SMS Software Version 6.4.2

RELEASE DATE: February 2020

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  • SMS v6.4.2 includes full native support for SQL database connections via TLS v1.2. TLS v1.0 and v1.1 may be disabled on SMS client workstations and servers.
  • SQL TLS v1.2 support requires the following components which are installed by the SMS installers:
    • MS OLE DB Driver for SQL v18.3
    • MS ODBC Driver for SQL v17
    • 32-bit System DSN for ODBC Driver
    • .NET v4.8
  • Mercury CIM implement database maintenance
  • Mercury CIM increased logging details
  • Mercury CIM increase event processing performance
  • Increase transaction and alarm processing throughput
  • Incorporate additional diagnostic logging

Hot Fixes

  • Display of long filenames truncated
  • Poor performance editing Timezone Description and Notes fields
  • VSRC-A based controllers incorrectly blocked from Controller Groups

Note: The updated Microsoft SQL drivers supporting TLS v1.2 perform slower than previously used drivers. Some SQL based SMS operations may take longer to perform.

TLS v1.0 or v1.1 may be required for Vanderbilt or 3rd party custom imports. Verify TLS requirements for all non-SMS applications and custom processes before disabling TLS v1.0 or v1.1.

All custom reports should be verified due to differences in the drivers required for TLS v1.2 support. Vanderbilt will update Vanderbilt created custom reports for compatibility at no cost if required.


Full Release: SMSv6.4.2