OptiTune v6.2 Released, adds REST API, web hooks, other improvements

We are pleased to announce the release of OptiTune Version 6.2

OptiTune V6.2 adds the following new features and updates:

  • REST API – OptiTune now includes a comprehensive REST API which lets you automate actions in OptiTune, or integrate your own custom solution or product with OptiTune. For example, your web app can now make simple HTTP calls to create and deploy script tasks, or see which computers are online, etc… This opens a world of possibilities both for IT Departments and Managed Service Providers that want more automation and reporting options.
    • Swagger/Open API 2.0 Specification – The OptiTune REST API is fully documented with a Open API 2.0 file, available at https://manage.opti-tune.com/swagger. This allows you to auto-generate client libraries (C#, Powershell, PHP, Typescript) for using the REST API.
    • Complete Functionality – The OptiTune REST API is one of the most comprehensive in the industry, allowing you to automate almost anything that can be done in the management portal. It includes support for over 61 resource types, and 181 methods. Our competitors’ APIs are much smaller by comparison.
  • Webhooks – While the REST API allows you to make outgoing calls to get information or take action in OptiTune, we’ve also added Webhooks that allow your website or product to be notified when certain events take place. For example, when a new computer is added to OptiTune, your website can be notified automatically through a URL you provide. This allows you to create a more responsive integration between your website and OptiTune, and eliminates the need to poll for changes.
  • New Relay Servers – New relay servers were added in the following geographic locations, to better facilitate OptiTune Remote Connect hosted connections in these regions:
    • Quebec City, Canada
    • Paris, France
    • Frankfurt, Germany
    • Zurich, Switzerland
    • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Computer Metadata Export – You can now export computer metadata in .csv or .xml format from “Server Settings” > “Data Export”.
  • Windows Update Group Policy – New settings were added to Windows Update Group Policy, which allow you to set a WSUS (Windows Server Update Services) server through group policy, as well as configure a group name to be sent to the WSUS server.
  • New “Monthly on Weekday” Schedule Item – When creating a schedule in OptiTune, you can configure a schedule item for the the first, second, third, fourth or last weekday of the month. For example, you can configure the OptiTune agent to install windows updates on the second Tuesday of each month, or a script task to run on the last Sunday of each month.
  • Other Improvements – Other performance improvements were made throughout the management website, in particular loading the “Monitoring” > “Settings” page could take too long for large organizations.