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Virtualization Manager 8.1 Release Notes

 

Last updated: 12-4-2017

These release notes describe the new features, improvements, and fixed issues in the Virtualization Manager (VMAN) 8.1 release. They also provide information about upgrades and describe workarounds for known issues.

New features and improvements

Capacity Planning

New and improved, Capacity Planning is now available in the Orion Web Console.

When planning your virtual environment infrastructure, resources, and allocation, you may need help determining when you need to expand and how much you need to expand by. Capacity Planning provides a scenario wizard which helps you create and test configurations on-the-fly or intensively after deep consideration of your environment’s performance history, new system needs, and currently available resources.

Run a check up on your environment’s currently used resources and predict when you’ll need to start adding more hosts to keep up with your current rate of resource consumption. Simulate adding any number of VMs of different types to see how many more your current environment is prepared for, or simulate adding hosts to see how many VMs you’ll be prepared to handle. Or do both. Each scenario generates a report with detailed usage statistics covering predicted resource consumption and recommendations for meeting future needs.

Cloud Infrastructure Monitoring for Azure environments

The SolarWinds Orion Platform's Cloud Infrastructure Monitoring feature now provides visibility into Microsoft Azure VMs so you can monitor and administer hybrid and cloud environments that include both Azure VMs and Amazon Web Services (AWS) instances, along with attached volumes.

The Orion Platform polls cloud services for metrics used to track availability, performance, applications, and more for instances/VMs and attached volumes. Examples of data gathered via polling include status, storage capacity, memory usage, and IP addresses. After collecting cloud resource status and metrics, the Orion Platform compiles data so you can: 

  • Display a consolidated view of on-premises, hybrid, and cloud systems in the Orion Web Console.
  • Monitor and manage an entire infrastructure with Orion Platform tools.
  • Track the overall health of a system, as well as individual resources, for auditing purposes.

» Read more about Cloud Infrastructure Monitoring.

New customer 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 8.1 fixes the following issues.

Case number Description

1253422

1240702

Configuration wizard failure during an upgrade on systems with an outdated VIM.Common.Settings.json file.

1180259

Broken links in the IO Utilization resource: IOPS Total, IOPS Read, IOPS Write, Latency Total, Latency Read, and Latency Write.

 

Known issues

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.

 

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