HP Operations Manager Dependency Mapping Automation

for Windows® operating systems

Release Notes

Software version: 8.10 / 4 July 2008

This document provides an overview of the HP Operations Manager Dependency Mapping Automation (HPOM DMA) 8.10 release. It contains important information not included in the manuals or in the online help.

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

In This Version

HP Operations Manager Dependency Mapping Automation enables IT Operations teams to align their activities more fully with the business services that the IT infrastructure supports. By providing automated dependency mapping and configuration consistency in environments with multiple Operations Manager servers, HPOM DMA optimizes the ability of IT organizations to support their businesses and enables enhanced productivity and efficiency within the Operations teams.

New features in the 8.10 release include:

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 web site:

http://h20230.www2.hp.com/selfsolve/manuals/

NOTE: You require an HP Passport account to access this information.

To register for an HP Passport ID, go to the web site:

http://h20229.www2.hp.com/passport-registration.html

Installation Notes

Version Support

HP Operations Manager Dependency Mapping Automation is supported with HP Operations Manager for Windows 8.10.

HPOM DMA requires UCMDB or BAC version 7.00 or 7.50.

For more detailed technical or ordering information, please go to www.hp.com/go/software or contact your HP Software Sales organization.

Installation requirements, as well as instructions for installing HP Operations Manager Dependency Mapping Automation, are documented in the Installation Guide for HP Operations Manager Dependency Mapping Automation provided in Adobe Acrobat (*.pdf) format. The latest version of this document is available from the web site:

http://h20230.www2.hp.com/selfsolve/manuals

NOTE: You require an HP Passport account to access this information.

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 web site:

http://www.adobe.com

Software and Hardware Requirements

These requirements are listed in the Installation and User's Guide for HP Operations Manager Dependency Mapping Automation. Before installing HP Operations Manager Dependency Mapping Automation, make sure that your system meets these minimum requirements.

Known Problems, Limitations, and Workarounds

Co-existence Considerations

Windows HTTPS Agent and UCMDB Running on the Same System (QXCR1000810075)

The Operations Manager HTTPS Agent for Windows is assigned free ports at random during start up. This may conflict with the ports required by a UCMDB or BAC installation located on the same Windows System.

Solution

Start up the UCMDB or BAC appication before starting up the HTTPS Agent on the Windows System.

Installation and Deinstallation

HPOM DMA Product Installer and Temporary Directory Space

The HPOM DMA product installer requires free space in a temporary directory on the host system.

If the product installer cannot complete the installation due to insufficient space in the temp directory then use the following environment variables to point the temp directory to another directory with more space available and retry the installation:

On Windows systems, the temporary directory is defined as %TEMP%.

Installing IIS after the .NET Framework on Windows HPOM DMA Systems

HPOM DMA uses ASP.NET to connect to the Operations Manager for Windows server. If you install the .NET framework on a system that already has IIS installed, IIS is automatically configured to handle ASP.NET requests.

However, if you install IIS after the .NET framework, you must manually register ASP.NET with IIS by executing the following command in a Command Prompt window:

%SystemRoot%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\aspnet_regiis -i

Port 8081 Already Assigned but is Ignored by the Installer (QXCR1000800822)

After installation, the HPOM DMA console cannot be opened in a web browser. The Tomcat log file in <DataDir>/log/tomcat/ovtomcatb.out indicates that there is a port conflict on port 8081.

Solution

Complete one of the following options:

Upgrade

In-place Upgrade from HPOM for Windows 8.00 with HPOM Dependency Mapping Automation 8.00 Fails (QXCR1000822610)

An in-place upgrade from HPOM for Windows 8.00 with HPOM DMA 8.00 rolls back.

Solution

Before you start the in-place upgrade, open a command prompt, and type the following commands:

ovc -kill
ovcreg -del dmasync
ovcreg -del dmamsg
ovc -start

You can then start the in-place upgrade to HPOM for Windows 8.10 followed by the in-place upgrade to HPOM DMA 8.10.

Runtime

HPOM DMA Service Synchronization Fails

If you receive an error similar to that in the following example during service synchronization, it is possible that you have specified a user in the Connection page of the HPOM DMA console that has insufficient rights on the HPOM for Windows management server:

SOAP Fault: The service cannot comply with the request due to internal processing errors: Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 E_ACCESSDENIED))

Solution

Check the HP-OVE-Administrators group on the system where the HPOM for Windows management server is installed to find out which users are HPOM for Windows administrators:

My Computer → Manage → Local Users and Groups → Groups → HP-OVE-ADMINS → Properties

Use one of these user to synchronize HPOM for Windows using HPOM DMA. This user must be specified in the Connection page of the HPOM DMA console.

NOTE: In HPOM for Windows version 8.10, the local administrator account is no longer automatically added to the HP-OVE-Administrators group.

Cannot Stop OvTomcatB Using Windows Services (QXCR1000757038)

This affects Windows installations only.

When trying to stop OV Tomcat using the Service Control Panel applet, the service cannot be stopped as ovc restarts it automatically.

Solution

Stop OV Tomcat using the command:

ovc -stop ovtomcatB

Multibyte Characters Cannot be Stored in the Database

BAC and UCMDB, versions 7.00 and 7.50 cannot store multibyte characters in the UCMDB database. Synchronization of localized data is not currently supported.

Solution

This is a limitation that is currently being addressed. Support of synchronization of localized data will be available in an update of BAC and UCMDB.


Integration with Other HP Software Solutions

HP Operations Manager Dependency Mapping Automation is supported with HP Operations Manager for Windows 8.10.

HPOM DMA requires UCMDB or BAC version 7.00 or 7.50.

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 web site:
http://h20230.www2.hp.com/new_access_levels.jsp

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

Legal Notices

©Copyright 2007-2009 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

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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, refer to the documents located in the directory on the product installation media:

<drive>:\license

These documents are also available after installation under <InstallDir>/license_agreements on the HPOM DMA host system.

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

This product includes software developed by the Jaxen Project (http://jaxen.org/).

This product includes software developed by the JDOM Project (http://www.jdom.org/).

This product includes software developed by the OpenSymphony Group (http://www.opensymphony.com/).

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