HP Network Node Manager iSPI for IP Multicast Software

for the Linux and Windows® Operating Systems

Release Notes

Software version: 10.00 / July 2014

This document provides an overview of the HP Network Node Manager iSPI for IP Multicast Software (NNM iSPI for IP Multicast) for the version 10.00 release. It contains important information not included in the manuals or Help.

For a list of supported hardware platforms, operating systems, and databases, see the support matrix document (Mcast_support_matrix_en.html). 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 IP Multicast 10.00 Release

This section gives an overview of the new features or enhancements that are included in this release. This section also enumerates a few of the major features added to the NNM iSPI for IP Multicast through some of the previous releases.

NNM iSPI for IP Multicast 10.00

This release of the NNM iSPI for IP Multicast includes the following new features:

NNM iSPI for IP Multicast 9.21

This release of the NNM iSPI for IP Multicast includes the following new features:

NNM iSPI for IP Multicast 9.20

This release of the NNM iSPI for IP Multicast includes the following new features:

NNM iSPI for IP Multicast 9.10

The NNM iSPI for IP Multicast 9.10 release included the following features:

NNM iSPI for IP Multicast 9.00

The NNM iSPI for IP Multicast 9.00 release included the following features:

NNM iSPI for IP Multicast 8.10

The NNM iSPI for IP Multicast 8.10 release included 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, select Network Node Manager SPI for IP Multicast.
  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 the following web site:
http://www.adobe.com

Installation Notes

Installation requirements, as well as instructions for installing the NNM iSPI for IP Multicast are documented in the installation guide provided in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. The document is included on the NNM iSPI for IP Multicast media kit, as: Mcast_install_guide_en.pdf.

NOTE:For information about upgrading to the NNM iSPI for IP Multicast 10.00 from earlier versions, see NNM iSPI for IP Multicast 10.00 Upgrade Reference.

Known Problems, Limitations, and Workarounds

This problem might occur if there is a conflict in the port numbers.

You can perform the following steps to resolve this problem:

If the listed steps do not resolve the problem, you might have to uninstall and install the NNM iSPI for IP Multicast again.

Workaround:

This problem might occur if the mcastjboss fails to start due to installation issues, port conflicts, or authentication issues.

Perform the following steps to resolve this problem:

  1. Verify if the mcastjboss process is running based on your operating system as follows:
    • Use the ps command on Linux operating system (ps –ef | grep java and find multicast string).
    • Use the Task Manager on Microsoft Windows operating systems (Enable command line column in the Task manager and check for java.exe processes with multicast strings).
  2. Use the ovstart -c mcastjboss, ovstop -c mcastjboss, and ovstatus - c commands to verify the problem.
  3. Verify the boot.log and multicast-trace.log files file present at the %NnmDataDir%\log\multicast (on Windows) or $NnmDataDir/log/multicast (on Linux) location for any entry specified as ROOT CAUSE in the deployment of Java MBeans. Also, make sure that there are no port-related exceptions in the log file.
  4. If you see any error messages in the log file from the commands: start, stop, and status for issues related to authentication or port numbers, you must update the proper user name and password using the encryptmulticastpassword.ovpl script and update the port numbers in the server.properties file present in the %NnmDataDir%\nmsas\multicast (on Windows) or $NnmDataDir/nmsas/multicast (on Linux)directory.

Workaround:

This problem might occur when you restart all the processes including the NNMi processes after you encounter a FAILED state for the mcastjboss process. The ovstop command does not stop the underlying Java processes when you execute this command after encountering a FAILED state for the mcastjboss process. The ovstart command executed, creates another instance of the mcastjboss process, thus resulting in multiple mcastjboss processes. This causes port conflicts and the mcastjboss process does not work as expected.

You can resolve this problem as follows:

  1. Stop the mcastjboss process using the ovstop -c mcastjboss command and check for the shutdown complete message for the process in the jBossServer.log file to see if the process is stopped.
  2. Run the ovstart -c mcastjboss script to start the mcastjboss process
  3. Run the ovstatus -c command to confirm that the OVsPMD commands now use the current status of the mcastjboss process.

Workaround:

Wait till the mcastjboss initialization is complete. This exception occurs if you start the Multicast inventories immediately after you start the Multicast process.

Workaround:

The NNM iSPI for IP Multicast log files are available on the local disk on each server in the cluster environment.

Workaround:

You can know the actual status of the interface through the analysis pane or the interface form.

Limitations

Documentation Errata

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

Support

You can visit the HP Software Support web site at:
http://www.hp.com/go/hpsoftwaresupport

This web site provides contact information and details about the products, services, and support that HP offers.

HP Software online 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 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, go to the following URL:
http://www.hp.com/managementsoftware/access_level

To register for an HP Passport ID, go to the following URL:
http://h20229.www2.hp.com/passport-registration.html

Legal Notices

Warranty

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.

Restricted Rights Legend

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. For information about third-party license agreements, see the license-agreements directory on the product installation media.

Copyright Notices

©Copyright 2008-2014 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

Trademark Notices

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For the full Oracle license text, see the license-agreements directory on the NNMi product DVD.

Acknowledgements

This product includes software developed by the Apache Software Foundation (http://www.apache.org/). Portions Copyright © 1999-2003 The Apache Software Foundation. All rights reserved.

This product includes ASM Bytecode Manipulation Framework software developed by Institute National de Recherche en Informatique et Automatique (INRIA). Copyright © 2000-2005 INRIA, France Telecom. All Rights Reserved.

This product includes Commons Discovery software developed by the Apache Software Foundation (http://www.apache.org/). Copyright © 2002-2008 The Apache Software Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

This product includes Netscape JavaScript Browser Detection Library software, Copyright © Netscape Communications 1999-2001

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This product includes software developed by the Indiana University Extreme! Lab (http://www.extreme.indiana.edu/). Xpp-3 Copyright © 2002 Extreme! Lab, Indiana University. All rights reserved.