Cost Optimizer 5.1.1 Release Notes

Release Date

First Published: September 26, 2019

Updated:

  • November 14, 2019: Updated the Documentation section to include a list of pages that were modified.

Installation and Upgrade

  • CloudCenter Suite:

    • Cost Optimizer cannot be installed separately and must be installed as a part of the CloudCenter Suite UI. See Suite Admin 5.1.1 release notes for additional details.

      If you upgrade Cost Optimizer, you must also upgrade Workload Manager and vice versa as both modules use the same shared APIs.

  • Cost Optimizer:

    • The Optimizer Admin can upgrade Cost Optimizer at the suite level to the latest version of the software. See Update Module for additional context. 

    • When upgrading to Cost Optimizer 5.1.0, it is recommended that you upgrade from Cost Optimizer 5.0.1 or Cost Optimizer 5.0.3.

  • Cloud Remote:

    • When updating to Cost Optimizer 5.1.0, you must also update all instances of Cloud Remote to Cloud Remote 5.1.0.

    • See Cloud Remote (Conditional) for additional details.

Clouds

The supported cloud families are as follows:

  • AWS

  • AzureRM

  • Google (GCP)

  • IBM

  • VMware

    • vCenter

    • vCloud Director

  • OpenStack

  • Kubernetes

See Configure Clouds for additional context.

Cloud Accounts shared by the parent tenant are only applicable to Workload Manager and are not displayed in Cost Optimizer.

Cost Optimizer UI

API

See Cost Optimizer API for additional details.

Integrations

As a part of cost optimizing recommendation, Cost Optimizer works seamlessly for resizing, suspending, stopping, and terminating an instance and unused volumes by working with Workload Manager in the backend. There is no need to navigate to Workload Manager for the above actions.

Resolved Issues

The following issues were resolved/addressed in Cost Optimizer 5.1.1:

  • CSCvr26139: Cost Optimizer fails to mask user-specific cloud credentials in reservation logs. 
    Resolution: Cost Optimizer includes a fix to mask the information.

  • CSCvr31822: Cost Explorer expenses are incurred for GetTags API call when tag-based cost reporting is disabled.
    Resolution: Ensure that the tag-based cost reporting field is checked when API is called.

  • CSCvq77928: After a deployment, VM actions triggered by the CloudCenter Suite UI failed.
    Resolution: Cost Optimizer 5.1.1 includes a check to ensure that when adding cloud accounts, billing units are already configured for the account addition to succeed.

Documentation

The following documentation changes were implemented in Cost Optimizer 5.1.1:

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