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For all customers with active maintenance on Virtualization Manager through 7/1/2014, VMAN 6.1 RC2 bits can be downloaded from your Customer Portal and installation instructions can be found in the attached PDF. Please read these instructions carefully before proceeding. Note that Release Candidates are fully tested and supported releases and are suitable to be run in production. 6.1 RC2 can be run as an upgrade from 6.1 RC1, as well as from 6.0 or 6.0.1 installs. If you have problems with the RC, you can file a ticket with Support just as you would for any other Generally Available (GA) version.

 

I look forward to your feedback on the RC in the VMAN RC Forum!  To get acquainted with the new features in 6.1, reference this blog post on Beta 3. For information on the 6.1 Beta 1, reference this Product Blog post on Thwack! If you’d like to arrange a call with me to discuss this version of VMAN, or anything else related to SolarWinds or VMAN, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

 

VMan 6.1 RC 2 is cumulative with 6.1 RC1, 6.1 Betas, 6.0.1 HotFixes and provides support for dramatically improved functionality VMAN data inside the Orion integration with NPM & SAM:

  • Account Limitations (Role-based Access Control)
  • Baselining (aka Dynamic Thresholds) for VMs, Hosts, Clusters, and Datastores
  • Alerting
  • Reporting
  • Hyper-V Clusters
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements

 

Fixes included in 6.1 RC2 (differences from RC1):

  • 326000 – For a user with an account limitation on a single cluster or a group of clusters, the storage tab under the Cluster Details page was not visible. This issue has been addressed. The only exception is when there are no hosts under a cluster; the storage tab will still be unavailable. This is by design.
  • 327167 – In certain situations, IP addresses for VMs on a Hyper-V host were being misinterpreted on the Orion side. In Orion, this could have potentially resulted in missing nodes to VMs associations. Without this resolution, it would have required a manual update to the IP address field on the “Add Node” page in Orion. This is no longer necessary.
  • 328316 – When a Hyper-V VM is in off-critical state, no data for the Hyper-V server was available on the Orion side. This has been addressed.
  • 328844 – Data sent from VMAN to Orion did not pass correct time-zone information to Orion.  Depending on the Orion time-zone, this could have resulted in incorrect time data to be stored in the database. This would have caused incorrect details to be displayed on various resources and charts. VMAN passes correct time-zone information to Orion now.
  • Other miscellaneous internal-only fixes

Mobile Admin 8.1 released last week and includes support for a bunch of new features. See this blog post for details. In summary, Mobile Admin 8.1 added:

 

  • Overhauled Remote Desktop (RDP) including support for Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8
  • iOS 7 Support
  • Better SolarWinds Orion integration including:
    • Orion Events
    • Alert Filtering
  • Updated service support:
    • Exchange 2013
    • BackupExec 2012
    • SCOM 2012
  • FIPS Compatibility
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements

I wanted to let you know that a new Storage Manager 5.6 Release Candidate is now available.  If you are interested, please fill out the survey.

Some of the improvements to Storage Manager 5.6 include:

  • A completely new back-end database - MySQL has now been replaced with MariaDB
  • IBM SVC - Added Average Read and Write Transfer Size performance metrics
  • Improved default memory settings for the Storage Manager server
  • Improved preservation of Storage Manager Server configuration files on upgrades
  • Improved Storage Manager Server-Storage Manager Agent communication and status
  • A significant amount of bug fixes and stability improvements including:
    • Improvement in STM polling and database locks
    • Specific fixes for IBM DS 6K/8K, EMC VMAX, IBM SVC, and VMware
    • And much more!

In case you missed it over in the Product Blog, Mobile Admin v8.0 is now available! Full details about the changes in this release are available over in this blog post: Mobile Admin for NPM, SAM and More!

 

Existing customers should check out the Customer Portal for the download. Everyone should definitely check out the Free Trial.

In case you missed it over in the Product Blog, Storage Manager v5.3 is now available! Full details about the changes in this release are available over in this blog post: Storage Manager 5.3 - EMC Isilon and New Device Wizards for Big Data, Fun, and Profit

 

Existing customers should check out the Customer Portal for the download. Everyone should definitely check out the Free Trial.

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