Dell Foglight™ for Capacity Management 5.6.15
Developed for Foglight Management Server 5.7.1
Welcome to Foglight for Capacity Management
New in this Release
Resolved Issues and Enhancements
Upgrade and Compatibility
Getting Started with Foglight for Capacity Management
Planning for the addition of hosts to servers can be a challenge for IT administrators. Administrators lack the required metrics to properly forecast projected CPU, memory, network consumption, and storage requirements. Monitoring virtual machine environments with Foglight for Capacity Management simplifies the planning process and allows administrators to obtain projected and accurate metrics for virtual or physical machine capacity management.
These Release Notes cover the resolved issues, known issues, workarounds, and other important information about the 5.6.15 release of Foglight for Capacity Management. Review all sections before starting installation.
This 5.6.15 release of Foglight for Capacity Management accompanies the release of Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition 8.0. It does not include any new features.
The following is a list of issues addressed and enhancements implemented in this release.
|VFOG-8635||Errors occured when drilling down on Hyper-V clusters on the Capacity Management tab.|
|VFOG-7986||Errors were encountered when executing the createTargetResourceFromCluster() function against selected virtual center clusters.|
|VFOG-7650||Navigating to the Capacity Management tab before any data is collected results in errors being reported in the Management Server console.|
These are no known issues specific to Foglight for Capacity Management found to exist at the time of this release.
For information about system requirements for this release, see the corresponding Foglight System Requirements and Platform Support Guide.
Before installing Foglight for Capacity Management, ensure your system meets the following minimum hardware and software requirements:
|Platform|| Management Server
|Hard Disk Space||20 MB for Foglight for Capacity Management|
|Additional Software||none required|
Foglight for Virtualization EE 8.0 includes a new version of Foglight for Capacity Management 5.6.15. This new version of Foglight for Capacity Management provides new capabilities to Foglight for Virtualization EE.
Foglight for Capacity Management utilizes data collected by Foglight for VMware and Foglight for Hyper-V. While Foglight for Virtualization EE comes with Foglight for Capacity Management, Foglight for VMware, and Foglight for Hyper-V pre-installed and enabled, any installation of Foglight for Capacity Management 5.6.15 on a Foglight 5.7.1 Management Server requires Foglight for VMware 5.6.15 or Foglight for Hyper-V 5.6.15.
For more information, see the Foglight Upgrade Guide.
Foglight includes a licensing capability that restricts access to those features that are defined in the license. Any Management Server installation requires a license that grants access to server-specific parts of the browser interface and the features associated with them. Foglight cartridges are also license-protected. While some cartridges are covered by the base Foglight license (such as Foglight Agent Manager cartridges and Foglight for Infrastructure), others may require an additional license.
While Foglight for Capacity Management does not require a license, it works with the data collected by Foglight for VMware and Foglight for Hyper-V, and therefore requires that these products are installed and licensed.
To activate a trial or a purchased commercial license:
Foglight for Capacity Management 5.6.15 is a software release, and consists of the .car file required for installation on the Management Server and the necessary documentation.
The Foglight for Capacity Management release package contains the following products:
1. Foglight for Capacity Management version 5.6.15 (Capacity-Management-5_6_15.car).
2. Product Documentation, including:
Foglight for Virtualization EE 8.0 includes a new version of Foglight for Capacity Management 5.6.15. This new version of Foglight for Capacity Management is installed with Foglight for Virtualization EE 8.0. To add Foglight for Capacity Management to an existing Foglight 5.7.1 installation, install it as you would a new cartridge.
After installing the cartridge file, the following cartridges appear on the list of installed cartridges:
For more information, see the Administration and Configuration Help.
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This release is Unicode-enabled and supports any character set. In this release, all product components should be configured to use the same or compatible character encodings and should be installed to use the same locale and regional options. This release is targeted to support operations in the following regions: North America, Western Europe and Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, Far-East Asia, Japan.
This release has the following known capabilities or limitations: This release is only localized for English but does support the Unicode character set.
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