New Update: antMan 3.1.0

Official Release: Antsle releases antMan 3.1.0

San Diego - April 24, 2020

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What's New?

antMan 3.1.0

This release includes improvements for everyone, bug fixes, UI improvements, and software defined networking (which applies for antMan Essential, Grow, and Scale). 

1. Software Defined Networking (SDN)

Important note: In order to use software defined networking (SDN) you need to migrate to edgeLinux 2.0 if you are on edgeLinux 0.12 or older. Since edgeLinux 2.0 is a MAJOR OS change it will require a fresh install of edgeLinux on your Antsle server.

If you are staying on edgeLinux 0.12 or older, you can still upgrade to antman 3.1 by running upgrade-antman and enjoy the other improvements and bug fixes.

  • Create isolated virtual LANs, tag them, and add Antlets (Included in Essential). 
  • Mirror traffic from one VLAN into another (Included in Essential)
  • Create a Trunked Port (yup, port as in the physical network interface on your Antsle server).
    Create a VLAN, give it a tag, and connect it to one of your physical NICs. That will automatically create a trunk which means you can use that port (NIC on the back of your server) as a trunk which can then connect multiple VLANs any any others that exist outside your Antsle server on the network. (Available in Grow and Scale)

2. Quick actions and more compact antMan list

  • Thanks to feedback from users, we made the antlet list more compact and added two quick actions to the antlets list - more may come soon. These buttons conditionally appear depending on the state of the antlet.

3. Unified antMan version for Nano, Antsle one, Antsle two and third-party server hardware

  • All hardware platforms are now using the same antMan code. This makes upgrading on any platform easier.

4. Fixed issues with a slide-in about how you like antMan

  • Some users were reporting too frequent slide-ins or none at all. They will now appear after 30 days, and they put you in control to either silence them for 7 days or make them go away forever.
    We love you guys, our community and our movement. We do appreciate any feedback from each
    and every one of you when that question appears in antMan. Thank you! 🙏

5. Fixed issues with backups to self-managed storage

  • Some users were experiencing issues when backing up to their self-managed storage. We fixed it. (Affects users with Essential, Grow, and Scale)

6. Several smaller UI / UX improvements

  • Several improvements that make antMan easier and more fun to use.

Letter Releases

.e UX and Stability improvements

  • Fixed issues when no USBs are connected (james justice case)
  • Fixed issues in heal antlets restoring antlets that don’t exist but are from the same SN
  • Business plan information updated, moved to User Settings page
  • Heal Antlets - fixed bug where local backups weren’t visible
  • Visual updates and small bug fixes in UI
  • Add VLAN from network tab of an antlet
  • Copy ssh info and launch web console from antlet general page
  • Multi-select in protector mode: "Select all" added
  • Port forwarding rules for SSH and RDP when creating an antlet, managed in the Port Forwarding Page

.f Bug Fixes, RAM Cache Management

  • Fixed issues with copying antlets
  • Improved Portfowarding with the creation of default portfowarding rules when antlet is created
  • Ability to clear RAM Cache if it is not being released automatically (this is under the ZFS Settings)
  • New color in RAM meter to distinguish what is used for RAM and what is used by Cache

Installation Instructions


edgeLinux 0.5.0 or higher


1. Login to your antsle server via ssh: ssh <my-username>@<my-hostname>.local, run the upgrade script: upgrade-antman. Or open the console from your antMan dashboard and run the same upgrade script.

2. Then make a new tab in your browser and point it to http://<my-hostname>.local or https://<subdomain> if you set the subdomain.

3. You may need to do a hard refresh in your browser to clear the cache in order to see visual changes. CTRL+F5 in windows or ⌘Cmd+Shift+R if you're in Chrome on a Mac, or Opt+⌘CmdE in Safari. 

4. Enjoy the new antMan!