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Foglight for Storage Management Shared 4.6 - Release Notes

Foglight for Storage Management 4.6 Release Notes

Foglight® for Storage Management 4.6

Managing Storage in Virtual Environments

Developed for Foglight Management Server 5.9.3 / Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition 8.8

Release Notes

July 2018



Welcome to Foglight for Storage Management

New in this release

Resolved issues and enhancements

Deprecated features

Known issues

Third party known issues

Upgrade and compatibility

System requirements


Product licensing

Getting started with Foglight for Storage Management

About Us

Welcome to Foglight for Storage Management

Welcome to Foglight for Storage Management

Foglight® for Storage Management is a monitoring solution for virtual environments utilizing physical storage to provide metrics and alerts for: performance, capacity, and topology. With Foglight for Storage Management, virtualization administrators can visualize their entire virtual to physical storage environment through detailed architectural representations. Out-of-the-box alerts provide the ability to predict, diagnose, and resolve problems affecting performance, capacity, and availability, while allowing storage administrators to visualize the consumers of storage and impacts to changes. Foglight® for Storage Management enables organizations to better manage their underlying physical storage for optimal virtual infrastructure performance, and reduce data gathering time with end-to-end visibility to quickly ascertain root cause.

These Release Notes cover the resolved issues, known issues, workarounds, and other important information about the 4.6 release of Foglight® for Storage Management. Review all sections before starting the installation.

New in this release

New in this release

Version 4.6 contains the following new features and updates:

  • Added the support of EMC® VPlex 5.5.
  • Added the support of NetApp® ONTAP® 9.2.
  • Added the new Custom Rules tab on the Storage Environment dashboard.
  • Added the new Storage Capacity Statistics Scatter Chart on the Storage Capacity dashboard.
  • Added the new Restart button on the Storage Environment > Administration > Storage Agents table.
  • Improved the performance of Disk Model Editor.
  • Improved Generic SMI-S Array Agent to support the metrics collection of LUN protection.


  • None of the monitoring agents included with Foglight for Storage Management currently support the high availability (HA) feature included with Foglight Agent Manager.
  • This release of Foglight for Storage Management is designed for use with Foglight 5.9.3 and Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition version 8.8.
  • The included update of the Java VM for both the agent manager and the Foglight Management Server includes security updates that remove support for RC4 cipher suites, MD5 signed SSL certificates, and support for SSLv3. Older versions of the management server using the default installation certificate will be provided with an updated certificate. If a user-provided SSL certificate was configured then it must be upgraded to comply with the Java security requirements. This should be done before installing the server upgrade. Future updates to Java may also disable support for SHA-1 signed SSL certificates. SHA-256 is recommended as the signature algorithm for all SSL certificates.
  • Any agents using SSL to monitor arrays or array management hosts use the same security restrictions. SSL certificates on arrays should be upgraded to SHA-256 signed certificates if SSL connections are required. Agents can switch to non-SSL connections if desired.
  • When connecting to BNA to monitor Brocade switches, only read-only access is required. The documentation has been updated to reflect this.

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