Release Notes
This release notes contains new features and improvements for Hybr®.

February 2022

Version: 1.2202.2.11

Features
  1. 1.
    Ability to sync a VM from infrastructure with HYBR.
  2. 2.
    Source events processor for SPF VMs to collect resource status changes.
  3. 3.
    Ability to remove virtual machines from Hybr inventory.
  4. 4.
    Ability to see email dispatch queue with the status and preview from Hybr for all email notifications.
  5. 5.
    Show public IP address for SDN network.
  6. 6.
    Dark theme introduced for Hybr.
  7. 7.
    Support added for CSP New Commerce licenses.
  8. 8.
    Added ability to cancel, reduce subscription operation and restriction for CSP New commerce.
  9. 9.
    Support to generate invoices and reports that include CSP New commerce.
  10. 10.
    Option to import pricing profile for CSP New commerce license.
  11. 11.
    Support to hide CSP legacy offers from UI. This can be used for and after migration to New commerce licenses.
Improvements and Bug fixes
  1. 1.
    Updated date format for CSP token expiry
  2. 2.
    Tenant login page customization improvement
  3. 3.
    Ability to pin the side navigation bar in Hybr.
  4. 4.
    Ability to select all the filtered data in plan service
  5. 5.
    Auto-refresh on session Timeout
Known Issues
  1. 1.
    Duplicate MRP's created while pricing profile import
  2. 2.
    If license count changes are made during the 1st to 8th of a month, The current Billing invoice has a line item from next month's invoice. This will be fixed from Microsoft's side by 2022 March-end

December 2021

Version: 1.2112.1.9

Features

  1. 1.
    Cost per resource in VM dashboard
  2. 2.
    Auto remove not found SPF VMs
  3. 3.
    Azure App insights telemetry for Hybr®
  4. 4.
    Quick create new resource group in the VM creation wizard
  5. 5.
    Health report and invoice deviation under administration

Improvements and Bug fixes

  1. 1.
    SPF Console Connection feature improvements
    1. 1.
      Retaining Host credentials information on SPF connection update operation
  2. 2.
    Subscription Storage consumption logic improved
    1. 1.
      Fixed VM Unique Id mismatch issue to fix storage devices sync process
  3. 3.
    VMware VM Attach Networks operation improvised
    1. 1.
      Fixed attach VM Network operation to connect the network on VM start if it is disconnected
  4. 4.
    VM Power operations improvements
    1. 1.
      Support long-running ability for Admin VM Power operations
    2. 2.
      Reduced VM Power operations duration for all VM Power Operations
  5. 5.
    VMware VM Resource Pool creation fails when the company name exceeds the maximum character
    1. 1.
      Truncated the Resource pool name characters from the company name if it exceeds the number of characters
  6. 6.
    Usage generation process improved
    1. 1.
      Performance improvements to resolve CPU spike issue
    2. 2.
      VM Usage processing of deleted and error state VMs to stop usage on last operation time
    3. 3.
      Veeam Backup usage collection performance improvements
  7. 7.
    VM State and Runtime update process improvements
    1. 1.
      Performance improvements to resolve CPU spike
    2. 2.
      Reduced frequency and increased batch processing logic
    3. 3.
      VM Unique Id update on the go
  8. 8.
    Migrate VMs between subscriptions feature improvements
    1. 1.
      User Interface improvements
    2. 2.
      Usage processing for migrated VMs is improvised
  9. 9.
    UI fixes
    1. 1.
      Deployment Completed Time changed to empty if the Deployment is still running
    2. 2.
      Cosmetic improvements
  10. 10.
    CSP fixes and improvements
    1. 1.
      CSP Category removed from plan level and filters category for tenant automatically based on customer qualification
    2. 2.
      CSP pricing profile import is done as deployment to resolve time out issues during import
    3. 3.
      Fixed License expiry email notification subject is not updated when there are multiple licenses expired for different tenants
  11. 11.
    Billing Dashboard fixes
    1. 1.
      Replaced unused database count with Estimate cost in billing dashboard
  12. 12.
    Custom report improvements
    1. 1.
      Interval hours are changed to catch days for keeping the report generation after invoice generation of every month

October 2021

Version: 1.2110.1.6

Features

  1. 1.
    Hybr New UI Theme
    1. 1.
      Hybr now lets admin/tenant users customize the portal user interface with multi-skin themes. Navigate to My account --> Customize to use this option.
  2. 2.
    Console Connect for VMware version 7
    1. 1.
      Now Hybr has enhanced the capability to console connect for the VMware 7.x Virtual Machines. Using which users will be able to console connect to the resources without enabling the RDP or exposing the hosts in the network.

Improvements and Bug Fixes

  1. 1.
    Workspace performance improvements
  2. 2.
    Resource Pool name maximum character limit restriction
  3. 3.
    Minor bug fixes

August 2021 Version: 1.2108.1

Features

  1. 1.
    Auto Pickup VM Size instance
    1. 1.
      Admin can configure VM size for each SKU in service catalog and When purchasing SKU, Tenant wont be asked to choose VM size and size would be auto selected based on admin configuration
  2. 2.
    Custom Quota
    1. 1.
      Admin can able to specify Quotas for Total Subscription VM Usage Minute, Total Subscription VM Usage Minute per User, Total Users in a subscription, Total Users per company, Virtual Machine quota (Validity and Duration)
  3. 3.
    Extension Packs
    1. 1.
      Admin can add Extension Packs for each Plan and tenant user will use the Extension Packs to extend the expired VMs
  4. 4.
    Auto Deletion of Expired Resources
    1. 1.
      Expired VMs will be Auto Deleted based on Decommission day specified in Plan configuration
  5. 5.
    Email Notification for Tenant Users
    1. 1.
      Tenant User will get VM Expiry Warning Notification, VM Expired Notification, VM Remaining Usage Notification and VM Decommission Warning Notification for all VM through mail based on the configuration at Plan level
  6. 6.
    Email Notification for Tenant Admin
    1. 1.
      Tenant Admin will get Daily Activity Report, Weekly, Fortnightly and Monthly Resources Email report based on the configuration at Plan level
  7. 7.
    Communication Choice
    1. 1.
      Tenant user can choose communication option (either Email / SMS or both) and based on the configuration VM Deployment related notifications will be sent to user
  8. 8.
    Usage Blade
    1. 1.
      Admin/Tenant user can generate and download usage report for any period of date range which consists of Vm Created Date, Expiry Date, Allocated Duration, Utilized Duration, Remaining Duration and Is VM Extended
  9. 9.
    User Dashboard Changes and Tenant Admin Dashboard changes
    1. 1.
      In Tenant User Home page, following new tiles will be shown
      1. 1.
        No of Active VMs 2. No of Expired VMs 3. No of VM Expiring in Next 7 Days
    2. 2.
      in Tenant Admin Home Page, Following new tiles will be shown along with the tenant users tiles
      1. 1.
        No of Deleted VMs 2. Total number of tenant users in company 3. No of errored VMs
  10. 10.
    Storage Charges
    1. 1.
      When Adding or Expanding Disk for a VM, cost estimation will be shown for the additional disk allocation based on the Metered Resource Pricing configured for the subscription
  11. 11.
    Self-Provision Windows 365 Cloud PC
    1. 1.
      Hybr lets Tenant users to self-provision Windows 365 Cloud PC deployment and management.

Bug Fixes

  1. 1.
    General Performance Improvement
  2. 2.
    Minor Bug fixes

July 2021 Version: 1.2107.1

Features

  1. 1.
    Hybr now lets tenants create VMs with managed and unmanaged disks for Azure public cloud and Azure Stack Hub.
  2. 2.
    Hybr tenants can now choose VM Disk Size while creating VMs.
  3. 3.
    Hybr Marketplace has auto categorized tabs that groups SKUs based on it's resource type such as Virtual Machines, WebApps, Storage, Security, Networking etc.
  4. 4.
    Hybr Marketplace load more button is replaced with pagination to help tenants easily navigate.
  5. 5.
    Hybr Marketplace provides options to filter SKUs from cloud and on-prem providers such as Azure, Azure Stack Hub, VMWare, System center etc.

Bug Fixes

  1. 1.
    Added spaces in the VM template labels to make it more readable such as ComputeInstance is now modified to Compute Instance.
  2. 2.
    Fixed Azure Stack Hub resource sync issue that made resources not visible for tenants.

June 2021 Version: 1.2106.0

Features:

  1. 1.
    Microsoft Azure marketplace offers are now available in Hybr customer portal
    1. 1.
      Hybr tenant users can now browse all the Azure marketplace offers.
    2. 2.
      Supported IaaS offers can be provisioned directly from Hybr tenant portal
    3. 3.
      PaaS and other offer types are now visible in Hybr tenant portal and users will be redirected to Azure only when they are ready to provision.
  2. 2.
    Customers can view all the Azure Stack Hub gallery offers in Hybr tenant portal.
    1. 1.
      Hybr brings the ability show all the Azure Stack Hub offers in the tenant portal
    2. 2.
      Admin can take control of what gallery items to be visible for your customers
  3. 3.
    Ability to filter Azure Stack Hub stamps in Hybr marketplace.
    1. 1.
      Customers can now filter Azure Stack Hub connections in Hybr marketplace to view offers only from a particular stamp.

Bug fixes:

  1. 1.
    Fix for customer creation issues in Hybr due to the deprecation of Microsoft partner center api.

May 2021 Version: 1.2105.2.8

Features:

  • Introducing Cost Breakdown Chart for Cloud Services:
    • Cost breakdown chart has been introduced in the Hybr Tenant portal for Microsoft Cloud Services namely license and usage based subscriptions, software subscriptions, to name a few categories.
  • Set Markups & Discounts for Microsoft Cloud Services:
    • Hybr Admin can now set markup/ discount for Microsoft Cloud services such as Azure Plans, Azure Reservations, and Software Subscriptions.
    • A tab 'Markups & Discounts' is available under Pricing tab in admin Billing extension
  • Partner Center Refresh Token Expiry Alert:
    • Hybr Admin can now configure rules for Partner Center Refresh Token that alerts them to reset the token before expiry. Read More.
  • Backup Storage quota and Backup VM Count quota checks added for the Backups
  • VM Cost Estimates now available in Hybr:
    • Tenant users can view the estimated cost while provisioning virtual machines from the Hybr Marketplace.

Improvements and Bug Fixes:

  • Performance improvements in the Usage aggregator, Auto suspend, Performance Metric collector Tasks
  • Improved CSP operation performance:
    • CSP operations such as syncing licenses, offers, purchasing licenses, etc. now has dedicated jobs that will handle the load.
  • Minor UI improvements in backup schedule screen in Hybr

April 2021 Version: 1.2104.1.11

Features:

  • Veeam v11 support for backup of VMware and SPF.
  • Stamp Level Quota Consumption
    • User can view the quota consumption at the stamp level at ease for the multiple stamp Configuration
  • Control The Visibility of Tabs:
    • Admin users can control the visibility of the Invoice Tab in the Admin and Tenant portal with help of the settings introduced
  • Service Catalog has an option to show categories as tabs in tenant portal
    • Infra admin can configure each categories to be shown as a separate tabs in tenant portal
  • Ability for a customer to provision resource on Azure purchased via CSP
    • Customers can purchase Azure plan from CSP and start provisioing virtual machines in Azure right from Hybr® tenant portal.
  • Search feature for Azure IaaS
  • Billing API performance improvements for external systems
  • Ability to hold Invoice from sending it to customers

Improvements and Bug Fixes:

  • Show the count of subscriptions selected in tenant portal global filter
  • Ability to customize and configure the Marketplace name

March 2021 Version: 1.2.49

New Features
  1. 1.
    HCI Integration
    • Hybr now supports HCI for resource management
  2. 2.
    Azure Stack Hub resource provisioning
    • Resource management for Azure Stack Hub
  3. 3.
    Azure VM Image-based SKUs support
    • Azure VM Image-based Marketplace SKUs can be provisioned directly from Hybr
  4. 4.
    Custom Billing Cost Reports
    The ability for admin to define custom reports, view and download the generated reports from the portal.
    • Service admin now will be able to define a custom report that pulls the data from existing cost reports and generate reports with a custom format.
    • These reports can be downloaded from the admin portal and notified to billing admin on report generation
Enhancements
  1. 1.
    Veeam backup improvements
    1. 1.
      Incremental backup storage mode support.

February 2021

Added

  • Support for Azure Plan and Software Products: Tenants would now be able to purchase and manage Azure Plan and Software Products' subscriptions from Hybr Tenant Portal.
  • Usage history charts are shown for the last six months in the billing dashboard
  • Performance improvements in VM Metrics data collections

January 2021

Hybr v1.2.21

Added

  • Hybr Workspace
    • A new powerful workspace management platform aka Desktop-as-a-Service that helps customer create and access Virtual Machines in a moments time.
  • Azure Stack VM Image provisioning
  • WHMCS integration
  • Improvements in VM Metrics and VM Runtime processors Workspace Related Changes
  • Displaying Usage history for past six months in Admin Billing dashboard