HP Operations Smart Plug-in for Databases Release Notes

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

Software version: 12.05

Publication date: July 2013

This document provides an overview of the changes made to the HP Operations Smart Plug-in for Databases (DB SPI) version 12.05. It contains important information not included in the manuals or online help. This document contains information about the DB SPI on HP Operations Manager (HPOM) for HP-UX, Solaris, and Linux operating systems. The DB SPI version 12.05 is a patch release. You can download the patch from the following URL: http://support.openview.hp.com/selfsolve/patches.

What's New in This Release?
Installation Notes
Enhancements and Fixes
Known Problems, Limitations, and Workarounds
Documentation Updates
Localization Support
Legal Notices

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What's New in This Release?

DB SPI contains the following new features:

Installation Notes

Instructions to install the patch are available in the patch text.


Support Matrix

You can find the Support Matrix for this product that lists all software and hardware requirements at this location: http://support.openview.hp.com/selfsolve/document/KM323488

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Enhancements and Fixes

To display details about each software enhancement or fix, click the reference number link to go to the HP Software Support web site. The first time you click a link, you must enter your HP passport information. To set up your passport profile, go to: HP Support

The following enhancements and fixes are made in the current release. It is preceded with a reference number that links to the HP Online Software Support web site.

Known Problems, Limitations, and Workarounds

This release contains certain unresolved problems, some limitations, and there are workarounds to help solve certain problems.

Known Problems and Workarounds

Documentation Updates

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Localization Support

The DB SPI is also available in Japanese, with the localized Japanese DB SPI policies containing a _jp suffix. Policies work as expected. No other change is necessary for the out-of-the-box policies to work.

Any change within the command line must use the Japanese policy name, for the localized version to continue working successfully as explained below.

The _jp suffix created the need for command line changes: policies that run metrics according to a schedule will communicate the metric values back to the threshold policy by name. For example, the DBSPI-Ora-05min_jp policy sends a value to the DBSPI-0001_jp policy. The new command line option -x suffix=_jp communicates with the collector to attach a suffix of _jp to the name of the threshold policy.

Note: If you use the DB SPI in a cluster-aware environment, follow the installation instructions in Smart Plug-in for Databases Installation and Configuration Guide . Instructions to create an XML file to adapt the DB SPI to a cluster-aware environment are provided in the guide. Add the _jp suffix to the XML file name so that the file is recognized as a localizable file.

The SPI installers obtain the HPOM for UNIX locale from the ctrl.env namespace before proceeding with the SPI installation. Verify if the namespace has been set using the following command:
# /opt/OV/bin/ovconfget ctrl.env LANG 

If the ctrl.env namespace is not set by the HPOM, run the following command on the HPOM Server before starting the SPI installation:
# ovconfchg -ns ctrl.env -set LANG <HPOM locale> . In this instance, <HPOM locale> could be C, ja_JP, ko_KR, or zh_CN.

Example: ovconfchg -ns ctrl.env -set LANG ja_JP

Depending on the <HPOM locale> value, the LANG variable in the ctrl.env namespace are set to C.utf8, ja_JP.utf8, ko_KR.utf8, or zh_CN.utf8.

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 1999-2006, 2008-2010, 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.

The DB SPI does not use any Open Source or Third Party components.

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