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Virtualization Manager 6.2 Release Notes

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

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Updated 02/24/2015

These release notes provide guidance for SolarWinds Virtualization Manager v6.2 Release.

You can no longer upgrade on Windows. All versions prior to v6.0 and all Windows versions of Virtualization Manager have entered the End-Of-Life (EOL) cycle. View the SolarWinds EOL Policy online.

To determine the correct upgrade path you need to follow, see this KB article.

As of SolarWinds Virtualization Manager v6.2, the license you have to apply to your product consists of two parts. For detailed instructions about applying the license, see the License Management in Virtualization Manager version 6.2 KB article.

As of SolarWinds Virtualization Manager v6.2, data collection through SSH is removed. Instead of SSH data collection, use the per virtual disk graphs. For the list of graphs that are affected by the removal of SSH data collection, see this KB article.

Upgrading your Virtualization Manager Appliance

You can upgrade to Virtualization Manager v6.2 from Virtualization Manager v6.0 or later.

New Features and Improvements

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager v6.2 and Integrated Virtual Infrastructure Monitor (IVIM) 2.0 include the following new features and improvements:

  • Standalone Virtualization module on the Orion platform.
  • AppStack Environment view in the Orion web console, providing visibility into the relations existing between the different entities on your network.

    The AppStack Environment view is available in the following versions of Orion platform products:

    • Storage Resource Monitor (SRM) 6.0
    • Integrated Virtual Infrastructure Monitor (IVIM) 2.0
    • Server & Application Monitor (SAM) 6.2
    • Web Performance Monitor (WPM) 2.2
    If you own two or more of the listed products, AppStack will not function properly unless each product is upgraded to the previously listed versions. However, older versions of products that do not yet support AppStack also show up in AppStack.
  • Better visibility into the storage infrastructure in the Orion web console through the integration with Storage Resource Monitor.
  • Enhanced integration between Virtualization Manager and IVIM.
  • Ability to perform virtualization power and snapshot management actions directly from the Orion web console.
  • Ability to monitor the hardware health of nodes in the Orion web console.
  • New virtualization resources in IVIM.
  • Improved indication of virtual machine statuses in the Orion web console.
  • New setting to control the content creation rights of non-administrator users.
  • New virtualization alert and IVIM resource utilizing the co-stop counter information of VMware VMs, available for API version 5.0 and later.
  • Support for the vCenter Server Appliance.
  • Support for IPv6 addresses on the Virtualization Manager user interface.
  • Security fixes and improvements.
  • Improved notifications in Virtualization Manager, including notifications about Orion integration, license status, and default admin password status.

Fixed Issues

Issue Case Number
Virtual hosts are not linked properly to Orion nodes. 666113, 735396, 706484, 676201
Host to vCenter mapping does not work correctly. 712659
ESX host is displayed as down even when it is running. 333590, 395330
Dashboard reports are created with incorrect time frames. 566645
Labels cannot be removed from Virtualization Manager. 694726
No latency information is collected for Hyper-V CSV datastores. -
Issues with local datastores. 630786, 677971
The alert history of configuration items gets cleared incorrectly. 642124
Incorrect information is displayed in Virtualization Manager about connected media devices. 576193
Issue with data segments not being displayed on Virtualization Manager charts. 585989
Incorrect values are displayed as VM Tools status. 610075
When multiple trends are added to a widget, a flat line is displayed for some trends. 621536
Sorting on the Trend widget does not work properly. 621811
Issues with filtering results by VMware Tools status in Virtualization Manager. 625185, 625346
The fitment widget report does not work with custom Resource Containers. 619730

Open Issues

Issue Case Number
Issue with receiving host sample data from the vCenter. 731946
ESX hosts and vCenter are not polled after an upgrade. 743550
Vmms.exe periodically crashes during a configuration collection job. -
Issue with proxy settings when connecting to a VMware host. 218690
Consumption widget displays incorrect information after a resource reaches an outage threshold. 232503
Reports are not saved when the number of columns exceeds 256. 362153
Scheduled reports are saved with an earlier time stamp. 395429
Search containing values with dashes returns incorrect results. 390471
Alert records do not get cleared after the alert is disabled. 530770
The Node Details resource in IVIM displays the number of CPUs as 0. 388019
Issue with IOPS graphs: certain sample values collected by VMware sample jobs are invalid. 543283, 636070
Issue with the Host partition storage free space alert on ESX volumes. 629903, 630051
Discrepancy between the file sizes represented in Virtualization Manager and the vSphere client. The actual file size is visible in the vSphere client. -
Notification about an expired IVIM license is displayed even if NPM or SAM is fully licensed. 750740
After upgrading to version 6.2, the integration between Virtualization Manager and the Orion server stops working. Refer to KB6214 to resolve this issue. -

SolarWinds End of Life Policy

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager versions 5.1.1 and below are no longer supported. Customers on those versions should transition to version 6.0 or above.

View the SolarWinds EOL Policy online.

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