We are pleased to announce the release of vFoglight 6.6. This release continues to focus on our goal of enhanced usability, increased performance, capacity management and VMware vSphere 5 support. Along with some minor bug fixes, this release contains some great new features that are sure to impress. The following is a list of some of the most notable:
§ VMware Agent Rewrite - new VMware agent, managed via the Foglight Agent Manager (FGLAM), enables growth with our largest customers, ensures reliability and improves ease-of-use with agent configuration and management. It´s faster, uses less resources and can connect to multiple vCenters from single FGLAM.
§ UI / Dashboards Performance Optimization - displaying data immediately when possible, fetching data when not possible, and notifying customer with a progress bar not only improves dashboard performance, but also improves user perception.
§ New Alarm Dialog - enhanced alarm dialog provides more diagnostic details and impact analysis which reduces issue mean time to resolution.
§ Global Search - a “Google-like” search capability for any monitored object or health topic which helps make vFoglight users more efficient by significantly reducing search activities.
§ Global Report Access - global drop-down menu enables quicker access to report creation and running which reduces the time to retrieve valuable information about the infrastructure.
§ Associated Reports - out-of-the-box reports are associated with related dashboards and custom reports can be associated with related dashboards which further reduce the time to retrieve valuable environment information from vFoglight.
§ Report Suggestions - out-of-the-box suggestions on key reports leverages best practice intelligence from Quest´s VMware vExperts to provide actionable recommendations for the virtual infrastructure.
§ Roles and Groups - three new roles (QuickView, Reports, Administrator) enable customers to more readily set up users with restricted access.
§ Default Home Page - set default landing page, time range, refresh rate per user for added customization and reduced clicks to see key data; especially valuable for executive dashboards.
§ Storage Metrics - added thin provisioning metrics to provide insight into consumed, allocated and available storage and NFS data store metrics to provide insight into throughput and latency.
§ Workload Density - cluster-based capacity utilization to determine remaining virtual machine capacity and monitor capacity thresholds.
§ Resource Bottleneck Identification and Recommendation - user-defined thresholds to ensure virtual machine availability, identify resource bottlenecks, and understand minimum resource recommendation to operate in comfortable capacity utilization.
§ Capacity Trending and Forecasting - project time and resource consumption limits based on historical growth rates to help forecast for future resource needs.
§ Scenario Modeling - model both virtual and physical workload placement on available hosts to improve efficiency in virtual infrastructure or move workloads from physical to virtual infrastructure.
§ VMware vSphere 5.0 Support - continue to support our customers as they adopt the latest VMware platform.
Download vFoglight 6.6 today: https://www.quest.com/foglight/
For more information on how to upgrade to vFoglight 6.6: https://support.quest.com/technical-documents/