pricing is updated to March 2021 pricing
  2. Global Images: maintain desktop images that you can use across multiple customer WVD environments (NMM accounts). [KB]
  3. Backups: Automated and manual backups of VMs, Azure file shares and WVD session hosts. [KB].
  4. VNet management: Manage VNets, their subnets, peerings and more.
  5. Internal use license (IUL): Ability to flag an account for internal use. Partners will be able to flag one account as IUL and get up to 10 free desktop users in that one account. They will be able to switch which account is IUL any time they want. [KB].
  6. Chart of desktop user count over past 30 days on Home page of a NMM account.
  7. Bug fixes
    1. Fixed an issue where tooltips could show, disappear and show again repeatedly
    2. Don't allow user to repeatedly cancel tasks
    3. Updated messaging and instructions for viewing Azure Monitor Insight information in Azure portal
    4. Fixed minor typos and improved messaging in various pop-ups and logs
    5. Network information was repeating on Home page of NMM accounts

v0.7.0 (March 17, 2021)

  1. Cost Estimator updates - Save, retrieve and edit estimates.
  2. User roles - new end-user role to manage desktops. [video]
  3. Monitoring - Azure Monitor for WVD, aka Insights, is available now! [video - part 1]
    1. New installs of NMM will have monitoring enabled for Host Pools by default.
    2. Existing installs of NMM (pre-0.7.0) will need to enable Monitoring for their Host Pools
  4. Bug fixes
    1. Minor adjustment to order of user roles displayed in Users & Roles screen's dropdowns.
    2. Fixed bug that may occur when adding a new Group of type Security group.
    3. Fixed an issue that may occur during the process of creating a server VM.
    4. Install GPU drivers during re-image.

v0.6.0 (March 6, 2021)

  1. Cost Estimator updates
    1. Support for pricing out multiple host pools.
  2. User roles - new user roles to grant limited access to NMM to others in your organization, such as the sales team or finance team for billing purposes.
  3. Consumption reporting - Building on the usage tracking that was released in the previous version, the system will now report consumption information to our licensing servers.
      1. Current desktop users: how many users have been assigned a WVD desktop or RemoteApp.
      2. Average desktop users: average number of desktop users assigned to a WVD desktop or RemoteApp over the past 30 days.
  4. Bug fixes
    1. Minor adjustments in messaging, navigation and bug fixes for Users and Groups screens.

v0.5.4 (February 25, 2021)

  1. Cost Estimator updates
    1. Similar to the Servers module, VM sizes will be retrieved via Graph API using MSP's context.
    2. New "Reset to default" button to clear out current selections and reset the cost estimator.
    3. Display Azure region on results page.
    4. Disable Azure region from Region selection dropdown if prices are not available for the region.
    5. Allow MSP to factor in NMM hosting costs.
  2. MSP Admin and Account Admin roles - delegate access to MSP's users (MSP Admin) or customer's users (Account Admin) and specify which accounts are accessible. [video - Users and Roles]
  3. Limit duration of access - Specify how long a user can have access to your NMM install: 1 hour, 8 hours, 24 hours, 7 days, 30 days and no expiration. [video - Users and Roles]
  4. Track usage information - The system will now capture and report consumption information. This information is be available to MSPs on the Accounts page. Future releases will display this information to customers and use this information for billing.
      1. Current desktop users: how many users have been assigned a WVD desktop.
      2. Highest concurrent users: how many users have logged in to their WVD desktop at a time. 
      3. Monthly active users: how many unique users have logged in to their WVD desktop over the last 30 days.
  5. Bug fixes
    1. Adjusted messaging to indicate it takes longer to generate RDP file for a server if public IP is not assigned to server.
    2. When generating RDP file for a server and NSG is assigned to subnet in addition to the network interface, system will now add a rule to both NSGs to make the VM available.
    3. Minor adjustments in messaging, navigation and bug fixes for Users and Groups screens.

v0.5.3 (February 17, 2021)

  1. Bulk host pool actions - Perform any action on all hosts in a host pool with user notification and while controlling the concurrency of the operation. [Video]
    1. Resize all host VMs and OS disks
    2. Re-image all hosts in a host pool
    3. Restart all hosts
    4. Power on all hosts
    5. Power off all hosts
    6. Set drain mode on all hosts
    7. Delete all hosts
    8. Send message to all users logged into a host pool
    9. Disconnect all user sessions in a host pool
    10. Log off all user sessions in a host pool
  2. Schedule bulk host pool actions - create an automated schedule for host pool actions.  Restart, power on/off, or re-image all hosts once or on a recurring schedule (e.g. nightly).
  3. Cost Estimator enhancements 
    1. Costs from multiple Azure regions
    2. Optionally include costs of Azure AD DS
    3. Optionally include costs of Nerdio Manager PaaS services
    4. 16TB data disk option
    5. Match software license count to number of desktops, by default
  4. Additional user info - specify additional contact info when adding or editing Users.
  5. Minor UI enhancements on Servers page
  6. Bug fixes
    1. Prevent unlinking of RGs and networks that contain managed resources
    2. Fixed issue with loading Servers page when VMs have unmanaged disks

v0.5.2 (Release date: Feb 8, 2021)

  1. Role assignment - add users and groups from MSP Azure AD tenant to Nerdio Manager as "Super admin" (additional roles coming soon) to allow others in the organization to access Nerdio Manager.  Accessed via USERS AND ROLES page at the MSP level of NMM. Video Link
  2. Invite external guest users - invite external users with "Super admin" role (additional roles coming soon) to co-manage the NMM environment.  Accessed via USERS AND ROLES page at the MSP level of NMM. Video Link
  3. Server VM auto-scale - configure during and outside work hours configuration for individual server VMs and NMM will automatically adjust the VM size or shut it down. Video Link
  4. UI Enhancements
    1. New USERS page filters Video Link
    2. Added tooltip when User login is disabled
    3. New SERVERS page filters Video Link

Bug fixes

  1. Resolved Add account screen "Error occurred. Try to reload page." error that results from user having access to some subscriptions with "unknown" status.  These subscriptions are now skipped and not listed.
  2. Resolved UI bug with OS Disk list
  3. Resolved several Cost Estimator UI bugs
  4. Resolve issue with checkbox on Delete session host pop-up

v0.5.1 (Released: February 1, 2021)

  1. Cost Estimator enhancements.
  2. Custom RDP properties with "All settings" added to Host Pool properties.
  3. Bulk Resize and Re-image of session hosts.
  4. "Show more information" button on Updates screen: Subscription ID, Subscription Name, App name and Resource group.
  5. Two new columns on Users screen: Azure AD role and Microsoft 365 license(s) assigned to user.

Bug fixes

  1. Resolved Add account screen "Error occurred. Try to reload page."
  2. Resolved error that occurred while adding a new account when user had access to subscriptions without global admin access.
  3. Various improvements to Users screen, for example system will now display username if email address is missing.
  4. Addressed an issue where a new host pool is created but one of the VMs isn't associated with the host registration.

 v0.5.0 (Released: 1/27/2021)

  1. Public preview release.
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