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Virtualization Manager 6.0 Release Notes

Created by Beatrix.Turan, last modified by MindTouch on Jun 23, 2016

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Updated 08/12/2013

These release notes provide additional guidance for SolarWinds Virtualization Manager v6.0.

You can no longer upgrade on Windows. All versions prior to v5.1 and all Windows versions of Virtualization Manager have entered the End-Of-Life (EOL) cycle. View the SolarWinds EOL Policy online.

SolarWinds provides a migration tool to help transition from both older virtual appliances and Windows installations to Virtualization Manager 6.0

As of SolarWinds Virtualization Manager v5.0, the licensing restrictions have changed. If you have exceeded your license count or trial period, you will not be able to enable schedules or upgrade. However, you will be able to edit and save data sources.

Upgrading your Virtualization Manager Appliance

If in upgrading your virtual appliance with this release you encounter a problem with the Orion Web Console loading the Virtualization integration resources, then consult this KB article.

New Features and Improvements

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager v6.0 includes the following new features and improvements:

Note:A “datastore” now refers to a VMWare datastore, Hyper-V local storage, or Hyper-V cluster shared volumes (CSV) that clusters, hosts, and VMs can be assigned to share.Improved Charting in Performance Analyzer

Facilitates customizing dashboard organization.

  • Virtualization Manager Integration into Orion Web Console

    Presents in Orion platform resources for VM host, VM, and datastore related data (as categories within Virtualization tab), and provides navigation from Orion Web Console to Virtuatlization Manager dashboards and reports.

    Note:: You can integrate only one virtual appliance with one Orion platform product.

  • Statistics on Hyper-V Storage

    Collects performance and capacity information about clusters, hosts, and VMs.

  • Resizable Widgets

    Facilitates customizing dashboard organization.

  • Improved the charting in Performance Analyzer Improved speed for collection, GUI and capacity planning

Fixed Issues

Release 6.0

Issue Case Number
Addresses inaccuracy of IOPs statistics for clusters.

 

313951
Resolves issue with loading content into a dashboard.

 

423418
Fixes a problem with retrieving system details at login.

 

416795
Removes duplicate accounts when using LDAP authentication to create new accounts.

 

454608
Restores full functionality to On-Demand Reporting.

 

430910, 464371
Fixes an issue in which a scheduled report fails to load after upgrade (5.1.X to 6.0)

 

501411

Fixes an issue in which different values are shown for clusters' component values vs. standalone host IOPs.

313951

Resolves the issue in which, if you use a cron job to schedule a report, you must also specify seconds.

-

Resolves conflict that blocked scheduling reports to run again on a day when they have already been scheduled to Run Once.

-
Fixes discrepancy with license count as displayed on Licensing page and VMs in dashboards.

 

441977
Fixes CentOS security holes detected in Qualys scan that Nessus Security scan failed to detect.

 

400945
Fixes an issue in which an incomplete list of VMs were displaying in an alert.

 

386445
Addresses an issue with chart sizing.

 

NA
Fixes an AD user integration issue.

 

368727, 373706
Fixes E-mail Alerts issue with multiple address separated by semicolon.

 

334333
"Select All" added to node selection on Report views. 352654
Fixes an issue with federated collectors failing to initialize.

 

380710
Partially handles impact on reporting performance related to non-conventionally named LUNs in VMWare.

 

296601

Open Issues

Issue Case Number
Entering login credentials for VMWare and Hyper-V slightly differ and cause confusion. See this KB article for details. -
Node details for Hyper-V VM always shows zero latency in Storage sub-view.

 

-
Annontations field is empty.

 

407390
Cluster IOPs are inaccurate.

 

313951

Administration site inaccessbile with IE10.

-

Timestamps are saved in local time and will not respect time zone changes made to the appliance.

-

After a trend report is run, the results are only available in Report Results.

-

If a federated collector is polling a vCenter server behind a firewall, then Virtualization Manager cannot validate the data source.

-

Scheduled Reports may not respect the time selected when the job is saved.

-

Read and write latency and IOPs data sometimes cannot be seen.

-

The consumption chart widget reports incorrect value for Days Remaining after a threshold is reached.

-

An edge case exists in the Capacity Planner where a negative capacity remaining value can incorrectly indicate that more VMs can be accommodated.

-

SolarWinds End of Life Policy

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager versions 5.0 and below are no longer supported. Customers on those older versions should transition to version 5.1 or above.

View the SolarWinds EOL Policy online.

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