Capacity Planner Release Notes 102

Overview

102 released: October 2019

102.1 released: November 2019

Capacity Planner release notes contain the list of all new or enhanced features and a list of all issues fixed in the current release.

Highlights

Release 102 mainly contains changes in administration and configuration of Capacity Planner to assist in the on-premise deployment of the product, configure default views for users and further improve Application Demand Modelling configuration capabilities.

Release 102.1 mainly contains bug fixes to address browser compatibility and styling issues. For more information, see Issues fixed.

To view the highlights in the Capacity Planner release, see What's New in Capacity Planner.

New features and enhancements

Issue key Release description
Release version 102.1
ICP-957 Reporting configuration parameters have been extended to allow further Top-N style filtering. This allows you to reduce the number of results in the report to a selected number.
Release version 102
ICP-1088 Capacity Planner can now process data at any granularity. However, for summary purposes, a 5 minute average timeseries for all metrics are created. If data is provided at a more fine grained level than 5 minute average, CPU 5 minute max and min metrics are available for viewing.
ICP-1019 New Baseline Views that cover a period of 7 days or less are executed immediately after being created When a Baseline View covers more than 7 days, its status is set to scheduled and it becomes available with the next processing update. This is to decrease the amount of time it takes to process larger baselines.

ICP-978

It is now possible to alternate between aggregating timeseries by hosts or workloads in Metrics Explorer. The default aggregation is by hosts. Workload aggregation is more appropriate for application metrics, or when viewing core metrics from a service or application perspective.

ICP-970

When there are only physical workloads and no virtual machines represented in the Capacity Planner model viewed in the sunburst, the default metric view changes to CPU Configuration.

ICP-944

New hardware for which benchmarking statistics are not yet available, is not automatically loaded into a currently benchmarked model until the appropriate benchmarking statistics are provided.

ICP-761

All credentials are now encrypted in the Data Collector. To make use of this feature, the users are required to re-enter credentials in theData Collector job configurations.

ICP-723

Reports now show grouping filter values in body of the report if these have been selected by the user. Changes affect the following reports:
  • Metric Analysis — Multiple Charts
  • Metric Threshold Analysis
  • Metric Threshold Percentiles
  • VM Storage Summary
  • Time Above Threshold
ICP-479 A Data Coverage report is now available providing insight into which entities provided data for any given date range. Each row shows a count of data and the colouring is relevant to the row. Days, where there is less data than others (or none at all), are shown as lighter than days with full coverage of data. We recommended exporting this report into XLS format.

Issues fixed

Issue key Release description
Release version 102.1
ICP-807 If you attempt to create a baseline for a time period for which one already exists, the system no longer processes a new baseline and instead uses the one that is already in the system.

ICP-1121

ICP-1123

ICP-1126

ICP-1129

ICP-1133

ICP-1135

ICP-1138

Internet Explorer and Firefox browser compatibility styling issues have been addressed in the following:

  • Groupings Manager
  • Risk panel
  • Clusters panel
  • Search bar
  • Forward Thinking timeline control
  • Time series — you can now selectively add and remove time series from a chart.
  • Forward Thinking right-size operations summary
ICP-1125 The Cluster table available from the Clusters panel in the Baseline View now formats correctly when viewed in Internet Explorer.
ICP-1141 When reducing demand using a demand template to the point where demand is zero, the value is no longer displayed as n/a and is correctly shown as 0.
ICP-1144 When running with a filtered sunburst view, only servers that match the filter are now shown in the scenario report.
ICP-1150 Styling issues prevented users from adding multiple grouping columns to the Groupings Manager. This has been addressed and the users can now add numerous columns and edit each one individually.
ICP-1180 Demand models that reduce demand are now shown in the operations summary.
Release version 102
ICP-1065 If grouping configuration is such that day zero of a scenario model does not have a valid sunburst (for example, if all machines of a particular grouping are removed), then the report is generated with a message that the sunburst has no data to display.
ICP-1032 When models are changed, the storage tab now updates correctly to show the storage entities and demand values for that given model range.
ICP-1006 The project configuration window now presents the correct time duration for the current default baseline.
ICP-923 If you remove the host ring from the sunburst, you can now correctly view workload metrics in Metrics Explorer.
ICP-908 Property names with single quote characters in them no longer cause advanced reports using them to crash.
ICP-487 When data collectors are upgraded, these now correctly retain their configuration data.

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Other releases

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Capacity Planner Release Notes 102 Released: October 2019
Capacity Planner Release Notes 101 Released: August 2019
Capacity Planner Release Notes 100 Released: May 2019
Capacity Planner Release Notes 99.2 Released: March 2019
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Capacity Planner Release Notes 94 Released: March 2018
Capacity Planner Release Notes 93 Released: January 2018
Capacity Planner Release Notes 92 Released: December 2017
Capacity Planner Release Notes 91 Released: October 2017
Capacity Planner Release Notes 90 Released: September 2017