HP Performance Manager

for the Microsoft Windows, HP-UX and Solaris operating systems

Release Notes

Software version: 8.00 / December 2007

This document provides an overview of the changes made to HP Performance Manager for the version 8.00 . It contains important information not included in the manuals or in online help.

In This Version
Installation Notes
Documentation Updates
Known Problems, Limitations, and Workarounds
Integration with Other HP Software Products
Co-existence with Other HP Software Products
Support
Legal Notices

Listed below are manufacturing part numbers for HP Performance Manager DVD media for different platforms:

In This Version

This version of Performance Manager provides the following changes in the user interface:

For more information on all the new enhancements and features, refer to the the end-user documentation. For a list of documents, see Related Documentation.

Installation Notes

Installation requirements, as well as instructions for installing HP Performance Manager, are documented in the HP Performance Manager Installation, Migration, and Upgrade Guide, version 8.00 for provided in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. The document file is included on the product's DVD media as:

\paperdocs\PMInstallGuide.pdf

(or)

Click Installation Guide on the Installation home page to view the HP Performance Manager Installation, Migration, and Upgrade Guide, version 8.00.

Documentation Updates

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, go to the following web site:
http://ovweb.external.hp.com/lpe/doc_serv/

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:
http://www.adobe.com

Related Documentation

Listed below are the documentation available for Performance Manager:

Title Location Description
Dynamic Help From the Performance Manager home page, Click Help -> Dynamic Help A context sensitive online help which can be invoked from any screen of the Performance Manager UI
HP Performance Manager Tutorials From the Performance Manager home page, Click Help -> Tutorials Refer to the tutorial for step by step instructions to use HP Performance Manager.
HP Performance Manager Administrator Guide <InstallDir>\paperdocs\PM\C\PMAdminGuide.pdf If you are an administrator, refer to this guide for information about administering, configuring Performance Manger. This document also included troubleshooting tips which you can use to troubleshoot any issues which you might face while using Performance Manager. Also this document includes a version comparison chart which provides a list of the differences between OVPM 6.0 and HP Performance Manager 8.0
License Agreements

/Licenses/THIRDPARTYLICENSEREADME.txt

/LicensesStd.txt

/LicensesEval.txt

  • The “std.txt” file describes the licensing of HP Performance Manager.
  • The “eval.txt” file describes the licensing and support of HP Performance Manager during the 60-day product trial period.
  • Additional files in the /LICENSES directory describe legal agreements from The Apache Software Foundation, Oracle Corporation, and the World Wide Web Consortium covering technologies from those companies that are embedded in Performance Manager. When you install HP Performance Manager, you are agreeing to abide by the conditions in each of these documents.

Known Problems, Limitations, and Workarounds

  1. QXCR1000743584: Performance Manager 8.00 does not work after HPOM for UNIX server uninstallation.

Description: If Performance Manager 8.00 and Operations Manager for UNIX 8 are installed on the same system and if Operations Manager for UNIX is uninstalled using the ovoremove script, Performance Manager 8.00 stops working.

Workaround: To resolve the issue, do the following:

    1. Copy all the contents of the directory /var/opt/OV/shared/server/conf/perf to a temporary location
    2. Uninstall Operations Manager for UNIX using the ovoremove script
    3. Run the following command:
      /opt/OV/lbin/xpl/ovinit.sh -dependencies OvGC -ovrg server
    4. Copy the backed up contents to the location /var/opt/OV/shared/server/conf/perf
  1. QXCR1000421846: Multiple error messages appear when PM fails to retrieve HPOM node list

Description: Multiple error messages appear in the Performance Manager user interface when Performance Manager fails to retrieve the node list from Operations Manager for Windows 8.0.

Workaround: None

  1. QXCR1000452174: After upgrading from PM 6.0, HTML content in graph subtitle appears as plain text

Description: After upgrading from Performance Manager 6.x, any HTML content used in the graph subtitle is not processed and appears as plain text in the graph.

Workaround: Edit the graph using the Design Wizard and remove the HTML content.

  1. QXCR1000742531: The " Next" Button in Data source Selection screen 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.

Integration with Other HP Software Products

The following table provides an overview of integration with other HP Software products:

Product Name Version Number
HP Operations Manager for Windows 8.00
HP Operations Agent 7.x, 8.x
HP Performance Agent 4.x
HP Reporter 3.70, 3.80
HP Interconnect 3.5

For more information on integration with other HP products, see the section "Integrating with Other HP Software Products" in the HP Performance Manager Administration Guide, version 8.00.

Co-existence with Other HP Software Products

HP Performance Manager 8.0 co-exists with the following HP Software products.

Product Name Version Number
HP Operations Manger for Unix 8.x
HP Operations Manager for Windows 8.0
HP Operations Agent 7.x, 8.x
HP GlancePlus Pak (HP Performance Agent and HP GlancePlus) 4.60, 4.70
HP Network Node Manager 7.51
HP Reporter 3.8

Support

You can visit the HP Software Support web site at:
http://www.hp.com/go/hpsoftwaresupport

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

HP Software online 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 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, go to the following URL:
http://h20230.www2.hp.com/new_access_levels.jsp

To register for an HP Passport ID, go to the following URL:
http://h20229.www2.hp.com/passport-registration.html

Legal Notices

© Copyright 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.

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