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Foglight 5.9.2 - Upgrade Guide

Understand product versions Best practices Upgrade the Foglight Management Server Upgrade the Foglight Agent Manager Upgrade the Application Monitoring cartridges Upgrade the Database cartridges Upgrade the End User Management cartridges Upgrading the Infrastructure Management cartridges Upgrade the Integration cartridges Upgrade the cartridges in a federated or High Availability (HA) environment Appendix: Deploying an agent package using the browser interface

Upgrading Foglight for Storage Management cartridge

The latest version of the Foglight for Storage Management cartridge is 4.5.5.

Foglight for Storage Management cartridge 4.5.5 requires Management Server version 5.9.2, or Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition 8.7.5. Prior to upgrading the Storage Management cartridge, you must update Foglight for VMware to version 5.7.5. For more information, see the Foglight for VMware Release Notes.

NOTE: Foglight Resource Optimizer provides recommendations for changes in the VMware® or Hyper-V® environments, to make more efficient the use of resources. This requires that the VMware or Hyper-V agent is configured with a user that has elevated privileges, beyond the read-only privileges required for monitoring. For a list of privileges required for the VMware or Hyper-V agent, refer to section “Configuring Monitoring Agents for Data Collection” in the Foglight for VMware User and Reference Guide and Foglight for Hyper-V User and Reference Guide, respectively.
Upgrade the Storage Management Agents from the Storage & San > Storage Environment > Administration dashboard, for each Agent Manager Hosts shown in the StorageAgentMaster Monitor Agents view.
For instructions, see “Deploying Storage Agents after an Upgrade” in the Managing Storage in Virtual Environments Installation and Configuration Guide. The upgrade dialog will:
Upgrade StorageAgentMasterMonitor.gar.
Deactivate StorageAgentMaster.gar and remove the Windows service running on the Agent Host named FoglightStorageManagerCollector or HDCCService.
Deploy StorageAgentMasterDB.gar and create an agent.
Upgrade StorageCollector.gar.

Upgrade Foglight for vCloud Director

The latest version of Foglight for vCloud Director is 5.7.4.

Foglight for vCloud Director 5.7.4 requires Management Server version 5.9.x, or Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition 8.7.

On the Cartridge Inventory dashboard, install the file. Do not remove the older version of this cartridge. Install version 5.7.4 over the older version.
On the navigation panel, under Dashboards, click vCloud Environment to open the vCloud Director Environment dashboard.
Click the Administration tab.
Click Update Agent once for each Foglight Agent Manager instance on which outdated vCloud Director agents are running.

Upgrade Foglight Web Monitor

The latest version of Foglight Web Monitor is 5.9.2.

Foglight Web Monitor 5.9.2 requires Management Server version 5.6.5 or later.

Foglight Web Monitor 5.9.2 can co-exist with legacy Cartridge for Operating System 5.5.4. If you have the Cartridge for Operating System 5.5.4 installed:

Deactivate all of the WebMonitorAgent instances.
Install the file on the Management Server as you would install a new Foglight Web Monitor. Do not uninstall or delete the previous version of this file. For complete instructions, see “Installing Foglight cartridges” in the Administration and Configuration Help.
Activate the WebMonitorAgent instances.

Upgrade Foglight for VMware

The latest version of Foglight for VMware is 5.7.5.

Foglight for VMware 5.7.5 requires Management Server version 5.9.x, or Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition 8.7.5.

Upgrades are supported from Foglight for VMware 5.6.15.x and later. Upgrades from the versions earlier than 5.6.15.x are not supported.

Important: The VMware Performance Agent uses a Virtual Center account to log in to the monitored Virtual Center. The administrative role associated with that account must be granted the Performance > Modify intervals privilege. When collecting traffic-type network metrics from the monitored ESX hosts, this privilege enables the VMware Performance Agent to change the performance metric counter levels in order to collect this data. On the Virtual Center server, verify that the user has the following privileges:

Important. If you increased the JVM memory allocation in a previous cartridge installation (as described in the “System Requirements” section of the Foglight for VMware Release Notes), you need to repeat this process after deploying the new agent package and before activating the agents.
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