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.
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.
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.text-document.png Read more about these changes.
Various performance improvements and security fixes
How to upgrade
Use the following resources for planning and upgrading:
- If you are upgrading:
Virtualization Manager 7.0 and VIM 7.0 fix the following issues.
NPM not showing CUP and Memory usage for some ESXi servers
Asset tree is not loading properly
List of Virtual Machines on a host not displaying the OS version for Windows 10
Collector Data Processor keeps crashing
VCenter data is inaccurate
Additional Orion Web Server VM reports do not run
VM to node mapping is not using MAC if integration is enabled
sinpsyesx004.intlsos.com not returning any data - duplicated datastores causing data processing to fail
VCenter status unknown on the Orion Web Console
IVIM schema error on APE SWIS log
Polling Engine Details page shows absolute value of jobs count instead of percent
Issues with vShield Manager and VMs that are natted
Orion Web Server does not display
Unable to start collection jobs
VMAN on-demand report displaying incorrect or old data
Integration issue with Datastore and VMAN
VIM appliance not passing data to the Orion server
SSH Server CBC Mode Ciphers enabled
Vcenter status unable to poll
Invalid depletion data shown on Datastore dashboard for VMAN
Vcenter data not being displayed in the Orion Web Console
SSL certificate changes back to default after upgrade
False alerts regarding VM reboots
VMAN application unable to load because postgres service will not start
VMAN crashes when a secondary collector is used
Host rebooting during configuration collection
Blue screen on host when running the configuration wizard, when collection has started
No data displayed in the "cluster.cpuMHzPeak.day" column
Trend widget does not populate when "multi-trend" mode is enabled
VMAN stops working after upgrade to vSphere 6.0
Query does not return the correct number of VMs when searching past 9 days
Master appliance shows ActiveMQ transport "Usage Manager Memory Limit is full errors"
Fatal error occurred during collection
VMAN stopped polling and displaying data
Virtual Machine not appearing in VMAN list
Download VMAN from the Release Candidate section of your Customer Portal.