VMware vCenter Application Discovery Manager 6.2.1 Release Notes

vCenter Application Discovery Manager 6.2.1 | 30 NOVEMBER 2011 | Build 0009

Last Document Update: 30 NOVEMBER 2011

VMware vCenterTM Application Discovery Manager (ADM), powered by nLayersR provides infrastructure for real-time dependency driven change, configuration, incident, and problem management. Through the ADM's embedded, real-time database, enterprises can manage change impact, control configuration drift, and correlate how infrastructure incidents affect applications.

The database of ADM provides an automated dependency catalog that allows enterprises to eliminate their reliance on speculation, and avoid change-induced service outages, degradations, and failures. Enterprises can detect, log, and report the software and hardware configuration changes, and compare configurations server to server. With its native EMC IONIX integration, you can correlate infrastructure incidents to application impact based on real-time models of application topologies and dependency relationships.

What's in the Release Notes

The release notes cover the following topics:

What's New in This Release

vCenter Application Discovery Manager 6.2.1 is a maintenance release. No new features have been added in this release.

Resolved Issues

This section lists the issues that have been resolved in this release.
  • If you upgrade ADM to 6.1.1 version, the user interface of ADM has performance issues

    The user interface of ADM takes anywhere between 10 to 18 minutes to load and you might even get the error message Application error, operation terminated abnormally. Please contact your SYS admin.Production. This issue occurs because ADM runs SQL queries and displays the results in tables.

    This issue is resolved by modifying the SQL queries so that the user interface of ADM takes less time to load.

  • ADM is unable to detect swap memory and physical memory of few hosts while using SNMP Detailed Discovery

    This issue is resolved by refining and customizing the SNMP probe for hosts with HP-UX operating system. A customized HP-UX active discovery knowledgebase is added for ADM 6.2.1 release.

  • ADM fails to discover Apache and Oracle services on some hosts

    ADM identifies and discovers Apache and Oracle services by using their installation path when these services are installed at default locations. If these services are installed at non-default locations, ADM fails to discover them because the new path is not part of the ADM fingerprint.

    This issue is resolved in this release. ADM now discovers these services even if they are installed at non-default locations.

  • After you run Detail Discovery, the data is retrieved in the ape log, but not displayed in the ADM user interface

    This issue occurs because several hosts get incorrectly merged to create one host, mega host. Each time ADM receives new data of one of these hosts, it reconciles it with the mega host. This action not only consumes time and system resources, but also avoids other hosts other than the mega host to be reconciled. As a result, the merge queue is extended and you experience long time in populating new data in the User Interface of ADM.

    This issue has been resolved in ADM 6.2.1 release. ADM ensures that such merging of hosts does not occur. If any mega hosts exists in your environment, you must remove the host or run the Restart Discovery, and then update the ADM version to 6.2.1.

  • Unable to view dependencies on all the established servers that are discovered through Detail Discovery by using WMI protocol

    ADM discovers dependencies after you run netstat command. If a service is not communicating at the time of discovery, the dependency is not displayed in the netstat output and hence it is not discovered by ADM. Also, dependencies are discovered only if you run Detail Discovery on both the hosts.

    This issue is resolved by updating the active discovery knowledgebase and by making some code changes. You can now view the dependencies on all the established servers using Detail Discovery.

  • ADM fails to display the service inventory report and displays an application error message

    ADM fails to display the service inventory report and displays an application error message, Operation terminated abnormally. Please contact your sysadmin. To display reports, ADM copies data to be displayed from the inventory to a temporary table and displays the data from the temporary table. The application error occurs because of the small buffer size allocated to the temporary table is small.

    This issue is resolved by increasing the buffer size of the temporary table. You can now generate reports successfully.

Known Issues and Limitations

This section lists the known issues and limitations for this release.
  • If you click Show In Map in the ADM user interface, it displays a small icon for the host, but does not display a host name or IP address.

    Workaround: Perform one of the following workarounds.
    • Restart the Java process and reopen the map.
    • Upgrade the Java version to 1.6.0_27.