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Compatibility Matrix for Pulse Services Director and Traffic Manager

The Pulse Services Director makes it easy to manage a fleet of virtual ADC services, with each application supported by dedicated vADC instances, such as Pulse Virtual Traffic Manager (Pulse vTM). In fact, Services Director can even support mixed versions of Pulse vTM, which means that some applications can be managed with an older version of Pulse vTM, while others with the very latest version of Pulse vTM.

 

Generally speaking, compatibility with older, supported versions of Services Director will be maintained in each new vTM release. In other words, you should be able to upgrade vTM without losing Services Director functionality. Some Service Director features rely on changes introduced into vTM, and will only be available when Services Director is managing vTM versions that expose the feature in question.

 

This table summarises the compatibility between supported versions of Services Director and Virtual Traffic Manager:

 

 

Services Director

 

2.4

(LTS)

2.5

2.6

17.1

17.2

18.1

Traffic Manager

 

 

 

 

   

9.9 (LTS)

1

1

1

1

1

1

10.4 (LTS)

Y

1

1

1

1

1

11.0

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

1

11.1

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

1

17.1

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

1

17.2 (LTS)

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

17.3 Y Y Y Y Y Y
17.4 Y Y Y Y Y Y
18.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y

 

 

 

Limitations of feature support:

Although the table above indicates that most combinations are supported to some extent, some key capabilities are of course dependent on the respective versions of SD and of vTM. The capability must be available by both your installation of Services Director and the instance of vTM, in order to be fully functional.

 

For example, the capability for instances of vTM to “Self-Register” with Services Director is only supported in Services Director 2.4 and higher, and in vTM versions 10.4 and higher:

 

Example SD Capability

Available from which version

 

Services Director

vTM

vTM Cluster Awareness

2.3

10.3

vTM Instance Health

2.4

10.2

vTM Self Registration

2.4

10.4

vTM Backup/Restore

2.5 (note 2)

11.0

vTM Traffic Analytics

18.1

17.2

 

 

Key to the Table

  Y  

This combination is fully compatible, supporting all capabilities which are
supported in both of the corresponding versions of SD and vTM

  1  

This combination is compatible, but some features are NOT fully supported,
depending on the respective versions of SD and vTM

2

From SD 18.1, Centralized Backup/Restore requires an Enterprise Management Node License for each managed vTM instance in clusters which are to be backed up

 

 
This data is correct at the time of last update - March 2018. For combinations of SD and vTM not shown in this table, please contact your Pulse technical sales representative.

 

 

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