HP Network Node Manager iSPI Performance for Traffic Software Release Notes

for the Windows® and Linux operating systems

Software version: 9.20

Publication date: November, 2012

This document is an overview of the changes made to the HP Network Node Manager iSPI Performance for Traffic Software (NNM iSPI Performance for Traffic). 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?
Enhancements
Installation Notes
Known Problems, Limitations, and Workarounds
Documentation Updates
Support
Legal Notices

What's New in This Release?

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

New Features

The NNM iSPI Performance for Traffic contains these new features:

Enhancements

The NNM iSPI Performance for Traffic contains these enhancements:

Installation Notes

  1. Upgrade NNMi from 9.10 to 9.21 or higher.
  2. Upgrade NNM iSPI Performance for Metrics from 9.10 to 9.20 Patch 1.
  3. Stop the ETL processes on the NPS system. To stop the ETL processes, run the following command:

    On Windows: %NnmInstallDir%\NNMPerformanceSPI\bin\stopETL.ovpl

    On Linux: /opt/OV/NNMPerformanceSPI/bin/stopETL.ovpl

  4. Take a backup of perfspi.pm. This file is available at the following location:

    On Windows: %NnmInstallDir%\nonOV\perl\a\lib\5.8.8

    On Linux: /opt/OV/nonOV/perl/a/lib/5.8.8

  5. Apply the QCCR1B109116 hotfix on the NPS system. Contact HP Support to obtain this hotfix.
  6. Upgrade the NNM iSPI Performance for Traffic from 9.10 to 9.20 by using the steps mentioned in HP Network Node Manager iSPI Performance for Traffic Software 9.20 Installation Guide.
  7. Start the ETL processes on the NPS system. To start the ETL processes, run the following command:

    On Windows: %NnmInstallDir%\NNMPerformanceSPI\bin\startETL.ovpl

    On Linux: /opt/OV/NNMPerformanceSPI/bin/startETL.ovpl

On the Leaf Collector:

  1. Open the <Leaf_Data_Dir>/nmsas/traffic-leaf/conf/nms-traffic-leaf.address.properties file.
  2. Set the datagram.pool.size property to the value displayed for Datagram for your environment in Table 4 in Support Matrix.
  3. Set the flowrecord.pool.size property to the value displayed for FlowRecord for your environment in Table 4 in Support Matrix.
  4. Set the topn.flowrecord.pool.size property to the value displayed for TopN Flowrecord for your environment in Table 4 in Support Matrix.
  5. Save the file.
  6. Start the Leaf Collector.

On the Master Collector:

  1. Open the <Master_Data_Dir>/nmsas/traffic-master/conf/nms-traffic-master.address.properties file.
  2. Set the nms.traffic-master.maxflowrecord.inqueue property to the value displayed for Master Queue Size for your environment in Table 4 in Support Matrix.
  3. Save the file.
  4. Start the Master Collector.

Support Matrix

You can find the Support Matrix for this product that lists all software and hardware requirements 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

Known Problems, Limitations, and Workarounds

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

PROBLEM:

When you use Microsoft Internet Explorer, the scrolling feature of the browser may not work occasionally for the views under the Traffic Analysis workspace.

WORKAROUND:

Refresh the browser.

PROBLEM:

When you use Microsoft Internet Explorer, tabs may occasionally disappear from the NNM iSPI Performance for Traffic Configuration console.

WORKAROUND:

Refresh the browser.

PROBLEM:

The Save & New feature does not work when you launch the Configure Traffic Threshold action from the Actions menu in the NNMi console.

WORKAROUND:

Configure new thresholds by using the threshold configuration form in the NNM iSPI Performance for Traffic Configuration Console.

PROBLEM:

Performance panels are not loaded successfully after minimizing and maximizing Analysis panes of the NNM iSPI Performance for Traffic views.

WORKAROUND:

Refresh the performance panel

PROBLEM:

After launching a report directly from the Actions > Traffic Reports menu, if you try to open another report, the following error appears:

Expression parsing error

WORKAROUND:

Clear topology filter selections and open the report again.

PROBLEM:

In a high availability (HA) cluster setup, while configuring the NNM iSPI Performance for Traffic as an add-on product of NNMi, the following error messages appear after you run the nnmhaconfigure.ovpl command:

ERROR: Configuring add-on product TRAFFIC.
ERROR: Registering add-on product TRAFFIC with NNM.

WORKAROUND:

Ignore these errors.

PROBLEM:

A null-pointer exception occurs when you try to configure a Leaf Collector to use a high port value (higher than 10000).

WORKAROUND:

Configure the Leaf Collector to use a different port.

PROBLEM:

When you filter the NNM iSPI Performance for Traffic reports based on the source port, the source port values are displayed as "0" in the report. If you drill down to view further detail from the source port value, NNM iSPI Performance for Traffic displays an empty report.

WORKAROUND:

None. The support for source port based reporting is stopped with the NNM iSPI Performance for Traffic version 9.10.

Documentation Updates

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Acknowledgements

This product includes software developed by the Apache Software Foundation.
(http://www.apache.org)

This product includes software developed by the Indiana University Extreme! Lab.
(http://www.extreme.indiana.edu)

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