This document provides an overview of the supported devices for HP Network Node Manager i series Smart Plug-in for MPLS, 8.11 (iSPI for MPLS, 8.11). The information provided here is similar to NNMi support matrix with additional iSPI for MPLS specific information. This release of the iSPI for MPLS, 8.11 is a patch release.
The NNMi 8.10 is required for the installation of the iSPI for MPLS, 8.1x. The iSPI for MPLS, version 8.10 is supported with NNMi, version 8.10. Ensure to install the NNMi and iSPI for MPLS in the same management server.
This document is intended to augment the Release Notes. Both the Support Matrix ( MPLS_supportmatrix_en.html )and the Release Notes ( MPLS_relnotes_en.html ) are located at the root directory of the installation media.
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Hardware and Software Requirements
Managed Environment Size and System Requirement
Virtual Memory/Swap Space
Internationalization and Localization Support
Supported Network Devices
Pre-installation requirements, as well as instructions for installing the iSPI for MPLS, are documented in the installation guide provided in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. The document file is included on the product's installation media as: MPLS_install_guide_en.pdf.
Before installing the iSPI for MPLS, make sure that your system meets the following minimum requirements:
Below are the three tiers of managed network environments and the hardware required by the iSPI for MPLS for supporting these environments. Managed environment bigger than the large tier is not supported without additional HP approval. To tune Java heap size, see the Tuning the jboss Memory.
Managed Environment Size MPLS Minimum System Requirements Approximate managed
discovered TE Tunnels
discovered PseudoWire VC
Preferred NNMi Scale* Number of
Java heap size
(See the Tuning the jboss Memory)
Database Small Up to 2K Up to 500 Up to 500 Low Up to 10 Default value
Oracle or Postgress Medium Up to 8K 500 -1000 500 -1000 Low or Medium Up to 10 Default value
+ 1 GB
Oracle or Postgress Large 8K-20K Up to 2K Plus Up to 2K Plus Medium or Large Up to 20 Default value + 2GB
Oracle or Postgress
Use Solaris for Oracle database
Note: Physical RAM should be twice that of the combined Xmx values of NNMi and the available iSPIs ( iSPI for MPLS, iSPI for IP Telephony and iSPI for IP Multicast).
* For more information on NNMi Scale, see NNMi Support Matrix
To change the jboss Maximum Java Heap Size (‑Xmx) or other Java Virtual Machine parameters, follow these steps:
1. Stop the iSPI for MPLS process by the following command: ovstop –c mplsjboss
2. Edit the nms-mpls.jvm.properties file:
Windows: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\HP\HP BTO Software\shared\mpls\conf\nms-mpls.jvm.properties
3.Update the Maximum Java Heap Size to the required value. For example, a snippet of the nms-mpls.jvm.properties file appears as:
# JVM Memory parameters
# ‑Xms: Initial Java Heap Size
# ‑Xmx: Maximum Java Heap Size
4. Start the iSPI for MPLS processes by the following command: ovstart –c mplsjboss
For more information, see the NNMi Support Matrix.
/sbin/sysctl –w kernel.shmmax=300000000
To make this change permanent (after a reboot), edit the /etc/sysctl.conf file and add the following entry:
kernel.shmmax = 300000000
swapinfocommand on HP-UX, the
swapcommand on Solaris, the
cat /proc/meminfo | grep Swapcommand on Linux, or System Properties on Windows.
mkswapcommand on Linux, or System Properties on Windows.
The iSPI for MPLS can run on certain high availability systems with additional configuration. See the NNMi Deployment Guide on how to install and configure the iSPI for MPLS on high availability systems. The following configurations are supported on Operating Systems:
The database(embedded or Oracle)selection for the iSPI for MPLS should be same as NNMi. The Oracle database instance must be different from NNMi database instance. See the iSPI for MPLS Installation Guide for more information.
The iSPI for MPLS can be installed on a system configured for non-English language. The iSPI for MPLS is not localized, therefore, iSPI for MPLS specific strings appear in English. However, the NNMi specific views and strings appear in the local language. For supported languages by NNMi, see NNMi Support Matrix, 8.10.
The iSPI for MPLS supports the following router OS configured with PE and TE Tunnel head routers:
For the latest updates to the NNMi devices, see NNMi Support Matrix, 8.10.
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