Considerations and workarounds

Maintenance windows now process devices in batches of 200

(ZEN-28886) The zenactiond.conf file now has a setting for batches to process devices for maintenance windows in groups of 200. Previously, batching was not enabled. To change the default batching, edit the following line in the zenactiond.conf file in Control Center:

maintenance-window-batch-size 200

All timestamps now use local time zone

(ZEN-28883) Previous releases used a mixture of timestamps throughout Resource Manager (UTC and local time zone). For ease and consistency, all timestamps now use the local time zone.

Removing support for Internet Explorer 10

(ZEN-27386) Starting with Resource Manager 6.0.0, Internet Explorer 10 is no longer a supported browser.

Compatibility with Zenoss Service Impact

This version of Resource Manager is compatible with Zenoss Service Impact version 5.2.2 or later. If you use Zenoss Service Impact and upgrade to or install Resource Manager 6.0.0, you must also upgrade to or install Zenoss Service Impact 5.2.2 or later.

Excessive zeneventd memory usage

An issue with self-monitoring causes excessive memory usage on the zeneventd service. To work around the issue, configure crontab of the root user on the Control Center master host to restart zeneventd every midnight. For example, to sudo crontab -l add the following entry:
0 0 * * * /usr/bin/serviced service restart zeneventd >/dev/null 2>&1

NFS client 4.1 is not supported

A file locking defect might exist in NFS 4.1 with RHEL/CentOS 7.4, which could cause zeneventserver to crash and other DFS-related problems. For more information, refer to topic "Configuring NFS 4.0" in the Control Center installation guide or upgrade guide, or knowledge base article Potential Issues Running With RHEL 7.4 Or CentOS 7.4.

CentralQuery maximum memory allocation pool

(ZEN-15907) The size of the CentralQuery maximum memory allocation pool is set by the RAMCommitment variable in the CentralQuery service definition. The default value is 1024MB. Do not change the value to anything less than 1024MB.

Loading MIBs change

(ZEN-27107, ZEN-27323) Beginning with version 5.3.0, Resource Manager prevents duplicate OID values in the database, regardless of the MIB module in which the OID exists. When loading a MIB, Resource Manager compares OID values with data from the source (zenmib input file, ZenPack objects.xml file, or browser interface), and takes the following action:
  • If the OID exists in the same MIB module, it overwrites the OID with data from the source.
  • If the OID exists in a different MIB module, it deletes the OID, and then creates the OID as defined in the source.
  • If the OID does not exist, it creates the OID as defined in the source.

Upgrade considerations

  • With the implementation of Solr indexing, during an upgrade, two migrations automatically run; the Solr index is built, and the production state migrates to Solr. This process might take several hours, depending on the size of your system.
  • If you are using the following ZenPacks, you must manually update them after upgrading to Resource Manager 6.0.0:
    • ZenPacks.zenoss.PortalIntegration
    • ZenPacks.zenoss.MultiRealmIP
    • ZenPacks.zenoss.DeviceSearch