Veritas InfoScale™ Operations Manager 7.1 Release Notes

  • Modified Date: 2017-09-20
  1. Overview of this release
    1.  
      About Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager
    2. New features and changes in Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager 7.1
      1.  
        Ability to enable encryption
      2.  
        Ability to set a host prefix for disks
      3.  
        Support for multiple cache areas, live performance charts, and more SmartIO tasks
      4.  
        Ability to determine optimal caching with SmartAssist
      5.  
        Ability to control max IOPS for application co-existence
      6.  
        Ability to map and unmap remote disks
      7.  
        Ability to discover Docker container information
      8.  
        Integration of InfoScale Access operations with Management Server console GUI
      9.  
        Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager 7.1 Managed Host components are not released on HP-UX
    3.  
      Issues fixed in the Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager 7.1 release
  2. System requirements
    1.  
      Operating system requirements
    2. Third-party required libraries
      1.  
        32-bit SNIA Common HBA API required on Windows hosts
    3. System resource requirements
      1.  
        About space estimation for data logs
      2.  
        About the frequency of managed host, enclosure and switch information discovery
    4.  
      Supported hardware
    5.  
      Web browser requirements
    6. Network and firewall requirements
      1.  
        Internet Protocol version requirements
    7.  
      About the consumption of the managed host components
  3. Software limitations
    1.  
      Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager 7.1 managed host not supported on AIX in Network Installation Manager
    2.  
      No coexistence of managed host and CommandCentral Storage Management Server
    3.  
      Live statistics for initiators are not supported on HP-UX
    4.  
      Volume layout not discovered for LDM-managed volumes mounted without a drive letter
    5.  
      Backup and restore limitations in Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager 7.1
    6.  
      Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager does not support the discovery of LDoms and Zones together on the same host
    7.  
      Deployment-related limitations
    8.  
      Windows Management Server high availability configuration limitations
    9.  
      Solaris Zones virtualization support limitations
    10.  
      Discovery limitations for virtualization support
    11.  
      VCS configuration check reports violations only if at least one node in the cluster is running Cluster Server
    12.  
      Limitations related to the correlation between the disks and the disk groups
    13.  
      Core density may not get calculated properly on HP-UX11iv2 hosts
    14.  
      CIFS shares from NetApp and Celerra arrays that are mapped to a Windows host are not discovered
    15.  
      Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager does not properly support clustered Veritas Volume Replicator (VVR)
    16.  
      Limitations on SF operations on Windows CVM cluster
    17.  
      Add host operation fails for RHEL 7 managed hosts
    18.  
      ESX servers not able to access an RDM disk associated with a shared datastore might cause failed discovery of RDM disk by Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager
    19.  
      Sometimes Internet Explorer displays a security warning when you navigate between pages in the console
    20.  
      Cannot configure an EMC CLARiiON enclosure on a Windows control host using a security file
    21.  
      Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager does not validate if the cluster node is managed by the Management Server during the VBS start operation
  4. Known issues
    1. Management Server issues
      1.  
        Manual upgrade of a VRTS package fails if publisher is set to Symantec (3869503)
      2.  
        Delayed discovery of VMware VirtualCenter server by Control Hosts in Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager (2342314)
      3.  
        Authentication broker crashes while performing LDAP authentication (2017319)
      4.  
        XPRTLD daemon fails when Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager starts because of the corrupt AT pem files in the VRTSsfmh package (2145925)
      5.  
        Uninstalling Management Server removes the managed host package from a Storage Foundation for Windows host
      6.  
        Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager displays stale application status (2564572)
      7.  
        Manual refresh of HMC Server and VMware vCenter Server required after migration of virtual machines (2605533)
      8.  
        Performance metering of a VMware ESX server may not work properly after failover (2814844)
      9.  
        For VMware virtual machine, the virtual storage correlation is not functional if a SCSI controller of non-default type is used (3056561)
      10.  
        Erroneous managed host status reported in Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager high availability (HA) environment (2780631)
      11.  
        Information on running tasks is accurate only for managed hosts 6.0 and later (3077899)
      12.  
        Managed hosts previous to version 5.x are not listed for storage provisioning and volume migration
      13.  
        Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager does not discover virtual machines with same BIOS GUID on a Hyper-V Server (3509138)
      14.  
        Disk information for the cluster does not display correct data for host (3532746)
      15.  
        Disk correlation does not happen for LDOM storage container after enabling MPxIO on the SAN disks (3370824)
      16.  
        Qualsys scan may at times fail for port 5634 (2903776)
    2. Managed host issues
      1.  
        Quick I/O cache value is not enabled after performing the storage provisioning operation on AIX managed hosts (2131183)
      2.  
        Thin LUNs on the hosts that run Storage Foundation for Windows 5.1 SP1 are not discovered as thin (2513466)
      3.  
        Add host operation fails for HP-UX managed hosts (2601265)
      4.  
        Unable to view performance graphs for VxVM disk and volume on Windows platform (3054870)
      5.  
        Cannot add a managed host to Management Server using the IPv6 address of the host (2816487)
      6.  
        Incorrect statistics returned by DMP if Storage Foundation version is prior to 5.0 MP3 (2796418)
      7.  
        Create disk group operation fails when triggered from slave node in a clustered configuration (3196104)
      8.  
        On HP-UX managed hosts, the path initiator and array port information is not displayed for some disks (3073128)
      9.  
        Network File System on Solaris cannot be discovered if the Fully Qualified Host Name is used in vfstab file but not used for mounting the file system (2747735)
      10.  
        Bandwidth tab displays incorrect data for a UNIX host (3484788)
      11.  
        CVR operations may not work correctly in case of managed host versions lower than 7.0(3745404)
      12.  
        Adding managed host versions lower than 7.0 to an upgraded 7.0 Management results in error
      13.  
        Management Server console displays incorrect version for ApplicationHA guests (3873640)
      14.  
        Unable to add older managed hosts to freshly installed Management Server 7.0 or 7.1
      15.  
        Management Server console displays incorrect version for ApplicationHA guests (3873640)
      16.  
        Unable to complete 'add secondary' workflow in some cases (3874690)
      17.  
        VRTSsfmh 7.1 and VxVM 7.0 co-existence issue on AIX (3870438)
    3. Agentless discovery issues
      1.  
        Agentless configuration of hosts using IPv6 addresses fails (2414252)
    4. Storage Insight Add-on issues
      1.  
        After the first discovery of IBM SVC array, manual refresh of putty cache may be required (3114164)
      2.  
        For locally replicated EMC Symmetrix LUNs, last synchronization time is available only for SYMCLI version 7.4 or later (3249430)
      3.  
        Manual discovery of Symmetrix enclosure is required when SYMCLI version is upgraded on the Storage Insight add-on discovery host (3289628)
      4.  
        Performance metering of enclosures may not work properly after failover (2814844)
      5.  
        Information on FAST managed storage groups for EMC Symmetrix VMAX enclosures is not discovered periodically (2842124)
      6.  
        Password file option does not work while configuring HP EVA enclosures on Windows hosts (2757601)
      7.  
        EMC Celerra enclosure details are not discovered for users with read-only access rights, and Imported Administrator or Operator role
      8.  
        Tier information is not displayed for some devices in a FAST managed storage group (2795204)
      9.  
        IBM System Storage DS enclosure discovery is not supported through HiCommand Server 7 in Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager (2708346)
    5. Virtual Business Service issues
      1.  
        Virtual Business Service start operation does not validate the service group's resource criticality (2169223)
    6. Storage Insight SDK Add-on issues
      1.  
        Edit and Test operations on Storage Insight Plug-in are not supported using Internet Explorer on 64-bit Windows hosts (2826079)
      2.  
        Storage Insight Plug-in upload operation sometimes fails on Internet Explorer Web browser (3485662)
    7. Fabric Insight Add-on issues
      1.  
        SAN switch discovery fails when Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager Management Server, configured in high availability mode, is used as a discovery host (3513295)
    8. Veritas HA Plug-in for vSphere Web Client issues
      1.  
        Status and system data on the high availability (HA) dashboard disappear abruptly when Symantec HA Plug-in for vSphere Web Client is used with VMware vSphere 5.1 (3509084)
      2.  
        High Availability tab is visible even after un-registration of vSphere plug-in in Veritas Operations Manager Management Server (3498886)
      3.  
        ApplicationHA Console single sign-on breaks after Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager 7.1 managed host installation or upgrade on ApplicationHA hosts
      4.  
        Some operations in HA console add-on tab may become unresponsive at time (3805588)
    9. Other issues
      1.  
        Duplicate entries for the disks that are part of a virtual machine (2481982)
      2.  
        Unable to configure Management Server with a user name in Russian language using Firefox browser
      3.  
        Coexistence of ApplicationHA Console 6.0 and Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager 7.1 not supported (2739241)
      4.  
        Resource attributes not discovered for RVGPrimary Resource
      5.  
        Discovery of VMware VirtualCenter server or ESX server is not case - sensitive (2567318)
      6.  
        Offline instances not displayed in instance tab for MSSQL HA configuration (3516063)
      7.  
        Only one virtual machine configured as resource gets discovered (3488469)
      8.  
        A single host may have two entries on the host tab in certain conditions(3724295)
      9.  
        Incorrect virtual machine count in case of duplicate biosuuid (3782776)
      10.  
        Need to refresh the array for Datastore to NFS correlation
      11.  
        Special characters not allowed in the password while configuring the array (3677693)
      12.  
        Creating Atleast Dependency of resources for VCS 7.0 on windows is allowed
      13.  
        Resource dependency for VCS 7.0 on Windows cannot be viewed
      14.  
        Applicable hosts pane disappears if you filter hot fixes by platform (3874690)
      15.  
        Service group state not showing properly in Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager for a single node cluster
  5. Appendix A. Getting help
    1.  
      Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager on the Web
    2.  
      Getting help
    3.  
      Using the product documentation

About Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager

Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager by Veritas gives you a single, centralized management console for the Storage Foundation High Availability products. You can use it to monitor, visualize, and manage storage and cluster resources, and generate reports about these components in the Management Server domain. Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager helps administrators centrally manage diverse data center environments.

You can also use Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager to visualize and report about the hosts which do not have Storage Foundation High Availability products installed on them.

In Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager, you can establish user credentials such that authorized users can access the product to perform sensitive management tasks. Other users can perform only a basic set of operations, or can only view information.

A typical Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager deployment consists of the following:

  • Management Server

  • Managed hosts

A Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager deployment may also discover the following:

  • Virtualization environment

  • SAN/NAS or Unified storage

  • SAN fabrics

Table of Contents

  1. Overview of this release
    1.  
      About Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager
    2. New features and changes in Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager 7.1
      1.  
        Ability to enable encryption
      2.  
        Ability to set a host prefix for disks
      3.  
        Support for multiple cache areas, live performance charts, and more SmartIO tasks
      4.  
        Ability to determine optimal caching with SmartAssist
      5.  
        Ability to control max IOPS for application co-existence
      6.  
        Ability to map and unmap remote disks
      7.  
        Ability to discover Docker container information
      8.  
        Integration of InfoScale Access operations with Management Server console GUI
      9.  
        Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager 7.1 Managed Host components are not released on HP-UX
    3.  
      Issues fixed in the Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager 7.1 release
  2. System requirements
    1.  
      Operating system requirements
    2. Third-party required libraries
      1.  
        32-bit SNIA Common HBA API required on Windows hosts
    3. System resource requirements
      1.  
        About space estimation for data logs
      2.  
        About the frequency of managed host, enclosure and switch information discovery
    4.  
      Supported hardware
    5.  
      Web browser requirements
    6. Network and firewall requirements
      1.  
        Internet Protocol version requirements
    7.  
      About the consumption of the managed host components
  3. Software limitations
    1.  
      Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager 7.1 managed host not supported on AIX in Network Installation Manager
    2.  
      No coexistence of managed host and CommandCentral Storage Management Server
    3.  
      Live statistics for initiators are not supported on HP-UX
    4.  
      Volume layout not discovered for LDM-managed volumes mounted without a drive letter
    5.  
      Backup and restore limitations in Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager 7.1
    6.  
      Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager does not support the discovery of LDoms and Zones together on the same host
    7.  
      Deployment-related limitations
    8.  
      Windows Management Server high availability configuration limitations
    9.  
      Solaris Zones virtualization support limitations
    10.  
      Discovery limitations for virtualization support
    11.  
      VCS configuration check reports violations only if at least one node in the cluster is running Cluster Server
    12.  
      Limitations related to the correlation between the disks and the disk groups
    13.  
      Core density may not get calculated properly on HP-UX11iv2 hosts
    14.  
      CIFS shares from NetApp and Celerra arrays that are mapped to a Windows host are not discovered
    15.  
      Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager does not properly support clustered Veritas Volume Replicator (VVR)
    16.  
      Limitations on SF operations on Windows CVM cluster
    17.  
      Add host operation fails for RHEL 7 managed hosts
    18.  
      ESX servers not able to access an RDM disk associated with a shared datastore might cause failed discovery of RDM disk by Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager
    19.  
      Sometimes Internet Explorer displays a security warning when you navigate between pages in the console
    20.  
      Cannot configure an EMC CLARiiON enclosure on a Windows control host using a security file
    21.  
      Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager does not validate if the cluster node is managed by the Management Server during the VBS start operation
  4. Known issues
    1. Management Server issues
      1.  
        Manual upgrade of a VRTS package fails if publisher is set to Symantec (3869503)
      2.  
        Delayed discovery of VMware VirtualCenter server by Control Hosts in Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager (2342314)
      3.  
        Authentication broker crashes while performing LDAP authentication (2017319)
      4.  
        XPRTLD daemon fails when Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager starts because of the corrupt AT pem files in the VRTSsfmh package (2145925)
      5.  
        Uninstalling Management Server removes the managed host package from a Storage Foundation for Windows host
      6.  
        Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager displays stale application status (2564572)
      7.  
        Manual refresh of HMC Server and VMware vCenter Server required after migration of virtual machines (2605533)
      8.  
        Performance metering of a VMware ESX server may not work properly after failover (2814844)
      9.  
        For VMware virtual machine, the virtual storage correlation is not functional if a SCSI controller of non-default type is used (3056561)
      10.  
        Erroneous managed host status reported in Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager high availability (HA) environment (2780631)
      11.  
        Information on running tasks is accurate only for managed hosts 6.0 and later (3077899)
      12.  
        Managed hosts previous to version 5.x are not listed for storage provisioning and volume migration
      13.  
        Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager does not discover virtual machines with same BIOS GUID on a Hyper-V Server (3509138)
      14.  
        Disk information for the cluster does not display correct data for host (3532746)
      15.  
        Disk correlation does not happen for LDOM storage container after enabling MPxIO on the SAN disks (3370824)
      16.  
        Qualsys scan may at times fail for port 5634 (2903776)
    2. Managed host issues
      1.  
        Quick I/O cache value is not enabled after performing the storage provisioning operation on AIX managed hosts (2131183)
      2.  
        Thin LUNs on the hosts that run Storage Foundation for Windows 5.1 SP1 are not discovered as thin (2513466)
      3.  
        Add host operation fails for HP-UX managed hosts (2601265)
      4.  
        Unable to view performance graphs for VxVM disk and volume on Windows platform (3054870)
      5.  
        Cannot add a managed host to Management Server using the IPv6 address of the host (2816487)
      6.  
        Incorrect statistics returned by DMP if Storage Foundation version is prior to 5.0 MP3 (2796418)
      7.  
        Create disk group operation fails when triggered from slave node in a clustered configuration (3196104)
      8.  
        On HP-UX managed hosts, the path initiator and array port information is not displayed for some disks (3073128)
      9.  
        Network File System on Solaris cannot be discovered if the Fully Qualified Host Name is used in vfstab file but not used for mounting the file system (2747735)
      10.  
        Bandwidth tab displays incorrect data for a UNIX host (3484788)
      11.  
        CVR operations may not work correctly in case of managed host versions lower than 7.0(3745404)
      12.  
        Adding managed host versions lower than 7.0 to an upgraded 7.0 Management results in error
      13.  
        Management Server console displays incorrect version for ApplicationHA guests (3873640)
      14.  
        Unable to add older managed hosts to freshly installed Management Server 7.0 or 7.1
      15.  
        Management Server console displays incorrect version for ApplicationHA guests (3873640)
      16.  
        Unable to complete 'add secondary' workflow in some cases (3874690)
      17.  
        VRTSsfmh 7.1 and VxVM 7.0 co-existence issue on AIX (3870438)
    3. Agentless discovery issues
      1.  
        Agentless configuration of hosts using IPv6 addresses fails (2414252)
    4. Storage Insight Add-on issues
      1.  
        After the first discovery of IBM SVC array, manual refresh of putty cache may be required (3114164)
      2.  
        For locally replicated EMC Symmetrix LUNs, last synchronization time is available only for SYMCLI version 7.4 or later (3249430)
      3.  
        Manual discovery of Symmetrix enclosure is required when SYMCLI version is upgraded on the Storage Insight add-on discovery host (3289628)
      4.  
        Performance metering of enclosures may not work properly after failover (2814844)
      5.  
        Information on FAST managed storage groups for EMC Symmetrix VMAX enclosures is not discovered periodically (2842124)
      6.  
        Password file option does not work while configuring HP EVA enclosures on Windows hosts (2757601)
      7.  
        EMC Celerra enclosure details are not discovered for users with read-only access rights, and Imported Administrator or Operator role
      8.  
        Tier information is not displayed for some devices in a FAST managed storage group (2795204)
      9.  
        IBM System Storage DS enclosure discovery is not supported through HiCommand Server 7 in Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager (2708346)
    5. Virtual Business Service issues
      1.  
        Virtual Business Service start operation does not validate the service group's resource criticality (2169223)
    6. Storage Insight SDK Add-on issues
      1.  
        Edit and Test operations on Storage Insight Plug-in are not supported using Internet Explorer on 64-bit Windows hosts (2826079)
      2.  
        Storage Insight Plug-in upload operation sometimes fails on Internet Explorer Web browser (3485662)
    7. Fabric Insight Add-on issues
      1.  
        SAN switch discovery fails when Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager Management Server, configured in high availability mode, is used as a discovery host (3513295)
    8. Veritas HA Plug-in for vSphere Web Client issues
      1.  
        Status and system data on the high availability (HA) dashboard disappear abruptly when Symantec HA Plug-in for vSphere Web Client is used with VMware vSphere 5.1 (3509084)
      2.  
        High Availability tab is visible even after un-registration of vSphere plug-in in Veritas Operations Manager Management Server (3498886)
      3.  
        ApplicationHA Console single sign-on breaks after Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager 7.1 managed host installation or upgrade on ApplicationHA hosts
      4.  
        Some operations in HA console add-on tab may become unresponsive at time (3805588)
    9. Other issues
      1.  
        Duplicate entries for the disks that are part of a virtual machine (2481982)
      2.  
        Unable to configure Management Server with a user name in Russian language using Firefox browser
      3.  
        Coexistence of ApplicationHA Console 6.0 and Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager 7.1 not supported (2739241)
      4.  
        Resource attributes not discovered for RVGPrimary Resource
      5.  
        Discovery of VMware VirtualCenter server or ESX server is not case - sensitive (2567318)
      6.  
        Offline instances not displayed in instance tab for MSSQL HA configuration (3516063)
      7.  
        Only one virtual machine configured as resource gets discovered (3488469)
      8.  
        A single host may have two entries on the host tab in certain conditions(3724295)
      9.  
        Incorrect virtual machine count in case of duplicate biosuuid (3782776)
      10.  
        Need to refresh the array for Datastore to NFS correlation
      11.  
        Special characters not allowed in the password while configuring the array (3677693)
      12.  
        Creating Atleast Dependency of resources for VCS 7.0 on windows is allowed
      13.  
        Resource dependency for VCS 7.0 on Windows cannot be viewed
      14.  
        Applicable hosts pane disappears if you filter hot fixes by platform (3874690)
      15.  
        Service group state not showing properly in Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager for a single node cluster
  5. Appendix A. Getting help
    1.  
      Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager on the Web
    2.  
      Getting help
    3.  
      Using the product documentation

About Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager

Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager by Veritas gives you a single, centralized management console for the Storage Foundation High Availability products. You can use it to monitor, visualize, and manage storage and cluster resources, and generate reports about these components in the Management Server domain. Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager helps administrators centrally manage diverse data center environments.

You can also use Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager to visualize and report about the hosts which do not have Storage Foundation High Availability products installed on them.

In Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager, you can establish user credentials such that authorized users can access the product to perform sensitive management tasks. Other users can perform only a basic set of operations, or can only view information.

A typical Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager deployment consists of the following:

  • Management Server

  • Managed hosts

A Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager deployment may also discover the following:

  • Virtualization environment

  • SAN/NAS or Unified storage

  • SAN fabrics

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