Foglight™ Capacity Management 5.7.4

Developed for Foglight Management Server 5.9.1 / Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition 8.7

Release Notes

September 2017


Contents

Welcome to Foglight Capacity Management

New in this release

Resolved issues and enhancements

Known issues

Upgrade and compatibility

System requirements

Product licensing

Getting started with Foglight Capacity Management

About Us


Welcome to Foglight Capacity Management

Planning for the addition of hosts to servers can be a challenge for IT administrators. Administrators lack the required metrics to properly forecast projected CPU, memory, network consumption, and storage requirements. Monitoring virtual machine environments with Foglight Capacity Management simplifies the planning process and allows administrators to obtain projected and accurate metrics for virtual or physical machine capacity management.

These Release Notes cover the resolved issues, known issues, workarounds, and other important information about the 5.7.4 release of Foglight Capacity Management. Review all sections before starting installation. 

 


New in this release

This 5.7.4 release of Foglight Capacity Management accompanies the release of Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition 8.7. It includes the following new feature:

 


Resolved issues and enhancements

This 5.7.4 release of Foglight Capacity Management accompanies the release of Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition 8.7. It does not include any resolved issues.

 


Known issues

These are no known issues specific to Foglight Capacity Management found to exist at the time of this release.

 


Upgrade and compatibility 

Foglight for Virtualization EE 8.7 includes Foglight Capacity Management version 5.7.4.

Foglight Capacity Management has been replaced with Foglight Capacity Manager. Make sure to install this 5.7.4 release for Hyper-V environments that have installed the previous Foglight Capacity Management cartridge.

 

The following Foglight product versions and platforms are compatible with this release.

Product Name

Product Version

Platform

Foglight Management Server 5.9.1 All platforms supported by this version of the Foglight Management Server
Foglight Agent Manager 5.9.1 All platforms supported by this version of the Foglight Agent Manager
Foglight For Virtualization, Enterprise Edition 8.7 All platforms supported by this version of the Foglight For Virtualization, Enterprise Edition
To upgrade to the latest version of Foglight Capacity Management:

For more information, see the Foglight Upgrade Guide.

 


System requirements 

For information about system requirements for this release, see the corresponding Foglight System Requirements and Platform Support Guide.

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

Platform  Management Server
  • CPU: 2-way 2.4 GHz
  • Processors: 1 dual core or 2 single core processors
  • IO: 7.5K RPM, 40 GB or greater
Memory 4 GB
Hard Disk Space 20 MB for Foglight Capacity Management
Additional Software none required

 


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.

While Foglight Capacity Management does not require a license, it works with the data collected by Foglight for Hyper-V, and therefore requires that these products are installed and licensed.

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 Capacity Management

Contents of the release package

Foglight Capacity Management 5.7.4 is a software release, and consists of the .car file required for installation on the Management Server and the necessary documentation.

The Foglight Capacity Management release package contains the following products:

1.    Foglight Capacity Management version 5.7.4 (Capacity-Management-5_7_4.car).

2.    Product Documentation, including:

Installation instructions

Foglight Capacity Management 5.7.4 comes pre-installed on Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition 8.7.

To install the cartridge file:

After installing the cartridge file, the following cartridges appear on the list of installed cartridges:

For more information, see the 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.  

This release has the following known capabilities or limitations: This release is only localized for English but does support the Unicode character set.  

 


About Us

We are more than just a name

We are on a quest to make your information technology work harder for you. That is why we build community-driven software solutions that help you spend less time on IT administration and more time on business innovation. We help you modernize your data center, get you to the cloud quicker and provide the expertise, security and accessibility you need to grow your data-driven business. Combined with Quest’s invitation to the global community to be a part of its innovation, and our firm commitment to ensuring customer satisfaction, we continue to deliver solutions that have a real impact on our customers today and leave a legacy we are proud of. We are challenging the status quo by transforming into a new software company. And as your partner, we work tirelessly to make sure your information technology is designed for you and by you. This is our mission, and we are in this together. Welcome to a new Quest. You are invited to Join the Innovation™.

Our brand, our vision. Together.

Our logo reflects our story: innovation, community and support. An important part of this story begins with the letter Q. It is a perfect circle, representing our commitment to technological precision and strength. The space in the Q itself symbolizes our need to add the missing piece — you — to the community, to the new Quest.

Contacting Quest

For sales or other inquiries, visit www.quest.com/contact.

Technical support resources

Technical support is available to Quest customers with a valid maintenance contract and customers who have trial versions. You can access the Quest Support Portal at https://support.quest.com.

The Support Portal provides self-help tools you can use to solve problems quickly and independently, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The Support Portal enables you to:

 


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