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MBeans deprecated in favor of Pega API

Valid from Pega Version 8.1

The use of MBeans for cluster management has been deprecated, although MBeans will continue to function for legacy deployments. The recommended best practice for automating system management is to use the Pega API. For more information, see Pega API.

Organization Setup superseded by New Application Wizard

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.3

The Organization Setup Wizard has been retired in PRPC 7.1.3.  This feature was previously launched from the Designer Studio > Org & Security > Organization > Organization Setup menu. Users are encouraged to run the New Application Wizard (also known as Application Express) instead:

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This tool quickly generates an application along with all of the artifacts previously offered by the Organization Setup Wizard. This includes, but is not limited to, the class hierarchy, application rule, organization/division/unit rules, and all relevant data instances.

See the following PDN article for more details on the New Application Wizard:

Create new applications quickly and easily with Application Express

REST APIs added for management of agents and requestors

Valid from Pega Version 8.1

You can use new REST APIs to download a module version report or manage requestors and agents in Pega Platform™. For example, you can use a requestor REST API to end a requestor process, and you can use an agent REST API to start or stop an agent. These APIs allow external systems to report and manage Pega resources.

For more information, see Pega API for Pega Platform and Pega API.

Automatically revalidate and save classes after upgrade

Valid from Pega Version 8.1

To automatically revalidate and save classes after an upgrade, edit the product rule definition. After you upgrade the application, the classes you specify are revalidated and saved under the application version context you provide. If the application version exists on the target system before the upgrade, the revalidate and save process is not called.

For more information about editing the product rule, see Specifying product rule deployment options.

Add and populate new indexes on import

Valid from Pega Version 8.1

If you import an archive that includes new indexes, use the Import wizard advanced mode to schedule a post-import job to automatically add and populate the new indexes. For more information, see Import wizard.

Resolve Job Scheduler and Queue Processor rules with the AsyncProcessor requestor type

Valid from Pega Version 8.1

Use the new AsyncProcessor requestor type to define a default dynamic context to resolve background rules such as Job Scheduler and Queue Processor rules. Switch to an application-based context after you create your own access groups, to resolve only the rules that are included in your application.

For more information, see AsyncProcessor requestor type.

Support for an external Elasticsearch cluster for on-premises deployments

Valid from Pega Version 8.1

On-premises customers can configure an Elasticsearch cluster that is external to the Pega Platform™ by using client-server mode. Using an external search configuration makes Elasticsearch more highly available and scalable. 

You can view the status of your external Elasticsearch service on the Search landing page. For more information, see link to Viewing the status of an external search service.

REST APIs for system management

Valid from Pega Version 8.1

New REST APIs are available for reports, agent management, requestor management, cache management, queue processing, and node management. Call these APIs to troubleshoot issues, or perform administrative functions in Cloud applications.

For more information, see Pega API.

Import only new instances of specific classes

Valid from Pega Version 8.1

To bypass updates for specific classes and only import new instances of those types, edit the product rule definition.  For more information, see Specifying product rule deployment options.

Create configurable node types with purpose-specific names

Valid from Pega Version 8.1

To meet your specific business needs, you can now configure your own node types that you can segregate by purpose, and also define their behavior. Pega Platform™ supports node types that you can associate with multiple resources, like agents or job schedulers. For ease of use, apply meaningful names to your node types.

For more information, see Node classification, Creating configurable node types.

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