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Virtualization Manager 8.3.1 Release Notes

 

 

Last updated: December 4, 2018

These release notes describe new features, improvements, and fixed issues in the Virtualization Manager (VMAN) 8.3.1 service release. They also provide information about upgrades and describe workarounds for known issues.

VMAN 8.3.1 runs on Orion Platform version 2018.4. See the Orion Platform release notes to learn more about additional changes not listed here that affect all Orion Platform products.

Improvements

New pre-built out-of-box alert for vSAN monitoring

Use the new out-of-box alert to be alerted when your vSAN datastore is below a specific capacity threshold. Use the pre-configured values, or make a copy of the new alert to specify your own threshold.

Learn more about vSAN monitoring with VMAN

 

Centralized Upgrades

VMAN 8.3.1 supports the new Orion Installer 2.1 feature, Centralized Upgrades. Upgrade your main VMAN Orion server and all of your VMAN additional polling engines in parallel without the need to start each upgrade separately.

Learn more about Centralized Upgrades

 

Windows Server 2019 support
As part of Orion Platform version 2018.4, VMAN 8.3.1 adds support for installations on Windows Server 2019. 

See the Orion Platform requirements for more information.

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.

End of Support

VMAN 8.3.1 runs on Orion Platform version 2018.4. This version of the Orion Platform no longer supports the following platforms and features:

TYPE DETAILS
Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2 This software is no longer supported by Orion Platform 2018.4.
SQL Server 2012 This software is no longer supported by Orion Platform 2018.4.
All Active Alerts widget The legacy widget has been replaced by the updated version.

If you need to update your Orion server's version of Windows Server or SQL Server, see the migration guide for Orion Platform products. 

Fixed issues 

VMAN 8.3.1 fixes the following issues:

CASE NUMBER DESCRIPTION
00191948

VSAN monitoring is now properly available for environments using VMware vSAN 6.6.1.

00087120, 00088772, 00144295, 00146654, 00155993, 00207717, 
1188697

Hardware Health polling no longer causes Orion database deadlocks.

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Adding multiple hosts with the same IP to be monitored by different polling engines no longer shows an "IP Address is already monitored" error message.

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, performing Network Discovery on a range of nodes containing HyperV hosts may also result in child VMs of the HyperV hosts also being added as nodes in the Orion Platform.

 

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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