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HP Brocade BladeSystem 4/12 Release Note

Hp b-series network advisor enterprise, professional plus, and professional 11.1.5 release notes (5697-2464, january 2013).
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HP B-series Network Advisor Enterprise,
Professional Plus, and Professional 1 1.1.5
HP Part Number: 5697-2464
Published: January 2013
Edition: 1

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  • Page 1: Release Notes

    HP B-series Network Advisor Enterprise, Professional Plus, and Professional 1 1.1.5 Release Notes HP Part Number: 5697-2464 Published: January 2013 Edition: 1...

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    © Copyright 201 1–2013 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

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    Version 1 1.1.5 Description HP Network Advisor 1 1.1.5 is a software management platform that provides users with a consistent user interface across FC and FCoE / DCB along with custom views and controls based on the users’ areas of specialization. Network Advisor provides users with the utmost flexibility in deployment and operational models, including traditional SAN deployments (FC) and end-to-end convergence (FCoE, iSCSI and NAS over DCB).

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    Network Advisor brings forward the capabilities found in Data Center Fabric Manager (DCFM) for SAN management with additional features and enhancements: Policy monitor allows users to set up best practices for their network and run a test manually, or on a scheduled basis, to ensure the network conforms to the best practices. Frame monitor provides a monitoring mechanism that allows configuring different thresholds for different types of frames and report events whenever a count for a particular frame type crosses its respective threshold.

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    Table 1 Supported switches and firmware Supported switches and Switch/Director firmware Fabric OS 5.0.x, 5.1.x, HP StorageWorks SAN Switch 4/32 (Brocade 4100) 5.2.x, 5.3.x, 6.0.x, 6.1.x, HP StorageWorks 400 Multiprotocol Router (Brocade 7500) 6.2.x,6.3.x, 6.4.x, 7.0.x HP StorageWorks 4/8, 4/16 SAN Switch (Brocade 200E) HP StorageWorks SAN Switch 4/64 (Brocade 4900) HP StorageWorks SAN Switch 4/32B (Brocade 5000) HP StorageWorks 8/8, 8/24 SAN Switch (Brocade 300)

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    Table 2 Supported switches and firmware (continued) Supported switches and Switch/Director firmware Fabric OS 5.0.x, 5.1.x, HP StorageWorks DC SAN Backbone Director Switch with HP StorageWorks B-series 5.2.x, 5.3.x, 6.0.x, 6.1.x, Multiprotocol Router Blade (FR4- 1 8i) 6.2.x,6.3.x, 6.4.x, 7.0.x HP StorageWorks DC SAN Backbone Director Switch with HP StorageWorks 4/256 SAN Director 48 Port 4Gb Blade (FC10-6) HP StorageWorks DC SAN Backbone Director Switch...

  • Page 7: Supported Operating Systems

    Table 2 Supported switches and firmware (continued) (continued) Supported switches and Switch/Director firmware HP StorageWorks DC SAN Director Switch 10/24 FCoE Blade (Brocade FCOE10- HP StorageWorks 2408 FCoE Converged Network Switch (Brocade 8000) HP StorageWorks 1606 Extension SAN Switch (Brocade 7800) Fabric OS 5.2.x, 5.3.x, Brocade 4Gb SAN Switch for HP c-Class BladeSystem (4024)

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    Table 3 Supported operating systems (continued) Operating system Versions VMware VMware ESX 4.0, ESX 4.1 and vCenter 4.1 with Guest VMs of: Windows Server 2003 Std SP2 (x86 32-bit) Windows Server 2008 Std (x86 32-bit) Windows Server 2008 R2 (x86 64-bit) Data Center, Standard and Enterprise Edition VMware ESX 4.0, ESX 4.1 and vCenter 4.1 with Guest VMs of: RedHat Enterprise Linux 5.5 Adv (x86 32-bit) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1, 1 1 (x86 32-bit)

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    Real-time stats for GE ports. FC ports, E-E Monitors, and TopTalkers Historical stats for FC ports and E-E Monitors Installing Network Advisor This section provides installation instructions for Microsoft Windows and Linux. The Network Advisor Server runs as multiple services on Windows and multiple processes on Linux; they start automatically after installation.

  • Page 10: Important Notes

    If a Network Advisor web server port number was specified (instead of the default 80) when the Network Advisor server was installed, you must specify the port number after the hostname or IP address. In the following examples, 8080 is the web server port number: http:// NetworkAdvisorServerhost1.companyname.com:8080/ http://192.x.y.z:8080/ The required Client Oracle JRE version is 1.6.0_24.

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    Install the Brocade Network Management pack in SCOM 2007 R2. Install the HP-branded HP B-series Network Advisor server and then modify the following line in the file C:\Program Files (x86)\HP B-series SAN Network Advisor 11.1.5 \conf\version.properties as shown: ◦ Modify from: product.HP.displayname=HP B-series SAN Network Advisor ◦...

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    Wrapper log files The rollover of wrapper log files may cause the server running on Linux to crash. If this issue is encountered, the user is required to terminate the dcmsvc process from the task manager and restart the server from the Server Console. Manually assigning hosts to users If a custom AOR (Area of Responsibility) without any hosts included is manually assigned to a defined user, and all hosts are displayed in the topology to that user.

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    Support Saves may take a long time with large databases As databases grow larger from Event, sFlow, and Performance Collector data, the support save operation may take a long time to run. Larger databases promote longer support save operations. Make sure you have a minimum of 20–GB disk space for support save and backup operations. Table 5 Performance Counter calculation formulas Counter Name Type...

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    Table 6 Other countries' counters Counter Name Type Protocol used Source value CRC Errors SNMP .1.3.6.1.3.94.4.5.1.40 Signal Losses SNMP .1.3.6.1.3.94.4.5.1.43 Sync Losses SNMP .1.3.6.1.3.94.4.5.1.44 Link Failures SNMP .1.3.6.1.3.94.4.5.1.39 Sequence Errors SNMP .1.3.6.1.3.94.4.5.1.42 Invalid Transmissions SNMP .1.3.6.1.3.94.4.5.1.41 Rx Link Resets SNMP .1.3.6.1.3.94.4.5.1.33 Tx Link Resets SNMP...

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    Indications delivery depends on SAN Size and SNMP registration The time to deliver the indication varies, based on Network Advisor SAN size selected during installation. If a large SAN size is selected, indication delivery time is longer. Provider classes may take more time to update the fabric changes if the switches managed in Network Advisor are not SNMP registered.

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    slptool commands Use the following slptool commands to verify whether the SLP is operating properly: slptool findsrvs service:service-agent Use this command to verify that the Management application SMI Agent SLP service is properly running as a Service Agent (SA). Example output: service:service-agent://127.0.0.1,65535.

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    Enter # Management_Application/cimom/bin/slptool findsrvs service:service-agent and press Enter to verify the SLP service is running as a Service Agent (SA). Enter # < Management_Application >/cimom/bin/slptool findsrvs service:wbem and press Enter to verify the SLP service is advertising its WBEM services. Select one of the following options to verify the SLP service is advertising the WBEM SLP template over its configured client protocol adapters.

  • Page 18: Documentation Updates

    Enumeration issue with HP StorageWorks 2408 FCoE Converged Network Switch running on Fabric OS 6.3.x or lower When Network Advisor manages an HP StorageWorks 2408 FCoE Converged Network Switch running Fabric OS 6.3.x or earlier, connected to an FDMI enabled CNA, enumeration instance fails for the following classes: Brocade_EthernetPortLANEndPoint Brocade_EthernetAdminDomainHostedLanEndPoint...

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    Table 7 HP Network Advisor 1 1.1.0 closed defects (continued) Closed fixes summary Solution Remote VE_Port WWN is shown as missing and with a red icon under end Fixed in HP Network Advisor 1 1.1.0. devices. Fault Management – “VFID” is shown as “Chassis” for “Switch name change Fixed in HP Network Advisor 1 1.1.0.

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    Table 7 HP Network Advisor 1 1.1.0 closed defects (continued) Closed fixes summary Solution Newer master log events are deleted when the master log reaches the Fixed in HP Network Advisor 1 1.1.0. maximum limit (5000). DCFM patch upgrades is not applied if services are running; there are no Fixed in HP Network Advisor 1 1.1.0.

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    Table 8 HP Network Advisor 1 1.1.1 closed defects (continued) Closed fixes summary Solution A boot image update fails with an error message for windows and VMware Fixed in HP Network Advisor 1 1.1.1 ESX hosts. Installation hangs at ‘Initialize Database' when a non-default database port Fixed in HP Network Advisor 1 1.1.1 number is provided in the Server Configuration page of the Configuration Wizard.

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    Table 8 HP Network Advisor 1 1.1.1 closed defects (continued) Closed fixes summary Solution Network Advisor will attempt to backup EOS fabrics when ‘backup all Fixed in HP Network Advisor 1 1.1.1 fabrics’ is checked. Moving ICL ports to another logical switch reports an operation not Fixed in HP Network Advisor 1 1.1.1 supported message when the unbind option is selected, and the error message The indicated partition does not support this...

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    Table 10 HP Network Advisor 1 1.1.3 closed defects (continued) Closed fixes summary Solution Brocade_switchfcport.operationalstatus property is incorrectly populated as ERROR for copper ports with No_Sync state. Migration from DCFM to any version of Network Advisor prior to 1 1.1.3 Fixed in HP Network Advisor 1 1.1.3.

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    Table 12 HP Network Advisor 1 1.1.5 closed defects (continued) Closed fixes summary Solution Unable to launch the Discovery Dialog in a single monitor when previously Fixed in Network Advisor 1 1.1.5. launched in a dual monitor setup. The HP-branded SCOM package cannot be installed. Fixed in Network Advisor 1 1.1.5.

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