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Virtualization Manager version 6.3 and Integrated Virtual Infrastructure Monitor (IVIM) version 2.1 Release Notes

Updated 06/02/2015

These release notes provide guidance for SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN) version 6.3 and Integrated Virtual Infrastructure Monitor (IVIM) v2.1 Release.

All versions before 6.0 and all Windows versions of Virtualization Manager have entered the End-Of-Life (EOL) cycle. View the SolarWinds EOL Policy online.

To determine the correct upgrade path to follow, see this KB article.

As of SolarWinds VMAN version 6.2, the license you have to apply to your product consists of two parts. For detailed instructions about applying the license, see the License Management in Virtualization Manager version 6.2 KB article.

As of SolarWinds VMAN version 6.2, data collection through SSH is removed. Instead of SSH data collection, use the per virtual disk graphs. For the list of graphs that are affected by the removal of SSH data collection, see this KB article.

Important: If you own SolarWinds SAM or SolarWinds NPM, and upgrade them to the latest version, you must also upgrade VMAN to version 6.3 to avoid compatibility issues. The latest version of SolarWinds SAM is version 6.2.1. The latest version of SolarWinds NPM is 11.5.2. For more information, see the related KB article.

Upgrading your VMAN Appliance and IVIM

You can upgrade to Virtualization ManagerVMAN version 6.3 from Virtualization Manager version 6.0 or later.
You can upgrade to standalone IVIM version 2.1 from IVIM version 2.0.
 

For more information about the upgrade paths and compatibility of SolarWinds products, see Compatibility of SolarWinds Orion Products for Installation and Upgrade.

New Features and Improvements

VMAN version 6.3 and Integrated Virtual Infrastructure Monitor (IVIM) 2.1 include the following new features and improvements:

  • New management actions in the Orion Web Console
    • Ability to migrate a virtual machine to a different host
    • Ability to migrate virtual machine disks to a different datastore or shared cluster volume
    • Ability to change the memory and CPU resources allocated to a virtual machine
    • Ability to delete a virtual machine
    • Ability to unregister virtual machine in a VMware environment
  • Virtualization sprawl management actions in the Orion Web Console
    • Add or remove CPU
    • Add or remove RAM
    • Delete virtual machines
    • Delete orphaned VMDKs
    • Delete snapshots
    • Power off virtual machines
  • Ability to perform VM management actions directly from the resources on the VM Sprawl page.
  • New Orion alert actions that can be performed on virtual machines when an alert is triggered. The available actions include the following:
    • Moving a VM to a different host or storage
    • Managing the snapshots of a VM
    • Managing the power state of a VM
    • Changing the resource allocation of a VM
  • New virtualization resources in the Orion Web Console providing information about virtualization alerts, potential virtualization issues, orphaned VMDKs, and recommendations for improved performance and optimal capacity.

Fixed Issues

Issue Case Number
Issue with receiving host sample data from the vCenter. 731946
VM memory swap alerts show different results in Virtualization Manager and SAM. 769910
Volume polling fails on certain operating systems if the integration with Virtualization Manager is enabled. 753891, 762190, 765830, 766553, 774932, 777699
When multiple monitored nodes share similar device IDs, the Component Volumes resource on the Storage subview of a node displays duplicate entries. -
Virtual machines trigger extraneous notifications which result in MSQM flooding and decreased performance. 771114
Virtualization Manager reports high memory utilization. -

Known Issues

Issue Case Number
The Node Details resource in IVIM displays the number of CPUs as 0. 388019
Issue with proxy settings when connecting to a VMware host. 218690
Consumption widget displays incorrect information after a resource reaches an outage threshold. 232503
Reports are not saved when the number of columns exceeds 256. 362153
Scheduled reports are saved with an earlier time stamp. 395429
Search containing values with dashes returns incorrect results. 390471
Alert records do not get cleared after the alert is disabled. 530770
Issue with IOPS graphs: certain sample values collected by VMware sample jobs are invalid. 543283, 636070
Issue with the Host partition storage free space alert on ESX volumes. 629903, 630051
Notification about an expired IVIM license is displayed even if NPM or SAM is fully licensed. 750740
Issue with alert actions being triggered twice. The issue occurs when editing an existing alert and changing the alert action, but it does not occur if only the alert condition is edited. -

SolarWinds End of Life Policy

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager versions 5.1.1 and below are no longer supported. Customers on those versions should transition to version 6.0 or above.

View the SolarWinds EOL Policy online.

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