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Virtualization Manager 8.3 Release Notes

 

 

Last updated: September 18, 2018

These release notes describe new features, improvements, and fixed issues in the Virtualization Manager (VMAN) 8.3 release. They also provide information about upgrades and describe workarounds for known issues.

SolarWinds Orion Installer for installing Orion Platform 2018.2 already includes the Orion Platform 2018.2 Hotfix 1.

New features and improvements

vSAN monitoring

Virtualization Manager now monitors VMware vSAN cluster information. If you're using VMware vSAN, monitoring is enabled automatically once you upgrade to 8.3. vSAN information is surfaced in cluster details and other summary views.

vSAN monitoring comes with new widgets for use in your views and works with PerfStack so that you can compare vSAN data alongside your other collected metrics.

Examples of monitored information include the amount of storage used and available, whether or not a resynchronization is in progress for any virtual hosts, and how much storage space the de-duplication and compression feature is saving you.

Learn more about vSAN monitoring with VMAN

 

Container monitoring

This release adds support for basic container monitoring, supporting Docker, Kubernetes and Apache Mesos environments.

Learn more about Container monitoring

 

Custom Properties

Three new object types are now available for creating Custom Properties in the Orion Web Console: Virtual Machines, Virtual Hosts, and Virtual Datastores.

 

Recommendations in Orion Maps

You can now see recommendations for VMAN-monitored elements in Orion Maps.

New user installation

For information about installing Virtualization Manager, see the Orion Installer and Virtualization Manager Installation Guide. After installation, use the VMAN Getting Started Guide to get started fast.

How to upgrade

For a detailed upgrade walkthrough, see the VMAN Upgrade Guide.

Fixed issues

VMAN 8.3 fixes the following issues:

Case number Description
1283695

Resources that would not load with the message "There was an error rendering with Problems" now load properly.

00049838

The MSMQ message queue should no longer become backed up during message processing.

1287723

VMAN will now prioritize mapping virtual machines and hosts to nodes on the same polling engine as a parent node of the virtual machine or host in question, preventing previously incorrect IP address mappings and addressing an issue where in some cases, VMAN monitoring for VMware ESX hosts and vCenters may have polled an incorrect host device due to incorrect IP address mapping.

00055971 The "Virtual Disks and Related Storage Infrastructure" report now reports the correct drive letters in cases where there are a large number of virtual disks.
00058364

Capacity Planning Reports trend accuracy has been improved.


Known issues

 

Issue: AppStack data for a vCenter may in some cases be displayed incorrectly when the vCenter is deployed as a virtual machine under an ESXi host that is monitored by the same vCenter.

 

Issue: A false "VM rebooted" alert may trigger after a VM is moved to another host by vMotion.

 

Issue: In some cases, Hardware health data may still be polled for vCenters, ESX hosts, or HyperV hosts that are no longer managed by VMAN, triggering alerts even for hosts that are no longer managed.

 

Issue: In some cases, Hardware Health polling may sometimes cause Orion database deadlocks.

 

Issue: Dashboards in the VMAN appliance may disappear after migrating from an older (pre 7.1) appliance to a newer appliance (8.0 or newer).

Work-around: See this KB article.

 

Issue: Enabling Collection Schedules for a datasource may result in an "unable to connect" error in cases where a large number of credentials are stored in the VMAN appliance.

 

Issue: Currently running trend reports aren't shown in the "Report Schedules" tab. However, reports are still successfully executed and available for download in the "Report Results" tab once completed.

 

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Previous release notes

View Documentation for previous versions of Virtualization Manager (VMAN).

 

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