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What’s new in this version
This 5.7.0 release of Foglight for VMware accompanies the release of Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition 8.4.0. It includes the following new features:
Metric calculation improvements. The performance of queries is improved in this release by increasing the number of objects in a batch. (VFOG-11612)
Error alert enhancements. When the VMW Agent Messages rule generates an alarm triggered by longer than usual vCenter collection, the alarm message now includes a link to the Knowledge Base article explaining the problem. (VFOG-11291)
Report improvements. The Reports tab now provides access all of the report templates included with Foglight for VMware, Foglight Resource Optimizer, Foglight Change Analyzer, and Foglight Capacity Management. (VFOG-11232)
Datastore utilization metrics. The Utilization tab is added to the Datastore view. This tab illustrates the data capacity of the selected datastore, and lists the virtual machines associated with the datastore. For each virtual machine, the amounts of allocated and used disk space are displayed, together with the estimated weekly growth rate. For more information about this view, see the Foglight for VMware User and Reference Guide. (VFOG-9415)
Support for vSAN. Virtual SAN (VSAN) is a software component running on the ESXi hypervisor. It collects storage resources associated with a cluster and creates a storage pool that is accessible to all hosts on the cluster. When Virtual SAN is enabled on a cluster, a VSAN datastore is created in your environment. VSAN datastores are collections of storage elements that are available to the hosts. Foglight for VMware can now monitor vSAN datastores. For more information about vSAN datastore monitoring, see the Foglight for VMware User and Reference Guide. (VFOG-8198)
Note: Performance metrics cannot be collected for VSAN version 5.5. For more details, see the Third party known issues.
Alarm for missing IP. An alarm, VMW Virtual Machine's Network Interface Card IP Loss, triggers if a virtual machine loses its dynamic IP address and does not obtain a new one. (VFOG-11225)