Foglight™ Change Analyzer 5.7.3

Developed for Foglight Management Server 5.7.5.8 / Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition 8.6

Release Notes

May 2017


Contents

Welcome to Foglight Change Analyzer

New in this release

Resolved issues and enhancements

Known issues

Third party known issues

Upgrade and compatibility

System requirements

Product licensing

Getting started with Foglight Change Analyzer

About Us


Welcome to Foglight Change Analyzer

Foglight™ Change Analyzer allows you to track changes in your virtual environment and understand their potential impact on performance and availability. It captures and reports on changes to VMs, hosts, clusters, datastores, and resource pools within a selected environment. It also allows you to compare VMs to a "gold standard" VM or template and alerts you when changes cause their configurations to drift from the standard.

These Release Notes cover the resolved issues, known issues, workarounds, and other important information about the 5.7.3 release of Foglight Change Analyzer. Review all sections before starting the installation.

 


New in this release

This 5.7.3 release of Foglight Change Analyzer accompanies the release of Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition 8.6. It includes the following new features and improvements:

 


Resolved issues and enhancements

This release does not include any resolved issues and enhancements.

 


Known issues

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

Defect ID

Known Issue

VFOG-12392

Modify the Add-Alarm dashboard to allow email notification when a new VM is created.

VFOG-12379

Add a virtual hard disk for a VM is not shown under change history.

VFOG-12268

Same events are processed multiple times and an incorrect retention policy is used.

VFOG-12125

Environment Overview: Highest impact changes dashboard is missing some changes.

VFOG-11179

Change Analyzer querying too many Events from DB.

VFOG-9602

Change Alarms stops displaying new added change alarms in Google® Chrome™.

 


Third party known issues

There are no known third-party issues specific to this release of Foglight Change Analyzer.

 


Upgrade and compatibility

The latest version of Foglight Change Analyzer is 5.7.3.

Foglight Change Analyzer 5.7.3 requires Management Server version 5.7.5 or later, or Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition 8.3. It also requires Foglight for VMware version 5.7.3.

To upgrade Foglight Change Analyzer to the latest version:

  1. Download the following packages from Quest Support Portal:
  2. On the Cartridge Inventory dashboard, install the following cartridge files. Do not remove the older version of these cartridges. Install the new versions over the older versions. The sequence of cartridge installation is important because of their dependencies:
    1. DRP-5_7_3.car
    2. OptimizerAutomation-5_7_3.car
    3. CommonAnalytics-5_7_3.car
    4. Virtual-VMware-5_7_3.car
      Note: After installing the Virtual-VMware-5_7_3.car cartridge, existing vCenter agents (VC agents) must be updated using the Update Agent button in the VMware Environment > Administration tab.
    5. Virtual-VMware-Admin-5_7_3.car
    6. VMware-Optimizer-5_7_3.car (recommended)
    7. Optimizer-5_7_3.car (recommended)
    8. ChangeAnalyzer-5_7_3.car

 

For cartridge installation instructions, see “Installing Foglight Cartridges” in the Foglight Administration and Configuration Help.

 

The following is a list of product versions and platforms compatible with this release.

Product Name

Product Version

Platform

Foglight Management Server 5.7.5.7 and above All platforms supported by these versions of the Foglight Management Server
Foglight Agent Manager 5.8.5.7 and above All platforms supported by these versions of the Foglight Agent Manager
Foglight For Virtualization, Enterprise Edition 8.5.5 and above All platforms supported by this version of the Foglight For Virtualization, Enterprise Edition

 


System requirements

Foglight Change Analyzer 5.7.3 can be installed on Foglight and comes installed on Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition 8.6.

For information about system requirements for this release, see section "Hardware requirements and guidelines" in the System Requirements and Platform Support Guide for the product you have installed.

 

Before installing Foglight Change Analyzer, ensure your system meets the following minimum hardware and software requirements:

Platform, Memory and Hard Disk Space The platform, memory, and hard disk space requirements for the monitored servers must match the Agent Manager requirements. For complete information, see the System Requirements and Platform Support Guide.
Operating System Foglight Change Analyzer can be installed on any supported Foglight Management Server or Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition configuration.

 


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 Foglight for Infrastructure), others may require an additional license. Foglight Change Analyzer is covered by the base Foglight for Virtualization Enterprise license.

To activate a trial or a purchased commercial license:

  1. On the navigation panel, under Dashboards, click Administration > Setup > 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 Change Analyzer

Contents of the release package

The Foglight Change Analyzer release package contains the following:

  1. Foglight Change Analyzer version 5.7.3 cartridge file:
  2. Product Documentation, including:

Installation instructions

Foglight Change Analyzer 5.7.3 comes pre-installed and enabled on Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition 8.6.

 

Foglight Change Analyzer can be installed on the Foglight Management Server versions listed in the Upgrade and Compatibility section.

To install Foglight Change Analyzer:

  1. Download the following packages from Quest Support Portal:
  2. On the Cartridge Inventory dashboard, install and enable the following cartridge files. The sequence of cartridge installation is important because of their dependencies:
    1. DRP-5_7_3.car
    2. OptimizerAutomation-5_7_3.car
    3. CommonAnalytics-5_7_3.car
    4. Virtual-VMware-5_7_3.car
      Note: After installing the Virtual-VMware-5_7_3.car cartridge, existing vCenter agents (VC agents) must be updated using the Update Agent button in the VMware Environment > Administration tab.
    5. Virtual-VMware-Admin-5_7_3.car
    6. VMware-Optimizer-5_7_3.car (recommended)
    7. Optimizer-5_7_3.car (recommended)
    8. ChangeAnalyzer-5_7_3.car

For cartridge installation instructions, see “Installing Foglight cartridges” in the Foglight Administration and Configuration Help.

 

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, Far-East Asia, Japan.

 


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