VMware vCenter CapacityIQ 1.0 Release Notes
VMware vCenter CapacityIQ Version 1.0 | 19 OCT 2009 | Build 199314
Last Document Update: 28 OCT 2009
These release notes describe the following topics:
Introducing vCenter CapacityIQ
VMware vCenter CapacityIQ is a capacity management and planning tool for VMware Infrastructure environments. CapacityIQ helps you:
- Eliminate waste by identifying any unused or over-allocated capacity
- Reduce operational overhead by automating routine capacity monitoring and management tasks
- Minimize business risk of outages or failures resulting from capacity bottlenecks and shortfalls
CapacityIQ supports VirtualCenter 2.5, Update 4 and Update 5, managing hosts running ESX Server 3.0.2 through 3.5. CapacityIQ 1.0 does not support VMware vSphere 4.0 or vCenter 4.0.
This section describes the key features available in CapacityIQ 1.0.
- View and analyze past, present, and future capacity states at-a-glance with dashboard graphs and tables.
- Eliminate costly routine monitoring and management tasks through automation using customized capacity thresholds and alerts.
- Reclaim excess capacity from idle, oversized, or powered-off virtual machines.
- Size and allocate capacity for each virtual machine based on historical and future needs.
- Place virtual machines in the most optimal clusters to eliminate further waste.
- Simulate one-time business events to quantify potential business impact.
- Identify the timing of potential capacity shortfalls based on trends and forecasts.
- Purchase and provision capacity as and when needed.
Before You Begin
When you are ready to install CapacityIQ, apply the full version of the CapacityIQ license. See the VMware license portal for details.
You must have CapacityIQ privileges assigned to your VI Client role by a VirtualCenter administrator before you can start using CapacityIQ.
The following are known issues in this release.
Issues with Time
How Information Appears in the User Interface
- If you have Internet Explorer 8 installed, you might notice anomalies in the user interface, such as unexpected fonts or misaligned text boxes.
There is no workaround at this time.
- When applying an update, the update file in
\fakepath\ in the file path.
There is no
fakepath directory. This string might appear if you are using Internet Explorer 8 and will not affect the success of the update.
- If you apply an update manually using the ciq-admin command-line interface, the build number in the Admin Portal header might not match the build number shown on the Status page under CapacityIQ vApp Info.
Press F5 to refresh the Admin Portal.
- If the network connection between VirtualCenter and the CapacityIQ host is slow, data collection might timeout after three minutes.
Workaround: Edit the following file to update the timeout setting manually:
Set a new value in milliseconds for the
vcSocketTimeout property. For example, enter
vcSocketTimeout=300000 to set the timeout to occur after five minutes. Restart CapacityIQ after saving your changes.
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