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Summary: CAST AIP 8.3.8 introduces a number of features and changes as listed below. To view the impacts of these changes on analysis results, see: Changes in results post upgrade.

Technology support changes

Please see Technology coverage changes in CAST AIP 8.3.x for more detailed discussion of this subject.

Installation and deployment

CAST Server Manager - CLI

Two new commands have been added - see Automating CAST Server Manager installation tasks for more details. 

Note that -INSTALL_CONFIG_FILE and -UPGRADE are deprecated and you should use the above commands instead.


This option is equivalent to the Schema Installation option in the GUI for "combined" and will:


This option is a multi-functional command that is aimed at two scenarios:

CAST Transaction Configuration Center

Excluding items as "technical" objects on a per-snapshot basis

When the default Automated Enhancement Points (AEP) measure is in use for snapshot generation (the default measure), it is now possible to configure all objects in an Excluded Item set as "technical" objects on a per-snapshot basis.  In other words:

Values for previous snapshots will not be impacted by this new option, which is in contrast to excluding objects in the Evolution node, which is global to all snapshots.

Objects can be set as "technical" in any of the sub-nodes of the Excluded Items node:

Enhancement node - layout changes