Thanks for installing the RC, Im looking forward to hearing your feedback. Here are the release notes for Virtualization Manager 6.3. I will follow-up with the link to the URL once it is available.
SolarWinds Virtualization Manager v6.3 and Integrated Virtual Infrastructure Monitor (IVIM) v2.1 Release Notes
These release notes provide guidance for SolarWinds Virtualization Manager v6.3 and Integrated Virtual Infrastructure Monitor (IVIM) v2.1 Release.
All versions prior to v6.0 and all Windows versions of Virtualization Manager have entered the End-Of-Life (EOL) cycle. View the SolarWinds EOL Policy online.
To determine the correct upgrade path to follow, see this KB article.
As of SolarWinds Virtualization Manager v6.2, the license you have to apply to your product consists of two parts. For detailed instructions about applying the license, see the License Management in Virtualization Manager version 6.2 KB article.
As of SolarWinds Virtualization Manager v6.2, data collection through SSH is removed. Instead of SSH data collection, use the per virtual disk graphs. For the list of graphs that are affected by the removal of SSH data collection, see this KB article.
Upgrading your Virtualization Manager Appliance and IVIM
You can upgrade to Virtualization Manager v6.3 from Virtualization Manager v6.0 or later.
You can upgrade to standalone IVIM v2.1 from IVIM version 2.0.
New Features and Improvements
SolarWinds Virtualization Manager v6.3 and Integrated Virtual Infrastructure Monitor (IVIM) 2.1 include the following new features and improvements:
- New management actions in the Orion Web Console
- Ability to migrate a virtual machine to a different host
- Ability to migrate virtual machine disks to a different datastore or shared cluster volume
- Ability to change the memory and CPU resources allocated to a virtual machine
- Ability to delete a virtual machine
- Ability to unregister virtual machine in a VMware environment
- Virtualization sprawl management actions in the Orion Web Console
- Add or remove CPU
- Add or remove RAM
- Delete virtual machines
- Delete orphaned VMDKs
- Delete snapshots
- Power off virtual machines
- Ability to perform VM management actions directly from the resources on the VM Sprawl page.
- New Orion alert actions that can be performed on virtual machines when an alert is triggered. The available actions include the following:
- Moving a VM to a different host or storage
- Managing the snapshots of a VM
- Managing the power state of a VM
- Changing the resource allocation of a VM
- New virtualization resources in the Orion Web Console providing information about virtualization alerts, potential virtualization issues, orphaned VMDKs, and recommendations for improved performance and optimal capacity.
Issue Case Number Issue with receiving host sample data from the vCenter. 731946 VM memory swap alerts show different results in Virtualization Manager and SAM. 769910 Volume polling fails on certain operating systems if the integration with Virtualization Manager is enabled. 753891, 762190, 765830, 766553, 774932, 777699 When multiple monitored nodes share similar device IDs, the Component Volumes resource on the Storage subview of a node displays duplicate entries. - Virtual machines trigger extraneous notifications which result in MSQM flooding and decreased performance. 771114 Virtualization Manager reports high memory utilization. -
Issue Case Number The Node Details resource in IVIM displays the number of CPUs as 0. 388019 Issue with proxy settings when connecting to a VMware host. 218690 Consumption widget displays incorrect information after a resource reaches an outage threshold. 232503 Reports are not saved when the number of columns exceeds 256. 362153 Scheduled reports are saved with an earlier time stamp. 395429 Search containing values with dashes returns incorrect results. 390471 Alert records do not get cleared after the alert is disabled. 530770 Issue with IOPS graphs: certain sample values collected by VMware sample jobs are invalid. 543283, 636070 Issue with the Host partition storage free space alert on ESX volumes. 629903, 630051 Notification about an expired IVIM license is displayed even if NPM or SAM is fully licensed. 750740 When hiding a VM management action, the Hide button only hides the outermost window. - After migration from host to host, the VM is present on both hosts. - Issue with alert actions being triggered twice. The issue occurs when editing an existing alert and changing the alert action, but it does not occur if only the alert condition is edited. -
SolarWinds Virtualization Manager versions 5.1.1 and below are no longer supported. Customers on those versions should transition to version 6.0 or above.
View the SolarWinds EOL Policy online.
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- New management actions in the Orion Web Console
thanks for this.
Got a strange issue - maybe I'm just missing something. In the 6.3 release I see we can perform actions on VMs now from the Sprawl page. For some reason, the TopXX resources on my Sprawl page do not include those action choices - instead, they look precisely the same as before. Are there updated resources I need to add to the Sprawl page?
I appreciate any info!
Can you post a screenshot of what you are seeing and also what version of the VIM module you have installed?
Hey Russ, I just wanted to check in to see if you are still experiencing the issue. If so can you post a screenshot of the issue? Also once you updated the VMAN appliance did you update Orion as well. You should be running VIM 2.1 on the Orion side.
Perhaps that explains it....I'm on 2.0.1.