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ProVision 5.2 – Feature Lock with Details!

by | February 19, 2016

We have Feature Lock for our 5.2 release of ProVision and will be entering the QA and documentation cycle shortly. We are expecting the release to go live in March 2016 (will send out a specific date as we get further into QA).

Thank you to all our customers who provided feedback! Here is the current Feature List:

    1. Portable Gadgets! – drop-in code snippets (Javascript) that use the ProVision API to bring in data to other systems. For customers where integration is key, this is a guaranteed time saver. We have rolled out gadgets for IPAM, DHCP and Search with more coming as we go – if you have ideas on gadget that would help with your use case, let us know!


  1. LDAP/AD integration – option for Native Groups: The current approach requires a schema update for AD so we are introducing a less intrusive option.
  2. DHCP Server Monitoring and Pool Utilization (v1): This is our first foray in doing some basic monitoring/healthchecks of DHCP servers along with some pool utilization reporting.
  3. Resource Query performance and security enhancements
  4. Logging v2 – integrating Elasticsearch for scalability with larger logging histories along with enhanced long term data storage. With greater logging details and more visualizations on the dashboard,
  5. Transactional safety enhancements for Direct Assign and Smart Assign
  6. Revamped installer/upgrader

*Please note that ProVision version 5.2 will require php version 5.6.*, we will also recommend installation of Elasticsearch for the enhanced logging, but will not be required until ProVision 5.3.

This release is setting us up for other key upgrades coming later this year. We are doing some other big updates to IPAM and DNS in the coming months and will be sharing those specifics as we go.

Thank you,

6connect Engineering

“We decided to move our rather complex IP address and DHCP management process to ProVision and it has worked out great for us!! The team at 6connect were very flexible and went above and beyond to accommodate our requirements and helped to make the migration as smooth and hitch free as possible. Kudos to the team @ 6connect!”

Premkumar Subramaniam
Head of R&D

“We are excited to be partnering with 6connect to leverage their technology and talent. We particularly admire their long-standing IPv6 contributions and their ability to service and support customers in this area, some who are the largest service provider in the world. The 6connect executive leadership team and technical team are great to work with and we look forward to many partnered projects to help customers address their Cloud, IoT and Security needs with IPv6. Automation, workflow and orchestration are critical to the success of most of these projects and 6connect is well positioned to help our mutual customers in those areas.”

Ed Horley
Co-Founder & CEO

“Enterprises can struggle managing purposefully segmented DDI architectures with any agility. Our partnership with 6connect empowers customers with complex infrastructures to move faster to service the business while consolidating visibility and control over their estate.”

Andrew Wertkin
Chief Strategy Officer,

“6connect’s approach to automation addresses quite a few challenges with physical and virtual networks – how to improve the agility of your current network infrastructure without sacrificing reliability and adoption of future network technologies.”

Pär Lange
Investment Director

“A customer is looking for an integrated solution from a single vendor for both IPAM and DNS. Through the 6connect reseller program, Secure64 is able to offer the most secure DNS solutions married to a unique combination of IPAM and resource provisioning that customers want. It’s a marriage made in heaven.”

Mark Beckett
VP of Marketing

“A huge benefit of working with the 6connect team is that they devoted a lot of resources to get our products integrated so we had the turnkey solution that we could take to market. It was very easy to work with their team to get product integrated and successfully launched.”

Mark Beckett
VP of Marketing

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