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Foglight Resource Optimizer 6.0.0 - Release Notes

System requirements

System requirements

Foglight Resource Optimizer 6.0.0 can be installed on Foglight and comes installed on Foglight Evolve 9.3 or Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition 8.9.3.

For information about system requirements for this release, see section "Hardware requirements and guidelines" in the System Requirements and Platform Support Guide for the product you have installed.

 

Before installing Foglight Resource Optimizer, ensure your system meets the following minimum hardware and software requirements:

Platform, Memory and Hard Disk Space The platform, memory, and hard disk space requirements for the monitored servers must match the Agent Manager requirements. For complete information, see the System Requirements and Platform Support Guide.
Operating System Foglight Resource Optimizer can be installed on any supported Foglight Management Server or Foglight Evolve configuration.

 


Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting

This section provides information about problems that you might encounter while monitoring your environment with Foglight Resource Optimizer, and describes the solutions available to troubleshoot these problems.

Troubleshooting Foglight Resource Optimizer for Hyper-V Environments issues

This section includes the following topics:

Evaluate the time a VM needs to shut down for reclaiming resources

Users must evaluate the time a VM needs to shut down for reclaiming resources.

For example, if the evaluation result is 5 minutes, users must:

1. Add -Dcom.quest.hyperv.timeout.minutes=5 to the FglAM_HOME\state\default\config\baseline.jvmargs file.

2. Restart the Foglight Agent Manager to load the parameter and use the new value.

Recommendations provided by the Foglight Resource Optimizer for Hyper-V Environments are not displayed on the Federation Master

With default configuration, the recommendations provided by the Foglight Resource Optimizer for Hyper-V Environments are not displayed on the Federation Master.

Workaround:

1. Add the following line to the FOGLIGHT_HOME\config\server.config file on Federation Master:

server.vm.option0 = "-Doptimizer.hyperv.vm.life.period.millis=1800000";

2. Save changes, and then restart the Management Server.

 


Product licensing

Product licensing

Foglight includes a licensing capability that restricts access to those features that are defined in the license. Any Management Server installation requires a license that grants access to server-specific parts of the browser interface and the features associated with them. Foglight cartridges are also license-protected. While some cartridges are covered by the base Foglight license (such as Foglight Agent Manager cartridges and Foglight for Infrastructure), others may require an additional license. Foglight Resource Optimizer is covered by the Foglight Evolve Operate and Flex license and Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition license.

To activate a trial or a purchased commercial license:

  1. On the navigation panel, under Dashboards, click Administration > Setup > Manage Licenses.
  2. Click Install.
  3. In the Install License dialog box, click Browse.
  4. In the file browser that appears, specify the location of the license file.
  5. In the Install License dialog box, click Install License.

 


Getting started with Foglight Resource Optimizer

Getting started with Foglight Resource Optimizer

Contents of the release package

The Foglight Resource Optimizer release package contains the following:

  1. Foglight Resource Optimizer version 6.0.0 cartridge files:
    • CommonAnalytics-6_0_0.car
    • vUsage-Feedback-6_0_0.car
    • DRP-6_0_0.car
    • HyperV-Optimizer-6_0_0.car
    • Optimizer-6_0_0.car
    • VMware-Optimizer-6_0_0.car
  2. Foglight Resource Optimizer Automation version 6.0.0 cartridge file:
    • OptimizerAutomation-6_0_0.car
  3. Product Documentation, including:
    • Foglight Resource Optimizer for Hyper-V Environments User Guide (PDF and online help)
    • Foglight Resource Optimizer for VMware Environments User Guide (PDF and online help)
    • Foglight Resource Optimizer Release Notes (this document)

Installation instructions

Foglight Resource Optimizer 6.0.0 comes pre-installed and enabled on Foglight Evolve 9.3 or Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition 8.9.3.

Foglight Resource Optimizer can be installed on the Foglight Management Server versions listed in the Upgrade and Compatibility section.

Note: Based on current model, Foglight Resource Optimizer for Hyper-V Environments only support VMs on Cluster Shared Volume (CSV).

 

To install Foglight Resource Optimizer for VMware Environments version 6.0.0:

  1. Download the following packages from Quest Support Portal:
    • Foglight for VMware version 6.0.0 (which includes the vUsage-Feedback-6_0_0.car, DRP-6_0_0.car, Virtual-VMware-6_0_0.car, and Virtual-VMware-Admin-6_0_0.car cartridge files)
    • Foglight Resource Optimizer version 6.0.0 (which includes the CommonAnalytics-6_0_0.car, vUsage-Feedback-6_0_0.car, DRP-6_0_0.car, Optimizer-6_0_0.car, and VMware-Optimizer-6_0_0.car cartridge files)
    • Foglight Resource Optimizer Automation version 6.0.0 (which includes the OptimizerAutomation-6_0_0.car cartridge file)
  2. On the Cartridge Inventory dashboard, install the following cartridge files. Do not remove the older version of these cartridges. Install the new versions over the older versions. The sequence of cartridge installation is important because of their dependencies:
    1. vUsage-Feedback-6_0_0.car
    2. DRP-6_0_0.car
    3. OptimizerAutomation-6_0_0.car
    4. CommonAnalytics-6_0_0.car
    5. Virtual-VMware-6_0_0.car
      Note: After installing the Virtual-VMware-6_0_0.car cartridge, existing vCenter agents (VC agents) must be updated using the Update Agent button in the VMware Environment > Administration tab.
    6. Virtual-VMware-Admin-6_0_0.car
    7. VMware-Optimizer-6_0_0.car
    8. Optimizer-6_0_0.car
    9. ChangeAnalyzer-6_0_0.car (recommended)
  3. If configuration has been previously edited to support larger environments, please refer to Foglight for VMware Release Notes to restore the configuration.

For cartridge installation instructions, see “Installing Foglight cartridges” in the Foglight Administration and Configuration Help.

 

To install Foglight Resource Optimizer for Hyper-V Environments version 6.0.0:

  1. Download the following packages from Quest Support Portal:
    • Foglight for Hyper-V version 6.0.0 (which includes the vUsage-Feedback-6_0_0.car, DRP-6_0_0.car, Virtual-HyperV-6_0_0.car, and Virtual-HyperV-Admin-6_0_0.car cartridge files)
    • Foglight Resource Optimizer version 6.0.0 (which includes the CommonAnalytics-6_0_0.car, vUsage-Feedback-6_0_0.car, DRP-6_0_0.car, Optimizer-6_0_0.car, and HyperV-Optimizer-6_0_0.car cartridge files)
    • Foglight Resource Optimizer Automation version 6.0.0 (which includes the OptimizerAutomation-6_0_0.car cartridge file)
  2. On the Cartridge Inventory dashboard, install the following cartridge files. Do not remove the older version of these cartridges. Install the new versions over the older versions. The sequence of cartridge installation is important because of their dependencies:
    1. vUsage-Feedback-6_0_0.car
    2. DRP-6_0_0.car
    3. OptimizerAutomation-6_0_0.car
    4. CommonAnalytics-6_0_0.car
    5. Virtual-HyperV-6_0_0.car
      Note: After installing the Virtual-HyperV-6_0_0.car cartridge, existing Hyper-V agents must be updated using the Update Agent button in the Hyper-V Environment > Administration tab.
    6. Optimizer-6_0_0.car
    7. Virtual-HyperV-Admin-6_0_0.car
    8. HyperV-Optimizer-6_0_0.car

For cartridge installation instructions, see “Installing Foglight cartridges” in the Foglight Administration and Configuration Help.

Configuration prerequisites

Prerequisites for VMs without Integration Services (Hyper-V® environments)

If you plan to reclaim resources that require a VM shutdown (for example, Change CPU or Memory Allocation, Power Off VM, etc.), and there is no Integration Service on the targeted VM, save all data on that VM before performing the reclaim action.

VMs without Integration Services cannot be shut down successfully. Instead, the VMs are turned off, and all unsaved data is lost.

Prerequisites for VMs without VMware Tools (VMware® environments)

If you plan to reclaim resources that require a VM shutdown (for example, Change CPU or Memory Allocation, Power Off VM, etc.), and there are no VMware Tools installed on the targeted VM, save all data on that VM before performing the reclaim action.

VMs without VMware Tools cannot be shut down successfully. Instead, the VMs are turned off, and all unsaved data is lost.

Additional resources

Additional information is available from the following:

Globalization

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.

 


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