Foglight® for Container Management 0.9

Developed for Foglight Management Server 5.9.3/ Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition 8.8

Release Notes

July 2018


Contents

Welcome to Foglight for Container Management

New in this release

Resolved issues and enhancements

Known issues

Upgrade and compatibility

System requirements

Product licensing

Getting started with Foglight for Container Management

About Us


Welcome to Foglight for Container Management

Containers are a method of operating system virtualization that allow you to run an application and its dependencies in resource-isolated processes. Foglight® for Container Management simplifies this process by tracking each container, the resources it consumes, and the remaining compute of the container host, as well as providing you with the cluster information and pre-configured rules with notifications identifying the problem of your clusters.

These Release Notes cover the resolved issues, known issues, workarounds, and other important information about the 0.9 release of Foglight for Container Management. Review all sections before starting installation. 

 

Foglight for Container Management is in the Technical Preview stage. It supports the following container platforms: Local Kubernetes, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Google Cloud Platform Container Engine (GKE), IBM Cloud Kubernetes Services, and Openshift Container Platform.

Note: Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS) and Windows containers are not supported in this release.

  


New in this release

This 0.9 release of Foglight for Container Management accompanies the release of Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition 8.8. It is the first release of Foglight for Container Management.

 


Resolved issues and enhancements

This 0.9 release of Foglight for Container Management accompanies the release of Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition 8.8. It is the first release of Foglight for Container Management.

 


Known issues

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

Defect ID

Known Issue

CON-313

Data from different Kubernetes Agents which have the same cluster name will be merged into one cluster.

CON-201

Foglight for Container Management fails to collect storage metrics for Kubernetes pods, nodes, and clusters.

 


Upgrade and compatibility 

This 0.9 release of Foglight for Container Management is the first release of Foglight for Container Management.

 

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

Product Name

Product Version

Platform

Foglight Management Server 5.9.3 All platforms supported by this version of the Foglight Management Server
Foglight Agent Manager 5.9.3 All platforms supported by this version of the Foglight Agent Manager
Foglight For Virtualization, Enterprise Edition 8.8 All platforms supported by this version of Foglight For Virtualization, Enterprise Edition

 


System requirements 

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

 


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. A trial Foglight for Container Management license is provided, and is valid till November 30th. To activate your trial license, on the Container Environment dashboard, (Dashboards > Container), and click Click Here to Activate Free Trial of Foglight for Container Management.  

 

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 for Container Management

Contents of the release package

Foglight for Container Management 0.9 is a software release, and consists of the .car file required for installation on the Management Server and the necessary documentation.

 

The Foglight for Container Management release package contains the following products:

1.    Foglight for Container Management version 0.9

 

2.    Product Documentation, including:

Installation instructions

Foglight for Container Management 0.9 comes pre-installed on Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition 8.8. 

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

 

To install Foglight for Container Management:

  1. Download the following packages from Quest Support Portal:
  2. On the Cartridge Inventory dashboard, install the following cartridge files. The sequence of cartridge installation is important because of their dependencies:
    1. Container-Manager-0_9_0.car

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

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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™.

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Contacting Quest

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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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