HP Operations Smart Plug-in for Virtualization Infrastructure Release Notes

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

Software version: 2.01

Publication date: February 2012

This document is an overview of the changes made to HP Operations Smart Plug-in for Virtualization Infrastructure (VI SPI). It contains important information that is not included in manuals or online help. 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
Localization Support
Support
Legal Notices


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What's New in This Release

HP Operations Smart Plug-in for Virtualization Infrastructure (VI SPI) contains the following feature enhancements:

 

For more information about the new features, see the HP Operations Smart Plug-in for Virtualization Infrastructure User Guide.

 

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

 

Supported Environments

Before installing the Virtualization 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 HPOM for Windows, HP-UX, Linux, and Solaris operating systems. The following table lists HPOM requirements and the HP Software products you must install on the management server. The patches mentioned are the minimum applicable level. Always apply the latest available patches.

Product Name Operating System Versions Supported Patch/ Hot fix
HP Operations Manager Windows 9.00 OMW_00120
8.16 OMW_00121
HP-UX 9.10 PHSS_41692
9.00 PHSS_41175
Linux 9.10 OML_0043
9.00 OML_00034
Solaris 9.10 ITOSOL_00772
9.00 ITOSOL_00748
HP Performance Manager (to view graphs) Windows 9.00 -
8.20 -
HP-UX 9.00 -
8.20 -
Solaris 9.00 -
8.20 -
Linux 9.00 -
8.21 -
HP Reporter (to view reports) Windows 3.90 -
3.80 -

* Contact HP Support to obtain the hotfix

 

Supported Agent Versions on Managed Nodes

The Infrastructure SPIs supports nodes running Windows, AIX, Linux, HP-UX, or Solaris operating systems. The following table lists the agent versions that you must deploy on the managed nodes. Install the latest patch available for the agents.

Product Name Version Supported
HP Operations Agent 11.02 + Hotfixes (QCCR1A128620 & QCCR1A131518)
HP Operations Agent 8.60 + Patches and Hotfixes
HP Performance Agent 5.00 + Patches and Hotfixes

 

 

Supported Virtualization Vendors/Technologies

 

For supported version and architecture related information, visit the support matrix URL:HP Software Support Matrix

 

Installation Notes

To install Infrastructure SPIs, version 2.01, follow these steps:
Note - Install Infrastructure SPIs version 2.00 from the media before you install Infrastructure SPIs version 2.01.

  1. Go to the following web site:
    HP Software Product Patches
  2. Log on to the web site with your HP Passport credentials.
  3. Search the files with the following keywords:
  4. The search result includes links to download the files.

  5. Click one of the links and download the file on your system.

 

For more information, see the patch text to install the Infrastructure SPIs on the HPOM management server.

 

About upgrading Infrastructure SPIs from earlier versions, see HP Operations Smart Plug-in for Infrastructure Installation Guide.

 

Enhancements and Fixes

The following CRs (identified by reference number) are fixed in the current software release. You can view details about this CR 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.

For the list of CRs and enhancements, see the Patch text.

 

Known Problems, Limitations, and Workarounds

 

Limitations

This release of VI SPI has the following limitations:

 

Known Problems and Workarounds

 

For VI SPI:

 

For HP Operations Agent:

 

Documentation Updates

The following documentation is available for Virtualization Infrastructure SPI:

 

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.

 

Localization Support

HP supplies Infrastructure SPI localized software and documentation in these languages:

 

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 2012 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

Confidential computer software. Valid license from HP required for possession, use or copying. Consistent with FAR 12.211 and 12.212, Commercial Computer Software, Computer Software Documentation, and Technical Data for Commercial Items are licensed to the U.S. Government under vendor's standard commercial license.

The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.

The information contained herein is subject to change without notice.

 

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