Dell Foglight™ for Capacity Management 5.6.15

Developed for Foglight Management Server 5.7.1

Release Notes

February 2015


Contents

Welcome to Foglight for Capacity Management

New in this Release

Resolved Issues and Enhancements

Known Issues

Upgrade and Compatibility

System Requirements

Product Licensing

Getting Started with Foglight for Capacity Management

About Dell 

 


Welcome to 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. 

 


New in this Release

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.

 


Resolved Issues and Enhancements

The following is a list of issues addressed and enhancements implemented in this release.

General

Defect ID

Resolved Issue

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.

 

 


Known Issues

These are no known issues specific to Foglight for Capacity Management found to exist at the time of this release.

 


System Requirements 

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
  • CPU: 2-way 2.4 GHz
  • Processors: 1 dual core or 2 single core processors
  • IO: 7.5K RPM, 40 GB or greater
Memory 4 GB
Hard Disk Space 20 MB for Foglight for Capacity Management
Additional Software none required

 


Upgrade and Compatibility 

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.

To upgrade to the latest version of Foglight for Capacity Management:

For more information, see the Foglight Upgrade Guide.

 

 


Product Licensing

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:

  1. On the navigation panel, under Dashboards, click Administration > Setup & Support > Manage Licenses.
  2. Click Install.
  3. In the Install License dialog box, click Browse.
  4. In the file browser that appears, specify the location of the license file.
  5. In the Install License dialog box, click Install License.

 


Getting Started with Foglight for Capacity Management

Contents of the Release Package

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:

Installation Instructions

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.

To install the cartridge file:

After installing the cartridge file, the following cartridges appear on the list of installed cartridges:

For more information, see the Administration and Configuration Help.

Additional Resources

Additional information is available from the following:

Globalization 

This section contains information about installing and operating this product in non-English configurations, such as those needed by customers outside of North America. This section does not replace the materials about supported platforms and configurations found elsewhere in the product documentation.

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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