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Field Notice: FN - 63595 - Prime Infrastructure Release 1.2 - NCS Releases 1.0/1.1/1.1MR - Data Migration and Upgrade Requirement

Revised December 9, 2013
December 06, 2012


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Revision History

Revision Date Comment
1.1
9-DEC-2013
Revised information in all sections
1.0
06-DEC-2012
Initial Public Release

Products Affected

Products Affected Comments
NETWORK CONTROL SYSTEM - 1.0
Impacts customers who upgrade or migrate data from NCS to Prime Infrastructure Release 1.2.0
NETWORK CONTROL SYSTEM - 1.1
Impacts customers who upgrade or migrate data from NCS to Prime Infrastructure Release 1.2.0
NETWORK CONTROL SYSTEM - 1.1 MR
Impacts customers who upgrade or migrate data from NCS to Prime Infrastructure Release 1.2.0
PRIME INFRASTRUCTURE - 1.2.0
Impacts customers who perform backup and restore operations on Prime Infrastructure Release 1.2.0
PRIME INFRASTRUCTURE - 1.2.1.12
Impacts customers who upgraded to Prime Infrastructure Release 1.2.1.12

Problem Description

Customers who upgrade to Prime Infrastructure Release 1.2.0 might experience issues with application usage, the login process, and partial upgrades. These issues result in downtime and slow recovery. Impacted customers are not able to migrate data from Network Control System (NCS) reliably.

Customers who install a new release of Prime Infrastructure Release 1.2.0, without NCS data migration, might see issues with backup and restore operations.

Updated Information for Customers who Upgraded to Release 1.2.1.12

Customers who currently use Prime Infrastructure Release 1.2.1.12 are advised to migrate to Prime Infrastructure Release 1.3, and apply all latest patches.

These known defects in Prime Infrastructure Release 1.2.1.12 are fixed in Prime Infrastructure Release 1.3:


These defects impact the overall stability and usability of Prime Infrastructure. New customers who want to download Prime Infrastructure Release 1.2 will automatically be shown the Prime Infrastructure Release 1.3 download link on Cisco.com.

Background

Initial Background Information

These issues impact customers who:

  • Upgrade or migrate data from NCS Release 1.0, 1.1, or 1.1MR to Prime Infrastructure Release 1.2.0.
  • Perform backup and restore operations on Prime Infrastructure Release 1.2.0.

Updated Background Information for Customers who Upgraded to Prime Infrastructure Release 1.2.1.12

These issues might be encountered after you upgrade to Prime Infrastructure Release 1.2.1.12:

Problem Symptoms

Initial Problem Description

Affected Operations

The affected operations include:

  • Backup and restore
  • Upgrade

The issues addressed are:

  • Unavailable database indexes and constraint
  • Terminal Access Controller Access Control System (TACACS) data integrity
  • Unavailable archive logs
  • System startup during the restore operation
  • Locked database user account
  • Documentation updates

Affected Function

The license function is affected.

The issues addressed are:

  • Popup windows
  • Evaluation license not disabled in the presence of a permanent license

Affected Area

High availability (HA) is affected.

The issue addressed is failback when the primary system is replaced.

Updated Problem Description for Customers who Upgraded to Prime Infrastructure Release 1.2.1.12

  • Prime Infrastructure occasionally loses licensing
  • Prime Infrastructure Release 1.2 monitoring fails with Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Version 3
  • HA fails during the post-HA registration step
  • Client and users user interface (UI) detail page throws duplicate widget with ID
  • Restore failures due to lack of disk space
  • NCS does not start - hm logs have "No more data to read from socket"

Workaround/Solution

Initial Workaround/Solution

For customers who plan to upgrade to Prime Infrastructure Release 1.2.0, Cisco recommends not to migrate NCS data or perform the backup and restore operations until Prime Infrastructure Release 1.2.1 is available.

For customers who already have Prime Infrastructure Release 1.2.0 installed, Cisco recommends to apply the new Prime Infrastructure point patch when it is released to their current system.

Once Prime Infrastructure server is at Release 1.2.1, customers can begin NCS data migration and normal backup and restore operations.

If upgrade issues are encountered before Prime Infrastructure Release 1.2.1 is available, contact the Cisco Technical Assistace Center and open a service request.

Prime Infrastructure Release 1.2.1 will include three deliverables to address various customer scenarios:

  • Point patches (NCS Release 1.0/1.1/1.1 MR1, Prime Infrastructure Release 1.2.0)
  • Prime Infrastructure Release 1.2.1 upgrade image (application bundle)
  • Prime Infrastructure Release 1.2.1 new image ISO and OVA

Updated Workaround/Solution for Customers who Upgraded to Prime Infrastructure Release 1.2.1.12

Release 1.3 with Update 4 provides the latest software for Release 1.3 or you can make the migration to Release 2.0.

Cisco strongly encourages customers who are moving to Prime Infrastructure Release 1.3 Update 4 or, with Software Application Support plus Upgrades (SASU), to move to Prime Infrastructure Release 2.0 free of charge. If Prime Infrastructure Release 1.2.1 is still desired, contact your Cisco Sales Representative in order to access the download.

Prime Infrastructure Release 1.3 Availability

Prime Infrastructure Release 1.3 is available on Cisco.com for download.

Download Path

Click the Downloads Home link and follow this path in order to access the download: Downloads Home > Products > Network Management and Automation > Routing and Switching Management > Network Management Solutions > Cisco Prime Infrastructure

For More Information

For more information about Cisco Prime Infrastructure, visit Cisco Prime Infrastructure or send an email to ask-prime-infrastructure@cisco.com.

DDTS

To follow the bug ID link below and see detailed bug information, you must be a registered customer and you must be logged in.

DDTS Description
CSCud25762 ( registered customers only)
Restore fail - Usr Constraints, Tbl Space & Users not match
CSCub35534 ( registered customers only)
Restore fails with RMAN exception (RMAN-00571) due missing log files
CSCuc27362 ( registered customers only)
Backups fail due to ORA-19809
CSCud10996 ( registered customers only)
Customer restore is failing with missing archived logs
CSCuc44786 ( registered customers only)
NCS backups fail with an RMAN-00554 error
CSCud08085 ( registered customers only)
Restore 1.1.1.24 DB (9GB) onto 1.1.1.24 failed
CSCuc03586 ( registered customers only)
NCS 1.2 FCS Build - Licensing - Popup error coming for Assurance license
CSCud16028 ( registered customers only)
Upgraded system is giving assurance license pop up
CSCub23603 ( registered customers only)
NCS1.2: License warning pop up is thrown when we have valid license
CSCuc66095 ( registered customers only)
High availability not able to failback to a replaced primary system
CSCuc27339 ( registered customers only)
Duplicate Tablespaces are created on primary NCS servers
CSCue04596 ( registered customers only)
Prime Infrastructure occasionally loses licensing
CSCud15988 ( registered customers only)
Number Format Exception launching Controller Detail Page (Classic View)
CSCud61799 ( registered customers only)
Prime Infrastructure 1.2 Monitoring fails with SNMP v3
CSCud21253 ( registered customers only)
High availability fails during the post HA registration step
CSCud02904 ( registered customers only)
Client and Users UI detail page throws duplicate widget with id
CSCue14315 ( registered customers only)
Restore failures due to lack of disk space
CSCud49309 ( registered customers only)
NCS does not start - hm logs have "No more data to read from socket"

For More Information

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