VMware vCenter Configuration Manager Release Notes
What's in the Release NotesThe release notes cover the following topics:
With this release, VCM provides additional platform support, additional dashboards and reports, and provides you with the ability to create alerts based on the results of your scheduled runs of virtual environments compliance. This release also resolves some functionality issues and provides an updated version of the vCenter Configuration Manager Installation Guide.
Managed Machines Platform Support
VCM 5.5.1 adds support for the following VMware vSphere platforms:
VCM 5.5.1 adds support for the following Linux platforms:
Additional Reports and Dashboards
Reports from the VCM 5.5.0 Report Pack 1 are now included in VCM 5.5.1. Use the new reports to manage your VMware Cloud and Virtualization Infrastructure.
Virtual Environment Compliance Alerts
Using configured virtual environment alerts, you can create an alert for each of your virtual environment compliance templates. The alert is triggered when your selected compliance templates report non-compliant results. Based on how you configure the alert, the alert appears in the VCM console, you receive an email message, create an SNMP trap, run a remote command, or write an entry to the event log. When you combine the alerts with scheduled virtual environment compliance checks, you further automate the management of your virtual environment objects.
This release delivers a number of bug fixes that are documented in the Resolved Issues section and the VMware Knowledge Base.
The vCenter Configuration Manager Installation Guide is updated with an improved and streamlined single-tier, two-tier, and three-tier workflow.
The vCenter Configuration Manager Installation Guide provides detailed system configuration and installation instructions for single-tier, two-tier, and three-tier installation deployment models. The vCenter Configuration Manager Administration Guide describes the steps for configuring VCM to collect and manage data from your virtual and physical environments. Documentation can be downloaded from the VMware vCenter Configuration Manager documentation page.
Consult the VMware Knowledge Base when installing and upgrading VCM to view all issues related to the current release.
Open Source Components for vCenter Configuration Manager
The copyright statements and licenses applicable to the open source software components distributed in vCenter Configuration Manager 5.5.1 are available at Download VMware vCenter Configuration Manager, on the Open Source tab. You can also download the source files for any GPL, LGPL, or other similar licenses that require the source code or modifications to source code to be made available for the most recent generally available release of vSphere.
Upgrades for This Release
To upgrade your version of VCM to the current version, you must have VCM 5.4.0 or 5.4.1. To migrate your environment to the current version of VCM, you must have version 4.11.1 or later installed and running. You can migrate your version to VCM 5.5.1 from earlier versions including VMware VCM 5.3, EMC Ionix SCM 5.0 or later, and Configuresoft ECM 4.11.1 or later.
An upgrade installs the new version of VCM on the 64-bit Windows machines in your single-tier, two-tier, or three-tier installation deployment models.
A migration to VCM 5.5.1 requires you to install VCM in a 64-bit environment and migrate your 32-bit database to the 64-bit database. Before you perform the migration, update your environment to include the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system, SQL Server 2008 R2, and SQL Server Reporting Services, and then migrate your existing VCM, SCM, or ECM data to the 64-bit environment.
Earlier Releases of VMware vCenter Configuration Manager
Features and known issues from earlier releases of vCenter Configuration Manager are described in the release notes for each release.
The following issues are resolved in the VCM 5.5.1 release.
The following known issues were discovered through rigorous testing and will help you understand some behavior you might encounter in this release. This list of issues pertains to this release of VCM 5.5.1 only. Some known issues from earlier releases might also apply to this release. If you encounter an issue that is not provided in this list of known issues, you can review the known issues from earlier releases, search the VMware Knowledge Base, or let us know by providing feedback.
The following issues are known to occur in the VCM 5.5.1 release.