Dell Foglight™ for Automation 5.6.3.3

Developed for Foglight Management Server 5.7.5

Release Notes

September 2016


Contents

Welcome to Foglight for Automation

New in this Release

Resolved Issues and Enhancements

Known Issues

Upgrade and Compatibility

System Requirements

Product Licensing

Getting Started with Foglight for Automation

About Dell

 


Welcome to Foglight for Automation

Foglight for Automation provides you with the tools to automate virtual environment management. With Foglight for Automation you can control virtual resources by designing and executing workflows that implement custom business logic. The Workflow Studio, which is a module of Foglight for Automation, runs the visual environment where you can design workflows.

 

These Release Notes cover the resolved issues, known issues, workarounds, and other important information about the 5.6.3.3 release of Foglight for Automation. Review all sections before starting the installation.

 


New in this Release

This 5.6.3.3 release of Foglight for Automation accompanies the release of Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition 8.5. It does not include any new features. 

 


Resolved Issues and Enhancements

This 5.6.3.3 release of Foglight for Automation accompanies the release of Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition 8.5. It does not include any resolved issues.

 


Known Issues

The following is a list of issues known to exist at the time of this release.

 

Defect ID

Known Issue

N/A

Workflow automation is not supported in High Availability (HA) environments
When a vFoglight Management Server that is running in High Availability mode fails over, all in-progress tasks fail and are unrecoverable by the system. There is no workaround available for this issue.

N/A

Workflow automation is not supported on Federation Master Servers
vFoglight workflow automation should not be installed and must not be used on the Federation Master because active tasks update topology objects, which is not permitted on the Federation Master. Workflow automation may be installed and used on the Federated Child(ren) as normal.

N/A

Unbounded Threads
When an automated task completes, an associated thread is released and all resources (such as memory) are returned to the system. It is possible to create an automated task which contains an action that waits for an event that never happens (example: get email) In this case, the thread is never released and continues to consume resources of the system. If enough such automated tasks are initiated and not released, the automation system, in theory, can consume all available resources and cannot be stopped.

VCON-337

The FAQs tab on the main Automation dashboard is empty.
The FAQs tab has been removed for this release.

 


Upgrade and Compatibility

For information about upgrading Foglight for Automation to version 5.6.3.3, see the Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition Upgrade Guide.

 


System Requirements

See the Foglight System Requirements and Platform Support Guide for information about system requirements.

Final Browser Support Notice

Support for the Internet Explorer (IE) 6 browser has been discontinued.

 


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 the Cartridge for Infrastructure), others may require an additional license.

 

Foglight for Automation is covered by the Foglight for Virtualization Enterprise license. A separate additional license may be required for installation in the base Foglight product.

 

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 Automation

Contents of the Release Package

The Foglight for Automation release package contains the following:

  1. Cartridge for Automation version 5.6.3.3 (Automation-Core_5_6_3_3.car)
  2. Product Documentation, including:

Installation Instructions

See the Foglight Administration and Configuration Guide for cartridge installation instructions.

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.

 


About Dell

Dell listens to customers and delivers worldwide innovative technology, business solutions and services they trust and value. For more information, visit www.software.dell.com.

Contacting Dell

For sales or other inquiries, visit http://software.dell.com/company/contact-us.aspx or call 1-949-754-8000.

Technical Support Resources

Technical support is available to customers who have purchased Dell software with a valid maintenance contract and to customers who have trial versions. To access the Support Portal, go to http://software.dell.com/support/.

The Support Portal provides self-help tools you can use to solve problems quickly and independently, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In addition, the portal provides direct access to product support engineers through an online Service Request system.

The site enables you to:

 


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