HP Operations Smart Plug-in for Microsoft® Enterprise Servers Release Notes

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

Software version: 8.03

Publication date: May 2011

This document provides an overview of the changes made to the HP Operations Smart Plug-in for Microsoft Enterprise Servers (Microsoft Enterprise Servers SPI) version 8.03. It contains important information not included in the manuals or in the Online Help. This document provides information about Microsoft Enterprise Servers SPI on HP Operations Manager (HPOM) for HP-UX, Linux, and Solaris. You can find the following information in this document:

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

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What's New in This Release?

The Microsoft Enterprise Servers SPI version 8.03 contains new features, feature enhancements, and other changes.

Installation Notes

Installation requirements and instructions for installing Microsoft Enterprise Servers SPI are documented in the Installation and Configuration Guide for HP Operations Smart Plug-in for Microsoft Enterprise Servers provided in PDF (.pdf) format.

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

The Microsoft Enterprise Servers SPI version 8.03 has certain known problems, limitations, and some of the problems have workarounds.

  • A critical alarm from one of the following policies, with the message, "Unknown State Property" or "Unknown Attribute":
  • The hotfixes available for the following Change Requests (CRs) must be installed on the management server 9.10:
  • The Sharepoint_Discovery policy is not available under the policy group for the Microsoft Enterprise Servers SPI.
    1. Browse to Policy Bank
    2. Select the Sharepoint_Discovery policy
    3. Assign to policy group "/ Policy Bank / SPI for Microsoft Enterprise Servers / en / SharePoint Portal Server / SharePoint Server 2010 / Discovery"
  • The following policies may not work when BizTalk Server or SharePoint Portal Server is configured on a remote database :
  • Microsoft Enterprise Servers SPI metrics have a limit beyond which values cannot be stored in HP Performance Agent classes.
  • Documentation Updates

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    HP Software Product Integration

    The Microsoft Enterprise Servers SPI integrates with the following HP Software products:

    HP Software Support

    The HP Software Support web site provides contact information and details about the products, services, and support that HP Software offers. For more information, visit the 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:

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    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

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