HP Operations Smart Plug-in Upgrade Toolkit Release Notes

for HP Operations Manager for Windows®


Software version: 2.03

Publication date: January 2011

This document provides an overview of the changes made to HP Operations Smart Plug-in Upgrade Toolkit (SPI Upgrade Toolkit) version 2.03 for HP Operations Manager for Windows version 9.00. It contains important information that is not included in books or Help. You can find information about the following in this document:

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

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What's New in This Release?

This section lists the major features included in this release

Major Features

The SPI Upgrade Toolkit helps you preserve all customizations done on policies while you upgrade a SPI to the higher version. By automating the task of merging all policy customizations to the new version of policies, the SPI Upgrade Toolkit helps you retain the modified policy settings after you upgrade the SPI to the higher version. This version of the SPI Upgrade Toolkit includes the following features:

  1. You can use the SPI Upgrade Toolkit to preserve customizations done on the following types of policies:
  2. This version of the SPI Upgrade Toolkit provides you with a browser-based user interface to view and track all the customizations made to policies prior to the upgrade process. With the help of the user interface, you can view and select the policy settings of your choice that can be merged with the policies at the end of the SPI upgrade process.
  3. This version of the SPI Upgrade Toolkit enables you to extend the product's capability to support custom SPIs (SPIs that are not listed below). You can add a new SPI or you can add new version for the SPIs that are listed in the table below.
  4. You can upgrade the following SPI versions with the SPI Upgrade Toolkit :
SPI Name SPI DVD 2010 SPI DVD 2009.1 SPI DVD 2008.1 SPI DVD 2007.1
Smart Plug-in for Databases Yes Yes Yes Yes
Smart Plug-in for Microsoft Active Directory Yes Yes Yes Yes
Smart Plug-in for Microsoft Exchange Server Yes Yes Yes Yes
Smart Plug-in for SAP Yes Yes Yes Yes
Smart Plug-in for Web Servers Yes Yes Yes Yes
Smart Plug-in for Oracle WebLogic Application Server Yes Yes Yes Yes
Smart Plug-in for IBM WebSphere Application Server Yes Yes Yes Yes
 

Installation Notes

Installation requirements, as well as instructions for installing the SPI Upgrade Toolkit, are documented in the HP Operations Smart Plug-in Upgrade Toolkit User Guide for HP Operations Manager for Windows provided in PDF (.pdf) format. The document file is included on the product's DVD media in the documentation directory.

The Online Help provided with the product is context sensitive help that provides documentation for the particular feature that you are in the process of using. For more information on the product, see the HP Operations Smart Plug-in Upgrade Toolkit User Guide for HP Operations Manager for Windows.

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

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

Known Problems, Limitations, and Workarounds

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

Problems:

  1. If Java 6 is used as JRE for Tomcat, then set
    JAVA_OPTS=-Dsun.lang.ClassLoader.allowArraySyntax=true in environment variable and restart tomcat.
  2. The SPI Upgrade Toolkit does not handle policy group names starting or ending with spaces. For example, "EXSPI NTTP <space> " or " <space> EXSPI NTTP".
  3. When you upgrade more than one SPI for Databases (Sybase SPI, Informix SPI, Microsoft SQL Server SPI, and Oracle SPI), the downloaded policies available in the %OvInstallDir%\sutk\sutk-work directory are overwritten by the new policies.

    Workaround: Before you install the SPI for Databases, take a backup of policies for these SPIs.

Limitations:

Documentation Updates

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Legal Notices

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