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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 - Public Preview

Upcoming version: v1.1.0 (Projected date: April 10, 2021)

  1. Cost Estimator updates 
    1. Public version
  2. Backups: various tweaks and enhancements for an improved user experience. [KB].
  3. VNet: various tweaks and enhancements for an improved user experience.
  4. Distributors can log in to licensing website, called Mothership
    1. Register a NMM Install
    2. View partner installs
    3. View invoices from Nerdio
  5. API for Distributors
    1. Register a NMM Install
    2. Retrieve usage


Current version: v1.0.0 (April 01, 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

Previous versions

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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