Foglight® Capacity Director 6.3.0
Developed for Foglight Management Server 6.3.0 / Foglight Evolve 6.3.0
Welcome to Foglight Capacity Director
Resolved issues and enhancements
Upgrade and compatibility
Getting started with Foglight Capacity Director
Foglight® Capacity Director delivers complete virtual infrastructure capacity life cycle management, spanning planning, allocation, optimization, and maintenance. Get deep insight into your environment, including the availability and estimated time left for CPU, memory, storage, and IOPs. Use historical trends to better forecast resource requirements for clusters, hosts, and workloads—and proactively predict and budget for capital expenditures. Optimize resource utilization and reduce operational expenses by rebalancing the distribution of clusters and workloads. Model your infrastructure changes (add, move, or remove clusters, hosts, and VMs) before deployment, to avoid bottlenecks, performance issues, or reaching the system’s capacity limits. Foglight Capacity Director also includes the Foglight Capacity Director Lite in the VMware and Hyper-V environments.
These Release Notes cover the resolved issues, known issues, workarounds, and other important information about the 6.3.0 release of Foglight Capacity Director. Review all sections before starting installation.
Resolved issues and Enhancements have been published in the Foglight for Evolve 6.3 Release Notes document. For more specific information, refer to Foglight for Evolve 6.3 Release Notes.
Fixed - User cannot access Capacity Director dashboard
This 6.3.0 release of Foglight Capacity Director includes the following known issues at the time of this release.
While automatically deploying a virtual machine for Hyper-V, a Timeout Exception is fired if the exported file time is long.
Foglight Capacity Director 6.3.x requires Management Server version 6.3.x and Foglight Agent Manager version 6.3.x. It also requires Foglight for VMware version 6.3.x and Foglight for Hyper-V version 6.3.x.
The following Foglight product versions and platforms are 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
For information about system requirements for this release, see the Foglight System Requirements and Platform Support Guide.
Before installing Foglight Capacity Director, ensure your system meets the following minimum hardware and software requirements:
| Management Server
|Hard Disk Space
|20 MB for Foglight Capacity Director
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 Capacity Director is covered by the Foglight Evolve Operate and Flex license.
To activate a trial or a purchased commercial license:
Foglight Capacity Director 6.3.0 is a software release and consists of the .car file required for installation on the Management Server and the necessary documentation.
The Foglight Capacity Director release package contains the following products:
1. Foglight Capacity Director version 6.3.0 (Capacity-Director-6_3_0.car).
2. Product Documentation, including:
Foglight Capacity Director 6.3.0 comes pre-installed on Foglight Evolve 6.3.0.
The Capacity Management tab in the VMware environment will be automatically upgraded as a lite version of Foglight Capacity Director. However the previous Capacity Management cartridge is still enabled by default, to ensure that the customized dashboards and reports created based on the previous cartridge are still valid. It is strongly recommended that you use the features and data from the new Foglight Capacity Director to rebuild your previous customized dashboards and reports.
Foglight Capacity Director can be installed on the Foglight Management Server versions listed in the Upgrade and Compatibility section.
To install Foglight Capacity Director:
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.
This release has the following known capabilities or limitations: This release is only localized for English but does support the Unicode character set.
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