Foglight® Change Analyzer 6.0.0
Developed for Foglight Management Server 6.0.0/ Foglight Evolve 6.0.0
Welcome to Foglight Change Analyzer
New in this release
Resolved issues and enhancements
Third party known issues
Upgrade and compatibility
Getting started with Foglight Change Analyzer
Foglight® Change Analyzer allows you to track changes in your virtual environment and understand their potential impact on performance and availability. It captures and reports on changes to VMs, hosts, clusters, datastores, and resource pools within a selected environment. It also allows you to compare VMs to a "gold standard" VM or template and alerts you when changes cause their configurations to drift from the standard.
These Release Notes cover the resolved issues, known issues, workarounds, and other important information about the 6.0.0 release of Foglight Change Analyzer. Review all sections before starting the installation.
This 6.0.0 release of Foglight Change Analyzer accompanies the release of Foglight Evolve 6.0.0. This release does not include any new features or improvements.
This 6.0.0 release of Foglight Change Analyzer accompanies the release of Foglight Evolve 6.0.0. This release does not include any resolved issues and enhancements.
The following is a list of issues known to exist at the time of this release.
Modify the Add-Alarm dashboard to allow email notification when a new VM is created.
Add a virtual hard disk for a VM is not shown under change history.
Environment Overview: Highest impact changes dashboard is missing some changes.
Change Analyzer querying too many Events from DB.
Change Alarms stops displaying new added change alarms in Google® Chrome™.
There are no known third-party issues specific to this release of Foglight Change Analyzer.
The latest version of Foglight Change Analyzer is 6.0.0.
Foglight Change Analyzer 6.0.0 requires Management Server version 6.0.0 or Foglight Evolve 6.0.0. It also requires Foglight for VMware version 6.0.0.
To upgrade Foglight Change Analyzer to the latest version:
For cartridge installation instructions, see “Installing Foglight Cartridges” in the Foglight Administration and Configuration Help.
The following is a list of product versions and platforms compatible with this release.
Foglight Management Server
All platforms supported by this version of the Foglight Management Server
Foglight Agent Manager
All platforms supported by this version of the Foglight Agent Manager
All platforms supported by this version of the Foglight Evolve
Foglight Change Analyzer 6.0.0 can be installed on Foglight and comes installed on Foglight Evolve 6.0.0 or Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition 8.9.3.
For information about system requirements for this release, see section "Hardware requirements and guidelines" in the System Requirements and Platform Support Guide for the product you have installed.
Before installing Foglight Change Analyzer, ensure your system meets the following minimum hardware and software requirements:
|Platform, Memory and Hard Disk Space
|The platform, memory, and hard disk space requirements for the monitored servers must match the Agent Manager requirements. For complete information, see the System Requirements and Platform Support Guide.
|Foglight Change Analyzer can be installed on any supported Foglight Management Server, Foglight Evolve, or Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition configuration.
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. Foglight Change Analyzer is covered by the Foglight Evolve Operate and Flex license and Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition license.
To activate a trial or a purchased commercial license:
The Foglight Change Analyzer release package contains the following:
Foglight Change Analyzer 6.0.0 comes pre-installed and enabled on Foglight Evolve 6.0.0 or Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition 8.9.3.
Foglight Change Analyzer can be installed on the Foglight Management Server versions listed in the Upgrade and Compatibility section.
To install Foglight Change Analyzer:
For cartridge installation instructions, see “Installing Foglight cartridges” in the Foglight Administration and Configuration Help.
Additional information is available from the following:
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.
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