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Virtualization Manager 8.2.1 release notes

 

 

Last updated: May 31, 2018

These release notes describe new features, improvements, and fixed issues in the Virtualization Manager (VMAN) 8.2.1 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 feature

Orion Maps

Orion Maps is an advanced troubleshooting tool that provides a contextual and graphical portrayal of an entity and its critical relationships, including routers, switches, servers, interfaces, volumes, and groups. For VMAN, Orion Maps also includes clusters, datacenters, datastores, hosts, and virtual machines.

Improvements

Search results

Virtual objects monitored with VMAN - clusters, datacenters, datastores, hosts, and virtual machines - are now searched via the Orion Web Console's search feature and will appear in relevant search results.

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 8.2.1 fixes the following issues:

Case number Description
00070691

Reboot alerts that weren't working properly now work again.

00018282

SQL collector processes will no longer become locked.

00052417

Migration of virtual machines will no longer fail in cases where there are more than 12 hosts available for migration.

00034125

The "Top 10 VMs by Snapshot Disk Usage" report's snapshot column now accurately reports snapshot disk usage.


Known issues

 

Issue: Some resources may have trouble loading under some circumstances, resulting in an error message: "There was an error rendering with problems".

 

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, VMAN monitoring for VMware ESX hosts and vCenters may poll an incorrect host device due to incorrect IP address mapping.

 

Issue: The "Virtual Disks and Related Storage Infrastructure" report can report incorrect drive letters related to a virtual disk when a monitored virtual machine has a large number of virtual disks.

 

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 a 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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