HP Operations Smart Plug-in for Virtualization Infrastructure Release Notes

for HP Operations Manager for Windows®, HP-UX, Linux, and Solaris operating systems

Software version: 11.11

Publication date: July 2013


This document is an overview of the changes made to HP Operations Smart Plug-in for Virtualization Infrastructure (VI SPI). It contains important information that is not included in manuals or the Online Help. You can find information about the following in this document:


What's New in This Release?

Supported Environments

License for the Software

Installation Notes


Known Problems, Limitations, and Workarounds

Documentation Updates

Localization Support


Legal Notices


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What's New in This Release?


This release of VI SPI contains the following new features:


For more information about the new features, see the HP Operations Smart Plug-in for Virtualization Infrastructure User Guide.


For more information about customer-related enhancements and software fixes, see Enhancements and Fixes.


Supported Environments


Before installing the VI SPI, make sure that your system meets the following minimum requirements for HP Operations Manager (HPOM) management server and managed nodes.


For information about the supported operating system architectures, supported operating system release versions, and for recent updates, go to the support matrix URL:HP Software Support Matrix.


Management Server Requirements


The Infrastructure Smart Plug-ins (SPIs) are supported on HPOM for Windows, HP-UX, Linux, and Solaris operating systems. The following table lists HPOM requirements and the HP Software products you must install on the management server. The patches mentioned are the minimum applicable level. Always apply the latest available patches.

Product Name Operating System Versions Supported Patch/ Hot fix
HP Operations Manager Windows 9.00 OMW_00145
8.16 OMW_00149
HP-UX 9.10 PHSS_42736
Linux 9.10 OML_00050
Solaris 9.10 ITOSOL_00772
HP Performance Manager (to view graphs) Windows 9.00 HPPM9W_00002
HP-UX 9.00 PHSS_42753
Solaris 9.00 HPPM9S_00002
Linux 9.00 HPPM9L_00002
HP Reporter (to view reports) Windows - 64 bit 4.00 -
Windows - 32 bit 3.90 -
3.80 -

* Contact HP Support to obtain the hotfix


Supported Agent Versions on Managed Nodes


The Infrastructure SPIs supports nodes running Windows, AIX, Linux, HP-UX, or Solaris operating systems. The following table lists the agent versions that you must deploy on the managed nodes. You must install the latest patch available for the agents.


Product Name Version Supported
HP Operations Agent 11.11



Supported Virtualization Vendors/Technologies


For supported version and architecture related information, visit the support matrix URL:HP Software Support Matrix


License for the Software

No separate license is required for the VI SPI. It is included with the purchase of HP Software Operations Agent LTUs (License to Use). Separate LTUs for SI SPI, CI SPI, and VI SPI are included with each HP Software Operations Agent LTU.


Installation Notes


Installation requirements, as well as instructions for installing the VI SPI are documented in the Installation Guide (HP Operations Agent and Smart Plug-ins for Infrastructure Installation Guide).




The following CR (identified by reference number) is fixed in the current software release. You can view details about this CR using the reference number from the HP Software Support Online. You need a HP passport to access this web site. To set up your passport profile, go to: HP Support.


QCCR1A127810: Request support for Vsphere 5.0.



Known Problems, Limitations, and Workarounds



This release of VI SPI has the following limitations:


Known Problems and Workarounds




For HP Operations Agent:


Documentation Updates


The following documentation is available for VI SPI:


The first page of this release notes document contains the following identifying information:


To check for recent updates or to verify that you are using the most recent edition, visit this URL: HP Software Product Manuals

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Localization Support

HP supplies Infrastructure SPI localized software and documentation in these languages:


HP Software Support

This web site provides contact information and details about the products, services, and support that HP Software offers. For more information, visit the HP Support web site at: HP Software Support Online.

HP Software support provides customer self-solve capabilities. It provides a fast and efficient way to access interactive technical support tools needed to manage your business. As a valued support customer, you can benefit by being able to:


To access the Self-solve knowledge base, visit the Self-solve knowledge search home page.

Note: Most of the support areas require that you register as an HP Passport user and sign in. Many also require an active support contract. To find more information about support access levels, go to: Access levels.

To register for an HP Passport ID, go to: HP Passport Registration.


Legal Notices


©Copyright 2008-2013 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.


Confidential computer software. Valid license from HP required for possession, use or copying. Consistent with FAR 12.211 and 12.212, Commercial Computer Software, Computer Software Documentation, and Technical Data for Commercial Items are licensed to the U.S. Government under vendor's standard commercial license.


The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.


The information contained herein is subject to change without notice.


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