HP Performance Manager Release Notes
for the Windows®, HP-UX, Solaris, and Linux operating systems
Software version: 9.01
Publication date: June 2011
This document is an overview of the changes made to HP Performance Manager. It contains important information that
is not included in books or Help. You can find information about the following
in this document:
New in This Release?
Problems, Limitations, and Workarounds
with Other HP Software Products
HP Performance Manager contains new features,
feature enhancements, and other changes.
HP Performance Manager contains these new
- Support for adding/deleting nodes and node groups using Command Line Interface: HP Performance Manager 9.01 supports addition and deletion of nodes and node groups using Command Line Interface. For more information, see the HP Performance Manager Administrator Guide.
- Diagnostic View: HP Performance Manager 9.01 provides
Refresh icon to refresh the metric classes for which graphs are drawn on the Graph panel.
HP Performance Manager contains these
- Enhanced the OVPMConfig.ini file for adding new parameter FAVORITE_GRAPHS_COUNT which can now be used to configure the maximum number of graphs a user can save under the favorite graphs category.
- Performance Manager 9.01 removes the non-active session files stored in the datafiles directory on session expiry.
- You can select and remove multiple metrics from the metric list in the Design Wizard.
- You can resize the Instance selection window to view the list of all the available instances.
- "Searching" string is displayed when a search is in progress for nodes and node groups in Performance Manager.
- Change Date Defaults dialog box now contains Limit Number of Points, which helps you configure the number of data points you can view in a graph at a time.
- ovpmbatch command now supports SSL protocol for secure communication. You can launch and use Performance Manager 9.01 in a secure environment.
- Performance Manager 9.01 does not require a restart for any changes made to the PROXY parameter of BBC.HTTP namespace in the ovconf.
HP Performance Manager contains these changes:
- It does not supply localized software and documentation in Korean language.
- It does not provide localized documentation in Simplified Chinese language.
- No Man pages
For more information about customer-related enhancements and software fixes, see Enhancements and Fixes.
HP Performance Manager runs in these operating
||X86 and X64 (includes AMD64 and EM64T)
- Windows Server 2003, Service Pack 2
- Windows Server 2003 Release 2, Service Pack 2
- Windows Server 2008, Service Pack 1
- Windows Server 2008, Service Pack 2
- Windows Server 2008 Release 2
- Windows Server 2008 Release 2, Service Pack 1
||HP-UX 11iV2 and HP-UX 11iV3
||Solaris Sparc 10
||RedHat Enterprise Linux 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5
HP Performance Manager can be accessed on the following web browsers:
- Firefox 3.5x, 3.6, and 4.0
- Internet Explorer 7 and 8
||Firefox 3.5.x and 4.0
You can find the Support Matrix for this product that lists all software and
hardware requirements at this location: http://www.hp.com/go/hpsoftwaresupport.
To display details about each software enhancement or fix, go to the HP Software Support web site. The first time
you click a link, you must enter your HP passport information. To set up your
passport profile, go to: HP Support.
See the patch text file for more information on enhancements and fixes.
This release contains certain unresolved problems, some limitations, and
there are workaround to help solve certain problems.
- QCCR1A111431: Cannot open graphs from HP Operations Manager 9.01 64-bit user interface.
Workaround: HP Performance Manager 9.01 requires 'Adobe Flash Player' to be installed in the browser. Download and install the 64-bit flash player from the website: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ or access performance graphs using the Operations Manager Web console.
- QCCR1A39284: The "Next" Button in Data source Selection page does not work as expected.
Description: In the design wizard, after selecting data source, clicking the 'Next' button to navigate to the next screen does not work unless the mouse cursor is moved away from the button once.
Workaround: Move the mouse cursor away from the 'Next' button once and click the 'Next' button again.
- QCCR1A39338: Editing a saved system comparison graph does not allow the user to change the metric.
Description: When you edit a system comparison graph from the design wizard, you cannot change the metric which appears selected.
Workaround: From the Metric Selection screen, remove a metric and add another metric which you want to use for system comparison.
- QCCR1A59473: Required disk space reported by the Performance Manager installer is wrong.
Description: During the process of installation, the installer displays the disk space requirements. But the
value displayed by the installer is incorrect and much lesser than the actual disk space
required. If the actual disk space on the system is less than the required amount specified
here, the installation fails.
Workaround: See the "Hardware Requirements" section in the HP Performance Manager Install, Upgrade and Migrate Guide for the actual disk space values required.
- QCCR1A88927: HP Performance Agent returns wrong End Date for proxy logfiles kept under /var/opt/perf/datafiles.
When proxy log files or extracted log files are used as data source, the graphs display incorrect values for 'end date'.
Workaround: Do not save the proxied log file in the location /var/opt/perf/datafiles. The graph displays correct values when you save the log file in any location other than /var/opt/perf/datafiles.
Performance Manager fails to open URL when username parameter is passed in Chinese.
Launching URL-based graphs by passing user name parameter in Chinese locale fails on Performance Manager 9.01.
Workaround: The URL parameters should be encoded to UTF8 format if it includes non-ASCII characters.
- QCCR1A92902: User unable to add multiple sub node groups if one of the sub groups already exists.
User unable to add sub node groups with similar name under different groups. "An error message appears stating that the node group already exists. Choose a different name".
Workaround: You have to select refresh after adding a sub node group. The newly added sub node group is displayed.
- QCCR1A113730: OvAutoDiscovery Server does not start up after upgrading to OvJREB-01.06.006 on the HP Operations Manager for Windows server
Description: OvAutoDiscovery Server does not start up on installing HP Performance Manager 9.01 on HP Operations Manager for Windows 8.10 due to heap size mentioned in the registry key.
Workaround: To resolve this issue on an HPOM for Windows 8.16 or 8.10 system with latest server patch level (OMW_00070) except OMW_00071, modify the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\OvAutoDiscovery Server\JavaOptions in such a way that the value "Options" is now set as "-Xms16m -Xrs". On an HPOM for Windows 8.16 or 8.10 system with server patch OMW_00071, no action needs to be taken as this value is already set.
- QCCR1A115349: When HP Performance Manager and HP Reporter are installed on the same system, HP Performance Manager does not automatically detect HP Reporter configuration.
Description: The TYPE and PORT parameters are not correctly updated in the OVPMconfig.ini.
Workaround: The following parameters need to be updated manually in the OVPMconfig.ini: Reporter database type [Example: TYPE= oracle or TYPE= sqlserver], Reporter Database port number [Example: PORT=1433]. For more information, see Integrating with HP Reporter section in the HP Performance Manager Administrator Guide.
- In the Diagnostic View, the Selection Panel does not list the newer instances occurring for a connected Real-time datasource.
Workaround: You have to reconnect to the Real-time datasource to view the newly available instances.
- QCCR1A114381: Using the Attach Groups option when you search for a user and if the user is not found, the same alert message appears twice.
- QCCR1A113151: Performance Manager home page is not displayed if the user does not enter the action details in the URL launch.
- QCCR1A111952: In graphs panel, when user selects date range panel, "Last" option of date range panel should not be blank.
- QCCR1A111961: In date range panel, unable to select "weeks in month" in range option when "month" is selected in last option.
- QCCR1A111325: Truncation problem in 'transaction details' page.
- QCCR1A107938: Preview option should not be disabled when we redraw the graph using View menu and refresh the Performance Manager page.
Description: Preview option is disabled when a graph designed using the Graph menu is redrawn using the View menu, after refreshing the home page through the Nodes menu.
- QCCR1A96093: When the user clicks on the color button in table highlights, the pop-up covers the metric drop down and other text fields
- QCCR1A96102: When the user enters special characters in the value field, all the rows in the drilldown window that does not match the entered value are highlighted.
- QCCR1A61346: AutoPass library prints to stdout.
While verifying the license, the message "IPv6 Loopback address Found" appears multiple time on the CLI. The number of times the message appears is many as the number of IP locked licenses present in license file. This happens only, if licenses other than the Instant-On, are installed and are not locked to wildcarded IP (*.*.*.*)
- QCCR1A39083: Multiple error messages appear when Performance Manager fails to retrieve HP Operations Manager node list.
Multiple error messages appear in the Performance Manager user interface when Performance Manager fails to retrieve the node list from Operations Manager for Windows 8.00.
- QCCR1A109729 : Not displaying the default graph window when the Agentless datasource does not have data.
When the user connects to an Agentless datasource that does not have data, default graph window is not displayed.
- QCCR1A103639: Out-of-Box graph names are displayed vertically in Japanese and Chinese locale.
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HP supplies HP Performance Manager localized
software and documentation in these languages:
- Simplified Chinese
Note: Documentation support is not available in Simplified Chinese language.
HP Performance Manager integrates with these HP
- HP Operations Manager for Windows versions:
- 8.10 (with the latest patch)
- 8.16 (with the latest patch)
(with the latest patch)
- HP Operations Agent
- 8.50, 8.51, 8.52, 8.53, 8.60, 11.00
- HP Performance Agent
versions 4.70 and 5.00
- HP Reporter version 3.80
- HP SiteScope version 11.00
The following table provides the list of components available with the installation package of HP Performance Manage 9.00:
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