Updated on: 11 APR 2019

VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for Cloud Provider Pod | 11 APR 2019 | Build 13254614

What's in the Release Notes

The release notes cover the following topics:

Introduction

The VMware vRealize Operations Manager Management Pack for VMware Cloud Provider Pod 2.0 monitors the health of VMware vCloud Director and the underlying infrastructure.

What's New

  • The VMware Cloud Provider Pod 2.0 provides a single pane of glass for monitoring, checking availability, product effectiveness and configuration monitoring of the following VMware components:
    • VMware vCloud Director
    • VMware vCenter Server
    • VMware vRealize Operations Manager
    • VMware NSX for vSphere
    • VMware vSAN
    • VMware NSX-T
    • VMware Site Recovery Manager
    • VMware vRealize Business for Cloud
    • vRealize Orchestraor
    • vRealize LogInsight
    • VMware Identity Manager
  • VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for NSX-T is no longer bundled with Management Pack for VMware Cloud Provider Pod and is available as a separate Management Pack in the Marketplace

Highlights

  • VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for VMware Cloud Provider Pod 2.0 monitors the health of VMware vCloud Director and the underlying infrastructure.
  • Single pane of glass for monitoring, checking availability, product effectiveness and configuration monitoring
  • Provides out of the box dashboards for Cloud Provider Pod Management Health Overview, Historic Trend and vRealize Operations Sizing

Compatibility

For compatibility between products, please refer to the VMware Product Interoperability Matrices.

Limitations

The upgrade from the Management Pack for VMware Cloud Provider Pod to 1.0 to 2.0 is supported with certain limitations. For details, see VMware Cloud Provider Pod Guide.

Resolved Issues

  • When a vRealize Business for Cloud instance is in Not Existing State ,the object gets deleted and redirection happens from the  Historic Trend Dashboard

    When a vRBC instance is unreachable, the data collection stops and the vRBC object gets deleted from the Cloud Provider Pod Dashboard. We also observe that redirection happens when we visit the Historic Trend Dashboard.

    Workaround:None

Known Issues

  • Cloud Provider Pod Management Pack contains the vRealize Automation details.

    The Cloud Provider Pod Management Pack displays the details of vRealize Automation Health object in the Cloud Provider Pod Products - Health Overview widget. The object type details is also displayed under Cloud Provider Pod Health Adapter Inventory.

    Workaround: None

  • vSAN Cluster is shown as service under vCloud in Cloud Provider Pod Management Overview

    In VMware Cloud Provider Pod Management Pack only one vSAN cluster is displayed as a service, even though two vCloud Directors have a cluster each.

    Workaround: None

  • Cloud Provider Pod Health instance is not created on newly added vRealize Operations Node

    When you install the Cloud Provider Pod Management Pack and try adding a data node to the vRealize Operations cluster, the Cloud Provider Pod Health adapter instance is not created

    Workaround: Create a Cloud Provider Pod Health adapter instance manually from the UI after the adding the data node.

  • VMware Site Recovery Management instances are not shown in the instance healthy widget in Cloud Provider Pod Management Health Overview dashboard

    The VMware Site Recovery Management instances are not displayed in the  “Are Instances Healthy?” widget.

    Workaround: None

  • Health issue that occurs in logical router service does not reflect for service and affects only the parent health

    When a router service fails, the health is still green and only the router service parent health changes. This happens because the alert is triggered on router instead of service. In this case, focus on the router health and ignore the health of the router service.

    Workaround: None

  • Cloud Provider Pod Management Health dashboard overrides the generic notification alert defined out-of-the box (OOTB) in VMware vRealize Operations Manager

    If the policy is not applied for all Cloud Provider Pod Management health objects, then vRealize Operations generates duplicate notification alerts. These alerts are generated from out-of-the-box (OOTB) and Cloud Provider Pod Health MP. In general, these policies are not assigned to the Cloud Provider Pod health group by default. Cloud Provider Pod Health MP creates a custom policy Cloud Provider Pod health Policy, which disables OOTB alerts and a custom group Cloud Provider Pod Health Group.

    Workaround:

    1. Edit Cloud Provider Pod Health Group from Custom Group and assign Cloud Provider Pod health policy from the Policy drop-down menu.
    2. Select the Keep group membership up to date check box.
    3. Click Save.
  • When configuring vCenter Host OS credentials in the Inventory Explorer, a notification alert is triggered on the vCenter deployment object

    Earlier, the Cloud Provider Pod health solution did not use credentials separately for collecting appliance services. Whereas with Cloud Provider Pod 2.0, data related to an appliance is not collected when creating a vCenter adapter instance.

    Workaround: To generate data related to appliance service:

    1. Click the Administration, click Configuration and select Inventory Explorer.
    2. Select the Cloud Provider Pod Health Adapter Instance with a vCenter server object type with the name as FQDN/IP given during vCenter adapter instance creation.
    3. Edit the object and provide the details of a local OS credential where shell is enabled.
  • "Cluster Node load (%)" and "Cluster Object load (%)" metrics not available for extra small multi-node setup

    Cloud Provider Pod Sizing dashboard does not display the "Cluster Node load (%)" and "Cluster Object load (%)" fields for vROps cluster that is made of more than one extra small node. This is because the sizing guidelines for vROps cluster made up of more than one extra small node does not publish Object and Metric processing capability

    Workaround: Ensure that the XS vROps cluster does not have more than one node

  • No data displayed for NTP Server and Backup Job Services in “Are Services Healthy?” widget

    For NTP Server and Backup Job Services, no data is displayed in the “Are Services Healthy?” widget under “Cloud Provider Pod Management Health Overview” dashboard.

    Workaround: None

  • Upgrade of Management Pack for Cloud Provider Pod does not remove the NSX-T dashboard from vRealize Operations Manager

    After you upgrade the Management Pack for Cloud Provider Pod from 1.0 to 2.0, the NSX-T dashboard will still be present in the vRealize Operations Manager setup.

    Manually delete the NSX-T dashboard.

  • Management Pack for Cloud Provider Pod contains the vRealize Automation inventory.

    The Management Pack for Cloud Provider Pod displays the details of vRealize Automation inventory under its inventory. However, the Management Pack for Cloud Provider Pod does not collect data for the vRealize Automation Management Pack.

    Workaround: None

  • The dashboards of the Management Pack for Cloud Provider Pod 2.0 do not display data after installation

    After installing the Management Pack for Cloud Provider Pod 2.0, the dashboards do not display any data and keeps loading with the configuration.

    Workaround:

    • Enable vcenter and vSAN NMP
    • Install and configure the adapter instances for NSX-T MP and vCD MP
  • Multiple vRO instances of Cloud Pod object are created 

    Multiple vRO instances of Cloud Pod object are created if the host IP contains space. Also, this vRO instance will not be displayed under vRO Health.

    Workaround:

    Delete the original and duplicate adapter instance of vRO and reconfigure the vRO instance without adding space in host IP.

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