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NetApp periodically updates Converged Systems Advisor to bring you new features, enhancements, and bug fixes.

25 April 2019

This release includes the following new features and enhancements:

Automatically resolving failed rules

Converged Systems Advisor can now automatically resolve issues that cause certain rules to fail. This functionality is automatically enabled by restarting your agent.

Displaying suppressed rules

You can now display a global list of suppressed rules within Converged Systems Advisor and reenable alerts for suppressed rules from the list.

Fixed issues

The following known issues have been fixed in this release:

Bug ID Description

1211321

System diagram images might not display for a converged infrastructure

1211987

Storage Cluster Efficiency value is displayed incorrectly

1211995

Nexus switch port status might be displayed incorrectly

1211999

Space reservation status is displayed incorrectly

28 March 2019

The following known issues have been fixed in this release:

Bug ID Description

1211993

Thin Provisioned status is displayed incorrectly in CSA

1211998

Disk Space Utilization percentage is displayed incorrectly in CSA

1211990

Interfaces mapped to the VLAN in Nexus switch might be mismatched with the actual device output in CSA

1212001

Power Supply information for a rack mounted server might be displayed incorrectly in CSA

17 January 2019

This release includes the following new features and enhancements:

Support for new FlexPod devices

Converged Systems Advisor now supports the following FlexPod devices:

  • Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers

  • Nexus 3000 series switches

  • Cisco UCS switches directly attached to NetApp controllers

For a complete list of supported devices, see the NetApp Interoperability Matrix Tool.

Detailed information about hosts and virtual machines

Converged Systems Advisor now provides more information about your virtualization environment. You can drill down to view information about individual hosts and virtual machines, including diagrams, an inventory list, and a rules summary.

A screenshot that shows Host and Virtual Machines available in a drop-down list when you click Virtualization.

Simplified experience when adding an infrastructure

It’s now easier to add an infrastructure to Converged Systems Advisor. The portal enables you to enter the information step by step:

A screenshot that shows the Add Infrastructure page. Four steps are available in the process: adding basic details

Device import using a file

You can now configure the Converged Systems Advisor agent to discover your FlexPod infrastructure by importing a file that includes information about each device. Importing the devices is an alternative to manually adding each device, one by one.

screenshot import devices

Integration with NetApp Active IQ

You can now launch Active IQ from Converged Systems Advisor. The following example shows an Active IQ link available in the Storage page:

A screenshot that shows the Active IQ link in the Storage page.

Fixed issues

The following known issues have been fixed in this release:

Bug ID Description

4671

Firefox might stop responding when browsing the Converged Systems Advisor portal.

4500

The Converged Systems Advisor portal does not log you out after the timeout interval has expired. You remain logged in, but cannot see your FlexPod systems.

2794

Converged Systems Advisor displays "Pass" for the rule titled "VMware tools check" even though VMware tools was not installed on the virtual machine.

13 September 2018

This release of Converged Systems Advisor includes the following new features:

  • A new user interface and user experience to simplify customers' FlexPod operations

  • Health and best practices validation for VMware virtualization

  • Support for Cisco MDS switches with expanded Fibre Channel support