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Foglight for Hyper-V 6.1.0 - Release Notes

Getting started with Foglight for Hyper-V

Getting started with Foglight for Hyper-V

Contents of the release package

The Foglight for Hyper-V release package contains the following:

  1. Cartridge files:
    Note: Some of the Foglight for Hyper-V browser interface elements are defined in the,,, and files. All of the available CAR files need to be installed on the Management Server.
  2. Product Documentation, including:
    • Foglight for Hyper-V Release Notes (this document, in HTML format)
    • Foglight for Hyper-V Installation Guide (PDF)
      Note: This document was not updated for this release. The previous version of this document is relevant for the current release as well.
    • Foglight for Hyper-V User and Reference Guide (PDF and online help)

Installation instructions

Foglight Evolve 6.1.0 includes a new version of Foglight for Hyper-V 6.1.0. This new version of Foglight for Hyper-V is installed with Foglight Evolve 6.1.0.

To install the cartridge files and deploy agents:
  1. Navigate to the Cartridge Inventory dashboard, and install the following cartridge files:
  2. To enable System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) monitoring, install the file.
  3. On the Hyper-V Environment dashboard, open the Administration tab.
  4. On the Agents area, click Hyper-V Agents, SCVMM Agents, or SOFS Agents, and then click Add.
  5. Follow the Agent Setup wizard to create and deploy Hyper-V agent, SCVMM agent, or SOFS agent instances, as required.

After installing all of the cartridge files, the following cartridges appear on the list of installed cartridges:

  • SCVMM 6.1.0
  • SCVMM-Agent 6.1.0
  • Virtual-HyperV 6.1.0
  • Virtual-HyperV-Admin 6.1.0
  • Virtual-HyperV-Lite 6.1.0
  • Virtual-HyperV-Base 6.1.0
  • Virtual-HyperV-Intelliprofile 6.1.0

For more information, see the Foglight for Hyper-V Installation Guide.

Configuration prerequisites

User privileges required for monitoring agents

  1. Privileges of Monitor Account for Hyper-V® or SOFS Agent:
    • The user is a member of a local group administrators.
  2. Privileges of Monitor Account for SCVMM Agent (Hyper-V® environments):
  3. Privileges of Hyper-V Optimizer (Hyper-V® environments):
    • Hyper-V Optimizer is using the Hyper-V agent credentials (which is the local administrator).

Configurations required for collecting data from VMs resided on SMB server

To collect the complete data of virtual machines that are resided on the SMB server, make sure to do the following:

  1. Open krb5.config under the FGLAM_HOM\state\default\config directory, set "forwardable=true" in libdefaults.
  2. Enable SMB delegation on Active Directory using either of the following approaches:
    1. Run the following command on Active Directory. Visit Enable-SmbDelegation for details.
      Enable-SmbDelegation [-SmbClient] <Hyper-V server name> [-SmbServer] <SMB server name>
      1. The Active Directory forest must be at the Windows Server 2012 functional level and above.
      2. This cmdlet relies on Active Directory Windows PowerShell cmdlets to perform its actions. To install the Active Directory cmdlets, run the following command: Install-WindowsFeature RSAT-AD-PowerShell
    2. Enable the SMB delegation through the Active Directory Users and Computers console.
      1. Browse to select the default container named Computers.
      2. Select the computer on which you want to configure constrained delegation (your Hyper-V host server), right click on it and select Properties.
      3. Click Delegation, and then select the Trust this computer for delegation to specified services only option and ensure you select the Use Kerberos Only option.
      4. In the Service box, click Add and select the Hyper-V target host computer, and then select cifs from the list of services that show up.

Additional resources

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 localized for English only but supports the Unicode character set.


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