HP Operations Smart Plug-in for Systems Infrastructure Release Notes

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


Software version: 1.60

Publication date: October 2010

This document is an overview of the features in HP Operations Smart Plug-in for Systems Infrastructure (Systems Infrastructure SPI). It contains important information that is not included in the manuals or the online help. This release notes is applicable for both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems. Information specific to 64-bit systems is highlighted in bold-italics.

You can find information about the following in this document:

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

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What's New in This Release?

HP Operations Smart Plug-in for Systems Infrastructure contains new features, feature enhancements, and defect fixes.

New Features

The Systems Infrastructure SPI version 1.60 contains these new features:

Enhancements and Changes

The Systems Infrastructure SPI version 1.60 contains these enhancements and changes:

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

Supported Environments

Before installing the Systems Infrastructure SPI, make sure that your system meets the following minimum requirements for HPOM management server and managed nodes.

To know 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 SPIs are supported on the following versions of HPOM, HP Performance Manager, and HP Reporter on the management server.

Management Server Operating System Versions Supported Patch/ Hot fix
HP Operations Manager Windows 8.10 + Patches OMW_00060
8.16 + Patches OMW_00060
Windows 2008 server (64-bit) 9.0 -
HP-UX 9.0 QCCR1A90549: SPI core server related cumulative hot fix. The hot fix associated with this CR must be applied.

QCCR1A96642: SPI cumulative service discovery hot fix. The hot fix associated with this CR must be applied.
Linux 9.0 + Patches 9.01
Solaris 9.0 QCCR1A90549: SPI core server related cumulative hot fix. The hot fix associated with this CR must be applied.

QCCR1A96642: SPI cumulative service discovery hot fix. The hot fix associated with this CR must be applied.
HP Performance Manager (to view graphs) Windows 8.20 + Patches 8.21.100
HP-UX 8.20 + Patches 8.21.100
Solaris 8.20 + Patches 8.21.100
Linux 8.21 8.21.100
HP Reporter (to view reports) Windows 3.80 + Patches 3.80.21

Managed node requirements:

The Infrastructure SPIs are supported on Windows, AIX, Linux, HP-UX, and Solaris operating systems.

Managed Nodes Supported Platforms on the Management Server Versions Supported Supported platforms for Managed Nodes Agent Patch for Management Server*
HP Operations Agent (mandatory) HPOM for Linux 8.60 AIX -
Windows -
HP-UX -
Linux -
Solaris -
HPOM for Windows 8.60 AIX OMW_00043
Windows OMW_00044
HP-UX OMW_00008
Linux OMW_00041
Solaris OMW_00040
HPOM for HP-UX 8.60 AIX PHSS_39504
Windows PHSS_39505
HP-UX PHSS_38516
Linux PHSS_39502
Solaris PHSS_39501
HPOM for Solaris 8.60 AIX ITOSOL_00706
Windows ITOSOL_00707
HP-UX ITOSOL_00685
Linux ITOSOL_00704
Solaris ITOSOL_00703
HP Performance Agent (optional) - 5.00* Linux, Windows, AIX, HP-UX, Solaris -
HP Performance Agent Deployable (optional) - 9.00 Linux, Windows, AIX, HP-UX, Solaris -

Install the latest available Agent patches on the management server. To know more about the required patches, visit the HP Support web site at: HP Software Support Online.

* Infrastructure SPI does not support HP Performance Agent versions earlier than version 5.00.

Supported operating system platforms on the managed nodes:

Operating System Architecture
IBM AIX Power
HP-UX PA-RISC
IA64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux IA64
X86
X86_64
Sun Solaris X86_64
X86
Sparc
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server X86_64
X86
IA64
Windows IA64
X86
X86_64

Installation Notes

Installation requirements, as well as instructions for installing the Smart Plug-in for Systems Infrastructure are documented in the HP Operations Smart Plug-ins for Infrastructure Installation Guide provided in PDF (.pdf) format.

Enhancements and Fixes

The following items (identified by reference number) are fixed in the current software release. You can view details about each software enhancement or fix 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.

QCCR1A102949: SI-SwapCapacityMonitor shows wrong message text for the configured swap space.

Fix: The SI-SwapCapacityMonitor policy is updated to display correct swap space.

Known Problems, Limitations, and Workarounds

The known problems and workarounds for this release of Systems Infrastructure SPI are listed below:

Documentation Updates

The following documentation is available for Systems Infrastructure SPI:

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HP Software Support

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Legal Notices

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