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Perspectives 5.8.2.1 patch for Solution 328478

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Created: November 6, 2020
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329391 - Vulnerability CVE-2015-4000 found on Management server

A security scan found vulnerability  CVE-2015-4000 on Foglight Management Server SSL ports 8443 and 4444 .

Created: November 25, 2020
329411 - DB2 Database Log Message alarms do not match with DB2 Diagnostic Log dashboard.

The timestamps for the DB2 Database Log Message alarms do not match the log entries displayed in the DB2 Diagnostic log panel

Created: November 26, 2020
329347 - x Large vAPP fglam give false information on fglam is overloaded when adding new vCenter

x Large vAPP fglam give false information on fglam is overloaded when adding new vCenter "This Agent Host is overloaded, we suggest setting up an...

Created: November 23, 2020
329304 - Failed to start FglAM ICMP service that may cause IC agents getting deactivated issue

Failed to start FglAM ICMP service that may cause IC agents getting deactivated issue. Below warning message is logged in Agent Manager log: 2020...

Created: November 19, 2020
329227 - VMware SRM (Site Recovery Manager) offline images count as Foglight Evolve license

VMware SRM (Site Recovery Manager) offline images count as Foglight Evolve license

Created: November 16, 2020
328957 - vCloud environment tiles order and addition of two more tiles

vCloud environment shows the following tiles sorted in this way: Provider VDCs Org VDCs vSphere Resources Organizations vApps Virtual...

Created: November 11, 2020
328431 - Firewall causes "(Server returned: Connection reset)" (SQL state : 08S01) error when adding a SQL Server agent

Unable to add Foglight SQL Server agent to monitor SQL Server instance. It failed with exception "Server returned: Connection reset". It also...

Created: November 4, 2020
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311770 - Azure or SQL Server Up Since and Availability agent metrics missing in Global View Databases Dashboard

n/a or - values are sometimes displayed in the Global View databases dashboard for the Up Since and Availability metrics for the SQL Server or...

Revised: November 26, 2020
315394 - 'Availability Group Database is not Failover Ready' fired by mistake when database role is secondary.

A SQL Server agent sometimes throws false alarms for the "DBSS - Availability Group Database is not failover ready" rule 

Revised: November 26, 2020
327516 - When monitoring SQL Server 2017 on Linux, an error message will be shown in the SQL Agent Error Logs page

The red error message "An error has occurred. Please check your logs" will be shown in the Logs | SQL Agent Error Logs page, when monitoring SQL...

Revised: November 25, 2020
329194 - What does TSCAN in the Sybase agent represent?

What does the value TSCAN in the Sybase Top I/O Active Tables panel Table Scan column represent?

Revised: November 25, 2020
327515 - Databases on a secondary replica are read-only, so the grant script cannot create the user in the database. The Foglight user may still not be able to read data from these read-only replicas even if the users are synchronized.

Databases on a secondary replica are read-only, so the grant script cannot create the user in the database. The foglight user may still not be...

Revised: November 25, 2020
78050 - Blank Email Alerts being generated from FMS

Blank Email Alerts being generated from FMS

Revised: November 25, 2020
87167 - How to deny list an ESX Host/Virtual Machine

It is a requirement to stop data collection for particular VMware objects, for example, ESX hosts and/or VMs. Is it possible to deny list these...

Revised: November 25, 2020
327511 - Cannot import license into installer with license file name XXX.lic

A new Foglight license was obtained with a file name ending in .lic (e.g. XXX.lic). The license can be installed into a new FMS but the FMS...

Revised: November 25, 2020
92488 - Impact of disabling Foglight SQL Server traces

Foglight uses traces to monitor SQL Server databases. The database agent runs a trace (TRACEWRITE) on the Master database when collecting metrics...

Revised: November 25, 2020
215618 - Rows are missing in the SQL Server agent database information and job history pages

Disk used size, log sizes, filegroup, and filestream information is missing for some databases in a SQL Server instance. An Error message "Row...

Revised: November 25, 2020
234154 - How to change a password for a database agent (excluding SQL Server PI repository login)

A password was changed in a database instance and the agent no longer monitors. How can the database password be changed for the database agent...

Revised: November 25, 2020
204485 - "No agents found to be configured with SQL PI" in SQL PI dashboard (PI is paused)

The PI dashboard does not show any data/agents that were previously configured. The dashboard only displays: No agents found to be configured...

Revised: November 25, 2020
317976 - Export to CSV in SQL PI did not export all columns

Under SQL PI | SQL Statements | Top SQL Statements, the button "Export to CSV" did not export 'Average SQL Response time' and ' Active Time...

Revised: November 25, 2020
327169 - Missing data in SQL PI due to "Cannot get a connection, pool error Timeout waiting for idle object​" error

No data displayed in Foglight. An error in found in the agent logs not being able to get the collection when submitting data to the PI repository...

Revised: November 25, 2020
67268 - How to set or reset SQL Server and Oracle database agent retention policies

Foglight Administrator wishes to reset exisitng custom policies applied to Oracle and SQL Server database agents. Foglight Administrator wishes...

Revised: November 25, 2020
233611 - How to setup / install a new MongoDB agent

Foglight for MongoDB provides a graphic, intuitive method for creating and configuring agents, which can be used instead of Foglight’s default...

Revised: November 25, 2020
102185 - Alarms in databases and alarms dashboard do not match

In the database screen of the Foglight Console, Foglight is showing Fatal errors for most database agents. When clicking on the fatal error, there...

Revised: November 25, 2020
89915 - Is NTLMv2 used when connecting to Windows servers?

The SQL Server agent includes an option to "Use NTLMv2" authentication which can be set to true or false for the SQL Server and OS connections.  

Revised: November 24, 2020
329338 - Foglight Agent Manager high availability failover is not working

The Foglight Agent Manager (FglAM) is configured for high availability (HA) but the failover is not working.

Revised: November 24, 2020
151900 - How to assign the newly created variable to the Email Action?

How to modify e-mails subject and messages adding rule severity variables.

Revised: November 24, 2020
329285 - How to change the root password in a vApp?

Is there a way to change the root default password in a vApp?

Revised: November 23, 2020
328979 - Service Now Integration fails with error message

Service Now Integration fails with error message - "No next card defined"

Revised: November 20, 2020
141196 - What are the License Requirement for Foglight Evovle

What are the License requirements for Foglight Evolve?

Revised: November 19, 2020
176417 - No execution plan details in SQL PI for a SQL Server instance

Unable to generate or see execution plans for a SQL Server instance. Sometimes messages similar to the following appear in the database agent log...

Revised: November 19, 2020
131991 - How to set up host and agent blackouts (excluding database agents)

How to setup Blackouts for hosts and database agents.

Revised: November 19, 2020
115573 - Video - Deploying the Infrastructure Agent

This video is for steps to install and deploy the Infrastructure Agent and a local FglAM.

Revised: November 19, 2020
104853 - Configuring and monitoring performance counters in the SQL Server agent

Where are the Performance Counter metrics collected by the SQL Server agents stored in the topology? The Performance Counters view allows...

Revised: November 19, 2020
328329 - Common Elements in Foglight Dashboards

This video describes the Quest Foglight screen elements that users can see regardless of which cartridges have been installed.

Revised: November 19, 2020
328030 - How to view SQL Server Query Performance

How can query performance in a SQL Server instance be viewed in Foglight?

Revised: November 19, 2020
326655 - SQL PI Repository - How to import certificates when there is a connection error for no certificates

When monitoring connecting to a remote SQL Server PI repository SSL mode, certificates for the SQL Server PI repository database server must be...

Revised: November 19, 2020
326653 - Azure SQL - How to import certificates when there is a connection error for no certificates

When monitoring remote Azure SQL databases in SSL mode, certificates for the database server must be imported into the keystore on the Agent...

Revised: November 19, 2020
326650 - DB2 - How to import certificates when there is a connection error for no certificates

When monitoring remote DB2 databases in SSL mode, certificates for the database server must be imported into the keystore on the Agent Manager. 

Revised: November 19, 2020
326496 - What is the DBO - Invalid Materialized View alarm?

Beginning with the 5.9.7.10 Oracle database cartridge, materialized views have been added as a new type of invalid object for Oracle agents. The...

Revised: November 19, 2020
325815 - Auto-clearing DBSS - Jobs Failed alarms

In the 5.9.7.10 and higher releases of the SQL Server cartridge, functionality has been included for there to be only one active alarm per failed...

Revised: November 19, 2020
325475 - Long Running Session Alarm for Oracle and SQL Server

Beginning with the 5.9.7.10 database cartridges, a long running session alarm has been included for SQL Server and Oracle agents. The alarms...

Revised: November 19, 2020
90550 - Working with Alarms

Revised: November 19, 2020
308690 - How to monitor SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)

How can a SQL Server Reporting Services be monitoring on a SQL Server instance.

Revised: November 19, 2020
294870 - How to add multiple Hostagents (UNIX, Linux, Windows agents)

What are the steps to create multiple Windows or Linux or Unix or Solaris or AIX agents? What are the steps to create more than one Windows...

Revised: November 19, 2020
294670 - How to install or create a new Unix Agent or Linux Agent

What are the steps to create a new Linux or Unix or Solaris or AIX agent? What are the steps to create a new Linux or Unix Hostagent? What are...

Revised: November 19, 2020
290630 - How to add a SQL PI extension to a SQL Server agent (for cartridge versions 5.9.5.10 and below)

How can a SQL PI extension be added to a SQL Server agent using an Infobright PI repository. This video is applicable to the 5.9.5.10 and lower...

Revised: November 19, 2020
279331 - How to install or create a new Windows Agent

What are the steps to create a new Windows agent? What are the steps to create a new Windows Hostagent? What are the steps to create a new...

Revised: November 19, 2020
261362 - How to Create Foglight Oracle Performance Investigator agents for monitoring

The demo will cover how to create a single Oracle database agent which includes a connection to the SQL Server PI repository. This video is...

Revised: November 19, 2020
259696 - How to setup a new MySQL agent

How is the MySQLAgent installed in Foglight?

Revised: November 19, 2020
149366 - How to monitor specific OS processes using the Infrastructure cartridge? Process Availability rule

How to monitor user specific process using the Infrastructure Cartridge (IC)?

Revised: November 19, 2020
146924 - How to upgrade the infrastructure cartridge (hostagents.gar)

How to upgrade the infrastructure agent (hostagents.gar)

Revised: November 19, 2020
95966 - How to install a cartridge in Foglight?

What are the steps to install a cartridge in Foglight by Adding it to a Cartridge Inventory of an Existing Foglight Management Server?

Revised: November 19, 2020
329237 - Foglight Agent Manager (FglAM) can't start automatically with the new Linux system restart

Foglight Agent Manager (FglAM) can't start automatically with the new Linux system restart on below mentioned platforms. CentOS Linux 8.0 8.1...

Revised: November 19, 2020
136829 - Foglight for Virtualization Enterprise vApp Configuration and Troubleshooting

Common configuration and Troubleshooting commands for vApp

Revised: November 10, 2020
72106 - Database agents are missing from the Globalview database dashboard

Agents are shown as Active in Agent Status but do not appear in the Global View Databases Dashboard. Database agents are missing and are not...

Revised: November 10, 2020
328478 - HotFix - Perspectives 5.8.2.1

HotFix - Perspectives 5.8.2.1

Revised: November 6, 2020
328339 - Does Foglight support MS SQL Server Always ON Cluster, using Availability Group and multiSubnet failover, as Database repository

Does Foglight support MS SQL Server Always ON Cluster, with Availability Group and multiSubnet failover, as Database repository?

Revised: November 6, 2020
197059 - How to upload a server support bundle to Quest FTP site

The 5.7.5.4 FMS release provides the ability to upload FMS / FglAM support bundles directly from the Foglight UI to the FTP site. How does one...

Revised: November 3, 2020
326936 - SQL rendering defined in table causes the poor performance of "Blocking (Current)" page

It takes over 30 seconds for current blocking panel to sometimes appear in SQL Server agent

Revised: November 3, 2020
326649 - Sybase - How to import certificates when there is a connection error for no certificates

When monitoring remote  Sybase / SAP ASE databases in SSL mode, certificates for the database server must be imported into the keystore on the...

Revised: November 3, 2020
326654 - WinRM and VMWare - How to import certificates when there is a connection error for no certificates

When monitoring remote systems in SSL mode, certificates for the remote server must be imported into the keystore on the Agent Manager.  

Revised: November 3, 2020
307732 - Sybase JDBC driver affects credential synchronization

The following error message is encountered in the FglAM log when connecting to an AIX server. ERROR [FglAM:IncomingMessageResponse[5]-18097] com...

Revised: November 3, 2020
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