Foglight® for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition 8.9.2

Developed for Foglight Management Server 5.9.7

Release Notes

March 2020


Contents

Welcome to Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition

New in this release

Compatibility

Resolved issues and enhancements

Deprecated components

Known issues

Third party known issues

Upgrade and compatibility 

System requirements

Product licensing

Getting Started with Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition

About Us

 


Welcome to Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition

Foglight® for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition (hereafter referred to as Foglight for Virtualization EE) simplifies application performance monitoring and reduces the skills and effort required to manage applications, the user experience, and the supporting infrastructure. Unlike other solutions, Foglight for Virtualization EE uses a single code base, and has a model-driven design that couples fast deployment and accelerated time-to-value. It offers the modular flexibility required to deliver a range of capabilities and sophistication to meet the needs of any organization—from those still focused on technology-centric monitoring to those that have completed the transition to application-centric or transactional monitoring.

Foglight for Virtualization EE performs equally well in physical, virtual, and mixed infrastructure environments, providing visibility into issues affecting the application and end-user experience. Intuitive workflows help you quickly move from the symptom to the root cause in the application, database, infrastructure, or network to resolve issues, reducing mean time to resolution. Predefined and drag-and-drop dashboards provide insight that is tailored to each stakeholder. By offering comprehensive visibility into your monitored environment, Foglight for Virtualization EE helps ensure that cross-functional teams collaborate on and prioritize issues that matter most to the business.

Foglight for Virtualization EE introduced FIPS Compliance mode starting from 8.9.2. FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standard) 140-2 is a U.S. government security standard for hardware and software cryptography modules. Modules validated against the standard assure government and other users that the cryptography in the system meets the standard. For more information about the NIST FIPS 140-2 program, see Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP) validation.

 


New in this release

When you install Foglight® for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition 8.9.2, the following set of components is installed. Each component is developed independently and bundled in the installation package. The following table lists the component names and version numbers, indicates whether the component has been updated since the last release, and provides links to additional information. It also indicates which components are enabled with each product license.

To find out more about the components included in this version, follow the links below. 

Component

Version at time of release

Updated since last release?

Release Notes

Enabled with Foglight for Virtualization EE License?

Cloud Migration 5.8.2 Yes Foglight for Cloud Migration 5.8.2 Release Notes No

Hybrid Cloud Manager

1.8.0

Yes

Foglight Hybrid Cloud Manager 1.8.0 Release Notes

No

Container Capacity Management

3.0.0

Yes

Foglight for Container Management 3.0.0 Release Notes

No

Container Optimizer

3.0.0

Yes

Foglight for Container Management 3.0.0 Release Notes

No

Cost Director

5.8.2

Yes

Foglight Cost Director 5.8.2 Release Notes

Yes

Hyper-V

5.8.2

Yes

Foglight for Hyper-V 5.8.2 Release Notes

Yes

VMware

5.8.2

Yes

Foglight for VMware 5.8.2 Release Notes

Yes

Container Monitoring

3.0.0

Yes

Foglight for Container Management 3.0.0 Release Notes

No

Foglight

5.9.7

Yes

Foglight 5.9.7 Release Notes

Yes

Foglight Agent Manager

5.9.7

Yes

Foglight Agent Manager 5.9.7 Release Notes

Yes

Infrastructure

5.9.7

Yes

Foglight for Infrastructure 5.9.7 Release Notes

Yes

NetVault

1.4.0

Yes

Foglight for NetVault 1.4.0 Release Notes

Yes

Quest Protect Dashboard

1.8.0

Yes

Quest Protect Dashboard 1.8.0 Release Notes

Yes

Active Directory

5.8.2

Yes

Foglight for Active Directory 5.8.2 Release Notes

No

Apache

5.9.0

Yes

Foglight for Apache 5.9.0 Release Notes

Yes

Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp

5.8.2

Yes

Foglight for Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp 5.8.2 Release Notes

No

Exchange

5.8.2

Yes

Foglight for Exchange 5.8.2 Release Notes

No

Net Monitor

5.9.7

Yes

Infrastructure Utilities Release Notes

Yes

Storage Management

4.8.5

Yes

Foglight for Storage Management 4.8.5 Release Notes

No

vCloud Director

5.8.2

Yes

Foglight for vCloud Director 5.8.2 Release Notes

Yes

VMware Horizon View

5.8.2

Yes

Foglight for VMware Horizon View 5.8.2 Release Notes

Yes

Web Monitor

5.9.7

Yes

Infrastructure Utilities Release Notes

Yes

Action Packs

5.6.3.8

No

Foglight BMC Remedy ActionPack 5.6.3.7 Release Notes

Foglight for Linux System Provisioning ActionPack 5.6.3.7 Release Notes

Foglight for Microsoft Hyper-V ActionPack 5.6.3.7 Release Notes

Foglight for Scripting ActionPack 5.6.3.7 Release Notes

Foglight for System Preparation ActionPack 5.6.3.7 Release Notes

Foglight for VMware vCenter ActionPack 5.6.3.7 Release Notes

Yes

Automation

5.6.3.8

No

Foglight Automation 5.6.3.7 Release Notes

Yes

Capacity Director

5.8.2

Yes

Foglight Capacity Director 5.8.2 Release Notes

No

Change Analyzer

5.8.2

Yes

Foglight Change Analyzer 5.8.2 Release Notes

Yes

Resource Optimizer

5.8.2

Yes

Foglight Resource Optimizer 5.8.2 Release Notes

Yes

 

 


Compatibility

Feature Set

FMS Federation

FglAM HA

FIPS-compliant Mode

Active Directory

Yes

Yes

Yes

Automation

No

N/A

No

Capacity Director

No

N/A

Yes

Change Analyzer

No

N/A

Yes

Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cloud Migration

No

N/A

Yes

Container Capacity Management

Yes

N/A

Yes

Container Monitoring

Yes

Yes

Yes

Container Optimizer

Yes

N/A

Yes

Cost Director

No

N/A

Yes

Exchange

Yes

Yes

Yes

Hybrid Cloud Manager

Yes

Yes

Yes

Hyper-V Monitoring

Yes

Yes

Yes

NetVault

Yes

Yes

Yes

Quest Protect Dashboard

Yes

Yes

Yes

Resource Optimizer

No

N/A

Yes

Storage Management

Yes

Yes

Partial*

vCloud Director

No

No

Yes

VMware Horizon View

Yes

Yes

Yes

VMware Monitoring

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Note:

* Generic SMIS Storage Agent does not support FIPS-compliant mode.

* Below Storage Devices are not verified:


Resolved issues and enhancements

To review resolved issues and enhancements for the installed components, see the release notes for each component (see New in this release).

 


Deprecated components

Foglight for OpenStack, Foglight Chargeback, and Foglight Integration for OpenManage Essentials have been removed starting with the 8.9 release of Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition.

 

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Known issues

The following is a list of issues known to exist at the time of this release. To review known issues for the installed components, see the release notes for each component (see New in this release).

Defect ID

Known Issue

VFOG-13320

The FVE/Foglight Evolve upgrade completes successfully but the installation log contains shortcut creation failures.

VFOG-13442

License usage calculation is incorrect when both FVE and Foglight Evolve license are installed.

 

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Third party known issues

Installation

Defect ID

Known Issue

VFOG-12257

A Windows installation with an embedded database fails when installing to a Windows system folder, for example Program Files. There is a PostgreSQL issue with permissions when writing data files to system folders.

For more information, see https://www.postgresql.org/message-id/29FE3458A4A2B6419D1558999668038F014ED526@usmail.trinitybiotech.com

Workaround: Do not install in system folders on Windows platforms.

 

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Upgrade and compatibility

Important. Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition 8.9.2 may be directly upgraded from versions 8.8, 8.8.5, 8.9, and 8.9.1. To upgrade from version 8.7.5, 8.7, 8.6, you must first upgrade Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition to version 8.8, then to version 8.9.2. For more information, see the for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition Upgrade Guide.

 

Note: Once the FIPS Compliance mode is enabled or disabled during installation, you cannot change it without a complete reinstallation of Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition.

To upgrade Foglight for Virtualization EE:
  1. Download the Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition 8.9.2 installation package for your platform from Quest Support.
  2. Install as an upgrade. For complete instructions, see the Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition Upgrade Guide.

 


System requirements

For information about system requirements for this release, see:


Product licensing

Foglight for Virtualization EE includes a trial license. You can select your trial license during installation.

When a trial license expires, the trial product stops collecting data. Your historical data may subject to lose. If you want to continue collecting data, you need to purchase a commercial license. If you want to stop collecting data before the trial license expires, deactivate your monitoring agents using the Agent Status dashboard. For more information, see the Foglight Administration and Configuration Guide.

To purchase a full license, contact your Foglight sales representative. You can install purchased licenses either during the trial or after the trial period has expired. You install and manage licenses using the Manage Licenses dashboard.

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 Virtualization, Enterprise Edition

Contents of the release package

The Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition 8.9.2 release package contains the following:

  1. Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition 8.9.2.
  2. Product documentation. For more information, refer to the release notes for each component (listed in New in this release).

Installation instructions

For information about installing Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition 8.9.2, see the Foglight Installation and Setup Guide for your target environment.

Note: It is recommended that Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition 8.9.2 is used with the Management Server 5.9.7, which is included in the installer.

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. It supports bidirectional writing (Arabic and Hebrew). The release supports Complex Script (Central Asia – India, Thailand).

 


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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