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.
Read this section for descriptions of the new features and improvements VMAN and VIM offer in this release.
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.
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.
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.
If you are upgrading from a previous version, be aware of the following considerations:
You can find the VIM 7.0 installer zipped with the full VMAN 7.0 download in the Customer Portal (not a separate download).
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.
Use the following resources for planning and upgrading:
Each guide includes checklists and instructions to help you plan and execute your upgrade.
Virtualization Manager 7.0 and VIM 7.0 fix the following issues.
|NPM not showing CUP and Memory usage for some ESXi servers|
|Asset tree is not loading properly|
|List of Virtual Machines on a host not displaying the OS version for Windows 10|
|Collector Data Processor keeps crashing|
|VCenter data is inaccurate|
|Additional Orion Web Server VM reports do not run|
|VM to node mapping is not using MAC if integration is enabled|
|sinpsyesx004.intlsos.com not returning any data - duplicated datastores causing data processing to fail|
|VCenter status unknown on the Orion Web Console|
|IVIM schema error on APE SWIS log|
|Polling Engine Details page shows absolute value of jobs count instead of percent|
|Issues with vShield Manager and VMs that are natted|
|Orion Web Server does not display|
|Unable to start collection jobs|
|VMAN on-demand report displaying incorrect or old data|
|Integration issue with Datastore and VMAN|
|VIM appliance not passing data to the Orion server|
|SSH Server CBC Mode Ciphers enabled|
|Vcenter status unable to poll|
|Invalid depletion data shown on Datastore dashboard for VMAN|
|Vcenter data not being displayed in the Orion Web Console|
|SSL certificate changes back to default after upgrade|
|False alerts regarding VM reboots|
|VMAN application unable to load because postgres service will not start|
|VMAN crashes when a secondary collector is used|
|Host rebooting during configuration collection|
|Blue screen on host when running the configuration wizard, when collection has started|
|No data displayed in the "cluster.cpuMHzPeak.day" column|
|Trend widget does not populate when "multi-trend" mode is enabled|
|VMAN stops working after upgrade to vSphere 6.0|
|Query does not return the correct number of VMs when searching past 9 days|
|Mast applicance shows ActiveMQ transport "Usage Manager Memory Limit is full errors"|
|Fatal error occurred during collection|
|VMAN stopped polling and displaying data|
|Virtual Machine not appearing in VMAN list|
Orion Platform 2016.2 fixes the following issues.
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,
|The Worldwide Map resource displays without the Mapquest notifications.|
920560, 1013825, 1052808,
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.|
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.
Menu bars are not sent when emailing a report as HTML.
|990493, 1039347||Duplicate and edit alerts with reset actions.|
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.|
You can select Default for Object type in Network Atlas.
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.|
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.
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.
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).
For information about supported versions of SolarWinds products, see this article.
This version of Virtualization Manager no longer supports the following 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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