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HPE Consumption Analytics Portal Release Notes

This topic contains the cumulative release notes for HPE Consumption Analytics Portal 16. For complete documentation about configuring and using the product, see HPE Consumption Analytics Portal Documentation.

Changes in recent releases

This section lists the enhancements and bug fixes in recent releases of HPE Consumption Analytics Portal.  For information about older releases, see the Archive of Cloud Cruiser 16 release notes.

November 8, 2018

HPE released version v2.0.16 with the following enhancements and bug fixes:

  • The time before a job task can be retried after being killed prematurely has been shortened.
  • The  shutdown process has been enhanced to ensure the best possibility of job tasks completing and reporting status during service shutdown (e.g., when new versions are deployed), including improved logging to audit any tasks that are still unable to complete.
  • Fixed bug: Typing a date in any field was causing the application to lock up and display dates incorrectly.  Changes were made to date display and error handling logic to correct this.
November 1, 2018

HPE released version v2.0.11 with the following enhancements and bug fixes:

  • Rebranding: This release completes the rebranding of Cloud Cruiser to the HPE Consumption Analytics Portal. 
  • Fixed bug: Several fixes were made to improve support for Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 (IE11).
  • Fixed bug: Detailed help link ("?" button) was not working in IE11 and Mozilla Firefox.
  • Fixed bug: Using the Budget widget in views, it was not possible to delete a budget.  A fix to the widget resolved the issue.
October 28, 2018

HPE updated version v1.61.33 with the following bug fixes:

  • Fixed bug: For certain customer accounts, numerous internal server errors in budgets were discovered during an Application Health assessment. The issue was traced to invalid data; therefore, validations have been added to the API to prevent recurrence.
  • Fixed bug: Very small numbers in budgets were being displayed in scientific notation (e.g., "1.2344523E-7") in the portal.  This has been corrected.
October 19, 2018

HPE updated version v1.61.33 with the following bug fixes:

  • Fixed bug: In capacity planning charts, Installed Capacity and Actual Usage values from the current day were zero, skewing the forecast data. The correction excludes the current date (zero) values from the charts.
October 16, 2018

HPE updated version v1.61.33 with the following bug fixes:

  • Fixed bug: For Azure VMs, the value in the Units field was incorrect. This resulted from the Microsoft update referenced on October 10, 2018. Corrections have been made to the Units and Operating System field mappings in Azure collection, and to HPE-supplied reports that use filters on the Units field.
  • Fixed bug: For HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity accounts, the default view was incorrect. The default view for these accounts is now the HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity Customer View.
  • Fixed bug: For HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity customer accounts, public cloud Insights were displayed.  Public cloud Insights will now be shown only when the account has one or more AWS, Azure, or GCP collections.
  • Fixed bug: In the Monthly Charges report, Minimum Contractual Capacity was shown when it matched Committed Capacity. Minimum Contractual Capacity is now shown only when it does not match the Committed Capacity.
  • Fixed bug: In the Monthly Charges report, the Committed Capacity was incorrect. It now calculates correctly, or if the Override flag is selected, uses the custom value entered.
October 15, 2018

HPE updated version v1.61.33 with the following bug fix:

  • Fixed bug: For 3PAR services, a customer's Monthly Charges report was incorrect. The 3PAR collector has been updated to drop records where Cage Position includes a question mark, and to raise an invalid usage record alert for feeds where Cage Position includes a question mark.
October 10, 2018

HPE updated v1.61.33 with the following bug fix:

  • Fixed bug: Azure collection was broken after a header change implemented by Microsoft.
  • Fixed bug: Several fixes were made to improve support for Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 (IE11).
October 8, 2018

HPE updated version v1.5.33 with the following bug fix:

  • Fixed bug: The Donut widget on the Greenlake summary page had '?' for its icon. This has been replaced by a cloud icon.
October 5, 2018

HPE released version v1.61.33 with the following enhancement:

  • You can now budget on usage quantity as well as cost. When creating a budget, the Budget On control lets you choose whether the budget tracks the amount of the Quantity field or the Cost field. To ensure that a Quantity budget uses consistent units, you must choose a meter for the budget. This new capability of budgeting on quantity is not yet covered in the documentation but will be added soon.
September 8, 2018

HPE released version 1.61.25 with the following bug fix:

  • Fixed bug: A report distributed by email was generated for the date range saved in the report itself, not the Time Period specified in the Report Distribution settings.
August 27, 2018

On August 27, HPE updated version 1.61.19 with the following enhancement:

  • HPE Consumption Analytics Portal can now read the new header in Azure billing reports unexpectedly introduced by Microsoft late last week. This fixes the broken Azure collection that some customers experienced as a result of Azure's change.
August 22, 2018

On August 22, HPE released version 1.61.19 with the following enhancement:

  • The VM Provider Type and Service Category fields are now correctly populated for usage records pertaining to Microsoft Azure virtual machines after the recent changes to Azure’s billing reports. HPE Consumption Analytics Portal fields for VM properties such as VM CPU Count and VM Memory GB might still be populated incorrectly. We expect to release another enhancement shortly to complete our adjustment to the new Azure formatting, which will fix these fields.
August 2, 2018

On August 2, HPE released version 1.61.15 with the following enhancement:

  • A new chart widget is available for displaying data in your views. The Compare Values widget charts the values of two numeric fields for each configured group, allowing you to visually compare them. This widget is best used with two numeric fields that use the same units, as shown in the example below.

July 19, 2018

On July 19, HPE released version 1.61.11 with the following bug fixes:

  • Fixed bug: In What-If, when you clicked the cog menu for a model and selected Properties, an error message appeared instead of the properties dialog box.
  • Fixed bug: When editing an Insight, the Results Drilldown menu did not list any reports.
July 12, 2018

On July 12, HPE updated version 1.61.6 with the following bug fix:

  • Fixed bug: For some Microsoft Azure customers, some collected data was not loaded into the reporting database, so the results shown in the HPE Consumption Analytics Portal UI were incomplete. This was due to a large number of tag fields automatically added by Azure. HPE Consumption Analytics Portal now ignores all Azure tag fields whose name includes a UUID.
July 9, 2018

On July 9, HPE released version 1.61.6 with the following bug fix:

  • Fixed bug: In the Reports page of the Default View (or another view that includes this page), the list of reports did not include a My Reports section and report names appeared twice in the list.
June 8, 2018

On June 8, HPE released version 1.59.14 with the following enhancements and bug fixes:

  • Users are no longer limited to a single view. In Home (previously called My View), you see your user group's assigned view by default, but can switch to any other view available to you using the menu just to the right of the view name. You can make a view available to a user or group by sharing it with them when saving the view.
  • Azure customers now get values for the Resource Group field for all resources, not just those for which HPE Consumption Analytics Portal has Azure subscription access. Resource group names are now collected from the billing CSV file. Values are also converted to all uppercase to remove the inconsistent casing applied by Azure and provide more meaningful reporting.
  • Fixed bug: A user without the Manage Insights permissions capability could not view insights from the Insights Summary widget.
May 30, 2018

On May 30, HPE released version 1.59.5 with the following bug fix:

  • Fixed bug: In rare cases, scheduled distribution of PDF reports failed.
May 9, 2018

On May 9, HPE released version 1.59.1, which removed the RI Advisor feature from HPE Consumption Analytics Portal. It might return, but there is currently no estimated date for that.

May 7, 2018

On May 7, HPE released version 1.58.12 with the following bug fixes:

  • Fixed bug: You were unable to edit a permissions group.
  • Fixed bug: For Azure customers using the BOSH service, some collected data was not loaded into the reporting database due to a large number of tag fields automatically added by Azure.
April 20, 2018

On April 20, HPE updated version 1.57.17 with the following bug fix:

  • Fixed bug: You could not save a newly-created Insight, and couldn't save changes to an existing Insight.
April 18, 2018

On April 18, HPE released version 1.57.17 with the following enhancements and bug fixes:

  • Multiple Line Charts now use a wider variety of colors, making it easier for a user to match a line in the chart with its name in the legend.
  • Fixed bug: Microsoft Azure internal tags with automatically-generated names were added as fields in HPE Consumption Analytics Portal.
  • Fixed bug: An unfinished capacity planning feature was exposed.
  • Fixed bug: Charts and Insights were erroneously limited to just 10 results.
April 5, 2018

On April 5, HPE released version 1.56.4 with the following bug fixes:

  • Fixed bug: For Azure collections, resource group tags were empty for some resources. This was due to inconsistent case in an Azure field that was used for matching resource data to resource group data. Though the matching works correctly going forward, recollecting or reprocessing your Azure collection cannot apply this fix to historical data.
  • Fixed bug: When creating or editing in Insights, there were a few problems. Changing the selected Metric or Group By field had no effect, after selecting a different rule template you couldn't save the insight, and some dropdown menus did not close after you selected a value.
March 9, 2018

On March 9, HPE updated version 1.56.3 with the following bug fix:

  • For some customers, Azure VM metrics were not being collected.
January 31, 2018

On January 31, HPE updated version 1.56.1 with the following bug fix:

  • Fixed bug: When exporting to Excel (either manually or via distribution) a report with one or more special characters in its name, you received an internal server error. The characters: \ / * ? : [ ]
November 17, 2017

On November 17,  HPE released version 1.56.1, which includes the following enhancement:

  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Support Center now provides support for Cloud Cruiser. The Cloud Cruiser support website and are no longer supported. To submit a support case, click Contact Support and sign in to HPE Support Center with your HPE Passport ID. If you do not have an HPE Passport ID, click Create an account and follow the instructions.
October 23, 2017

On October 23, HPE updated version 1.55.1, which includes the following bug fix:

  • Fixed bug: Large AWS bills caused data collection to time out, resulting in missing data.
September 26, 2017

On September 26, HPE updated version 1.55.1, which includes the following bug fix:

  • Fixed bug: When signing up for a Cloud Cruiser trial from the Get Started page, your Cloud Cruiser account could not be created.
September 20, 2017

On September 20, HPE released version 1.55.1, which includes the following bug fixes:

  • Fixed bug: When editing a view, report, budget, insight, What-If model, or data collection, refreshing the browser window lost the data you had entered.
  • Fixed bug: When creating a SmartTags rule, the Where Field value was not being saved after you clicked OK.
  • Fixed bug: In SmartTags, when creating a Split Field with two destinations, you were unable to confirm the second destination field.
September 15, 2017

On September 15, HPE released version 1.54.2, which includes the following enhancement:

  • Removed CSV support for uploading usage and billing data.
September 8, 2017

On September 8, HPE released version 1.53.7, which includes the following bug fix:

  • Fixed bug: For some Azure VM types, certain fields were not populated, including Resource Type. This caused VMs of these types to be omitted from Insights results.
September 1, 2017

On September 1, HPE released version 1.53.6, which includes the following enhancement and bug fixes:

  • When your session times out, you can resume your session again. To resume your session, log in and continue with your session. 
  • You can now collect Microsoft Azure metrics without enabling diagnostics settings.
  • Fixed bug: Azure Metrics were missing every 10 days for some VMs and metric collections.
  • Fixed bug: When you clicked the Refresh icon  to refresh new data, the browser would become slower to load data throughout the application.
  • Fixed bug: When loading data, Forecasting displayed errors and stopped responding under certain circumstances.
  • Fixed bug: When recollecting Azure collections, the recollect overwrote old metric files not specified in the recollect date range.

Supported Browsers

You can use any of the following browsers:​

  • Google Chrome 42 and later
  • Microsoft Edge 20 and later
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 and later
  • Mozilla Firefox 38 and later

Operating systems

You can use HPE Consumption Analytics Portal from any operating system that can run a supported browser. However, if you are using a Microsoft Windows Server operating system, you must turn off the IE Enhanced Security Configuration option.

To turn off the IE Enhanced Security Configuration option

  1. Open Microsoft Windows Server Manager.
  2. In the navigation pane, select Local Server.
  3. Next to the IE Enhanced Security Configuration option, click On.
  4. In the dialog box, change the settings for Users and Administrators to Off, and then click OK.

    Microsoft Windows Server Manager updates to show the IE Enhanced Security Configuration option as Off.
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