HP Operations Smart Plug-in for Virtualization Infrastructure Release Notes

for HP Operations Manager for Windows®, UNIX, and Linux operating systems

Software version: 1.50

Publication date: September 2009

This document is an overview of the features in HP Operations Smart Plug-in for Virtualization Infrastructure (Virtualization Infrastructure SPI). It contains important information that is not included in the manual or the online help. You can find information about the following in this document:

In This Version
Installation Notes
Verified Environments
Product Documentation
Known Problems, Limitations, and Workarounds
Documentation Updates
Local Language Support
Legal Notices

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In This Version

HP Operations Smart Plug-in for Virtualization Infrastructure version 1.50 monitors the virtual infrastructure such as VMware ESX/ ESXi servers and Microsoft Hyper-V servers and the virtual machines hosted on them. It monitors the performance capacity utilization, availability, and resource consumption of the hosts and the guest virtual machines. The features provided by the SPI are detailed below:

Installation Notes

Instructions for installing the Smart Plug-in for Virtualization Infrastructure are documented in the following guide provided in PDF (.pdf) format:

Software Requirements

Before installing the Virtualization Infrastructure SPI, make sure that the following requirements are met. For the installation requirements for the management server, refer to the HP Operations Manager Release Notes.

HPOM management server requirements:

HPOM managed node requirements:

Disable Autodeployment on DCE agents

If you add a new node running DCE agent in the HPOM for Windows node bank, ensure that auto-deployment is disabled for the node. To disable autodeployment on DCE agents, follow these steps:

  1. Right-click the node.
  2. From the menu, select Properties.
  3. Select the Network tab.
  4. Under Auto Deployment, clear the Enable Auto Deployment check box.
  5. Click Apply.

Repeat step 1 to step 5 for all managed nodes running DCE agents.

Verified Environments

Verified HPOM versions on Management Server:

Verified operating systems on Managed/ Monitored Nodes:

Operating System Version
VMware ESX 3.5, 4
VMware ESXi 3i, 4i
Microsoft Hyper-V server 2008

To know about the supported operating system architectures, supported operating system release versions, and for recent updates, go to the support matrix URL:HP Software Support Matrix.

Product Documentation

The following documentation is available for Virtualization Infrastructure SPI:

The following documentation is available for Virtualization Infrastructure SPI:

Known Problems, Limitations, and Workarounds

Open issues in this release:

Documentation Updates

The first page of this release notes document contains the following identifying information:

To check for recent updates or to verify that you are using the most recent edition, visit this URL: HP Software Product Manuals

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Localization Support

The Smart Plug-in for Virtualization Infrastructure software and documentation are not provided in localized languages. However the SPI can be installed successfully and deployed on non-English HP Operations Manager for Windows, UNIX, and Linux servers.

HP Software Support

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Legal Notices

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