Article ID: 114244, created on Jun 28, 2012, last review on Aug 12, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • Operations Automation 5.4

Release Notes

Full release notes for Parallels Operations Automation (POA) version 5.4.2 can be downloaded here.

Dependencies and Pre-Requisites

Starting from POA 5.4.2, the "AD DS Snap-Ins and Command-Line Tools" Windows feature must be installed on all nodes where the "Windows Provisioning Engine" package is installed.

Functional Changes

  • Starting from POA 5.4.2, Update Rollup 3 for Microsoft Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2 is supported. It should be installed after POA is upgraded to the 5.4.2 version. For details, see
  • Custom skins can be imported to Parallels Automation (PA) using a new Skins module under the Branding Manager. When the skin is uploaded, it can be used for branding right away, without the need for any additional configuration.
  • Custom skin format was changed. Download and install the updated sample skin here. You may need to make changes to your skin. For details, refer to KB article 114237.
  • Provider Control Center left menu updated: Icons are displayed for all left menu items; on clicking a left menu element which contains sub-items, the corresponding screen opens.

Fixed Issues

POA-70961 Webspace without domains shouldn't be shown on hosted domains screen
POA-70494 The directory indexing for static content on branding servers should be disabled
POA-70490 FTP user is not able to log in if several shared IP addresses are allocated to target host
POA-70440 Critical PHP security issue with Standalone Web Presence Builder has been fixed
POA-70412 It should be possible to change MySQL to the version bundled by RedHat
POA-70957 NG configuration databases on PostgreSQL 9 cannot be synchronized
POA-70331 Logo and top frame pictures are not shown after upgrade from 5.4.0 to 5.4.1
POA-70082 CentOS4 Apache node -- installation of other-meta-package fails
POA-70055 Website IPs configured on Load Balancer should not take part in source address resolution
POA-70034 There is a green alert about unread notification messages on Home screen, but there are no notification messages in list (if you follow Read Now link)
POA-70001 POA UI Sessions servlet doesn't work for users from brand because brand information cannot be retrieved
POA-69998 Webalizer creates public readable files with private info in root of NG webservers
POA-69985 Installation of several PVC templates (not EZ) silently fails when one of them already has newer version
POA-68313 Incorrect resource limit rounding on Home screen in CP
POA-71217 Skins images override functionality is broken; default images are installed after migration to POA 5.4
POA-71203 Sorting services by name fails with error
APS-6114 Non-user-friendly error text is displayed in CCP when clicking on application name link. Activation parameters "Show application in navigation menu" and "Embed application user interface" are enabled for application resource type.
POA-71111 Wrong URL for ActiveSync profile download links when Secure access URL contains suffix
POA-71183 Tasks "Create Offline Address Book for domain service #XXXXX" fail
POA-69669 Cannot download OAB on Ex2010Ent (upgraded from HMC): error 0x80048002 "This task was canceled before it was completed."
POA-70273 Logo is absent from simple webmail login page
POA-70937 Password for services like Boundary Defense is not visible in CCP
CCU-4270 Cannot delete Container in the state "Delete Failed" that does not actually exist
CCU-4244 The copy_template_cb fails if VM template already exists on destination node
CCU-4256 Units of Measure for traffic are not taken into account
POA-69310 Search bar show/hide control should be improved
APS-9968 Slow login to CCP after POA upgrade
APS-9572 Resource type is absent in list of account service instances


The update can be downloaded here.
Please contact Support for its deployment.


You can find the full installation instructions in the UPDATE.txt file from the distribution.

Additional Information

All required system updates can be easily installed through pa_updates_installer [instruction].

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