HP Operations Smart Plug-in for Microsoft Active Directory

for HP Operations Manager for Windows

Release Notes

Software version: 6.10 / October 2008

This document provides an overview of the changes made to HP Operations Smart Plug-in for Microsoft Active Directory for the 6.10 release. It contains important information not included in the manuals or in online help.

In This Version
Documentation Updates
Software and Hardware Requirements
Installation Notes
Known Problems, Limitations, and Workarounds
Enhancements and Fixes
Support
Legal Notices

In This Version

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://h20230.www2.hp.com/selfsolve/documents

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/

Installation Notes

Installation requirements, as well as instructions for the Microsoft Active Directory SPI, are documented in the Configuration Guide for HP Operations Smart Plug-in for Microsoft Active Directory provided in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. The document file (ActiveDirectory_Config.pdf) is included on the DVD in the Documentation folder.

You must deploy the WINOSSPI_MSWINSys_AutoDiscovery policy—a Windows OS SPI policy—on the node before deploying the ADSPI_Discovery policy. If the policy autodeployment setting is enabled, you must deploy the WINOSSPI_MSWINSys_AutoDiscovery policy before you begin the installation or upgrade of the Microsoft Active Directory SPI.

Upgrade note: After you upgrade the Microsoft Active Directory SPI from an older version, all nodes must be managed by the latest version of the SPI. Different Active Directory nodes cannot be managed by different versions of the Microsoft Active Directory SPI.

Upgrading the agent: If you want to upgrade the DCE agent on an existing node to an HTTPS agent, you must apply the necessary hotfix on the node. To obtain the hotfix necessary for DCE-to-HTTPS agent migration, contact HP Software Support. You can go to the HP Software Support web site and submit a support case to obtain the hotfix.

Post-uninstall note: After you uninstall Active Directory programs, you will need to manually delete the SPI for Active Directory policies from the HPOM console.

Software and Hardware Requirements

For the latest product support matrix, go to:
http://h20230.www2.hp.com/sc/support_matrices.jsp. This site requires that you register as an HP Passport user and sign in, to do so follow the links in the Support section below.

Before installing the Microsoft Active Directory SPI, make sure that your system meets the following minimum requirements:

Enhances and Fixes

  1. QXCR1000852160 : Reports appear without data

  2. QXCR1000845338 : Operations Topology Viewer is not localized in Japanese

  3. QXCR1000833194 : The ADSPI-FSMO_RoleMvmt policy fails

Known Problems, Limitations, and Workarounds

Automatic discovery on HTTPS-managed nodes

Automatic discovery does not work on all the managed nodes with HTTPS agents. As a result, the Microsoft Active Directory SPI does not update the service map on the management server.

Workaround

Re-deploy one of the following policy depending on the type of node:

SPI for Active Directory > en > Windows Server 2003/2000 > Auto-Deploy > Discovery> Basic Discovery > ADSPI_Discovery.

or,

SPI for Active Directory > en > Windows Server 2008> Auto-Deploy > Discovery> Basic Discovery > ADSPI_Discovery.

Windows 2008 nodes in the map view

The map view in the HPOM console does not reflect the states of the messages from Windows 2008 nodes.

Workaround

None.

Windows Event Log Policies

Windows Event Log policies may not work if the managed Domain Controller is hosted on a virtual machine running on VMware.

Workaround

None.

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://www.hp.com/managementsoftware/access_level

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

Legal Notices

ęCopyright 2008 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.

For information about third-party license agreements, see the spi-thirdparty-license-agreements\xerces directory on the product installation DVD-ROM.

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