VCM

NOTE:

In versions 2.6.0 and earlier, VCM was called Vityl Capacity Management.

June 2020

Version 2.7.0

June 4, 2020

Features
  • Changed product name from Vityl Capacity Management to VCM.

  • Added support for Microsoft Azure modeling.

  • Added support for Kubernetes DaemonSet for Collector.

  • Added Plan status.

  • Improved KPIs.

  • Updated Plans and KPIs to use historical growth.

  • Added and updated Dashboards.

  • Added the capability to perform compound alerting.

  • Added support for LDAP authentication.

  • Added count based license auditing.

  • Added the Google Cloud Monitoring module.

  • Added collector container for Linux system.

  • Added the Other record to workloads.

  • Removed reductions.

Enhancements
  • Removed Compound and Dual Severity Alert Views and Schedules from alerts views and schedules.

  • Updated Basic Alert Views to optionally include separate warning and critical conditions.

  • Combined the Compound and Dual Severity Views into a new Advanced Alert View, where each metric can optionally include separate warning and critical conditions.

Other Fixes
  • Updated Collectors to ignore empty files and files called mscreate.dir so the Error: Plugin definition error: File is empty error is no longer displayed when an empty file is added to Vityl/collector/plugin/definitions.d.

  • Updated the CPU Ready and CPU Wait charts to indicate if the data is displayed in seconds or as a percentage.

January 2020

Version 2.6.0

Jan 28, 2020

Features
  • Added the Dashboards component.
  • Added alerting.

  • Added the ability to create a capacity plan from the Demand Calendar.
  • Added a growth calculator to Capacity Plans.
  • Added the ability to select a baseline for all systems in a group to Capacity Plans.
  • Added single value charts to Capacity Plans.
  • Added the ability to save a Key Performance Indicator (KPI) selection.
  • Added the ability to control when data is streamed.
  • Added support for Kubernetes pods.

October 2019

Version 2.5.0
Features
  • Removed support of systems running vityl-collectors version 2.2 or lower for Vityl Capacity Management version 2.5. Collectors should be upgraded to version 2.3 or higher.

  • Added %cpu by process metric to the Processes table.
  • Added Amazon AWS system properties to the Collector and Performance Monitor components.

  • Added system attributes to the Key Performance Indicators and Capacity Plans components.
  • Changed Performance Monitor to obtain collector metrics from Analytics Service.
  • Added a new attribute to automatically refresh charts.
  • Added the ability for administrators to control user access to functions.
  • Added support for the Prometheus module.
  • Added support for named workloads and full command process reductions.
  • Added the ability to create groups based on VMware clusters.
  • Added the ability to create groups based on Kubernetes clusters.
  • Added the ability to turn buffering on or off in the Collector component.
  • Added the ability to select a buffer size in the Collector component.

  • Updated collectors to send buffered data after a network outage.

  • Added the ability to summarize process data for a time range into a specified interval size.

  • Added the ability to export Process and Collector tables to CSV.

  • Added the ability to upgrade multiple Analytics Service deployments to a new version.

  • Added a Microsoft Azure instance type to the Collector component.

  • Added the ability to display hi-resolution data to the Performance Monitor component.

Other Fixes
  • (CAS-0010163689) Updated Top N All graphing in Performance Monitor to display data.

July 2019

Version 2.4.0
Features
  • Added KPI Efficiency results to Key Performance Indicators.

  • Added support for charting data from the Azure module in the Performance Monitor Overview and Performance Monitor Details user interfaces.

  • Added a Demand Calendar to Capacity Plans user interface to track information needed for planning purposes.

  • Added the ability to select as workload set in Capacity Plans when multiple workload sets are available.

  • Added support for configuring process data reductions in the Collector user interface.

  • Added support for IBM AIX systems to Performance Monitor Overview.

  • Added support for Oracle Solaris systems to Performance Monitor Overview.

  • Added support for the Linux ppc64 collector.

  • Added a menu to Performance Monitor Overview, Performance Monitor Details, and Capacity Plans charts to allow you to do the following:

    • Print chart

    • Download PNG image

    • Download JPEG image

    • Download SVG vector image

    • Download CSV

    • Download XLS

Enhancements
  • Upgraded node.js version.

  • Added workload metrics to the TeamQuest module.

  • Added the ability to automatically create workloads by process data.

  • Added the data availability metric by TeamQuest system for each point size.

  • Added the data availability metric by vSphere instance for each point size.

  • Added the data availability metric by EC2 instance for each point size.

  • Added heatmap charts to the Containers charts in Performance Monitor.

  • Added TopN selection to Container reports.

  • Added the ability to report virtual systems as a host and a guest.

  • Updated point size selection across modules to make them consistent between the modules.

  • Updated the collector configuration settings to include the process data full command string.

  • Updated the collectors to obtain workload data configuration settings from Apache ZooKeeper.

  • Added a collector configuration setting to Apache ZooKeeper to enable or disable process data full command collection.

  • Added the ability to configure the storage of process workload data in the Collector user interface.

  • Added support for applying a configuration to more than 10 collectors in the Collector user interface.

  • Changed the User field name to Login for the Workload Group By in the Collector user interface.

  • Updated the Overview and Details Processes tables to show if the process data full command name is available.

  • Moved User and Command columns in the process tables in the Performance Monitor Overview and Details user interfaces.

  • Added service names to the Linux Process Data and Windows Process Data tables.

  • Updated Capacity Plans to show modified-by and modified-date fields in the Plans list.

  • Added search and filter capabilities to the Plans list in Capacity Plans.

  • Added search, filter, and paging capabilities to the Health KPI page in Key Performance Indicators.

Other Fixes
  • (CAS- 0010147120) Added "Invalid username or password" log message to the /var/log/messages directory for tracking invalid login attempts.

  • (CAS-0010144710) Updated Performance Monitor to no longer display a spinning icon when you select a plugin system when requesting metric details.

March 2019

Version 2.3.0
Features
  • Added support for charting data from the Amazon CloudWatch module in the Performance Monitor Overview and Performance Monitor Details user interfaces.
  • Added support for charting data from the VCM vSphere module in the Performance Monitor Overview and Performance Monitor Details user interfaces.
  • Added support for charting data from the TeamQuest module for Microsoft Windows, Linux, and VMware vSphere systems in the Performance Monitor Overview and Performance Monitor Details user interfaces.
  • Added connected workflows to allow you to navigate from the KPI Health of a system to the Performance Monitor Overview or Details user interfaces.
  • Added the ability to open a newly-created plan from the Performance Monitor Details user interface.
  • Added System Overlay to the Performance Monitor Details user interface to allow you to chart data from multiple systems together.
  • Added the ability to select multiple collectors from the Controllers list in the Collectors user interface.
  • Added the ability to automatically synchronize interval and group changes across multiple instances of Analytics Service.
Other Fixes
  • (CAS-0010131093) Updated Capacity Plans timelines to allow you to select the previous year as the baseline.
  • (CAS-0010127169) Updated Capacity Plans so running a growth plan with an undefined profile does not generate vityl-plans-api errors such as "An item with the same key has already been added."

December 2018

Version 2.2.0
New Features
  • Updated the monitor mode to view data at the rate it is collected.
  • Added predefined time periods to the Overview interface.
  • Added system type to search results.
  • Added the ability to navigate to the Overview and Details interfaces from search results.
  • Added a Docker information table.
  • Added Container ID to Linux process data.
  • Added User names to Linux process data.
  • Updated the equipment assignment workflow to be seamless.
  • Added Split Workload event to Capacity Plans.
  • Added the Analytics Service module for the Microsoft Windows collector.

Other Updates
  • (CAS-0010121257) - Changed the Move Workload event to move workloads with CPU values of 0 before moving other workloads.
  • (CAS- 0010118810) - Updated new plans with multiple systems to no longer falsely identify a system as critical.

September 2018

Version 2.1.0
New Features
  • Added Key Performance Indicators to provide system health and risk statuses.

  • Added the capability to clone an existing plan.

  • Added notes to Capacity Plans to provide information on where to look for incomplete data.

  • Integrated collector data with Capacity Plans and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

  • Added the ability to perform multiple day comparisons of a single selected metric in Performance Monitor Details to look for patterns and changes in behavior.

  • Added support for the Performance Monitor collector to Microsoft Windows systems.

July 2018

Version 2.0.0
New Features
  • Added support for creating plans for Linux and Microsoft Windows systems from Amazon CloudWatch.

  • Added support for creating plans for Amazon EC2 instances.

  • Added support for selecting a group of systems in a plan.

  • Added new wizard for creating a plan for upgrading or replacing the current platform.

  • Added capability to override workload and virtual machine attributes.

Other Updates
  • (CAS-0010084618) Updated documentation for connecting to SSL ports using Security Enhanced Linux (SELinux).

April 2018

Version 1.1.1
New Features
  • Added support for VMware systems with the following functionality:

    • Added a new directed workflow to predict the effect of adding more virtual machines to a VMware ESX host.
    • Added new Expert mode events to predict the impact of the following:

      • Adding a new virtual machine
      • Making a copy of an existing virtual machine
      • Moving a virtual machine from one host system to another host system
      • Changing virtual machine settings
  • Added capability to include descriptive information about the plan you are creating.

  • Added the Transaction Per Second chart to the Results page to show predicted transaction rate by workload or virtual machine.

January, 2018

Version 1.0.0

Capacity Plans has been released. Capacity Plans allows you to create plans to manage your system capacity.

Key Features
  • Create what-if scenarios to view results of increased demand of your applications.
  • Create plans to predict future behavior of your systems to ensure you have enough resources to provide satisfactory service to your users.
  • Identify the severity and urgency of risks.
  • Provide advice to describe where bottlenecks exist that negatively impact performance.

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