We are pleased to announce the release of CygNet version 9.0.
This release includes the first release Canvas, the new HMI development tool. Canvas has a companion application, Canvas View, that is read-only. The CygNet blog contains webinars to introduce you to the features of Canvas. Of course, we will continue to add features and tools to Canvas in subsequent releases. And don’t forget that you can make your own custom controls for Canvas. One question that we’ve been asked a lot is will Canvas be able to show a CygNet Studio screen and the answer is yes, there is a control for that! We do realize that CygNet Studio and Vision will continued to be used for quite some time we’ve made enhancements and provided fixes for it as well.
We will be hosting two webinars next week. Check out the information below for more details and to register.
In preparation for WESC, I had to configure four identical CygNet hosts for redundancy. Doing the same thing four times didn’t sound like a lot of fun so I decided to write a powershell script! This is in no way supported or official, but it might help some of you out whenever you find yourself needing to spin up a new CygNet server or configure an existing one for redundancy. If starting from scratch, you will need to install CygNet via the setup program to get the baseline, and then this script will configure the server to be redundant. Specifically it will create multiple ARS/RSM service pairs that are properly configured. For those of you not doing redundancy, you can tweak it to mass modify your config files with specific values or add nonstandard services to your site.
At users group last week I wanted to impress everybody with how I could make their phone ring before and after a failover. Since my machines were hosted in Azure, I wasn’t able to use a Dialogic card so I decided to quickly throw together a notification plugin using Twilio. Many of you asked about how I did that so I decided to write this blog detailing the steps. Although this example uses Twilio, it should give you everything you need to deliver your GNS notifications to many other platforms. If you have any questions, or write your own interesting plugin, please share in the comments section so that we can all learn together
With the 8.5 release came the birth of a brand-new tool: Config File Manager. Designed to improve upon Config File Updater, this utility makes everything relating to configuration files simpler and more manageable. It allows you to edit any configuration file, validate values in the files and update the file version all from one interface. Let me show you what I mean.
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