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Virtualization Manager 7.0 Release Notes

Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by Lori Krell on Mar 06, 2017

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Last updated: 12/12/2016

These release notes describe the new features, improvements, and fixed issues in this release. They also provide information about upgrades and describe work-arounds for known issues.

For requirements, see the VMAN 7.0 and VIM 7.0 recommended system requirements.

New features and improvements

Read this section for descriptions of the new features and improvements VMAN and VIM offer in this release.

Recommendations

When VMAN identifies a way to optimize VM resources for active and potential issues, it makes a recommendation for one click optimization. Recommendations display in the Orion Web Console with a description for optimizing your network, and provides a series of steps you can apply immediately with a button click or schedule at a later time.

  • Balance the virtual environment for optimal performance. You can spread load over hosts, which optimizes the performance for all virtual machines.
  • Optimize capacity. Virtualization Manager predicts when you will run out of resources on virtualization entities, so you can plan in advance when you have to assign new resources.
  • Predict possible future performance and capacity issues based on past trends.

readmore_icon.pngRead more about Recommendations.

Web based License Manager

Easily add, activate, and manage Orion product licenses through the web-based License Manager. Accessing the License Manager on your main polling engine, you can monitor and update full product and evaluation licenses for your main poller, additional pollers, additional web servers, stackable pollers, and high availability pools all through one page. The License Manager also provides automatic online and offline modes for managing licenses. Add and manage evaluations with ease, including HA.

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Other improvements

  • Various performance improvements and security fixes

New customer installation

For information about installing Virtualization Manager, see the Virtualization Manager Installation Guide and the VMAN Getting Started Guide.

When installing the VMAN 7.0 appliance on VMware vSphere 6.5 using the VMAN .ova, you need to upgrade the vSphere hardware version to the latest version. See this vSphere article for version details. You may receive errors until the hardware version is updated.

Before you upgrade!

If you are upgrading from a previous version, be aware of the following considerations: 

  • When upgrading or installing VMAN 7.0 on VMware vSphere 6.5 using the VMAN .ova, you need to upgrade the vSphere hardware version to the latest version. See this vSphere article for version details. You may receive errors until the hardware version is updated.
  • VMAN 7.0 requires Orion Platform 2016.2, NPM 12.0.1, SAM 6.3, NCM 7.5.1. VIM 7.0 released with VMAN 7.0 includes Orion 2016.2. You must upgrade to Orion Platform 2016.2 products to upgrade to VMAN 7.0.
  • VMAN 7.0 no longer supports the VMware vSphere plug in.
  • For VMAN integrated with the Orion Web Console, you need to upgrade to VIM 7.0. Regardless of your installed Orion product version (such as NPM 12.0.1 or SAM 6.3), you should run the VIM 7.0 upgrade. This upgrade includes additional feature additions and fixed issues.

    You can find the VIM 7.0 installer zipped with the full VMAN 7.0 download in the Customer Portal (not a separate download).

  • Be aware that due to changes in group limitations in the Orion Platform, there was a change in the behavior of  group limitations applied on virtualization entities. The new behavior is more restrictive than the previous one.

    If there are entities of different types in one group (Clusters, Hosts, VMs), their hierarchy is taken into consideration. This means that, for example, hosts will be visible if they are not restricted by the parent cluster, and the same applies for VMs and their parent hosts. The visible subset of the environment depends on an intersection of limitations applied on different virtualization entity types.

    Consider the new default behavior when you configure group limitations in Orion.

  • Orion Platform 2016.1 and later no longer supports OS Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2, 2008, 2008 SP2, and 2008 R2 without SP1.
  • If you have written your own code for the Orion Web Console, such as changing SolarWinds .css files or adding .js files, it may be overwritten with the upgrade. You can learn more about custom code in this article.
  • If you have NPM installed, make sure you have the latest version of NPM installed. NPM includes platform features to support all Orion platforms.

How to upgrade

Use the following resources for planning and upgrading:

Fixed issues

Virtualization Manager 7.0 and VIM 7.0 fix the following issues.

Case number Description

1037297

NPM not showing CUP and Memory usage for some ESXi servers

1013905

Asset tree is not loading properly

999345

List of Virtual Machines on a host not displaying the OS version for Windows 10

953038

657558

Collector Data Processor keeps crashing

951495

VCenter data is inaccurate

951394

Additional Orion Web Server VM reports do not run

908177

VM to node mapping is not using MAC if integration is enabled

916806

sinpsyesx004.intlsos.com not returning any data - duplicated datastores causing data processing to fail

898072

VCenter status unknown on the Orion Web Console

890835

IVIM schema error on APE SWIS log

885008

Polling Engine Details page shows absolute value of jobs count instead of percent

825684

Issues with vShield Manager and VMs that are natted

820300

Orion Web Server does not display

997655

Unable to start collection jobs

989236

CPU overallocation

1001589

VMAN on-demand report displaying incorrect or old data

966359

Integration issue with Datastore and VMAN

975063

VIM appliance not passing data to the Orion server

978665

SSH Server CBC Mode Ciphers enabled

978638

Vcenter status unable to poll

967710

Invalid depletion data shown on Datastore dashboard for VMAN

968708

Vcenter data not being displayed in the Orion Web Console

945034

SSL certificate changes back to default after upgrade

941086

False alerts regarding VM reboots

934585

VMAN application unable to load because postgres service will not start

918211

VMAN crashes when a secondary collector is used

920658

Host rebooting during configuration collection

913169

Blue screen on host when running the configuration wizard, when collection has started

910234

No data displayed in the "cluster.cpuMHzPeak.day" column

896552

Trend widget does not populate when "multi-trend" mode is enabled

893378

VMAN stops working after upgrade to vSphere 6.0

891270

Query does not return the correct number of VMs when searching past 9 days

884311

Intermittent collection

873270

Mast applicance shows ActiveMQ transport "Usage Manager Memory Limit is full errors"

856868

Fatal error occurred during collection

853303

VMAN stopped polling and displaying data

422089

Virtual Machine not appearing in VMAN list

 

Orion Platform 2016.2 fixes the following issues.

Case number Description

1015439, 1017699, 1017652, 1015588, 1015552, 1015299, 1014989, 1016095, 1015662, 1016127, 1015267, 1016112, 1015219, 1016099, 1016280, 1016927, 1015177, 1015174, 1015614, 1016588, 1016630, 1016609, 1016610, 1015431, 1015014, 1015548, 1015506, 1016500, 1016384, 1016208, 1015385, 1015627, 1015516, 1015412, 1016247, 1016175, 1015390, 1015349, 1015345, 1015306, 1015749, 1015526, 1015466, 1015396, 1015561, 1015783, 1015356, 1015647, 1015661, 1015564, 1015571, 1015595, 1015570, 1015652, 1015606, 1015061, 1015380, 1015424, 1015454, 1015460, 1015364, 1015457, 1015413, 1015016, 1015386, 1014969, 1015261, 
1043147, 1016982,

1008932

The Worldwide Map resource displays without the Mapquest notifications.

920560, 1013825, 1052808, 
1048941, 
1020501


Alert actions trigger when you choose to alert only when multiple objects meet the trigger conditions at the same time.
1003653, 1011487, 1005787 You can open the Orion Web Console shortcut as a non-administrator.
1012549, 1040462, 1042804 You can edit multiple nodes' properties without impacting the saved SNMP v3 credentials.
1003918

The Top CPU by Percent resource shows data for Cisco ASR 9010 devices.

1005743 Custom SQL filters are not case sensitive.
1003655, 1000374

The Configuration Wizard installs all services and the Orion Web Console loads after an upgrade.

1000843

Menu bars are not sent when emailing a report as HTML.

990493, 1039347 Duplicate and edit alerts with reset actions.
978248

You can view graphs in scheduled reports after you configure the Orion Web Console for SSL.

1029471, 1037482 Restrict access to areas of the menu bar and views.
956237

You can select Default for Object type in Network Atlas.

950265

Filter the "Top XX Volumes by Disk Space Used" resource by caption.

873578, 861900

Improved how charts and graphs are displayed in the PDF output of reports.

1016211, 1004847, 1009082, 993024, 100588, 1012554 Improved upgrading with saved SNMP v3 credentials.
1003240 Top navigation menu in NOC views does not overlap with the view content.
992570, 1038932, 1025297 When integrating SolarWinds products with ServiceNow, alerts generate correctly without object reference errors.
1045304, 1015785 The Orion Web Console does not hang when managing alerts or alert maintenance.
989718, 1000003, 1003398, 1008094, 1015258, 1038560, 994777, 1004330, 843652

Send multiple reports at the same time and send reports that were copied and modified from another report without errors.

1028086, 1005787, 1003653, 1011487, 1016920 You can install and open the Orion Web Console from the shortcut without the following error: "The credentials supplied to the package were not recognized."
1020916 Web pages sent through the Email A Web Page alert action are sent as a PDF to preserve the same styling and appearance as in your browser. 
1012349 Use the "Time of Day" and "Hour of Day" options to restrict the report to business hours.
1015855 Improved the UI around the Time of Day portion of alert actions.

 

Known issues

Localization translations to German and Japanese may require modifications.

Issue: Some items in the user interface for German and Japanese language translations may require changes or additions.

Work-around: All localization items requiring edits will be completed in a later release.

Memory allocation recommendations for VMware do not trigger.

Issue: The Recommendations Strategy for VM Right Sizing Optimizations: Under-allocation does not apply to VMware virtual machines for memory. Recommendations for VMware VMs will not trigger for under-allocated memory issues (active or predictive).

Work-around: A resolution will be provided at a later time to correctly trigger these recommendations.

Recommendation filtering from a resource link loads all recommendations.

Issue: Selecting a link for a specific or group filtered recommendation through a resource loads all recommendations in the Recommendations page.

Work-around: A resolution will be provided at a later time. When selected, the link will filter recommendations to only display the selected specific or grouped recommendation(s).

 

End of support

For information about supported versions of SolarWinds products, see this article.

This version of Virtualization Manager no longer supports the following software:

Type Software
Operating systems

Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2

Windows Server 2008, 2008 SP2, 2008 R2 without SP

Web browsers Internet Explorer versions 8, 9, and 10
VMware tool vSphere plug in

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