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Release Notes for the Cisco BBSM 5.1 WEBpatch Enhancement Patch
These release notes describe the Cisco Building Broadband Service Manager (BBSM) 5.1 WEBpatch Enhancement Patch, also known as MSFix1. The purpose of this patch is to update the functionality of the BBSM WEBpatch utility by using File Transfer Protocol (FTP) instead of Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) to transfer files. MSFix1 enables the BBSM WEBpatch utility to transfer large files significantly faster than before.
After MSFix1 has been installed, the Remove Patch button on the BBSM WEBpatch Patches web page is no longer visible. This is to prevent the removal of BBSM service packs or patches that might cause instability in some BBSM servers. See the Resolved Caveats section below.
Note The most current Cisco documentation for released products is available at this link: http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/aggr/bbsm/index.htm. These online documents might contain updates and modifications made after the hardcopy documents were printed.
These problems were resolved with MSFix1:
The removal of certain BBSM service packs and patches have caused instability in some BBSM servers. This problem has been resolved by removing the WEBpatch uninstall feature.
When you use the BBSM WEBpatch utility, large file transfers no longer take an excessive amount of time.
BBSM service packs and patches can be installed directly (locally) onto any BBSM server with Internet access. Alternatively, BBSM service packs and patches can also be installed onto multiple BBSM servers from another computer in a remote location.
Caution BBSM Service Pack 3 (SP3) must be installed onto the BBSM server before you install MSFix1. You must install MSFix1 before you install the MS SQL security patches, MSFix2 and MSFix3.
Follow this procedure to install MSFix1.exe onto your BBSM server(s):
Step 1 From your MS Internet Explorer (IE) browser, go to the Software Download Center for Cisco Building Broadband Service Manager 5.1 at this link: http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/tablebuild.pl/bbsm51.
Step 2 Download MSFix1.exe to a temporary location on your computer.
•For a local BBSM installation, go to Step 5.
•For a remote BBSM installation, continue with Step 3.
Step 3 In the IE browser Address field, type http://<ext_NIC_addr>:9488/www, where <ext_NIC_addr> is the external NIC address of the remote BBSM server.
For example, type http://999.99.999.99:9488/www, and press Enter.
Step 4 Log on with your username and password. Do not enter any information in the Domain field. The remote BBSM Dashboard appears.
Note You must have administrator privileges to log on.
Step 5 From the BBSM Dashboard, use the WEBpatch utility to install this patch.
Note See the Cisco Building Broadband Service Manager Software Configuration Guide for instructions on installing and transferring BBSM service packs and patches. After you install each service pack or patch, you must wait several minutes for the BBSM server to reboot.
The following documents provide additional information:
•The Cisco Building Broadband Service Manager Software Configuration Guide provides instructions for configuring BBSM software.
•The Cisco Building Broadband Service Manager Hardware Assembly Guide provides instructions for connecting your BBSM Server.
•The Cisco Building Broadband Service Manager Quick Start Card/CD Sleeve provides information on how to access documentation on the BBSM v5.1 CD for installing and configuring BBSM.
•The Cisco Building Broadband Service Manager and Director Installation Guide provides instructions (if your system is customer-installed) for installing BBSM software.
•The Requires Immediate Attention Card for Cisco BBSM Server provides instructions for changing passwords and accessing documentation on the BBSM v5.1 CD.
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•Priority level 2 (P2)—Your production network is severely degraded, affecting significant aspects of business operations. No workaround is available.
•Priority level 1 (P1)—Your production network is down, and a critical impact to business operations will occur if service is not restored quickly. No workaround is available.
Which Cisco TAC resource you choose is based on the priority of the problem and the conditions of service contracts, when applicable.
Cisco TAC Web Site
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If you cannot resolve your technical issues by using the Cisco TAC Web Site, and you are a Cisco.com registered, you can open a case online by using the TAC Case Open tool at the following URL:
If you have Internet access, it is recommended that you open P3 and P4 cases through the Cisco TAC Web Site.
Cisco TAC Escalation Center
The Cisco TAC Escalation Center addresses issues that are classified as priority level 1 or priority level 2; these classifications are assigned when severe network degradation significantly impacts business operations. When you contact the TAC Escalation Center with a P1 or P2 problem, a Cisco TAC engineer will automatically open a case.
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