Foglight™ Chargeback 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 Chargeback

New in this release

Resolved issues and enhancements

Known issues

Upgrade and compatibility

System requirements

Product licensing

Getting started with Foglight Chargeback

About Us


Welcome to Foglight Chargeback

Foglight™ Chargeback provides IT managers with the ability to monitor and report on costs associated with virtual or physical machine usage within their datacenters. Foglight Chargeback currently supports Tiered Flat Rate, Measured Resource, and Add On models for the collection of chargeback metrics.

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

 


New in this release

This 5.7.4 release of Foglight Chargeback accompanies the release of Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition 8.7. It does not include any new feature or improvement.

 


Resolved issues and enhancements

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

 


Known issues

There are no issues known to exist at this time for this release.

 


Upgrade and compatibility

Foglight for Virtualization EE 8.7 includes Foglight Chargeback version 5.7.4.

Foglight Chargeback utilizes data collected by Foglight for VMware and Foglight for Hyper-V.

 

The following is a list of Foglight product versions and platforms 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 Chargeback:

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

 


System requirements

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

Platform Foglight Management Server
  • CPU: 2-way 2.4 GHz CPUs
  • 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 Chargeback
Additional Software none required

Measured Resource Usage Full and Partial Cost calculations

Measured Resource Usage calculations begin initial generation of data after the ESX Hosts are assigned to the templates. The calculations are based on current usage assessments. The Measured Resource Usage costs are not retro-active. The historical data may not provide the precision needed to generate accurate hourly costs of the past usage.
If any changes are made to a Measured Resource Usage Host Template, the changes take effect in the costs on the next hourly calculation. These changes are also not retro-active. The costs have already been calculated based on the previous 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.

While Foglight Chargeback does not require a license, it works with the data collected by Foglight for VMware and 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 Chargeback

Contents of the release package

The Foglight Chargeback release package contains the following:

  1. Cartridge file:
  2. Product Documentation, including:

Installation instructions

Foglight for Virtualization EE 8.6 includes Foglight Chargeback version 5.7.4.

 

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 localized for English only but supports 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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