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Foglight for Container Management 4.0 - Release Notes

Foglight Container Management 4.0.0 Release Notes

Foglight® for Container Management 4.0.0

Developed for Foglight Management Server 5.9.8/ Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition 8.9.3/ Foglight Evolve 9.3

Release Notes

December 2020


Contents

Contents

Welcome to Foglight for Container Management

New in this release

Resolved issues and enhancements

Known issues

Upgrade and compatibility

System requirements

Product licensing

Getting started with Foglight for Container Management

About Us

 


Welcome to Foglight for Container Management

Welcome to Foglight for Container Management

Containers is a method of an operating system virtualization that allows you to run an application and the dependencies in a resource-isolated process. Foglight® for Container Management simplifies this process by tracking each container, the resources it consumes and the remaining compute of the container host. Moreover, it provides a cluster information and the pre-configured rules with notifications that identifies the problem of your clusters.

 

This Release Notes covers the resolved issues, known issues, workarounds and some other important information about the 4.0.0 release of Foglight for Container Management. Review all sections before starting installation.

 

Foglight for Container Management supports the following container platforms for Kubernetes Agent:

  • Local Kubernetes
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Google Cloud Platform Container Engine (GKE)
  • IBM Cloud Kubernetes Services
  • Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS)
  • The Origin Community Distribution of Kubernetes that powers Red Hat OpenShift (OKD)

Foglight for Container Management supports the following container platforms for Docker Swarm Agent:

  • Docker Swarm clusters locally or on the cloud platforms
  • Docker Host that does not join any Swarm cluster

Note: Windows containers are not supported in this release.

  


New in this release

New in this release

This 4.0.0 release of Foglight for Container Management accompanies the release of Foglight Evolve 9.3 and Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition 8.9.3. It includes Foglight for Container Management for Kubernetes (GA release) and Foglight for Container Management for Docker Swarm (Technical Preview release). This release includes following new features and improvements:

Foglight for Container Management for Kubernetes

  • Supports Container Cost for Kubernetes environment. (FCON-1030)

    Notes:
    1. Currently, the Kubernetes costs for AKS and EKS environment are calculated.

    2. To access the Cost tab, both Administrator role and Container Administrator role are required.

    3. Container cost does not collect costs from cloud providers, but uses the cost data collected by cloud agents for parsing the Container environment cost. For more prerequisites, refer to Cost section in Foglight for Container Management User and Administration Guide.

  • Suppors Workloads monitoring for Kubernetes Environment. (FCON-1054)
  • Supports collection metrics from Openshift Prometheus using Openshift credential. (FCON-1095)
  • Added Container Explore Dashboards. (FCON-1192)

 

Foglight for Container Management for Docker Swarm

Foglight for Container Management for Docker Swarm does not include any new feature or improvement.

 


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