Foglight® for Cloud Migration 5.8.0

Developed for Foglight Management Server 5.9.5/ Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition 8.9/ Foglight Evolve 9.0

Note: The Foglight Evolve in the Release Notes refers to both Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition 8.9 and Foglight Evolve 9.0.

Release Notes Revision 1

August 2019

Revision 1:

Foglight for Cloud Migration 5.8.0 Release Notes Revision 1 is a re-release of the Foglight for Cloud Migration 5.8.0 Release Notes with the following change:


Contents

Welcome to Foglight for Cloud Migration

New in this release

Resolved issues and enhancements

Known issues

Upgrade and compatibility

System requirements

Product licensing

Getting started with Foglight for Cloud Migration

About Us

 


Welcome to Foglight for Cloud Migration

Foglight® for Cloud Migration supports Cloud Model for any cloud. It finds the best target cloud tiers for the virtual machines you selected, and adds the virtual machines to migration plan. After configured monitored Rapid Recovery core server and with an available Azure account, Foglight for Cloud Migration helps you to migrate the selected VMware virtual machines to Azure cloud.

The Release Notes cover the resolved issues, known issues, workarounds, and other important information about the 5.8.0 release of the Foglight for Cloud Migration. Review all sections before starting the installation.

 


New in this release

This 5.8.0 release of Foglight for Cloud Migration accompanies the release of Foglight Evolve 9.0. The Migration feature is a Technical Preview release. This release includes following new features and improvements:

 


Resolved issues and enhancements

The following is a list of issues addressed and enhancements implemented in this release.

 

Defect ID

Resolved Issue

TORCD-2563

Fixed an issue that a Windows VM cannot be modeled due to unsupported operating system.

TORCD-2590

Fixed the typos in the Cloud Model outcome table.


Known issues

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

 

Defect ID

Known Issue

TORCD-2685

Users need to manually modify the disk type in Azure if the disk type in model result is not HDD.

TORCD-2674

If the VMs have multiple NICs, only one NIC will be created for the migrated VM in Azure by default. Users need to add more NICs manually after migration.

TORCD-2656

Disk IOPs/throughput of VM size has limits, the recommended size may not be able to meet VM performance request.

TORCD-2612

The operating system of the virtual machines should be compatible with the System Requirement Guide for Rapid Recovery 6.3.

 


Upgrade and compatibility

Foglight for Cloud Migration 5.8.0 requires Management Server version 5.9.5 and Foglight Agent Manager version 5.9.5. It also requires Foglight for VMware lite version 5.8.0 and Foglight for Hyper-V lite version 5.8.0.

 

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

 

Product Name

Product Version

Platform

Foglight Management Server

5.9.5

All Platforms supported by this version of the Foglight Management Server

Foglight Agent Manager

5.9.5

All Platforms supported by this version of the Foglight Agent Manager

Foglight Evolve

9.0

All Platforms supported by this version of Foglight Evolve

 


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 the Cartridge for Infrastructure), others may require an additional license.

Foglight for Cloud Migration is covered by the Foglight Evolve Cloud 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 for Cloud Migration

Contents of the release package

Foglight for Cloud Migration 5.8.0 is a software technical preview release, and consists of the .car file required for installation on the Management Server and the necessary documentation.

  1. Foglight for Cloud Migration version 5.8.0, including:
  2. Product Documentation, including:

Installation instructions

Foglight Cloud Migration 5.8.0 comes pre-installed on Foglight Evolve 9.0. Foglight Capacity Director can be installed on the Foglight Management Server versions listed in the Upgrade and Compatibility section.

  1. Download the following packages from Quest Support Portal:
  2. On the Cartridge Inventory dashboard, install the following cartridge files.

For detailed information about installing Foglight for Cloud Migration, see the Foglight for Cloud Migration User Guide.

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: The server will be enabled for Global Operations, but not localized to any particular locale. Some legacy agents cannot support multi-byte locales.  

 


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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