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.
You can upgrade to Virtualization Manager v6.2 from Virtualization Manager v6.0 or later.
SolarWinds Virtualization Manager v6.2 and Integrated Virtual Infrastructure Monitor (IVIM) 2.0 include the following new features and improvements:
The AppStack Environment view is available in the following versions of Orion platform products:
|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|
|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 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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