Virtualization Manager 2019.4 Release Notes

Released November 5, 2019

These release notes describe new features, improvements, and fixed issues in Virtualization Manager (VMAN) 2019.4. They also provide information about upgrades and describe workarounds for known issues.

New VMAN feature

Basic Nutanix monitoring support

In VMAN 2019.4, you can now add a Nutanix cluster and begin basic Nutanix monitoring.

See this topic for more information about what's supported in this release.

New Orion Platform features

New version numbering

Orion Platform products now follow a new, consistent naming structure. VMAN 2019.4 is part of the Orion Platform 2019.4 release.

Support for new languages

Orion Platform products are now localized to German and Japanese. You can choose the language during a fresh install of an Orion server.

The basic shared virtualization monitoring functionality available to NPM, SAM, and VMAN has been localized. However, the full-fledged VMAN product is not yet fully localized.

Orion Log Viewer

Orion Log Viewer is now included as an optional add-on during installation or upgrade for all Orion products. Orion Log Viewer was previously included with VMAN as part of the optional VMware Events Add-on.

Support for Azure SQL Managed Instance

You can now use the Azure SQL Managed Instance deployment option for your Orion database.

Orion Maps improvements

Orion Maps 2019.4 allows users to customize their maps with personalized images and enhancements, multi-select and reconfigure groups of entities on the canvas at one time, and quickly identify contextual relationships between entities from the entity library without leaving the Orion Maps Editor.

See the Orion Platform 2019.4 release notes for more details about new Orion Platform features.

New user installation

For information about installing Virtualization Manager, see the Orion Installer and Virtualization Manager Installation Guide. After installation, use the VMAN Getting Started Guide to get started fast.

How to upgrade

For a detailed upgrade walkthrough, see the VMAN Upgrade Guide.

Fixed issues

VMAN 2019.4 fixes the following issues:

CASE NUMBER DESCRIPTION
00204243

Having multiple NICs on a monitored virtual machine that share the same IP address no longer causes a conflict.

00246913 Performance issues where the Java Poller would max out CPU usage have been resolved.
00268269 Cases where Orion services would consume increasingly large amounts of memory have been resolved.
00336329 The Storage Summary resource no longer incorrectly shows html tags along with the actual LUN IDs/paths.
---- When creating a report for a datastore, adding in the depletion date column no longer causes an error.
00252695, 1076658, 1112219, 1188174 VMAN now polls the correct IP addresses for virtual machines with Network Load Balancing.
00315974 A configuration issue causing an unnecessary performance load on the SQL server has been resolved.
00309468 Capacity Planning reports will no longer fail in some cases with the error: Index was outside the bounds of the array.
00040659 Performing Network Discovery on a range of nodes containing Hyper-V hosts no longer causes VMs of the HyperV hosts to be added as nodes in the Orion Platform.
---- VMAN no longer has Unexpected Website Errors when date, time, or number formats are not set to a supported language in Windows Regional settings.

See the Orion Platform 2019.4 release notes to see more Orion Platform fixed issues.

Known issues

Issue: AppStack data for a vCenter may in some cases be displayed incorrectly when the vCenter is deployed as a virtual machine under an ESXi host that is monitored by the same vCenter.

 

Issue: Account limitations may not work correctly in some cases with VIM/VMAN groups.

 

Issue: Custom charts for VMAN clusters may sometimes show an irrelevant host in the chart legend.

 

Issue: Database maintenance can in some cases cause performance issues for VMAN polling engines.

 

Issue: Dashboards in the VMAN appliance may disappear after migrating from an older (pre 7.1) appliance to a newer appliance (8.0 or newer).

Work-around: See this KB article.

 

Issue: Enabling Collection Schedules for a datasource may result in an "unable to connect" error in cases where a large number of credentials are stored in the VMAN appliance.

 

Issue: Currently running trend reports aren't shown in the "Report Schedules" tab. However, reports are still successfully executed and available for download in the "Report Results" tab once completed.

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