Technology Services, Munki Changelog

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Munki


Upcoming Events


TBD

Endpoint Services is currently testing Munki version 5 (v5) and will be rolling it out to endpoints using the Multi-Tenant Munki service. Munki v5 introduces some significant changes to how Munki handles updates:

  • On macOS 10.14+, Munki v5 won't attempt installation of Apple Updates that require a restart (e.g. point releases, security updates, BridgeOSupdates)
    • For these updates, Munki v5 directs users to System Preferences - Software Update
  • Munki v5 offers additional update encouragement, including number of days an update has been pending
  • More aggressive update notification behavior begins after 14 days (a default setting), making it more difficult for users to ignore or defer pending updates
    • EPS will offer optional configurations for 7, 21, and 30 days before aggressive update notification behavior begins
    • EPS will also offer an optional configuration to completely disable aggressive update notification behavior
  • Currently there's no Apple-supported method for automated, touch-free updates
    • EPS is testing a workaround for non-T2, non-encrypted hardware
  • EPS will release Munki v5 using a different name key than v4, allowing stakeholders to make the transition at their own pace

Past Events

January 23, 2020

On Thursday, January 23, from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM, the Endpoint Services (EPS) team will be making modifications to the Multi-Tenant Munki service. During this time, portal access and WebDAV access may be interrupted. No further action is required by IT Pros.

Notable Changes:
  • The work will fix a bug that affects the re-onboarding of machines that do not have MunkiReport installed.

MunkiReport


Upcoming Events


July 7, 2020

On July 7, 2020, the Endpoint Services team will be upgrading the MunkiReport service to version 5.6.2. All existing endpoint data will remain intact. No further action is required by IT Pros.

Notable Changes:
  • Adds macOS 11.0 (Big Sur beta) as latest highest supported OS
  • Miscellaneous backend fixes and enhancements

Past Events


June 11, 2020

On June 11, 2020, the Endpoint Services team will be upgrading the MunkiReport service to version 5.5.1. No further action is required by IT Pros. The client upgrade installer will be promoted to production catalogs during the regular Wednesday release cycle.

Notable Changes:
  • New Firewall module
  • Apple Remote Desktop module rewrite with additional data added to Apple Remote Desktop module (ARD users, VNC enabled, Allow All Local Users, etc.)
  • Additional data added to MunkiReport module (MR file upload size, MR warnings, start/end time, etc.)
  • Localadmin module deprecated and replaced with the new Users module
    • Some existing data for users/local administrators on devices will be erased! Data should repopulate upon next client check-in following the installation of the latest MunkiReport package.
  • Highest Supported OS module renamed to Supported OS
    • Module now shows the operating system that a machine shipped with
  • Archiver user role added
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes
May 28, 2020

On May 28, 2020, from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM, the Endpoint Services team will be upgrading the MunkiReport service to version 5.4.1. No further action is required by IT Pros. The client upgrade installer will be promoted to production catalogs during the regular Wednesday release cycle.

Notable Changes:
  • New archiving feature
    • Archiving machines will not remove them from Endpoint Services billing! Be sure to delete inactive machines to avoid inaccurate charges.
    • Similar to deleting machines, only users with the MunkiReport admin role can archive machines.
    • Archived machines that check-in again should automatically change their status from ‘Archived’ to ‘In Use’.
    • New archive filters have been added.
  • Bluetooth module rewrite with enhanced features
    • Existing Bluetooth device data will be erased! Bluetooth data should repopulate upon next client check-in.
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes
May 28, 2020

On Tuesday, May 5th, from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM, the Endpoint Services (EPS) team will be upgrading the MunkiReport server to version 5.3.5. All existing endpoint data will remain intact. No further action is required by IT Pros. The client upgrade installer will be promoted to production catalogs during the regular Wednesday release cycle.

Notable Changes:
  • Zoom has been added to the App Versions report
  • Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF) vulnerability patches
  • Fix for PHP and Apache version information leakage
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes




Keywords:clog eps mtm munki endpoint techs-eps-mtm changelog "change log"   Doc ID:102632
Owner:EPS Distribution List .Group:University of Illinois Technology Services
Created:2020-05-29 14:24 CDTUpdated:2020-07-01 10:54 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois Technology Services
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