HP Network Node Manager iSPI for MPLS Software

for the HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, and Windows® Operating Systems

Release Notes

Software version: 9.21 / June 2013

This document provides an overview of the HP Network Node Manager iSPI for MPLS Software (NNM iSPI for MPLS) for the 9.21 release. It contains important information not included in the manuals or in online help.

For a list of supported hardware platforms, operating systems, and database, see the Support Matrix. You can find both the Support Matrix and the Release Notes at the root directory of the installation media.

What's New In This Version
Documentation Updates
Installation Notes
Known Problems, Limitations, and Workarounds
Documentation Errata
Support
Legal Notices

What's New In This Version

Overview of the NNM iSPI for MPLS 9.21 Release

The HP Network Node Manager iSPI for MPLS Software (NNM iSPI for MPLS) provides real-time data that enables you to monitor the health of MPLS Virtual Private Network (L3 VPN), Layer 2 VPNs (L2 VPNs), Multicast-VPNs (MVPNs), MPLS PseudoWire VC, Traffic Engineering (TE) tunnels, and Label Switch Paths (LSPs)

After you install (and configure) the NNM iSPI for MPLS on the NNMi management station, you can monitor and troubleshoot the problems on your network by using the MPLS workspace. The NNM iSPI for MPLS presents additional views to indicate the status of the discovered MPLS devices and the overall health of the network.

NNM iSPI for MPLS 9.21

The NNM iSPI for MPLS includes the following features:

NNM iSPI for MPLS 9.20

The NNM iSPI for MPLS includes the following features:

The following environments are no longer supported by NNM iSPI for MPLS

Before you begin the NNM iSPI for MPLS 9.20 installation, follow these steps:

  1. Install NNMi 9.20. Make sure that NNMi is installed and running on the management server.
  2. Install the latest NNMi patches, if any.
  3. Start the NNM iSPI for MPLS, 9.20 migration process, as mentioned in NNM iSPI for MPLS 9.20 Installation Guide.

Note: HP-UX and Linux users; there are additional steps that you have to follow for successful migration from version 9.10 to version 9.20. For more information, see the NNM iSPI for MPLS 9.20 Installation Guide.

NNM iSPI for MPLS 9.10

The NNM iSPI for MPLS includes the following features:

NNM iSPI for MPLS 9.00

The NNM iSPI for MPLS includes the following features:

NNM iSPI for MPLS 8.xx

The NNM iSPI for MPLS includes the following features:

Documentation Updates

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, go to the following web site:
http://h20230.www2.hp.com/selfsolve/manuals

  1. In the Product list, click the product name.
  2. In the Version list, click the version number.
  3. In the OS list, click the OS type.
  4. In the document list, click the document title.
  5. To retrieve the document, click Open or Download.

NOTE: To view files in PDF format (*.pdf), Adobe Acrobat Reader must be installed on your system. To download Adobe Acrobat Reader, go to official site of Adobe.

Installation Notes

Installation requirements, as well as instructions for installing the NNM iSPI for MPLS, are documented in the installation guide provided in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. The document file is included on the product's installation media as: MPLS_install_guide_en.pdf.

The NNM iSPI for MPLS 9.21 does not support uninstallation. HP recommends you to take a backup of the NNMi and MPLS 9.20 database before you proceed with the installation.

Note: You cannot upgrade the NNM iSPI for MPLS 9.0x to the version 9.20 directly. For more information about upgrading the NNM iSPI for MPLS 9.00 to the version 9.20. For more information, see MPLS_install_guide_en.pdf

For a list of supported hardware platforms, operating systems, and databases, see the NNMi 9.20 Support Matrix.

Known Problems, Limitations, and Workarounds

Known Issues and Workarounds

Limitations

Documentation Errata

There are no known errors in the NNM iSPI for MPLS documentation.

Support

Please go to the HP Support web site:
www.hp.com/go/hpsoftwaresupport

HP Software online support provides an efficient way to access interactive technical support tools. As a valued customer, you benefit by being able to do the following:

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 and HP Passport, go to the following URL:
support.openview.hp.com/new_access_levels.jsp

Legal Notices

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Warranty

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