HP Operations Smart Plug-in for UNIX Operating Systems

for HP Operations Manager for Windows

Release Notes

Software version: 4.10 / December 2007

This document provides an overview of the changes made to HP Operations Smart Plug-in for UNIX Operating Systems (OSSPI) software version 4.10. It contains important information not included in the manuals or in online help.

In This Version
Documentation Updates
Installation Notes
Enhancements and Fixes
Known Problems, Limitations, and Workarounds
Documentation Errata
Integration with Other HP Software Solutions
Support
Legal Notices

In This Version

This release of the OSSPI supports only HP Operations Manager for Windows versions 7.50 and 8.00. Earlier versions of HP Operations are not supported.

New Product Names

HP OpenView is now HP Operations Manager, OVO for Windows is HPOM for Windows, and HP OpenView Smart Plug-ins are now HP Operations Smart Plug-ins.

NOTE: Due to these product name changes there may be situations where the product name in the documentation temporarily differs from the name you see on the software, or where the latest Smart Plug-in online help product names conflict with the earlier OVO for Windows product name.

New Features

The new features added in this release are as follows:

New policy

OSSPI-SOL-smfmon

Changed policies

Obsolete policies

New tool

Version verify – Helps track the different versions of instrumentation files, that are modified due to various hot fixes and patches applied on the managed node.The Version Verify tool helps check for missing configuration files on a managed node.

Documentation Updates

The first page of this document contains the following identifying information:

To check for recent updates or to verify that you are using the most recent edition, go to the following web site:
HP Product Manuals

NOTE: To view files in PDF format (*.pdf), Adobe Acrobat Reader must be installed on your system. To download Adobe Acrobat Reader, go to the following web site:
Adobe

Installation Notes

Installation requirements, as well as instructions for installing the OSSPI are documented in the following guides:

Upgrade information

The OSSPI versions supported for upgrade or migration are as follows:

Policies affected during Side-by-Side Migration or In-place Upgrade

During a side-by-side migration or an in-place upgrade:

Services updated after Side-by-Side Migration or In-place Upgrade

The service instances discovered by the OSSPI are removed from the management server during a side-by-side migration or an in-place upgrade. After the service discovery process runs on the UNIX and Linux managed nodes, the new service instances are created automatically based on the new OSSPI service model.

If autodeployment is disabled on the management server, you must deploy the following on existing UNIX and Linux managed nodes after the migration or upgrade is complete. This updates the service model of the managed nodes:

To enable or disable autodeployment, set the following registry value to 0 or 1 respectively.
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Hewlett-Packard\OVEnterprise\Management Server\AutoDeployment\Disable

Enhancements and Fixes

To display details about each software enhancement or fix, click the reference number link to go to the HP Online 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:

http://www.hp.com/go/hpsoftwaresupport

Fixes

Known Problems, Limitations, and Workarounds

Sun Cluster policies are not autodeployed
PROBLEM: Except for the OSSPI-SunClusterDiscovery autodiscovery policy, the other Sun Cluster policies are not automatically deployed.
FIX: You can manually deploy the policies.

NAFO group removal from the Sun Cluster setup stops alerts
PROBLEM: If you remove the NAFO group from the Sun Cluster setup and then re-create it, alerts from the NAFO group are not received.
FIX: You can re-run discovery to start receiving alerts from theNAFO group.

In case of exact pattern matching on Solaris, the monitoring for sendmail process fails
PROBLEM: The file procmon.cfg has an entry sendmail. In case of exact pattern matching, whenever the process list include sendmail: as a process, the pattern matching will fail.
FIX:

You must create the following entry in procmon_local.cfg:[mail]
@severity=warning
sendmail: * 1-
@start=/etc/init.d/sendmail stop; /etc/init.d/sendmail start

Documentation Errata

There are no errors in the UNIX OSSPI documentation currently.

Verified Environments

Integration with Other HP Software Solutions

Supported HP Performance Agent Tools:

OS Coda MW GP NP
AIX
X
X
X
X
HP-UX
X
X
X
X
Linux
X
X
X
X
Solaris
X
X
X
X
Tru64 UNIX
X
X
 
X

Supported versions of HP Performance Agent (MWA) and GP:

Operating System
HP Performance Agent and GP version
AIX
C.03.80.00 and later
HP-UX
C.03.70.00 and later
Linux
C.04.00.00 and later
Solaris
C.03.75.00 and later
Tru64 UNIX
(GP not available)
C.03.60.00 and later

Support

You can visit the HP Software Support web site:
Support

This web site provides contact information and details about the products, services, and support that HP offers.

HP Software online support provides an efficient way to access interactive technical support tools. As a valued support customer, you can benefit by being able to do the following:

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 and HP Passport, go to the following URL:
HP Passport Access Levels

Legal Notices

ęCopyright 2007 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.