The VMAN 7.0 RC 2 install bits can now be downloaded from your Customer Portal.  Please note that the Release Candidates are fully tested and supported releases and are suitable to be run in production. 7.0 RC2 can be run as an upgrade from 7.0 RC1, as well as from the 6.3 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.  To familiarize yourself with new features in 7.0 you can use Welcome to the Virtualization Manager 7.0 Beta 1 as a reference.

 

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The VMAN team is excited about this release and can't wait to receive your feedback in the Virtualization Manager Release Candidate forum. Make sure to review all documentation prior to the upgrade which can be found on the VMAN 7.0 Support page.

 

 

New features and improvements

Read this section for descriptions of the new features and improvements VMAN and VIM offer in this release.

 

Recommendations

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.

  • Balance the virtual environment for optimal performance. You can spread load over hosts, which optimizes the performance for all virtual machines.
  • Optimize capacity. Virtualization Manager predicts when you will run out of resources on virtualization entities, so you can plan in advance when you have to assign new resources.
  • Predict possible future performance and capacity issues based on past trends.

 

Web-based License Manager

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.

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Other improvements

Various performance improvements and security fixes

How to upgrade

Use the following resources for planning and upgrading:

Fixed issues

Virtualization Manager 7.0 and VIM 7.0 fix the following issues.

 

CASE NUMBER

DESCRIPTION

1037297

NPM not showing CUP and Memory usage for some ESXi servers

1013905

Asset tree is not loading properly

999345

List of Virtual Machines on a host not displaying the OS version for Windows 10

953038

657558

Collector Data Processor keeps crashing

951495

VCenter data is inaccurate

951394

Additional Orion Web Server VM reports do not run

908177

VM to node mapping is not using MAC if integration is enabled

916806

sinpsyesx004.intlsos.com not returning any data - duplicated datastores causing data processing to fail

898072

VCenter status unknown on the Orion Web Console

890835

IVIM schema error on APE SWIS log

885008

Polling Engine Details page shows absolute value of jobs count instead of percent

825684

Issues with vShield Manager and VMs that are natted

820300

Orion Web Server does not display

997655

Unable to start collection jobs

989236

CPU overallocation

1001589

VMAN on-demand report displaying incorrect or old data

966359

Integration issue with Datastore and VMAN

975063

VIM appliance not passing data to the Orion server

978665

SSH Server CBC Mode Ciphers enabled

978638

Vcenter status unable to poll

967710

Invalid depletion data shown on Datastore dashboard for VMAN

968708

Vcenter data not being displayed in the Orion Web Console

945034

SSL certificate changes back to default after upgrade

941086

False alerts regarding VM reboots

934585

VMAN application unable to load because postgres service will not start

918211

VMAN crashes when a secondary collector is used

920658

Host rebooting during configuration collection

913169

Blue screen on host when running the configuration wizard, when collection has started

910234

No data displayed in the "cluster.cpuMHzPeak.day" column

896552

Trend widget does not populate when "multi-trend" mode is enabled

893378

VMAN stops working after upgrade to vSphere 6.0

891270

Query does not return the correct number of VMs when searching past 9 days

884311

Intermittent collection

873270

Mast applicance shows ActiveMQ transport "Usage Manager Memory Limit is full errors"

856868

Fatal error occurred during collection

853303

VMAN stopped polling and displaying data

422089

Virtual Machine not appearing in VMAN list

 

 

Download VMAN from the Release Candidate section of your Customer Portal.

 

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