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  • Phoenix Cloud update on April 02, 2018

    The following features are released with the Phoenix Cloud update.
      * New menu items
      * Enhanced security with Audit Trail reporting
      * Support for SQL FCI
      * Updated default retention settings

    New menu items
    With the aim to continuously enhance the user experience, Druva has introduced the following menu items in the Phoenix Management Console:

    * Manage: With the Manage menu, cloud administrators can now manage other Phoenix administrators and monitor their activities on the Phoenix Management Console.
    The Administrators menu is now a submenu within the Manage menu. 
    * Audit Trails: With the Audit Trails submenu, cloud administrators can now monitor and audit the activities that Phoenix administrators perform on the Phoenix Management Console. For more information about Audit trails, see Enhanced security with Audit Trail Reporting.
    * Reports: With the Reports menu, cloud administrators can now view and manage the Cost Allocation Report and the Admin Audit Trails report.

    For more information on how to access the menu options, see New menu items.

    Enhanced security with Audit Trail reporting
    Audit trail enables organizations to meet data governance and compliance requirements by providing a chronological view of all administrator data activities. With audit trail, Phoenix maintains the history of all the activities that the Phoenix administrators perform on the Phoenix Management Console. Cloud administrators can track and monitor all the activities ensuring complete transparency, traceability, and accountability of all the administrators, thereby aiding forensics and compliance initiatives.

    Audit trail captures activity details, such as the name of the administrator who accessed the entity, the action performed, the resource and the entity on which the activity was performed, the timestamp of the action performed, and the updated values of the entity. After an activity is completed, there is no latency and Phoenix logs the audit details immediately without any interaction with the administrators.

    The key features of this update enable cloud administrators to:
      * Select resources and their specific entities for audit
      * Schedule and generate an Admin Audit Trails report
      * Audit the activity records for a maximum period of three years

    Customer action required: No action required.

    Support for SQL Failover Cluster Instances
    Phoenix now supports SQL instances that are configured under AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances (FCI) for instance-level high availability.

    Customer action required: No action required.

    Updated default retention settings
    With Phoenix agent 4.7.1, the default settings to retain snapshots have changed. Earlier, you could use the pre-populated values in the retention settings of the backup policy (number of dailies, weeklies, monthlies, and yearlies). Now, the default values are removed, and Phoenix requires you to explicitly specify the retention values while creating a backup policy. This change does not impact the existing retention policies.

    If you are registering a server under the Default Organization, Phoenix provides a default backup policy with the following retention settings:
      - All snapshots for: 14 days
      - Weekly revisions for: 4 weeks
      - Monthly revisions for: 3 months
      - Yearly revisions for: 3 years

    Customer action required: No action required.

    For detailed information about the update that is available with the Cloud Push, refer to the Release notes.