Virtualization updates for SP1
Version 8.2 SP1 includes the following virtualization updates:
Upgrading to a new release can potentially create mismatches between the version of a custom configuration object, an agent, and any model objects that reference custom configuration objects. See “Upgrading custom configuration objects,” in the BMC Server Automation User Guide
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 GA support
Version 8.2 SP1 provides GA-level support for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) 3.0 environments. In version 8.2, the new RHEV configuration object was not auto-imported, as it had been certified against a beta version of RHEV 3.0.
The RHEV configuration object is now auto-imported. The configuration object name is rhev.zip. For details about the support for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) 3.0 environments, see Virtualization support.
NPIV support for IBM LPARs
Version 8.2 SP1 supports N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV). NPIV provides the capability to assign a physical fiber channel adapter to multiple unique worldwide port names (WWPNs). To access physical storage from a storage area network (SAN), the storage is mapped to logical unit numbers (LUNs), which are mapped to the ports of the physical fiber channel adapters.
When creating the Virtual Guest Package or Virtual Guest Job, you now have the ability to attach SAN LUNs to an LPAR through fiber channel adapters.
To attach a SAN LUN to an LPAR through a fiber channel adapter, use the Fiber Channel Port dialog box available from the Storage tab in the Virtual Guest Package editor.
Updates for Hyper-V environments
The following updates are available in version 8.2 SP1.
Ability to add or delete a disk or NIC using a BLPackage
In version 8.2, you could modify the CPU, Memory and power status for a VM using a BLPackage. With version 8.2 SP1, you are also able to add and delete VM disks and NICs using a BLPackage, as shown below.
Host Storage asset name change
In version 8.2, the Host storage asset had a name similar to the actual storage name in the SCVMM. With version 8.2 SP1, the Host Storage asset name is changed to the UUID for the storage (for example C:\ClusterStorage\Volume2 in the figure below).
Also, the storage path has been added as an additional attribute.
Support for RunOnce commands for VMware virtual machines
With Version 8.2 SP1, you can specify optional RunOnce commands in a VMware Virtual Guest Package (through the console or using BLCLI) for VMware Windows-based virtual machines created using a template or from existing Virtual Machines. The Run Once commands you specify will run the first time a user logs into the guest operating system.
To add a RunOnce command to a Virtual Guest Package from the console, use the Run Once Script tab in the Virtual Guest Package editor.
You can specify only OS commands on the Run Once Script panel; there is no support for executing multi-line scripts.
The following is an example of a RunOnce command to add a specified route in the local IP routing table. The command has been added to the Virtual Guest Package to be included when the associated Virtual Guest Job creates the virtual machine.
The RunOnce commands you specify run after the guest operating system starts, which is in “logged on” mode with Administrator credentials. If you do not want the virtual machine logged on automatically, then add a reboot command to the end of the run once command list (for example, shutdown /r).