HP Network Node Manager i Software Smart Plug-in Performance for Metrics Release Notes

for the Windows® and Linux operating systems

Software version: 9.10

Publication date: March 2011

This document is an overview of the HP Network Performance Server (NPS) version 9.10 and the associated HP Network Node Manager i Software Smart Plug-in Performance for Metrics (NNM iSPI Performance for Metrics). It contains important information that is not included in books or online help. You can find information about the following in this document:

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

Product Overview

The NPS stores, aggregates, and provides reports for collected performance data. It is the foundation for operational reports on NNMi. Other iSPIs rely upon the NPS for report presentation functionality. The NNM iSPI Performance for Metrics adds the performance management capability to NNMi by analyzing, processing, and aggregating a range of standard Metrics collected by NNMi from different network elements. This release of the NNM iSPI Performance for Metrics includes the following features:

What's New in This Release?

The NNM iSPI Performance for Metrics contains new features, feature enhancements, and other changes.

New Features

Usability

New Reports
There are several new, generic reports. Each is available with all installed extension packs. They are:

In addition, there are several new custom reports for the Interface and Component Health packages. These are Overview, Executive Headline and for Interface Health only - Wireless LAN.

Product Features and Architecture
The following new features and changes are worth noting:

The NNM iSPI Performance for Metrics includes two underlying packages - Interface Health and Component Health. The types of data that is collected within these packages has been extended to include the following:

 

Interface Health:

 

Component Health

 

Installation Notes

For a list of supported hardware platforms, operating systems, and database, see the support matrix available at the root directory of the product media or at this location:

HP Support Matrices.

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.

Localization Support

The following table lists the localized languages and supported Locales for each operating system:

Operating System

Localized Languages

Japanese

Simplified Chinese

Windows

Japanese

Chinese_PRC

Linux

ja_JP.utf8

zh_CN.utf8

To install the localized version of NPS and NNM iSPI Performance for Metrics on Linux system, set the following environment variables:

Japanese

$LC_ALL = ‘ja_JP.utf8’

$LANG = ‘ja_JP.utf8’

Simplified Chinese

$LC_ALL = ‘zh_CN.utf8’

$LANG = ‘zh_CN.utf8’

Localization Support for Documentation

Known Problems, Limitations, and Workarounds

This release contains certain unresolved problems and some limitations. These problems are listed below, with available workarounds where applicable.

Documentation Errata

The Glossary of Metrics topics in NNM iSPI Performance for Metrics online help do not contain the complete list and definitions of the metrics used by default.

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, visit this URL: HP Software Product Manuals

To retrieve a document, select the:

  1. Product name.
  2. Version list.
  3. Operating System.
  4. Preferred Language.
  5. Document title.
  6. Click Open or Download.

You must have Adobe Reader installed to view files in PDF format (*.pdf). To download Adobe Reader, go to the Adobe web site.

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 2009-2011 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

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The information contained herein is subject to change without notice.

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

To view open source code, see the license-agreements/source and license-agreements/CygwinSources directories on the product installation media.

Trademark Notices

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Microsoft®, Windows® and Windows® XP are U.S. registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
UNIX® is a registered trademark of The Open Group.

Acknowledgements

This product includes libjpeg library. This software is copyright (C) 1991-1998, Thomas G. Lane.
The Graphics Interchange Format(c) is the Copyright property of CompuServe Incorporated. GIF(sm) is a Service Mark property of CompuServe Incorporated.
This product includes libxml2 library. Copyright (C) 1998-2003 Daniel Veillard. All Rights Reserved.
This product includes libxp library. Copyright © 2001,2003 Keith Packard.


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