3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 15, 2017 5:13 AM by StephenKebbell RSS

When will CMCNE be supported on Windows Server 2016?

StephenKebbell

The release notes for Version 14.3.1 state that only up to Windows Server 2012 R2 is supported as an operating system.

I tried, but failed to install CMCNE 14.3.1 on Windows 2016. First attempt gave me this error message:

Installer User Interface Mode Not Supported

CMCNE_Install_error.jpg

After trying to launch the setup from the command line using the -i GUI option, it would start. But it has a default path of /opt/CMCNE.... which is a Linux-style path. I chose a folder manually and it complains about free disk space. But I could proceed. But then the installer tried installing but complete with errors. It does not create any shortcuts and the starting batch-file returns an error about missing java. The installer does not seem to install JRE in the bin sub-folder.

I also tried running the setup program in compatibility mode for Windows 7, but no joy.

 

The release notes are clear in that Windows Server 2016 is not a supported OS. But when will be supported? 2018 is a few weeks away!

I realise this software is not directly from EMC, rather it is re-branded and slightly modified Brocade Network Advisor. And Brocade is probably a bit disorganised after they were taken over. But this is annoying, as many of our customers will not deploy older OSes for their new servers.

I also found this thread on Brocade's community forums. No sign of if/when it will be supported.

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